New Arrivals 12th to 18th of September 2017

Agustin (J.) WINGS OF SMOKE, poems
87pp., paperback, Oxford, 2017. R240
"'Wings of Smoke' is a beautifully crafted collection of accessible poems in a mix of styles, all striking in the poet's intimacy with his subjects...Agustin sees humanity; he sees beauty even as the world he occupies swirls with darkness. There is a depth of incisive thought, observation of nature, human movement that feels unforced. He expresses a concern for the fragility of our social order; a concern for violations of human dignity brought about by violent conflict." Athol Williams, winner of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award

Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in Manila in the Philippines. He moved to Cape Town in 1994.
Coetzee (C.) NOU, HIER,
107pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200
Corné Coetzee grew up in Pretoria. She has worked as a library assistant and as a journalist and subeditor. She completed a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria in 2015. This is her first published collection of poems.
du Plessis (P.G.) 120+ SOMMER STORIES, uit die koöperasie, die kroeg en die delwersgate
400pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2006) 2016. R308
Three volumes of short stories by PG du Plessis reprinted in one volume: "Koöperasiestories" (1991), "Hier Sit Die Manne" (1983) and "Tussen die Riewe" (1997).

Pieter Georg du Plessis was born in 1934 in Boshof in the Free State. He was a director at the HSRC, chief sub-editor at the magazine Standpunte, assistant editor of the daily newspaper Die Transvaler and also editor of Hoofstad. He received both WA Hofmeyr Prize and Hertzog Prize twice, for "Die Nag van Legio" and "Siener in die Suburbs". He currently lives on his farm near Rysmierbult in the North West Province.
Heywood (M.) I WRITE WHAT I FIGHT, poems
59pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R240
Mark Heywood is Executive Director of SECTION27, co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign, and a key figure in SaveSouthAfrica and Unite Against Corruption.
McKenzie (G.) A HUSTLER'S BIBLE, words to hustle by
343pp., paperback, Reprint, (Johannesburg), (2013) 2017. R255
In 2003 Gayton McKenzie was released from maximum security prison in Bloemfontein after serving a long jail sentence. He is now a successful businessman and motivational speaker.
Mentor (V.) NO HOLY COWS, moments in my political life: 2002-2017
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R239
Vytjie Mentor is a former ANC Member of Parliament. She writes about corruption in government, which she claims has become endemic to the ANC, and alleges she’s been a target of President Jacob Zuma’s sexual advances. She was among the first to blow the whistle on state capture when she said she had been offered a ministerial position by the Gupta family.

Morris (J.) ed. MOVING ON, and other Zimbabwean stories
184pp., paperback, Bulawayo, 2017. R270
A collection of 20 short stories by Zimbabwean writers, including Bongani Kona, John Eppel, Christopher Mlalazi, and Togara Muzanenhamo.
Nieman (G.) KHAKI-CLAD SPRINGBOKS, rugby matches played by the 6th South African Armoured Division 1943-46
152pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2017. R435
Rugby matches played by the 6th South African Armoured Division in Egypt and Europe during WWII.

Gideon Nieman is Professor Emeritus of the University of Pretoria. He is a member of the Association of Rugby Historians and Statisticians (AHRS).
Phamotse (J.) BARE,
215pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
A novel about an ambitious young woman living in Johannesburg wooed by a wealthy man.

"The future of our fiction is in this book." Mathews Phosa, former Premier of Mpumalanga

Satchwell (K.) "A BURNT SACRIFICE", the all too brief life of Clive Halse
166pp., illus., paperback, Port Alfred, 2016. R95
Records the life of Clive Harold Halse, who grew up in the Eastern Cape. In 1914 he signed up and served with Cullinan's Horse in German South West Africa before training with the Royal Flying Corps and qualifying as a pilot. A lieutenant of No 70 Squadron, he was shot down on his first reconnaissance mission to Cambrai in France on 24 April 1917.

Satchwell (K.) 'FOR THE GLORY OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE EMPIRE", five Eastern Cape soldiers and the Great War
158pp., illus., paperback, Port Alfred, 2015. R95
A tribute to five of the soldiers named on the War Memorial for the Lower Albany district in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape: Leslie Morley Mandy, Hubert Douglas Openshaw, Victor Reginald Pattison, Charles Joseph Pattison and Barnard David Olyott, all killed on the battlefields in France during WWI.

Shaw (M.) HITMEN FOR HIRE, exposing South Africa's underworld
267pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275
Mark Shaw draws on his research into over a thousand incidents of hired assassinations from 2006 to 2016 to reveal how these murders are used to exert a mafia-style control over the country's legal and illegal economic activity.

"Mark Shaw takes a subject usually confined to the pages of pulp fiction and turns it into the stuff of serious analysis on the place that assassinations occupy in South Africa's political, economic and social life." Jonny Steinberg, author of "A Man of Good Hope"

"This is an extraordinary, enthralling read. With his unique insight, Mark Shaw has thrown a spotlight onto the underworld, exposing the commercialisation of murder in South Africa. I have interviewed a fair number of hitmen as a journalist, but this book still shocked me from cover to cover." Mandy Wiener, author of "Killing Kebble: an underworld exposed"

Mark Shaw is Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science's International Drug Policy Project. He was until recently National Research Foundation Professor of Justice and Security at the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town, where he is now an adjunct professor.
Slippers (B.) & Naudé (C-P.) comps. NUWE STEMME 6,
176pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
A collection of poems by promising Afrikaans writers.

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