New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of July 2016
die Boereoorlogdagboek van Anna Barry, met voor- en nawoord deur Ena Jansen
200pp., illus., map, paperback,
First published in 1960 under the title "Ons Japie, dagboek gehou gedurende die Driejaringe Oorlog".
New foreword and afterword by Ena Jansen, author of "Afstand en Verbintenis" and "Soos Familie: stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste".
Anna Barry was born in 1884 in the Free State. During the Anglo-Boer War she lived on the family farm in the Ficksburg district and later in Basutoland. In 1908 she married the lawyer Charlie Reitz and spent the rest of her life in Bloemfontein.
THE GOLDEN REPUBLIC,
illustrations by C.T. Ashley Maberly
302pp., illus., paperback,
A reprint of T.V. Bulpin's history of the South African Republic, also referred to as the Transvaal and the Republic of Transvaal, from its foundation in 1852 until 1883.
T.V. Bulpin (1918-1999) is the author of "Storm over the Transvaal", "The Ivory Trail", "Lost Trails in the Lowveld", "The Hunter is Death" and "Natal and the Zulu Country".
Hichens (J.) ed.
stories of wit, satire and humour
286pp., illus., paperback,
Foreword by Evita Bezuidenhout.
Introduction by Darrel Bristow-Bovey.
"Die Laughing" is the fourth in Short.Sharp.Stories Awards anthology. The 2016 judging panel was made up of Ken Barris, Karina Szczurek and Karabo Kgoleng. The Best Story Award went to Greg Lazarus for his story, "This Could Get Messy". The runners up were Gail Schimmel and Kobus Moolman. The Editor's Choice Award went to Fred Khumalo.
THE SERPENTINE ROAD,
A crime thriller set in Cape Town. As Detective Vaughn de Vries tries to uncover the perpetrator of a string of murders he is forced to relive a traumatic event that took place twenty-five years previously, during the struggle to end apartheid.
Paul Mendelson's debut novel, "The First Rule of Survival", was nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger in 2014. He divides his time between London and Cape Town.
puppet or prophet?
199pp., colour illus., paperback,
Political journalist S'thembiso Msomi examines how and why Mmusi Maimane rose rapidly to become leader of the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), in 2015. Msomi discusses Maimane’s childhood and family, his early involvement in the Church, and assesses his first year as head of the DA in the run-up to the local government elections.
S'thembiso Msomi is currently Deputy Editor at the "Sunday Times".
Opland (J.) & Mtuze (P.) eds. & trans.
Umoya Wenbongi, collected poems (1922-1935)
Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 3,
John Solilo (1864-1940) submitted many letters and articles, as well as many poems, to Xhosa-language newspapers. His major literary contribution was his collection of poems, "Izala" (A Rubbish Dump), published in 1925. In this book the 65 poems from "Izala", as well as 28 poems previously published in newspapers, have been reprinted.
Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.
Peter Mtuze has written novels, short stories, essays. drama, poetry, autobiographies and language books in isiXhosa. He translated Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom", into isiXhosa. He also worked on the University of Fort Hare Xhosa Dictionary Project. He is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University.
THE WAY I SEE IT,
the musings of a black woman in the rainbow nation
Lerato Tshabalala has worked as editor of True Love magazine, as women's editor at "Drum", as a senior writer at Oprah Winfrey's magazine "O" and "Marie Claire", and is a columnist for the "Sunday Times". In 2014 she was chosen as one of the alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which enabled her to study business at the University of Notre Dame, USA. In this book she writes about her experiences as a black woman in post-apartheid South Africa, addressing the issues of white-dominated corporate South Africa, cultural stereotypes, economic and racial inequality and gender politics.
Tshukudu (M.) & Trapido (A.)
lose weight, gain health, find yourself
222pp., colour illus., paperback,
Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido offer a collection of healthy recipes based on traditional southern African foods, such as sorghum, tshidzimba (Venda dish of samp and Bambara ground nuts), inhloko (cow's head) and mofokotso (cooked ting porridge).
Mpho Tshukudu is a registered dietitian, a FirstLine Therapy practitioner and trained in Functional Medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Food anthropologist Anna Trapido is a trained chef. She is also the author of "Hunger for Freedom: the story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela".
van Oudtshoorn (F.)
principles and practices
256pp., colour illus., maps, paperback,
This book aims to provide the necessary knowledge of ecological principles and veld management practices to prevent land degradation and to ensure sustainable food production and biodiversity conservation.
Nature conservationist Frits van Oudtshoorn is a pasture consultant and environmental trainer concerned with sustainable land management.
van Zyl (D.)
176pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback,
A collection of potjiekos recipes. "Potjie" is Afrikaans for a small pot, and "kos" means food, so "potjiekos" is food cooked in one pot outside, over the coals.
Also available in Afrikaans as "Potjiekos en potpraatjies".
Dine van Zyl is also the author of "The Great Boerekos Book" and "The Great Boerekos Book 2". "The Great Boerekos Book" was voted South Africa's Best Gourmand Cookbook in 2012.
van Zyl (D.)
THE GREAT BOEREKOS BOOK,
222pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback,
A collection of traditional Afrikaner recipes.
Also available in Afrikaans.
Dine van Zyl is also the author of "Potjiekos and Pot-pourri" and "The Great Boerekos Book 2". This book was voted South Africa's Best Gourmand Cookbook in 2012.
van Zyl (D.)
THE GREAT BOEREKOS BOOK 2,
172pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback,
Another collection of traditional Afrikaner recipes.
Also available in Afrikaans.
Dine van Zyl is also the author of "The Great Boerekos Book" and "Potjiekos and Pot-pourri". "The Great Boerekos Book" was voted South Africa's Best Gourmand Cookbook in 2012.