New Arrivals 11th to 17th of July 2015
OUR LAND, OUR LIVES, OUR FUTURE,
black South African challenges to territorial segregation, 1913-1948
258pp., illus., maps, paperback ,
Harvey Feinstein evaluates the 1913 Land Act and its consequences, and demonstrates that black South Africans continued to buy land after 1913, thereby challenging the government's territorial segregation policy.
Grobbelaar (T.) ed.
184pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback ,
Fifteen road trips through Namibia, all manageable in a normal sedan.
NALATENSKAPPE SONDER EINDE,
die verhaal van Jannie Marais en die Marais-broers
216pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w.,
A biography of Jannie Marais (1851-1915). In 1870, aged nineteen, Marais left the family farm, Coetzenberg, in Stellenbosch, with three of his brothers to seek his fortune on the diamond fields on at the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers. After his brother, Christiaan, found a fortune of diamonds here the brothers moved to Kimberley to extend their business interests. They eventually became major shareholders in De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines. On his return to Stellenbosch in 1891 Marais and one of his brothers bought the farm Coetzenburg from their mother. Jannie became a leading figure in the town and in 1910, when South Africa became a Union, he became the first representative of Stellenbosch to serve in the House of Assembly. A great philanthropist, Marais' legacy includes the founding of Stellenbosch University, Naspers and the Cape Town daily Die Burger.
DIE DAG VAN DIE LORD,
An Afrikaans novel about a man seeking revenge on Lord Kitchener for what he and his family suffered during the Anglo-Boer War.
Advocate, academic and writer Johan Kruger's other publications include the novel, "Die Vloek" (2o12).
FREEDOM IN OUR LIFETIME,
the collected writings of Anton Muziwakhe Lembede, edited by Robert R Edgar and Luyanda ka Msumza.
First SA Edition,
First published in the USA in 1996.
Anton Lembede was the first President of ANC Youth League, elected at the launch of the League in 1944. Born in 1914 on a farm in Natal, his family moved to the Orange Free State so that he could receive a formal education. He worked as a teacher and then as a lawyer, and eventually moved to Johannesburg to serve articles under Dr. Pixley ka-Isaka Seme, the veteran ANC leader. He qualified as an attorney in 1946 and partnered with Seme. He died in 1947, at the age of 33.
Lief (J.) & Thompson (A.)
I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE,
how the spirit of Ubuntu inspired an unlikely friendship and transformed a community
210pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
In 1998 young American student Jacob Lief met school teacher Malizole "Banks" Gwaxula" in a township tavern in Port Elizabeth. They became firm friends and founded the NGO Ubuntu Education Fund, committed to providing township children in Port Elizabeth with the materials, counselling, care and support they need to receive a quality education. Ubuntu Education Fund has received the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. CEO Jacob Lief is a fellow of the Aspen Institute's African Leadership Initiative and in 2010 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2012 he was selected as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative advisory board.
MOTHER TO MOTHER,
A new school edition with introduction and notes by Gareth de Villiers.
This novel is based on the death of American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl, killed by a group of young men in Guguletu, Cape Town, in August 1993. She died a few metres away from Sindiwe Magona's house, and one of the boys held responsible for the killing was Magona's neighbour's son. The novel takes the form of an epistle written by this boy's mother to Amy Biehl's mother.
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 novel, "Beauty's Gift".
A novel about an abused "black diamond" wife, married to a wealthy Johannesburg businessman.
Lebogang Neo Matseke was born in 1983. This is her first novel.
Mulgrew (N.) ed.
issue 1, 2014, Stella Natalis
61pp., illus., paperback,
uHlanga is an annual magazine of poetry and photography from, about and inspired by the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
South Africa's global propaganda war
An account of the propaganda campaign waged by the apartheid government to win support and bolster its image overseas, based on interviews with many of those involved as well as previously unreleased records from the US, British and South African archives.
"This is a tale of intrigue, rich characters and large chequebooks, played out in all the Western capitals...for those who want to understand the full intricacies of the Washington-London-Bonn-Pretoria relationship during the years of white minority rule, and the tough strategic and moral questions it raised." Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism, WUP
Ron Nixon is a Washington correspondent for the New York Times. He is also a visiting associate in the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Parkington (J.) & Dlamini (N.)
ancestors of the San
142pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback,
"This book is about connecting the concepts of evolution, fossil and first people, and in doing so attempts to present an evolutionary history of the San hunter-gatherers" pg.7
John Parkington is Senior Scholar and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town.
Nonhlanhla Dlamini is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town.
Posel (D.) & Ross (F.) eds.
ETHICAL QUANDARIES IN SOCIAL RESEARCH,
A collection of essays which discuss ethical decision-making in social science research, exposing "tensions within professional codes of ethics, as well as a range of dilemmas that arise when personal ethical convictions jostle with disciplinary and institutional ethical imperatives." from the back cover
"This is the kind of book that every serious research scholar and graduate student ought to read as a matter of urgency. A collection of essays written from an unusually wide, and unusually productive, range of disciplinary perspectives. 'Ethical Quandaries in Social Research' explores many of the most vexed issues involved in social research today. While taking seriously the formal bureaucratic requirements of ethical investigation, it also subjects them to an exceptionally thoughtful critique. But, even more than that, it brings together a number of brutally frank reflections on dilemmas - often intractable dilemmas - that have actually confronted the contributors in the field, the sorts of dilemmas that exceed formal regulation and run to the very heart of research as a knowledge-producing practice. While it does not look for easy answers, this book is a highly impressive engagement with a hugely difficult set of issues." John Comaroff, Hugh K Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, and Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University
Deborah Posel is Professor of Sociology, Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA0, University of Cape Town.
Fiona Ross is Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town.
Renssen (M.) & Aronowitz (H.)
SOUTH AFRICA FOR SOUTH AFRICANS,
191pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback,
Twenty-three driving routes of varying distances across South Africa, with information on interesting things to see or do along the routes.
THE CONGRESS OF THE PEOPLE AND FREEDOM CHARTER,
a people's history
First SA Edition,
Previously published in New Delhi in 1995.
A popular history, published in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Congress of the People and the 21st anniversary of South Africa's democracy.
The Congress of the People was held over the weekend of 25–26 June 1955 in an open field in Kliptown, south of Johannesburg. Here, the Freedom Charter was formally approved by several thousand delegates.
Forewords by Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada.
"The Freedom Charter became the beacon of the liberation movement and represented the cornerstone of demands by the Congress Movement for decades to come. Today, it remains the centrepiece of discussion and debate as we search for ways of transforming and growing our economy, reducing poverty and creating productive employment for all.
Ismail Vadi must be complimented for meticulously researching and recording the history of the Congress of the People and the Freedom Charter" Ahmed Kathrada, from his foreword
Dr Ismail Vadi is a member of the Executive Council for Roads and Transport in Gauteng. He currently serves on the Gauteng Provincial Executive Committee of the ANC. A former teacher he lectured in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand and was a founder member of the Progressive Teachers’ League and the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union.
Vahed (G.) & Waetjen (T.)
SCHOOLING MUSLIMS IN NATAL,
identity, state and the Orient Islamic Educational Institute
457pp., illus., maps, paperback,
A history of the Orient Islamic Educational Institute, founded in 1943, and their Orient Islamic School in Durban.
"This engrossing account of the vision and history of the Orient School in KwaZulu-Natal is illuminated by deep research and intimate experience. The book illustrates the role of education in shaping new communities out of the divisions of colonial, apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. Vahed and Waetjen show how the Orient enabled Muslims to envision a new future around notions of resistance, collective action and a religious modernity. This is a much-needed contribution to the scholarship on education, Islam and the shaping of identity in South Africa." Gabeba Baderoon, Co-Director of the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University and Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University
"Goolam Vahed and Thembisa Waetjen have given us a lucid and penetrating account of schooling Muslims in KwaZulu-Natal. It links an Indian Muslim schooling tradition to broader educational movements in public life, to local and global trends, all within a clearly articulated political context. Every page and chapter brims with insights and detailed information on the story of Indians and Muslims as they navigated identity, racial politics, Islamic modernity and post-apartheid education politics. Even though the book focuses on one schooling tradition, it sheds light on other initiatives among Muslims, Indians and peoples in general in South Africa. This volume sets up a high bar, and invites scholars and academics to tell the many untold stories of education in South Africa" Abdulkader Tayob, Professor of Religious Studies and NRF Chair of Islam, African Publics and Religious Values, Unniversity of Cape Town
Goolam Vahed is an Associate Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His recent books include "Chatsworth: the making of a South African township", edited with Ashwin Desai, and "Crossing Space and Time in the Indian Ocean: early Indian traders in Natal, a biographical study", co-authored with Surendra Bhana.
Historian Thembisa Waetjen is currently an Honorary Research Associate in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Durban University of Technology. She is also the author of "Workers and Warriors" and "Gender, Modernity and Indian Delights: the Women's Cultural Group of Durban, 1954-2910", co-authored with Goolam Vahed.
van Onselen (G.)
the ambiguities of being South African
Journalist and political commentator Gareth van Onselen examines some of the contradictions and ambiguities that define life in South Africa: patriarchy and equality; racial nationalism and liberal individualism; modernity and traditionalism; democracy and monarchy; freedom and control; culture and constitutionalism; wealth and poverty.
Gareth van Onselen writes for the Sunday Times and Business Day.
van Tonder (G.)
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE,
Rhodesia Native Regiment & Rhodesian African Rifles
88pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback,
Commissioned by the Rhodesian African Rifles Regimental Association (UK), this book is a tribute to the men who died in the service of the Rhodesia Native Regiment (RNR) and its successor Rhodesian African Rifles (RAR). Includes brief histories of the RNR and RAR, rolls of honour and information on honours, awards, colours and uniforms.
Gerry van Tonder was a District Officer with Internal Affairs during the Bush War. He now lives in the UK. He is also the co-author of "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour 1966-1981", "Rhodesia Regiment 1899-1981" and "Operation Lighthouse Intaf: para-military civilians in Rhodesia's Bush War".
van Wyk (I.)
A CHURCH OF STRANGERS,
the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa
280pp., illus., paperback,
First SA Edition,
First published in the UK in 2014.
A study of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), a church of Brazilian origin that has been very successful in establishing branches and attracting followers in South Africa since the early 1990s.
"....a well-written, rich and provocative contribution to the study of Christianity and urban life in contemporary Africa. Van Wyk's central argument - that the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in Durban offers its members a 'technology' rather than a social organisation - is highly original and likely to cause considerable debate inside and outside of academia." Harri Englund, University of Cambridge
"In what is by far the most profound and wide-ranging study of one of the world's most challenging and disconcerting religious phenomena, Ilana van Wyk has produced a truly engrossing work of ethnography...Some of the case material is deeply distressing, but the analytical fruits will be with us for a long time to come." David Lehmann, Univesity of Cambridge
Ilana van Wyk is an anthropologist and a researcher working at the Institute for Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town.
Villa-Vicencio (C.), Doxtader (E.) & Moosa (E.) eds.
THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE AND THE AFRO-ARAB SPRING,
a season of rebirth?
225pp., map, paperback,
First SA Edition,
Published in the USA in 2015.
This book examines the connection between the call for a political-cultural renaissance that emerged as apartheid ended in South Africa and the popular revolts of 2011 in the Arab Spring countries.
"Anyone who wants to understand what is going on in Africa today needs to read this book. The birth of the African Renaissance and Afro-Arab Spring has injected hope and produced its disappointments. The continent's future is uncertain. I suggest, however, that future generations will look back to this time as a crucial turning point in African and global politics. This book plumbs the depths of Africa's quest for rebirth, often against overwhelming forces of resistance-with tentacles reaching deep into the West, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, and elsewhere." Desmond Tutu
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki. Epilogue by Ali Mazrui.
"From Cairo to the Cape: The dilemmas of revolution" by Shamil Jeppie
"Gathering the Pieces: the structural, social, and psychological elements of African renewal" by Don Foster
"Understanding a Flawed Miracle: the history, dynamics, and continental implications of South Africa’s transition" by Charles Villa-Vicencio
"Irreconcilable Truths? Gender-based violence and the struggle to build an inclusive history" by Helen Scanlon
"The Pharaoh Returns: The ‘politics of order’ and the Muslim yearning for freedom" by Ebrahim Rasool
"The One and the Many: religious coexistence and belonging in post-apartheid society" by Abdulkader Tayob
"A ‘New’ Pan-Africanism" by Chris Landsberg.
Charles Villa-Vincencio is a visiting professor in the Conflict Program at Georgetown University and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town.
Erik Doxtader is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town.
Ebrahim Moosa is a professor of Islamic Studies with appointments in the Department of History and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.