New Arrivals 13th to 19th of June 2014

Bryson (D.) IT'S A BLACK WHITE THING,
240 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R215
American journalist Donna Bryson visited the University of the Free State campus in Bloemfontein repeatedly between 2008 and 2012 to interview students and staff about race relations. She uncovers numerous personal stories of transformation taking place under the university's new rector, Jonathan Jansen.

Donna Bryson was Johannesburg chief of bureau for Associated Press (AP) between 2008 and 2012.
Cope (M.) & Barris (K.) SUNDERLAND,
194 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A novel about a Cape Town academic working to reconstitute the final papers of a great South African writer into book-form.

"Full of surprises, and dazzlingly innovative, 'Sutherland' draws the reader ever deeper into its web of narratives with each unfolding chapter." Craig MacKenzie, Professor of English, University of Johannesburg

"A startlingly original work: a novel within a novel within a novel, adorned with eloquent excursions into marriage, love, betrayal, academia, art, literature and a deep meditation about plot, character, narrative and the nature of story." Steven Boykey Sidley, author of "Imperfect Solo", "Stepping Out" and "Entanglement"

Ken Barris lives in Cape Town and works at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. His publications include two collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, and six novels. He has won the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the M-Net Book Prize and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

Michael Cope has published two previous novels, two volumes of poems, and a memoir. He lives in Cape Town.
Coullie (J.L.) & Visagie (A.) eds. ANTJIE KROG, an ethics of body and otherness
341 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R395
A collection of essays on the work of Antjie Krog.

Contributions include:
"Remembering to Forget: testimony, collective memory and the genesis of the 'new' South African nation in 'Country of My Skull'" by Judith Lűtge Coullie
"The Ethics of Infidelity in 'Country of My Skull'" by Kim Rostan
"Running With the Jackals: Antjie Krog the journalist" by Anthea Garman
"'I have a body, therefore I am': grotesque, monstrous and abject bodies in Antjie Krog's poetry" by Louise Viljoen
"The Ambiquity of the Erotic: Antjie Krog's 'Down To My Last Skin" by Christy Weyer
"'Now strangers walk that place': Antjie Krog, modernity and the making of //Kabbo's story" by Dan Wylie
"The Splendour and Misery of Translation: interview with Antjie Krog" by Ileana Dimitriu.

Judith Lűtge Coullie is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Publications include a collection of South African women's life writing, "The Closest of Strangers", a co-edited collection of essays on Breyten Breytenbach, "a.k.a.Breyten Breytenbach", and interviews on southern African auto/biography, "Selves in Question".
Andries Visagie is Professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Pretoria.
de Nooy (R.) THE UNSAID,
193 pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
The last novel in the trilogy that began with "Six Fang Marks & a Tetanus Shot", winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize for Best First Book, and "The Big Stick".

First published in Dutch as "Zendingsdrang" in 2013.

Richard de Nooy was born in 1965 and grew up in Johannesburg. He has lived in Amsterdam for the past twenty-five years.

Dickinson (D.) A DIFFERENT KIND OF AIDS, folk and lay theories in South African townships
377 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
David Dickinson explores the folk and lay explanations of HIV/AIDS that still circulate in South Africa's townships despite almost thirty years of AIDS education and the availability of antiretroviral treatment.

"Dickinson's ethnography will serve as a rich historical source about the epidemic (as well as everyday life) for future generations." Jonathan Stadler, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit

"This is an important book...[and should be] a standard text not just for the HIV/AIDS practitioner - whether academic or medical - but also for courses on methodology." Professor Suzette Heald, London School of Economics

David Dickinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also the author of the book, "Changing the Course of AIDS".
Dolan (C.) WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS,
384 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A debut novel about a dying woman who begins to write down her story in an attempt to make sense of her life and explain her choices.

Gibbs (T.) MANDELA'S KINSMEN, nationalist elites & apartheid's first Bantustan
208 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
Published in the UK and USA in 2014.

A study of the fraught relationships between the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) and their relatives who ruled apartheid's foremost Bantustan, the Transkei.

"The old Transkei has long been considered a forlorn, barely relevant entity at the margins of South African history, a world of corrupted Bantustan bureaucrats and poor peasants. Tim Gibbs gently upends this myth, persuading us that we cannot understand contemporary South Africa until we come to terms with the importance of its 'hinterland'. This book is bound to make you think about South Africa and the forces that have shaped it in ways you haven't considered before." Jonny Steinberg, Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford University

"In this boldly revisionist account Tim Gibbs...reconnects South Africa to the study of African nationalism more generally." John Lonsdale, Emeritus Professor of Modern African History, University of Cambridge

Timothy Gibbs is a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Research Associate in the NRF Chair of Local History at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Lazarus (G.) PARADISE,
237 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
"Fast-paced and witty, 'Paradise' is both an uproarious comedy about lawlessness and a serious allegory about bondage. Greg Lazarus once again presents a cast of engaging, believable characters, not least of whom is the adorable klutz, Hershel Bloch." Finuala Dowling, author of "What Poets Need" and "Notes from the Dementia Ward"

"Laced with perfectly pitched black humour, 'Paradise' is populated with brilliantly drawn and unforgettable characters. I loved it." Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth & Nailed" and "The Three"

Greg Lazarus is the pen name of husband-and-wife duo Greg Fried and Lisa Lazarus. Greg Fried is a philosopher at the University of Cape Town. Lisa Lazarus is a psychologist and freelance writer. The couple's previous books are a novel, "When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes" (2012), and a memoir, "The Book of Jacob" (2009).
Morgan (J.) & Madini (S.) WHITE PAPER WHITE INK,
176 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A novel about two men in Piketberg prison, neither of them gangsters, who are drawn into a project to publish the secret gang code for the first time.

"An extraordinary story of a street poet behind prison walls with a knife in his shoe. This book made me want to tear down every prison wall in this country." Don Pinnock, author of "The Brotherhoods: street gangs in Cape Town" and "Gangs, Rituals and Rites od Passage"

"An utterly compelling, poignant and surprising telling of South Africa's history, gangs and prison life." Kate Sidley

Jonathan Morgan has worked as a teacher, community vegetable gardener, clinical psychologist and, most recently, as a writer and editor of psychosocial materials for REPSSI (Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative). He lives in Cape Town.
Sipho Madini is the central character in the book, "Finding Mr Madini", directed by Jonathan Morgan. He works as a non-metal welder in Vereeniging.
Moss (G.) THE NEW RADICALS, a generational memoir of the 1970s
283 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
Glenn Moss was a student leader at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1970s. In this memoir he records his and his fellow activists' political, ideological and organisational journey. Activists Glenn Moss worked with include Cedric de Beer, Steven Friedman, Geoff Budlender, Eddie Webster and Neville Curtis.

"In the dark days of the early seventies, when the news filtered through to Robben Island of a campaign to release political prisoners, waged by a small group of left-leaning, white students, it buoyed our spirits immensely. This book provides invaluable and illuminating insights into how the next generation of activists took up the struggle against apartheid under very difficult conditions, a story that has not often been told." Ahmed Kathrada, Rivonia trialist and Robben Island prisoner

"A much-needed and engrossing personal account of the embryonic student and black trade union movements of the early seventies, and how this younger generation of activists, both black and white, battled to wage struggle at a time when apartheid was at its height, and the liberation movements at their weakest. Through their actions, the radicalism of this generation defined a new politics of opposition." Barbara Hogan, former Minister of Health and Minister of Public Enterprises

"Fascinating and important insight into the emergence of a brave young radicalism of the early 1970s embracing white campuses, Black Consciousness and trade unionism which raised questions and challenges not only for the apartheid-capitalist nexus but also for the mainstream liberation movement." Ronnie Kasrils, chief of intelligence for Umkhonto we Sizwe and a government minister from 1994 to 2008

Glenn Moss was born in Pretoria in 1952. Active in student politics, he was President of the SRC at Wits from 1973-74, and Chair of NUSAS (Wits) from 1970-71. Detained under the Terrorism Act in 1975 he was first accused in the NUSAS trial which ran for a year and ended with acquittal for all the accused. He went on the edit "Work in Progress" and the "South African Review", head Ravan Press, and then work as a consultant to South Africa's first post-apartheid government.
Nicholson (C.) NO SACRED COWS,
248 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A debut collection of short stories written over a period of twenty years.

Christopher Nicholson was born and still lives in KwaZulu-Natal. A human rights lawyer, he was appointed a High Court Judge in 1995. His other books include "Permanent Removal: who killed the Cradock Four?" and "Papwa Sewgolum: from pariah to legend".
Noakes (T.) et. al THE REAL MEAL REVOLUTION, changing the world, one meal at a time
299 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R310
Tim Noakes, Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, nutritional therapist Sally-Ann Creed, chef Jonno Proudfoot, and adventure athlete David Grier, present a controversial new way of eating that they claim will result in weight loss, increased energy, enhanced athletic performace, better blood glucose and insulin readings,increased metal focus, and better sleep.

wa Azania (M.) MEMOIRS OF A BORN FREE, reflections on the rainbow nation
172 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
"At only 22, Malaika Wa Azania displays a deep intellectual grasp of our evolutionary character as a nation in this incisively argued book, 'Memoirs of a Born Free', which contests the acceptability of the concept of 'Born Frees' as a useful sociological concept in post-apartheid South Africa. With wit and an ability to articulate her mind with lucidity, Malaika shows how the legacy of the intersection of race and class continues to define the South African social landscape..." Kgalema Motlanthe, former Deputy President

"A brave and compelling tale of the courage and determination of three generations of strong and independent women and the commonalities of their struggles to be free across significant periods of our history - the 1960s, the 1980s and the 1990s. The contemporary focus gives unique insight into the long way we still have to go." Mary Metcalfe, Chairperson of Education Programme, Open Society Foundations

Malaika Wa Azania, real name Malaika Lesego Samora Mahlatsi, was born in Soweto in 1991. She is currently the African Union African Youth Charter Ambassador for the SADC region and the executive director of her own writing and transcribing company, Pen and Azanian Revolution (Pty) Ltd. In 2012 she founded a pan-Africanist journal, "Afrikan Voices of the Left". She is a columnist on "Thought Leader", "The Sunday Independent" and "DestinyConnect" and a contributor to "The Thinker" magazine. She is currently a student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
Zapiro [Jonathan Shapiro] illus. & text & Wills (M.) text DEMOCRAZY, SA's twenty year trip
247 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A selection of Zapiro's cartoons, 1994-2014.

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.

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