New Arrivals 5th to 11th of December 2014
THIRD WORLD CHILD,
born white, Zulu bred
327 pp., map, paperback,
An autobiography by GG Alcock, in which he writes about growing up in rural Zululand in the 1970s and 1980s, and how this affected him as an adult.
GG Alcock's parents, Neil and Creina, lived in Msinga in rural Zululand, and worked among the Mchunu and Mthembu tribes, assisting those displaced by the apartheid government's policy of forced removals. When he was fourteen his father was killed by warring tribesmen.
"I say this is a fascinating book, perhaps even as landmark - the first report from the next South Africa." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart", which contains a chapter about the Alcocks of Msinga
Allfrey (E.) ed.
new writing from Africa south of the Sahara
361 pp., paperback,
A collection of short stories, extracts from novels, fables and other work by 39 writers from Africa south of the Sahara, or its diaspora. Writers include Mary Watson, Zukiswa Wanner, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Ondjaki, Sifiso Mzobe, Nthikeng Mohlele, Shafinaaz Hassim.
335 pp., paperback,
An Afrikaans thriller about forbidden passion and political intrigue, inspired by a meeting in 1940 between Dr D.F. Malan and a German spy, Mrs Thyra Denk.
"Wat 'n plesier. Wat 'n leeservaring. Wat 'n plot!" Hettie Scholtz
Kerneels Breytenbach is also the author of the novel "Piekniek by Hangklip" (2011).
240 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback ,
A reprint of Babel's first cookbook by renowned South African food stylist and chef, Maranda Engelbrecht. This edition has a more detailed section on Babylonstoren wine.
Babel is the restaurant at Babylonstoren farm near Franschhoek. Maranda Engelbrecht was involved in creating Babel's kitchen.
DEATH OF A SAINT,
a Deadlands novel
346 pp., paperback,
A new zombie novel in the "Deadlands" series by Lily Herne.
Lily Herne is the pseudonym of Sarah Lotz and her daughter Savannah. Sarah Lotz is the author of the novels "The Three" and "Tooth and Nailed".
the trials of independence
300 pp., paperback,
First SA Edition,
First published in the UK in 2014.
Henning Melber analyses the transformation of Namibian society since independence, explores the achievements and failures, and contrasts the rhetoric with the socio-economic and political realities.
Henning Melber was Director of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek, Research Director of The Nordic Africa Institute and Executive Director of The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, both in Uppsala. Currently he is Senior Advisor to the Foundation and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and the Centre for Africa Studies at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.
Mitchell (J.) & Rich (G.)
the real story
299 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
John Mitchell writes about his experiences as a rugby player and coach. He also gives his opinion on the future of South African rugby.
Successful and controversial rugby coach John Mitchell coached the All Blacks and the Chiefs in New Zealand, the Western Force in Australia and the Lions in South Africa.
DANCING TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM,
in search of my spiritual home
200 pp., paperback,
An autobiography by South African actress Pamela Nomvete.
Pamela Nomvete was born in Ethiopia in 1964 and moved to South Africa in 1994. She is most well known for her role in the South African television series, Generations. In her book she reveals the personal difficulties she experienced at this time in her life, which ended with her selling old clothes on the streets of Johannesburg. She now lives in the UK, and regularly appears in the British TV series, Coronation Street.
Reddy (V.) et al (eds.)
CARE IN CONTEXT,
transnational gender perspectives
420 pp., paperback,
A collection of essays that look at gender inequalities in the context of care.
"With its focus on care in Switzerland and South Africa, this book might appear to put an unusual pair side by side. It is refreshing and thought-provoking to have 'the north' and 'the south' compared in this way, and disturbing to see what this demonstrates. These well-referenced essays from a variety of disciplines constitute a rich resource for the study of care. They set an agenda for the next round of public debate and scholarship on care, both theoretical and empirical." Francie Lund, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal
"'Care in Context' brings together two of the most important themes and challenges of contemporary times: the care challenge, of how to shift the world away from uncaring and 'carelessness' towards care and caring, and the transnational challenge. 'Care in Context' is an important book, not only in terms of these urgent issues, but moreover as a model for further collaborations between 'the global North' and 'the global South'. I recommend it very warmly indeed. It is above all a contribution to peace and equality." Jeff Hearn, Örebro University, Sweden; Hanken School of Economics, Finland; University of Huddersfield, UK
"Care and Social Cohesion in South Africa: political engineering versus dealing with social discordance" by Mpilo Pearl Sithole
"Parental Incapacity and Institutional Non-Responsiveness: the care framework in prenatal and early life services in South Africa" by Mokhantšo Makoae
"Are Men's Healthcare Needs Important? A critical analysis of South African health policy" by Grace Khunou
"Gender and Care in the Non-Profit Sector in South Africa: implications for welfare policy" by Leila Patel
"Narratives of Gender and Practices of Care Among Young People in Contemporary South Africa" by Tamara Shefer
"'I Am a Male, Although I Am a Little Bit Soft': men, gender, and care work in South Africa" by Robert Morrell and Rachel Jewkes
"Fragile Families' Experiences of Caring for HIV-Positive Children: selected cases from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal" by Nomvuyo Nkani.
Christianity, and the inequalities between the West and the rest, 1500-2010
584 pp., hardback, d.w.,
Sampie Terreblanche addresses the acute problem of global inequality, arguing that empire building is at the root of it.
"The reality of inequality has moved to the centre of the political stage at both global and at national level. To understand the problem, history has made a welcome - and long overdue - return to economic analysis... Terreblanche's book is a huge and valuable contribution to possibly the most important (and also controversial) debate of our time." Francis Wilson, Emeritus Professor, School of Economics, University of Cape Town
Economist Sampie Terreblanche taught at the University of Stellenbosch. He retired as Professor of Economics in 1995 and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is the author of twelve books, including "A History of Inequality in South Africa 1952-2002 (2002).
an advertising phenomenon called Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin opened in Cape Town in 1976 and went on to become Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, one of South Africas' most successful advertising agencies.