New Arrivals 22nd to 28th of August 2015

173pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A selection of the work presented at the 2014 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Leon de Kock, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Helen Moffett, Danie Marais, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans.
Bertish (C.) STOKED!, an inspiring story about courage, determination and the power of dreams
215pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
South African big-wave surfer Chris Bertish won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave International competition. He was the first South African to enter the competition, and did so without sponsorship.

Foreword by Tim Noakes.
Breytenbach (D.) SALIGER,
304pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R207
An Afrikaans thriller about a woman prosecutor in a small South African town.

This is laywer Dibi Breytenbach's first novel.

Giliomee (H.) comp. BUHR VAN DIE BOKVELD, "'n sprakelende intelligensie", 'n bloemlesing uit die werk van Johann Buhr
176pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R215
A selection of Johann Jacob Buhr's speeches, letters, articles, essays and short stories.

Buhr was born in 1900 on the farm Grasberg outside Nieuwoudtville, and lived there for significant periods throughout his life. He wrote articles and short stories for Die Burger and Huisgenoot magazine. He died in 1940.
273pp., paperback, Bulawayo, 2014. R240
A novel about three men from Zimbabwe trying to create new lives for themselves in Britain.

Tendai Huchu is also the author of "The Hairdresser of Harare".
Joubert (B.) KOSTALGIE, geure van my lewe
225pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R450
Barbara Joubert has been food editor of Sarie magazine since 2004. Many of the recipes in this book have been collected in the Karoo, while others are based on dishes savoured on her travels abroad.
Klaaste (M.) & Stemmett (N.) BITTER + SWEET, a heritage cookbook
336pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R440
Mietha Klaaste grew up on the farm Langverwacht at the foot of the Langerberg Mountains in the Robertson district and worked there for most of her life. Food writer Niël Stemmet records her story and the recipes she shared with him - traditional food of the coloured people of the Western and Northern Cape.
199pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R210
A selection of Koos Kombuis' columns that appeared between 2005 and 2015 in publications such as Rapport, De Kat, Taalgenoot, and on websites such as LitNet en Netwerk24.

Musician and writer Koos Kombuis is also the author of the autobiography, "Seks, drugs & boeremusiek", and the novels, "Hotel Atlantis" and "The Secret Diary of God and Raka - die roman".
320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A novel about a Cape Town botanist who travels to Brazil to collect rare seeds from a plant that could cure cancer.

Journalist and writer Jacqui L'Ange was born in Durban and currently lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
375pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
An Afrikaans novel about a man working as a prostitute at Sizzler's, a brothel for men in Sea Point, Cape Town. Loosely based on the murder of nine men at Sizzlers in 2003.

Francois Loots lives in Sea Point. He is also the author of "Rooi Jan Alleman".
235pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R190
A novel about a woman with two young children, a job as a scriptwriter, and a husband who's feeling left out.

"Ever wanted to kill your beloved kids? Shag your psychotherapist? Take revenge on the Floozy lusting after your husband? Write a nasty email to your Boss from Hell? You are not alone! Jo de Villiers, the delightful heroine of Pamela Power’s debut novel Ms Conception, knows exactly how you feel. Soapie scriptwriter, wife, mother of two, daughter and friend, Jo, like so many women before her, is trying to juggle domestic and professional responsibilities without going insane in the process....I have endless admiration for writers who approach tough subjects with a light touch and make one laugh. Power is definitely one of them." Karina Szczurek

Pamela Power is a television scriptwriter living in Johannesburg. This is her first novel.
Schoeman (C.) SOUTH AFRICA'S RUGBY LEGENDS, the amateur years
237pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230
A pictorial history of some of South Africa's great rugby players from the pre-professional era, including Barry (Fairy) Heatlie, Danie Craven, Hennie Muller, Johan Claasen, Frik du Preez, Dawie de Villiers, Jan Ellis, Morné du Plessis, Naas Botha, Rob Louw, Theuns Stofberg and Danie Gerber.

Chris Schoeman's other books include "Slow Death", "Legends of the Ball", and "The No. 10s: South Africa's finest flyhalves 1891-2010".
van der Spuy (C.) BLOOD ON HER HANDS, women behind bars
205pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R190
Freelance journalist Carla van der Spuy visited women's prisons across South Africa and interviewed women serving sentences for murder.
van der Walt (J.) REBELS OF SLAGTERSNEK 1815,
85pp., 4to., illus., maps, hardback, Richard's Bay, 2014. R250
In 1815, a farmer from the eastern border of the Cape Colony, Frederik Bezuidenhout, was shot dead by soldiers when he resisted arrest. One of Bezuidenhout's brothers, Hans Bezuidenhout, and a neighbour, Hendrik Prinsloo, organised an uprising against the British, whom they believed to be hostile towards the Afrikaner farmers. On 18th November 1815, a commando of rebels met an armed force from magistrate Jacob Cuyler, the military commander on the eastern frontier, at Slagtersnek. Negotiations failed and the majority of the rebels left without incident. However, some of the leaders, among them Hans Bezuidenhout, refused to turn themselves over to the British authorities. On 29th November 1815, they were attacked by colonial troops. All but Bezuidenhout surrendered. Hans died while resisting arrest. The rebels were charged at Uitenhage. Some were cleared, others imprisoned or banished. Six were sentenced to death but one of these was pardoned. On 9th March 1816 the remaining five were hanged in public at Van Aardtspos.

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