New Arrivals 1st to 7th of May 2016
Brink (E.) et al (comps.)
16 June 1976, personal accounts of the uprising
208pp., illus., map, paperback,
Cape Town ,
A reprint of this collection of thirty personal histories from people who, as school children, were involved in the events that took place in Soweto on 16 June 1976. The book was originally published in 2001 under the title "Recollected 25 years later: Soweto, 16 June 1976 - it all started with a dog..."
"The looting, the stoning of vehicles, the drinking, all emerge as the reckless bravery of young people thrust into confrontation with a ruthless regime. They live in these accounts both as believable contemporary South Africans and in their often wry observations on their youthful alter egos." Seam Morrow, Human Sciences Research Council
Chinsembu (K.) et al (eds.)
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE OF NAMIBIA,
406pp., illus., paperback,
"Bioprospecting for 'Green Diamonds': medicinal plants used in the management of HIV/AIDS-related conditions" by Kazbila Chinsembu
"School Learners' Knowledge and Views of Traditional Medicinal Plant Use in Two Regions of Namibia" by Choshi Kasanda & Hileni Kapenda
"'Oshikundu: an indigenous fermented beverage" by Werner Embashu, Ahmad Cheikhyoussef & Gladys Kahaka
"Indigenous Knowledge Used in the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict Along the Borders of Etosha National Park" by Selma Lendelvo, Margaret Angula & John Mufune
"Indigeous Knowledge and Climate Change in Rural Namibia: a gendered approach" by Nguza Siyambango, Alex Kanyimba & Pempelani Mufune
"Developmental Issues Facing the San People of Namibia: road to de-marginalization in formal education" by anthony Brown & Cynthy Haihambo
"Messages Given to Adolescents and Young Adults During Initiation Ceremonies and Their Relation to HIV/AIDS" by Cynthy Haihambo.
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH,
corporate paternalism and African professionalism on the mines of colonial Angola, 1917-1975
Todd Cleveland explores the lives of African labourers on the mines of the Diamond Company of Angola, or Diamang, from 1917 to the colony's independence from Portugal in 1975.
Todd Cleveland is Assistant Professor of History at Augusta College (Illinois). He is also the author of "Stones of Contention: a history of Africa's diamonds".
Edjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds.
AFRICAN CITIES READER III,
land, property and value
216pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback,
Cape Town ,
"'The African Cities Reader' is a biennial publication that brings together contributors from across Africa and the world to challenge the prevailing depiction of urban life on the continent and redefine cityness, Africa-style. It is a joint creation of Chimurenga Magazine and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town."
"Not Only Our Land but Also Our Souls" by Andile Mngxitama
"Disposessed Vigils: mourning and regeneration in inner-city Johannesburg" by Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon
"Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard: a story about Cape Town's Tanzanian stowaways" by Sean Christie and David Southwood
"Reluctantly Loud: interventions in the history of a land occupation (Cape Town)" by Koni Benson and Faeza Meyer.
ETOSHA: HAI//OM HEARTLAND,
ancient hunter-gatherers and their environment
464pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback,
Reinhard Friederich grew up with the Hai//om people and speaks Hai//om. Here he records oral accounts describing their way of life and their intimate knowledge of their natural environment.
Griffiths (E.) & Nell (S.)
THE SPRINGBOK CAPTAINS,
the men who shaped South African rugby
b/w & colour illus., paperback,
This book was originally published in 2001 as "The Captains" by Edward Griffiths. For this new edition Stephen Nell has updated Edward Griffiths' book.
This third edition includes accounts of the careers of Bob Skinstad, John Smit, Victor Matfield and Jean de Villiers, as well as the story of the Springboks’ 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign.
WINES OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA,
transition and revolution
324pp., maps, hardback, d.w.,
Berkeley & Los Angelels,
Tim James examines the history of winemaking in the Cape, describes important grape varieties and wine styles, discusses all the major wine regions, from Cederberg to Walker Bay, and profiles more than 150 producers.
"Tim James combines the necessary cool eye and warm heart as successfully as any wine writer, making him the ideal guide to the new South Africa. Critical, knowledgeable, and passionate, erudite, eloquent, and lucid, he finds the gold at both ends of the rainbow, explaining the past and illuminating the present with a light but very sure touch. This is the book on South Africa for which wine lovers have been waiting." Neil Beckett, editor of "The World of Fine Wine"
Tim James is a certified Cape Wine Master and freelance wine journalist. He is the regional consultant on South Africa for "The World Atlas of Wine" and a taster and associate editor on the annual "Platter Guide to South African Wine". He also writes a weekly column for the Mail & Guardian.
LEADING FOR CHANGE,
race, intimacy and leadership on divided university campuses
227pp., illus., paperback,
London & New York,
Jonathan Jansen "offers a new theoretical framework for thinking about, and transforming, leadership and higher education worldwide. Through an examination of the construct of intimacy and 'nearness', including emotional, spiritual, psychic, intellectual and physical closeness, Jonathan Jansen demonstrates its power to influence positive leadership in young people. He argues that sensory leadership, which includes but extends beyond the power of touch, represents a fresh and effective approach to progressive transformation of long-divided institutions."
Jonathan Janses is Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State and President of the Institute of Race Relations. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Developing World. In 2013 he was awarded the Education Africa Lifetime Achiever Award in New York and the Spendlove Award from the University of California.
Kamalie (K.) & Schrikker (F.)
KOOK SAAM KAAPS,
112pp., colour illus., paperback,
Koelsoem Kamalie and Flori Schrikker regularly contribute recipes to the radio programme, Tjailatyd, presented by Amore Bekker. They both live in Bonteheuwel in Cape Town.
Text in Afrikaans.
NAMIBIA AND GERMANY,
negotiating the past
377pp., illus., maps, paperback,
Reinhart Kössler examines "the consequences of German colonial rule in Namibia, its impact on the descendants of the 1904-08 genocide, Germany's historical responsibility, and ways in which post-colonial reconciliation might be achieved." from the back cover
Reinhart Kössler is currently Director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor in the Politics Department of the University of Freiburg, Germany.
nativism, multiracial lives, and the genealogical imagination in British Africa
346pp., illus., paperback,
Durham & London,
Christopher Lee focuses on the experiences of multiracial Africans in British Central Africa - what is now Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia - from the 1910s to the 1960s.
"'Unreasonable Histories' makes an important intervention in a number of fields: African studies, imperial history, the history of race, and the history of the family. It also invites creative thinking about how to render pasts that unfold at the margins. Conceptually innovative, clearly written, and deeply informed, it is far and away the best work to address Coloured and other multiracial communities in colonial and postcolonial Africa." Clifton Crais, author of "Poverty, war, and Violence in South Africa"
"This is a wonderfully ambitious book that tackles a history that is challenging as a matter of theory, of historiography, of politics, and of the empirical substance of past experience. Christopher J. Lee's book arrives at a critical moment in Africanist scholarship and will become a part of a new historiographical turn." Timothy Burke, author of "Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: commodification, consumption, and cleanliness in modern Zimbabwe"
Christopher Lee is based at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand
HIDDEN HISTORIES OF GORDONIA,
land dispossession and resistance in the Northern Cape, 1800-1990
409pp., illus., maps, paperback,
Martin Legassick explores the 'brown' and 'black' history of the Northern Cape Province by presenting accounts of family histories, episodes of indigenous resistance to colonisation, and studies of the imposition of racial segregation and land dispossession.
"This is a magnum opus, summing up a quarter century of resaearch by one of the most senior and important of South African historians" Neil Parsons, former Professor of History, University of Botswana
"There are few areas in South Africa that are like Gordonia. It is to Legassick's great credit that he recognised this, but nevertheless makes the history of the country's major area of desert part of South Africa's totality. It is a major achievement and an important book." Robert Ross, author of "The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: the Kat River settlement, 1829-1856"
Martin Legassick (1940-2016) was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape. His other books include "The Struggle for the Eastern Cape: 1800-1854: subjugation and the roots of South African democracy" and "The Politics of a South African frontier: the Griqua, the Sotho-Tswana and the missionaries, 1789-1840".
IN FEUDAL AFRICA,
history and traditions of the Kwanyama
356pp., illus., maps, paperback,
A reprint of Edwin Loeb's overview of the history, social order and culture of the Kwanyama people, the largest Owambo tribe, prior to the influences of European culture.
First published in 1962 by Indiana University Center in Anthropology, Folklore and Linguistics. Edwin Loeb travelled to Namibia in 1947 as a member of the "University of California Africa Expedition" to conduct ethnographic studies of the Kwanyama.
A collection of short stories by Niq Mhlongo, author of "Dog Eat Dog", "After Tears" and "Way Back Home".
INTRODUCTION TO XHOSA CULTURE,
168pp., illus., paperback,
In this book Peter Mtuze explores pre-colonial Xhosa life and what practices survive in present day Xhosa society.
Priest, poet and academic Peter Mtuze was Director of the Xhosa Dictionary project at the University of Fort Hare (1987-1988). At Rhodes University he was Professor and Head of the Department of African Languages (1988-2000), Head of Department and Professor of Xhosa, Deputy Director (2000-2002) and Deputy Registrar (2002-2006). Currently he is Chair of Molteno Project Board of Directors. He is also the Publication Coordinator of Vivlia Publishers.
THE ABDUCTION AND TRIAL OF JESTINA MUKOKO,
the fight for human rights in Zimbabwe
113pp., colour illus., paperback,
Foreword by Elinor Sisulu.
On 3rd December 2008 broadcast journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was abducted during the night from her home in Harare. She was interrogated about her NGO, the Peace Project, accused of recruiting youths for military training with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, and tortured.
On 24 December she appeared in court in Harare with seven other abductees on charges of attempting to recruit people for military training to overthrow the government. In March 2009 she was released on bail. She was required to report to her local police station on a weekly basis and surrender her passport. In September 2009 the Zimbabwe Supreme Court ordered a permanent stay of criminal proceedings against her.
Jestina Mokoko is currently the National Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. She has received a number of local and international awards, including the United States Secretary of State Woman of Courage Award.
Norton (P.), Gardner (M.) & Walker (C.)
RIVER OF GOLD,
narratives and exploration of the great Limpopo
248pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback,
An account of the Limpopo River, including its history, wildlife, landscapes, early kingdoms and their people, 19th century hunting, and conservation efforts of the four national parks through which the river runs.
"This remarkable account of the history and ecology of the Limpopo will help future generations understand what has shaped the form and character of the river" Dr John Ledger
ONTDEKKINGSREISIGER OF SOLDAAT?,
die verkenningstogte van Robert Jacob Gordon (1743-1795) in Suider-Afrika, uit Nederlands vertaal deur Wium van Zyl
189pp., b/w & colour illus, paperback,
Cape Town ,
Originally published in Dutch in 2010 under the title "Een Nederlander in de Windernis, de ontdekkingsreizen van Robert Jacob Gordon (1743-1795) in Zuid Afrika". Translated into Afrikaans by Wium van Zyl.
Dutch historian Luc Panhuysen describes the four journeys of discovery Robert Jacob Gordon undertook for the Dutch East India Company.
Silvester (J.) ed.
RE-VIEWING RESISTANCE IN NAMIBIAN HISTORY,
315pp., illus., maps, paperback,
"Transforming the Traumatic Life Experiences of Women in Post-Apartheid Namibian Historical Narratives" by Ellen Ndeshi Namhila
"Henrik Witbooi and Samuel Maharero: the ambiguity of heroes" by Werner Hillebrecht
"Revolutionary Songs as a Response to Colonialism in Namibia" by Petrus Angula Mbenzi
"Of Storying and Storing: 'reading' Lichtenecker's voice recordings" by Anette Hoffmann
"The Gendered Politics of the SWAPO Camps During the Namibian Liberation Struggle" by Martha Akawa
"Comment: Colonial Monuments - heritage or heresy?" by André du Pisani.
Jeremy Silvester is Project Planning and Training Officer for the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) and Project Co-ordinator for 'The Heritage Hunt'. He co-edited "Posters in Action", "The Colonising Camera" and "Namibia under South African Rule".
OUR INTREPID CAPE MOTORING PIONEERS,
183pp., 4to., illus., maps, hardback,
A social history of the personalities involved in the first 44 years of motoring at the Cape, from 1898, when the first motorcars arrived, to 1942.
Yudhika's treasured recipes
163pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
A memoir by celebrity chef, author and spice creator Yudhika Sujanani, which includes many of her favourite recipes.
Yudhika Sujanani lives in Johannesburg. She is also the author of the cookbooks, "Curry Me Home" and "Curry Me Home Again".
MEMORIES OF MADAGASCAR AND SLAVERY IN THE BLACK ATLANTIC,
224pp., maps, paperback,
Foreword by Michael Gomez.
Wendy Wilson-Fall examines how and why the descendants of the Malgasy slaves brought to America from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century have maintained an ethnic identity in ways that those from other areas have not.
"This outstanding and original book offers highly significant interventions: it connects Madagascar to the Atlantic world instead of the usual Indian Ocean trade; it broadens our knowledge on points of African originations en route to the United States, and it shows how to use non-archival sources to construct narratives about enslaved people." Toyin Falola, President, African Studies Association, and Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin
"This innovative study marries divergent sources of knowledge - historical documentation from the era of the slave trade and the narratives of remembrance of ancestors from the present - to reveal a compelling story that links Madagascar with colonial North America and the struggle of the descendants of Malagasy immigrants to retain an identity that was endangered through slavery." Paul Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor, York University
Wendy Wilson-Fall is Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Africana Studies Program at Lafayette College.
Windhoek Hebrew Congregation
JEWISH LIFE IN SOUTH WEST AFRICA/ NAMIBIA,
445pp., illus., maps, paperback,
A history of Namibian Jewry.
THE CRY OF THE HANGKAKA,
Cape Town ,
A novel about a young girl living with her mother and sadistic stepfather in a mining town in colonial Nigeria.
Anne Woodborne was born in Cape Town, spent a large part of her childhood in Scotland and Nigeria, and currently lives in Cape Town.