New Arrivals 21st to 27th of February 2017
THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUALS IN THE STATE-SOCIETY NEXUS,
136pp., colour illus., paperback,
In 2015 the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), in partnership with the Liliesleaf Trust, hosted a roundtable on the role of intellectuals in the state-society nexus. This publication records the contributions of the main speakers, the respondents, as well as the discussion from the floor.
Includes contributions from Ibbo Mandaza, Xolile Mangcu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Ben Turok, Ari Sitas, Nomboniso Gasa, and Z.Pallo Jordan.
Coertzen (P.), Green (M.) & Hansen (L.) eds.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN AFRICA,
prospects and limitations
A collection of papers presented at the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) third annual conference help in Windhoek , Namibia, in 2015.
"South African's 'ulama' and the Darul Ulums: 'sharia' agents between society and the state" by Muhammed Haron
"Maintaining a Delicate Balance between Religious Freedom and Duty to Combat Religion-based Child Marriages in Zimbabwe" by Turisai Mutangi
"Religious Observances in South African Public Schools" by Pieter Coertzen
"Avenging Spirits and the Vitality of African Traditional Law, Customs and Religion in Contemporary Zimbabwe" by Fortune Sibanda
Homosexuality and the Churches: controversies and challenges" by Helena van Coller.
Gumede (V.) ed.
THE GREAT RECESSION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN VALUES,
lessons for Africa
A collection of essays that examine the global economic crisis.
"The Great Recession: origins, implications and responses" by Thabo Mbeki
"Features of Financial Markets and Global Trade Relations: implications for civilians across the globe" by Iraj Abedian
"African Economies Post the Global Financial Crisis: potential and prospect" by Lumkile Mondi
"The 'Africa Rising' Narrative in the Context of the Global Economic and Ecological Crisis" by Devan Pillay
"Africans Continue Uprising against 'Africa Rising'" by Patrick Bond
"Postscript: In Lieu of a Conclusion" by Joel Netshitenzhe and Vusi Gumede.
GROWING UP IN 'WHITE' SOUTH AFRICA,
a romping journey through the adventures of post-war youth searching for self-identity in a rapidly changing world
659pp., illus. paperback,
Coming-of-age memoir (1939-1964) by actor, lecturer and TV producer Neville Herrington. Neville was born in Pietersberg, grew up in Durban and Pretoria, lived in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and London in the 1950s, and in the 1960s studied drama at the University of Natal, where he was an executive member of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS).
Neville Herrington worked as a radio journalist for the SABC (1965-1971), taught drama and television studies at the University of Natal (1971-1995), and is the owner of Tekweni Television Productions. He lives in Durban and is the author of the historical novels "England Wants Your Gold" and "The Irish Boer Woman".
Kaganof (A.) dir.
METALEPSIS IN BLACK,
a document of complicity
99 mins, DVD,
A documentary about the #RhodesMust Fall and #FeesMustFall movement initiated by university students in South Africa.
A THOUSAND TALES OF JOHANNESBURG,
a city novel
The English translation of "'n Duisend Stories oor Johannesburg, 'n stadsroman" (2014). The novel is composed of interwoven vignettes, each of which stands on its own, all focusing on the trials and tribulations of the denizens of Johannesburg.
Playwright and novelist Harry Kramer is also the author of "En die Lekkerste Deel van Dood Wees" (2007).
MELK DIE HEILIGE KOEIE,
van bsarde en Banting tot Zupta en zol
Writer, film producer, radio presenter and television host Deon Maas' humorous look at some uniquely South African holy cows: gay marriages, selfies, pot holes, racists, fracking, the Guptas, and more.
A collection of poems by Helen Moffett.
Helen Moffett was born in 1961 in Pretoria. Her first poetry collection, "Strange Fruit", was published in 2009. She lives in Cape Town.
NONNIE DE LA REY,
pioneer van die Wes-Transvaal, 1856-1923
197pp., illus., paperback, CD-Rom,
Biography of Jacoba Elizabeth de la Rey (born Greeff), wife of the Boer general Koos de la Rey.
Includes a CD-Rom with genealogy, a map of farms in the Lichtenburg district, and a conversation between the publisher and the author.
A collection of Afrikaans poems by Bibi Slippers.
Journalist Bibi Slippers works in the TV industry. She lives in Johannesburg.
TRAVELS ALONG THE COASTAL ROAD,
Simon's Town to Muizenberg, 1743-1890, the journey, the milestones and the toll-gates
88pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback,
Details the history of the buildings, the milestones and the toll-gates along the road from Simon's Town to Muizenberg from 1743 until the arrival of the railroad in Simon's Town in 1890.