New Arrivals 28th to 4th of December 2017

Meyer (D.) DIE VROU IN DIE BLOU MANTEL,
121pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R190
A new Bennie Griessel thriller about the murder of a foreign art expert on the trail of an old painting.

Deom Meyer's other books include "Ikarus", "Koors", "Kobra", "7 Dae" and "Spoor".
van der Elst (J.) ed. ADAM SMALL, denker, digter, dramaturg, 'n huldiging
248pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R200
A commemorative volume celebrating the life and work of poet and playwright Adam Small (1936-2016). Small was awarded the Hertzog Prize in 2012 for his contribution to the drama genre.

Contributions include:
"Adam Small - 'n persoonlike geskiedenis" by Abraham de Vries
"Adam Small se identiteitskonstrukte" by Steward van Wyk
"'n Swanger Vrou Móét Staan op Houbaai-Bus - 'n literȇr-dialektiese lesing van Adam Small se 'Vryheid'" by Hein Willemse
"Die Aktualitiet van 'Krismis van Map Jacobs' met Verwysing na die Tema van Bendekultuur en Kaaps as Onderigtaal" by Michael le Cordeur
"Adam Small en sy Pleidooi vir Geregtigheid: 'n gevallestudie" by Antoinette Lombard and Rinie Schenck.
Werz (B.) THE 'HAARLEM' SHIPWRECK (1647), the origins of Cape Town
171pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R395
Bruno Werz discusses the "Haarlem" shipwreck and the sojourn of 62 survivors on the shores of Table Bay, events that led to the establishment of the Dutch East India Company refreshment station in 1652. Includes transcriptions of original VOC manuscripts and the hitherto unpublished journal kept by a junior merchant while he was stranded, all with English translations.

Bruno Werz is an authority on maritime archaeology and history. He is currently research co-operator for the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria and Chief Executive Officer of the African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education.
Witz (L.), Minkley (G.) & Rassool (C.) UNSETTLED HISTORY, making South African public pasts
312pp., illus., paperback, Ann Arbor, 2017. R495
This book is the product of the authors' collaborative research and engagement over 25 years on the construction and presentation of South Africa's public pasts, from Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990 to South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They examine the production and performance of apartheid history; the cultural politics of social history; South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and practices of orality; tourism as an arena of image-making and historical construction; museums as sites of heritage production for a new South Africa; photographs, archival meanings, and the construction of the social documentary; and the centenary commemorations of the South African War and the making of race.

Leslie Witz is Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape.
Gary Minkley is Professor of History and South African Research Chair in Social Change at the University of Fort Hare.
Ciraj Rassool is Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape.

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