New Arrivals 20th to 26th of June 2015

Albertyn (C. ) ed. KEEPING TIME, 1964-1974, the photographs and Cape Town jazz recordings of Ian Bruce Huntley
159pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Durban, 2013. R620
A selection of photographs of South African jazz musicians from the Ian Bruce Huntley archive, together with the discography of live jazz recordings he made in Cape Town between 1964 and 1972. All these recordings can now be listened to, for free, through the Electric Jive blog. Musicians include Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Kippie Moeketsi, Tony Schilder, Chris Schilder, Roy Petersen, Cliffie Moses, Selwyn Lissack and Morris Goldberg.
De Oliveira (R.) MAGNIFICENT AND BEGGAR LAND, Angola since the civil war
291pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
First published in the UK in 2015.

Ricardo Soares De Oliveira documents the rise of Angola's economy: the government, backed by an alliance with China and working with hundreds of thousands of expatriates, has pursued an agenda of state-led national reconstruction which has resulted in double-digit growth.

"A lucid, clear and remarkably well-informed look at a particularly complex and so often absurd country, served by writing of a rare literary quality. Brilliant." José Eduardo Agualusa, Angolan novelist

"A stunning book, which takers the lid off Angola in a way that I have never seen equalled for any African state. Essential for understanding Angola, and African development, and especially the 'African miracle', more widely." Christopher Clapham, University of Cambridge

"Nothing like this book has existed. It provides a hugely informative insight into Angola's extraordinary transformation, showing superbly how this state has monopolised politics and rebuilt its place in the world but has not, at any rate as yet, become a developmental state delivering widespread material benefits." Christopher Cramer, SOAS, University of London

Ricardo Soares De Oliveira is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin.
Grobler (J.) OORLOG-BEELD, nuusblad oor die stryd tussen Boer en Brit
368pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R295
The history of the Anglo-Boer War, told from the point of view of the Boers and presented as a series of articles in an imaginary newspaper.

Originally published as a series in Beeld, an Afrikaans daily newspaper. Published in English translation in 2004 as "The War Reporter: the Anglo-Boer War through the eyes of the burghers". In this new edition the original articles have been edited and material and photographs added.
304pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , Johannesburg, 2015. R250
John Hanks' account of Operation Lock, a secret initiative to undermine rhino poaching in southern Africa launched in 1987. According to Hanks this intiative was funded by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the founding president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It was staffed by mercenaries working for a private company headed by David Stirling, founder of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS). The covert unit operated against smugglers in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and other southern African countries, and game rangers were trained to pose as horn traders in order to entrap buyers. When Operation Lock became public in 1990 WWF denied any involvement, claiming that the operation was a private matter between Hanks, then head of the Africa Programme at WWF-International, and Prince Bernhard, and that no WWF funds were spent on the project. At the time Hanks signed a statement assuming responsibility for Operation Lock. In the books he also addresses the current rhino poaching crisis, and is deeply critical of the policies to curb poaching.

British zoologist and conservationist John Hanks has worked in several African countries, including Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. He has held a number of positions, including Chief Professional Officer for the Natal Parks Board; Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences and then the first Director of the Institute of Natural Resources at the University of Natal; the Director of the Africa Program for WWF International; the Chief Executive of WWF-South Africa; and the first Executive Director of the Peace Parks Foundation.
45pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R160
A collection of poems by Mathews Phosa, mostly written while he was in exile as a commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) unit.

Mathews Phosa was born in Mbombela township in Nelspruit, but grew up in a rural area near Potgietersrus (Mokopane). He left South Africa in 1985 and in 1986 became regional commander of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC. He returned to South Africa in 1990, was involved in the negotiations with the Nationalist Party government, played an important part in CODESA, and headed the ANC's legal department. After the 1994 elections he was appointed Premier of Mpumalanga. He has also published a collection of Afrikaans poems, "Deur die Oog van 'n Naald".
Rose-Innes (H.) GREEN LION,
264pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R240
"Rose-Innes has written another extraordinary novel, lyrical, deftly plotted, and as full of life as the Ark. In the Cape Town of her imagination, a place both utterly strange and eerily familiar, wilderness is always pressing up against the fence. The 'animal', she suggests, is not just out there but in here, shaping what we do and say, embedded in language itself like a stubborn gene." Ivan Vladislavić

"'Green Lion' sees humanity's longing for the wilderness of animals as a desire for what remains most alien to our rational selves. Catching the animal heart in all of us, Rose-Innes imagines a world where ferocity itself is pushed to the brink of extinction. Poignant and unsentimental, this is an urgent story of quiet, lurking terror." Patrick Flanery

Henrietta Rose-Innes is the recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the African PEN Literary Award. She is the author of the novels, "Shark's Egg", "The Rock Alphabet" and "Nineveh" and the short story collection, "Homing". She lives and works in Cape Town.
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A novel about a young journalist trying to live her own life and be a supportive daughter to her unconventional family. Set in a small town in rural KwaZulu-Natal,

Journalist Dalema Theron was born in KwaZulu-Natal and currently lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Walker (M.) THE OLD HOTELS OF CAPE TOWN (1890-1911), a history long forgotten, seldom told
84pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R365
Records the history of some of Cape Town's hotels at the end of the era of Art Noveau architecture, including The Hotel Belvedere, The Firemans' Arms, Hotel Metropole, The Kimberely Hotel, and The Mount Nelson Hotel.

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