New Arrivals 5th to 11th of September 2017

Barr (D.) FOUR FLAGS, the odyssey of a professional soldier, part 2: Rhodesian Security Forces 1979-80, South African Defence Force 1981-83
365pp., illus., paperback, Solihull, 2017. R490
The second part of ex-Marine Dave Barr's memoirs. This book covers his time in the Israeli Army Paratroopers, the Rhodesian Light Infantry and the South African Defence Force. In 1981 he was injured in a landmine explosion in southern Angola and lost both his legs.

Part one, which covers his time with the USA Marine Corps 1969-72 and the Israeli Defence Force 1975-77, is also available.
Cooper (B.) & Morrell (R.) eds. AFRICA-CENTRED KNOWLEDGES, crossing fields & worlds, foreword by Crain Soudien
211pp., hardback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2014. R1170
A collection of essays that "rebuts both Euro- and Afrocentric approaches to production of knowledge [and] calls for a multiple, and global, Africa-centredness in which scholars use whatever concepts and research tools are most appropriate to the different African contexts in which they work." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"Re-theorizing the Indigenous Knowledge Debate" by Lesley Green
"Black Boxes & Glass Jars, classification in the hunt for Africa-centred knowledge" by Brenda Cooper
"'Good Houses Make Good People', making knowledge about health & environment in Cape Town" by Warren Smit, Ariane de Lannoy, Robert Dover, Estelle Lambert, Naomi Levitt & Vanessa Watson
"'Humhuism' (Personhood) & Academic Success in a Zimbabwean Secondary School" by Leadus Madzima.

Brenda Cooper is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Manchester. For many years she was Director of the Centre for African Studies and Professor in the English Department at the University of Cape Town, where she is now Emeritus Professor.
Robert Morrell is Coordinator of the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Capacity at the University of Cape Town.
Govender-Ypma (I.) CURRY, stories and recipes from across South Africa
320pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2017. R420
I'shay Govender-Ypma travelled around South Africa collecting curry recipes and talking to cooks and food experts. Includes close to 90 recipes and interviews with over 60 cooks.

I'shay Govender-Ypma is a journalist, writer and cook. She grew up in KwaZulu-Natal and is currently based in Cape Town.
Ilbury (D.) TIM NOAKES, the quiet maverick
201pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
Daryl Ilbury on the controversy that erupted around Banting diet expert Dr Tim Noakes' controversial 2014 tweet, resulting in a Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) hearing against him. He examines the relationship between science, the media, and our relationship to what we eat.

Tim Noakes is a South African scientist and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of several books on exercise and diet and is known for his support of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet.

Journalist, columnist, and writer Daryl Ilbury is also the author of "A Fox's Tale".
Krabill (R.) STARRING MANDELA AND COSBY, media and the end(s) of apartheid
199pp., paperback, Chicago, 2010. R250
Ron Krabill investigates how the American television show "The Cosby Show" became the most popular show in South Africa - among both black and white viewers - at a time when it was illegal to publish images of Nelson Mandela, and offers new insight into the relationship between politics and the media.

"This pathbreaking study of television in Apartheid South Africa is at once a fascinating history and a penetrating exploration of how race, media, and globalization shape politics and culture in sometimes counterintuitive ways. It should change both the way we think about South Africa's past and how we study the political dynamics of media in the present." Sean Jacobs, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School

Ron Krabill is Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program at the University of Washington Bothell and a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington Seattle.
273pp., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R540
“This research work opens up an opportunity for further scrutiny of South Africa’s development challenges from the dawn of democracy into the future. Scholars, policy makers and students must seriously explore this book and make contributions that can help to prevent South Africa from losing its direction on advancing a people centered political economy and development agenda”. Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS), University of Pretoria

“Sihle Moon has written lucid account of developmental states, with special attention to South Africa under the ANC. He believes that the scope for developmentalism is on the increase and I support this suggestion. It means that the great swing between public and private interests is underway once more, with real prospects for development in the full sense of the word." Prof Keith Hart, Centinial Professor of Economic Anthropology, London School of Economics

Sihle Moon teaches Development Studies at the University of Pretoria and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.
Mostert (H.), Verstappen (L.), Zevenbergen (J.) & van Schalkwyk (L.) (eds.) LAND LAW AND GOVERNANCE, African perspectives on land tenure and title
201pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R480
Explores different ways of conceptualising secure land holding in Africa.

Contributions include:
"The Mandate and Challenges of Achieving Communal Land Tenure Security in South Africa" by Hanri Mostert and Jacques Jacobs
"An Inconvenient Truth: land title in social context - a South African perspective" by Rosalie Kingwill
"Customary Land Rights in the Context of Urbanisation and Development:case studies from Botswana, Namibia and Ghana" by Emmanuel Akrofi and Jennifer Whittal.

Hanri Mostert is DST/NRF SARChl Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa; Professor of Law, University of Cape Town and Visiting Professor, Department of Private and Notary Law, Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen.
Leon Verstappen is Professor of Private and Notarial Law, University of Groningen and Deputy Judge, Court of Appeal, The Hague.
Jaap Zevenbergen is Professor in Land Administration and Management, University of Twente.
Louie van Schalkwyk is Researcher at the DST/NRF South African Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa; Professor of Law, University of Cape Town.
Nkosi (M.) BLACK WORKERS, WHITE SUPERVISORS, the origins of the labor structure in South Africa
301pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R540
"'Black Workers White Supervisors’ presents an empirically rich, accessible and sufficiently detailed seminal contribution to the growing literature on the economic history of South Africa. This is a uniquely fresh empirical gaze into the history of labour, race and class in South Africa’s mining industry. It is also a very timely contribution, particularly when new radical debates and imaginaries on labour and wealth distribution are being tabled by many scholars in the Global North and South." Dr Sonwabile Mnwana, Deputy Director and Senior Researcher, Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand

Morley Nkosi left South Africa and went into exile in 1960. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and taught at Upsala College, Hofstra University and Rutgers University. He now lives in Johannesburg and is a Managing Associate of Morley Nkosi Associates and a partner in Global Railway Africa. He was chairperson of the National Institute for Economic Policy and has served on the boards of directors of various corporations.
Pillay (V.) et al ACADEMIC MOTHERS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, stories from India, Brazil and South Africa
186pp., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R400
An investigation of the multiple roles of mothers in higher education.

Contributions include:
"Across Continents", "Uncovering Solidarity" and "Women Standing Their Ground" by Venitha Pillay, and
"Academic Mothers in South Africa" by Deevia Bhana and Venitha Pillay.

Venitha Pillay is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Management at Unisa’s College of Education.
Deevia Bhana is DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Gender and Childhood Sexuality at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
263pp., illus., paperback, Johannesbg, 2015. R300
In putting together this portrait of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, Geoff Sifrin has drawn together accounts and anecdotes collected from people who had personal contact with him.

In 1987 Cyril Harris left his position at St John's Wood Synagogue, London, and moved to Johannesburg to take up the position of Chief Rabbi, a position he held until he retired in 2004. He died in 2005.
van der Merwe (S.) ON RECORD, popular Afrikaans music & society, 1900-2017
192pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2017. R475
Historian and musician Schalk van der Merwe investigates the interplay between popular Afrikaans music and the unfolding of Afrikaans culture politics from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Includes sections on Anton Goosen, Voëlvry, Fokofpolisiekar, Gereformeerde Blues Band, Koos Kombuis, David Kramer, Die Antwoord, and Steve Hofmeyr.

Schalk van der Merwe teaches history at Stellenbosch University. He is also a professional bass player.
Williams (S.) & Woolaver (H.) eds. CIVIL SOCIETY AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA, challenges and opportunities
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R530
A collection of essays on the contribution of African civil society organisations to international, regional and national criminal justice mechanisms.

Contributions include:
"Partners in complementarity: the role of civil society in the investigation and prosecution of international crimes in South Africa" by Hannah Woolaver
"Crime and Contradiction: justice reform, civil society and Zimbabwe's long transition" by Mark Shaw
"An Essential Intervention: civil society responses to redressing and preventing violence against women in post-apartheid South Africa" by Andrea Durbach
"The Zimbabwe Torture Case: reflections on domestic litigation for international crimes in Africa" by Angela Mudukuti.

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