New Arrivals 27th to 3rd of July 2018

454pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2017) 2018. R670
A history of the Kat River valley in the Eastern Cape from 1829 to the present.


Susan Blackbeard grew up in the Eastern Cape. She has PhDs in English Language and Literature and in Historical Studies. SHe lives in Cape Town.
Breckenbridge BIOMETRIC STATE, the global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the present
252pp., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge, (2014) 2016. R400
Discusses the history of biometric government in South Africa and examines the political effects of biometric identification and registration systems.

Keith Breckenbridge is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand.
113pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R360
"Neil Coppen's latest theatre-drama, 'Newfoundland (Buiteland)', had showcased the provocative and healing power of theatre. It is difficult to imagine a theatre production in which elements of Western ideology, African traditionalism, immigration, sexuality and identity not only co-exist, but feed into one another so successfuly. In a South Africa that often seems divided, 'Newfoundland' illuminates a way towards a shared identity." INK, US Woordfees, 2018

"'Newfoundland' contains all the elements and facets which originated in the amphitheatre of the classic Greeks such as ritual, confrontations and the exertions of fate, yet allowing the human being freedom of choice. Add to these rich-soil millennia of knowledge, development and technology and the result is sublime theatre - a life-changing production." The Theatre Times

Neil Coppen works as a playwright and theatre-maker in Durban. His plays include "Abnormal Loads", "Tin Bucket Drum", "Tree Boy" and "Izipopolo". He was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Drama in 2011 and the ISPA Fellowship Award to New York in 2012 and 2015. He is one of the founding members of Empatheatre, a social justice theatre project.
de Vries (A.) & Jason (E.) comps. VROUE VAN ATLANTIS, twaalf verhale van inspirasie
168pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R230
A collection of interviews with women from Atlantis in the Western Cape, established during the 1970s under the Group Areas Act as an industrial centre and township for the Coloured population of Cape Town. Unemployment, lack of housing and crime are major challenges in the area.

Anastasia de Vries lectures at the University of the Western Cape.
Journalist Eldridge Jason is the author of "Gerook", a novel for young adults.
Gumbo (M.) & Msila (V.) eds. AFRICAN VOICES ON INDIGENISATION OF THE CURRICULUM, insights from practice
419pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2017. R390
Introduction by Joseph Matowanyika.

"Discussions about new educational futurities for Africa need to anchor intellectual thoughts of African scholars themselves. This book does exactly that and, in so doing it opens up possibilities for genuine educational transformation in Africa. The situatedness of empirical case studies in the richness of theory makes this a critical read on African Indigeniety. Indigeniety has become central in dialogues about decolonisation and the ways we transform education to create multi-centric learning spaces. By contesting the historical, political, economic, spiritual and sociocultural particularities and peculiarities that have shaped how we come to know and disseminate knowledge in global spaces and in the age of transnational mobility, this collection achieves its goal." George J. Sefa Dei, Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Mishack Gumbo is Professor of Technology Education in the Department of Science and Technology Education, College of Education, University of South Africa.
Vuyisile Msila is Head of the Institute for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa.
Jansen (A.) DUBBELSPIRAAL, roman
356pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
A novel about two South African men, Koos Jooste and Xolisa Ndlela, who first meet in 1976 during the Soweto uprising. Their paths cross at key moments in the country's history. The novel focuses on how the power dynamics between them constantly change.

André Jansen is a pseudonym for the author of "Die Jerigo-krisis" and "Die Simson-opsie". He lives in Betty's Bay.
Klug (H.) THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH AFRICA, a contextual analysis
319pp., paperback, Portland, 2010. R400
Presents the South African Constitution in it historical and social context: addresses the legal, political and philosophical sources of the constitution, its principles and structure, the interaction of the constitution with the existing law and legal institutions, the bill of rights, parliament and executive as well as the constitution's provisions for cooperative government and regionalism, and the challenges facing the constitution in a democratic South Africa.

Heinz Klug is Evjue-Bascom Professor of Law and Director of the Global Legal Studies Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School and an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mabuza (L.) TAMBO LENYOKA, enduring friendships - Olof Palme & Thabo Mbeki
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R285
Poetry by Lindiwe Mabuza, in which she celebrates the lives of Oliver Tambo, Olof Palme and Thabo Mbeki. Also includes a poetic response by Thabo Mbeki to the poem, "When Hostility Reigns"; a tribute to Thabo Mbeki by Mpho Ngozi; transcripts of the first Olof Palme Memorial Lecture delivered by Oliver Tambo and an address against apartheid by Olof Palme to the Swedish People's Parliament.

Lindiwe Mabuza was Ambassador to Germany from 1995 to 1999, High Commissioner to Malaysia, Brunei and non-resident Ambassador to the Philippines from 1999 to 2001 and High Commissioner to the UK and Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2009
Maylam (P.) RHODES UNIVERSITY 1904-2016, an intellectual, political and cultural history
383pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R240
Paul Maylam was Professor of History at Rhodes University from 1991 to 2012. His other books include "South Africa'S Racial Past" and "The Cult of Rhodes".
Msila (V.) MZWANDILE MAQINA, the untold story
265pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2017. R320
Activist, playwright and preacher Mzwandile Maqina. Maqina, a controversial figure in the Eastern Cape, was born in 1937 and grew up in New Brighton, a township created for black people in Port Elizabeth. He was accused of fostering political violence between AZAPO and the UDF during the 1980s, a charge he denies. He founded the New Generations dancers and has written several plays, including "Give Us This Day" (1974), which was banned by the apartheid government.


Historian Vuyisile Msila was born in Port Elizabeth. He works at the University of South Africa's Institute for African Renaissance Studies. He is the author of "A Place to Live: Red Location and its history from 1903 to 2013".
Msila (V.) ed. DECOLONISING KNOWLEDGE FOR AFRICA'S RENEWAL, examining African perspectives and philosophies
281pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R325
"'Decolonising Knowledge for Africa's Renewal' is a timely and critical reflection on the undercurrents of the long-standing and recently renewed calls for the decolonisation of knowledge." Professor Siphamandla Zondi, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria

Essays include:
"Tradition and the Foundation of the African Renaissance" by Polycarp Ikuenobe
"The Pan-African Identity: why conflict and community identities continue to undermine collectivism" by Wendy Isaacs-Martin
"The Double-Edged Sword: African languages under siege" by BXS Ntombela
"Towards Africa's Renewal: Black Consciousness and the youth" by Vuyisile Msila
"African Renaissance: learning from some African indigenous leadership practices" by Vitallis Chikoko.

Vuyisile Msila is Head of the Institute for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa.
Olsson (G.) & Vuković (S.) CONCERNING VIOLENCE, Fanon, film, and liberation in Africa, selected takes 1965-1987
146pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Chicago, 2017. R340
First published in Paris in French in 1961.

Preface by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

Combines photographs from "Concerning Violence", Swedish filmmaker Göran Olsson's documentary on the anticolonial struggles in Rhodesia, Mozambique, Angola and elsewhere in Africa with passages from Frantz Fanon's book "The Wretched of the Earth"
Pakendorf (H.) STROOMOP, herinneringe van 'n koerantman in die apartheidsera
240pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
Newspaper editor Harald Pakendorf founded the Pretoria newspaper Oggenblad in 1972 and in 1979 was appointed editor of the Johannesburg daily Die Vaderland. In 1985 he was one of a group of Afrikaners who met with the ANC in Zambia.
Plaatjies-Van Huffel (M.-A.) & Modise (L.) eds. BELHAR CONFESSION, the embracing confession of faith for church and society
501pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2017. R740
Includes a historical background, a collection of essays on theological and ethical themes relating to the Belhar Confession and 16 church documents issued by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Dutch Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in Africa and the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa.

The Belhar Confession is a Christian statement of belief written in Afrikaans in 1982. According to the confession, racial and social segregation is "sin" and leads to enmity and hatred.

Mary-Anne Plaatjies-Van Huffel teaches Ecclesiology and Church Polity at Stellenbosch University. Currently she also serves as one of the presidents of the World Council of Churches.
Leepo Modise teaches Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa and is currently a moderator of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa.
Reynolds (N.) IN THE KILL ZONE, surviving as a private military contractor in Iraq
247pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Former South African National Defence Force soldier and Border War veteran Neil Reynolds writes about working for OSSI/Safenet in Iraq from 2003 to 2006. He discusses the kidnapping and killing of four South African colleagues outside Baghdad in 2006.
Robbins (D.) ERROL HOLLAND, a life of colour, a South African doctor's pursuit of identity
210pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
Errol Holland grew up in Coronationville, a township outside Johannesburg created for people classified Coloured by the apartheid government. He qualified as a doctor from the University of Cape Town in 1972, and then as a specialist in internal medicine. He was Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Limpopo. Currently he serves as a consultant with the Foundation for Professional Development, an organisation that is involved in academic training in the private sector.
Siegfried (R) SALDANHA-LANGEBAAN, progression towards prosperity
102pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R185
A history of the Saldahna-Langebaan region, along South Africa's West Coast.

Roy Siegfried is Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the University of Cape Town.
Smit (L.) with Lewis (R.) I AM LIZA SMIT,
260pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
In 1977 Liza Smit was thirteen when her parents, National Party politician Robert Smit and his wife Jeanne, were murdered in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission described as a politically motivated killing involving the security forces. The case remains open. The TRC submissions are interspersed with the text.

Also available in Afrikaans.
van Loggerenberg (J.) DEATH AND TAXES, how SARS made hitmen, drug dealers and tax doggers pay their dues
303pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R270
Johann van Loggerenberg was a group executive at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for sixteen years, and was involved in SARS investigations into Dave King, Billy Rautenbach, Glen Agliotti, Barry Tautenbaum, Julius Malema, Radovan Krejcir and Jacob Zuma, amongst others. He resigned in 2015 and now consults for law firms and private forensic investigation companies.
620pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2018. R425
Foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela.

The letters, organised chronologically, begin in Pretoria Local Prison where Nelson Mandela was held following his 1962 trail, include letters from Robben Island Prison (May-June 1963; 1964-1982), Pollsmoor Prison (1982-1988) and Tygerberg Hospital (August-December 1988), and end with the letters he wrote from Victor Verster Prison where he was taken in 1988 and held until his release in February 1990. Includes facsimiles of some of the letters.

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