New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of January 2016

Bright (J.) & Hruby (A.) THE NEXT AFRICA, an emerging continent becomes a global powerhouse
297pp., map, hardback, d.w., New York, 2015. R295
Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby introduce Africa's growing technology movement, rising entrepreneurs and new philanthropists and suggest that over the past decade there has been an economic boom in many countries on the continent.

Jake Bright is a writer, speaker and Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association focused on global finance, business and Africa.
Aubrey Hruby is a senior advisor to investors and Fortune 500 companies doing business with Africa.
de Wet (E.), Hestermeyer (H.) & Wolfrum (R.) eds. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN GERMANY AND SOUTH AFRICA,
528pp., paperback, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), Pretoria, 2015. R385
This book explores suitable techniques for implementation of international law by comparing South Africa and Germany. It focuses on key sub-areas of international law in the two countries, including the United Nations Charter, the international law of the sea, international economic law,international environmental law, international human rights law, international criminal law, regional integration and the status of international judicial decisions before domestic courts.
Dladla (P.) THE PAVEMENT BOOKWORM, a true story
136pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R195
Foreword by Busani Ngcaweni.

Philani Dladla writes about his experience of homelessness and drug abuse in Johannesburg and how selling book reviews and books and starting a book club for poor children helped him turn his life around. Recently he established the Pavement Bookworm Foundation which collects and distributes books and stationery to these children.
Gorelik (B.) ed. "AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WORLD", Russian visitors to the Cape, 1797-1870
175pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., van Riebeeck Society Second Series No. 46, Cape Town, 2015. R355
A selection of nine memoirs written by Russians who spent time at the Cape, including Yuri Lisansky, Vasily Golovnin, Ivan Goncharov and Konstantin Posyet. Apart from Golovnin's menoir, all the texts have been translated into English by Boris Gorelik.

Boris Gorelik is a Russian writer and researcher based in Moscow and Johannesburg.
Grogan (T.) FORGOTTEN CAPE TOWN, a visual history, 1850-1950
176pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R260
Tony Grogan's selection of 334 old photographs that capture the changing character of Cape Town.

Also available in hardcover @ R335.
Hichens (J.) SWEET PARADISE,
283pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R195
A new Rae Valentine thriller, in which she tries to find a missing teenager.

"Another deliciously dark page-turner of note from the brilliant Joanne Hichens. 'Sweet Paradise' is original, spiky, hard-hitting and thoroughly enjoyable. I defy you to put this one down and watch out for the ending - it's a gut-puncher." Sarah Lotz, author of "Tooth and Nailed", "The Three" and "Day Four".

Joanne Hichens is also the author of "Divine Justice" and curates the Short.Sharp.Stories Awards for the South African National Arts Festival. She lives in Cape Town.
Magona (S.) CHASING THE TAILS OF MY FATHER'S CATTLE, a novel
307pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
A novel about a young girl growing up in a small rural village in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and a novel, "Mother to Mother".
McGregor (L.) text & Bartholomae (E.) photo. WINERIES OF THE CAPE, the essential companion to touring the winelands
184 pp., colour illus., maps, hardback, Second Edition, Cape Town, (2013) 2015. R265
A guidebook to fifty-six of the Cape's wineries, including Groot Constantia, Cloof, Durbancille Hills, Paul Cluver, Boschendal, La Motte, Solms-Delta, Babylonstoren, Glen Carlou, Meerlust, Muratie, Rust en Vrede, Simonsig, Spier, Tokara, Vergelegen, and many more.

Lindsaye McGregor has been a contributor to fourteen editions of Platter's South African Wine Guide and has written several food-and-wine recipe books.
Mda (Z.) LITTLE SUNS,
269pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R240
A novel based on true events surrounding the death of Hamilton Hope, a British colonial magistrate stationed at Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, during a rebellion by the Mpondomise people.

South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker and beekeeper. He is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. His novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill' (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published an autobiography, short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Opperman (D.) DONKERLAND, 158 jaar, 7 geslagte, 1 plaas
621 minutes, 4 x DVD, , 2015. R550
Donkerland is the third series in Deon Opperman's Afrikaner trilogy, after "Kruispad" and "Hartland". Set in Kwazulu-Natal on the farm Donkerland, it follows seven generations of the De Witt family, from 1838 to 1996. Each episode is set against the socio-political realities of the day, such the Great Trek, the Zulu Wars, the Anglo-Boer War, the Great Depression, the 1948 election, the Border War, the 1976 Soweto Uprising, and the transition to a democratic South Africa.

In Afrikaans.

Playwright Deon Opperman has written over fifty plays and has twice been awarded the Hertzog Prize. Recent television dramas include "Kruispad" and "Getroud met Rugby".
Opperman (D.) KRUISPAD,
625 minutes, 4 x DVD, , 2014. R425
"Kruispad" is the first series in Deon Opperman’s major TV trilogy about the history of the Afrikaner nation in South Africa. It focuses on how Afrikaners dealt with the 1994 transition to democracy.

In Afrikaans.

Playwright Deon Opperman has written over fifty plays and has twice been awarded the Hertzog Prize. Recent television dramas include "Kruispad" and "Getroud met Rugby".
Scholes (B.), Scholes (M.) & Lucas (M.) CLIMATE CHANGE, briefings from southern Africa
199pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R380
In this book three South African scientists provide answers to fifty frequently asked questions about climate change.

Robert Scholes is a Professor of Systems Ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s assessments in 2000, 2007 and 2014.
Mary Scholes is a Professor in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and serves as the Director of Graduate Affairs.
Mike Lucas is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the International Scientific Committee of Oceanic Research (SCOR).
Snyckers (F.) NOW FOLLOWING YOU,
306pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
A thriller about a women being stalked by a man who uses social media to track her movements.

Fiona Snyckers lives in Johannesburg and is the author of three previous novels, "Trinity Rising", "Trinity on Air" and "Team Trinity".
van Rooyen (P.) VOËLVRY,
286pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
An Afrikaans thriller about a notorious German fraudster who flees to Namibia with his wife and children, buys a farm, and employs two local men who can't get along.

Piet van Rooyen is the author of seven novels and four collections of poetry. His first novel, "Die Spoorsnyer", won the 1993 Tafelberg/ Sanlam/ De Kat prize and "Die Olifantjageters " won the 1998 M-Net Prize. He is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Namibia.

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