New Arrivals 24th to 30th of January 2016

Botha (D.) comp. OM HENNIE AUCAMP TE ONTHOU,
109pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R150
A collection of poems, photographs and narratives published in honour of Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014), Afrikaans poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic.

Includes contributions by Lina Spies, Amanda Botha, Daniel Hugo, Joan Hambidge, Danie Botha and Abraham de Vries.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of André Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
472pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R350
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
471pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, slipcase, Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, Cape Town, 2015. R1630
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication. Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

This special numbered edition includes additional previously unpublished photographs from André Brink's private collection, including personal photographs of Ingrid Jonker. It also includes a replica of a letter from Ingrid Jonker as an insert in an envelope on the inside back cover. The cover features a double portrait of Brink and Jonker by Hanneke Benadé especially commissioned for this project.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) VLAM IN DIE SNEEU, die liefdesbriewe van André Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway
450pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R350
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, professor of literature at the University of Pretoria.

Also available in English, translated by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock.
Chigumadzi (P.) SWEET MEDICINE,
201pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R195
A novel about a young woman's struggles to survive, set in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2008.

"Panashe Chigumadzi's 'Sweet Medicine' is as fresh and bracing as mountain air. It presents us with a memorable gallery of characters, mainly women, headed by the indomitable Tsitsi, who have to negotiate their way around and often confront a patriarchal society. There are choice sequences that are rendered with humour and sensitivity. Written in the tradition of a bildungsroman, the novel grants us the eyes of a young woman with which to look at a society coming to terms with itself." Mandla Langa, author of "The Texture of Shadows"

Panashe Chigumadzi was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1991. She grew up in South Africa and is the founder and editor of Vanguard Magazinr. She is a 2015 Ruth First Fellow.
Davie (K.) FREEDOM RIDER, 10 000km by mountain bike across South Africa
244pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R225
Kevin Davie's account of his mountain bike journeys, including the Freedom Challenge (Pietermaritzberg to Cape Town) in 2007, the Spine (the Drakensberg from end to end) in 2008, and the Ride to Rhodes and the Ganna (Beitbridge to Cape Point) in 2011.

Journalist Kevin Davie divides his time between editing the business section at the Mail & Guardian and teaching financial journalism at Wits Journalism at The University of the Witwatersrand.
Fox (J.) ed. SIRIUS, an anthology
85pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R210
An anthology of prose and poetry that reflect on the experience of living in South Africa. The writers represented here form part of a group originally started by Lionel Abrahams in the 1970s, which still flourishes in Johannesburg under the guidance of novelist, playright and poet Jane Fox.
Grant (N.) RHODESIAN LIGHT INFANTRYMAN 1961 - 80,
64pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Oxford & New York, 2015. R205
A history of the Rhodesian Light Infantry which details the recruitment, training, weapons, tactics and experiences of RLI troopers on Rhodesian 'fireforce' operations and pre-emptive strikes against ZANLA and ZIPRA guerrillas based in Mozambique and Zambia.
Guest (B.) STELLA AURORAE, the history of a South African university, volume 1, Natal University College (1909-1949)
391pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R240
The first volume in a trilogy on the history of what is now known as the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Bill Guest is Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in Historical Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Irwin (R.) GORDIAN KNOT, apartheid and the unmaking of the liberal world order
244pp., hardback, d.w., Oxford & New York, 2012. R750
"Irwin's informative and eloquent study is unique in its focus on U.S. foreign policy toward Africa during an era defined by nonalignment, decolonization, the cold war, and the U.S. civil rights movement." Kevin K.Gaines, University of Michigan

"From 1960, as more and more African countries gained their independence, the racial policies of South Africa became a matter of global concern. Ryan Irwin has spotted a gap in the literature and filled it admirably, showing the complexities and ambiguities in the ways in which the international community responded to the apartheid regime." Christopher Saunders, University of Cape Town

Ryan Irwin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Albany-SUNY.
Jacobs (N.) AFRICAN HISTORY THROUGH SOURCES, volume 1: colonial contexts and everyday experiences, c.1850-1946
328pp., illus., maps, paperback, New York, 2014. R270
The history of colonial Africa told through more than one hundred primary sources, many translated into English for the first time.

"This is the book we have all been waiting for. Nancy Jacobs has combined the 'textbook' and the 'sourcebook' into one rich, readable volume on Africa's colonial past that will serve teachers, students, and the general public for years to come." Jamie Monson, Professor of History, Macalester College

Nancy Jacobs is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Brown University. She is the author of "Environment, Power, and Injustice: a South African history".
Joubert (B.) TASTE THE LITTLE KAROO,
192pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R285
Beate Joubert owns and manages the Alfresco Deli on her family farm Joubert-Tradauw near Barrydale in the Little Karoo.
Lee (C.) FRANTZ FANON, towards a revolutionary humanism
232pp., illus., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R140
First published in the USA.

"Christopher Lee has written a delightfully compelling introduction to Frantz Fanon. Well-researched and thoroughly grounded, Lee's study admirably situates Fanon in the broadest historical context, while subtly explaining Fanon's powerful legacy today. This book taught me many things, revealing in intriguing ways the works of a black thinker from Martinique who so passionately embraced the Algerian Revolution, and so ardently desired to be embraced by it." Henry Louis Gates, Harvard University

Christopher Lee is based at the University of theWitwatersrand.
Maritz (P.) KRUIS EN DWARS DEUR OU SUIDWES, herinneringe van 'n pelskoper
220pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R180
A collection of autobiographical writings by Piet Maritz (!928-2011). Born in South Africa, for thirty-seven years Maritz travelled across what was then South West Africa buying sheepskins.
McCarthy (A.) & Tilbury (C.) UHM..., created by The Papercut Collective
64pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
This play about a young woman born Xhosa but raised 'English' was devised and created by the six members of The Papercut Collective: Callum Tilbury, Kathleen Stephens, Jason Jacobs, Sive Gubangxa, Alex McCarthy and Koleka Putuma.
Menache (P.) & David (D.) CHURCH TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA, a travel odyssey, also featuring: On Tour with Wynand Louw
160pp., 4to, colour illus., maps, paperback, No Place, 2015. R355
Philippe Menarche's and Darryl David's guide to older churches in small country towns around South Africa, with brief histories, maps, and directions on how to get there. Inclues a feature on the architect Eynand Hendrik Louw who designed many church buildings. This book is the third in a trilogy. The first two books are "101 Country Churches" and "A Platteland Pilgrimage".
Satgar (V.) ed. CAPITALISM'S CRISES, class struggles in South Africa and the world
298pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R
A collection of essays that reflect a wide range of Left responses to the world-wide economic crisis.

Contributions include:
"Understanding the Labour Crisis in South Africa: real wage trends and the minerals-energy complex economy" by Niall Reddy
"Seize Power! The role of the constitution in uniting a struggle for social justice in South Africa" by Mark Heywood.

"There is no other book quite like it. Its scholarship is sound; it is provocative and controversial, and it will get people thinking and discussing." Martin Legassick, Emeritus Professor at the University of the Western Cape

"The new global Left is fighting the struggle with new instruments of transformation...This book draws attention to the plurality of left political forms, new approaches to power and ways of analysing the current crises of capitalism." Dinga Sikwebu, national coordinator of the United Front

Vishwas Satgar is a senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award of the World Association for Political Economy for initiating and editing the Democratic Marxism series.
Schreiner (O.) FROM MAN TO MAN, or Perhaps Only, edited by Dorothy Driver
480pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R440
This novel by Olive Schreiner, written and rewritten over many years, remained unfinished on her death in 1920. Her husband published it in 1926, adding a summary of the ending in the form he said Olive Schreiner had recounted to him. This new edition, edited by Dorothy Driver, corrects the editorial and proof-reading errors of previous editions and provides another ending, in Olive Schreiner's own words, as told in a letter to a friend.

This edition also includes a new introduction by Dorothy Driver, the alternative endings, annotations, and extracts from Olive Schreiner's letters and journals. It also includes a timeline of the genesis and composition of the novel, starting in 1873.

"We inhabit a national and international present in which Schreiner's deep and nuanced thinking on gender relations, colonial capitalism, and social change remains extremely pertinent...[This] is without a doubt one of the most significant works of the South African literary heritage." Professor Meg Samuelson, Department of English, University of Cape Town

Dorothy Driver is Professor of English at Adelaide University, Australia. Until 2005 she held a professorship in the English Department at the University of Cape Town, where she is now Emeritus Professor.
Watson (W.) THIS INCREDIBLE LAND, an informal guide to the history of South Africa
172pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2004) 2015. R175
A timeline of what happened when in South Africa. This new edition includes an additional chapter that covers the period 2004 to 2014. Originally published in 2004 under the title, "Brick by Brick".

Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

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