New Arrivals 19th to 25th of September 2018

Blake (A.) WIT TERRORISTE, Afrikaner-saboteurs in die Ossewabrandwagjare
303pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R285
Albert Blake discusses the motives and aims of Afrikaners who joined the "Ossewabrandwag" in the 1940s and resorted to sabotage, assassinations and bombings. The anti-British, pro-German "Ossewabrandwag" was established in 1939 in commemoration of the Great Trek and opposed South African participation in World War II.

Albert Blake is the author of "Ontsnap! Boerekrygsgevangenes se strewe na vryheid", "Boereveraaier: teregstellings tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog" and "Boerekryger: 'n seun se hoogste offer", which was awarded the 2014 Louis Heimstra prize.
Bristow (D.) THE GAME RANGER, THE KNIFE, THE LION AND THE SHEEP, 20 tales about curious characters from southern Africa, stories from the veld (II)
200pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
A selection of stories about lesser-known personalities from South Africa's past, including Krotoa, Maria Mouton, Coenraad De Buys, Raymond Dart, Adrian Boshier and James Kitching.

David Bristow is the author of 'Running Wild: the story of Zulu, an African stallion".
de Greef (K.) & Abader (S.) POACHER, confessions from the abalone underworld
222pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R255
Shuhood Abader's account of his 15 years as an abalone poacher, augmented by freelance journalist Kimon de Greef's reporting on the abalone black market.

"Finally, a book that reveals the inner workings of a murky underworld we know alarmingly little about...a fascinating first-hand account from an insider." Mandy Wiener, author of "Ministry of Crime" and "Killing Kebble"

Kimon de Greef began researching abalone poaching in 2013, as part of a Conservation Biology Masters at the University of Cape Town. This is his first book.
Shuhood Abader (a pseudonym) began writing about his experiences after being jailed for poaching in 2006. He lives in Cape Town.
Dugard (J.) CONFRONTING APARTHEID, a personal history of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine
302pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Legal academic John Dugard describes the work he undertook in defence of human rights in apartheid South Africa, South West Africa/ Namibia and Palestine.

"John Dugard's vivid historical and comparative study of injustice in three societies not only shows how law has been and is being used as an instrument of racial injustice, but reminds us powerfully of the need to confront racial oppression wherever it occurs." Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court

"...serves to remind us of the depths to which humankind may sink in its determination to secure the supposed superiority of one racial group over another." Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

John Dugard founded the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University. After the fall of apartheid he worked as Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge, was Professor of International Law at Leiden University and judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Gish (S.) AMY BIEHL'S LAST HOME, a bright life, a tragic death, and a journey of reconciliation in South Africa
371pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Athens, 2018. R485
In 1993, 26 year-old white American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl was killed in a racially motivated attack in Guguletu, a black township outside Cape Town. Her parents established a humanitarian foundation to serve the township where she was killed, supported amnesty for her killers and hired two of the young men to work for the foundation.

"I knew both the author and the subject of this book from a Stanford class in African politics. As a black South African, I had considerable anti-white grievance, but Steve and Amy in their life choices laid bare the dangers of my single story, even more so when Amy died so tragically in my hometown. As race relations seem to be unraveling on both sides of the Atlantic, this impressive work of scholarship about the entangled histories of South Africa and the United States comes at an opportune time." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor, University of Stellenbosch

"Steven Gish has written a remarkable account of Amy Biehl's life, death, and what happened subsequently as her killers were brought to trial and her parents established a foundation in her name devoted to reconciliation and forgiveness. Deftly probing the controversies that erupted in South Africa after her death and the work of the foundation, Gish sensitively plumbs the pathos that is at the heart of the story. There were passages where I was brought to tears." Robert Edgar, co-author of "African Apocalypse: the story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a twentieth-century South African prophet

Steven Gish is Professor of History at Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. His previous books include "Alfred B. Xuma: African, American, South African" and "Desmond Tutu: a biography".
Gobbato (A.) A PASSION FOR OPERA,
368pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R330
Autobiography by operatic singer and director Angelo Gobbato. Born in Milan in 1943 he emigrated to South Africa with his family in 1948. He taught at UCT Opera School, was Artistic Director of Capab Opera and helped create Cape Town Opera.
Grimm (M.), Krameritsch (J.) & Becker (B.) eds. BUSINESS AS USUAL AFTER MARIKANA, corporate power and human rights
444pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R360
First published in Germany in 2018 as "Zum Beispiel BASF - über konzernmacht und menschenrechte".

A collection of essays that examines the relationship between government, business and foreign relations, with specific focus on the platinum supply chain, Lonmin and their major customer, BASF.

Contributions include:
"The Convergence of Corporate and Government Interests, the unfinished business of the Marikana massacre" by Jakob Krameritsch and Maren Grimm
"From BASF to Volkswagen and the World Bank, German fingerprints at the scene of Lonmin's Marikana massacre" by Patrick Bond
"The UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights, South Africa's role" by Akhona Mehlo
"A Better Life for All? Speech at the General Assembly, Berlin, 4 November 2017" by Thumeka Magwangqana
"Lonmin in Context, the political economy of the South African platinum industry", an interview with Gavin Capps
"Bared Life, colonial and neo-colonial depictions of South African miners in the public imagination" by Rosemary Lombard.
Hambidge (J.) THE CORONER'S WIFE, poems in translation, with translations by Charl JF Cilliers, Johann de Lange, Jo Nel and Douglas Reid Skinner
87pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
A selection of poems by Joan Hambidge, translated from the original Afrikaans. Joan Hambidge has produced over 25 poetry collections and has been awarded the Eugène Marais Prize, the Litera Prize and the ATKV Poetry Prize. She is currently Professor at the School of Literature and Languages at the University of Cape Town.
Hofmeyr (S.) DIE LUCKY STRIKE,
215pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
A sequel to the thriller, "Die Onaantasbaardes" by controversial Afrikaans singer, songwriter, actor and TV presenter Steve Hofmeyr.
Jack (K.) TO SURVIVE AND SUCCEED, from farm boy to businessman
242pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Autobiography by Mkhuseli 'Khutsa' Jack, born in 1958 on a white-owned farm in the Eastern Cape. Active in the struggle against apartheid, he was a leader in the Port Elizabeth Youth Congress, part of the United Democratic Front (UDF), and was imprisoned in 1986 for his role in the Consumer Boycott Campaign. Today he is a businessman in Port Elizabeth.

"Comrade Jack chronicles the painful afflications long endured by the landless masses of South Africans" former President Kgalema Motlanthe
Loxton (Q.) BEING LILY,
284pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
A novel about a young woman having second thoughts about her approaching wedding. Sequel to "Being Kari".

Qarnita Loxton was born in Cape Town in 1974. She studied law at UCT and worked as an attorney. More recently she has trained and worked as an executive coach.
Maestro (K.) THE POLITICIAN, a novel
281pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R200
A coming of age novel about a young black woman lured into a relationship with a powerful and wealthy politician.

Self-published.
Makhabane (C.) THE ECLIPSE, our side of the story
194pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R250
A novel about a mineworker, a lawyer and a trade unionist, set during and after the Marikana Massacre.

Self-published.
Mndende (N.) THE HOME AS A SACRED PLACE,
32pp., illus., paperback, Dutywa, 2018. R115
An introduction to African spirituality and the sacredness of the home as it is understood in the African context.

Academic and diviner Nokuzola Mndende founded Icamagu Institute in 1998. The Institute, in Dutywa in the Eastern Cape, aims to revive and teach indigenous African spirituality. Dr Mndende, a practitioner of African indigenous religion, lectured in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Ndlovu (V.) FOR WANT OF A TOTEM,
91pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Harare, (1997) 2018. R185
A novel about a young woman from rural Zimbabwe who finds work in the city as a domestic worker, finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship with her employer, and falls pregnant.

Vivienne Ndlovu is an Irish Zimbabwean writer who works for SAFAIDS in Harare. She is the author of the novel "Waste Not Your Tears".
Netshitenzhe (J.) ed. WHITENESS, AFRIKAANS, AFRIKANERS, addressing post-apartheid privileges and burdens
153pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R220
Collection of the papers presented at a round-table convened by Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences in November 2015 at the Women's Gaol on Constitution Hill with the title, "Whites, Afrikaans, Afrikaners, addressing post-apartheid legacies, privileges and burdens".

Includes a keynote address by former President Kgalema Motlanthe, contributions by Melissa Steyn, Andries Nel, Mary Burton, Christi van der Westhuizen, Lynette Steenveld, Bobby Godsell, Dirk Hermann, Ernst Roets, Xhanti Payi, Mathatha Tsedu, Pieter Duvenhage, Hein Willemse and Nico Koopman, and closing remarks by Achille Mbembe and Mathews Phosa.
Steyn (R.) LOUIS BOTHA, a man apart
300pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
A biography of Louis Botha, the Boer general and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

Richard Steyn is the author of "Jan Smuts: unafraid of greatness" and "Churchill and Smuts: the friendship".
Urdang (S.) MAPPING MY WAY HOME, activism, nostalgia, and the downfall of apartheid in South Africa
304pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2017. R300
Memoir by journalist and researcher Stephanie Urdang. Born in Cape Town, she left apartheid South Africa in 1967 aged 23, settled in the United States and became active in the anti-apartheid and solidarity movements. She has worked as a gender specialist and advisor on Gender HIV/AIDS for the United Nations. She is the author of "And Still They Dance: women, war, and the struggle for change in Mozambique".
Vadi (Z.) ed. TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, Ahmed Kathrada and Robben Island
196pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., (Lenasia), 2015. R710
A tribute to Rivonia trialist Ahmed Kathrada (1929-2017), who was sentenced to life imprisonment and spent 18 years on Robben Island.

Includes tributes from fellow Robben Island prisoners, South African politicians and activists and some of the international guests whom Kathrada took on tours of the island: Elinor Sisulu, Dikang Moseneke, Eddie Daniels, Trevor Manuel, Marwan Nargghouthi, Abdullah Abdullah, Fidel Castro, Barak Obama, Martti Ahtissari, Mary Robinson, Gerry Adams, Charlize Theron, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Denzel Washington, Harry Belafonte, Anant Singh, Ashwin Desai, John Pilger, and many others.
Venter (E.) GREEN AS THE SKY IS BLUE,
250pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Originally published in 2017 in Afrikaans as "Groen As die Hemel Daarbo".

A novel about a South African man living in Australia struggling to make sense of his past and his country of birth.

Eben Venter's seven novels include "My Beautiful Death", "Trencherman" and "Wolf, Wolf". Raised on a sheep farm in the Eastern Cape, he emigrated to Australia in 1986. He has been awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize (four times) and the kykNET-Rapport Prize. His works have been translated into English, Dutch and German.

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