New Arrivals 29th to 4th of September 2018

THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume VII, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Koleka Putuma, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
240pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R195
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.

Foreword by Mongane Wally Serote.

The 2017 Award went to Moses Seletisha for his Sepedi poem “Mahlalerwa”.
163pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R185
First published in the USA in 2018.

Zimbabwean-born novelist and journalist Panashe Chigumadzi reflects on the 2017 "coup that was not a coup", when Zimbabweans took to the streets in alliance with the military, hoping to remove Robert Mugabe from power. Raised in South Africa, Chigumadzi is the author of the novel "Sweet Medicine", which won the 2016 K. Sello Duiker Literary Award. She is the founding editor of Vanguard magazine and a contributing editor to the Johannesburg Review of Books.

"Chigumadzi's exploration of personal, family and national history reincarnates in stark, vivid images many of those interred in the shadows of her country's 'Big Men'." Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of "Nervous Conditions"

"Chigumadzi successfully nests the intimate charge of her poignant personal story in the seeping historical account and mythology of Zimbabwe." Brian Chikwava, author of "Harare North"
de Villiers (P.) ICE CREAM HEADACHE IN MY BONE, poems
77pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
"Uncommonly well-structured poems - mixing verse and prose, pushing the boundaries of form - which resonate with lives of their own. These are not poems to read in a rush. One needs to sit down and enjoy them or else you will end up missing the cream of the poems." Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho, author of "A Traumatic Revenge" and "The Violent Gestures of Life"

"The poetry of Yaa De Villiers invites you to watch her wrestle with the inverses and anti-climaxes of life and her enchanted embrace of its harmonies and ecstacies." Mphutlane wa Bofelo, author of "The Heart's Interpreter"

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is a writer and performer from Johannesburg. She lectures in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Fleisch (B.) THE EDUCATION TRIPLE COCKTAIL, system-wide instructional reform in South Africa
164pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R330
Brahm Fleish offers theory and evidence for "a new approach to improving foundational teaching and learning for schoolchildren living in working-class, poor and remote rural communities in resource-constrained systems like South Africa." from the back cover

Brahm Fleisch is Professor of Education Policy in the Division of Education Leadership, Policy and Skills at the University of the Witwatersrand. His books include "Primary Education in Crisis" and "The Constitution in the Classroom".
Gimenez (L.) & Vambe (M.) eds. PERFORMING ZIMBABWE, a transdisciplinary study of Zimbabwean music
343pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R625
"This book, which brilliantly interweaves the precolonial and postcolonial history of Zimbabwe by African Zimbabweans, is long overdue. The historical and contemporary perspectives are quite beautiful, as is the robust critique of Thomas Torino's "The Middle Class, cosmopolitan and popular music in Harare, Zimbabwe" (2003). The focus on gender is excellent, so is the splendid analysis of music in culture, and culture in music. 'Performing Zimbabwe' has integrity and a place among the existing academic literature on Zimbabwe, not only in Africa but in the Western world as well." Chartwell Dutiro, traditional Mbira master and teacher at Bath Spa Univerity

Luis Amoros is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.
Maurice Vambe is Professor of African Literature in English,English Department, University of South Africa.
Hilton-Barber (D.) ROBERT HART, the first English-speaking settler in South Africa
130pp., illus., paperback, (Tzaneen), 2018. R280
Scotsman Robert Hart arrived at the Cape in 1795 on a British troopship. He was involved in the first taking of the Cape, the uprising in Graaff-Reinet, the arrival of the 1820 Settlers and the Frontier Wars. He served as adjutant of the Cape Regiment, chose the site where Grahamstown now stands and managed the farm, Glen Lynden, in the Eastern Cape which supplied produce to the British troops. When this farm was laid out and became the town of Somerset East he developed his own farm. He died in 1865.
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
A novel about a South African man's visit to New York on the eve of the millennium.

Cartoonist, journalist, painter and novelist Tinus Horn lives in Hermanus. His previous novels are "Droster", "Bomskok" and "Boas Mei is Verwaard".
Metelerkamp (P.) INGRID JONKER, 'n biografie
437pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R300
Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker was born in 1933 in the Northern Cape. Her debut volume of poetry, "Ontvlugting", was published in 1956. In 1964, she received the APB Award for her second collection of poems, "Rook en Oker". Ingrid is recognised as one of the group of writers known as the “Sestigers”. She committed suicide in 1965. Her third volume of poetry, "Kantelson", was published posthumously in 1966. Nelson Mandela read her poem, "Die kind (wat doodgeskiet is deur soldate by Nyanga)", in English translation, during his address at the opening of the first democratically elected Parliament in May 1994.

Publisher and writer Petrovna Metelerkamp is the author of "Ingrid Jonker, beeld van 'n digterslewe" and "Ingrid Jonker, a poet's life" and compiler of "Gesprekke oor Ingrid Jonker". She lives in Vermont.
Schoeman (K.) AT CLOSE OF DAY, reflections
183pp., hardback, d.w, Pretoria, 2018. R250
A collection of reflections on old age and the last stages of Karel Schoeman's life.

This volume concludes the autobiographical series beginning with '"n Duister aan die Kaap", followed by "Merksteen" and "Die Laaste Afrikaanse Boek".

South African novelist, historian, translator Karel Schoeman (1939-2017) write more than 19 novels as well as many historical and autobiographical works, mostly in Afrikaans.
72pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Poems in English, Afrikaans and German.

"In a series of jewel-like images like paintings, Annette Snyckers evokes the real and imagined journeys of a lifetime. Beautifully conceptualised and crafted, the poems in 'Remnants, Restante, Reste' are easy to read and yet deep. When the end comes (too soon) we don't want to part company with the poet." Finuala Dowling, author of "Pretend You Don't Know Me, new and selected poems"

"Anette Snyckers' poetry attests to the rich inner world of a woman who has sharpened her sensitivity against reality from a young age and has found escape and safety in all the wild places of the world. Her poems, in three languages, leave the reader feeling calm and vicariously nourished. 'Remnants, Restante, Reste' is a whisper of solace." Karin Schimke, author of "Navigate, poems"

Visual artist and poet Annette Snyckers lives in Cape Town."Remnants, Restante, Reste" is her first volume of poetry.
Swartz (S.) et al STUDYING WHILE BLACK, race, education and emancipation in South African universities
258pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
This book is the outcome of a study undertaken between 2013 and 2017 by a team of researchers from the Human Sciences Research Council. The study tracked 80 students from eight universities in South Africa and documented their experiences.
Tshabalala (M.) MELUSI'S EVERYDAY ZULU, there is um'Zulu in all of us
224pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R210
A selection of Melusi Tshabalala's facebook posts - six days a week he posts an isiZulu word and uses humour, story-telling and political commentary to explain what the words mean and to offer insight into Zulu culture.

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