New Arrivals 25th to 31st of July 2018

74pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
Gabeba Baderoon is the author of the poetry collections "The Dream in the Next Body", "The Museum of Ordinary Life" and "A Hundred Silences" and the monograph "Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid". With Alicia Decker, she co-directs the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies. She received the DaimlerChrysler Prize for South African poetry. She is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.
Bizos (G.) 65 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP, a memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela
315pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R320
Foreword by Dikgang Moseneke.

"Bizos, intuitive as ever, does not attempt to depict Mandela as a flawless, saintly icon. Through a beguiling mixture of anecdote and analysis, he portrays Mandela as a human being willing to recognise his own weaknesses, and address them. He also captures Mandela's most benevolent strength, a willingness to acknowledge the strengths in others, including avowed former enemies. This would help Mandela to negotiate effectively with the apartheid regime.
This book. through lucid analysis, and often humorous anecdotes, vividly and honestly captures the life of Nelson Mandela. It also goes beyond personalities, providing fresh and honest insights into the evolution of the hideous apartheid system, from the late 1940s and beyond, as well as the birth of the 'new' South Africa." Achmat Dangor, author of "Kafka's Curse" and "Bitter Fruit"

"No one but George Bizos could have told this tale. He not only witnesses Nelson Mandela's tribulations and triumphs as counsel and friend for more than half a century, seeing history being made close-up, but himself made an important contribution to that history. This richly detailed record of his personal recollections and insights, while highly readable as a moving story of a unique friendship, makes a valuable contribution to our contemporary history." Johann Kriegler, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"My first reaction to the news of a book about a friendship between George Bizos and Nelson Mandela was one of skepticism: they might have once been client and counsel or comrades even, but were they friends? The book not only expels my doubts, but shows there are different kinds of friendships. I am now a believer. George and Nelson were friends. Dear friends. Theirs was a unique, special kind of friendship. It has transcended race, culture, generation, politics and life itself. It has been timeless. Few could have captured its essence as the intimate and beautiful prose in this book does." Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, lawyer and author of "The Land is Ours, South Africa's first black lawyers and the birth of constitutionalism"

George Bizos was born in 1928 in the Greek village of Vasilitsi. During the Second World War he escaped from his occupied homeland and came to South Africa. Graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand with a legal degree and called to the Bar, he acted for many of Nelson Mandela's and Oliver Tambo's clients. He was involved with the Treason Trial and the subsequent Rivonia Trial, the trials of Bram Fischer and Winnie Mandela, the Delmas Trial, and other human-rights trials. He acted for the ANC at the post-1994 constitutional hearings and was associated with the amnesty hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is also the author of "No One To Blame? In pursuit of legal justice in South Africa" and his autobiography, "Odyssey to Freedom".
Bruton (M.) THE ANNOTATED OLD FOURLEGS, the updated story of the coelacanth
336pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R350
Foreword by William Smith.

Facsimile reprint of JLB Smith's book, "Old Fourlegs - the story of the Coelacanth" (1956), with notes and images in the margins, an introductory chapter and concluding chapters that discuss coelacanth discoveries, coelacanth biology, coelacanth conservation and the significance of the coelacanth in science, culture and art.

Mike Bruton studied ichthyology under JLB and Margaret Smith and took over from Margaret as Director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichtyology. Now retired, he runs a consultancy company, "Mike Bruton Imagineering".
Callebert (R.) ON DURBAN'S DOCKS, Zulu workers, rural households, global labour
235pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Rochester, (2017) 2018. R275
"Using seventy-seven oral histories and extensive archival research, Ralph Callebert examines the working and living conditions of Durban's dock workers and the livelihoods of their rural households" from the back cover

"'On Durban's Docks' brings to vivid life the experiences, over time, of migrant laborers - including their families, their communities, their organisations and labor unions - in both the port town of Durban and surrounding rural communities. The resulting book is an outstanding contribution to urban historical studies, to African history, to labor history, and to the increasingly important field of global history." Richard Rathbone, SOAS, University of London

Ralph Callebert teaches history at the University of Toronto.
207pp., paperback, Harare, 2016. R195
"With wit and keen observation, 'A Casualty of Power' explores how two worlds collide as modern day Africa embraces Chinese overseas expansion. Mukuka Chipanta's debut novel is wonderfully thought provoking, sombre and dark in places and yet laced throughout with hope." Ekow Duker, author of "Dying in New York" and "White Wahala"

"In 'Casualty of Power', Mukuka Chipanta explores, in an honest and unapologetic way, subjects that societies often prefer to keep buried. This is a pacy, emotive and enjoyable novel that will keep the reader engaged until the last page." Ellen Banda-Aaku, author of "Patchwork"

Mukuka Chipanta was born in Zambia and grew up on the Zambian Copperbelt. An Aerospace Engineer and Programme Manager he currently lives and works in Washington DC. This is his first novel.
Coovadia (I.) A SPY IN TIME,
270pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Soon to be published in USA.

A novel set in Johannesburg after a supernova hit Earth, about a spy tasked with the job of making sure the end of the world never happens again.

Imraan Coovadia is the author of the novels "The Wedding", "Green-Eyed Thieves", "High Low In-Between", "The Institute for Taxi Poetry" and "Tales of the Metric System". He is a winner of the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and the M-Net Prize. He directs the creative writing programme at the University of Cape Town.
Edgar (R.) & ka Msumza (L.) eds. AFRICA'S CAUSE MUST TRIUMPH, the collected writings of A.P. Mda
437pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R270
Teacher and lawyer Ashby Peter Mda (1916-1993) was one of the founders of the ANC Youth League in 1944, and Youth League President from 1947 to 1949.

This collection includes letters and essays published in newspapers, political tracts and speeches, and letters to colleagues.

Robert Edgar is Professor of African Studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Senior Fellow in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University. His books include "The Making of an African Communist: Edwin Mofutsanyana and the Communist Party of South Africa, 1927-1939".

Luyanda ka Msumza was born in King William's Town. Involved in the student uprisings in 1976 he went into exile in 1978. He returned to South Africa in 1990 and enrolled for an Honours degree in History from the University of Cape Town. He works for organisations on peace and development issues throughout South Africa.
Fairbairn (J.) FLASHES IN HER SOUL, the life of Jabu Ndlovu, with a new introduction by Debby Bonnin
152pp., illus., maps, paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1991) 2018. R100
Includes a new foreword by Karin Pampallis and Edward Webster.

Jabu Ndlovu was a shop steward of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and a community leader in Imbali, a township near Pietermaritzburg designated for black people under the Group Areas Act. Jabu, her husband and her oldest daughter were killed in an attack on their home in May 1989.

"This book reminds us that before 1990 conditions on the ground meant that a determined union supporter such as Ndlovu could pay with her life for being a militant organiser. The new South Africa was not won cheaply." William Freund, Professor Emeritus of Economic History, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Langa (M.) & Sitas (A.) eds. MAFIKA PASCAL GWALA, collected poems
188pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R140
Introduction by Mandla Langa and Ari Sitas.

South African poet and editor Mafika Pascal Gwala (1946-2014) was born and grew up in Verulam, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Active in the struggle against apartheid and a leader of the Black Consciousness movement in the 1970s he published two volumes of poetry, "Jol'iinkomo" (1977) and "No More Lullabies" (1982). This collection includes all the poems from these two published volumes, as well as a selection of poems taken from "Exiles Within: 7 South African poets". Gwala also translated and co-edited (with Liz Gunner) "Musho! Zulu popular praises" (1991).
268pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R375
An intellectual history of Black Consciousness in South Africa seen alongside other political doctrines and resistance movements, such as radical Christianity and ecumenism, student radicalism, feminism and trade unionism.

Ian Macqueen teaches in the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria. He is also a research associate of the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Moolman (N.) DANKIE, GENERAAL, op die spoor van 'n oorlogspeuder
176pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R310
Nico Moolman has spent many years researching the Anglo-Boer War and collecting memorabilia. He discusses some of his discoveries, including the diary of a Boer prisoner and the story of the Boer woman Susan Nell, the heroine of his historical novel, "The Boer Whore". Includes many previously unpublished photographs taken during the war.

"Nico Moolman deel sy ontsaglike kennis van die Anglo-Boereoorlog aan die hand van sy skatkis van memorabilia en fotos - 'n verrykende fees vir die deurblaai en die lees." Fransjohan Pretorius, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pretoria and author of "Life on Commando during the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902"
Mthombeni (M.) et al ULWEMBU, Empatheatre and The Big Brotherhood, with the Urban Futures Centre
67pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R175
Foreword by Monique Marks.

A play set in KwaMashu township outside Durban, about the effects of drug abuse and addiction.

Empatheatre, co-founded by Mpume Mthombeni, Neil Coppen and Dylan McGarry, is a theatre company that uses an emerging trans-disciplinary theatre methodology that brings together various forums - documentary, verbatim, research and applied theatre models.
The Big Brotherhood is a theatre and production company based in KwaMashu, Durban, that creates productions about crime and jail life, which are performed in schools and theatres in KwaZulu-Natal.
309pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
A novel about the life and times of Maqoma, the Xhosa chief who was at the forefront of fighting British colonialism in the Eastern Cape in the 19th century. The story is told through the eyes of a young Xhosa man who is visited by Maqoma in visions and is able to talk to him about cultural history, literature, religion, the past and contemporary South African life.

Mphuthumi Ntabeni lives in Cape Town. He writes a column in Southern Cross, a national weekly Catholic newspaper. He has written two plays about Maqoma that were staged at the 2006 Grahamstown Arts Festival.
Onslow (S.) & Plaut (M.) ROBERT MUGABE, a Jacana pocket biography
214pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R165
First published in USA in 2018.

Robert Mugabe was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and President from 1987 to 2017, when a coup led by some of his closest associates forced him to resign. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017.

Sue Onslow is Deputy Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
Martin Plaut is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He was Africa Editor, BBC World Service News, until 2013. His other books include "The First Struggle for a Non-Racial South Africa".
Smith (N.) IN MAMELODI HET EK MY GOD GEVIND, my lewe in die township en hoe dit my geloof verander her
208pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A memoir by Afrikaner theologian, minister and anti-apartheid activist Nico Smith about his years leading a congregation in Mamelodi. First published in 2010 as "Die Dood van die God van my Vaders".

Includes a new epilogue by Maretha Laubscher, Nico and Ellen Smith's oldest daughter, who worked on this revised and expanded edition.

Nicolaas Johannes Smith (1929-2010) was Professor of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch, a member of the Afrikaner Broederbond and a minister in Dutch Reformed Church. However, he began questioning his beliefs, challenged apartheid in his classes, joined protests against forced removals, and eventually resigned his professorship, left the Dutch Reformed Church, which refused to condemn apartheid, and joined the anti-apartheid Dutch Reformed Church in Africa. He also left the Broederbond and in 1982 accepted a summons to minister to a Dutch Reformed Church in Africa congregation in Mamelodi, a township in the east of Pretoria designated for people classified Black under the Group Areas Act..
Viestad (V.) DRESS AS SOCIAL RELATIONS, an interpretation of Bushman dress
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R650
"This book makes a unique and significant contribution to Khoe-San research and cultural studies in general because it focuses on the socio-cultural significance of dress and draws on important artefact collections about which very little has been published." Jeremy Hollmann, Research Associate, Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

"'Dress as Social Relations' makes an original contribution to the study of historical southern African hunter-gatherers and generates new insights into the biography of objects, their social significance, and the formation of identity across space and time." Gerald Klinghardt, Curator, Social History Collections, Iziko Museums of South Africa

Norwegian archaeologist Vibeke Mari Viestad is Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is Research Fellow at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town and Honorary Research Fellow at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
Wray (D.), Hellenberg (R.) & Jansen (J.) A SCHOOL WHERE I BELONG, creating transformed and inclusive South African schools
208pp., illus., paperback, DVD, Johannesburg, 2018. R300
Introduction by Jonathan Jansen.

Focuses mainly on former Model-C and private schools where Dylan Wray and Roy Hellenberg interviewed teachers, principals and former learners about transformation and belonging. A selection of these interviews are included on the DVD. Also offers practical steps on how to strengthen the process of transforming a school.

"'A School Where I Belong' is a critical and timely intervention that should have a significant impact on the transformation of South African schools - not to just change or adapt, but to fundamentally embrace young people's humanity and to view diversity as a gift. This is a treasure." Max du Preez, journalist and author of "A Rumour of Spring"

Teacher, facilitator, materials developer and author Dylan Wray is co-founder and director of Shikaya, a non-profit that supports teachers and school leaders and is also co-founder of FutureProof Schools.
Roy Hellenberg has expertise in education in post-conflict societies and has worked for Shikaya and Facing History and Ourselves. He is also a co-founder of FutureProof Schools.
Jonathan Jansen is Distinguished Professor of Education at Stellenbosch University. For many years he was Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State.

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