New Arrivals 3rd to 9th of October 2018

Anker (W.) RED DOG, a frontier novel, translated by Michiel Heyns
427pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R320
First published in Afrikaans in 2014 as "Buys". Winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the kykNET Rapport Prize, the SALA K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award, the Helgaard Steyn Prize and the Hertzog Prize.

An historical novel about Coenraad de Buys, a legend on the frontier of the Cape Colony in the late eighteenth century. Born in the Langkloof in 1761, he was one of a number of white people who sided with the Xhosa during the frontier wars against the Boers and then the British. A polygamist, a swindler, the bane of government, father to numerous children, he moved around southern Africa. He died on the banks of the Limpopo in 1821.

"The South African equivalent of the postmodern cowboys-and-Indians tales of Cormac McCarthy." Rain Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"

"Without a doubt the most important Afrikaans novel in recent years." Marlene van Niekerk, author of "Triomf" and "Agaat"

"'Buys' is a great novel." Breyten Breytenbach

Willem Anker's first novel, "Siegfried" won the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Jan Rabie/Rapport Prize. He teaches creative writing and Afrikaans literature at Stellenbosch University.
Azzam (A.) THE OTHER EXILE, the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of Saint Helena, and a paradise lost
339pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2017) 2018. R225
Fernão Lopes was a young nobleman from Lisbon who in 1506 sailed to India, converted to Islam and fought his former countrymen as a soldier of fortune for the Sultan of Bijapur. Captured, tortured and disfigured by the Portuguese Governor Afonso Albuquerque, he was deported back to Portugal, but chose voluntary exile on Saint Helena, where he lived in almost complete solitude for more than 30 years.
Calverley (G.) A COLOURED IN FULL FLIGHT, part one, the boy from the barracks
264pp., paperback, No Place, (2018). R295
Georgie Calverley writes about growing up poor in apartheid-era Cape Town and the discrimination and abuse he suffered because of his race and sexual orientation.

Self-published.
Dahlqvist (A.) IT'S ONLY BLOOD, shattering the taboo of menstruation, translated by Alice E. Olsson
245pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R320
First published in 2016 in Sweden as "Bara Lite Blod: ett reportage om mens och makt". First published in English in 2018 in the UK.

"Only when we call out the unnecessary shame and stigma that surrounds periods can we demand meaningful change. Dahlqvist's deft, compassionate storytelling, and her critical global perspective, are a tremendous contribution." Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public: taking a stand for menstrual equity"

"A lushly detailed and often intimate portrait of a global social movement. What's more, Dalhqvist's perceptive account reveals the insidious power of stigma to limit lives." Chris Bobel, author of "New Blood: third-wave feminism and the politics of menstruation"

Anna Dahlqvist is a journalist specialising in gender, sexuality and human rights.She is editor-in-chief of "Ottar", a Swedish magazine focusing on sexual politics.
Dlanga (K.) THESE THINGS REALLY DO HAPPEN TO ME,
238pp, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R180
Blogger, speaker and columnist Khaya Dlanga describes memorable experiences that have shaped his life. He is the author of "In My Arrogant Opinion" and "To Quote Myself, a memoir" and is currently a marketing manager at Heineken South Africa.
Edozien (C.) LIVES OF GREAT MEN, living and loving as a gay African man, a memoir
255pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R260
First published in the UK in 2017.

Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien writes about same-gender loving Africans from across Africa and the diaspora
Gilder (B.) THE LIST,
282pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250
A novel about a group of veterans of MK, about ANC intelligence and the post-apartheid intelligence service.

"Gilder has done wonders with his story. While majorly set in a dystopian future, the narrative weaves in and out of the reality of our blasphemed past and alerts us to the fact that what we have not addressed will certainly rise up to menace us, if not us, then certainly our children and their progeny. His evocation of a hidden world of espionage and manipulation, heroism and cravenness, double-dealing and integrity, ingredients baked in with the bitter bread of the New South Africa, has given us memorable characters. It will be difficult - after reading this book - to encounter an individual on the street and not imagine the journeys he or she must have taken towards the making or unmaking of our fair democracy. It's a must-read." Mandla Langa, author of "The Texture of Shadows"

Barry Gilder went into exile in 1976, joined the ANC and MK, and served in the ANC underground leadership in Botswana in the 1980s. He returned to South Africa in 1991 and served as Deputy Director-General on the National Intelligence Agency, as Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs and as South Africa's Coordinator of Intelligence. He retired from government in 2007 and is currently Director Operations at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. He is the author of the non-fiction work, "Songs & Secrets: South Africa from liberation to governance".
Head (V.) A TREE FOR THE BIRDS,
333pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R260
A novel about a boy who falls ill after losing his only friend in an accident.

Vernon Head is the author of "The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World" and "The Laughing Dove and other Poems". A past chairman of BirdLife South Africa, he serves on the Advisory Board of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town.
Lewis-Jones (H.) & Herbert (K.) EXPLORERS' SKETCHBOOKS, the art of discovery & adventure
320pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, London, (2016) 2017. R900
Foreword by Robert Macfarlane.

Includes maps, drawings and paintings from the sketchbooks of Thomas Baines, William Burchell, David Livingstone and John Hanning Speke.
Martin (D-A.) WE DON'T TALK ANOUT IT. EVER, a girl who searched for love but found destruction instead
263pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R225
A memoir about addiction and recovery.

"Searing, beautiful and breathtaking." Rehana Rossouw, author of "New Times"

"Desiree-Martin has spun the straw of addiction into gold." Dawn Garisch, The life Righting Collective

Desiree-Anne Martin grew up in Cape Town in the 1980s. A recovering addict, she is a published poet, an addictions counsellor and a post-graduate student.
Winterbach (I.) DIE TROEBEL TYD,
192pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
A novel about a zoologist who, while suffering from depression, insults her head of department. Her academic career at an end, she accepts a job at the Bureau for Continuing Education, which changes her life dramatically.

Winner of the 2018 "Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd".

Ingrid Winterbach was born in Johannesburg in 1948. She worked as a teacher and a journalist, and lectured in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Stellenbosch and in Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Natal. She has been writing and painting full time since 2002. She is the author of "Karolina Ferreira" (M-Net Prize and Old Mutual Literature Prize), "Buller se Plan" (W.A.Hofmeyr Prize), Niggie (Hertzog Prize), "Die Boek van Toeval en Toeverlaat" (M-Net Prize, W.A.Hofmeyr Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize) and "Die Benederyk" (M-Net Prize).

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