New Arrivals 5th to 11th of September 2018

Adebajo (A.) & Virk (K.) eds. FOREIGN POLICY IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, security, diplomacy and trade
500pp., paperback, London and Cape Town, 2018. R375
"Ambitious in its geographic and theoretical scope, 'Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa' is an enormously beneficial academic contribution...the book analyses and charts the evolution and trajectory of contemporary South Africa's international affairs in an insightful and authoritative fashion." Matthew Graham, University of Dundee, author of "The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy"

Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg.
Kudrat Virk is an independent researcher and consultant based in Cape Town.
du Toit (J.) & Marais (C.) MOVING TO THE PLATTELAND, life in small town South Africa
295pp., illus., paperback, Cradock, 2018. R325
A guide to living in the smaller towns of South Africa by Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais, two Johannesburg journalists who moved to the small Eastern Cape Karoo town of Cradock in 2007.
Fourie (C.) DIE GOEIE VROU, en ander mites
80pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R175
A new collection of poetry by journalist Corlia Fourie, author of the play "Moerders end Dogters", the short story collections ""Sê" and "Liefde en Geweld", and the novels "Alle Paaie Lei Deur Die Strand", "Die Geheime Kamer" and "Tussen Heinings".
Fourie (D.) comp. DIE TALE WAT ONS PRAAT, taaldinge uit die gewilde radioprogram
200pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
"Die Tale Wat Ons Praat" is a well-known radio programme about Afrikaans.
Graham (M.) SECRET SAS MISSIONS IN AFRICA, C Squadron's counter-terrorist operations 1968-1980
200pp., illus., map, paperback, Reprint, London, (2017) 2018. R275
Michael Graham relates his experiences with the Rhodesian Special Air Service (C Squadron). He left the army as a Major and emigrated to New Zealand in 1980.
Haysom (S.) THE LAST WORDS OF ROWAN DU PREEZ, murder and conspiracy on the Cape Flats
333pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R275
Simone Haysom investigates the 2012 necklacing of Rowan du Preez in Bardale, Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. The state charged activist Angy Peter with his murder, claiming that as he was dying Rowan accused Angy of setting alight the tyre around his neck.

"This book not only capture the gritty reality of daily life in a South African township, it explores the shifting, teasing nature of 'truth', posing the question of whether police procedure and a courtroom are equipped to establish it." Michela Wrong, author of "Borderlines" and "It's Our Turn to Eat"

"A South African version of 'In Cold Blood', done with great integrity. It reads like a thriller." John Maytham, radio talk show host

South African writer Simone Haysom works at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime. She is a previous recipient of a Miles Morland scholarship for African writers.
Mager (A.) & Velelo (P.) THE HOUSE OF TSHATSHU, power, politics and chiefs north-west of the Great Kei River c1818-2018
256pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R320
"In 1852 Sir George Cathcart pronounced that the amaTshatshu chieftaincy no longer existed: 'I have broken and banished the tribe', he boasted. This deeply researched book, at once clear-sighted and moving, traces the consequences of this proscription to the present day. In the course of a detailed examination of 200 years of this Thembu chieftaincy, Mager and Velelo illuminate a number of large and pressing themes in South African history. These include the contested meanings of chieftaincy and ethnicity: the complex politics and violence of settler colonialism and apartheid-era Bantustans and their consequences in the present day, and the meaning of land and land restitution in the context of the continuing neglect of rural populations. In 2013 the Tshatshu chieftaincy was finally restored and its new incumbent installed in a powerful ceremony, but with history weighing so heavily on this story, it seems unlikely that this is the final chapter." Megan Vaughan, University College of London

"The authors recognise that they are differently positioned in relation to this history and that while they belong in the story, it does not belong to them. They pose pertinent questions for political reform and gender relations: Can institutions which have been tainted by a hostile past be harmonised with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that are the fundamental guides for South Africa's democracy? How these and other questions are handled throughout the book is impressive." Professor Luvuyo Wotshela, University of Fort Hare

Anne Mager is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Cape Town.
Phiko Velelo is an agricultural economist, Anglican priest and chief's advisor.
Pillay (P.) CHATSWORTH,
139pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R190
A collection of short stories set in Chatsworth, Durban. Chatsworth township was created by the apartheid government in the 1950s for people classified Indian.

Pravaan Pillay grew up in Chatsworth and now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He has published two chapbooks of poetry, "Glumlazi" and "30 Poems", as well as a co-written collection of short stories, "Shaggy". He is the editor of the micro-press Tearoom Books.
Raphaely (V.) PLUS ONE, a novel
322pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R265
A novel set in London about the deputy editor of a glamorous women's magazine forced to confront some unfinished business from her past.

"'Plus One' transports you to a world of fame, power and glamour in which the gritty reality is just below the surface. Entertaining to the last page." Anele Mdoda, DJ on the Afternoon Drive show on Highveld Stereo

Vanesse Raphaely was editor of "Cosmopolitan" magazine in South Africa, content director of Associated Media, and publisher of "O", "Good Housekeeping" and "Marie Claire". She lives in Cape Town. "Plus One" is her first novel.
Van den Heever (A.) STOF,
373pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
An Afrikaans novel set in the Western Cape in 2081, 20 years after a drought that destroyed all crops and led to mass starvation.

Alette van den Heever lives in Cape Town. This is her first novel.
van der Merwe (WL) DOODMENSLIK,
90pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R170
A debut collection of poetry by WL van der Merwe, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the Free University Amsterdam and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Dyk (R.) BUSH COOKING,
160pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Recipes for cooking in the wilderness.

Rita van Dyk is the author of "The 4x4 Cookbook", "The 4x4 Safari Cookbook" and "Bundu Food".
Vosloo (T.) ACROSS BOUNDARIES, a life in the media in a time of change
294pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R275
Ton Vosloo was editor of "Beeld" and managing director and then chairman of Naspers. He also established M-Net, South Africa's first pay-television network. He retired in 2014.
Walker (M.) THE CRUEL HARVEST, the plight of the Southern Right Whale and the history of False Bay whaling, (1792-1932)
82pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R190
Covers the anatomy and behaviour of the Southern Right Whale, the history of whaling in False Bay, as well as current legislation and conservation efforts.

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