New Arrivals 11th to 17th of July 2014
Barnard (R.) ed.
THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO NELSON MANDELA,
317 pp., paperback,
A collection of essays examine "how Nelson Mandela became the icon he is today and ponder the meanings and use of his internationally recognizable image." from the back cover
"The Antimonies of Nelson Mandela" by Philip Bonner
"'Madiba Magic': politics as enchantment" by Deborah Posel
"Mandela and Tradition" by Zolani Ngwane
"Mandela's Presidential Years: an Africanist view" by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
"The Visual Mandela: a pedagogy of citizenship" by Lize van Robbroeck
"Mandela's Mortality" by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe.
edited by Hermann Wittenberg
209 pp., paperback,
Introduction by the editor.
Cinematic adaptations of the novels, "Waiting for the Barbarians" and "In the Heart of the Country". These film scripts remain unproduced.
Cornell (D.), van Marle (K.) & Sachs (A.)
ALBIE SACHS AND TRANSFORMATION IN SOUTH AFRICA,
from revolutionary activist to Constitutional Court judge
126 pp., hardback,
Preface by Albie Sachs.
The two essays in this book examine "what it means to make the transition from a freedom fighter to a participant in a revolutionary government...without selling out to the demands of realism." from the back cover
The essays are:
"Comrade Judge: can a revolutionary be a judge?" by Drucilla Cornell
"Abandoning Certitudes, Becoming Human - for a Jurisprudence of Generosity: an essay in tribute to the work of Albie Sachs" by Karin van Marle.
Includes an interview with Albie Sachs by the authors.
Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Political Science, Women Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University (New Brunswick), a visiting professor at Birkbeck College in London and a Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Pretoria.
Karin van Marle is Professor and Head of the Department of Jursiprudence at the University of Pretoria.
Deacon (J.) & Skotnes (P.) eds.
THE COURAGE OF //KABBO,
celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Specimens of Bushman Folklore"
455 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback ,
A collection of papers presented at "The Courage of //Kabbo Conference" held in Cape Town in 2011.
"From Landscape to Literature: 'Specimens' in images" by Pippa Skotnes
"The Life of the Louis Fourie Archive of Khoisan Ethnologica" by Carolyn Hamilton and Ann Wanless
"The Bleek and Lloyd Collection and Rock Art Research: 1974-2011" by J.D.Lewis-Williams
"Dream and Stories" by Mathias Guenther
"Men and Lions: engraved forever on Brinkkop hills" by Janette Deacon
"Locating /Xam beliefs and practices in a contemporary KhoeSan context" by Chris low
"//Kabbo's Legacy: San heritage conservation and language development today" by Megan Biesele
"Archives in Heaven: a tribute to the courage of //Kabbo" by Isabel Hofmeyr.
Desai (R.) dir.
MINERS SHOT DOWN,
86 minutes, DVD,
A documentary on the Marikana Massacre. In 2012 miners at one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines owned by Lonmin mining company began a wildcat strike for better wages. On the 16th August, police used live ammunition against the miners, killing 34 and injuring many more.
"'Miners Shot Down' is the most upsetting, unsettling and important films I have worked with for a long time. Never pathetic, Rehad Desai's documentary lft me in tears." Mette Hoffman Meyer, Commissioning Editor DRTV Denmark
360 pp., maps, illus., paperback,
A history of apartheid South Africa.
Saul Dubow is currently based at Queen Mary, University of London. His other publications include "The African National Congress" (2000) and "South Africa's Struggle for Human Rights" (2012).
Hook (S.) comp.
voices of liberation
327 pp., illus., paperback,
This compilation includes short biography and a collection of essays by and about Steve Biko:
"Steve Biko" by Lindy Wilson
"Biko's Children" by Zakes Mda
"The South African Nation" by Ivor Chipkin
"The Continued Impact of Black Consciousness" by Kogila Moodley
"'Iph' Indlela?' Finding our way into the future" by Njabulo Ndebele
"Biko's Testament of Hope" by Achille Mbembe
"Biko Lives" by Andile Mngxitama, Amanda Alexander and Nigel Gibson."
"Black Souls in White Skins", "The Definition of Black Consciousness", "White Racism and Black Consciousness" and "Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity" by Steve Biko.
Khadiagala (G.), Naidoo (P.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds.
NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 4,
a fragile democracy- twenty years on
378 pp., paperback,
The "New South African Review", published annually, examines and analyses a broad spectrum of the issues affecting South Africa.
"Transcending South Africa's Oil Dependency" by Jeremy Wakeford
"The South African Labour Market After Eighteen Years: it's class struggle, stupid!" by Nicolas Pons-Vignon and Miriam Di Paola
"Secrecy and Power in South Africa" by Dale McKinley
"Death and the Modern Black Lesbian" by Zethu Matebeni
"Why Does Zimbabwe's School System Out-Perform South Africa's?" by Martin Prew
"Prisons, the Law and Overcrowding" by Clare Ballard
"The Leadership Challenge in Southern Africa" by Mopeli Moshoeshoe.
AGE IS A BEAUTIFUL PHASE,
with photographs by Benny Gool, Rashid Lombard and George Hallett
58 pp., illus., paperback,
A collection of poems by struggle poet, writer and publisher James Matthews. His previous anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights" and "Poems from a Prison Cell".
"I got to know James Matthews, the firebrand dissident poet, many, many years ago. His work described our collective pain..The James Matthews I have come to know of late, in the warm twilight of our lives, displays no scars of the past. No bitterness that the only economic reward to show from a lifetime of work is a government old age pension. No bewilderment about his increasing physical frailities. No anxiety about the future. He is content." Leah Tutu
Murray (N.) & Witz (L.)
HOSTELS, HOMES, MUSEUM,
memorialising migrant labour pasts in Lwandle, South Africa
187 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Nöleen Murray and Leslie Witz explore the making of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. The Museum, located in a restored migrant labour hostel in Lwandle, a township 40 kilometres outside Cape Town, opened in 1998.
"'Hostels, Homes, Museum' is an exemplary exposition of the history of a small museum, setting a standard for museum studies. The book most eloquently represents the values of public history in today's world." David Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and HIstory, University of Michigan.
"Murray and Witz's discussion of architectural restoration, memory and oral history effortlessly incorporate academic debates that have raged for several decades. Through meticulous documentation they show the steps taken to restore a migrant labour hostel, providing an invaluable guide for heritage scholars and museum practitioners." Cynthia Kros, Head of the Division of Arts, Culture and Heritage Management, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand
Nöleen Murray is an architect and academic in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of the Western Cape and an associate with Matthew Cooke at Design Matters Atchitects in Cape Town.
Leslie Witz is Professor in the History Department at the University of the Western Cape.
O'Toole (S.) & Tavengwa (T.) eds.
re-thinking urban things, issue 04, Africa elsewhere
141 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Cityscapes, a magazine published twice a year, focuses on the emergent cities of the global south.
This issue includes a special feature, "Soweto, after informality?", with essays by Joonji Mdjogolo, Trevor Ngwane and Patrick Bond, and Kirsten Harrison.
WALTER & ALBERTINA SISULU,
in our lifetime
671 pp., illus., paperback,
Foreword by Nelson Mandela.
Reprint of a biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu. Walter (1912-2003) served as Secretary-General and Deputy-President of the African National Congress. Albertina (1918-2011) was the co-president of the United Democratic Front. One of the Rivonia trialists, Walter spent twenty-five years imprisoned on Robben Island.
"Lucid, moving, with strands of personal and political narratives coming together from Walter and Albertina's extraordinary lives: this wonderful book is a tribute to them, on addition to being a monument to the ANC." Nuruddin Farah, Somali novelist, author of " Gifts"
"Elinor Sisulu must be congratulated for relating this important story, enabling readers to experience the lives of Walter and Albertina and more particularly the integrity with which they acted on their choices." Mail & Guardian
This book won the 2003 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.