New Arrivals 9th to 15th of May 2014
Beer (L.), Lemmer (E.) & Oliphant (A.W.) comps.
256 pp., paperback,
A collection of critical essays dedicated to Henriette Roos in honour of her contribution to Afrikaans literature.
"Narrative and figurative strategies in van Wyk Louw's conception of a national Afrikaans literature" by Andries Walter Oliphant
"Interne en eksterne outeursintensies in die roman 'Agaat' van Marlene van Niekerk" by H.P.van Coller
"Die prosa van Johann de Lange: die versplintering van die 'ek'" by Joan Hambidge
"'Nog eenmaal wil ek in die skemeraand' - enkele kanttekeninge by die geboorte van 'n gedig" by J.C.Kannemeyer
Text in English and Afrikaans.
Bell-Roberts (B.) & Jamal (A.)
100 GOOD IDEAS,
celebrating 20 years of democracy
415 pp., colour illus., paperback,
A celebration of South African creativity. The 100 good ideas presented in this book include the South African flag, the South African constitution, Desmond Tutu, Trevor Manuel and the National Planning Commission, Right2Know, Chimurenga, Zackie Achmat, Trevor Noah, Encounters Film Festival, Lara Foot Newton, Jazzart Dance Theatre, Pieter Dirk-Uys, David Kramer, Taliep Petersen, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Koos Kombuis, Brenda Fassie, JM Coetzee, Kaapse Klopse and Afrikaburn.
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus.
I KNOW THAT!,
25 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback,
In this children's story Gaps, the Nguni calf, introduces his friend, the youngest Cattle Egret, to the library.
Other books in this series include "The Cool Nguni", "Three Friends in a Taxi", "The Long Trousers", "The Missing Ball", and "Mealies & Beans".
Clarke (N.A.) & Currey (J.) eds.
tributes and reflections
340 pp., paperback,
A collection of forty-nine tributes to the writing and legacy of Nigerian novelist, poet, academic and critic Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). Contributors include Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Njabulo Ndebele, Kole Omotoso, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bernth Lindfors, Ali A.Mazrui and Véronique Tadjo.
James Currey worked from 1967 with Chinua Achebe on the first one hundred titles in the Heinemann African Writers Series. In 1985 he and Clare Currey founded James Currey Publishers.
Ghanaian-born publisher Nana Ayebia Clarke was Submissions Editor of the Heinemann African Writers Series for twelve years until 2002. In 2003 she started Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited together with her husband.
A TIME TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO OUR NEXT TEN YEARS,
252 pp., paperback,
Scenario planner Frans Cronje identifies key trends that he believes will shape South Africa's long-term economic and political prospects.
Frans Cronje is the CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations
psychoanalysis and social formation
242 pp., paperback,
First published in the UK in 2013.
Derek Hook makes use of psychoanalytic and social theory to analyse the psychic life of power in (post)apartheid South Africa: an awareness of how social structure and psychical or affective forces jointly produce material reality.
"The task that Hook accomplishes so impressively in this book [is] to make us look again at apartheid and to look at how it still grips us now as something social, historical, political, and as something psychological, subjective, personal. The book charts a new course for the way we might now grasp '(post)apartheid conditions'" Professor Ian Parker, University of Leicester
"This book is yet another superb and scholarly contribution that consolidates Hook's growing reputation as an international leader in the field of psychosocial studies, and it provides an exemplary case of how one might go about mapping the complex interaction of power, subjectivity and social change in a grounded historical context." Professor Cathy Campbell, London School of Economics
Derek Hook is a Reader in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and an Extraordinary Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria. He is the author of "Foucault, Psychology and the Analytics of Power" and "A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial". He is a research fellow of the Independent Social Research Foundation and a lead researcher in the Apartheid Archive Project.
AN OUTLINE OF THE NEW AFRICAN MOVEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA,
404 pp., paperback,
An intellectual history of the New African Movement: writers, political and religious leaders, artists, teachers, scientists who called themselves New Africans, to distinguish themselves from the Old Africans since they were engaged with creating a new African modernity rather than finding consolation in the old ways of traditional societies. Major figures in the movement included S.E.K. Mqhayi, Clement Martyn Doke, H.I.E.Dhlomo, Nadine Gordimer, Jordan Mgubane, Ezekiel Mhpahlele and R.V.Selope, Pixley ka Isaka Seme and Sol Plaatje.
Ntongela Masilela is Professor Emeritus of English and World Literature and Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies at Pitzer College, California. From 1995 to 2008 he was Adjunct Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California in Irvine. He recently relocated from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand.
or a letter to my shooter
89 pp., hardback, d.w.,
Afterword by Antjie Krog.
Sixolile Mbalo was born in 1986 in the village of Mpandela in rural Eastern Cape. In 2001, aged thirteen, she was repeatedly raped, shot, and left for dead in a pit latrine. She now lives in Cape Town and gives talks for Rape Crisis and NICRO and at prison centres. Her book, a University of the Western Cape multilingual writing project, was co-written with South African authors Sindiwe Magona and Antjie Krog.
146 pp., paperback,
A novel about twelve hours in the life of Zizi, a university student and SRC presidential candidate, and his struggle to balance his public image with his private life.
Thando Mgqolozana is also the author of "A Man Who is Not a Man" and "Hear Me Alone"
the doctor who walked away
208 pp., paperback,
Maria Phamile's account of why, after nine years of study and four years of practice, she chose to give up working as a medical doctor. She also speaks to other doctors who have made a similar choice and exposes the often unbearable pressures that come with working as a doctor in South Africa.
Maria Phalime is the recipient of the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award.
Publishers' Association of South Africa
GUIDE TO PUBLISHING IN SOUTH AFRICA,
291 pp., paperback,
Includes information about the Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA), the South African publishing industry, and copyright, as well as a directory of PASA members.
CHOKERS EN SURVIVORS,
75 pp., paperback,
A debut collection of poems about life on the Cape Flats, written in the Kaaps dialect, by Nathan Trantraal.
"'n Bundel om sidderend van regop te sit! Wat op hierdie bladsye staan het niemand nog ooit in Afrikaans gelees nie." Antjie Krog
"Skokkend, skreeusnaaks en ontroerend. Jy will nóg lees, en wéér lees." Alfred Schaffer
Nathan Trantraal was born in 1983 in Cape Town. In 2003, he and his brother André published their first comic strip, "Urban Tribe", for the Cape Argus. They have published the graphic novel, "Stormkaap, drome kom altyd andersom uit" and the township comic, "Coloureds". Nathan draws the weekly comic strip, "The Richenbaums", for the Cape Times.
Tutu (D.) & (M.)
THE BOOK OF FORGIVING,
the fourfold path for healing ourselves and our world
229 pp., paperback,
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho, an episcopal priest, outline four important aspects of the journey to forgiveness.
Novel Laureate Desmond Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Mpho Tutu is executive director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
PASSES & POORTS SOUTH AFRICA,
Getaway's top scenic mountain routes
269 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback,
A guide to more than forty of South Africa's most scenic mountain passes. Includes information on hiking trails, mountain biking tracks, and 4x4 routes, and recommendations on places to stay and eat.