New Arrivals 25th to 1st of May 2017

Adriaanse (W.) EINDSPEL,
411pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R270
The sequel to the thriller "Dubbelspel" (2014).

Afrikaans novelist Wilna Adriaanse was born in 1958 in the Kalahari. Her novels include "Rebecca", "Met Ander Woorde", "Die Boek van Ester", and "Vier Seisoene Kind".
Dean (W.) WARRIORS, DILETTANTES AND BUSINESSMEN, bird collectors during the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries in southern Africa
196pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Cape Town, 2017. R295
Biologist Richard Dean discusses how the collections of preserved bird skins and of eggs in South African natural history museums were built. He focuses especially on the period between 1850 and 1950 when these collections grew rapidly.

In 2009 Richard Dean was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for his lifetime contribution to southern African ornithology. From 1986 to his retirement from academia in 2006, he was a research officer at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology.
Downie (L.) PRO-POOR LEGAL PRACTICE, household rights and subsidised housing in South Africa
197pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R235
Leslie Downie discusses methods for developing pro-poor contracts and land tools for low income clients, exploring prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, housing rights and land ownership.

Attorney, notary, conveyancer and mediator Leslie Downey has taught social law, family law and business law at UNISA and the University of Cape Town.
Friedman (J.) QUEEN OF THE FREE STATE, a memoir
327pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Jennifer Friedman writes about growing up Jewish in a small town in the Orange Free State, South Africa, in the 1950s and 1960s.
She now lives in Australia.

"charming, surprising, funny...a classic memoir" Mike Nicol, author of the Revenge Trilogy
Hale (F.) THE TWO AFRICAS OF FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG, exploring Britain's premier novelist of Africa
394pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R350
English novelist Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) spent many years in sub-Saharan Africa, initially during the First World War when he served as a medical officer in the British Army. He emigrated to South Africa after the end of the Second World War and lived in Cape Town and Montagu until his death. Between 1918 and 1952 he wrote seven novels about East Africa and South Africa, including "The Crescent Moon", "Sea Horses", "They Seek a Country", "The City of Gold" and "Pilgrim's Rest". He also published two volumes of poetry and two works of non-fiction: "Marching on Tanga" and "In South Africa".

"Frederick Hale's just and careful study of Francis Brett Young brings to our attention the work of a neglected writer whose imagination was stirred by a complex experience of Africa in the last decades of British imperialism." Anthony Eden Voss, Emeritus Professor of English, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Frederick Hale is currently Extraordinary Professor at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Hannie (L.) TIP-EX,
46pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R115
A play which focuses on "corrective rape". This play won Best Production and Best Script at the 2016 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival.

Lauren Hannie was born in Mafikeng in the North West Province, South Africa
Iqani (M.) CONSUMPTION, MEDIA AND THE GLOBAL SOUTH, aspiration contested
235pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R305
First published in the UK in 2016.

Mehita Iqani examines how consumption in the global south is communicated in media texts.

Mehita Iqani is a senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Lovell (M.) SPEECH AFTER LONG SILENCE, a collection of poems
62pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R170
Moira Lovell has published three previous volumes of poetry: "Out of the Mist", "Departures" and "Not All of Me is Dust". In 2000 she won the Olive Schreiner Award for Drama (Playwriting) for "Bedtime Stories". She recently retired from The Wykeham Collegiate in Pietermaritzberg where she was Head of the English Department.
Low (M.) ASYLUM,
207pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A novel about a man suffering from pulmonary nodulosis detained in a quarantine facility in the Great Karoo.

"A searing vision of an all-too-possible world, where moments of human grace and dreaming gleam all the brighter in confinement. With this richly imagined parable, Low emerges as a profound and wholly original voice." Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of "Green Lion" and "Nineveh"

Marcus Low lives in Cape Town. He previously worked as policy director at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and now edits the public health magazine Spotlight. This is his first novel.
Meyer (N.) WEB,
333pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
An Afrikaans novel set in Stellenbosch during the student protests.

Naomi Meyer lives in Stellenbosch, where she works as LitNet’s content editor. "Web" is her debut novel for adults. She published a novel for young adults, "Ruik Jy die Filmster", in 2006.
Pretorius (W.) DIE DAG IS BROS/ SANDTON CITY GROOTDOOP,
134pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R180
Two Afrikaans plays about family, relationships, memories and forgiveness.

Actor and playwright Wessel Pretorius is also the author of "Ont-", "Waterpas" (2014 KKNK Kanna for Best Comedy), "Slaaf" and "Frats". "Ont'" was translated into English as "Undone", and won the Standard Bank Golden Ovation Award.
Roberts (S.) COMPETITION IN AFRICA, insights from key industries
150pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R280
A collection of essays that map out issues in competition through studies of the cement, sugar, poultry and fertiliser industries in southern and East Africa.

"Beyond the competition for Africa, the new research collected here will be invaluable for understanding the state of competition in Africa, particularly East and southern Africa. Done under the auspices of the African Competition Forum, the excellent research here is cutting-edge, collaborative and cross-country. These analyses of cement, sugar, and poultry are the kind of studies that lead competition authorities to look at particular industries in particular ways. They ought also to be taken into account in business, academic, organizational, industry and investment circles." Professor Jonathan Klaaren, University of the Witwatersrand

Simon Roberts is Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
Schoeman (C.) THE HISTORICAL OVERBERG,
222pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2017. R285
Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman explores the history of the Overberg, an agricultural region situated between the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the Breede River, and includes the towns of Swellendam, Caledon, Greyton, Genandendal, Hermanus, Agulhas and Arniston. Provides an introduction to the history of the region and information on historical buildings, mission stations, shipwrecks, and the explorers, artists and writers associated with the area, such as Bartolomeu Dias, Uys Krige and Audrey Blignaut.
Strauss (N.) AS IN DIE MOND,
230pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A collection of Afrikaans short stories.

Nicole Jaekel Strauss won the Eugène Marais Prize and the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize in 2011 for her first collection of short stories, "Maal". She lives in Cape Town.

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