New Arrivals 7th to 13th of March 2017

Ahmed (J.) MORE THAN JUST A GAME,
89 mins., DVD, , 2008. R150
A film set on Robben Island in the 1960s and 1970s, about political prisoners' fight for the right to play soccer. It records the foundation of the Makana Football Association, which adhered to FIFA regulations. The association was named after the 19th century Xhosa warrior-prophet Makana, who was imprisoned on Robben Island. Interviews with Mark Shinners, Anthony Suze, Sedick Isaacs, Lizo Sitoto and Marcus Solomon are intercut with re-enacted scenes.

“The movie captures the essence of the contribution of football to the struggle. It is an incredible experience” Danny Jordaan, CEO of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee
Cousins (C.) UNLIKELY,
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A first collection of poems by Colleen Crawford Cousins.

"In acutely observed poems, imbued with surprising geographies of imagery and tinged with irony, Crawford Cousins maps out the spaces between immensity and confinement, where people struggle with each other and themselves for a sense of fulfilment and belonging." Kelwyn Sole, author of "Absent Tongues"

Colleen Crawford Cousins is also the author of "A Hundred Furrows, the land struggle in Zimbabwe 1899-1990" and a co-author of "Lwaano Lwanyika, Tonga book of the Earth".
Hamilton (C.) & Leibhammer (N.) eds. TRIBING AND UNTRIBING THE ARCHIVE, identity and the material record in southern KwaZulu-Natal in the late independent and colonial periods, volumes one & two
2 vols., 638pp. continuously paginated, 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperbacks, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R1305
"These volumes track how the domain of the tribal and traditional was marked out and came to be sharply distinguished from modernity, how it was denied a changing history and an archive, and was endowed instead with a timeless culture. These volumes also offer strategies for engaging with the materials differently - from the interventions effected in contemporary artworks to the inserting of nameless, timeless objects of material culture into histories of individualized and politicized experience." from the back cover

Includes contributions from Carolyn Hamilton, Nessa Leibhammer, Nontobeko Ntombela, Sandra Klopper, Hlonipha Mokoena, Anitra Nettleton, Jeff Guy, Norman Etherington, and others.

Carolyn Hamilton holds the National Research Foundation Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.
Nessa Leibhammer is a Research Fellow in the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town.
Hill (S.) BIKO'S GHOST, the iconography of Black Consciousness
366pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2015. R550
Shannen Hill explores the concepts that define Black Consciousness and its most famous proponent, Steve Biko. She considers Steve Biko as an embattled icon and shows how his image served as an instrument through which artists could fight apartheid and how his face and the ideology of Black Consciousness is still used to "unsettle" the status quo today.

Art historian Shannen Hill lives near Washington D.C.
Johnson (R.) HOW LONG WILL SOUTH AFRICA SURVIVE?, the crisis continues
289pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (2015) 2017. R260
An updated edition of R.W.Johnson's analysis of Jacob Zuma's rule and the state of the South African economy. This edition includes events such "Nenegate", the growth of the patronage state, the student protests at tertiary institutions, and factionalism within the ANC.

R.W.Johnson is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His other books include "How Long Will South Africa Survive?" (1977) and "South Africa's Brave New World, the beloved country since the end of apartheid" (2009). He lives in Cape Town.
Nyamnjoh (F.) #RHODESMUSTFALL, nibbling at resilient colonialism in South Africa
298pp., paperback, Bamenda, 2016. R398
An examination of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and the extent to which education in post-apartheid South Africa is still plagued by remnants of apartheid.

"Cobbling identities may be our way of preserving ourselves in new conditions of modernity. And this is the crux of the argument that Francis Nyamnjoh presents to us here." Michael Rowlands, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Uiversity College London

Francis Nyamnjoh is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Thema (R.) FROM CATTLE-HERDING TO EDITOR'S CHAIR, the unfinished autobiography and writings of Richard Victor Selope Thema, edited and introduced by Alan Cobley
238pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No. 47, Cape Town, 2016. R410
Richard Victor Selope Thema (1886-1955) was a leading member of the ANC from 1912, and served for many years on its National Executive. He was also a founding member of the All-Africa Convention, an elected member of the Natives Representative Council (1937-1950), and founding editor of the Bantu World (1932-1952), still published today as the Sowetan.

Alan Cobley is Professor of South African and Comparative History at the University of the West Indies, where he also serves as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Under-Graduate Studies. His other books include "Class and Consciousness: the black petty bourgeoisie in South Africa, 1924-1950" and "The Rules of the Game: struggles in recreation and social welfare policy in South Africa".

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