New Arrivals 12th to 18th of September 2015

Boehmer (E.) THE SHOUTING IN THE DARK,
247pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R220
Published in the UK in 2015.

A novel set in apartheid South Africa about a girl caught between her mother's grief and her father's shattering wartime experiences.

"The story, as disturbing as it is enthralling, of a girl's struggle to emerge from under the dead weight of her father's oppression while at the same time searching for a secure footing in the moral chaos of South Africa of the apartheid era." J.M. Coetzee

"A secret duel to the death between a father and a daughter. Distilled with an intimate sense of history, and very moving, 'The Shouting in the Dark' is a powerful novel of memory, family politics and wakening." Ben Okri

"Unforgettable prose about an extraordinary time and place...The delicate intersection between the personal and the political has seldom been so skilfully explored; readale, tangible and haunting." Naomi Wolf, author of "Vagina: a new biography" and "The Beauty Myth"

Elleke Boehmer is also the author of "Screens Against the Sky", An Immaculate Figure, Bloodlines" and "Nile Baby". She was born in Durban and now lives in England.
Cartwright (J.) UP AGAINST THE NIGHT,
241pp., paperback, London & New York, 2015. R320
A novel about a descendent of the Boer leader, Piet Retief, who returns to South Africa after having lived in England for thirty years.

Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa and lives in London. His other novels include "The Song Before It Is Sung", "Leading the Cheers", "White Lightening", "The Promise of Happiness" and "Lion Heart".
Gappah (P.) THE BOOK OF MEMORY,
274pp., paperback, London, 2015. R290
A novel about an albino woman in Chikurubi Maximum Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, who has been sentenced to death for murdering her adopted father, a white man.

Petina Gappah was born in 1971 in Zambia and raised in Zimbabwe. She works as an international lawyer in Geneva, Switzerland. Her collection of short stories, "An Elergy for Easterly", won the 2009 Guardian First Book Award. This is her first novel.
Godby (M.) BATTLEGROUND, Charles Bell's drawings of the War of the Axe, 1846, in historical context and in relation to recent representations of the Frontier/ Wars of Dispossession
92pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
Catalogue of the exhibition, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2015.

Includes the essay, "The War of the Axe, 1846-1847" by Jeff Peires, and notes on historical weapons by Rod Hooper-Box.

For this exhibition Charles Bell's sixty drawings of the War of the Axe are accompanied by extracts from contemporary newspapers on the war, panels of nineteenth-century race theory and texts that explain the stereotypes devised by settlers. Also includes work by South African artists Keith Dietrich, Christine Dixie, Stephen Inggs, Cedric Nunn, Hentie van der Merwe, Athi-Patra Ruga, Vusi Khumalo, and Penny Siopis.
Gqola (P.) RAPE, a South African nightmare
192pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R220
Pumla Dineo Gqola investigates rape in South Africa, examining the relationship between race and rape, "the female fear factory", boy rape and violent masculinities, corrective rape, baby rape, as well as the rape trials of Jacob Zuma, Bob Hewitt, Makhaya Ntini, Baby Tshepang and Anene Booysen.

Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of African Literary and Gender Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the author of "What is Slavey to Me? Postcolonial/ slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa" and "A Renegade called Simphiwe".
Harris (S.) IMPIMPI, black anger, white fear
355pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R165
A novel set in the Eastern Cape during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Businessman Steve Harris is a former mind coach and former manager for the Springbok rugby team. He is also the author of "Mental Toughness, mastering your mind".
Magrelli (V.) THE SECRET AMBITION, selected poems, translated from the Italian by Douglas Reid Skinner & Marco Fazzini
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
Valerio Magrelli lives in Rome. He is Professor of French Literature at the University of Cassino. He has published six collections of poems and a number or prose works.

Poet Douglas Reid-Skinner was born in South Africa in 1949. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived in London, New York and San Francisco. Back in Cape Town he founded Carrefour Press, edited the literary journals Upstream and New Contrast and founded and edited the South African Literary Review. Currently he lives in London.
Marco Fazzini lives in Vicenza and is a lecturer at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.
Messelaar (A.) FORGOTTEN BUT NOT BURIED,
92pp., illus., map, paperback, No Place, 2015. R265
Aȁron Martin William Messelaar writes about Griqua history and culture. He grew up in Campbell near Kimberley and was raised by people close to Adam Kok IV, whom he recognises as the leader of the Griqua nation. In this book he discusses the rituals, customs and traditional practices that are observed in raising both boy and girl children.
Meyer (D.) ICARUS, translated from the Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
372pp., map, paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2015. R335
A new Benny Griesel thriller about the death of an internet entrepreneur.

First published in Afrikaans in 2015.

Deon Meyer is also the author of "Blood Safari", "Thirteen Hours", "7 Days" and "Cobra".
Smythe (D.) RAPE UNRESOLVED, policing sexual offences in South Africa
316pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R325
Dee Smythe investigates the criminal justice response to rape in South Africa and uncovers "the fault line between the state's rhetorical commitment to addressing sexual violence through legal guarantees and the actual application of these laws" from the back cover

Dee Smythe is the Director of the Centre for Law and Society and Professor of Public Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town. She co-edited "In Search of Equality: women, law and society in Africa", "Marriage, Land & Custom", "Sexual Offences Commentary" and "Should We Consent? Rape law reform in South Africa".
Turok (B.) ed. CHANGING THE COLOUR OF CAPITAL, essays in politics and economics
209pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R210
A collection of essays that address questions about policy-making and transformation in South Africa. The book is based on a series of lectures delivered during a course entitled "Political Economy for South Africa - current debates", designed for ANC MPs, researchers and administrators.

Contributions include:
"The Evolution of ANC Leadership: lessons from history" by Z Pallo Jordan
"Marxism and the Economy" by Ben Turok
"Class Power in South Africa" by Jeremy Cronin
"Driving Change: the National Development Plan 2030" by Trevor Manuel
"For the Good of the Whole: on the doctrine of the seperation of powers" by R Cassius Lubisi, Bongani Ngqulunga and Khilekani Mathe
"The Curse of Berlin: lessons from Africa" by Adekeye Adebajo.

After leaving Parliament in 2014 Ben Turok became Director of the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) and the editor of New Agenda, South African journal of social and economic policy.
Williams (E.) THE POLITICS OF RACE IN BRITAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA, black British solidarity and the anti-apartheid struggle
316pp., illus., hardback, d.w., London & New York, 2015. R375
Elizabeth Williams examines British support for the anti-apartheid movement among its own black communities and highlights the connection between domestic anti-racism struggles and the struggle in South Africa.

Elizabeth Williams taught modern history at various institutions in the UK. Currently she works as a subject librarian at Goldsmiths University in London.

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