New Arrivals 22nd to 28th of August 2017

Boswell (B.) GRACE, a novel
198pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A novel set in Cape Town in the 1980s about a young woman and the family secret that threatens to ruin the respectable life she has created for herself.

Barbara Boswell was born in Cape Town and now lives in Johannesburg.
Cope (M.) THE CRAFT, selected poems 1989-2016
87pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230
Michael Cope was born in 1952 in Cape Town, where he still lives. He has published three novels (one with Ken Barris), two volumes of poetry and a memoir.

"Few poets can work language to beauty quite like Michael Cope. This profoundly meditative volume combines the gifts of sage and master craftsman and is an important addition to South African literature in the 21st century." Fiona Zerbst, author of "Oleander" and "Time and Again"

"The strength of Micahel Cope's poems lies in the range of light and shade his brushstrokes create on the canvas of the page. 'The Craft' can be seen as a collection of 'paintings' that deepen the reader's experience of language and the world. Cope's voice is spirited and malleable, yet also determined. 'The Craft' consolidates and already significant reputation." Rethabile Masilo, co-editor of "Canopic Jar"
Doornbos (M.) & van Binsbergen (W.) RESEARCHING POWER & IDENTITY, comparative perspectives
542pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pretoria, 2017. R670
First published in The Hague in 2010.

Martin Doornbos and Wim van Binsbergen examine how "the dynamic interplay of power and identity impacts on political and collective actions in the African context...Four main parts focus on the major themes of colonial incorporation and political penetration; ethnicity and cultural protest; religion and state; and the construction of national politics." from the back cover

Martin Doornbos is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.
Wim van Binsbergen retired in 2012 as Senior Researcher at the African Studies Centre at Leiden University and Professor of Intercultural Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
143pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R430
The authors argue that South Africans lack a national consensus on how to go about consolidating democracy and that the major stakeholders in the country need to jointly renegotiate the meaning of the Constitution if we are to move beyond the spiral of democratic policy failures. They also draw on comparative insights from what's happened in Zimbabwe, India, Malaysia and Lebanon.

Pierre du Toit is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch. His other publications include "Friend of Foe? Dominant party systems in southern Africa" co-edited with Nicola de Jager, and "Defining Democracy in the Digital Age, political support on social media", co-authored with Barend Lutz.
Charl Swart holds a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University.
Salomé Teuteberg works in the Taylor & Francis editorial team in Cape Town.
Hornby (D.) et al (eds.) UNTITLED, securing land tenure in urban and rural South Africa
443pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R290
A collection of essays that examine "informal" and customary property systems in South Africa and the policy interventions that aim to formalise these arrangements.

Contributions include:
"The Policy Context: land tenure laws and policies in post-apartheid South Africa" by Donna Hornby Rosalie Kingwill, Lauren Rousten and Ben Cousins
"The 'Living Customary Law of Land' in Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal" by Ben Cousins
"'Entanglement': a case study of changing tenure and social relations in inner-city buildings in Johannesburg" by Lauren Royston
"Beyond Ownership? Local land registration practices and their potential for improving tenure security in informal settlement upgrading" by Margot Rubin and Lauen Royston

Donna Hornby Rosalie Kingwill and Lauren Rousten are independent researchers specialising in land tenure and property rights.
Ben Cousins holds a DST/NRF chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
Kaschula (R.) & Wolff (H.) eds. MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR AFRICA, concepts and practices
220pp., 4to., paperback, Pretoria & London, 2016. R550
A collection of essays that explore innovative pedagogies in language teaching and language use in education.

Contributions include:
"Teaching Mathematics to isiXhosa-speaking students through Afrikaans" by San Knoetze
"Children's Dictionaries" by Dion Nkomo
"Additional English at Tertiary Level" by Liz Johanson Botha
"A Multilingual Approach to Teaching South African History" by Marijke du Toit.

Russell Kaschula is the NRF SARChi Chair: Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, School of Languages & Literatures (African Language Studies Section), Rhodes University.
H. Ekkehard Wolff, University of Leipzig, is Visiting Professor to the NRF SARChi Chair: Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education, School of Languages & Literatures (African Language Studies Section), Rhodes University.
238pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R235
An Afrikaans novel about the South African politician and intellectual Jan ('Jannie') Hofmeyr (1894-1948).

Francois Loots is also the author of "Rooi Jan Alleman", on the life of Bram Fischer.
Matipa (P.) DWARSKLAP, skakerings van swart in die nuwe Suid-Afrika
185pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2015) 2016. R240
A collection of humorous articles on crime, taxi-drivers, the toyi-toyi, rugby supporters, and social media.

Piet Matipa is young, black, gay, and speaks Afrikaans. He learnt the language in the orphanage where he lived as a child. He is an award-winning columnist and has won an ATKV award and the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Award for Best Young Journalist. He has worked as a crime reporter at Beeld and is currently a scriptwriter for the TV series, 7de Laan.
302pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
An introduction to South African history, from the earliest evidence of hominid existence in the Cradle of Humankind to the present day.

Gail Nattrass lectured in the history department at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, for 20 years. She is the author of "The Rooiberg Story" and co-edited "Jan Smuts: memoirs of the Boer War" with SB Spies.
347pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
A novel set in 1986 about a young South African man studying film in London who discovers three reels of a German film from the 1930s.

"I read this haunting and brilliant book in a white heat of wonder. At once Bildungsroman, intellectual mystery, and thriller reimagined as vision quest, 'The Third Reel' gives that rare excitement peculiar to great novels: the thrill of discovering a new and necessary world." Garth Greenwell, author of "What Belongs to You"

Also available in Afrikaans.

SJ Naudé is the author of "The Alphabet of Birds". The Afrikaans edition of this collection of short stories won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize and the Jan Rabie Rapport Prize. He was also awarded the Jan Rabie & Majorie Wallace Writing Scholarship for 2014. He currently lives in Johannesburg.
232pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R330
A collection of traditional Afrikaner recipes with a modern twist.

Annelien Pienaar runs a cooking school on her guest farm, Bos-en-Berg near Hartbeespoort in Gauteng, and writes a blog "Boerekos met 'n twist".
Seshai (P.), Seshai (M.) & Hilton-Barber (D.) THE BATUBATSE, their story and traditions
251pp., map, illus., paperback, Tzaneen, 2017. R285
Ponele Seshai discusses the history, culture and identity of the Batubatse people, who trace back to the Shai Kingdom in ancient Ghana, migrating south and eventually settling in the area now known as Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Advocate Ponele Seshai was born in 1948 at Boschplaas, near Hammaskraal, and grew up in the small rural village of Motsinoni. He began his career as a clerk in the Department of Justice, became the first black magistrate in Tzaneen and at the time of his retirement was Regional Magistrate, Siyabuswa regional division, in Mpumalanga Province.
Thornton (R.) HEALING THE EXPOSED BEING, a South African ngoma tradition
336pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"'Healing the Exposed Being' is a rich and engaging account of the complex and individualised knowledge systems and passages of influence that shape 'sangoma' practices in South Africa. Thorton's descriptions of and insights into the philosophies, rituals and objects of the 'sangoma', and the ancestors, spirits and other beings with whom they work, change our view of these healers as custodians of the living, advisors, philosophers and guardians. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in health and illness in the region." Lenora Manderson, Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

Robert Thornton is an honorary researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. His other books include "Unimagined Community: sex, networks and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa".
Wepener (C.) DIE REIS GAAN INWAARTS, dir kuns van sterwe in kreatiewe werke van Karel Schoeman
233pp., illus., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2017. R440
A study on the art of dying in Karel Schoeman's fiction, focusing especially on "'n Lug Vol Helder Wolke", "'n Ander Land" and "Die Uur van die Engel".
Wohlitz (E.) BRING NATURE BACK TO THE CITY, how to conduct urban nature conservation
402pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R375
A guide to urban nature conservation suitable for advisors to local government and anyone interested in bringing nature back to our cities.

Ernst Wohlitz is currently Director: Parks and Regional Coordination n the Environmental Management Services Department of the City of Tshwane (previously Pretoria).

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