New Arrivals 10th to 16th of January 2018

Adéèkò (A.) ed. PHILIP QUAQUE'S LETTERS TO LONDON, 1765-1811
165pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R415
A collection of Reverend Philip Quaque's letters to the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Philip Quaque (1741-1816) was born in Cape Coast, Ghana, and named Kweku. In 1754 he was one of three Fante children taken to London for education by a missionary from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1759 he was baptised, took the name Philip, went on to study theology, and was ordained as a minister of the Church of England in 1765. The following year he returned to Cape Coast, where he was employed by the Royal African Company as the chaplain at Cape Coast Castle. He set up a small school in his home, and tried to work as a missionary, but having forgotten most of his native tongue he struggled to communicate. He wrote a series of letters to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel during his time at Cape Coast Castle.

"There are many reasons to welcome Adélékè Adéèkò's new edition of the letters of the Reverend Philip Quaque: the letters bring new insights into the contradictions that defined the encounter between Europeans and West Africans in the modern period, and of Quaque's complicated life as he tried to negotiate his role as a subject caught between the aspiration to be modern and the brutality of the slave trade. Adéèkò's careful editing of the letters makes them accessible to modern readers and ensures that the troubled and troubling voice of the African will become central to our understanding of the 'Black Atlantic.' Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University

"This is a magnificent gift offering not just to the well-established field of West African church history, but to the wider area of identity formation in the era of early colonial capitalism. A text to be celebrated!" Ato Quayson, Professor of English, FRSU University, and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

Adélékè Adéèkò is a Humanities Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University.
Bartlett (A.) WEERLOSE WEERSTAND, die gaydebat in die NG Kerk
304pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R200
André Bartlett discusses the process that led to the Dutch Reformed Church's landmark 2015 decision on same-sex unions. At its general synod the church decided that gay preachers need no longer be celibate and that individual church councils could decide if they would allow civil unions between homosexual couples. An appeal was lodged against the decision and, after threats of legal action, the church rescinded the decision at an extraordinary synod in 2016.

André Bartlett is a Dutch Reformed minister and Head of the Centre for Ministry Development (Excelsus) at the University of Pretoria.
Hay (C.) MAGIRUS, the story of a second-class citizen
189pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2016. R275
Clive Hay's account of his time as a conscript in the South African National Defence Force, 1977-1979, when he was a member of the band, Magirus.

Khanyile (S.) dir. UPRIZE!,
59 minutes, DVD, , 2017. R645
A documentary that investigates the music, literature, and leaders that shaped the youth of 1976 and ignited the Soweto uprisings. Includes personal accounts from student leaders and rare archival footage.

“We have a philosophy about the representation of blackness in our work: we try and avoid, as much as possible, the depiction of black bodies lying on the ground. You can appreciate how challenging that is when telling a story in the context of apartheid, but it is possible,” producer Tshego Molete Khanyile
Maponya (M.) THIS LAND IS MY WITNESS, poems on the state of the nation
66pp., paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2016. R185
A collection of poems by playwright Mishe Maponya, founder and director of the performing arts group, Bahumutsi, and winner of the 1985 Standard Bank Young Artist Award. His plays include "Gangsters", "Dirty Work", Busang Meropa" and "The Hungry Earth".

"In richly indignant verse and with the humour that has made it possible for them to turn defeat into victory over the years Maponya highlights the happenings that have characterised the new South Africa - text books dumped in rivers, toilets built in the middle of nowhere, revolution giving way to reform, the boastful gluttons, the crunched torsos of the poor, the legacy of Makeba and Mandela, the deadline to claims to the stolen land and the long list of scandals as the politicians wear two hats..." Robert Mshengu Kavanagh, author of "Zimbabwe: challenging the stereotypes"

266pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R365
A collection of short stories set in the Camdeboo region of the Karoo, South Africa.


Mzuvukile Maqetuka was born in Graaff-Reinet in 1952. After returning to South Africa from exile he served as Deputy Director of the South African National Intelligence Agency from 1995 to 1997. In 2005 he became Director General in the Department of Home Affairs, and from 2009 to 2011 he headed the State Security Agency as General Director. Now retired, he lives in Johannesburg. He is also the author of the collection, "Children from Exile and Other Stories: featuring Oom Asval and his donkey cart" and "Impressions of my Hometown: a photographic journey through the town of Graaff-Reinet".
240pp., paperback, Trenton, 2017. R540
This collection of essays includes:
"Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in South Africa - challenges of microbiology quality of water resources" by Radeleke and C.Bezuidenhout
"Green Drop Certification of Wastewater Treatment Plants in South Africa - an initiative to reduce drinking water sources pollution and bedrock of waste water reuse" by J.Adewumi and O.Olanrewaju
"Impact of Distance between On-Site Sanitation and Location of Boreholes on Groundwater Contamination: the case of developing and semi-developed rural areas of Limpopo Province, South Africa" by M.Mokoena and M.Mukhola
"Analysis of Policy Implementation on Water Service Indicators and Basic Household Water Service Delivery in Rural Areas of South Africa: a review" by L.Mudau, M.Mukhola and P.Hunter.

Mammo Muchie is a DST/NRF Research Professor in Science, Technology and Innovation for Development at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria.
Angathevar Baskaran is Associate Professor at the Department of Development Studies, FEA, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Senior Research Associate, SHARChI (Innovation and Development), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria.
Muzanenhamo (T.) GUMIGURU,
91pp., paperback, Manchester, 2014. R285
A cycle of poems by Zimbabwean poet Togara Muzanenhamo. Guminguru is the tenth month in the Shona calendar - a month of dryness and heat before the rains come.

Togara Muzanenhamo was born in Luanda, Zambia, in 1975, to Zimbabwean parents. He grew up in Zimbabwe, and studied in France and the Netherlands. He is also the author of "Spirit Brides".
Muzanenhamo (Y.) SPIRIT BRIDES,
71pp., paperback, Manchester, 2006. R225
A first collection of poems by Togara Muzanenhamo. Muzanenhamo was born in Luanda, Zambia, in 1975, to Zimbabwean parents. He grew up in Zimbabwe, and studied in France and the Netherlands.
Yende (S.) EERIE ASSIGNMENT, a journalist's nightmare in Mpumalanga
371pp., paperback, No Place, 2016. R320
Sizwe sama Yende's account of working as a journalist in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in the midst of politically-motivated assassinations, corruption, and concerted efforts to manipulate and control the media.

"In this book...Sizwe sama Yende vividly captures the atmosphere of fear in Mpumalanga - families torn apart by bullets and terror; and survivors forced to live on their knees. It reads like a script from a Hollywood horror movie, or a work of fiction but it is the naked truth. "Mzilikazi wa Afrika,Author of "Nothing Left to Steal"

Yende arrived in Mpumalanga in 1997 as a trainee at African Eye News. He became Bureau Chief in 2010.

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