New Arrivals 18th to 24th of July 2015

Alfred (L.) WHEN THE LIONS CAME TO TOWN, the 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa
252pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2014. R220
Sports journalist Luke Alfred recreates the infamous 1974 British Lions rugby tour of South Africa, and discusses its consequences. The Springboks were beaten 3-0 in the four Tests, with the last one a draw.
Bundy (C.) NELSON MANDELA, a Jacana pocket biography
159pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R130
A "post-hagiographic life history" of Nelson Mandela, in which historian Colin Bundy seeks to "distinguish the actual, historical Mandela from a pervasive sense of Mandela". from the back cover

Colin Bundy is a former Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford. His books include "The Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry", "Govan Mbeki, a Jacana pocket biography" and "Short-changed? South Africa since apartheid, a Jacana pocket guide".
Coetzee (J.M.) & Kurtz (A.) THE GOOD STORY, exchanges on truth, fiction and psychoanalytic psychotherapy
198pp., paperback, London, 2015. R285
An exchange, begun in 2008, between JM Coetzee and psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz, in which they consider psychotherapy and its wider social context.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K","Disgrace" and "Diary of a Bad Year." He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Arabella Kurtz is a consultant clinical psychologist and is completing psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic. She is currently Senior Clinical Tutor on the University of Leicester clinical psychology training course.
Gadd (A.) A-Z PLACE NAMES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
223pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Ann Gadd covers over 900 settlements, villages, towns, and cities in South Africa, with information on the origins of local place names, historic facts, and things to do.
Horn (T.) BOAS MEI IS VERWARD,
177pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R210
A novel about a man so confused he ends up in hospital, where he confuses even the most educated doctors. When they send him home, he starts writing out his story on the bedroom wall.

Titus Horn is also the author of "Bomskok" and "Droster". He lives in Stanford.
Krüger (A.) KOMPLOT,
416pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R270
A thriller about plans by the Russian intelligence services to assassinate Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd. Their contact in South Africa is Thomas Jacobs, a South African anarchist recruited as an assassin during the Spanish Civil War.

"'n Meevoerende, groots opgesette roman uit die era van die Koue Oorlog. Afrikaanse spannings- en spioenasieverhale sal nooit weer dieselfde wees nie." Kerneels Breytenbach

André Krüger won the UJ Prize for his first novel, "Die Twee Lewens van Dieter Ondracek".
Lotz (S.) THE THREE,
472 pp., paperback, Rprpint, London, (2014) 2015. R175
A new novel by Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth & Nailed".

"'The Three' is really wonderful, a mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson. Hard to put down and vastly entertaining." Stephen King

"Its reminiscent of Stephen King's 'Carrie' and 'The Three' comes preloaded with praise frm the master of horror himself. It deserves it: this high-concept thriller is a blast" Guardian

"A confident, assured and thought-provoking novel that derserves as wide an audience as possible." Independent
Mano (W.) ed. RACISM, ETHNICITY AND THE MEDIA IN AFRICA , mediating conflict in the twenty-first century
347pp,. paperback, London & New York, 2015. R350
A collection of essays that rethink the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and curbing racism, ethnicity and other discrimination across Africa.

Contributions include:
"Media and Belonging in Africa: reflections on exclusionary articulation of racial and ethnic identities in Cameroon and South Africa" by Francis Nyamnjoh
"Discourses of Race in the Afrikaans Press in South Africa" by Herman Wasserman
"'Where the Streets Have No Names': mediating name change in post-apartheid South Africa" by Kristin Skare Orgeret
"'It's Our Paper!' Ethnic identity politics and indigenous language newspaper readers in Zimbabwe: the case of 'uMthunywa'" by Hayes Mawindi Mahweazara
"Race and the Reproduction of Colonial Mythologies on Land: a post-colonial reading of British media discourses on Zimbabwe" by Wendy Willems.

Winston Mano is Director of the Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster, and Principal Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies.
Marais (J.) THINGS TO DO IN MOER & GONE PLACES,
183pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A guide to over one hundred remote destinations in southern Africa. Includes information on accommodation, amenities, activities, with GPO coordinates and locator maps.
Schoeman (C.) THE UNKNOWN VAN GOGH, the life of Cornelius van Gogh, from the Netherlands to South Africa
217pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A biography of Cornelis Van Gogh, brother to Vincent and Theo, who came to South Africa in 1889, aged twenty-two, and worked as an engineer. He sided with the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War and was a commando in the Free State. Suffering from fever, he was hospitalised in Brandfort in 1900, where he committed suicide.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman's recent books include "Boer Boy", "Brothers in Arms", "Angels of Mercy", "Churchill's South Africa" and "The Somme Chronicles".
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, abridged edition, volume 1 [1960-1970]
287pp., illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R270
Compiled and coordinated by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) the Road to Democracy Project "aims to compile a chronological analysis of four decades, namely 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990 and 1990-1996.” The Abridged Edition series is much shorter that the academic versions: “the footnotes, the lengthy quotations and overwhelmingly intricate detail have been removed”.
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, abridged edition, volume 2 [1970-1980]
340pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R326
Compiled and coordinated by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) the Road to Democracy Project "aims to compile a chronological analysis of four decades, namely 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990 and 1990-1996.” The Abridged Edition series is much shorter that the academic versions: “the footnotes, the lengthy quotations and overwhelmingly intricate detail have been removed”.
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, abridged edition, volume 4 [1980-1990]
503pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R380
Compiled and coordinated by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) the Road to Democracy Project "aims to compile a chronological analysis of four decades, namely 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990 and 1990-1996.” The Abridged Edition series is much shorter that the academic versions: “the footnotes, the lengthy quotations and overwhelmingly intricate detail have been removed”.
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, abridged edition, volume 5, African solidarity
208pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R380
Compiled and coordinated by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) the Road to Democracy Project "aims to compile a chronological analysis of four decades, namely 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990 and 1990-1996.” The Abridged Edition series is much shorter that the academic versions: “the footnotes, the lengthy quotations and overwhelmingly intricate detail have been removed”.
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, abridged edition, volume 6 [1990-1996]
453pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R400
Compiled and coordinated by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) the Road to Democracy Project "aims to compile a chronological analysis of four decades, namely 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990 and 1990-1996.” The Abridged Edition series is much shorter that the academic versions: “the footnotes, the lengthy quotations and overwhelmingly intricate detail have been removed”.
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, volume 5, African solidarity, part 2
997pp., illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2014. R380
Volume 5 in The Road to Democracy Series, published by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET), focuses on the importance of African solidarity in South Africa's struggle for liberation.


Contributions include:
"The Western superpowers and the subversion of African Solidarity: the complicity of 'Francophone' countries" by Azaria Mbughuni
"African Leaders and the National Liberation Struggle in Namibia" by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
"Mozambique's Solidarity with the National Liberation Struggle in South Africa" by Alda Romão Saúte Saíde
"Angola and the Liberation of South Africa" by João Pedro Lourenço, Júlio Mendes Lopes and Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu.
South African Democracy Education Trust THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA, abridged edition, volume 3, international solidarity
393pp., illus., paperback , Pretoria, 2014. R350
Compiled and coordinated by the South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) the Road to Democracy Project "aims to compile a chronological analysis of four decades, namely 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990 and 1990-1996.” The Abridged Edition series is much shorter that the academic versions: “the footnotes, the lengthy quotations and overwhelmingly intricate detail have been removed”.
van Rensburg (R.) JUDASKUS,
333pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
An Afrikaans thriller about a detective investigating a mysterious white-collar gang seems to be self-destructing and whether or not there is a turncoat in the gang’s midst.

Rudie van Resnburg is also the author of "Kopskoot".

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