New Arrivals 2nd to 8th of May 2017

De Lange (J.) comp. DIE LAASTE WALS, Hennie Aucamp se keuse uit sy verhaalkuns
263pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A year before his death Hennie Aucamp presented a friend with a notebook that included a list of his favourite short stories; the ones he'd like to be remembered by.

Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014) was an Afrikaans poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic. He taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of Stellenbosch for thirty years, retiring in 1994. He received numerous prizes for his writing: Tafelberg Prize (Bruidsbed vir Tant Nonnie); W.A. Hofmeyr Prize (Hongerblom and Wolwedans); ATKV Drama Prize (Papawerwyn); Hertzog Prize for Prose; Fleur du Cap Prize for best South African Play of the Year (Blomtyd is Bloeityd); Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction (Gekaapte Tyd); Fleur du Cap Lifetime Award for his contribution towards the growth and development of South African theatre; ATK Veertjie Award for his contribution to Afrikaans literature; Gustav Preller Medal for literary theory; and a South African Literary Lifetime Literary Achievement Award.
Gantsho (V.) UNDRESSING IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW, a collection of poems
65pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R145
Self-published.

Foreword by Don Mattera.
Grey (S.L.) THE APARTMENT,
290pp., paperback, London, 2016. R300
A novel about a South African couple whose visit to Paris turns sinister.

S.L. Grey is the pseudonym for Louis Greenberg and Sarah Lotz. Sarah Lotz writes crime novels and thrillers under her own name and as Lily Herne she and her daughter Savannah Lotz write the "Deadlands" series of zombie novels for young adults. Sarah is the author of "Tooth and Nailed" and "Exhibit". Louis Greenberg is a Johannesburg-based fiction writer. He edited the collection, "Home Away, 24 hours, 24 writers, 24 cities". As S.L. Grey they have written the novels ""The Mall", "The Ward", "The New Girl" and "Under Ground".
Innes (B.) SINK, vertaal deur Elna van der Merwe
206pp., paperback, First Afrikaans Language Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R260
Originally published in 2015 in English as "Rachel Weeping".

This novel, about a domestic worker from Mozambique whose daughter drowns while under the care of her South African employer, has also been made into a feature film.

Photographer, filmmaker and writer Brett Michael Innes is also the author of the novel, "The Story of Racheltjie de Beer".
Kosani (M.) INXILI KANGCONDE,
60pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2005) 2009. R120
A collection of traditional Xhosa praise poetry.
Mabusela (N.) UMLOMO AWUBEKWA SIZIBA,
41pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1992) 2011. R120
Xhosa novel
Mahola (M.) DANCING WITH HYENAS,
216pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R270
A semi-autobiographical novel based on the author's experience of growing up in apartheid South Africa.

"'Dancing with Hyenas' is a tour de force that blends excellent prose with fact-driven stories to give a fresh perspective of the black struggle against the oppressive conditions of apartheid South Africa. The reader is taken 'behind the scenes' to conversations and strategy sessions in which successive generations of black youths are conscientized about the ideals of the liberation struggle..." Mzamo Mangoliso, Professor, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Mzikayise Mahola was born in 1949 in KwaZulu-Natal. His previous publications include the poetry collections "Strange Things", "When Rains Come" (2001 Olive Schriener Prize), and "Dancing in the Rain".
Mcimeli (R.) KAZI NDENZENI NA?,
230pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1995) 2013. R145
This Xhosa novel, "Kazi ndenzeni na?" (I wonder what I’ve done?), won an African Heritage Literary Award. It focuses on the abuse of women and children.
Mcimeli (R.) & Saule (N.) UMANTATISE NGEMFECANE, indumasiso yesizwe, umqulu 1
82pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1997) 2011. R175
Xhosa epic poem, volume 1
Mkonto (B.) EMGXOBHOZWENI,
144pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2007) 2011. R125
Xhosa play
Mtuze (P.) LINGADA ZIBUYILE ENDLE,
158pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2009) 2011. R130
This Xhosa novel won an M-Net Literary Award in 2010. "Lingada Zibuyile Endle" translates as "wild cats have come home".
Nation (S.) OUPA, O.B.E, family man, fighter, friend; Major Richard Granville Nicholson
105pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R185
Biography of soldier, hunter, farmer and politician Richard Granville Nicholson. Born in 1859 in Cape Town, he joined the Kimberley Light Horse regiment in 1876. He fought in the Eastern Cape, in the Galeka War, the Griqualand West Rebellion, and the Zulu War of 1879-1880, was an intelligence officer with F.C. Selous in the Pioneer Column during the annexation of Rhodesia, fought against and was taken prisoner by the British during the Boer War, was elected to the Union Parliament (1910-1915), and fought in German South West Africa during the First World War, and was awarded the OBE. He died in Pietersburg in 1931.

Atchitect Shelagh Nation is Richard Granville Nicholson's granddaughter.
Ngewu (L.) UBOMI, IZITHETHE NAMASIKO,
61pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2005) 2010. R130
Describes the traditional culture and rituals of the amaXhosa.

Text in Xhosa.
Putuma (K.) COLLECTIVE AMNESIA, poems
111pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R120
Performance poet, facilitator and theatre-maker Koleka Putuma was born in Port Elizabeth in 1993. Her plays include "UHM" and "Mbuzeni". She won the 2014 National Poetry Slam Championship and the 2016 PEN South Africa Student Writing Prize. She lives and works in Cape Town.
Solwandle (M.) IZICHOBO ZOBOMI,
81pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2006) 2010. R120
Xhosa poetry
Tutani (N.) MASALEKELISE,
86pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1995) 2006. R105
Xhosa poetry

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