New Arrivals 7th to 13th of March 2014

Bank (A.) & Bank (L.J.) eds. INSIDE AFRICAN ANTHROPOLOGY, Monica Wilson and her interpreters
354 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge & New York, (2013) 2014. R290
A biography of South African anthropologist, Monica Wilson.

"This book is among the best written volumes I have read. It uncovers an 'unofficial' history of anthropology from South Africa. The most important relationships are between Monica and Godfrey Wilson and the black South Africans, Zambians and Tanganyikans who engaged with them as informants, interpreters and clerks, but also as culture brokers, patrons and intellectuals. A study of lived relationships, 'Inside African Anthropology' reveals the heterogeneity and negotiation in intellectual work." Nancy Jacobs, Brown University

"Combining critical intellectual history with biography, the chapters that make up this fascinating book remind us again that social anthropological scholarship has always been a 'co-production', no more so than in South Africa during the period of apartheid. Unusually, among her peers, Monica Wilson always acknowledges this fact - it was intrinsic to her life's work as a scholar and dedicated teacher." Megan Vaughan, Cambridge Univeristy

Contributions include:
"The 'Intimate Politics' of Fieldwork: Monica Hunter and her African assistants, Pondoland and the Eastern Cape, 1931–2" by Andrew Bank
"Witchcraft and the academy: Livingstone Mqotsi, Monica Wilson, and the Middledrift healers, 1945–57" by Leslie J. Bank
"Pondo pins and Nyakyusa Hammers: Monica and Godfrey in Bunyakyusa" by Rebecca Marsland
"'Your intellectual son': Monica Wilson and her students at Fort Hare, 1944–6" by Seán Morrow
"'Part of one whole': anthropology and history in the work of Monica Wilson" by Seán Morrow and Christopher Saunders
"Gleanings and leavings: encounters in hindsight" by Pamela Reynolds

Andrew Bank is Associate Professor and head of the History Department at the University of the Western Cape. He has been commissioning editor of the journal, "Kronos: southern African histories" since 2001.
Leslie Bank is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Fort Hare. He is the author of "Home Spaces, Street Styles: contesting power and identity in a South African city".
de Beer (J.), Armstrong (C.), Oguamanam (C.) & Schonwetter (T.) eds. INNOVATION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, collaborative dynamics in Africa
408 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R412
A collection of essays that explore that complex relationships between intellectual property (IP) rights and the innovation they are meant to encourage. Case studies were undertaken and evidence collected in nine African countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Egypt.

Contributions include:
"Consideration of a Legal 'Trust' Model for the Kukula Healers' TK Commons in South Africa" by Gino Cocchiaro, Johan Lorenzen, Bernard Maister and Britta Ruterr
"The State of Biofuel Innovation in Mozambique" by Fernando dos Santos and Simão Pelembe
"Perspectives on Intellectual Property from Botswana's Publicly Funded Researchers" by Njoku Ola Ama
"Current Realities of Collaborative Intellectual Property in Africa" by Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Chidi Oguamanam and Tobias Schonwetter.
Englebert (P.) & Dunn (K.C.) INSIDE AFRICAN POLITICS,
451 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R385
Published in the USA and UK in 2013.

An introduction to contemporary African politics intended as a resource for scholars.

Pierre Englebert is Professor of Political Science at Pomona College. He is the author of "Africa: unity, sovereignty, and sorrow" and "State Legitimacy and Development in Africa".
Kevin Dunn is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the author of "The Politics of Origin in Africa: autochthony, citizenship, and conflict" and "African Guerrillas: raging against the machine".
Garisch (D.) DANCE WITH SUITCASE, a memoir resting on movement
129 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180
A memoir by medical doctor, author, poet, and amateur dancer Dawn Garisch.

Dawn Garish is also the author of the novels, "Once, Two Islands" (2007) and "Trespass" (2009), a collection of poems, "Difficult Gifts (2011), and "Eloquent Body" (2012), a book about the relationship between our bodies and our creative selves. In 2011 she won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for her poem, "Miracle".
354 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edtion, Johannesburg, 2014. R260
Also published in the UK and USA in 2014.

A memoir by South African journalist and author Mark Gevisser.

"...a memoir about journeys, which begins with those his Jewish forebears made from both Ireland and Lithuania, narrowly escaping the pogroms, swiftly becomes one about boundaries. Gevisser is fascinated by the frontiers — physical, legal and psychological — separating townships from affluent suburbs, black men from white women and men from one another...Gevisser is both a journalist and a campaigning gay activist, so much of his memoir focuses on the subterfuges that closet gays and lesbians were forced to adopt in order to meet and mate in a system that was as prudish as it was racist...A humane and enlightened observer, Gevisser has pulled off what every memoirist hopes but often fails to achieve, capturing both an extraordinary chapter of history and the essence of a turbulent, shifting society via the examination of his own life." Michela Wong in the Spectator

Gevisser is an Open Society Fellow and writer-in-residence at the University of Pretoria, where he teaches in the journalism programme. His latest book, "Thabo Mbeki: the dream deferred", won the Sunday Times 2008 Alan Paton Prize and the NB Books 2008 Recht Malan Prize. He lives in France and South Africa.
Jorens (Y.) ed. HIV AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW, the SADC region
142 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R207
A collection of papers presented at the SADC Regional Conference on the impact of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic on Social Law which took place in Maputo, Mozambique, in March 2011. Representatives of ILO, the SADC tribunal and academics from universities in the SADC region assess to what extent national governments have enacted measures to deal with HIV-related issues in the domains of labour law, health law, social protection and social security law.
Magona (S.) STRONGER THAN LION, African Folk Tales 1
35 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R59
A traditional African tale retold for children by Sindiwe Magona.

Other tales in the series @ R59 each:
"Greedy Man, Kind Rock, African folk tales 2"
"The Stranger and his Flute, African folk tales 3"
"Nokulunga, mother of goodness, African folk tales 4"
"Buhle, the calf of many colours, African folk tales 5"
"The Woman on the Moon, African folk tales 6"
"How Dassie Missed Getting a Tail, African folk tales 7"
"The Cruel King Lives, African Folk Tales 8"
"Today, We Plant a Chief, African folk tales 9"

These tales are also available in Xhosa.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and the novels, "Mother to Mother" and "Beauty's Gift".
Mphahlele (E.) AFRIKA MY MUSIC, an autobiography 1957-1983
245 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1984) 2013. R200
A reprint of Es'kia Mphahlele's second autobiography. His first autobiography is entitled "Down Second Avenue" (1959).

South African writer, educationist, artist and activist Es'kia Mphahlele (1919-2008) wrote more than 30 short stories, two verse plays and a number of poems.
In 1984 he was awarded the Order of the Palm by the French government. He was the recipient of the 1998 World Economic Forum Crystal Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts and Education. In 1998 Nelson Mandela awarded him the Order of the Southern Cross.
Rademeyer (J.) KILLING FOR PROFIT, exposing the illegal rhino horn trade
328 pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2012) 2013. R245
Journalist Julian Rademeyer investigates the underworld of illegal rhino poaching and horn trading, travelling between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the black markets of Southeast Asia.

"This is grand investigative journalism on a scale seldom seen...A meticulous, devastating and courageous account of the demise of one of South Africa's most prized assets..." Jacques Pauw, journalist and author of "In the Heart of the Whore", "Into the Heart of Darkness", "Dances with Devils" and "Rat Roads"
Vinson (R.T.) THE AMERICANS ARE COMING!, dreams of African American liberation on segregationist South Africa
235 pp., paperback, Athens, 2012. R495
Robert Trent Vinson argues that even though African Americans suffered under Jim Crow racial discrimination they were viewed by oppressed black South Africans as role models and potential liberators. Focusing on the period 1890 to 1940, he explores the ways in which many Africans embraced the idea that African Americans were essential to their goal of African independence. He looks at especially at the Marcus Garvey movements in South Africa.

Robert Trent Vinson is University Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence in history and Africana studies at the College of William and Mary.
Wynberg (R.) & Hauck (M.) eds. SHARING BENEFITS FROM THE COAST, rights, resources and livelihoods
189 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R280
A collection of essays that analyse the use of coastal resources in South Africa and Mozambique and the reasons for the growing levels of economic inequality between the custodians of these resources and those exploiting them.

Contributions include:
"Coastal Communities and Livelihoods in South Africa and Mozambique" by Maria Hauck, Philile Mbatha and Rachel Wynberg
"Mining and the Myth of Benefits in South African Rural Coastal Communities" by Philile Mbatha and Rachel Wynberg
"Sharing Benefits from Tourism in Mozambique: pitfalls and possibilities" by Mayra Pereira and Maria Hauck
"The Impact of Policy and Law on Benefit Sharing: a case from Mozambique" by Gareth Johnstone and Rouja Johnstone.

Maria Hauck was a senior researcher at the Environmental Evaluation Unit in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town for eleven years. She is now affilitated to the university as an Honorary Research Associate.
Rachel Wynberg is an academic, activist and policy adviser, based at the Environmental Evaluation Unit in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town, where she is Associate Professor.

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