New Arrivals 28th to 6th of March 2017

Carstens (W.) & le Cordeur (M.) eds. ONS KOM VAN VÊR, bydraes oor bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se rol in die ontwikkeling van Afrikaans
599pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R270
"Die gesprek oor Afrikaans en die bruin mense wat die skrywers in hierdie boek aanroer, is tydig in die opsig dat ná al die ambivalensie oor die Afrikaans van ons hart en die onverskriklike manier waarop ons in hierdie taal verdruk en misken is, ons ons vry­heid gekry het – wat ook verantwoordelikheid meebring om minstens onder mekaar klaarheid te vind oor wat nou vorentoe met ons taal moet gebeur...Met hierdie boek slaag die skrywers daarin om veral bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se trots in hul taal te laat herleef! Dit is geen geringe prestasie nie." Dr Franklin Sonn

Contributions include:
"Die Belydenis van Belhar: belydenis van 'n kerk weerklink wêreldwyd - in Afrikaans" by Jacques Beukes
"Die Khoi-San as Afrikaanse Gemeenskap - gister, vandag en môre" by Willa Boezak
"Herrineringe aan Studente Opstande en hoe dit my Lewe Geraak het - 1976 tot 1980" by Michael le Cordeur
Langarmmusiek vanaf die Kaap tot in Gauteng: 'n bruinmens-ding" by Gavin Davis
"Van Nico Malan tot KunsteKaap" by Marlene le Roux
"In DF Malan se Stoel" by Henry Jeffreys
"Die Sluiting van Onderwyskolleges: 'n groot onreg teen onderwys" by Basil May
"UWK - die universiteit van die werkersklas 1960-201 met die klem op studente- en politieke kultuur" by Cornelius Thomas
"Die Swart Afrikaanse Skrywer" by Willem Fransman Jr
"Adam Small se Transformeerende Afrikaans" by Nico Koopman.

WAM (Wannie) Carstens was Director of the School of Languages at North-West University.
Michael le Cordeur is Chairman of the Department of Curriculum Studies and Senior Lecturer in Afrikaans Education at the University of Stellenbosch.
Glazewski (J.) & Esterhuyse (S.) eds. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN THE KAROO, critical legal and environmental perspectives
494pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R695
A collection of essays that explore questions relating to proposed hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' in the Karoo.

Contributions include:
"The Constitutional and Legal Framework" by Jan Glazewski
"Environmental Assessment of Shale Gas Development in South Africa" by Tracy Humby
"The Economics of Shale Gas Fracking: what can the American experience teach us" by Saliem Fakir and Ellen Davies
"The Internationally Significant Karoo Archaeology and Palaeontology Record: short-term threats and long-term responsibilities" by David Morris, Bruce Rubidge and Jan Glazewski
"Effects on Communities: the social fabric, local livelihoods and the social psyche" by Nola Redelinghuys
'Making Legal Sense of a 'Sense of Place' in the Karoo" by Loretta Feris.

Jan Glazewski is Professor in the Institute of Marine and Emvironmental Law at the University of Cape Town.
Surina Esterhuyse is a lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State.
Kesselring (R.) BODIES OF TRUTH, law, memory, and emancipation in post-apartheid South Africa
256pp., illus., paperback, Stanford, 2017. R495
An account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, based on research with members of the victim support group Khulumani and critical analysis of legal proceedings related to apartheid-era injury.

"'Bodies of Truth' is essential reading for all those interested in the twenty-year aftermath of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Kesselring's innovative ethnography with victims seeking redress in the South African and U.S. Courts examines the limits of law and also makes a powerful case for the transformative potential of new forms of shared sociality. The imaginative combination of the anthropology of law and the body to understand the after-effects of violence in people's lives makes this a ground-breaking work." Richard Ashby Wilson, author of "The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa"

"Deeply serious and imaginative, 'Bodies of Truth' connects anthropology of law and anthropology of the body. Rita Kesselring reveals that even when much is achieved legally in the struggle for transitional justice, bodily experiences of victimhood continue to haunt the victims, and endemic, systematic violence continues to shape the political sphere long after it has ended. Kesselring presents readers with ways in which liberation from habitual victimhood might be achieved." Paul Connerton, University of Cambridge

Rita Kesselring is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Lewis (H.) APARTHEID, Britain's bastard child
512pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R330
Hélène Opperman Lewis discusses the psychological factors - the humiliation and loss experienced by Afrikaners during the Anglo-Boer War, and the subsequent trans-generational trauma - that in her view contributed to the creation of apartheid.


Hélène Opperman Lewis is a psychologist in private practice in Cape Town and Swellendam. She currently lives in Barrydale, Western Cape.
McKinley (D.) SOUTH AFRICA'S CORPORATISED LIBERATION, a critical analysis of the ANC in power
198pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240
Dale McKinley offers a critical analysis of the ANC in power, as a means to "better explain and understand the ANC and its politics as well as South Africa’s post-1994 trajectory; contribute to renewed discussion and debate about power and democracy; and help identify possible sign-posts to reclaim revolutionary, universalist and humanist values as part of the individual and collective struggle for the systemic change South Africa’s democracy needs." from the back cover

Dale McKinley is an independent writer, researcher and lecturer based in Johannesburg.
Meredith (M.) AFRIKANER ODYSSEY, the life and times of the Reitz family
215pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R250
A portrait of the influential Reitz family over three generations, focusing especially on Frank William Reitz (1810-1881); Frank Reitz (1844-1934), Chief Justice and President of the Orange Free State (1844-1934); and Deneys Reitz (1882-1944), whose books include "Commando: a Boer journal of the Boer War".

Martin Meredith has written many books on Africa, including "The State of Africa: a history of fifty years of independence", "Coming To Terms: South Africa's search for truth", "Nelson Mandela: a biography", "Fischer's Choice: a biography of Braam Fischer", "South Africa's New Era: the 1994 election", "In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa in the Postwar Era", "Diamonds, Gold and War. the making of South Africa" and "The State of Africa, a history of the continent since independence."
413pp., paperback, London, 2017. R290
A wartime romance, set in Simon's Town during World War II.

Barbara Mutch is also the author of "The Housemaid's Daughter".
Ramutsindela (M.), Miescher (G.) & Boehi (M.) eds. THE POLITICS OF NATURE AND SCIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA,
343pp., illus., paperback, Basel, 2016. R290
A collection of essays that examine the politics of the scientific study of nature and of nature conservation projects.

Contributions include:
"Medicinal Plants in South Africa" by Diana Gibson
"Rehabilitating the 'Ovambo Cattle': veterinary science and cattle breeding in early colonial Namibia" by Giorgio Miescher and Anna Voegeli
"'Flowers are South Africa's Silent Ambassadors': flower shows and botanical diplomacy in South Africa" by Melanie Boehi
"The Comprehensive Hunting Ban: strengthening the state through participatory conservation in contemporary Botswana" by Annette LaRocco
"Hidden Struggles in Conservation: people's resistance in southern Africa" by Frank Matose.

Maano Ramutsindela is Professor of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "How Conservation Animates Borders" and co-author of "Land Reform in South Africa: an uneven trnasformation".
Giorgio Miescher is based at the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland. He is also the author of "Namibia's Red Line: the history of a veterinary and settlement border".
Melanie Boehi is a student at the Basel Graduate School of History and Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Writer (L.) PITCHED BATTLE, in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia
326pp., illus., paperback, Brunswick & London, 2016. R345
Account of the anti-apartheid campaign conducted in Australia against the all-white Springbok rugby team playing in the country.

"Superbly researched and told with deft style, this is essential reading for anyone with a passion for sport, politics, or history" Peter FitzSimons, Australian sports columnist

"A remarkably detailed and wonderfully enthralling acccount of Australian sport's bloodiest confrontation. Larry Writer expertly skewers the lingering myth that politics and sport don't mix" Richard Hinds, Chief Sports Columnist, The Sydney Morning Herald.

Australian journalist Larry Writer Larry Writer is currently Fairfax's SundayLife managing editor. His books include "Never Before, Never Again", "Dangerous Games: Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics", "Pleasure and Pain" (the official biography of Chrissy Amphlett); and "Bumper: the life and times of Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell".

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