New Arrivals 15th to 21st of May 2016
test referee Max Baise's strory
192pp., illus., paperback,
An authobiography by South African rugby referee Max Baise. He refereed international matches during the 1960s and 1970s.
"Max Baise is probably the most flamboyant of South African referees. He combines a firm control with a marvellous feel for the game and a set of flowing gestures all of his own. He really was inimitable, and brought a new expressiveness to refereeing." Paul Dobson, author of "Nick Mallett, the story so far"
Blecher (S.) dir.
fiery heart, fiery mind
108 minutes, DVD,
A feature film set in Yeoville, Johannesburg, about a young black woman fighting to save her late father’s legacy – a motor repair shop - when it is threatened with closure.
my German-African odyssey
220pp., illus., paperback,
Recorded by Peter Hilliges. Translated from German into English by Imme Delius.
In 1979 seven-year-old Lucia Engombe was taken from her home in rural Namibia and placed in a children's hostel in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), together with seventy-nine other Namibian children. They were to be educated to be the "new elite" of a future independent Namibia. In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these children were suddenly returned to Namibia, a country now completely foreign to them.
"The book by Namibian author Lucia Engombe about her years as 'Child No.95' in the GDR has shed a new light on this almost forgotten chapter of German-Namibian relations." Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Lucia Engombe was born in 1972 in Oshakati. She is studying journalism at the University of Technology in Windhoek and is finalising her law studies at the Windhoek-based Triumphant College through the Open University of Tanzania. She is a senior producer for the German Radio Service at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation in Windhoek, where she lives.
COOKING FOR MY FATHER IN MY CAPE MALAY KITCHEN,
207pp., colour illus., paperback,
Cape Town ,
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,
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.
DR PHILIP'S EMPIRE,
one man's struggle for justice in nineteenth-century South Africa
413pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w.,
Cape Town ,
Tim Keegan documents missionary leader Dr John Philip's encounters with Dutch colonists, English settlers and indigenous South Africans, his battles with his fellow missionaries and the colonial authorities, and his lobbying for indigenous people's civil rights. Keegan discusses Philip's fight for the emancipation of slaves, his attempts to protect the Khoi against injustice and his opposition to the dispossession of the Xhosa in the Eastern Cape.
"With 'Dr Philip's Empire', Tim Keegan has done us a great favour. This exceptionally readable and deeply illuminating story of the fascinating and complex British missionary Dr John Philip is far more than a freshly opened window on the history of the colonial enterprise. It is, in fact, a tantalising microcosm - even a parable - for the early liberal and humanitarian aspirations of empire and the twists and turns of their fall into decay and delusion.
A timely and important book, its cool and judicious historical perspective may also help to educate the present-minded ideological puritans for whom the colonial past is nothing other than the Evil Empire of Cecil John Rhodes." Bill Nasson, author of "The War for South Africa, the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902"
Historian and writer Tim Keegan is also the author of "Rural Transformations in Industrialising South Africa", "Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order" and "Moravians in the Eastern Cape".
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 Lüderitz, 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".
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT,
20 years later, the baby and the bathwater
233pp., illus., paperback,
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.
tackling the basics of business start-ups in South Africa
"After reading this book, I am convinced that entrepreneurship should become a compulsory subject both at high school and at undergraduate degree level. This book is an entrepreneurship manual, from A to Z." Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, University of Pretoria
"In his first book, 'Entrepreneurship 101', Joshua continues to guide aspiring entrepreneurs with, among others, practical examples of an array of successful local entrepreneurs that they can not only identify with, but also learn from" Lavern de Vries, Assistant Editor, DRUM magazine
Joshua Maluleke is an entrepreneur coach and manager at Deloitte Consulting and a regular columnist for BONA magazine on entrepreneurship.
Mollett (T.) & (C.)
OSCAR VS THE TRUTH,
208pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback ,
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.
PROMISE AND DESPAIR,
the first struggle for a non-racial South Africa
254pp., illus., paperback,
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?"
WHY WE ARE NOT A NATION,
Cape Town ,
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".
interviews with African pro-democracy leaders
291pp., illus., paperback,
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.,
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.
van Zyl (E.) ed.
LEADERSHIP IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT,
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.