New Arrivals 27th to 3rd of December 2016

THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, vol VI, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Thabiso Mohare, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
228pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.

Foreword by Wally Serote.

The 2016 Award went to Athol Williams.
Avgustus (Y.) A RUSSIAN FIGHTING FOR THE BOER CAUSE, translated and edited by Boris Gorelik
52pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R80
Extracts from the essays Yevgeny Avgustus contributed to the journal, "Varshavsky Voyenny Zhurnal" about his experiences with the Krugersdorp Commando and the Russian Commando during the Anglo-Boer War.
Barlow (E.) COMPOSITE WARFARE, the conduct of successful ground force operations in Africa
535pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R350
A guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars "who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics." from the back cover

Eeben Barlow was the founder and chairman of Executive Outcomes (EO), where he trained SADF Special Forces in covert operations. He draws on his experiences and lessons learnt in various countries in Africa where he has served governments as a politico-military strategist, division commander, division adviser, battalion commander and specials operations commander. He is the chairman of STTEP International Ltd, a company that supports predominately African governments. He is also the author of "Executive Outcomes: against all odds".
Booysen (S.) ed. FEES MUST FALL, student revolt, decolonisation and governance in South Africa
350pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
A collection of essays by student leaders and scholars on the student uprising on university campuses in 2015 and 2016.

Contributions include:
"Documenting the Revolution" by Gillian Godsell, Refiloe Lepere, Swankie Mafoko and Ayabonga Nase
"The Roots of the Revolution" by Gillian Godsell and Rekgotsofetse Chikane
"To Win Free Education, Fossilised Neoliberalism Must Fall" by Patrick Bond
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: university management and the #FeesMustFall Campaign" by Patrick Fitzgerald and Oliver Searle
"Excavating the Vernacular: 'ugly feminists', generational blues and matriarchal leadership" by Darlene Miller.

"The solid scholarship, nuanced and diverse, is everything that the bitter online polemics of a few conservatives is not. The miltidisciplinary scope of political scientists, sociologists, an economist, and a philosopher ensures breadth in coverage and a spectrum of views." Keith Gottschalk, senior lecturer in Political Stidues, University of the Western Cape

Susan Booysen is Professor at the Wits school of Governance and the author of "Dominance and Decline: the ANC in the time of Zuma" and "The African National Congress and the Regenration of Political Power".
de Wet (C.), Hattingh (L.) & Visagie (J.) (eds.) DIE VOC AAN DIE KAAP , 1652-1795
575pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, Pretoria, 2016. R350
A collection of essays on the Vereenidge Oostindische Compagnie's (VOC) contribution to the founding and development of South Africa.
241pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
Lawyer Paul Hoffman, founder of the South African NGO, Accountability Now, recounts some of the battles they've fought against corruption and graft, including the Seriti Commission into the arms deal and the Glenister case following the disbanding of the Scorpions.

"This book is compulsory reading for anyone concerned with the rule of law in South Africa. Paul Hoffman clearly does not take prisoners." Justice Johann Kriegler
Hull (G.) ed. THE EQUAL SOCIETY, essays on equality in theory and practice
354pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R400
First published in the USA in 2015.

A collection of fourteen philosophical essays by academics from around the world on the nature of equality and what needs to be done to root out inequalities in present-day societies. Includes ontributions by Tom Angier, Daryl Glaser, Geroge Hull and Thaddeus Metz.

"All but two of the essays collected here were presented, in a previous incarnation, at a conference on equality at the University of Cape Town in August 2014." from the preface

George Hull lectures in philosophy at the University of Cape TOwn.
Jephta (A.) KRISTAL VLAKTE, 'n drama
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R180
Amy Jeptha has reworked Bertholt Brecht's "Mutter Courage und inhre Kinder".

Foreword by Tertius Kapp.

Amy Jephta is a South African playwright, screenwriter and theatre director based in Cape Town. Her other works include "Kristalvlakte", "Other People's Lives", "Sonskyn Beperk" and "While You Weren't Looking".
184pp., hardback, d.w., New Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R290
Based on the third revised edition of "Ingrid Jonker: Versamelde Gedigte". Includes early poems, "Ontvlugting" (1956), "Rook en Oker" (1963) and the posthumously published "Kantelson" (1966).
Kalmer (H.) THE BRAM FISCHER WALTZ, foreword by George Bizos
67pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R150
This one person play, with the protagonist as narrator, tells Advocate Braam Fischer’s story.The play won The Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award at the 2013 the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and was awarded the Adelaide Tambo Award for Human Rights in the Arts in 2014.

Introduction by Harry Kalmer. Afterword by Yvonne Malan, entitled ‘The Power of Moral Courage’
230pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R300
This collection of essays by African scholars grew out of a Summer School on State, Governance and Development presented by academics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Includes forewords by Ben Turok and Johan Burger and contributions by Basani Baloyi, Saliem Fakir, Janine Hicks, Firoz Khan, Edgar Pieterse, Greg Ruiters, and Louise Scholtz.
1b90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
A novel about a couple robbed and assaulted on their farm. Based on true events.

"'n Buitengewoon meesleurende leeservaring." Antjie Krog, author of "Country of my Skull"

"Dit was veral hoe so 'n ervaring mense tot op die been stroop wat my eenvoudig laat ween het. Niks omtrent hierdie verhaal laat jou onaangeraak nie." Elmari Rautenbach, journalist

Hester Kruger grew up on a farm close to Krugersdorp. She and her husband live on a farm in Mpumalanga. ​"Een Nag en 'n Bietjie"​ is her first book.

Lyster (R.) MODERN RASPUTIN, poems
70pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R150
Rosa Lyster was born in Durban in 1984. She lives in Cape Town and is a PhD student at the University of Cape Town.
Mathekga (R.) WHEN ZUMA GOES,
227pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga examines Zuma's leadership and what impact his departure will have on South Africa.

"Ralph Mathekga has become one of South Africa's most respected political analysts because he is obsessed with the future. In this valuable book, Mathekga begins to fill the void at the heart of our political discourse: how do we fix the damage of the Zuma years? The questions are tough and the answers are not easy to find. Mathekga takes a hard look at our past, present and future, and, in his usual, unflinching style, takes our hand and begins to show us the path out of our current quagmire." Justice Malala, from his foreword
Matlwa (K.) PERIOD PAIN, a novel
157pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
A novel by Kopano Matlwa, author of "Coconut" and "Spilt Milk".

"Period Pain's greatest strength is that it is utterly compelling. By turns morbid, ironic, funny, irreverent and angry, Masechaba is someone we care about, and her epxeriences and perceptions are acute and engaging. Her narrative provides vivid insights into contemporary South Africa - from the under-resourced state hospitals, corruption and graft, to its racial tensions and prejudices against foreigners." Professor Craig MacKenzie, University of Johannesburg
208pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R225
A novel set in a black South African township, about an 18-year-old 'born-free' who has to decide whether to follow her head or her heart.

Nape 'a Motana is also the author of "Fanie Fourie's Lobola". He lives in Pretoria.
89pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2016. R150
A new collection of poems by Collen Nxumalo, author of "From This Point" and "Heaven is a Better Place".

Foreword by Hector Kunene.

Collen Nxumalo was born and raised in a township outside Nelspruit. He now lives in Johannesburg.
Ray (M.) FREE FALL, why South African universities are in a race against time
422pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R320
Journalist Malcolm Ray discusses the root causes of the crisis in highter education in South Africa and the #RhodesMustFall and #Fees Must Fall movements.

Foreword by Vuyo Jack.
Sachs (A.) WE, THE PEOPLE, insights of an activist judge
349pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R385
A collection of essays, lectures and extracts on constitution-making and non-racialism by former judge Albie Sachs.

"Albie Sachs's book comes at a time when critical reflection and insightful analyses of South Africa's past, and its current challenges are most needed. The reflections in 'We, the People' are indicative not only of one man's commitment to democratic ideals, but also, symbolically, that of South Africa's people." Ahmed Kathrada, former political prisoner and politician

"Albie Sachs is at once activist and philosopher judge. In 'We, the People', Sachs lets us into his prying thoughts about the foundations and the construction of our constitutional project. He ponders the complex relationship between the people, their chosen government and the idealised outcomes the advent of democracy has promised." Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice

Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs (b. 1935) is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He practiced as an advocate at the Cape Bar, defending people charged under racial statutes and security laws. After being arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over five months, Albie Sachs went into exile in England, and later Mozambique. In 1988, in Maputo, he lost an arm and his sight in one eye when a bomb placed in his car exploded. He returned to South Africa in 1990, served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress, and was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1994. He retired in 2009. In 1991, Sachs won the Alan Paton Award for his book, "Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter". He is also the author of "Justice in South Africa" (1974), "The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs" (1966), "Sexism and the Law" (1979), and "The Free Diary of Albie Sachs" (2004). His most recent book, The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law" (2009), also won the Alan Paton Award.
Smith (T.) et al District Six Huis Kombuis, food & memory cookbook
273pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R385
A collection of treasured family recipes and stories of food by former residents of District Six. The book grew out of a series of craft and textile design workshops held at the District Six Museum.
Smuts (D.) PATRIOTS & PARASITES, South Africa and the struggle to evade history
343pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R295
Journalist and politician Den Smuts' personal account of the transition to democracy in South Africa. Elected to Parliament in 1989‚ representing the constituency of Groote Schuur‚ on behalf of the then Democratic Party (DP), she was the first female whip, and was involved in the drafting of the Constitution and, in the 1994 elections‚ was one of seven members of Parliament elected on behalf of the DP. She opposed the merger of the DP with the National Party to form the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2000‚ but continued to serve as a DA MP until 2014‚ when she retired. She died suddenly in 2016.

"It is clear that the enormous effort of hard work, immense courage and an uncanny legal tenacity that she put into her parliamentary portfolio will influence millions of lives for decades to come." Antjie Krog, author of "Country of My Skull"

"Dene said that every one of us needs to be accountable to our conscience, to our country, to our Constitution and to our constituency. I would be brave enough to say that no one South Afrivcan held up to these standards as much as she did." Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance
Swartz (S.) ANOTHER COUNTRY, everyday social restitution
304pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R320
Sharlene Swartz introduces the concept of "social restitution", understood as the actions and attitudes that everyday people in South Africa can undertake in dialogue with each other to "make things right".

"A book Black and White South African must read together. Swartz has answered Steve Biko's call for a new consciousness among Whites and Blacks alike. Read this and let's have a conversation, our future depends on it. A major achievement!" Xolela Mangcu, Professor of Sociology, UCT

"When last did we hear anybody talk about a just society, a better life for everybody, suggesting that enough was a feast? One of the most insightful suggestions is that inheritance should be more widely shared." Antjie Krog, poet and author of "Country of My Skull"

Professor Sharlene Swartz is a sociologist and Research Director in the Human and Social Development research programme, and an adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Her other books include "Ikasi: the moral ecology of South Africa's township youth", and "Teenage Tata: Voices of Young Fathers in South Africa" (with A. Bhana), and co-edited "Youth citizenship and the politics of belonging" (with M. Arnot) and "South African Child Gauge: Youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty" (with A. DeLannoy, L. Lake, & C. Smith). She is an executive member of the Association for Moral Education and the International Sociological Association. She is the chair of the Restitution Foundation, a South African NGO, and holds a honorary positions as a research fellow at the University of Cambridge and at the Harvard Center for Health and Human Rights.
van Vuuren (H.) A NECKLACE OF SPRINGBOK EARS, /Xam orality and South African literature
227pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R475
Helize van Vuuren describes and analyses the narratives, myths and poetry of the /Xam and other Bushmen, and "their interface with South African literature in general". She looks at the Bleek and Lloyd digital archive housed at the University of Cape Town, the four-volume /Xam archive recorded and compiled in Afrikaans as "Boesman-stories" by GR von Wielligh, the Namibian oevre of Piet van Rooyen, and the work of Antjie Krog, Stephen Watson and Eugène Marais.

Helize van Vuuren is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Language and Literature at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Veldsman (P.) & Rautenbach (E.) WAT DIE HART VAN VOL IS, herinneringe van 'n fynkok
250pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
Peter Veldsman writes about the food and the people in his life. Peter Veldsman was food editor at Sarie magazine, food columnist at Rapport newspaper, owns the well-known Emily’s Restaurant in Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, and is the author of 11 cookbooks
Williams (A.) PUSHING BOULDERS, oppressed to inspired, an autobiography
252pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R245
Athol Williams grew up in Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town. He overcame immense social and economic challenges and was educated at Oxford, Harvard, MIT, LSE, London Business School and Wits University. He gave up a successful international career as a business strategy advisor to found Read to Rise, a youth literary NGO. He has published three volumes of poetry and is the author of the "Oaky" series of children's books.

"'Pushing Boulders' is a testimony to a remarkable person whose life history and experiences will undoubtedly be an inspiration to many people. The book gives us hope to achieve our dreams, no matter how small or unrealistic they may seem, for Athol's life is certainly a life being lived well - not just materially but ethically and in a compassionate way. The book, which is a delight to read, is a tribute to the resilience and determination of the human spirit." Professor Zubeida Desai, Dean of Education, University of the Western Cape
Zapiro DEAD PRESIDENT WALKING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R165
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

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