New Arrivals 14th to 20th of March 2015

THE SPORTING MADIBA, 50 famous photos
96pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus, hardback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
A collection of photographs of Nelson Mandela with famous sportsmen and sportswomen, including Graeme Smith, John Smit, Lucas Radebe, Bryan Habana, Francois Pienaar, Ernie Els, Natalie du Toit, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, David Beckham, and Muhammad Ali.
Balaam (A.) BUSH WAR OPERATOR, memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infrantry, Selous Scouts and beyond
251pp, b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback , Solihull, 2014. R490
Andrew Balaam was a member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and later the Selous Scouts during the Rhodesian Bush War. At the end of the war he left Rhodesia and joined Ron Reid Daly and other former members of the Scouts in the Transkei, and was involved in the attempted coups in the Ciskei and Lesotho.

"The finest account I've read on the Selous Scouts. Without any kind of glorification whatsoever, Andy Balaam tells it like it was - the fear, the terror, the adrenaline highs of combat in the bush - and it is one of the first accounts to actually describe in depth the workings of the Scouts fames 'pseudo ops'." Chris Cocks, author of "Fireforce"
Evans (G.) BLACK BRAIN, WHITE BRAIN, race, racism and racial science
352pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R240
Gavin Evans challenges racist thinking and presents the theories of modern scientists and evolutionary psychologists on the origin of humans, genes, and the genesis of intelligence, to demonstrate just how uniform human beings are.

"Smart, accessible and stimulating" Jonathan Jansen, Vice Chancellor, University of the Free State.
Fedler (D.) OUT OF LINE, a memoir
283pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
An autobiography by political cartoonist Dov Fedler.

Dov Fedler was born in Johannesburg in 1940. He joined The Star newspaper as their cartoonist in the early 1970s and has been with that paper ever since.
His cartoons are also published in The Pretoria News, The Mercury, The Cape Times, and Kimberly's Diamond Fields Advertiser.
Fox (N.) A BULLET IN THE BACK, the 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion
228pp., illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R245
A novel set during the 1914 Afrikaner Rebellion.

"'A Bullet in the Back' is a fictional recreation of an episode in South African history now much forgotten but greatly in need of resurrection. In the course of his research Nigel Fox has unearthed a few surprises and, in the end, the book is a timely reminder of the catastrophe and tragedy that is civil war as something to be avoided at almost any cost." Tim Couzens, author of "The New African, a study of the life and work of H.I.E. Dhlomo", "Tramp Royal, the true story of Trader Horn", "Murder at Morija" and "South African Battles".

Nigel Fox is an independent advertising consultant and copywriter. This is his first novel.
Greaves (A.) ISANDLWANA, how the Zulus humbled the British Empire
222pp., illus, maps, paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (2011) 2014. R299
Foreword by Richard Holmes.

Adrian Greaves reconstructs the events of 22 January 1879, when the Zulu impies of King Cetshwayo defeated the British Army led by Lord Chelmsford at Isandlwana. He draws on recently discovered letters, diaries and papers of survivors and other contemporaries, such as Captain Harford of the 99th Regiments, Lieutenant Henry Curling of the Royal Artillery, August Hammar and young British nurse Janet Wells.
Israel (P.) IN STEP WITH THE TIMES, Mapiko masquerades of Mozambique
329pp., illus., maps, paperback, Athens, 2014. R495
"Marked by extensive fieldwork and deep understanding of Makonde culture and language, this pioneering study emphasizes the importance of performance to understanding the famous masked dance culture of the Makonde of Mozambique, especially the dynamic, changing nature of Makonde masking as it regularly reinvented itself in response to the shifting historical context." Edward Alpers, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles

"A mesmerising journey into a world of ever-evolving rural community consciousness, where athletics becomes aesthetics, rivalry reappears as revelry, critique chameleonises itself into celebration and magic, masquerade and materialism intertwine with and embrace each other. A provocative intellectual paean to the irrepressible inventiveness of a rural community that has been oppressed but never conquered. A dança continua!" Albie Sachs, former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Paolo Israel is a senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape.
Joubert (M.) ed. IN A BURNNG SEA, contemporary Afrikaans poetry in translation, an anthology, with an introduction and selection by André Brink
352pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R250
Includes both the original Afrikaans poems and the English translations. Poets include Breyten Breytenbach, T.T.Cloete, Johann de Lange, Joan Hambidge, Daniel Hugo, Antjie Krog, Petra Müller, Fanie Olivier, Lina Spies, Wilma Stockenström, and Marlene van Niekerk.
Mbah (S.) & Igariwey (I.) AFRICAN ANARCHISM, the history of a movement
136pp., paperback, Reprint, (Johannesburg), (1997) 2014. R170
Mbah and Igariwey explain the basic principles and practices of anarchism, explore the "proto-anarchism" of many traditional, pre-colonial societies, and argue for an anarchist reconstruction of Africa's economic and social structures.
Sitas (A.) FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, the India section
117pp., colour illus., paperback, CD, Pretoria, 2014. R245
Ari Sitas' thirty-two poems reconstruct Jules Verne's journey of 1872. The poems are accompanied by original Kerala artwork by Ammi Atmaja. There is also a CD of original Indian music composed and recorded for this book.

"The narrative is presented, amongst other things, as a quest for the holy grail of the real India. The story unfolds as a journey, an odyssey, an ode to India, with a sensuous poetic quality. The author has captured the kaleidoscope of the sub-continent, in all its infinite and palpable variety. We are dealing here with an intriguing and unusual book, which touches many modes of thinking and experience. I would describe it as a 'tour de force' - animated, passionate and compelling." Betty Govinden

Sociologist, novelist, poet, playwright and cultural activist Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. A founder member of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company, he won the 1978 Olive Schreiner Award for his play, "Randlords and Rotgut". His previous collections of poetry include "Tropical Scars" (1989), "Slave Trades" (2000), "The RDP Poems" (2004) and "Rough Music, selected poems 1989-2013" (2013). He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town.
Stejskal (J.) THE HORNS OF THE BEAST, the Swakop River campaign and World War I in South-West Africa 1914-15
140pp., maps, illus, paperback, Solihull, 2014. R375
James Stejskal examines the war fought between Allied troops from the Union of South Africa, Britain and colonial Rhodesia and German "Schutztruppe" in South-West Africa between August 1914 and July 1915, when Germany capitulated.

James Stejskal works as a consulting historian for the Namib Battlefied Heritage Project, and as a consulting archaeologist associated with the Great Arab Revolt Project in Jordan. Currently he lives in Alexandria.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 THE GONJON PIN, and other stories
247pp., paperback, Oxford & Johannesburg, 2014. R170
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes the stories that emerged from the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Zimbabwe.

The 2014 prize was won by Okwiri Oduor from Kenya, for her story, "My Father's Head".
van Tonder (T.) MY AFRICAN HEART,
259 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2012) 2014. R195
Reprint of the autobiography by Tossie van Tonder, a South African creative movement director and performing artist.

First published in 2012 as "Nobonke, she of all people".
96pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
Architect Jan van Wijk discusses the creation of the Taalmonument, which he designed in the 1960s.

Foreword by Leoni Schmidt.

Text in Afrikaans.

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