New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2014

Butler (A.) ed. REMAKING THE ANC, party change in South Africa and the global south
193 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A collection of essays that examines how once-dominant parties in India, Mexico, Malaysia and Taiwan have adapted to defeat or the threat of it, and investigate the lessons that can be learnt from role models in Brazil and China.

Contributions include:
"Power, Patronage and Politics in Malaysia: UMNO's dominant state?" by Edward Terence Gomez
"The Worker's Party of Brazil: the pragmatic trap" by Guilherme Simões Reis
"Factional Dynamics in the Indian National Congress and the African National Congress" by Thiven Reddy
"The Idea of Organisational Renewal in the African National Congress" by Heidi Brooks Yung
"Which Future for the the African National Congress?" by Anthony Butler.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Cyril Ramaphosa" and writes a regular column for "Business Day".
Buwalda (D.) HINTERLAND,
92 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R95
A play about a fictitious meeting between Cecil John Rhodes and Sol Plaatje, set during the siege of Mafeking.

Includes an edited extract of an interview with the author conducted by Gabrielle Leflaive.

Duncan Buwalda was born in Johannesburg. His first play, "Dream, Brother", won the 2011 Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for Drama. "Hinterland" won three awards at the PANSA/NLDTF Festival of New Writing in 2012. He lives in Cape Town.
du Plessis (H.), Sehume (J.) & Martin (L.) THE CONCEPT AND APPLICATION OF TRANSDISCIPLINARITY,
274 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, No Date. R250
The report of a research project on transdisciplinarity initiated when the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) was founded in 2011.

Hester du Plessis is Senior Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council and a fellow at MISTRA.
Jeffrey Sehume is a Senior Researcher at MISTRA.
Leonard Martin is Head of the Humanity Faculty at MISTRA.
Esler (K.), Pierce (S.) & de Villiers (C.) eds. FYNBOS, ecology and management
260 pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R250
A practical and accessible guide for improving land management in the Fynbos Biome by researchers and managers in the Fynbos Forum community.

Karen Esler is Professor in the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University.
Shirley Pierce is a plant ecologist and science communication consultant.
Charl de Villiers is an environmental consultant and lectures on biodiversity and integrated environmental management at Western Cape universities.
Ferguson (M.) & Taylor (P.) OSCAR, an accident waiting to happen
176 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Patricia Taylor's account of her teenage daughter Samantha's romance with Oscar Pistorius around the time of the 2012 Olympic Games, as told to journalist Melinda Ferguson.
Head (V.) THE SEARCH FOR THE RAREST BIRD IN THE WORLD,
244 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. R240
In 1990 a group of University of Cambridge scientists found the wing of an unidentified bird in Ethiopia, and a new species of bird was named: Nechisar Nightjar. Twenty-two years later South African ornithologist and birder Ian Sinclair led an expedition to try and find this elusive bird. This is Vernon Head's account of the adventure.

"It's Ridder Haggard with birds! Hidden secrets in remote exotic lands, hearsay and scraps of treasure but no map! And four privateers in search of the ornithological grail. It's boys-own stuff for girls too - fabulous!" Chris Packham, British naturalist and author

"A magical and lyrical quest to find the world's rarest bird. But this is so much more than an ornithological treasure hunt - it is an impassioned hymn to the wonderment of nature and its balm for the human spirit." Harriet Nimmo, former CEO Wildscreen and founder of ARKive.org

Architect Vernon Head was born in 1967 in Cape Town. He is presently chairman of BirdLife South Africa.
King (J.) et al (eds.) PRUFROCK, South Africa, volume 2, issue 1
64 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R40
The fifth issue of a quarterly magazine that features fiction, non-fiction, poetry and photographs from South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Harvest", an article by Diane Awerbuck
"The Beauty of Error", an article by Sean O'Toole
"Dressage", a poem by Genna Gardini
"When Jesus is Here, Will He Use a Train to Get Around?", an article by Dudumalingani Mqombothi
"Beyond the Fragile Geometry", a poem Isobel Dixon
"Karuwa", a short story by Perni Aguda.
Lategan (H.) BINNEKRING VAN SPOOKASEMS, stories oor die lewe
197 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Amanda Botha has compiled this selection from journalist and writer Herman Lategan’s weekly "Woorde wat Wip" column, published in Rapport.

"Hierdie stories is seerkry-mooi" Koos Kombuis

"Hierdie boek vra om gelees to word. Dis die stem van 'n gebore storieverteller. Herman is 'n man met 'n aanvoeling vir die juiste woord, die tekenende vergelyking: 'hartseer ogies soos geweekte dim sum.' Die vertellings en sketse verskuif van 'n nostalgiese optowering van toeka se dae, na skerp satire, na magiese realisme, na karaktersketse, na ironiese refleksie. Ja, 'menseweë roer ook hiér die hart'. Lees dit." Marié Heese

Text in Afrikaans.
Luck (D.) & Lillie (J.) SURVIVING FLIGHT 295, life after the Helderberg, a memoir
240 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Dominique Luck was eight years old when Flight SA 295 crashed into the Indian Ocean just off Mauritius, killing all one hundred and fifty nine people on board, including Dominique's mother and baby sister.

"After reading this heartrending account I am again reminded, starkly, of my reasons for pursuing this case with such determination for 27 years. The evil done by the apartheid regime in transporting rocket fuel aboard a passenger aircraft, and its subsequent cover-up attempts and dishonesty in trying to make certain that the truth never comes out, must stand as a monument to government perfidy throughout all time." David Klatzow, forensic scientist

Dominique Luck lives in Cape Town. She works as a personal shopper and wardrobe consultant.
Joanne Lillie is a freelance journalist and communications consultant based in Cape Town.
Mangcu (X.) THE ARROGANCE OF POWER, South Africa's leadership meltdown
320 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R230
A selection of Xolela Mangcu's columns, published locally and internationally over the past twenty years.

"Xolela Mangcu has emerged over the years as one of South Africa's leading public intellectuals, and this collection of his journalism reminds us why." Colin Bundy, Oxford

Xolela Mangcu, previously a fellow at The Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Project, is now based at the University of Johannesburg. He is Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brooking Institution, Washington D.C.
Mda (Z.) RACHEL'S BLUE,
195 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
In his new novel, set in the USA, Zakes Mda explores what happens when a rapist fights for parenting rights over a rape-conceived child. A young woman's rape, and her legal battle to keep the child, sets members of the close-knit, poverty-stricken community of Jensen Township, Athens County, Ohio, against each other.

Zakes Mda's other writings include the novels "Cion", "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), and "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers Prize), the plays, "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award), and a memoir, "Sometimes There is a Void".. He teaches creative writing at Ohio University.

Pule (L.) ALONE, growing up in Alexandra
86 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
A memoir by Lebo Pule, in which she writes about growing up in Alexandra township and her experiences as a young entrepreneur.

Lebo Pule is the founder and CEO of Lebo Pule Business Networks, an agency that specialises in sales consulting, as well as "Lead Generation" training, team building, facilitation and strategic planning. She is also a coach and facilitator for ENABLIS Entrepreneurial Network South Africa.
Schoeman (K.) HOOGTY, die opbloei van 'n koloniale kultuur aan die Kaap, 1751-1779
507 pp., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2014. R350
The seventh part of the series, "Kolonie aan die Kaap". The other titles in the series are "Patrisiërs & Prinse, die Europese samelewing en die stigting van 'n kolonie aan die Kaap, 1619-1715", "Handelsryk in die Ooste, die wêreld van die VOC, 1619-1688", "Kolonie aan die Kaap, Jan van Riebeeck en die vestiging van die eerste blankes, 1652-1662", "Burgers and Amptenare, die vroeë ontwikkeling van die kolonie aan die Kaap, 1662-1679", "Here & Boere, die kolonie ann die Kaap onder die Van der Stels", 1679-1712" and "Twee Kaapse Lewens, Henricus & Aletta Beck en die samelewing van hul tyd, 1702-1755" .

Text in Afrikaans.

Karel Schoeman is a research fellow in the Department of History and the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State. He is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction, both in English and Afrikaans.
van Rensburg (W.) SWA/ NAMIBIAN BORDER WAR, major military & political incidents, 1959-1989
311 pp., colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2013. R330
Lt Col (Prof) J.L. "Wikus" Jansen van Rensburg's account of the second half of the Border War. Wikus' first experience of the war was as a national serviceman in 1978. He joined the SADF and was involved in the war until SWA gained its independence. He retired in 1992. Currently he is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University.
von Wielligh (N.) & von Wielligh-Steyn (L.) DIE BOM, Suid-Afrika se kernwapenprogram
525 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R408
An account of South Africa's involvement in the production and dismantling of nuclear weapons.

"...sover die enigste omvattende werk oor Suid-Afrika se aandeel in hierdie geskiekundige onderwerp wat tot 'n maklik leesbare verhaal omskep is." Waldo Stumpf, former HUB, Atomic Energy Corporation

Nic von Wielligh began working for the Uranium Enrichment Corporation (UKOR) in 1975 and from 1985 held a management position at the Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa (AEK). After South Africa signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1991 he was responsible for implementing the IAEA recommendations in South Africa. In 1999 he was appointed technical adviser at the South African Embassy in Vienna. There he served on IAEA advisory committees and currently advises various state departments.
Lydia von Wielligh-Steyn is a translator, writer, tour guide and researcher.
Wiener (M.) & Bateman (B.) BEHIND THE DOOR, the Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp story
568 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
A narrative of the media frenzy and sensational trial that followed sporting star Oscar Pistorius' fatal shooting of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

"'Behind the Door' is definitive, engrossing, fascinating, brilliant and utterly unputdownable. Wiener has no equal when it comes to true crime, and Bateman's first-journalist-on-the-crime-scene insight gives it a huge boost." Deon Meyer, author of "Cobra" and other crime novels

Investigative journalist Mandy Wiener is also the author of "Killing Kebble: an underworld exposed" and "My Second Initiation" (co-written with Advocate Vusi Pikoli).
Barry Bateman is the Pretoria Correspondent for Eyewitness News. He was the first journalist on the scene of the shooting and has been covering the case ever since.
Zwolsman (M.) LOVE LOSS LIFE,
192 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
A memoir by South African journalist Monica Nicolson Oosterbroek Hilton-Barber Zwolsman. Monica was married to Ken Oosterbroek, of the Bang Bang Club, shot and killed in Thokoza township, east of Johannesburg, days before the 1994 elections. She then married journalist Steven Hilton-Barber, who died of a heart-attack a few years later. Their one year-old son, Benjamin, died soon afterwards. Monica has remarried and now lives in Australia.

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