New Arrivals 9th to 15th of October 2016

Spencer (S.) BRITISH SETTLERS IN NATAL, 1824-1857, a biographical register, volume 8, Haigh-Hogshaw
373pp., 4to., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R345
Volume 8 in Shelagh Spencer's research project to identify the emigrants who came to Natal from Britain before 1858, and to collect biographical information on them and their children.

Volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5 are still available @ R155 and volume 7 @ R235. Volumes 2 and 6 are out of print.

Shelagn Spencer was awarded an Hon. D.Litt degree by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010 for her contribution to the historiography of South Africa.
Cameron-Dow (J.) A QUESTION OF BALANCE, a biography of FW de Klerk
240pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R280
A self-published biography of FW de Klerk, former President of South Africa and winner, with Nelson Mandela, of the Nobel Peace Prize.

John Cameron-Dow is also the author of "The Miracle of a Freed Nation" and "A Newspaper History of South Africa".
Conyngham (J.) HAZARA, elegy for an African farm
272pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R265
John Conyngham's memoir about his family's sugar farm in KwaZulu-Natal, where he grew up. It was sold in 1977, when he was twenty-two.

Journalist John Conyngham was born in Durban in 1954. His novel, "The Arrowing of the Cane", won the Olive Schriener Prize and was joint winner of the AA Mutual-Ad Donker Vita Award. He was editor of The Witness newspaper from 1994 to 2010, and lives in Hilton.
de Villiers (A.) AB, the autobiography
328pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2016. R350
South African cricketer Abraham Benjamin "AB" de Villiers was captain of the South African Test and One Day International teams. Also available in Afrikaans.
Ellert (H.) MOÇAMBIQUE MOSAIC, the material culture of Moçambique
420pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, No Place, 2013. R950
This ethnography includes pottery, pipes, basketry, stools, household objects, clothing and adornments, spears, bows and arrows, swords, dancing weapons, musical instruments, and vessels for food and drink.

Henrik Ellert was born in Denmark and grew up in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He was educated in Zimbabwe, Denmark and Portugal - and now divides his time between Denmark and southern Africa. He professional experience focuses mainly on private sector development in Africa and his work takes him to most southern and east African countries.
Hilton-Barber (B.) STUDENT, COMRADE, PRISONER, SPY, a memoir
146pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
Bridget Hilton-Barber was involved in anti-apartheid organisations while studying journalism at Rhodes University in the 1980s. She was betrayed by one of her best friends, Olivia Forsyth, a spy for the South African security police, and spent three months in detention without trial.

Bridget Hilton-Barber now lives in Limpopo Province and works as a travel writer. She has written another memoir, "Garden of My Ancestors", about her family.
Lewis (M.) & Krueger (A.) eds. MAGNET THEATRE, three decades of space
304pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bristol etc., 2016. R550
A collection of essays on the work of Magnet Theatre, a physical theatre company that originated in Johannesburg in 1987 and now has its own theatre space in Cape Town.

Contributions include:
"Making Space for Ideas: the knowledge work of Magnet Theatre" by Mark Fleishman
"'Being There': the evolution of performance aesthetics from 'Medea' (1994-96) to the Magnet Theatre 'Migration' plays (2912)" by Miki Flockermann
"Magnet Theatre and the Moving Body" by Jennie Reznek
"Making Space for Community: Magnet Theatre intervenes in Khayelitsha" by Gay Morris.

Also includes conversations with Jay Pather, Neo Muyanga, Mandla Mbothwe, Faniswa Yisa, Craig Leo, Illka Louw, Frances Marek, Margie Pankhurst, Thando Doni, Zwelakhe Khuse and Nolovuyo Sam.

Megan Lewis is Assistant Professor of Theatre HIstory and Dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Anton Krueger is Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Motshumi (M.) THE INITIATION, 360 degrees trilogy, book one, a graphic autobiography
136pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R275
Artist Mogorosi Motshumi's first book in his autobiographical trilogy begins with his childhood in Batho township, Bloemfontein, in the early 1960s and ends in the late 1970s when he arrives in Johannesburg as a young political cartoonist on the run from the security police.

"Cartoonist, activist, 'skelm', jazz aficionado, father and lover: Motshumi's harrowing self-portrait demonstrates not only how his life as an artist has been intertwined with the social and political realities of his time and place, but also how art can turn tragedy into a triumph of the human spirit." from the introduction by Andy Mason, head of CCIBA's Comic Art Unit

Mogorosi Motshumi was born in 1955 in Batho township, Bloemfontein. He first worked as a cartoonist for The Friend newspaper. After spending time in detention for his political activities he was forced to relocate to Johannesburg, where he produced cartoons and comic strips for The Voice newspaper, contributed drawings to Staffrider magazine, drew his popular cartoon strip, "Sloppy", for Learn and Teach magazine, and worked as a sports cartoonist at City Press and Daily Sun. He also wrote a book, "The Angel and the Demon" (1999).
Verwoerd (W.) comp. VERWOERD, só onthou ons hom
320pp., illus., hardback, Revised Edition, Pretoria, (2001) 2016. R250
A revised edition of this collection of personal reminiscences by people who knew Dr. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd(1901-1966), former President of South Africa and the architect of apartheid, assassinated 50 years ago. Includes eight new contributors.

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