New Arrivals 31st to 6th of August 2016

71 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R140
A collection of poems by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese.

Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese was born in 1990 in Durban and currently lives in Stellenbosch, where she is a PhD student. She was awarded second place in the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
Etherington (N.) Big Game Hunter, a biography of Frederick Courteney Selous
271pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Marlborough, 2016. R640
Frederick Courtney Selous (1851-1917) was a British explorer, hunter and naturalist who, between 1872 and 1890, hunted and explored over the little-known regions north of the Transvaal and south of the Congo Basin, collecting specimens for museums and private collections. In 1890 he entered the service of the British South Africa Company and acted as guide to the pioneer expedition to Mashonaland. He joined the British Army, took part in the First and Second Matabele Wars, and during the First World War saw active service in the East Africa Campaign. He died in 1917 when he was shot by a German sniper.

Norman Etherington is Professor of History at the University of Western Australia aand a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Roysl Geographical Society.
Horwitz (A.) THE COLOURS OF OUR FLAG, poems
156pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R115
Illustrations by James de Villiers.

Allan Kolski Horwitz has published three other antologies of poems, "There are Two Birds at my Window", "Saving Water" and "Call from a Free State", and several plays. He is also one of the editors of the literary journal, "Botsotso".
Horwitz (A.), ka Ngwenya (S.) & Muila (I.) eds. BOTSOTSO 17, fiction, poetry, art work, essays, reviews
265pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R160
Includes three poems by Dennis Brutus and a short story, "Two Heads", by Ahmed Patel.
Makgala (C.) & Malila (I.) THE 2011 BOFEPUSU STRIKE, a story of the fight for restoration of workers purchasing power
255pp., illus., map, paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series No.105, Cape Town, 2014. R330
An account of the strike the Botswana Federation of Public Service Unions (BOFEPUSU) engaged in for two months in 2011. This monograph examines the factors that caused the strike, how it unfolded, and the strike's aftermath, which resulted in the dismissal of a large number of workers and hostile relations between the Botswana government and BOFEPUSU.

Christian Makgala is Associate Professor of African History in the Department of History, University of Botswana. His other books are "Elite Conflict in Botswana: a history", "History of the Bakgatla-baga-Kgafela in Botswana and South Africa" and "History of Botswana Public Employees Union", co-authored with Zibani Maundeni.
Ikanyeng Malila is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Botswana.
173pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series no.118, Cape Town, 2016. R295
Lazarus Musazitame Miti advocates the development, promotion and use of indigenous languages in southern Africa. The southern African countries used as case studies are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He outlines the linguistic ecology of the region, considers the language policies of colonial governments in the past and of the various states today, demonstrates the role of mother tongues in the social, political and economic development of their speakers and hence their countries, considers why these languages are still not taken seriously by Africans, and how language rights are and should be treated as a serious human rights issue.

This book is based on case studies undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS, and the Centre for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAPOLSA).
Tebbutt (P.) & Hilton-Barber (D.) JUDGE PAT TEBBUTT REMEMBERS, a life spiced with variety
217pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2016. R285
A memoir by Pat Tebbutt, written in collaboration with David Hilton-Barber.

Pat Tebbutt was born in 1924 in Zimbabwe. His parents later moved to South Africa, and he studied law at the University of Cape Town. He worked as a journalist and broadcaster and advocate before being appointed as an acting judge in 1965. In 1971 he resigned from the Bench and joined Syfrets Trust Company, where he became Managing Director. After his resignation in 1978 he returned to the Bar, and served as a permanent judge, as a judge in Botswana's Appeal Court, and later as that country's Judge President.
van Rooyen (P.) AMATOLA,
246pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A novel about a group of archaeologists who find an important rock painting, only to be taken hostage by a group of deserters. Set in the Sneeuberge in the Eastern Cape.

In Afrikaans.

Piet van Rooyen has published eight novels and four collections of poetry. His first novel, "Die Spoorsnyer", won the Tafelberg/Samlam/De Kat Prize and the CNA Prize. The novel, "Die Olifantjagters", was awarded the 1998 M-Net Prize. He is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Namibia.
van Zyl (I.) DEAD IN THE WATER, translated from the Afrikaans by Annelize Visser
319pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
Also available in Afrikaans as "Moordvis".

A thriller set in a small coastal town, where Detective Storm van der Merwe discovers the body of a young journalist on the beach.

"A toxic mix of violent crime signals the arrival of a new writer: a truly deadly read." Jenny Crwys-Williams

Journalist, magazine editor and media entrepreneur Irna van Zyl lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.

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