New Arrivals 18th to 24th of September 2016
EARLY ONE SUNDAY MORNING I DECIDED TO STEP OUT AND FIND SOUTH AFRICA,
240pp., colour illus., paperback,
Journalist Luke Alfred spent more than a year walking along South Africa's gravel roads, paths and train tracks, exploring the history of the country.
"It made me smile and it made my heart ache a little" Darrel Bristow-Bovey, author of "One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo"
Luke Alfred is also the author of "When the Lions Came to Town, the 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa".
ZIMBABWE'S MIGRANTS AND SOUTH AFRICA'S BORDER FARMS,
the roots of impermanence
246pp., maps, illus., paperback,
First SA Edition,
First published in the UK in 2015.
Maxin Bolt's ethnographic study, which focuses on one farm, "explores the lives of Zimbabwean migrant labourers, of settled black farm workers and their dependents, and of white farmers and managers, as they intersect at the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa." from the back cover
Maxim Bolt is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Birmingham, and a Research Associate at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand.
Gouws (A.) & Stasiulis (D.) eds.
GENDER AND MULTICULTURALISM,
First SA Edition,
First published in the UK in 2014.
A collection of essays originally published in various issues of Politikon, the official journal of the South African Association of Political Studies.
"In the Name of What? Defusing the rights-culture debate by revisiting the universals of both rights and culture" by Louise du Toit
"Multiculturalism in South Africa: dislodging the binary between universal human rights and culture/tradition" by Amanda Gouws
"Masculinities without Tradition" by Kopano Ratele
"Violent Modernity: gender, race and bodies in contemporary South Africa" by Shireen Hassim
"Muslim Women and Human Rights: does political transformation equal social transformation?" by Wendy Isaacs-Martin
Amanda Gouws is Professor of Political Science and holder of a SARChl chair in Gender Politics at the University of Stellenbosch.
Daiva Stasiulis is Professor of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
welfare, power and maternalism on Zimbabwe's (once white) highveld
283pp., maps, illus., paperback ,
First SA Edition,
First published in Zimbabwe.
Andrew Hartnack analyses the role that farm welfare initiatives, mostly overseen by white farmers' wives, played in Zimbabwe's agrarian history, and the impact the farm seizures had on the lives of farmworkers and the welfare programmes which had previously tried to improve conditions for them.
"'Ordered States offers a sophisticated and nuanced portrait of Zimbabwe's contemporary agrarian landscape, providing a valuable contribution to the growing body of work about changes in different social, political, structural and cultural spheres generated in the post-2000 'fast-track' era." Amanda Hammar, MSO Professor in African Studies, University of Copenhagen
Andrew Hartnack is a director at the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in South Africa.
'n roman oor die vormingsjare van Gianlorenzo Bernini
A historical novel in Afrikaans about the formative years of Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Marié Heese's first novel, "The Double Crown, secret writings of the female pharaoh", was awarded the 2010 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in Africa. She is also the author of "The Colour of Power" and "A Triple-Headed Serpent", and lives in Stillbaai and the Little Karoo.
Kepe (T.), Levin (M.) & von Lieres (B.) eds.
DOMAINS OF FREEDOM,
justice, citizenship and social change in South Africa
A collection of essays that examine social change in South Africa.
"Eschewing judgements that are 'preordained' by ideological positions, and opposed to 'simple binaries of triumph or disaster', 'Domains of Freedom' offers a compelling analysis of the constraints and possibilities, the ambiguities, paradoxes, contestations,and struggles, and the 'partially constructed failures and successes' that characterize change in South Africa." Saleem Badat, Programme Director: International Higher Education & Strategic Projects, The Andrew W Melton Foundation, New York
Foreword by Achille Mbembe. Afterword by Gillian Hart.
"Land, Politics, and Policy Change in South Africa: what questions for land redistribution policy and practice?" by Themba Kepe & Ruth Hall
"South African Housing Policy Over Two Decades" by Marie Huchzermeyer & Aly Karam
"The Paradoxes of Trade Union Action in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Sakhela Buhlungu
"The Role of Rights and Litigation in Assuring More Equitable Access to Healthcare in South Africa" by Lisa Forman and Jerome Amir Singh
"Social Protests and the Exercise of Citizenship in South Africa" by Anver Saloojee
"Migration to South Africa since 1994: realities, policies and public attitudes" by Belinda Dodson & Jonathan Crush.
Thembela Kepe is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto, Candada, and a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Melissa Levin teaches African Studies at New College, University of Toronto.
Bettina von Leires teaches at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto, and is Extraordinary Senior Researcher in the Political Studies Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
selected writings, 1970-2016
286pp., hardback, d.w.,
A selection of South African historian Bill Nasson's writings, spanning four decades. Most of the material in this book has appeared in different versions elsewhere.
Foreword by Tim Couzens.
Bill Nasson lectured in economic history and history at the University of Cape Town for many years before moving to Stellenbosch University where he is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History. His books include "The War for South Africa", "Britannia's Empire", "South Africa at War, 1939-1945" and "WWI and the People of South Africa".
HITLER, VERWOERD, MANDELA AND ME,
a memoir of sorts
302pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback,
Writer and journalist Marianne Thamm's autobiography.
Marianne Thamm is Assistant Editor at Daily Maverick. She is also the author of "To Catch a Cop, the Paul O'Sullivan story" and "I Have Life, Allison's story."
THE SAFEST PLACE YOU KNOW,
267pp., hardback, d.w.,
A novel about a young man who, on the death of his father, leaves the family farm with no plan, and meets two strangers who change his life.
Mark Winkler is the author of "An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Absolutely Everything" and "Wasted". He lives in Cape Town.
Wroth (H.) & van Tonder (G.)
NORTH OF THE RED LINE,
recollections of the Border War by members of the SADF and SWATF, 1966-1989
568pp., illus., paperback,
Translations by Gerry van Tonder.
A collection of war stories by men and women who were involved in the Border War, shared on the website, Bush War/ Grensoorlog 1966-1989. The website was launched in 2012 by Cassie Nel and is administered by Charlie 'Backseat' Wroth.
Also available in Afrikaans.