New Arrivals 18th to 24th of April 2015
the regulation of sexualities in South African secondary schools
A multi-school study that examines whether or not South African schools are meeting their constitutional requirements in relation to sexual diversity. Based on interviews with learners, teachers, school managers and parents, the study provides an account of how schools understand and respond to homosexuality and uncovers the prejudice against LGBTI people.
Deevia Bhana is Professor in the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Cousins (B.) & Walker (C.) eds.
LAND DIVIDED, LAND RESTORED,
land reform in South Africa for the 21st century
314pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback,
A collection of essays on the question of land reform in South Africa.
"The Natives Land Act of 1913: a template but not a turning point" by William Beinart and Peter Delius
"The Land and its Languages: Edward Tsewu and the pre-history of the 1913 Land Act" by Jacob Dlamini
"Environmental Change in Twentieth-Century South Africa and its implications for land reform" by M.Timm Hoffman
"Law, Land and Custom, 1913-2014: what is at stake today?" Annika Claasens
"Who, What, Where, How, Why? The many disagreements about land redistribution in South Africa" by Ruth Hall
"The 'Land Question': the South African constitution and the emergence of a conservative agenda" by Sipho Pityana
"Baas van die Plaas/ Izwe Lethu": essay in fragments and two villanelles exploring different relationships to land in some indigenous poetic texts" by Antjie Krog
""Sketch Map to the Future: restitution unbound" by Cherryl Walker
"'Through a Glass Darkly': towards agrarian reform in South Africa" by Ben Cousins.
Ben Cousins holds a DST/NRF Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape.
Cherryl Walker is Professor of Sociology at the University of Stellenbosch and the author of "Landmarked".
Daymond (M.) ed.
selected letters of Dora Taylor, Bessie Head & Lilian Ngoyi
360 pp., paperback,
The private correspondence of three women who contributed to the struggle for liberation in southern Africa. Dora Taylor was a member of the Non-European Unity Movement and a writer. Lilian Ngoyi was an ANC leader, orator, and one of the organisers of the 1956 Women's March to the Union Buildings. Bessie Head wrote novels, short stories and social history. Dora Taylor's letters were written in the 1960s, Lillian Ngoyi's in the 970s and Bessie Head's from the late 1960s to the 1980s. Although these women didn't know each other they are linked by their political sympathies, the nature of their work, and the fact that each had to endure a form of exile.
Margaret Daymond is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Fellow of the University.
TO QUOTE MYSELF,
208pp., colour illus., paperback,
Khaya Dlanga in an author, blogger, and Senior Communications Manager for Content Excellence at Coca-Cola. In this memoir he writes about his upbringing in rural Transkei, his experiences as a stand-up comedian and how he overcame homelessness to become an influential marketer. He published "In My Arrogant Opinion" in 2012.
"It's in Khaya's nature to be a storyteller; 'To Quote Myself' shows just how much he has nurtured his craft over the years. This book is like my favourite thing: crisp white linen. Yes, the bed is freshly made but the fun is getting into it and finding your own space. I found my space so many times in this book. It is a must read!" Anele Mdoda
RACE, CLASS AND POWER,
Harold Wolpe and the radical critique of apartheid
An intellectual biography of Harold Wolpe and of South Africa's left in the 1970s. It also assesses the ongoing impact of Wolpe's ideas in the post-apartheid present.
"This book is a significant and provocative intervention in three discussions, namely the evolution of the analysis of South African society and its history; the role of intellectuals and social theory in the liberation struggle, and the place and content of social analysis in developing political strategy, and particularly in elaborating alternatives to the sterile policies of the ANC government. I strongly and forcefully recommend this book." Dan O'Meara, Département de science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal
"Friedman not only shows why Harold Wolpe's writings had such an impact in the 1970s and 1980s; he also argues convincingly that Wolpe's later writings - their call for 'continuous critique' and awareness of a compromised 'transformation' - pose important questions for today's South Africa." Colin Bundy, Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford
Steven Friedman directs the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg.
THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD,
prelude by Paula Fourie, with extracts from Athol Fugard's unpublished notebooks, the final verson
A play about "the loss of innocence and the need to maintain a sense of wonder at the fleeting beauty of the world." from the back cover
This play premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, USA, in 2014. An expanded version was subsequently staged in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Bloemfontein. This publication reflects the South African production, and is regarded by the authors as the final and definitive one.
Haferburg (C.) & Huchzermeyer (M.) eds.
URBAN GOVERNANCE IN POST-APARTHEID CITIES,
modes of engagement in South Africa's metropoles
337pp., illus., maps, paperback,
First SA Edition,
First published in Germany in 2014.
A collection of essays on the governing of post-apartheid cities.
"This is the most important work yet on cities in post-apartheid South Africa. It does not reduce them to technical problems and their residents to recipients of 'service delivery'. Rather, it sees cities as what they are - political spaces in which some fight for inclusion while others work to exclude them. Its chapters produce detailed accounts of the alliances and conflicts that are generated daily in our cities - they are essential reading for an understanding of urban South Africa today." Steven Friedman, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg
"The External and Internal Context for Post-Apartheid Urban Governance" by Alison Todes
"The Agonistic State: metropolitan government responses to city strife post-1994" by Li Pernegger
"Contours of Urban Community Politics: learning from Johannesburg" by Obvious Katsaura
"Reconceptualising Xenophobia, Urban Governance and Inclusion: the case of Khutsong" by Joshua Kirshner
"The Private Security Industry in Urban Management" by Tessa Diphoorn
"The Local Governance Dynamics of International Accolades: Cape Town's designation as World Design Capital 2014" by Laura Wenz
"Women and Urban Governance: the disjuncture between policy and everyday experiences" by Kira Erwin, Orli Bass and Jennifer Houghton.
Christoph Haferburg is an urban geographer at the Institute for Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Maries Huchzermeyer is Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
160pp., illus., paperback,
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Joan Hambidge.
Joan Hambidge has published twenty-three previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000), "Visums by Verstek", (2011), "Lot se Vrou" (2012) and "Meditasies" (2013). She has been awarded the Eugene Marais Prize and the ATKV Poetry Prize.
TRIUMPHS AND HEARTACHES,
a courageous journey by South African patriots
335pp., colour illus., paperback,
The autobiography of Mosibudi Mangena, a lifelong member of the Black Consciousness Movement. Instrumental in organising the interim structure of the Black People’s Convention (BPC), he was elected as the organisation’s National Organiser in 1972. As a result of his political activities he was arrested, charged under the Terrorism Act, and imprisoned on Robben Island from 1973-8. After his release he was banned for five years and placed under house arrest. In 1981 Mengena and his family left the country for exile in Botswana, where he was elected as Chairperson of the Botswana Region of the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania (BCMA). He also served as a member of the central committee from 1982-1994. Mangena returned to South Africa in 1994 after the first democratic elections and was elected as President of the Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO). He was re-elected in 1998 and after the 1999 general election became AZAPO’s only Member of Parliament (MP). In 2001 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and served as Minister of Science and Technology from 2004 to 2009. When Thabo Mbeki resigned as President of South Africa AZAPO withdrew Mangena from his ministerial position.
Mangena is the author of four other books: "On Your Own" (1989), "A Twin World" (1996), "A Quest for True Humanity" (1996), and "My Grand Mother is Permanent" (2004).
IF WE MUST DIE,
an autobiography of a former commander of uMkhonto we Siswe
331pp., illus., paperback,
Stanley Manong left South Africa illegally after the 1976 student uprisings, joined the military wing of the ANC, uMkhonto we Sizwe, and played an active part in organising underground activities. Later he went on to study civil engineering in Hungary. After his return to South Africa in 1993, he established his own engineering company in Cape Town.
SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER,
the story of the AIDS Law Project
498pp., illus., paperback,
A history of the AIDS Law Project (ALP), a small NGO based in Johannesburg that, along with its allies in the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), used the law and collective action to fight for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. This history is told through the stories of ALP's clients and their cases. Founded in 1993, ALP transformed itself into a broader social justice programme, SECTION27, in 2010.
Foreword by Edwin Cameron.
Mukwahepo & Namhila (E.)
woman, soldier, mother
138pp., map, paperback,
In 1963 Mukwahepo and her fiancé left Namibia to go into exile. They made their way to Tanzania, where she became the first woman to undergo military training with SWAPO. For years she was the only woman in SWAPO's Kongwa camp. Later she was given the task of taking care of children in SWAPO camps in Zambia and Angola. After independence she returned to Namibia with five children. When these children were claimed by their parents Mukwahepo was left alone and, unable to find employment, survived on handouts until the government introduced a pension for veterans. Ellen Namhila records Mukwahepo's story, based on a series of five interviews she conducted with Mukwahepo over a period of fifteen years.
"Mukwahepo's story is a fascinating one that fills a gap not only in the history of the liberation struggle but also the very neglected history of how liberation movements dealt with the transition to the post-liberation period" Elinor Sisulu
Ellen Namhila is University Librarian at the University of Namibia.
PENS BEHAVING BADLY,
A collection of Paige Nick's weekly columns, with readers' responses, originally published in the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine.
First published as an e-book in 2014.
"Paige writes about many things in her columns - she is curious and thoughtful, with a fine eye for the nooks and crevices of human nature - but from time to time she also writes about sex, and sex brings out the nutters..." Darrel Bristow-Bopvey
"ONS GAAN 'N TAAL MAAK" ,
Afrikaans sedert die Patriot-jare
621pp., illus., paperback,
J.C.Steyn discusses the growth of Afrikaans into a modern language, from the beginning of the 19th century to the present.
Journalist, academic and writer J.C.Steyn is the author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction. These include the volume of poetry, "Die grammatika van liefhê" (1975), which won him the Eugène Marais Prize for debut work and the Ingrid Jonker Prize, "Tuiste in eie taal" (1980), awarded the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction and the Louis Luyt Prize, "Van Wyk Louw – ’n lewensverhaal" (1998), awarded the Stals Prize for history sciences, the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction, and the Insig prize for non-fiction, and "Die honderd jaar van M.E.R" (2004), which won the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction.
RECOVERING DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
A collection of Raymond Suttner's recent writings and essays on the challenges facing contemporary South Africa, originally published on the Creamer Media website.
Raymond Suttner is part-time Professor at Rhodes University and Emeritus Professor at the University of South Africa. During the apartheid era he was jailed for his activities as an ANC underground operative, described in his book, "Inside Apartheid's Prison" (2001). He is also the author of "The ANC Underground" (2008).
Vundla (M.) & Horwitz (A.) eds.
HOME IS WHERE THE MIC IS,
187pp., illus., paperback,
A collection of contemporary South African youth poetry. All these poets belong to the Spoken Word movement in South Africa and regularly present their work at festivals, slam competitions, open mic sessions and workshops.
a novel in 61,217 words
A novel about a young man who is asked by a friend dying of cancer to help her end her life. Set in Cape Town.
Mark Winkler is the author of "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Absolutely Everything" (2013). He lives in Cape Town.