New Arrivals 9th to 15th of May 2014

Bell-Roberts (B.) & Jamal (A.) 100 GOOD IDEAS, celebrating 20 years of democracy
415 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R350
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, Johannesburg, 2014. R95
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. CHINUA ACHEBE, tributes and reflections
340 pp., paperback, Banbury, 2014. R395
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 VĂ©ronique 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.

252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R240
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
404 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2013. R695
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.
Mbalo (S.) DEAR BULLET, or a letter to my shooter
89 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. R160
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.
Phalime (M.) POSTMORTEM, the doctor who walked away
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
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.
75 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R175
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, London, 2014. R255
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.

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