New Arrivals 21st to 27th of November 2014

Bossenbroek (M.) DIE BOEREOORLOG,
474 pp., illus., maps., paperback, First Afrikaans Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R365
This history of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 was first published in 2012 in Dutch. The Dutch edition won the Libris/ Nasionale Nederlandse Geskiedenis Prys. Translated into Afrikaans by Anne-Marie Mischke.

"Verskuif die genre van nie-fiksie na 'n uitsonderlike hoë literȇre vlak" Beoordelaarsverslag vie die AKO-Literatuurprys

Martin Bossenbroek is Associate Professor in History at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.
Bulbring (E.) THE MARK,
229 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
A futuristic thriller for young adults. In a post-conflagration world where people's lives are controlled by a mark at the base of their spine, a fifteen-year-old girl decides to challenge her destiny.

Edyth Bulbring was born in Boksburg and grew up in Port Elizabeth. She has written five other young adult novels. "Mollyz Fatty and Me" won the Percy Fitxpatrick Prize for youth literature. She lives in Johannesburg.
Couzens (T.) THE GREAT SILENCE, from Mushroom Valley to Delville Wood, South African forces in World War One
266 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R190
Tim Couzens discusses each of the five theatres of action which confronted South African troops during World War I: German South West Africa, German East Africa, Agagia in Egypt, the Western Front in Europe, and South Africa itself during The Rebellion. He also includes a chapter on the contribution of black South African troops.

Tim Couzens is also the author of "Tramp Royal", "Murder at Morija" and "South African Battles".
de Kok (I.), de Lange (J.) & Mashego (G.) comps. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume IV
152 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition selected by Ingrid de Kok, Johann de Lange and Goodenough Mashego.

Foreword by Wally Serote.

The competition was won by Thabo Jijana. Second prize went to Rochelle Jacobs. Jim Pascual Agustin was awarded third prize.
194 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A collection of speculative fiction by Ugandan writer and filmmaker Dilman Dila. This book was shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Farred (G.), Kavwahirehi (K.) & Praeg (L.) eds. VIOLENCE IN/ AND THE GREAT LAKES, the thought of V-Y Mudimbe and beyond
228 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R255
A collection of essays honouring the intellectual legacy of Valentin Mudimbe. The essays focus on the question of violence and its effects in Africa generally, and specifically in the Great Lakes region of Africa. This publication emerged from a seminar held at Rhodes University in August 2013.

Contributions include:
"For a Common Ascension in Humanity: the intellectual's mission in the Great Lakes region" by Kasereka Kavwahirehi
"Life, 'Life' and Death" by Grant Farred
"Violence and Details of Violence in the Novels of V-Y Mudimbe" by Justin Bisanswa
"A Phenomenology of Violence" by Laura Kerr
"On the Banality of Violence: state, power and the everyday in Africa" by Zubairu Wai
"Postcards from the Postcolony" by Leonhard Praeg.

Grant Farred in Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University.
Kasereka Kavwahirehi is Professor of French at the University of Ottawa.
"Leonhard Praeg is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
295 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A novel about a sixteen-year-old boy at a magical training school that comes under attack.

"Charlie Human is a literary Yosemite Sam, packing ideas into his books like dynamite, with a wonderfully demented glee." Lauren Beukes, author of "Moxyland", "Zoo City", "Shining Girls" and "Broken Monsters"

"Dark, mad, imaginative, and hilarious; 'Kill Baxter' is a joy" Scifinow

Charlie Human is the author of "Apocalypse Now Now". He lives in Cape Town.
Kapp (T.) OORSEE,
91 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R175
An Afrikaans play about a group of people on board a ship headed for an uncertain destination. This play was first staged at the Clover Aardklop Nasionale Kunstefees in 2013.

Tertius Kapp is a South African poet, playwright, actor, director and producer. His play, "Rooiland", won the Aardklop-Smeltkroes Prize in 2011.
278 pp., paperback, Dorpspruit , 2013. R225
A collection of essays about churches in societies in transition.

Contributions include:
"Public Church and Public Theology in South Africa's Political Transformation" by Katrin Kusmierz and James Cochrane
"The Role of the Churches in Mozambique's Journey from War to Peace" by Benedict Schubert
"New Socio-ethical Concepts in Public Theology in Transformational Processes in Asia, Africa, and Latin America" by Christine Lienemann-Perrin.

Lundy (M.) EASY WALKS IN THE CAPE PENINSULA, revised and updated
190 pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, CapeTown, (1997) 2014. OUT OF PRINT
Mike Lundy introduces an undemanding walk for every weekend of the year. In this new edition all maps and route descriptions have been updated. It also includes a new walk.
Lundy (M.) WEEKEND TRAILS IN THE WESTERN CAPE, revised and updated
182 pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (1992) 2014. R170
Twenty-four two-day hiking trails, most within two hours' drive from Cape Town. For the new edition all maps and route descriptions have been updated.
Nataniël 150 STORIES,
517 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R250
A collection of stories from six of Nataniël's previous publications, as well as ten new stories.

In English and Afrikaans.

Musician, writer and cook Nataniël is one of South Africa's most popular Afrikaans entertainers.
237 pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A collection of short stories, first published in Afrikaans. The Afrikaans edition was awarded the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize and the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize.

"Cool, intelligent, unsettling and deeply felt, Naudé's voice is something new in South African writing." Damon Galgut, from his introduction

"Naudé writes compellingly about South Africa and its dilemmas, but he is equally at home in many other places, in Hanoi, Phoenix, London, Tokyo. His characters are restless, drifting between cultures and languages, the farm and the city, the difficult present and the vanished past...This is fiction attuned to the 'borderless world' inhabited by the 'lapsed South Africans' of the post-apartheid era. Naudé's debut was acclaimed in the Afrikaans literary world, marking the arrival of a questioning, cosmopolitan writer. This English translation will bring him the wider readership he deserves." Ivan Vladislaviḉ

"For the discerning reader the substantial stories in this collection provide a feast of rare originality and revelatory power. In exquisitely honed classical prose and with acute psychological insight Naudé shows how the social forces of our times bear upon the private lives of individuals. He is one of those rare South African writers who can subtly balance a relentless investigation of contemporary political conditions with an informed interest in the shape of mourning and desire in his characters." Marlene van Niekerk

SJ Naudé studied law at the University of Pretoria as well as at Cambridge and Columbia. Having worked in New York and London for many years he currently lives in Cape Town. In 2013 he was awarded the Jan Rabie and Marjorie Wallace Writing Scholarship.
Pahad (A.) INSURGENT DIPLOMAT, civil talks or civil war?
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

A memoir by Aziz Pahad, in which he discusses the role he played in the secret talks between the ANC and the South African government that paved the way for official negotiations. He also recounts his early years in South Africa, his time in exile in London, and provides insight into the leadership of Oliver Tambo, Thabo Mbeki and Yusuf Dadoo.

"Aziz Pahad brings to us that rare human species, an Insurgent Diplomat. If the insurgent seeks to overturn an order, a diplomat is committed to preserve and represent it. If the two meet, it is as protagonists. In this unusual memoir, Aziz Pahad gives us a rare glimpse, at once personal and political, of a gentleman revolutionary who seeks to subvert an order with a soft voice. There is no other book like it." Mahmood Mamdani, Professor of Anthropology, Political Science and African Studies at Columbia University

In 1964 Aziz Pahad was banned by the apartheid government and went into exile. He helped develop the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the UK and Europe. In 1984 he was elected as a member of the Central Committee of the SACP and in 1985 as a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa from 1994 to 2008. He was one of the Cabinet ministers who resigned following the recall of Thabo Mbeki. In 2014 President Jacob Zuma appointed him as a Presidential Envoy to deal with the Middle East crisis.
Sadleir (E.) & de Beer (T.) DON'T FILM YOURSELF HAVING SEX, and other legal advice for the age of social media
195 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Emma Sadleir and Tamsyn de Beer run a social media law consultancy in Johannesburg. In this book they outline the laws and rules applicable to what can be said and done on social media, and discuss the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks people face online.
Siko (J.) INSIDE SOUTH AFRICA'S FOREIGN POLICY, diplomacy in Africa from Smuts to Mbeki
336 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2014. R325
John Siko's comparative analysis of foreign policy making in the old and new South Africa.

"John Siko has written the finest and most comprehensive account of South Africa's foreign policy to date. It is an irony that the foreign policy of an apartheid era was more active internationally, beyond Africa, than South African foreign policy is today. At the same time, Thabo Mbeki's painstaking 'African diplomacy' within Africa is captured by Siko in a compelling fashion, especially in its Zimbabwean dimension. The various think tanks and interest groups, some public and others secret, are all represented here in a valuable and important book." Stephen Chan, SOAS, University of London

"Dr Siko has produced an innovative and perceptive study of the varying impact of key South African elites on the foreign-policy decision-making process. It is closely argued, based on a formidably wide-range of sources including productive interviews with many of the key actors. The tone and substance of the book demonstrates a commendable scholarly detachment; it will certainly be a valuable text for those interested in a variety of fields including foreign-policy analysis, democratic theory and practice and transitional politics." J.E. Spence, King's College, London

Analyst and diplomat John Siko joined the US Government in 2000 and served in Pretoria (2004-6) and Cape Town (2008-11). He is also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown and George Washington Universities in Washington DC.

605 pp. paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R255
"Ballade vir 'n Enkeling" was a popular Afrikaans TV series in the mid-1980’s. Leon van Nierop retells the story: a top South African novelists disappears and a woman crime journalist is given the job of finding out what happened to him.
Zapiro IT'S CODE RED!, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R175
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

"Zapiro is by far South Africa's most loved and, might I add, vilified cartoonist. Loved, because he's our collective voice of reason. And vilified, well, because he's our collective voice of reason." Brett Murray, artist

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.

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