New Arrivals 24th to 30th of January 2014

Edjabe (N.) ed. CHIMURENGA CHRONIC, who no know go know, now-now, a quarterly pan African gazette, Nov 2013
48 +48 pp., illus., paperback , Cape Town, 2013. R115
Produced in the format of a broadsheet newspaper with a separate literary supplement.

The Chimurenga Chronic is an initiative of Chimurenga and the Kalakuta Trust.

Contributions include:
"Will the Centre Hold?" Kwanele Sosibo on the launch Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters
"The Patriotic Alliance", Bongani Kona on life sentences in post-apartheid South Africa
"Black Skin, White Art", Athi Mongezeleli Koja on the work of photographers David Goldblatt and Michael Subotzky
"Accordion Cowboys", Tseliso Monaheng on "famo", a Basotho form of accordion music
"Woza Moya", Maakomele R.Manaka on the music of Bra Herbie Tsoaeli.

Gillings (K.) DISCOVERING THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR,
223 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R250
South African battlefield guide Ken Gillings' book on Anglo-Zulu War sites. He includes the famous battlefields at Ulundi, Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana, as well as lesser-known sites and background information on the war and on both armies.

Malan (R.), Wilson (D.) & Fick (D.) comps. "NOW I AM ALONE" 2, SA Monologues F & M 16+
125 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R245
A collection of thirty monologues from South African plays, fifteen for male performers and fifteen for female performers, suitable for use by young adults sixteen years and older. Includes details of the source play and notes on the character and context of the monologue. Playwrights include Brett Bailey, Malika Ndlovu, Reza de Wet, Sue Pam-Grant, Lauren Bates, Mike van Graan, Ashraf Johaardien, Robin Malan, Sibusiso Mamba, Paul Slabolepszy, and Omphile Molusi.
Mandela (Z.) WHEN HOPE WHISPERS,
261 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R225
Autobiography by Zoleka Mandela, Nelson Mandela's granddaughter and Zindzi Mandela's daughter. She tells of the loss of her 13-year-old daughter, Zenani, in a car accident, her struggle with drugs and alcohol, the death of her 2-day-old baby, Zenawe, and her fight against breast cancer.

Foreword by her grandmother, Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
Meikle (N.) MALLOCH'S SPITFIRE, the story and restoration of PK350
243 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2013. R250
The story of John McVicar "Jack" Malloch and Spitfire PK350, the only late-mark F Mk 22 Spitfire to have been restored to full flying status. In 1977 Malloch, who had flown a Spitfire during the Second World War, was entrusted by the Rhodesian Air Force to restore the plane. He first flew PK350 again in 1980. He died flying it two years later.
Watson (F.) & Brown (L.) text & Proust (A.) photo. STELLENBERG, the story of a garden
209 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, slipcase, Cape Town, 2013. R650
The story of the gardens at Stellenberg, an 18th century manor house in Cape Town. The book focuses on how the gardens have evolved over the past twenty-five years under the present owners, Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone. The creation of Stellenberg began in 1697 when Governor Simon van der Stel granted Jacob Vogel 58 morgen of land, which covered almost the whole of what is now upper Kenilworth and included parts of Claremont and Wynberg. Gradually large sections of land were sold off and today the property covers six and a half acres.
Weinberg (P.) ed. VIEWPOINTS, the University of Cape Town and its treasures
249 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R440
Preface by Vice-Chancellor Max Price.
Introduction by former Vice-Chancellor and Principal Njabulo Ndebele.

The University of Cape Town celebrates it's treasures: architecture, art, history, culture, archives and collections. Includes sections on The Irma Stern Collection, The Kirby Collection of Musical Instruments, The Bleek and Lloyd Collection, the paintings, prints, botanical art and photographs that have been acquired.

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