New Arrivals 7th to 13th of March 2015

Bennett (J.), Tsoeu (N.) et al MULTILINGUAL ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, English, isiZulu, Sesotho, isiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans, Sepedi
373pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2010. R310
This word and phrase book in seven South African languages is divided into twelve themes, a mini-grammar section and a multilingual index. Suitable for use in schools and the workplace.
French (G.) LORD CHELMSFORD AND THE ZULU WAR,
347pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Reprint, Barnsley, (1939) 2014. R499
Reprint of Major The Hon. Gerald French's controversial book on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. French made use of inaccurate source material and deliberately altered a map in order to shield Lord Chelmsford from blame for the British defeat at Isandlwana.

Foreword by General Sir Bindon Blood, who took part in the war.
Higginson (C.) THE DREAM HOUSE,
242pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240
A novel set in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.

"'The Dream House' is an open and frank exploration of human life that resonates beyond race. Looksmart is a welcome new kind of character in the constantly evolving reality of African literature" Nadine Gordimer

"Craig Higginson is in the vanguard of the latest and most exciting novelists in South Africa, both robust and sensitive, offering a barometer of the best to be expected from the newest wave of writing in the country." Andre Brink

Craig Higginson Lives in Johannesburg. His previous novels include "Last Summer" and "The Landscape Painter", which won the UJ Award for South African Literature in English.
Kotze (J.) THE RUNAWAY HORSES,
569pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R265
First published in the UK in 2012. The book has been revised for this new South African edition.

A historical novel about two sets of cousins, one Boer, one British, who find themselves forced to take sides against each other during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.

"The integration of fiction and non-fiction is masterful" Tim Couzens

Moodie (D.) ed. JOHN DUNN CETYWAYO, AND THE THREE GENERALS, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, May, 1861-1879
155pp., illus, maps, hardback, d.w., Reprint, Barnsley, (1886) 2014. R475
John Dunn's autobiography, originally published in 1886 and edited by Duncan Campbell Francis Moodie, with a new foreword by Arthur Köningkrämer, Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill. It covers the political and military role he played during the invasion of Zululand, his post-war manoeuvring and his opinions of Wolseley, Chelmsford and Crealock.

John Dunn (1834-1895) was advisor and confidant to King Cetshwayo, labour recruiter for the Natal colonial government, Lord Chelmsford's military and political advisor during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, Sir Garnet Wolsley's post-war political advisor, and the holder of vast tracts of land north of the Thukela River.

O'Toole (S.) & Tavengwa (T.) eds. CITYSCAPES, re-thinking urban things, design will not save the city, issue #5, 4/2014
119pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
Cityscapes, a magazine published twice a year, focuses on the emergent cities of the global south.

Contributions include:
"On Foreign Women in Johannesburg" by Caroline Kihato
"The Delicious Monster", Sean O'Toole on the possible demolition of the Werdmuller Centre in Cape Town
"Edge Design", Kim Gurney explores urban form and social change in Khayelitsha and Dunoon, two majority black Cape Town neighbourhoods
"The Road, a literature review", Hedley Twidle on the road in South African cultural imaginary.
Olusoga (D.) THE WORLD'S WAR,
463pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2014. R420
David Olusoga explores the experiences and sacrifices of the 4 million black and brown men who fought on the Western Front, as well as in Asia and Africa, during the First World War.

Historian and BBC producer David Olusoga presented the BBC's two-part series, "The World's War". He is co-author of "The Kaiser's Holocaust".
Rycroft (B.) A SLIM GREEN SILENCE,
239pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
A novel about a woman who has died of cancer and is back in her hometown in spirit form, around all the people she ever loved.

"A beautiful book: tear-jerking, laughter-evoking, lyrical. Beverly Rycroft has achieved that most difficult of things - a novel that is both deeply imaginative and entirely convincing." Finuala Dowling

Beverly Rycroft was born in Stutterheim, grew up in the Eastern Cape. the USA and KwaZulu-Natal, and now lives in Cape Town. She won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker Prize for her debut poetry collection, "missing", and the 2014 Thomas Pringle Award for Poetry in Journals. This is her first novel.

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