New Arrivals 27th to 2nd of April 2016
EUROPEAN SLAVE TRADING IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, 1500-1850,
378pp., illus., maps, paperback,
Richard Allen demonstrates that between 1500 and 1850 Europeans shipped African, Malagasy, and Southeast Asian slaves far beyond the Atlantic, indeed throughout the Indian Ocean world.
"Richard Allen seeks to do for the Indian Ocean what Philip Curtin did in his census of the Atlantic slave trade forty-five years ago: to produce an estimation of the scale and geography of European slave trading activity beyond the Cape in the three centuries after 1500." David Richardson, co-author of "Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade"
Richard Allen in the author of "Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius".
Asmal (Z.) & Trangos (G.) eds.
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
A collection of essays, maps, illustrations, photographs and interviews that explore the movements that have made Johannesburg the city it is today and current movements that are starting to define a new future.
Contributors include Sean O'Toole, Edwin Cameron, Jay Naidoo, Pregs Govender, Adam Habib, Frances Goodman, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, and David Adjaye.
Berger (I.) et al (eds.)
AFRICAN ASYLUM AT A CROSSROADS,
activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights
A collection of essays that explore the role of court-based African asylum cases and establish an analytical framework for interpreting the effects of this new reliance on expert testimony on both asylum seekers and experts.
"A groundbreaking volume on the complex experience of African asylum seekers and refugees in the context of the crisis of the African state in the global era. With authoritative chapters by outstanding Africanists, covering a wide range of critical issues, this lucidly analytical volume effectively engages the dialectical tensions between Africa and the West, the local and the global, tradition and modernity. A truly rigorous scholarly work on a subject of great importance in African studies, socio-legal studies, and the wider humanistic social sciences" Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College
An Afrikaans novel about a woman who returns from a life of self-imposed exile in USA to the Karoo farm where she grew up to come to terms with her past.
This is Celesté Fritz's first novel. She lives in Pretoria.
Heath (D.) & Grieb (E.) EDS.
SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY ANNUAL 2016,
672pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback,
The official record of the 2015 rugby season in South Africa.
Kohl (L.), Meela (C.) & Kohl (R.)
making herstory, a decade of achievement
257pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, DVD,
Foreword by Hugh Masekela.
This book includes LIRA's own account of her music career, a biographical overview of her life by Clyde Meela, information on the LIRA brand by Robin Kohl, and a promotional DVD.
Multi-platinum selling Afro-Soul vocalist LIRA was born Lerato Molapo in the Daveytown township outside Johannesburg.
THE HISTORICAL FIGURES OF THE NEW AFRICAN NOVEMENT,
Discusses several prominent members of the New African Movement: Mazisi Kunene, Bernard Makhosozwe Magubane, Ernest Mancoba, Nontsizi Mgqwetho and Ezekiel Mphahlele. The New African Movement consisted of writers, political and religious leaders, artists, teachers, scientists who called themselves New Africans, to distinguish themselves from the Old Africans since they were engaged with creating a new African modernity rather than finding consolation in the old ways of traditional societies.
Ntongela Masilela is Professor Emeritus of English and World Literature and Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies at Pitzer College, California. From 1995 to 2008 he was Adjunct Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California in Irvine. He recently relocated from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand.
RUN RACIST RUN,
journeys into the heart of racism
Foreword by Pumla Dineo Gqola.
A collection of essays on racism in South Africa.
Political analyst, public speaker and lecturer Eusebius McKaiser is also the author of "A Bantu in My Bathroom" and "Could I vote DA? A voter's dilemma"
Mytelka (L.), Msimang (V.) & Perrot (R.) eds
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE,
unpacking the political, economic and security implications of discourse on the greem economy
A collection of essays that examine global and domestic climate change and sustainable energy issues, convey policy choices and recommendations, and articulate the need for a transdisciplinary approach that acknowledges social complexity. This book is the outcome of a Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) research project.
DIE HUIS VAN RYE,
224pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback,
A collection of recipes by musician, writer and cook Nataniël, one of South Africa's most popular Afrikaans entertainers.
Olivier (F.) comp.
DIE HEEL MOOISTE AFRIKAANSE LIEFDESGEDIGTE,
A new, expanded edition of this collection of the most popular and well known love poems in Afrikaans, compiled by poet Fanie Olivier. The poems are arranged chronologically according to the year of publication of the collection from which the poems are taken. This edition includes 18 new poets and poems that have appeared after 2010.
Olsen (W.) & van Beek (W.) eds.
EVIL IN AFRICA,
encounters with the everyday
A collection of essays that explore how Africans have confronted evil.
"Particularly valuable for the manner in which religious or mystical notions of evil are linked to more secular ones, notably violence and warfare, fetishes, gender constructs, psychoanalytic processes, personhood, theft, transnational connections, and apartheid." Isak Niehaus, co-author of "Witchcraft, Power and Politics: exploring the occult in the South African lowveld"
"Transatlantic Pentecostal Demons in Maputo" by Linda van de Kemp
"The Meaning of 'Apartheid' and the Epistemology of Evil" by Adam Ashforth.
William Olsen lectures in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University.
Walter van Beek is Professor of Anthropology of Religion at Tilburg University.
312pp., illus., paperback,
Investigative journalist and criminologist Don Pinnock's portrait of gangs in Cape Town.
"You will not find a more insightful and unsettling book on gangs. Through unforgettable imagery, first-hand stories and a lifetime of research on troubled youth in this afflicted city, it helps us to understand not only how gangs came to be and are sustained, but how they destroy young lives and whole families can be overcome. Gang Town might well become the most important resource for generations of social scientists seeking to understand how one of the world's most beautiful cities could come to be so disfigured by gansterism." Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
"This is not only an absorbing history of Cape Town but an insight into the city the like of which I'd not come across before...fascinating and deeply troubling but at least offers a way out of what looks like an intractable problem." Mike Nicol, novelist
"This book contains cogent, yet accessible arguments about the evolution of gangs on the Cape Flats. It explores both the criminogenic impact of gang activity as well as its historical roots. In doing so, it offers an integrated strategic solution to the problem." Maj-Gen Jeremy Vearey, SAPS head of anti-gang strategy in the Western Cape
Don Pinnock is an honorary research associate of the Safety and Violence Initiative at the University of Cape Town, a founding member of the Usiko Trust working with high-risk youths and a trustee of the Chrysalis Academy. He is also the author of "Gangs, Rituals and Rites of Passage" (1997) and "The Brotherhoods: street gangs and state control on Cape Town" (1984). He lives in Cape Town.
MY KIND OF WINE,
221pp., colour illus., paperback,
John Platter on his favourite Cape wines. Also includes a few recipes from wine country chefs and winemaking cooks.
John Platter is the founder of South Africa's best-selling annual wine guide, Platter's South African Wine Guide. Now retired, he grew and made wine in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
van Graan (M.)
IAGO'S LAST DANCE,
a trilogy of plays
These three short plays - "Heartbreak Medea", "Iago's Last Dance" and "Valiant Spartacus" - all explore the theme of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Mike van Graan was born in 1949 in Cape Town. He has served in leadership capacities in various non-government organisations. After South Africa's first democratic elections he was appointed as a special advisor on arts and culture to the new Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. He writes a weekly arts column for the Mail & Guardian.