New Arrivals 15th to 21st of May 2016

207pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R295
Cariema Issacs was born in the Bo-Kaap and now lives in Dubai. She shares some of her favourite Cape Malay recipes in this tribute to her father, with whom she shared a passion for food and cooking.
Karis (T.) & Johns (S.) FROM PROTEST TO CHALLENGE, a documentary history of African politics in South Africa, 1882-1990, volume 2: hope and challenge, 1935-1952, revised and updated by Gail Gerhart
539pp., illus., map, paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R475
The second edition of the second volume in the multi-volume documentary history of the struggle to end racial discrimination and achieve democracy in South Africa, revised and updated by Gail Gerhart. The series begins in 1882 and combines narrative with a wealth of primary source materials. In the original edition of this volume, published in 1973, Thomas Karis and Gwendolen Carter are named as the editors.

Volume 4 has not yet been published. Volumes 1,3,5 and 6 are available.

"The second edition of 'From Protest to Challenge' is different in several ways from the first. The three oldest documentary volumes have been reorganised into conventional chapters to make them more user-friendly. All the documentary volumes now contain maps and photographs, as well as more comprehensive indexes than those in the original series." from the preface

"[From Protest to Challenge] has acquired a sound scholarly reputation. As a matter of fact, it has recently been stated that the project was 'largely responsible for the creation of the academic field of black resistance politics in South Africa' and that it has established 'the framework for the narration of South African resistance history, with its own chronology, periodization and constitutive codes'" Albert Grundlingh, Professor of History, Stellenbosch University

Gail Gerhart has taught political science at the University of Nairobi, the University of Botswana, the American University of Cairo, Columbia University, and the University of the Witwatersrand, where she was a Fulbright Visiting Professor in 1994. She is the author of "Black Power in South Africa: the evolution of an ideology" and co-author, with Thomas Karis, of volumes 3-5 of "From Protest to Challenge". She is the editor of the second edition of the series.
Sheridan Johns is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Duke University. He is the author of "Raising the Red Flag: The International Socialist League and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1914-1932"
Thomas Karis is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the City College, City University of New York. He is the co-author with Gwendolen Carter and Newell Stultz of "South Africa's Transkei: the politics of domestic colonialism and co-author of the text of volumes 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the "From Protest to Challenge" series.
Kubuitsile (L.) THE SCATTERING,
293pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R235
A historical novel set in Namibia and the Transvaal, South Africa, during the colonial wars of the early 1900s, about a friendship between two women: a young Herero mother who escapes the 1904 massacre and survives the death camps in L├╝deritz, and a Boer woman and her children who've suffered the loss of their farm and the deprivations of a British concentration camp.

Lauri Kubuitsile lives in Botswana. She has published books for children, teens and adults, and has twice been awarded the Golden Baobab Award for stories for children. She is also the author of the short-story collection, "In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories".

Madi (P.) BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, 20 years later, the baby and the bathwater
233pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R325
Foreword by Tito Mboweni.

Phinda Madi discusses how to restore the credibility of the BEE process in South Africa.

Businessman Phinsa Madi is a founder member of the SA Black Economic Empowerment Commission. He also served as a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University Business School between 2001 and 2008 and is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University.

Mollett (T.) & (C.) OSCAR VS THE TRUTH,
208pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback , Cape Town, 2016. R290
Thomas and Calvin Mollet closely examine the crime scene and evidence presented in the Oscar Pistorius trial in an attempt to uncover what happened on the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Please note that this book contains graphic images that some readers might find disturbing.
Plaut (M.) PROMISE AND DESPAIR, the first struggle for a non-racial South Africa
254pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R250
Martin Plaut's account of the 1909 South African Native and Coloured People's Delegation, made up of South Africans of all races and led by W.P Schreiner, that travelled to London to lobby the British government for a non-racial constitution for the Union of South Africa. The members of the delegation were Matt Fredericks, Dr A. Abdurahman, Walter Rubusana, Tengo Jabavu, Thomas Mapikela, Joseph Gerrans, Damiel Swanya and D.J. Lenders.

"This is a very well-written, lively and interesting account, with vivid descriptions and fascinating information...It is a great story" Professor Christopher Saunders, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town

Martin Plaut is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. He is also the co-author (with Paul Holden) of "Who Rules South Africa?"
220pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
In this collection of essays Christine Qunta suggests that South Africa is a nation suffering a type of post-traumatic stress disorder, the result of 350 years of physical and psychological trauma, and sees psychological healing as vital to the reconstruction of the country.

"Christine Qunta has, through her collection of essays, given life to the Swahili proverb that says, 'Life can be understood backwards, but we live it forwards'. These essays help Africans to look backwards, and to walk forwards - out of slavery, of self-hate, of apartheid and colonialism. She lays the foundation for a Reconstruction and Development Programme of our spirit, mind and body as black people, of Africans to be humane to themselves. She has given me the opportunity to think deeply, once more." Mongane Wally Serote

Attorney and author Christine Qunta was active in the Black Consciousness Movement during the 1970s and spent 17 years in exile before returning to South Africa in 1993. She is also the author of "Who's Afraid of Affirmative Action: a survival guide for black professionals".
Singer (R.) UHURU REVISITED, interviews with African pro-democracy leaders
291pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2015. R630
Ron Singer relates the efforts of eighteen pro-democratic activists working to solve a range of social and political problems in post-independence Africa, including Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Includes chapters on South Africa and Botswana:
"Up From the Free State: Puleng Motsoeneng and 'Ntataise'"
"A Visit to Westcliffe Flats: Orlean Naidoo and the South African Service Protest Movement"
"'I'll Teach You to Build the School': Patrick Van Rensburg: from apartheid to socialism".

Theledi (N.) comp. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF POPCRU, 25 years of POPCRU's existence, a reflection from inception in 1989 to 2015
236pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R230
POPCU (Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union) was formed in November 1989 as a result of Lieutenant Gregory Rockman's calls for justice and the democratisation of law enforcement after white policemen violently attacked a group of people protesting peacefully in Mitchell's Plain.
452pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2009) 2016. R500
The authors in this book seek to set leadership theory in the African context, by taking into account typical African circumstances, values and beliefs and providing practical real-life examples, exercises and case studies.

Ebben van ZYl is Professor in the Department of Industrial Psychology at the University of the Free State.

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