New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2017

Alden (C.), Chichava (S.) & Alves (C.) eds. MOZAMBIQUE AND BRAZIL, forging new partnerships or developing dependency?
278pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
A collection of essays that critically investigate Brazil's economic diplomacy and commercial interests in Mozambique, the involvement of Brazilian NGOs in the health sector and the role of missionaries evangelising in rural towns in Mozambique.

Chris Alden teaches International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a senior research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and a research associate of the Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria.
Sergio Chichava is a senior researcher in the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) in Mozambique.
Ana Cristina Alves is Assistant Professor of Nanyang Technological University (School of Humanities and Social Sciences - Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme) Singapore.
Amukugo (E.) ed. DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION IN NAMIBIA AND BEYOND, a critical appraisal
157pp., paperback, Windhoek, 2017. R270
A collection of essays on education as an instrument of social change in Namibia and southern Africa.

Elizabeth Amukugo is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Namibia.
Doran (S.) KINGDOM, POWER, GLORY, Mugabe, Zanu and the quest for supremacy, 1960-1987
842pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R480
Examines the early years of Zimbabwe's independence, the intense rivalry between Robert Mugabe's Zanu party and Joshua Nkomo's Zapu party and the culture of political intolerance that developed.

Stuart Doran is an independent historian. Educated in Australia, he currently lives and works in South Africa.
Erasmus (L.) SOCCER FARM,
279pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (2014) 2016. R250
A memoir by Lourens Erasmus, the son of an Afrikaner farmer who grew up in the Northern Transvaal in the 1980s speaking fluent Setswana, dancing pantsula, and playing soccer with his black friends. He and his lifelong friend, Bareng Moloantoa, the son of a farm worker, started their own soccer team - in which he was the only white player.
Gqola (P.) REFLECTING ROGUE, inside the mind of a feminist
219pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R210
A collection of essays written by Pumla Dineo Gqola, Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand and author of "What is Slavery to Me?". "A Renegade Called Simphiwe" and "Rape: a South African nightmare", which won the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.
Jordan (Z.P.) LETTERS TO MY COMRADES, interventions & excursions, compiled by Keorapetse Kgositsile and Mothobi Mutloatse
504pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R330
A collection of Z Pallo Jordan's writings, spanning nearly 50 years, on issues such as the African bourgeoisie, Nkandla, Marikana, the institution of monarchy in South Africa, Agang and the Democratic Alliance, Zimbabwe, and the Secrecy Bill.

"The book is a tribute to Pallo's outstanding contribution to our struggle for freedom, to thought leadership and to standing up not only for what is right but also against that which is wrong, regardless of the consequences. It makes an important contribution to the telling of the South African story through the voice and thoughts of one of South Africa's freedom fighters - Z. Pallo Jordan, a person I have been privileged to work with and know over many decades, and who helped forge our young democracy." Gill Markus, former Governor of the S.A. Reserve Bank

"In many ways this book is strikingly apt for the current historical period. For one thing, it is being published at a time when the current phase of the historical process is astride two separate but conceptually inter-linking periods...the apartheid and the post-apartheid stages. In consequence the book gives the reader a historical continuum, surfacing Jordan's and by extension the ANC's core thinking on the apartheid struggle as well as the novel paradigms that emerged on the heels of the demise of apartheid as the country underwent the process of reconstruction development. Comrade Jordan's reflections illuminate our understanding of this historical process with the rare clarity of mind for which he is reputed." Kgalema Motlanthe

Z Pallo Jordan was born in 1942 in Kroonstad in the Free State.He was a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress and served as Minister of Telecommunications and Broadcasting from 1994 to 1996, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism from 1996 to 1999, and Minister of Arts and Culture from 2004 to 2009. He continued to serve in the National Assembly until 2014, when he retired from public life.
Joubert (L.) ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM, food, community, connection
222pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R280
Oranjezicht City Farm was founded in 2012 by neighbourhood volunteers on a disused bowling green, originally the site of the original Oranje Zicht homestead, close to Cape Town city centre.

Science writer Leonie Joubert's other books include "Scorched: South Africa's changing climate", "The Hungry Season, feeding South Africa's cities" and "Invaded, the biological invasion of South Africa".
King (S-J.) KILLING KAROLINE, a memoir
200pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
Sara-Jayne/ Karoline King, the daughter of a white British woman and a black South Africa man, was born in Johannesburg in 1980. Classified 'white' at birth, her mother took her to the UK when she was six weeks old and on her return informed family and friends that her newborn had died abroad. SHe had in fact been adopted by a white British couple, she grew up painfully aware that she was 'different' and, at the age of 26, returned to South Africa to find healing. A journalist and broadcaster, currently she lives in Cape Town and hosts her own show on CapeTalk radio.
MacMillan (H.) OLIVER TAMBO, a Jacana pocket biography
165pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R160
A short biography of Oliver Tambo that covers his role as a leader of the ANC in South Africa through the Defiance Campaign, the Congress of the People and the Treason Trial and, after Sharpeville in 1960, as the pre-eminent leader in exile in London, Tanzania and Zambia.

Historian Hugh MacMillan is currently a research associate at the African Studies Centre, Oxford University, and an extraordinary researcher at the University of the Western Cape. His most recent book is "The Lusaka Years: the ANC in exile in Zambia 1963-94".
Msimang (S.) ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY, a memoir of exile and home
311pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260
Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia, Kenya and Canada, her college years in the USA and her return to South Africa in the 1990s.

"Sisonke Msimang comes along and kindles a new fire in our store of memoir, transforming it into art." Njabulo Ndebele, Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town

"Brutally and uncompromisingly honest, Sisonke's beautifully crafted storytelling enriches the already extraordinary pool of young African women writers of our time. Sisonke, a child of the struggle, revisits the metamorphosis of the value system embraced by the liberation movements and she emerges as a powerful free spirit, nurtured by its resilient core values." Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and humanitarian, widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela and former Mozambican President Samora Machel

"Every South African who wants to define their own path to the future must read this book and hear this voice. Sisonke challenges us not to cry for help, but to scream for change." Jay Naidoo, founding General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions from 1985 to 1993

Sisonke Msimang commutes between South Africa and Australia where she is Programme Director at The Centre for Stories. Previously she was Executive director of the Open Society Initiative for South Africa and the Sonke Gender Justice Network. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Mail and Guardian, The Guardian and Daily Maverick.
Mutambara (A.) IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE ZIMBABWEAN DREAM, an autobiography of thought leadership, volume 1, the formative years and the big wide world
249pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R350
The first of three volumes on the life and thought of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara, former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. This volume covers his years at the University of Zimbabwe, his studies at Oxford University, his time working in the USA at NASA, MIT, and McKinsey, and his return to Africa in 2002.
Rappert (B.) & Gould (C.) THE DIS-EASES OF SECRECY, tracing history, memory and justice
261pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
An analysis of Project Coast, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme established and maintained by South Africa's apartheid government under the leadership of Wouter Basson. The authors examine how the continuing silences, impunities and stories surrounding Project Coast are still relevant today.

Brain Rappert is Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter.
Chandré Gould is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. She investigated Project Coast for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is also the author of "Secrets and Lies: Wouter Basson and South Africa's chemical and biological warfare programme".
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017 THE GODDESS OF MTWARA, and other stories
271pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R180
Also published in Europe and Australasia in 2017.

A collection of the stories shortlisted for the 2017 Caine Prize. The 2017 prize was won by Bushra al-Fadil from Sudan for his story "The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away", translated by Max Shmookler.

Also includes stories by eleven other authors written at the Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop, held in Tanzania.

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