New Arrivals 31st to 6th of November 2014
Goldswain (R.) ed.
THE CHRONICLE OF JEREMIAH GOLDSWAIN,
328 pp., illus., maps, paperback,
A new edition of the memoirs of Jeremiah Goldswain, transcribed by his great-great-grandson Ralph Goldswain. Van Riebeeck Society originslly published volume 1 of these memoirs in 1946 and volume 2 in 1949.
The memoirs cover the period from 1819 to 1858. Jeremiah Goldswain was born in 1802 in Buckinghamshire. He sailed to South Africa on board the "Zoroaster", landed in Port Elizabeth in May 1820, settled in the Albany District, and was involved in three Frontier Wars. He witnessed the effects of the Cattle Killing of 1856. After the 1851-52 war, he moved to Grahamstown, where he died in 1871.
414 pp., paperback,
First English Language Edition,
First published in Afrikaans in 2012 under the title "Dir Afreis van Abel Lotz". Translated by Elsa Silke.
"Face-Off" is the third book in the Abel trilogy. The other two books in the trilogy are "The Skin Collector" and "The Skinner's Revenge".
Crime journalist and novelist Chris Karsten won the ATKV Prose Prize for "Frats" in 2008, the ATKV Prize for a Suspense Novel in 2010 for "Seisoen van Sonde", and both the ATKV Prose Prize and Prize for a Suspense Novel in 2011 for "Abel se Ontwaking".
Manson (A.) & Mbenga (B.)
LAND CHIEFS MINING,
SOuth Africa's North West Province since 1840
191 pp., illus., maps, paperback,
A history of the Setswana-speaking people of North West Province in South Africa that focuses on several defining issues: the role played by Yswana chief Moiloa II of the ba-Hurutshe; the South African War and its aftermath; land acquisition; economic and political conditions in the reserves, resistance to Mangope's Bohputhatswana; the impact of game parks and Sun City; rural resistance during the liberation struggle; and the reaction to platinum mining.
Andrew Manson is Research Professor and Bernard Mbenga is Professor of History in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, North-West University, Mahikeng Campus.
moving beyond the dead end of race in South Africa
200 pp., paperback,
Gerhard Maré discusses the continuation of race thinking, race practices and racism in post-apartheid South Africa and what it might mean to achieve a non-racial society.
Gerhard Maré is Professor Emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he was Director of the Centre for Industrial and Labour Studies and Chair of Sociology. He was also Director of the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity from its establishment in 2006 until 2012. He is the co-author of "An Appetite for Power: Buthelezi's Inkatha and South Africa".
162 pp., paperback,
A novel about a respected South African corporate lawyer by Nthikeng Mohlele, author of "The Scent of Bliss" (2008) and "Small Things" (2013).
IMTIAZ SOOLIMAN AND THE GIFT OF THE GIVERS,
a mercy to all
237 pp., colour illus., paperback,
South African medical doctor Imtiaz Sooliman founded Gift of the Givers, now Africa's largest disaster agency, in August 1992. Since then, teams of volunteers have undertaken missions to Bosnia, Palestine, Japan, Haiti, Indonesia, Mawali, and Mozambique. They build hospitals, schools and houses, create food gardens, run clinics, dig wells, offer scholarships, and provide shelter, food and support. Photo-journalist Shafiq Morton tells the story of the organisation and its leader.
THE VIOLENT GESTURES OF LIFE,
165 pp., paperback,
A novel about a fourteen year old boy who is found guilty of robbery and assault and sent to Qalakabusha, a child and youth development centre in Mpumalanga.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho is a writer, poet and freelance journalist in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He is also the author of the short story collection, "A Traumatic Revenge".
REPORTING FROM THE FRONTLINE,
untold stories from Marikana
220 pp., illus., paperback,
Foreword by Alex Crawford, Sky News Africa correspondent
Reporter Gia Nicolaides' account of covering the Marikana massacre in August 2012, and what she and other female journalists experienced.
"Gritty, insightful and absorbing. This is an honest yet disturbing account of the reality faced by female journalists in South Africa. It is time our story was told." Devi Sankare Govender, investigative television journalist, MNet's Carte Blanche
"In Marikana, in a tense and volatile situation dominated by men and where reporters as a whole were viewed with suspicion, female journalists were in a category all of their own - neither wanted nor welcomed - and in fact seen as bringing bad luck or negatively influencing the miners' ability to cope." Alex Crawford, from her foreword
"This is not an academic tome analysing the tragedy of Marikana, but rather it is a window into the world of hard core news coverage. Never again will you take for granted the reporter on the other end of the line who is telling the story from a dangerous place." John Robbie, Talk Radio 702
Gia Nicolaides is a senior reporter for Eyewitness News.
Vale (P.) & Prinsloo (E.) eds.
THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA AT TWENTY,
271 pp., paperback,
A collection of essays that reflect on twenty years of democratic rule in South Africa.
"The ANC Youth League and the Politicisation of Race" by Deborah Posel
"South African Marxisms, Past and Present" by Kirk Helliker and Peter Vale
"Living Out Our Differences: reflections on Mandela, Marx and my country - an interview with Jakes Gerwel" by John Higgins
"Neo-Liberal Restructuring and the Fate of South Africa's Labour Unions: a case study" by Mondli Hlatshwayo
"Uneasy Relations: women, gender equality and tradition" by Cherryl Walker
"Art and Culture in Contemporary South Africa: the present future" by Sandra Klopper
Peter Vale is Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Professor of Politics Emeritus at Rhodes University.
Estelle Prinsloo is a doctoral student and research assistant at the University of Johannesburg.