New Arrivals 18th to 24th of April 2018

Beake (L.) HAP,
17pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R165
A novel for young adults about a troubled girl from New York who joins her archaeologist father on South Africa's West Coast, where she identifies with the fossil of a young woman whom she names Hap. This novel won the 2017 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

Lesley Beake's other novels for children and young adults include "The Strollers", which won the 1987 Percy FitzPatrick Award, and "A Cageful of Butterflies", winner of the 1989 Percy FitzPatrick Award and the 1991 M-Net Book Prize.
Bohler-Muller (N.), Cosse (M.) & Pienaar (G.) eds. MAKING THE ROAD BY WALKING, the evolution of the South African Constitution
227pp., paperback, Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), Pretoria, 2018. R325
"This book looks at the character and thinking of some of the judges who have helped to start the process of making our Constitution real. The text reminds us that behind the structure of state and the mechanisms of power stand human beings, in all their frailty, but also in all their courage and determination to make our country better for the poorest in it. In other words, judges who take seriously the promise of constitutional governance and of social justice under law." Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Includes chapters on Justices L.W.H. Ackermann, Richard Goldstone, Johann Kriegler, Yvonne Mokgoro, Kate O'Regan, Albie Sachs, Thembile Skweyiya, and Zak Yacoob.
Brink (A.) DIE ROOIKOP EN DIE REDAKTEUR, en ander stories, 1955-1959
253pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R240
A collection of Afrikaans love stories André Brink wrote in the 1950s for family magazines like "Die Huisegenoot" and "Die Brandwag", complied by Cecilia van Zyl, former story editor of "Die Huisegenoot".

André Brink, who died in 2015, wrote 21 novels, and won the CNA Award three times.
268pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Foreword by Paul Verryn.

Lukhanyo Calata, son of Fort Calata, and his wide Abigail, write about Fort Calata's life, and investigate his murder. He was one of the Cradock Four killed by agents of the apartheid state in 1985. In 2017 Lukhanyo, a journalist, became one of the SABC 8 when he wrote an open letter imploring Parliament to act on the governance crisis at the public broadcaster.

"Fort Calata's struggles are transposed into the contemporary challenges of managing freedom and democracy through the microcosm of the heroism demanded of today's generation...A brilliant and emotion-filled read." Mathatha Tsedu, Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism at Wits University and Acting Executive Director of the National Editors Forum (SANEF)
76pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R235
"If it sounds dark, it is undeniably so. But it's also extremely funny: young playwright and director Ameera Conrad has a bright future ahead of her. Her writing is whip-smart, and her vision is brought to life with cracking energy by her equally youthful cast. The production takes satirical aim at practically everyone in South Africa, from the accent-shifting faux-revolutionaries to hand-wringing white people, but perhaps its sharpest barbs are reserved for the vapidity of Twitter activists." Rebecca Davis, Daily Maverick

Ameera Conrad is also co-curator, co-writer and performer in "The Fall", which won a Scotsman Fringe First Award for Writing at the Edinburgh Festival, The Stage's Ensemble Award for Acting, and was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Award for Human Rights in 2017.
270pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R275
A novel about a young woman who's sister is dying of breast cancer.

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele is also the author of "Happiness is a Four-Letter Word", which won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize in the First Book category (Africa) and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award in the Film category. The film adaptation was released in 2016.
Khoza (M.) UZALO, isiZulu grammar textbook
489pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R395
Makhosi Busisiwe Khoza has reconfigured isiZulu nouns into 12 systematically determined clusters, a noun arrangement called UZALO Non Cluster (UZL NC) system.
47pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R190
A collection of poetry by Afrikaans musician and writer Koos Kombuis. He is also the author of the autobiography, "Seks, drugs & boeremusiek", and the novels, "Hotel Atlantis" and "The Secret Diary of God and Raka - die roman". He was involved in the Alternative Afrikaans Movement of the 1980s and the Voëlvry tour.
237pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
A collection of interviews by journalist Ruda Landman with John Kani, Ferial Haffajee, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Zapiro, Marc Lottering, Anton Harber, Patricia de Lille, Katlego Maboe, and others.

Ruda Landman was one of the anchors for M-Net's investigative news programme, Carte Blanche.
Langa (B.) & Mokgonyana (M.) TSWALO,
46pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R150
"'We are in the beginning', Billy Langa announces as he swoops to centre-stage; the beginning of the universe and the beginning of this particular human being, irrevocably entwined. 'Life is but a burp of the big bang', after all. Armed with a truly impressive vocal dexterity and mesmerising choreography, Langa powers through his own evocative poetry in "Tswalo', directed by Mahlatsi Mokgonyana, telling the story of Creation; the story of one specific creation - and throwing the beauty of birth up in stark contrast to the barrenness of a dying world." Maria Vos, theatre critic
Maluleke (S.) THE LIFE AND TIMES, SOUL BROTHERS, through the eyes of Black Moses Ngwenya, edited by Max Mojapelo
124pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2017. R305
Soul Brothers, a South African mbaqanga group, was formed in 1975, with David Masondo on vocals and Black Moses Ngwenya on keyboard. They successfully fused the mbaqanga sound with soul music and with the township jive sound. They continue to perform, record albums, and go on tour.


Sydney Fetsie Maluleke was born in 1990 in the village of Muyexe in Limpopo. Currently he teaches English at a school in Soweto.
288pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
A novel about two brothers who, after burying their sister and mother, begin a journey to the city in search of their remaining family.

Winner of the 2016 Wilbur and Nico Smith Foundation's Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

"Easily one of the most exquisitely written novels I have ever read. Heartbreaking, joyful, and suffused with love." Jenny Crwys-Williams, journalist

Kirsten Miller is also the author of the novels "All is Fish" and "Sister Moon". She lives in Durban and manages an early intervention centre for autistic children.
More (M.) BIKO, philosophy, identity and liberation
306pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
"'Biko: philosophy, identity and liberation' is a book of weight and consequence. Biko's rebellion, an intervention into being, is shown to have been philosophically informed and an event with enduring philosophical consequences. This book, written in sustained fidelity to human freedom, is a major contribution to South African philosophy and our understanding of the drama of oppression and resistance. It will be read, taught and discussed, here and abroad, for many years to come." Richard Pithouse, author of "Writing the Decline"

"Mabogo More has added a much needed intellectual substance to the many volumes of work on Steve Biko and Black Consciousness in South Africa. He writes out of political and philosophical conviction because he has first-hand knowledge of the emergence and development of Black Consciousness...With the renewed struggles for decoloniality on our campuses, and African thought and ideas, this is an essential text for every student and activist, and required reading at our universities." N. Barney Pityana, Professor Emeritus of Law (UNISA)and Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University

Mabogo Percy More is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Limpopo.
Ngcelwane (N.) SALA KAHLE DISTRICT SIX, an African woman's perspective
160 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2018. R195
Nonvuyo Ngcelwane describes social life in District Six, where she was born and lived for 20 years, until her family were forcibly removed to Nyanga West in 1963. She now lives in Khayelitsha.
Nzuza (T.) & Tsimakwane (K.) BOY NTULIKAZI,
56pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
A play about a patient in an awaiting-trial observation case. Winner of the 2017 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival.
Robertson (C.) UNDER GLASS,
300pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2018. R270
A novel set in the second half of the 19th century, about a young Englishwoman who arrives in Port Natal from India with her daughter and her daughter's ayah, to join her husband and his family, and farm sugar-cane.

Claire Robertson is also the author of "The Magistrate of Gower". Her first novel, "The Spiral House", won the 2014 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. She lives in Cape Town.
Sindaphi (L.) KUDU,
64pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R210
A play set in 2030 about the Khoi/Coloured descendants of the community once ruled by the Khoi chief Ndoda, who come to reclaim the land taken from them by the amaXhosa.
Tomlinson (M.), Hanlon (C.) & Stevenson (A.) eds. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT, an expanded focus for public health in Africa
338pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R385
Contributions include:
"Ushering in the Sustainable Development Goals" by Anne Stevenson, Mark Tomlinson, Xanthe Hunt and Charlotte Hanlon
"Mental Health Policy in Africa: gaps, needs and priorities for children and adolescents" by Crick Lund
"Culture and Attachment in Africa" by Hiltrud Otto
"Creation of Culturally Appropriate Development Assessment Tools for Rural Africa" by Melissa Gladstone
"Resilience in Children and Adolescents" by Sharain Suliman, Leigh van den Heuvel and Soraya Seedat.

Mark Tomlinson is Professor in the Department of Psychology and co-Director of the Institute for Child and Family Health at Stellenbosch University. He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town.
Charlotte Hanlon is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London.
Anne Stevenson is the Programme Director of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations (NeuroGAP) Psychosis Project, and is based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute.
Winckel-Mellish (R.) MESSAGES FROM THE BEES, new poems
56pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R150
South-African-born Robin Winckel-Mellish lives in the Netherlands and runs a poetry critique group in Amsterdam. Her first collection of poetry, "A Lioness at my Heels", was published in 2011.

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