New Arrivals 12th to 18th of December 2014

FREEDOM'S CHILD, Melanie Scholtz sings James Matthews
approx. 27 minutes, CD, , 2013. R250
"Freedom's Child" is a collaborative project between jazz singer Melanie Scholtz and revolutionary poet James Matthews.

Melanie Scholtz was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz in 2010.
James Matthews' anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights" and "Poems from a Prison Cell".
Bach (A.) THE COUNTRY COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUES, from Cape Town to Calvinia, Wellington to Wynberg
50pp., illus., paperback, No Place, No Date. R80
An A to Z of Hebrew congregations in the Cape.
Bothma (L.) REBELSPOOR, die aanloop, verloop en afloop van die Boereopstand van 1914-15
530pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Bloemfontein, 2014. R385
LJ Bothma discusses the origins, course and consequences of the Boer Rebellion of 1914-15. He traces the roots of the rebellion back to the British occupation of the Cape in 1795 and sees it effects still operating in the transition to democracy in 1994.

At the start of the First World War, when the Union government was asked by the British Government to send an army to conquer German-South West Africa, a number of high profile Afrikaner figures such as General Koos de la Rey, General Christiaan de Wet, Major J.C. Kemp, Commandant-General C.F. Beyers and Lieutenant-Colonel Manie Maritz opposed the invasion and led a rebellion in the OFS and Transvaal. Prime Minister Botha postponed the invasion of SWA and defeated the rebels.
Bulpin (T.V.) THE HUNTER IS DEATH,
488pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1987) 2014. R295
A reprint of the biography of George Bushby (1900-1968), the British colonial wildlife officer responsible for hunting down a pride of man-eating lions in the Njombe district in Tanzania. Famous as an ivory hunter, he wrote an autobiography, "No More the Tusker".

Thomas Victor Bulpin (1918-1999) is also the author of "The Ivory Trail", "Islands in a Forgotten Sea", "Lost Trails on the Lowveld" and "Natal and the Zulu Country".
Hammar (A.) ed. DISPLACEMENT ECONOMIES IN AFRICA, paradoxes of crisis and creativity
260pp., paperback , London, New York & Uppsala, 2014. R400
A collection of field studies from across sub-Saharan Africa on the intended and unexpected effects that large-scale displacement produces.

Contributions include:
"The Paradoxes of Class: crisis, displacement and repositioning in post-2000 Zimbabwe" by Amanda Hammar
"Rapid Adaptations to Change and Displacements in the Lundas (Angola)" by Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues
"Financial Flows and Secrecy Jurisdictions in Times of Crisis: relocating assets in Zimbabwe's displacement economy" by Sarah Bracking
"'No Move to Make': the Zimbabwe crisis, displacement-in-place and the erosion of 'proper places'" by Jeremy Jones.

Amanda Hammar is Research Professor at the Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen University. She co-edited "Zimbabwe's Unfinished Business: rethinking land, state and nation in the context of crisis".
MacMillan (H.) CHRIS HANI, a Jacana pocket biography
152pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R140
A short biography of Chris Hani, Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Siswe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1987 to 1992, and General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) from 1991. He was assassinated in April 1993.

Historian Hugh MacMillan is currently a research associate at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University, and an extraordinary researcher at the University of the Western Cape. His most recent book is "The Lusaka Years: the ANC in exile in Zambia 1963-94".
Mendelsohn (R.) & Shain (M.) THE JEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, an illustrated history
237pp., illus., map, paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2014. R290
A second revised edition of this illustrated history of the Jewish community in South Africa, from the arrival of the first immigrants up to the present day.

Richard Mendelsohn teaches history at the University of Cape Town and is a Deputy Dean of its Faculty of Humanities. He is the author of "Sammy Marks: 'the uncrowned king of the Transvaal'" and co-editor, with Milton Shain, of "Memories, Realities and Dreams: aspects of the South African Jewish experience".
Milton Shain teaches modern Jewish history and is Director of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town. His books include "Jewry and Cape Society: the roots of antisemitism", and Jewries at the Frontier: accomodation, identity and conflict" (co-edited with Sander Gilman).
Ntuli (P.) PITIKA NTULI, the poetry
100pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R110
Pitika Ntuli is a South African sculptor, poet, writer and academic. Born in Gauteng in 1943, he spent twenty-two years of his life in exile in Swaziland and the UK. He holds an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York. In the UK he taught at Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the London College of Printing, Middlesex University and the University of East London. Currently he is Professor Extraordinaire at Tshwane University of Technology. This collection of poetry is illustrated with images of some of his sculptures.
Penderis (I.) prod. CREDO MUTWA SPEAKS, dolphins
approx. 44 minutes, DVD, , (2011). R355
Credo Mutwa, sangoma, high sanusi and traditional historian of the Zulu nation, speaks about Africans' special relationship with the ocean and ocean creatures, especially dolphins. He also speaks about other animals sacred to African peoples.
Penderis (I.) prod. CREDO MUTWA SPEAKS, legends in stone
approx. 56 minutes, DVD, , (2011). R355
Credo Mutwa, sangoma, high sanusi and traditional historian of the Zulu nation, speaks about secret megalithic sites found all over South Africa, unknown to archaeologists.
Penderis (I.) prod. CREDO MUTWA SPEAKS, celestial knowledge
approx. 120 minutes, 2 DVDs, , (2011). R250
Credo Mutwa, sangoma, high sanusi and traditional historian of the Zulu nation, speaks about Africans' relationship with alien creatures from other planets.
Platter (E.) & Govender (D.) text & Friedman (C.) photo. DURBAN CURRY, so much of flavour, people, places & secret recipes
144pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, (Durban), 2014. R295
Foreword by Devi Sankaree Govender.

A collection of curry recipes unique to Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

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