New Arrivals 4th to 10th of April 2017

Ballantine (C.), Chapman (M.), Erwin (K.) & Maré (G.) eds. LIVING TOGETHER, LIVING APART, social cohesion in a future South Africa
197pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R335
Contributions include:
"At Ease with Being 'Citizen' and 'Human Being'" by Njabulo Ndebele
"What Social Cohesion? Binding through shared austerity" by Gerhard Maré
"'AmaNdiya, They Are Not South Africans!' Xenophobia and citizenship" by Kathryn Pillay
"'Them' and 'Us": politics and the public voice" by Michael Chapman
"'Urban Cool!': social bridging in language" by Rajend Mesthrie
"Embroidering Controversy: the politics of visual imaging" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Coercion or Cohesion? educators in a democracy" by Michael Gardiner
"Sexual Harassment and Violence: higher education as a social microcosm" by Jackie Dugard and Bonita Meyersfeld.
Bialostocka (O.) & Simelane (T.) eds. AGENDA 2063, drivers of change
152pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R250
Proceedings from the 9th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference titled "Agenda 2063: an opportune moment for Africa", held at the University of Cape Town in 2015.

Contributions include:
"Assessing Gendered Vulnerability to Climate Change in Nzhelele, Limpopo Province" by Jestina Chineka, Agnes Musyoki, Edmore Kori and Hector Chikoore
"Transformational Development: the nexus between biodiversity and the trade in traditional medicine in South Africa" by Sibusiso Nkosi
"Information and Communications Technology Distribution Inequalities in Rural South Africa" by Kgabo Ramoroka.
Eloff (T.) TURNING POINT, South Africa at a crossroads
256pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R265
Theuns Eloff has worked as a minister, an administrator at CODESA, president of a national business organisation, and rector of North-West University. He is currently non-executive chairman of the FW de Klerk Foundation. His essays cover education, the rule of law, the ailing economy, corruption and the lack of service delivery.
Kathrada (A.) & Venter (S.) CONVERSATIONS WITH A GENTLE SOUL,
274pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R175
Originally published in New Zealand in 2016.

Journalist Sahm Venter met Ahmed Kathrada after his release, accompnied him on some of his travels, and worked on several projects with him over the years. In this book she records a series of discussions they had in 2015 and 2016.

"In this new phase of our struggle for democracy and freedom, the voices of giants like Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada sound ever more imperatively. This uplifting, charming and delightful book teaches us why we revere Mandela's circle and their commitment to principle, truth and public service. It's a read strongly recommended for this time." Judge Edwin Cameron

"'Conversations with a Gentle Soul' reminds me of the hours spent talking with Tata and Uncle Kathy; both of whom are individually strong personalities with extraordinary humility and a mischievous sense of humour. There are valuable lessons to be learnt from Uncle Kathy who shares his life experiences, many of which shaped the future of South Africa, in an unassuming, sincere and refreshing manner." Zindzi Mandela
Saul (J.) ON BUILDING A SOCIAL MOVEMENT, the North American campaign for southern African liberation revisited
298pp., paperback, Trenton etc, 2017. R595
John Saul discusses both the struggle for liberation from racial oppression in southern Africa between 1960 and 1994 and the world-wide mobilization of support for this struggle, focusing especially on movements in Canada and the United States.

“Solidarity is the soul of the workers’ movement. This is a book about one of history’s greatest international solidarity movements: the anti-apartheid movement and that in support of the southern African liberation struggles more generally. It provides an inspiring and incisive account that raises sharply the question of what could have been had our revolution not lost its way by succumbing to neo-liberalism’s false hopes and dead-end solutions.” Trevor Ngwane, South African activist and writer

“John Saul offers far more than a comprehensive analysis of the historical development of Southern African solidarity movements in North America. He issues a call for an emancipatory politics and practice that locates battles for liberation in a larger context and in relationship to each other. He also challenges us to demystify the national liberation movements many of us worshiped in order to see not only their strengths and weaknesses, but in order to understand the forces that have ground many of them to a halt. What an outstanding piece of writing!” Bill Fletcher, Jr., former President of TransAfrica Forum

John Saul an activist in Canada and in southern Africa since the 1960s, has taught at York University in Canada, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. His other books include "A Flawed Freedom: rethinking southern African liberation" and "Liberation Lite: the roots of recolonization in southern Africa".
Trantraal (N.) ALLES HET NIET KOM WÔD, 'n digbundel
59pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R60
A new collection of poems written in the Kaaps dialect.

Nathan Trantraal was born in 1983 in Cape Town. His first collection, "Chokers en Survivors" won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize. Nathan draws the weekly comic strip, "The Richenbaums", for the Cape Times.
van der Vyver (M.) MISVERSTAND, 'n roman
271pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A novel about a South African writer in Paris during the recent terror attacks.

Marita van der Vyver was born in Cape Town in 1958. Her other novels include "Griet Skryf 'n Sprokie" (1993), which won the M-Net, ATKV and Eugene Marias prizes, "Stiltyd" (2007), which was awarded the ATKV Prize, "Die Ongelooflike Avonture van Hanna Hoekom", which won the 2004 IBBY's Afrikaans Honour Book Award, and "Die Blou van Onthou". Since 1999 she has lived in the French countryside.
Webster (E.) & Pampallis (K.) eds. THE UNRESOLVED NATIONAL QUESTION, left thought under apartheid
310pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"Insisting upon the urgency of revisiting the National Question if the promise of democracy is to be realised, this volume makes a major contribution to South African intellectual history while simultaneously encouraging us to grapple with key issues around political identity which continue to haunt us today." Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand

"This timely and compelling volume offers a provocative set of questions for a new research agenda that can tackle the challenges of the twenty-first century. It is crucial reading for all those interested in South African politics and in the theory and practice of nation-building." Allison Drew, University of Cape Town

"The Unresolved National Question in South Africa is an extremely valuable contribution to the decades-long debate on South African nationhood. Its striking feature is its highly professional and balanced approach to the various narratives and traditions that address the National Question." Vladimir Shubin, Russian Academy of Sciences

Contributions include:
"Decentring the Question of Race: critical reflections on colonialism of a special type" by Jeremy Cronin and Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo
"The Africanist Turn in South African National Question Discourses" by Siphamandla Zondi
"Neville Alexander and the National Question" by Enver Motala and Salim Vally
"The National Question Confronts the Ethnic Question" by Gerhard Maré
"Black Consciousness as Nationalism of a Special Type" by Xolela Mangcu
"Postponing the National Question: feminism and the women's movement" by Shireen Hassim
"National Democratic Revolution Meets Constitutional Democracy" by Daryl Glaser.

Edward Webster is Research Professor in the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Katrin Pampallis is currenlty Project Manager with the Hidden Voices Project at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Wylie (D.) THE WISDOM OF ADDERS,
148pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2016. R220
A futuristic novel set in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

"Strong and clear writing that makes our local landscape strange and our familiar crises new and more urgent. An ominous but also hopeful journey into the future." Kobus Moolman, poet

Writer and academic Dan Wyle teaches English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. His publications include two books on Shaka, a memoir, and several volumes of poetry. In 2004 he founded the annual Literature and Ecology Colloquium and edited a collection of essays, "Toxic Belonging, identity and ecology in southern Africa".

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