New Arrivals 27th to 3rd of July 2015
PAN-AFRICANISM AND COMMUNISM,
the Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939
445pp., illus., paperback,
A history of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW), based in part on new materials from the archives of the Communist International in Moscow.
"The Struggle by Africans at home and in the Diaspora against the innumerable forms of exploitation and discrimination existing in the 1920s and 1930s was supported by only one major international organisation, the Comintern. This remarkable Pan-Africanist approach is fully documented and analysed in Hakim Adi's book that links the struggles in Africa, Europe and the Americas." Marika Sherwood, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
Hakim Adi is currently Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester in England. His other books include "Pan-African History: political figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787" (2003).
Davison (P.) & Folb (A.)
recalling the past, cultivating the future
119pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback,
A history of Oranjezicht, a middle-class suburb in central Cape Town. The book was inspired by the Oranjezicht City Farm, created in 2012 on the site of the original Oranje Zicht homestead. The Oranje Zicht farm was once the largest cultivated estate in the Upper Table Valley, owned by seven generations of the Van Breda family. The farm supplied fresh vegetables and fruit to the Settlement of the Cape and to the ships that anchored in Table Bay. The earliest land grant dates backs to 1709. In 1901 the estate was sold, and subdivided. The homestead was demolished in 1955.
Eloff (F.) & du Toit (K.)
SACRED SPACES AND CONTESTED IDENTITIES,
space and ritual dynamics in Europe and Africa
391pp., illus., maps, paperback,
"Sacred Space and the Ritual of the Anthill: southern African reflections" by Mogomme Masoga and Philip Nel
"The Making of Eastern Free State Pilgrimage" by Shirley du Plooy
"Economic versus Symbolic Owership of Sacred Sites in the Eastern Free State: contestations of the sacred" by Philip Nel
"Constructing 'National' Sacred Space(s) - Notes, Queries and Positions: the case of the South African Freedom Park monument" by Mogomme Masoga.
Paul Post is Professor of Ritual Studies, School of Humanities, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
Philip Nel taught at the University of the Free State from 1975 to 2009. In 2007 he established a Centre for Africa Studies at the university, where he is currently an associate researcher.
Walter van Beek is Professor of Anthropology of Religion, School of Humanities, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
THE IMPOSSIBLE FIVE,
in search of South Africa's most elusive mammals
187pp., colour illus., paperback,
Travel writer, novelist and photographer Justin Fox's account of the three years he spent travelling around South Africa in search of South Africa's most elusive mammals: Cape mountain leopard, aardvark, pangolin, riverine rabbit and naturally occurring white lion.
A SITE-BY-SITE GUIDE TO TREES IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK,
156pp., colour illus., map, paperback,
Marissa Greef has translated her guide to trees found in the Kruger National Park, published in Afrikaans in 2011 and entitled "Bome van Plek tot Plek", into English.
An Afrikaans thriller about the commander of a small police station outside Knysna and a psychopath planning revenge.
Hannes Haasbroek is Head of the History Department at the National Museum in Bloemfontein. He is also the author of a biography on Braam Fischer, "'n Seun soos Braam".
THE EMERGING DATA REVOLUTION IN AFRICA,
strengthening the statistics, policy and decision-making chain
481pp., illus., paperback,
Ben Kiregyera discusses statistical development in Africa since independence, highlights challenges, and presents frameworks, strategies, structures and initiatives that have been introduced to meet these challenges and lay a foundation for statistical developments in African countries. He also addresses the role of civil registration systems and other change agents in fostering statistical development.
Foreword by Trevor Manuel.
Matsoso (M.), Fryatt (R.) & Andrews (G.) eds.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH REFORMS 2009-2014 ,
moving towards universal coverage
In 2008 three major reviews of the South African health system were separately commissioned by the Development Bank of Southern Africa, by the Lancet Journal, and by the Ministry of Health. The findings of these reviews, published in 2009, led to major new policy initiatives. The government laid out a Ten Point Plan for transforming the health sector. This book offers an account of what was achieved between 2009 and 2014, and what remains to be done.
Malebona Precious Matsoso is Director-General of South Africa's National Department of Health.
Robert John Fryatt is an international public health specialist. He worked as an adviser to the Ministry of Health from November 2009 until July 2013, and continues as part-time adviser.
Gail Andrews is currently senior technical adviser to the Director-General: National Department of Health.
Ngwena (C.) & Durojaye (E.) eds.
STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS IN THE AFRICAN REGION THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS ,
This book uses rights-based frameworks to address some of the sexual and reproductive health challenges facing Africa, and provides human rights approaches on how these challenges can be overcome. Human rights issues addressed include access to safe abortion and emergency obstetric care; HIV/AIDS; adolescent sexual health and rights; early marriage; and gender-based sexual violence.
Charles Ngwena is Professor of Law at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
Ebenezer Durojaye is Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape,
Ntsebeza (L.) & Saunders (C.) eds.
PAPERS FROM THE PRE-COLONIAL CATALYTIC PROJECT,
160pp., illus., map, paperback,
Rethinking Africa Series,
A collection of papers that were presented at the 2014 conference held at the Centre for African Studies (CAS), University of Cape Town, under the auspices of the Pre-Colonial Catalytic Project. Part of the new Humanities Initiative of the Department of Higher Education and Training, the main aim of this project is to coordinate a network of researchers in South Africa and beyond in order to construct a pre-colonial history of South Africa.
"The Holocene Archaeology of the Karoo" by Janette Deacon
"Historical Priorities for Eastern Cape Archaeological Research" by Jeff Peires
"Ethnicity and Gender in Pre-Colonial Ndebele Societies in South Africa" by Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi
"The Five Hundred-Year Archive Online Project: a preliminary report" by Carolyn Hamilton
""Warm Yourself at the Society on Men (and Women)': reconstituting an 'ibandla' as a sphere for the literati" by Vukile Khumalo.
Lungisile Ntsebeza is A.C.Jordan Professor and DIrector of the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
Historian Chris Saunders is an associate of the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
O'Toole (S.) & Tavengwa (T.) eds.
issue 06, Cape Town, a city desired
192pp., to., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Cityscapes, a magazine published twice a year, focuses on the emergent cities of the global south.
""The Interrupter", by Lee Middleton, about Colin Barends, an ex-gangster who works to prevent deadly retaliations between gangs through conflict mediation in Hanover Park, a suburb on the Cape Flats
"The Architect" by Bekezela Phakathi, about architect Gita Goven, whose studio specialises in the design of integrated and sustainable human settlements
"The Transporter" by David Schmidt, about Thabang Molefe, a key figure in the MyCiti Integrated Rapid Transit system
"The Doppelgängers" by Kim Gurney, on the latest body of work by artists Hasan and Husain Essop
"The Healer" by Brendan Bosworh, on John Parker, a psychiatrist at Lentegeur Hospital in Mitchell's Plain who has developed programmes to address the "tik" crisis
"The Unionist" by Janine Stephen, about domestic worker and trade unionist Mina Plaatjies
"The Conservationist" by Kim Gurney, on Luzann Isaacs, manager of the Edith Stephens Wetland Park in Philippi
"Shadow of the Mountain", Ashraf Jamal on Table Mountain.
Plaatjies-Van Huffel (M-A.) & Vosloo (R.) eds.
REFORMED CHURCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE,
A selection of papers that explore the history of Reformed faith in apartheid South Africa, first presented at the conference held in May 2012 in Stellenbosch.
"The Context of Reformed Identity in South Africa During the Church Struggle Against Apartheid" by John de Gruchy
"The Voice of Protest Within the Dutch Reformed Mission Church: 1976-1986" by Nico Botha
"The Witness of the Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa 1960-1990" by Douglas Bax
"Remembering Feminist Theology in South Africa 1960-1990" by Christina Landman
"'The time for pious words is over': Beyers Naudé, decision, conscience and courage in the struggle for justice" by Allan Boesak
"The Ambiguity of Johan Heyns: sitting at Bavinck's left or right hand?" by Ernst Conradie
"Troublemaker in Israel: Nico Smith and the struggle for justice in apartheid South Africa" by Willem Saayman
"Reading the 'Belhar Confession' as a historical text" by Mary-Ann Plaatjies-Van Huffel
"Reformed Churches' Struggle for Justice: lessons learnt from their submissions before the TRC" by Christo Thesnaar.
Mary-Ann Plaatjies-Van Huffel is a senior lecturer in Ecclesiology at Stellenbosch University. In 2012 she became the Moderator of the General Synod of the Uniting Reformed 2013 she was elected one of the eight presidents of the World Council of Churches.
BLIND DATE AT A FUNERAL,
memories of growing up in South Africa
139pp., illus., paperback,
Recollections about growing up in South Africa in the 1970s, based on real events.
Author, illustrator and TV personality Trevor Romain was born in Johannesburg and currently lives in the USA. He is the author of several children's books as well as "Random Kak I Remember About Growing Up in South Africa" and "Random Kak 2: living, loving, learning and laughing in South Africa".
A PRIDE OF EAGLES,
a history of the Rhodesian Air Force
760pp., illus., maps, paperback,
Solihull & Durban,
A reprint of Beryl Salt's history of military aviation in Rhodesia from the 1920s to the disbandment of the Rhodesian Air Force (RhAF) on Zimbabwean independence in 1980.
Smuts (D.) comp.
Reprint of Danie Smuts' collection of traditional Afrikaner remedies sent to him by listeners to his popular radio programme.
Actor and radio presenter Danie Smuts died in 2003.
Strydom (W.) & Steenkamp (A.)
my bloed is blou
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
An autobiography by Wynie Strydom, as told to freelance journalist Amanda Steenkamp. Strydom worked for the Blue Bulls Rugby Union from 1992 and was the Blue Bulls Team Manager from 1997. He retired in 2013. He played rugby at school and from 1976 to 1978 played for the Blue Bulls B team.
Text in Afrikaans.
standing for truth in a jungle of opinions
An allegorical novel "about purity, second chances, and tsunamis of hatred. It is a story about wading through oceans of opinions, tunnelling through mountains of ignorance, and dancing through the joys and sorrows of life. It is a story that seeks to defend love in a society where love is constantly on trial." from the back cover
Thabang Tlaka is a psychologist, poet, playwright, Mandela Rhodes scholar, and the author of the memoir, "The Taxi Philosopher". He and his wife founded the creative hub, Crazy Poetic Ministries.
Walsh (S.) & Lalloo (A.) dir.
JEPPE ON A FRIDAY,
87 minutes, DVD,
In 2012 a team of South African women film directors came together to make his documentary. Filmed in one day, it records the lives of five men from Jeppestown, a rundown Johannesburg neighbourhood.
Zeilig (L.) comp.
voices of liberation
299pp., illus., paperback,
Foreword by the President of the Frantz Fanon Foundation and Fanon's daughter, Mireille Fanon-Mendès-France.
This book includes a biography of Frantz Fanon, a selection of his writings, and interviews with those who fought with him in the struggle against French colonialism in Algeria and Tunisia.