New Arrivals 12th to 18th of June 2016

Cooper (G.) UNDER DEVIL'S PEAK, the life and times of Wilfred Cooper, an advocate in the age of apartheid
307pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
The biography of Wilfred Cooper, written by his son, Gavin. Wilfred Cooper represented Verwoerd's assassin Demitrio Tsafendas, the SWAPO Six in Swakopmund, and the families of Imam Haron, Mapetla Mohapi, Hoosen Haffejee, and Steve Biko.
Craven (P.) THE BATTLE FOR COSATU, an insider's view
321pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R300
Patrick Craven first served as the editor of the Congress of South African Trade Union's magazine, and rose through the ranks to become National Spokesperson. In this book he discusses events of the past few years, from the run-up to Cosatu's 11th National Congress in 2012 to the expulsion from Cosatu of both Numsa (the National Union of Metalworkers of SA) in 2014, and General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in 2015. He also exposes the breakdown of the tripartite alliance and the implications of this for the labour movement and South Africa as a whole.
Heffernan (A.) & Nieftagodien (N.) eds. STUDENTS MUST RISE, youth struggle in South Africa before and beyond Soweto '76
193pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R280
A collection of essays on youth and student activism in South Africa that place the 1976 Soweto Revolt within its deeper historical and geographic contexts.

Contributions include:
"Chapter 1: A Brief History of the African Students' Association" by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
"Chapter 2: Youth and Student Culture" by Bhekizizwe Peterson
"Chapter 8: SASO and Black Consciousness, and the Shift to Congress Politics" by Saleem Badat
"Chapter 13: The Ends of Boycott" by Premesh Lalu
"Chapter 15: 'Every generation has its struggle', a brief history of Equal Education, 2008-15" by Brad Brockman
"Chapter 16: Contemporary Student Politics in South Africa, the rise of the black-led student movements of #RhodesMustFall in 2015" by Leigh-Ann Naidoo.

Anne Heffernan is a post-doctoral researcher in the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Noor Nieftagodien holds the South African Research Chair in Local Histories, Present Realities and is the head of the History Workshop at University of the Witwatersrand.
Helgadottir (M.) & Thomas (J.) eds. AFRICAN MONSTERS,
198pp., illus., paperback, UK, 2015. R295
A collection of speculative fiction and "monster art" by African writers and artists.

Contributors from South Africa include Sarah Lotz, Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Jayne Bauling, Nick Wood, Toby Bennett and Vianne Venter.
Hirson (B.) YEAR OF FIRE, YEAR OF ASH, the Soweto revolt: roots of a revolution?
354pp., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, (1979) 2016. R290
Barusch Hirson's account of the 1976-77 Soweto Revolt was first published in the UK in 1979. This new edition was first published in the UK in 2016. It includes a new foreword by Shula Marks and an abridged transcription of an interview with Billy Masetlha, conducted by Bernard Magubane and Gregory Houston in 2004. Masetlha was a member of the Soweto Student's Representative Council in 1976, a founder member of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and the Azanian Student's Organisation (AZASO), and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency in President Thabo Mbeki's government until 2006.

South African historian and anti-apartheid activist Barush Hirson was jailed for nine years for his involvement with the ANC-affiliated "African Resistance Movement" which carried out acts of sabotage against the apartheid regime. After his release he moved to England. His other books include "Yours For The Union: class and community struggles in South Africa", "The Delegate For Africa: David Ivon Jones, 1883-1924" co-authored with Gwyn Williams", and his autobiography, "Revolutions In My Life". He died in London in 1999.
Mokone (L.) KALAMAZOO REMEMBERED, South Africa's football legend
133pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R200
The biography of Steve Mokone (1932-2015), the first black South African to play in a professional European league. He played for Coventry City, Heracles, Cardiff, Barcelona, Marseille and Torino and was nicknamed "The Black Meteor" and "Kalamazoo". After he he settled in the USA, where he became an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York state. HE was also involved in the anti-Apartheid movement. In 2003 he was recognised as a member of the Order of Ikhamanga, South Africa’s highest honour for achievement in the creative and performing arts.

Louise Mokone is a development consultant. She was married to Steve Mokone.
Moloi (A.) HOLDING MY BREATH, a memoir
166pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
Ace Moloi was born and grew up in Sekgutlong in Qwa-Qwa in the eastern Free State. In this memoir, written in the form of a letter to his mother, who died when he was thireteen years old, he confronts the trauma of her death.

A graduate of the University of the Free State, in 2011 Ace Moloi was chosen to be part of the University’s flagship programme, F1 Leadership for Change, and posted to the International Christian University in Japan for leadership development. He also participated in the 2012 OR Tambo Edu-Tour from South Africa to Swaziland, Mozambique and Tanzania, and later that year was a Young Ambassador at the International Young Ambassadors Summit held in Stellenbosch. He works as a corporate communicator.
Mounton (E.) et al (eds.) LIVING WITH DIGNITY, African perspectives on gender equality
394pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2015. R500
A collection of essays that address gender equality from a theological perspective, as a fundamental expression of human dignity and justice.

Contributions include:
"Men and Women in Church and Society: equal in dignity?" by Nico Koopman
"Masks and the Men Behind Them: unmasking culturally-sanctioned gender inequality" by Edwin Zulu
"'Do not tell the person carrying you that s/he stinks': reflections in 'ubuntu' and masculinities in the context of sexual and gender-based violence and HIV" by Ezra Chitando
"'Your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you!': desire and rule in traditional Shona understandings of marriage" by Ester Rutoro
202pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R285
A collection of essays on distance education as a viable solution for higher education in developing countries. The contributors explore various systems and policies, address the issues of learner support and curriculum design, and provide pratical demonctrations of e-learning and mobile technology,
Schrire (C.) & (G.) eds. THE REB AND THE REBEL, Jewish narratives in South Africa, 1892-1913
260pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
This book includes the personal histories of an immigrant father, Reb Yehuda Leib Schrire (1851-1912), and his Cape-born son, Harry (1895-1980), in the form of a diary, a memoir, and an epic poem. Also includes analysis of the context of the manuscripts by Carmel and Gwynne Schrire, an essay on the authors by Carmel Schrire, and a genealogical table of Yehuda Leib Schrire compiled by Paul Cheifitz.

"The original documents are worth their weight in gold. They are rich and so revealing of an important piece of Jewish history. I think that the project of exploring the histories of the places to which Jews immigrated and settled is one of tremendous value." Hasia Diner, Professor of American Jewish History, New York University

Carmel Schrire is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.
Gwynne Schrire is the Deputy Director off the Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies and an independent researcher.
Stewart (R.) THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 107, a selection of essays inspired by maps of the Cape
191pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
This collection of essays by Roger Stewart are the result of research inspired by his collection of old maps.

Essays include:
"Meerhoff's Castle, an outspan in the Hardeveld"
"Francis Masson, a king's plant hunter at the Cape"
"To Paradise, Burchell's excursion through Papendorp"
"The 1804 Dysentery Epidemic on Rondebosch Common"
"Forgotten Old Cape Passes"
"Sea Point's Society House".
120pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. OUT OF PRINT
A history of the more prominent loan and livestock grazing farms in Simonstown, along the Elze River, Glencairn, in the Noordhoek Valley and the Fish Hoek Valley, and those that now form part of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, beginning in 1738. Farms include Die Klein Tuin (Seaforth), Elsemere Valley Farm (Millers Point), Slangkop Farm (later Imhoff's Gift), Zilvermyn (Silvermine) Farm, and Poespaskraal (Sunnydale Farm).

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