New Arrivals 22nd to 28th of August 2014

562 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R140
This school dictionary also includes diagrams, activities, model letters, maps, verb tables, and pronunciation help.
Fisher (M.) BIRDSEYE,
255 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R210
A novel set in Cape Town about a young girl whose twin brothers go missing. Refusing to believe they're gone for ever she starts writing letters to them.

Máire Fisher is a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Cape Town. "Birdseye" is her first novel.
Heaton (C.) & Lewis (A-M.) FOUR-WAR BOER, the century and life of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler
174 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford & Durban, 2014. R295
A biography of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986). Krueler served as a 14-year-old scout in the Anglo-Boer War, sided with the Germans during the East Africa Campaign of World War I, worked as a mercenary with the Basque movement during the Spanish Civil War, and guarded the South African coast against German invasion in World War II. He also worked as a mercenary with Michael Hoare during the 1960s Congo Crisis and as a civilian trainer for Rhodesia's Selous Scouts.

Colin Heaton served in the US Army and later in the Marine Corps as a scout sniper.
Hilton-Barber (D.) THE SAINT, THE SURGEON AND THE UNSUNG BOTANIST, a tribute to my remarkable ancestors
112 pp., map, illus., paperback, (Knysna), 2014. R295
A social history of the Hilton-Barber family, with special focus on Frederick York St. Leger (the saint), Dr William Guybon Atherstone (the surgeon) and Mary Elizabeth Barber (the botanist).

David Hilton-Barber's other books include "The Baronet and the Matabele King: the intriguing story of the Tati Concession", "Footprints: on the trail of those who shaped the history of Tzaneen" and "Footprints: of those who made history in Haenertsburg".
397 pp., illus., hardback, d.w. , Cape Town, 2014. R265
Autobiography of writer Jeremy Lawrence.

Jeremy Lawrence was born in 1935 in Cape Town. After travelling widely he returned to Cape Town in 1983, and has lived there ever since. He is the author of "Mix Me a Metaphor", "Unmentionables (and other euphemisms)" and "Hocus-Pocus, an A-Z of reduplicative words and phrases", as well as a biography of his father, politician and cabinet minister Harry Lawrence.
McKenzie (R.) METEORITES, a southern African perspective
120 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R140
An introductory guide to meteorites and meteorite collecting.
Nussey (W.) WATERSHED, Angola and Mozambique, a photo-history, the Portuguese collapse in Africa, 1974-1975
144 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Durban & Solihull, 2014. R250
A collection of photographs of Angola's and Mozambique's transition to self-rule, taken by photographers working for the South African agency, the Argus Africa News Service, compiled by Wilf Nussey, who also wrote the accompanying text.

Journalist Wilf Nussey was editor with the Argus Africa News Service for thirteen years.
Polack (P.) THE LAST HOT BATTLE OF THE COLD WAR, South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War
232 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford & Durban, 2013. R265
An account of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, between the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), Cuba's armed forces, and the South African Defence Force (SADF). The battle took place over 6 months in 1987-1988, and both sides claimed victory.

Peter Polack works as a lawyer in the Cayman Islands.

Pretorius (F.) THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902,
96 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1985) 2013. R135
A concise overview of the Anglo-Boer War.
373 pp., paperback, London, 2014. R275
A novel that revolves around the death of an elderly doctor on her farm.

South African film director, screenwriter and actress Elaine Proctor has made political documentaries, feature films and television thrillers. She is also the author of the novel "Rhumba".
Rautenbach (G.) MOOILOOP, mooiste reisstories
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R240
These travel essays were first published in the magazine Mooiloop between 2006 and 2008. Authors include Eben Venter, Abraham de Vries, Hennie Aucamp, Koos Kombuis, Chris Barnard, André P. Brink and Riana Scheepers.
Sadler (M.) WAR STORY OF SOLDIER 12480,
498 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R320
Mike Sadler's account of his experiences as a young soldier who took part in the North Africa Campaign during World War II. Aged seventeen, he volunteered to serve with the South African Artillery as a signaller, was captured at Tobruk and spent three years as a PoW in Italy and Austria.
Schulz-Herzenberg (C.) & Southall (R.) eds. ELECTION 2014, the campaign, results and future prospects
256 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A collection of essays that analyse the party campaigns and the results, and ask whether the 2014 elections strengthened the quality of democracy in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"The ANC's Campaign in 2014" by Anthony Butler
"The Economic Freedom Fighters: birth of a giant?" by Jason Robinson
"Women and the election: the 'not so good story' to tell" by Amanda Gouws
"The 2014 Election and South African Democracy" by Robert Mattes
"The Party System and Political Prospects in the Wake of Election 2014" by Roger Southall and Collette Schulz-Herzenberg.

Roger Southall is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Collette Schulz-Herzenberg is a Research Associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch.
Shukri (I.) I SEE YOU,
206 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
A novel about a medical doctor who has entered politics. In declaring her candidacy, she wants to make public her belief that ‘while South Africans hold the vote, they don’t hold the power’. She is also the wife of a well-known photojournalist whose abduction from a Johannesburg hotel has made international headlines. Flashbacks, narrated from both points of view, tell the central story of the abduction. Radio interviews, emails, journal entries, newspaper articles and personal recollections are used to expand the plot.

Ishtiyaq Shukri was born in Johannesburg in 1968. He won the 2005 European Union Literary Award for his debut novel, "The Silent Minaret".
Smith (F.) KAMPHOER,
262 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R260
An Afrikaans novel based on the true story of a woman who was raped during the Anglo-Boer War and left for the vultures. After she escapes she dedicates her life to healing exactly the kind of trauma to which she was subjected, and in the process re-encounters her rapists.

Francois Smith works as a freelance editor. His translation of "David Kramer: a Biography" won a SALA Literary Prize. He lives in Cape Town.
Trotter (H.) et. al. SEEKING IMPACT AND VISIBILITY, scholarly communication in southern Africa
246 pp., 4to., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R185
This study, conducted by the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP) at the Universities of Botswana, Cape Town, Mauritius and Namibia, analyses current research and communication practices in southern African universities and recommends "technical and administrative innovations based on open access dissemination principles." from the back cover
van Rensburg (R.) KOPSKOOT,
314 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R199
A thriller set in Cape Town by painter and journalist Rudie van Rensburg, author of "Slagyster".
Verwoerd (M.) comp. OUR MADIBA,
375 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
Stories and reflections from those who met Nelson Mandela. Includes contributions from John Carlin, Desmond Tutu, Adam Small, Ahmed Kathrada, Jakes Gerwel, Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro), Christo Brand, Angelique Kidjo, Morné du Plessis, Shirley Naidoo, Francois Pienaar, Zelda le Grange, Melanie Verwoerd, Max du Preez, Gerry Adams, Johnny Clegg, and many others.

Melanie Verwoerd née Fourie married Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of the architect of apartheid and former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd. They both joined the African National Congress (ANC) a few years before the first democratic elections and Melanie served as a Member of Parliament for the ANC under Mandela. In 2001 Thabo Mbeki sent her as ambassador to Ireland. When her term ended she was appointed as director of UNICEF Ireland, a position she held until 2011. She is currently Executive Director of the NGO, Tremendous Hearts. She is also the author of "The Verwoerd Who Toyi-Toyied, a memoir of politics and love".

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