New Arrivals 5th to 11th of December 2014

Allfrey (E.) ed. AFRICA 39, new writing from Africa south of the Sahara
361 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2014) 2014. R410
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.
Breytenbach (K.) ESTER,
335 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
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).
Melber (H.) UNDERSTANDING NAMIBIA, the trials of independence
300 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
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.
Nomvete (P.) DANCING TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM, in search of my spiritual home
200 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195
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, Cape Town, 2014. R290
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

Contributions include:
"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.

Terreblanche (S.) WESTERN EMPIRES, Christianity, and the inequalities between the West and the rest, 1500-2010
584 pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2014. R360
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).
Younghusband (T.) WALLOP!, an advertising phenomenon called Rightford, Searle-Tripp & Makin
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R325
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.

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