New Arrivals 21st to 27th of March 2018

Baai (S.) BLACK SACRIFICE, the sinking of the S.S. Mendi, 1917
187pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230
Foreword by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

A self-published history of the sinking of the British troopship, SS Mendi, in the English Channel in 1917, on the way to France. 616 South Africans, including 607 black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died - South Africa's biggest single loss of life in World War I. The findings of the inquiry into the incident were kept secret for fifty years.

Sandi Baai was born in 1942 at Kwa Ndunge Village, Mbizana, and died in 2012 in Johannesburg. Ordained as a Minister in the Methodist Church, he also taught theology at Rhodes University, and served South Africa's first democratically elected government as Director of Professional Ethics.
Corder (H.) & Smit (J.) eds. SECURING JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE, the role of commissions in selecting judges in the Commonwealth
181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300
Introduction by Justice Kate O'Regan.

Includes in-depth studies of how judges are appointed in the jurisdictions of Canada, England and Wales, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria and South Africa.Includes "Managing a Fraught Transition: the practice of the South African JSC" by Chris Oxtoby and the Cape Town Principles on the Role of Independent Commissions in the Selection and Appointment of Judges.

Hugh Corder is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town.
Jan van Zyl Smit is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Eastwood (H.) LIKE SODIUM IN WATER, a memoir of home and heartache
282pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
Hayden Eastwood's memoir about growing up in post-independence Zimbabwe.

"Funny, smart and ultimately tragic, Eastwood's coming-of-age story stands shoulder-to-shoulder with 'Catcher in the Rye', 'Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight' and other classics of the genre." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"

"A magnificent book - funny, touching and tragic - from a young writer wise beyond his years." Douglas Rogers, author of "The Last Resort"

Hayden Eastwood lives in Harare and works as a freelance software developer and tech entrepreneur.
Fairhead (B.) & Coetzee (J.) THE LOVE SHEET,
92pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R160
"The title should have warned me, On reading the title poem, I realise any of the poems is a gateway into this passion with compassion, into a garden whose fragrances colour every sound lovers make when words have to cope. Make the lovers poets, see how each facet is etched, each jewel worked and polished. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful." Hugh Hodge, host of Off-the-Wall gigs in Observatory, Scarborough and McGregor's Poetry Festival

"From the blind to the seeing, from the seeing to the blind...this volume is a compelling declaration of love and radiance, and transformation." Petra Müller, author of "Night Crossing"

Barbara Fairhead was born in the UK in 1939, and has lived in South Africa since 1948. She has published two books of poetry and a novel, and is the lyricist for the band Red Earth & Rust.
Jacques Coetzee matriculated from the Pioneer School for the Blind in Worcester. He is the singer and one of the main songwriters for the band Red Earth & Rust.
Giliomee (H.) DIE AFRIKANERS, verkorte en aangevulde uitgawe
255pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Tafelberg, 2018. R290
An abridged edition of Hermann Giliomee's history of the Afrikaner nation, "The Afrikaners: biography of a people", originally published in 2003 and translated in 2004 as "Die Afrikaners, 'n biografie". This edition has been published without footnotes and includes new material. It served as the text for the television series Giliomee presented.

South African historian Hermann Giliomee was born in the Eastern Cape in 1938. He was Professor in Political Studies at the University of Cape Town from 1983 to 1998. From 1995 to 1997 he was President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He is currently an extraordinary professor and research associate in the Department of History at the University of Stellenbosch. He is also the co-author, with the historian Bernard Mbenga, of "Nuwe Geskiedenis van Suid-Afrika"/ "New History of South Africa" (2007).
Hanekom (N.) IN GLAS, 'n drama geskryf om in 'n intieme ruimte as teater in die rondte opgevoer to word
69pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R180
A play about a couple struggling to conceive a child.

"Met 'In Glas' neem Hanekom die versugting na 'n kind tot by die ondenkbare en toets elke grens...As teatre in die rondte laat dit jou toe in die intieme binnekamer van 'n verhouding en laat jou plek-plek voel dat jy onbehoorlik en onvanpas deel is van 'n uiters private affêre." Marina Griebenow, theatre critic

"Teatergenie, noem resensente haar. Dramaturg, vervaardiger, aktrise. Sy het Afrikaanse teater in die holte van haar hand, die 'ongelooflik talentvolle' Nicola Hanekom." Hanli Retief, journalist and author of "Bylveld"

"In Glas" won 5 KykNET Fiëstas and a Kanna award. Nicola Hanekom has also been awarded 11 Kanna awards and 4 Fiëstas for her trilogy, "Betésda", "Lot" en "Babbel", and Beeld's Aardvark prize and the Eugéne Marais Prize for her play "Hol en Trippie", published as "Die Pad Byster". She is also the author of "Land van Skedels".
Joseph (H.) IF THIS BE TREASON, foreword by Benjamin Trisk, foreword to 1998 edition by Walter Sisulu, foreword to 1963 edition by Albert Luthuli
284pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1963) 2018. R190
Originally published in the UK in 1963. First published in South Africa in 1998.

Helen Joseph, founding member of the Congress of Democrats and one of the main organisers of the 1956 Women's March, writes about enduring the Treason Trial and the women's prison.
Matloga (M.) MADNESS IN DUGGART,
195pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R250
A self-published novel about a a man suffering from mental illness.

Mamotladi Ivy Matloga lives in Pretoria, where she works as a public servant.
Mhlongo (N.) SOWETO, UNDER THE APRICOT TREE,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R245
A new collection of short stories by Niq Mhlongo, author of "Affluenza", "Dog Eat Dog", "After Tears" and "Way Back Home".
Moolman (K.) comp. & ed. CUTTING CARROTS THE WRONG WAY, poetry and prose about food, from the University of the Western Cape Creative Writing Programme
79pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R100
Introduction by Kobus Moolman. Preface by Julian May.
Oosthuysen (J.) THE GRAMMAR OF ISIXHOSA,
392pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R645
"Oosthuysen's research is ground-breaking in the sense that he has reinvented isiXhosa grammar from an Africanist perspective, taking into account isiXhosa as a language in its own right rather than influenced by Western missionary perspectives and categories. It has been such a great pleasure to work with a man of such wisdom and great knowledge, in-depth mother-tongue knowledge that has come from a lifetime of service to a language and its peoples." Russel Kaschula, NRF SARChl Chair in the Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education at Rhodes University

JC(Koos)Oosthuysen received his primary education in an isiXhosa-medium school in Pondoland. For 13 years he was the pastor of an isiXhosa-speaking congregation and taught isiXhosa to staff. He was secretary of the committee of the Bible Society of South Africa that transcribed the 1942 version of the isiXhosa Bible into the Standard Orthography and then spent 21 years coordinating the production of the 1996 isiXhosa Bible. He was awarded an Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu prize for his work in Bible translation. In 29013 he was awarded a Phd in African Languages at Rhodes University for his dissertation on the grammar of the 1942 isiXhosa Bible.
Rabe (L.) "QUOTE/ UNQUOTE", quotations on freedom of speech, journalism, the news media, and a world of words
208pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R325
Includes quotes from around the world.

Journalist and journalism educator Lizette Rabe is Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department at Stellenbosch University.
Rycroft (B.) A PRIVATE AUDIENCE, poems
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
"In her second volume of poetry, 'A Private Audience', Beverly Rycroft navigates the echoing counterpoint of womanhood. Painful family relationships, illness and death are some of the main themes of this riveting collection written in sparse, electric verse. The 'voracious memory' is haunting in this commendable work." Joan Hambidge, author of "Lot se vrou", "Meditasies" and "Matriks"

"'Larger than love and fucked up/ as family': with its bittersweet evocations of a father feared in childhood and nursed in old age, whose character teeters dangerously between Minotaur and King Lear, Beverly Rycroft's 'A Private Audience' is remarkable for its lithe feats of metaphor, its imaginative recall, its satisfying score settling and, ultimately, its tender song of a woman (wife, mother, daughter) who came through." Finuala Dowling, author of "The Fetch" and "What Poets Need"

Beverly Rycroft was born in the Eastern Cape. Her first collection of poetry, "missing", won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker prize. She is also the author of the novel, "A Slim, Green Silence".
Schreiber (L.) COALITION COUNTRY, South Africa after the ANC
277pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Leon Schreiber on how the South African political landscape would be transformed if and when ANC support drops below 50% and the country is governed by a coalition.

"'Coalition Country' paints a fascinating landscape of a possible new politics. It holds both opportunity and threat. Brilliant. Read it." Ferial Haffajee, former Editor of City Press and the Mail & Guardian

"Gripping and insightful. This is a bold, scientific guide into the untraversed terrain that lies before us." Mondli Makhanya, Editor of City Press

Leon Schreiber is a political commentator and research specialist at Princeton University.
Sefotho (M.) ed. PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, African perspectives
181pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R325
Includes the chapters:
"Introduction to Philosophy in Education and Research" by Mazima Sefotho
"An Afrocentric Paradigm in Education and Research" by Victor Pitsoe and Matsephe Letseka
"Sociological Imperatives for Education and the Theory of Change" by Matsephe Letseka and Victor Pitsoe
"Quality Assurance in Distance Education and Ethical Imperatives" by Ruth Aluko, Funke Omidire and Ruth Mampane
"Supporting Students' Transition Through the Academic Journey" by Matete Madiba and Abbey Mathekga.

Maximus Monaheng Sefotho is a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Pretoria.
Shoro (K.) SERURUBELE, poems
45pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R150
Johannesburg performance-poet Katleho Kano Shoro is also co-editor of "The Spoken Word Project, stories travelling through Africa". This is her first published collection of poems.

"Katleho Kano Shoro shines in her individual claiming of voice and honouring of her ancestral roots. Her poetry speaks with a profound sense of conviction that encourages others to do the same, she agitates our soil not for sensational effect but to liberate what healing resources may lie buried in the dust of our past. She calls us, her readers, to soak our dehydrated-soul-selves in the restorative rains of imagination, to bask in the light of integrity and to delight in the power of story." Malika Ndlovu, performance-poet and author of "Truth is Both Spirit and Flesh"
Sundaram (R.) INDENTURED, behind the scenes at Gupta TV
167pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R185
In 2013 Rajesh Sundaram, a senior broadcast journalist from India, was headhunted to help launch the 24-hour TV news channel, Africa News Network 7 (ANN7), privately owned by the Gupta brothers. He resigned in August 2013, citing an increasing sense of illegal and unfair labour practices as well as undue political influence in editorial decisions.

"'Indetured' is wonderful, perfectly timed and written with an extraordinary innocence and honesty. Atul Gupta will absolutely hate this book, which is why South Africans should buy it in their tens of thousands. It confirms, if confirmation were needed, the extent of the Gupta family's contempt for South Africans and our country, and their contempt for the many Indian professionals hired with false promises to assist with the launch of their television channel ANN7. Jacob Zuma will also hate this book. He has always try to obfuscate the extent of his ties to the Gupta family, arguing that they merely employ his son. No so...On more than one occasion the author reveals not only that the Guptas boasted to fellow Indians how they had the South African government in their pockets but also that even when Zuma leaves office, they will own his successor. This glorious little book helps make that, thankfully, less likely. I cannot recommend it highly enough". Peter Bruce, editor of Business Day
Ullyatt (T.) AN UNOBTRUSIVE VICE, poems
90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Tony Ullyatt was Professor of English at the University of the Free State (1983-2003) and is currently Adjunct Professor in the English Department, University of Fort Hare in East London. This is his first published collection of poems. He is also the author of "A Profusion of Choices: an introduction to the study of poems".
van der Walt (H.) SÊ MY, IS JULLE TWEE SUSTERS?, 'n memorie
127pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R190
A memoir by poet and author Hester van der Walt. Hester currently lives in McGregor and is also the author of "Hester se Brood", published in English as "Hester's Book of Bread".
Verwoerd (W.) comp. VERWOERD AAN DIE WOORD II, die laaste vier jaar, toesprake 1963-1966
669pp., hardback, Pretoria, 2018. R395
A collection of speeches by Dr. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (1901-1966), former President of South Africa and the architect of apartheid, assassinated in 1966.

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