New Arrivals 15th to 21st of August 2018

THIS IS HOW IT IS, true stories from South Africa, volume 1
275pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
The Life Righting Collective, facilitated by founder Dawn Garisch, offers courses on how to write about personal experience. This book is a first collection of life stories by people who've attended these courses.

"A powerful collection of life stories written in a healing space." Pregs Govender, author of "Love and Courage, a story of subordination"

"Refreshing, poignant and wide-ranging, this collection surprises with unusual perspectives and gives voice to a broad array of talents." Helen Moffett, author of "Prunings, poems"
183pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
A novel about a writer struggling with substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

Tumelo Buthelezi is a founding member of the Ink Gallery, a movement that promotes an interest in reading. This is his first novel.
188pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R225
24-year-old Christy Chilimigras writes about growing up in Johannesburg with a crack-addict father and a pot-smoking mother.

"Writing about addiction is risky business. The writer risks being preachy and self-righteous, or fucking boring and judgemental. In this no-holds-barred tale, Chilimigras achieves an unusual feat of sharing some intimate slices of a life dangerously lived, without being melodramatic or over the top. It's a controlled confession littered with landmines of dangerous humour, the kind that will get you kicked out of bed if you, like me, are one of those who do a lot of reading in it. But when you've finished laughing you can't help but sit back and think. Very hard." Fred Khumalo, author of "Dancing the Death Drill"
Chipkin (I.) & Swilling (M.) SHADOW STATE, the politics of state capture, with Haroon Bhorat, Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Sikhulekile Duma, Hannah Friedenstein, Lumkile Mondi, Camaren Peter, Nicky Prins and Mzukisi Qobo
159pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
An updated version of "Betrayal of the Promise: how South Africa is being stolen", the 2017 report produced by the State Capacity Research Project that detailed the systemic nature of state capture.

Prologue by Mark Swilling and Ivor Chipkin. Foreword by Mcebisi Jonas. Afterword by Ferial Haffajee.

"The analysis is so brilliant. I can't think of a better example of how academic research can shape the public debate." Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

"This is a compelling example of how committed academics conducting rigorous research and analysis can help crystallize our understanding of fundamental problems in our society." Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party

Ivor Chipkin is Founding Director of the Public Affairs Institute. He is also Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mark Swilling is Distinguished Professor at Stellenbosch University, Co-Director of the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition and Co-Founder and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.
Crosher-Seegers (B.) A DARKER SHADE OF PALE, a memoir of apartheid South Africa
245pp., paperback, Durham, 2018. R250
"I could not put this book down. 'A Darker Shade of Pale' is exceptionally well-written and the prose is delightful. Beryl's memory is amazing. Her vivid sketch of everyday life on the Cape Flats, and the honesty with which she writes are truly compelling." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, Stellenbosch University, and author of "Making Love in a War Zone"

Beryl Crosher-Seegers was born in Cape Town in 1955. She was classified Coloured by the apartheid government. She writes about growing up in Retreat and Steenberg in the 1960s and the experience of being forced to move from the house built by her Portuguese grandfather to council housing. Her family left Cape Town for Australia in 1988. She is the Founder of One World Community Arts Network, a community project celebrating cultural diversity, and is the Owner of C Major Events, an entertainment business.
Dagada (M.) MR BITCOIN, how I became a millionaire at 21
174pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
Mpho Dagada, the founder of Invest in Future Currency, discusses the possibilities that Bitcoin presents for those interested in creating wealth through trading cryptocurrencies. Dagada is also an inspirational speaker and the owner of companies in the transport and food sectors.
Grobler (J.) ANGLO-BOER WAR (South African War) 1899-1902, historical guide to memorials and sites in South Africa
368pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2018. R455
A guide to Anglo-Boer War places of remembrance in South Africa, including monuments, memorials, battlefields and concentration camp sites, statues, busts and bas-relief sculptures, historical paintings, museum collections, cemeteries and graves.
Mabenge (L.) BECOMING HIM, a trans memoir of triumph
202pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
Landa Mabenge was born in 1981 in Umtata, moved to Port Elizabeth as a child and studied at UCT. In 2014 he became the first known transgender man in South Africa to successfully motivate a medical aid to fund his gender affirming surgery. Mabenge works as a transgender activist and educationalist through his consultancy, Landa Mabenge Consulting. In 2017 he was selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

"Brilliantly written. Fiercely brave. Effortlessly inspiring. His story is one of never allowing circumstances to dictate your destiny." Nickolaus Bauer, ENCA journalist
Marnewick (M.) COACH, the life and soccer times of Clive Barker
232pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A memoir of South African soccer coach Clive Barker (born 1944 in Durban). He led the South African national team to their only African Nations Cup title in 1996. He currently manages Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Premier Soccer League.
Minnie (M.) & Steyn (C.) THE LOST BOYS OF BIRD ISLAND, a shocking exposé from within the heart of the NP govenment
221pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Journalist Chris Steyn and former police officer Mark Minnie examine claims that three National Party cabinet ministers regularly abused young boys on an island of the coast of Port Elizabeth in the 1980s.

Foreword by Marianne Thamm.
Moffett (H.) 101 WATER WISE WAYS,
112pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R130
A guide to saving water, for private homes, businesses and institutions.

Helen Moffett's publications include a treasury of landscape writings, "Lovely Beyond Any Singing", "The Art and Science of Cricket" (with Bob Woolmer and Tim Noakes) and the Girl Walks In erotica series (with Sarah Lotz and Paige Nick under the nom de plume Helena S. Paige). She has also published two poetry collections, "Strange Fruit" and "Prunings".
Mohamed (K.) CALLED TO SONG,
271pp. paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R295
A novel set in Cape Town about a woman in a failing marriage who discovers a new sense of purpose in the Muslim faith and in music.

Kharnita Mohamed was born and raised on the Cape Flats. She teaches in the Anthropology Department at the University of Cape Town.
200pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
An account of the South Africa's lion breeding and canned hunting industry.

Conservationist Richard Pierce's other books include "The Poacher's Moon" and "Giant Steps".
Schonstein (P.) comp. ABSOLUTE AFRICA!, an anthology of poems
475pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R405
"This thoughtfully selected anthology is redolent of all Africa's varied and vibrant senses. It captures light, history, landscape, culture and the natural environment, as well as the many challenges that face the human condition. It should be in classrooms and in libraries and on everyone's bookshelf." Tanya Barben, former Rare Books Librarian, University of Cape Town Libraries

Patricia Shonstein has compiled three other poetry anthologies: "Africa Ablaze!", "Heart of Africa!" and "Africa! My Africa!".
Zapiro & Wills (M.) WTF, capturing Zuma - a cartoonist's tale
248pp., b/w & colour illus., paperbak, Johannesburg, 2018. R295
Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) account of creating cartoons during the Jacob Zuma era, with more than 400 cartoons, including the iconic image of Jacob Zuma raping Lady Justice.

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