New Arrivals 5th to 11th of June 2016

Ash (C.) MATABELE, the war of 1893 and the 1896 rebellion
336pp., illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295
Chris Ash's history of the Matabele wars of the 1890s.

Chris Ash is also the author of "The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling's masterpiece" and "Kruger, Kommandos & Kak: debunking the myths of the Boer War".
Kavanagh (R.) ZIMBABWE, challenging the stereotypes
427pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2014. R250
Robert Mshengu Kavanagh's personal account of the history of Zimbabwe in the three decades since independence.

"Anyone interested in Zimbabwe's recent history should read this book" Ian Scoones, University of Sussex and co-author of "Zimbabwe's Land Reform: myths and realities"

"Refreshingly daring, original, inventive and captivating...highly controversial and likely to stir heated debate" Micere Githae M┼ęgo, Syracuse University, author of "Writing and Speaking from the Heart of My Mind"

A memoir by John Steed, who learnt to fly on Jet Provosts in the Royal Air Force, was a pilot in the Police Reserve Air Wing during the Rhodesian Bush War, and flew aid missions in Mozambique, Sudan and Somalia with the charter airline, Sky Relief. Self-published
210pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
Foreword by Grahame Hayes.

"N. Chabani Manganyi is that rare thing in South Africa - a genuine and independent intellectual. His writings are, and always have been, more interesting and trustworthy for that. He has never courted popularity or personal glory. In this day and age of manufacturing and manipulating history his recollections are a sober corrective." Tim Couzens, author of "Tramp Royal: The True Story of Trader Horn" (1992)

Clinical psychologist and academic Noel Chabani Manganyi was born in Limpopo Province. After being awarded a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of South Africa he was given a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale. In 1976 Professor Manganyi took up a professorship at the University of Transkei, where he established the Department of Psychology and served as its first chair. In 1990 he became Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the North. He served as Director-General in the Department of Education from 1994-1999 and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria from 2003-2006. He is the author of "Being-Black-in-the-World" (1973), "Reverie" (1977), and "Looking Through the Keyhole" (1981). He has also written biographies on the novelist Es'kia Mphahlele, ("Exiles and Homecomings" and "Bury Me at the Marketplace"), on the painter Gerard Sekoto, ("A Black Man Called Sekoto" and "Gerard Sekoto: I am an African"), and on the artist Dumile Feni ("The Beauty of the Line").
Mollett (T.) & (C.) BLOODY LIES, citizens reopen the Inge Lotz murder case
213pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , Johannesburg, 2014. R240
In 2007 Fred van der Vyver was acquitted of the 2005 murder of his girlfriend Inge Lotz. Thomas and Calvin Mollett examine the evidence and arguments presented in the Inge Lotz murder trial and argue that all the key elements of the prosecuting evidence withstand scrutiny.
Ndletyana (M.) & Maimela (D.) eds. RESURGENT RESOURCE NATIONALISM?, a study into the global phenomenon
154pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R250
A study undertaken by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) for SASOL Ltd that examines the concept of resource nationalism, its manifestation in public policy, the concerns, drivers and instruments through which resource nationalism is pursued by various mining jurisdictions, and how best private actors can respond.
Ndlovu (S.) & Strydom (M.) eds. THE THABO MBEKI I KNOW,
540pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R310
A collection of writings by friends, cabinet ministers, advisers, ambassadors, comrades, support staff, journalists, African leaders, and academics that celebrate Thabo Mbeki and assess his contribution to post-apartheid South Africa, Africa and the international community.

Forewords by Barney Afako and Mahmood Mamdani. Contributors include Brigalia Bam, Olusegun Obasanjo, Essop Pahad, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Aziz Pahad, Alex Erwin, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Frank Chikane, Wiseman Nkuhlu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Dumisani Kumalo, Mongane Wally Serote, Smuts Ngonyama, Bheki Khumalo, Miranda Strydom, Albie Sachs, Ben Turok, Willie Esterhuyse, Chris Landsberg, and many others.

"This collection presents a combination of personal and political accounts of Thabo Mbeki, his passage from youth to manhood, from political apprenticeship under Oliver Tambo to the presidency of South Africa, and his fall from that dizzy height." Mahmood Mamdani
Qunta (Y.) WRITING WHAT WE LIKE, a new generation speaks
206pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R210
A collection of essays by young South Africans in which they address issues that most concern them. Also includes comic pieces by comedians David Kau, Loyiso Gola and Siv Ngesi.
151pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R195
Based on a pilot study, this book explores the "meanings and materiality" of livestock keeping within two communities along the Mpumalanga-Limpopo border.

"Livestock remain significant for many poor rural South African families. This study innovatively addresses the challenges facing smallholder livestock farming...Reddy and his co-authors highlight problems of disease and the difficulties faced by rural communities in getting access to veterinary services and treatment. They provide a fascinating analysis, rooted in interviews in Limpopo province. 'The Socioeconomics of Livestock Keeping' is a very timely book. South Africa urgently needs this kind of fresh and grounded thinking about rural development." William Beinart, African Studies Centre, Oxford University

"This work is recommended as an important resource for academic professionals, industry experts, government officials and scholars interested in a vibrant, resilient and effective agricultural economy for continuous growth of the smallholder livestock sector." Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director, National Research Foundation
Stiebel (L.) & Chapman (M.) eds. WRITING HOME, Lewis Nkosi on South African writing
277pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R345
A selection of Lewis Nkosi's commentaries on South African literature, culture and society selected from his out-of-print collections, "Home and Exile", "The Transplanted Heart" and "Tasks and Masks", as well as from journals and magazines.

Lindy Stiebel is Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Chapman is affiliated as a senior researcher to the Durban University of Technology. He is also Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Viljoen (L.) DIE MOND VOL VUUR, beskouings oor die werk van Breyten Breytenbach
329pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2014. R540
A collection of essays on different aspects of Breyten Breytenbach's writings. Louise Viljoen focuses especially on his poetry.

Louise Viljoen is Professor in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch.

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