New Arrivals 25th to 31st of July 2015

Bam (B.) DEMOCRACY MORE THAN JUST ELECTIONS,
225pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
A memoir by Brigalia Bam, chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) from 1999 to 2011, and General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches from 1994 to 1999.

Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
Bond (P.) & Garcia (A.) eds. BRICS, an anti-capitalist critique
300pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
A collection of essays that critically analyze the BRICS countries' economies, societies and geopolitical strategies.

Contributions include:
"BRICS and the Sub-Imperial Location" by Patrick Bond
"BRICS Snapshots During African Extractivism" by Baruti Amisi, Patrick Bond, Richard Kamidza, Farai Maguwu and Bobby Peek
"The Story of the Hunter and the Hunted? Brazil's role in Angola and Mozambique" by Ana Garcia and Karina Kato
"Scramble, Resistance and a New Non-Alignment Strategy" by Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros.

Patrick Bond directs the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he is Senior Professor of Development Studies. He is also Professor of Political Economy at Wits University.
Ana Garcia teaches history and international relstions at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro.
Botha (L.) WONDERBOOM,
224pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R275
An Afrikaans novel set in a post-apocalyptic South Africa about a woman needing to escape from the tyrant in power in the Western Cape. Includes "photo texts" by the author.

"'n waagmoedige en meervoerende debuut" Ingrid Winterbach

Lien Botha is a well-known artist and curator. This is her first novel.
Bruce (A.) BOY ON THE WIRE,
214pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R230
A novel about three brothers: one who died from a fall, one who survived it and one who witnessed it. Alastair Bruce explores the nature of memory, and whether we can ever be certain of events that happened far in the past, their meaning and our part in them.

Alastair Bruce was born and grew up in Port Elizabeth. He currently lives in Birminghamshire, UK. He is also the author of the novel, "Wall of Days".
Chapman (J.) SATURNALIA, traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in search of an African utopia
314pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Los Angeles, 2015. R295
In 2012 American journalist Justin Chapman travelled alone by bus, train and boat across eight countries in Africa: from Cape Town, South Africa, through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Rwanda, to Mityana, Uganda.
Duvenhage (W.) & Serrao (A.) THE E-TOLL SAGA, a journey from CEO to civil activist
331pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Wayne Duvenhage, CEO of Avis Rent a Car South Africa from 2007 to 2012, is head of the civil action movement, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA), formed in March 2012 to challenge SANRAL’s decision to implement e-Tolling in Gauteng.

"...tells the tale of how every quest for justice must commence with an individual, sometimes an unlikely 'activist' like Wayne Duvenhage. But as this true tale unfolds we see how unlawful and unjust policies can be challenged by patient popular mobilisation, well-marshalled research, savvy media and use of the courts. Bravely, it is also an account of one of those rare occasions when civil disobedience is justified. These are the keys to a successful and accountable democracy. They are keys that should be held by everyone." Mark Heywood, director of Section27

Angelique Serrao is the investigations editor at The Star. She won a Standard Bank Sikuvile journalism award for her investigations into e-tolls.
Garman (A.) ANTJIE KROG AND THE POST-APARTHEID PUBLIC SPHERE, speaking poetry to power
204pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R350
Anthea Garman "looks at how Krog's particular biography and trajectory as an Afrikaans female writer have contributed to a distinctive voice emerging in public, not only in South Africa but also internationally...how, through poetry, news journalism, essays and her hybrid-genre books, Krog has developed a particular persona and subjectivity as a writer of testimony and witness" from the preface

Anthea Garman is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University.
Haslam (P.) & Lamberti (R.) WHEN MONEY DESTROYS NATIONS, how hyperinflation ruined Zimbabwe, how ordinary people survived, and warnings for nations that print money
140pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2014. R240
Haslam and Lamberti analyse the disintegration of the Zimbabwean economy within a global context, investigate the causes of hyperinflation and draw parallels between Zimbabwe and the world's developed economies, particularly the USA.

"This is a splendid book with as much to offer lay readers as economists. It is a rare example of scholarly substance combined with accessible narrative and human interest." Leon Louw, Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation

Philip Haslam is a chartered accountant, economic advisor, writer and speaker. He lives in Johannesburg.
Russell Lamberti is Chief Strategist at an investment strategy advisory firm and co-founder of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in South Africa.
Herbst (J.) & Mills (G.) HOW SOUTH AFRICA WORKS, and must do better
226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250
Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills review South Africa's major economic achievements since 1994, examine the challenges that leaders face, scrutinise the social grant and education systems, and offer an agenda for greater competitiveness for government, business and labour.

Forewords by Nicky Oppenheimer and Johnny Clegg.

"Whatever our ideological departure points, 'How South Africa Works' illuminates the importance of debate in growing our economy and achieving radical socio-economic transformation" Jessie Duarte, Deputy Secretary General of the African National Congress.

"Are the economic imperatives for employment and growth reconcilable with those for transformation and redress? What are the tough choices confronting a developing economy to lift itself out of poverty into a globally competitive player? Read more from Herbst and Mills to find out the answers." Sipho Pityana, Chairperson, AngloGold Ashanti

"South Africa is a complicated place. Held back by its history, it is challenged to break out of a motionless present to build a brighter future for the generation still to be born. This is an enormous task that all South Africans must debate and embrace. 'How South Africa Works' is a courageous and timely contribution to that debate and needed course of action." Moe Shaik, Development Bank of South Africa

Jeffrey Herbst is President of Colgate University in the USA. His publications include "States and Power in Africa: comparative lessons in authority and control".
Greg Mills directs the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg. He is the author of "Why Africa is Poor: and what Africans can do about it" and "Why States Recover: changing walking societies into winning nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe" and co-author with Jeffrey Herbst of "Africa's Third Liberation".
Hickel (J.) DEMOCRACY AS DEATH, the moral order of anti-liberal politics in South Africa
263pp., illus., map, paperback, Oakland, 2015. R465
Jason Hickel analyses the resistance in rural Zululand to the ANC's liberal democratic platform and demonstrates how it is based on an idealized vision of the rural home and a hierarchical social order.

"With poignant clarity, Hickel tackles a vexing conundrum: liberal democracy's post-apartheid triumph in South Africa triggered a protracted civil war. Hickel's deft ethnography of Zulu resistance to the threat of 'social death' resurrects and vindicates a Boasian focus on culture conceived as the 'internally coherent framework of values and desires' that make political action possible. Hickel's analysis illuminates illiberalism far beyond South Africa as well. This is a brilliant book." Joseph Hellweg, author of "Hunting the Ethical State"

Jason Hickel is Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics. He is co-editor of the book, "Ekhaya: the politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal".
la Guma (A.) A COLOSSUS REVISITED, featuring 3 stories, A Walk in the Night, The Stone Country, Time of the Butcherbird
336pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R400
Foreword by Albie Sachs. Introduction by Lindsay Johns.

Includes the essay, "Glimpses of my Marriage to Alex" by Blanche La Guma.

Writer Alex La Guma (1925-1985) was a leader of the South African Coloured People's Organisation (SACPO), a member of the South African Communist Party, and a defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial. He left South Africa for the UK in 1966 and spent the rest of his life in exile. He was chief representative of the African National Congress in the Caribbean and was living in Havanna when he died.
Neame (S.) THE CONGRESS MOVEMENT, the unfolding of the Congress Alliance 1912-1961, volume 1, 1917-April 1926
595pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R490
The first volume of Sylvia Seame's study of the development of the national liberation movement in South Africa and of the interactions between the various Alliance partners, including the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union (ICU), the Communist Party and the South African Congress of Trade Unions.

Political activist and member of the South African Communist Party Sylvia Neame was charged under the Suppression of Communism Act in 1965 and sentenced to four years imprisonment. After being released in 1967 she left South Africa on an exit permit and subsequently lived in Britain, East Germany, and Germany.
Neame (S.) THE CONGRESS MOVEMENT, the unfolding of the Congress Alliance 1912-1961, volume 3, 1928-1961
538pp, map, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R490
The third volume of Sylvia Seame's study of the development of the national liberation movement in South Africa and of the interactions between the various Alliance partners, including the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union (ICU), the Communist Party and the South African Congress of Trade Unions.

Political activist and member of the South African Communist Party Sylvia Neame was charged under the Suppression of Communism Act in 1965 and sentenced to four years imprisonment. After being released in 1967 she left South Africa on an exit permit and subsequently lived in Britain, East Germany, and Germany.
Rabe (L.) comp. 'N KONSTANTE REVOLUSIE, Naspers, Media 24 en oorgange
306pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R260
A collection of essays, in Afrikaans and English, on the growth and development of Naspers, the biggest media company on the African continent.

Contributions include:
"Politiek-Ekonomiese Koersveranderinge oor die Afgelope Eeu" by Sampie Terreblanche
"Piet Cillié se Invloed en Denke" by Hermann Giliomee
"Keerom Versus Burg Street - two Cape houses colliding, converging" by Tony Heard
"The 'War' Between the Afrikaans Language Press and the 'Cursed' 'Engelse Pers'" by Raymond Louw
"Afrikaanseskrywers en Hul Media: 'n staat van voorbehoud" by Amanda Botha
"The 1994 Game Changer and the Charter" by Khulu Sibiya
"Die Afrikaanse Media: vredemakelaars?" by Willie Esterhuyse
"Outsider/ Insider, Observer/ Participant - realities and perceptions" by Ferial Haffajee.


Ronan (M.) ED. BRAVO!, food from the SA stars of stage
331pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R395
A collection of recipes from stars of the South African stage, all recipients of a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award. Contributors include Alan Committie, Adam Small, Emily Child, Thoko Ntshinga, Athol Fugard, Jana Cilliers, Luke Ellenbogen, Marc Lottering, Phillip Dikotla, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Andrew Buckland, John Kani, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Bill Flynn, Bongile Mantsai, Nicola Hanekom, Lara Foot, David Kramer, Mike van Graan, and many others.

Also available in Afrikaans as "Encore!"
Snyman (D.) IN DIE BLOU KAMP, facebook-stories
299pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R225
A new collection of one hundred anecdotes and reflections by Dana Snyman, written during his travels around South Africa. Many of these stories were first posted on facebook by the author.

Journalist, columnist and writer Dana Snyman's other books include ""Op die Agterpaaie", "Hiervandaan" and "Onder die Radar".
van Nierop (L.) ADRENALIEN, die waarheid
272pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R240
An Afrikaans thriller about an anxious and adrenaline-fed writer who retreats to a remote part of the Bushveld to work on a screenplay, and encounters "a third dimension".

Film critic and writer Leon van Nierop is also the author of "Wolwedans in die skemer", "Ratels", "Plesierengel" and "Ballade vir 'n enkeling".


Verwey (P.) CLINT EASTWOOD VAN WYK EN DIE MOORDENAARSKLOK,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R140
An Afrikaans novel full of supernatural happenings, set on a farm in the Moordenaarskaroo.

Pieter Verwey lectures in Copywriting and Creative Thinking at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Johannesburg. This is his first book.

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