New Arrivals 29th to 4th of September 2015

Burton (M.) THE BLACK SASH, women for justice and peace
256pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R290
The history of the Black Sash, an organisation of mostly white, middle-class women who protested against the injustices of apartheid.

Mary Burton was born in Buenos Aires in 1940. She joined the Black Sash in 1965 and was National President from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1994 to 1995. Later she was a Truth and Reconciliation commissioner.
Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 LUSAKA PUNK, and other stories
268pp., paperback, Oxford & Johannesburg, 2015. R150
A collection of the five stories shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. Also includes the twelve stories that emerged from the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop, held in Ghana.

Namwali Serpell from Zambia won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled “The Sack”.
Collins (M.) PARTNERS FOR POSSIBILITY, how business leaders and principals are igniting radical change in South African schools
261pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R325
Partners for Possibility is an organisation that has brokered partnerships between business leaders and school principals to develop confidence, skills and competences.

"This inspiring new book about Partners for Possibility captures a compelling vision for educational change in a series of unforgettable stories. This deceptively simple idea that a principal of an under-resourced school partners with a business leader to design change solutions has proven to deliver tangible results in the lives of children and communities." Professor Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
Gordon (L.) WHAT FANON SAID, a philosophical introduction to his life and thought
191pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R320
"In the hands of Lewis Gordon, 'What Fanon Said' becomes what Frantz Fanon says to us today. The book brings alive the revolutionary thought and practice of Fanon into the continuing struggles for structural economic, political, social and psychic transformations of our world...Gordon's Fanon is the many-sided thinker who saw it all and gave it words of fire." Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Lewis Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; and Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Kentridge (E.) SIGNS FOR AN EXHIBITION, poems
134pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
Eliza Kentirdge was born in Johannesburg in 1962. In her twenties she left for England where she works as an artist. Currently she lives in Wivenhoe. This is her first published collection.
Loots (D.) SPLIT,
348pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R240
An Afrikaans novel about a broken family, set in Johannesburg in the 1970s.

"'n Vars nuwe stem om oor opgewonde te raak." Marita van der Vyver

Debbie Loots is a writer and artist living in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
Mangcu (X.) ed. THE COLOUR OF OUR FUTURE, does race matter in post-apartheid South Africa?
249pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R355
A collection of essays that "highlight the need for a race-transcendent vision that moves beyond 'the festival of negatives' embodied in concepts such as non-racialism, non-sexism, anti-colonialism and anti-apartheid. Steve Biko's notion of a 'joint culture' is the scaffold on which this vision rests: it recognises that a race-transcendent society can only be built by acknowledging the constituent elements of South Africa's EuroAfrican heritage." from the back cover

"Xolela Mangcu has brought together thinkers in a 'conceptual ground clearing' that stares race legacies square in the face. What he and his contributors acheve in this book is not a synergy so much as an explosion. The chapters will chafe, irritate, delight and illuminate, and we may need to read this book with pauses between chapters. But read it we must." Pumla Dineo Gqola, author of "What is Slavery to Me: postcolonial/ slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa"

"There is no better group of analysts than the contributors in this volume to comment on the life of colour and on the unfinished challenge of unravelling racism in post-apartheid South Africa. Xolela Mangcu's edited collection presents an engaging portrait of our times. Deeply impressive and powerfully argued, it makes a substantial contribution in ongoing debates about the future of non-racialism in this country." Achiile Mbembe, author of "On the Postcolony"

Contributors are: Xolela Mangcu, Nina Jablonski, Lawrence Blum, Steven Friedman, Mark Swilling, Vusi Gumede, Joel Netshitenzhe, Suren Pillay, Crain Soudien and Hlonipha Mokoena.
Markovitz (S.) prod. AFRICAN METROPOLIS, six stories from six African cities
92 mins., DVD, , 2014. R355
A compilation of six short fiction films set in six major African cities:
"Berea" (Johannesburg) dir. by Vincent Moloi (13 mins.)
"Homecoming" (Nairobi) dir. by Jim Chuchu (11 mins.)
"The Cave" (Cairo) dir. by Ahmed Ghoneimy (23 mins.)
"The Line Up" (Lagos) dir. by Polasakin Iwajomo (14 mins.)
"L'autre Femme/ The Other Woman" (Dakar) dir. by Marie Ka (13 mins.)
"To Repel Ghosts" (Abijan) dir. by Philippe Lacôte (21 mins.)
Meyer (D.) DIE BALLADE VAN ROBBIE DE WEE, en ander verhale
336pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R265
These short stories originally appeared in Huisgenoot, Sarie and Rooi Rose magazines.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Spoor", "13 Uur", "7 Dae", "Kobra", "Ikarus" and "Infanta".
Meyer (D.) INFANTA,
478pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R275
A new Bennie Griessel thriller.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Spoor", "13 Uur", "7 Dae", "Kobra" and "Ikarus".
Moloi (T.) PLACE OF THORNS, black political protest in Kroonstad from 1976
217pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R320
"Given that the most convulsive upheaval from the mid-1970s through the 1980s and 1990s took place in the main metropolitan areas, historians and social scientists have tended to ignore smaller towns. By examining Kroonstad, Moloi reveals that the pattern of urban black political protest and resistance in the latter half of the twentieth century is considerably more layered than an earlier historiography has suggested." Hilary Sapire, Professor of Imperial and Southern African History, Birbeck College, University of London

"I was born and raised in Kroonstad, a Free State town known for its famous sons and daughters such as Gabriel Setiloane, Pallo Jordan, Ivy Matsepe, Mosioua Lekota and Antjie Krog. This important book tells us about the other heroes and heroines of the town who didn't find the limelight, but fought a hard struggle for dignity, justice and freedom over generations. This lesser part of my hometown's history has cried out to be documented for a long time, and now it is done in an authoritative, engaging way." Max du Preez

Murray (T.) MEGA STRUCTURES AND MASTER MINDS, great feats of engineering in southern Africa
319pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Tony Murray discusses 33 construction projects in southern Africa, including Sir Lowry's Pass, Agulhas Lighthouse, Bain's Kloof, Table Bay Harbour, the Swartberg Pass, Victoria Falls Bridge, Steenbras Dam, Kariba Dam, Ou Kaapse Weg, Chapman's Peak Drive and the Huguenot Tunnel.
Neame (S.) THE CONGRESS MOVEMENT, the unfolding of the Congress Alliance 1912-1961, volume 2, April 1926-1928
543pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R490
The second 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.
Richards (N.) & du Toit (C.) eds. BEING A WOMAN IN CAPE TOWN, telling your story
112pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Woman Zone, an NPO designed to bring together women from Cape Town, was created in 2014. This book grew out of one of their projects, 13Women storytelling: throughout 2014, 13 women from very different areas of greater Cape Town told their stories in their own communities to an audience of women. Their stories are recorded in this book.
Schrire (C.) et al HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE CAPE, the material culture of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), with contributions by Jeffrey J. Durst, Adam Heinrich, Stacey Jordan, Jane Klose and Carolyn White
287pp., 4to., illus., maps, paperback, CD-Rom, FIrst SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R446
First published in the USA in 2014.

Documents the excavation, conservation and analysis of Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) artifacts at the Cape of Good Hope from the 1970s into the 1990s. Includes a CD-Rom with a video reconstruction of one of the V.O.C. outposts, a comprehensive catalogue of collections, and colour images of some of the artifacts.

Carmel Schrire is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, USA. She is also the author of "Digging Through Darkness: chronicles of an archaeologist".
Telfer (A.) & Fulton (R.) eds. CHIBAYA MOYO, the Rhodesian African Rifles, an anthology 1939-1981
542pp., illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2015. R450
A collection of personal reminiscences and anecdotes by those who served with the 'masodja', the all-volunteer black soldiers of the Rhodesian African Rifles that fought in both World Wars, the Malaysian Emergency and the Rhodesian Bush War.

Andy Telfer and Russell Fulton both served in the Rhodesian Army during the Rhodesian Bush War.

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