New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2018

Bamjee (S.) ZIKR, poems
53pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Photographer and writer Saaleha Bamjee was born in 1983 and lives in Johannesburg. "Zikr" is her first collection of poems.
Bridgland (F.) TRUTH, LIES AND ALIBIS, a Winnie Mandela story
311pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R265
Fred Bridgland reinvestigates Winnie Mandela's involvement in the murder of Stompie Seipei Moeketsi. While working in South Africa for the Sunday Telegraph of London he discovered in a Zambian prison one of the "missing witnesses" from Winnie Mandela's trial who claimed to have witnessed the murder.

Fred Bridgland is a British foreign correspondent who covered the Angolan civil war and the Border War for Reuters and then for the Sunday Telegraph and The Scotsman. He is the author of "Katiza's Journey, beneath the surface of South Africa's shame", "Cuito Cuanavale, 12 months of war that transformed a continent" and "Jonas Savimbi, a key to Africa".
Bruzelius (N.) HOW THE PORT OF WALVIS BAY BECAME NAMIBIAN, this is my story
141pp., maps, paperback, Windhoek, 2017. R200
The Walvis Bay enclave remained under South African control in 1990 when Namibia obtained its independence and was only integrated into Namibia in 1994. Nils Bruzelius, a Swedish national who served as advisor to the Namibian government in the 1990s, documents how the transfer was accomplished.
Cave (L.) EERSTERUST, a historical exploration of its origin
239pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Pretoria), 2018. R295
Eersterust is a township located east of the Pretoria city centre and west of Mamelodi. It was created by the apartheid government, which relocated people classified Coloured to the area. Lincoln Cave was born and grew up in Eersterust.
Esterhuyse (W.) & van Niekerk (G.) DIE TRONKGESPREKKE, Nelson Mandela en Kobie Coetzee se geheime voorpunt-diplomasie
264pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
In 1984 PW Botha issued a top secret order that Minister of Justice Kobie Coetsee meet with Mandela in prison. The book details the two men's conversations as they sought to find a way of securing Mandela's release.

Professor Willie Esterhuyse is the author of "Apartheid Must Die" "The Road of Reform" and "The ANC and its Leaders". Dr Gerhard van Niekerk was Managing Director of Old Mutual. both men are now retired and live in Stellenbosch.
Kemp (S.) MY LIFE, the making of an Afrikaner revolutionary in the South African liberation struggle
258pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R255
Stephanie Kemp was born in 1941 into a conservative Afrikaner family and grew up in Malmesbury. After completing her schooling in Port Elizabeth, she went on to the University of Cape Town in 1960, where she joined the Defence and Aid Fund and was subsequently recruited into the underground South African Communist Party (SACP). She also joined the African Resistance Movement sabotage organisation, was arrested in 1964, detained in solitary confinement, tortured, charged with sabotage and sentenced to five years imprisonment. On her release in 1966 she fled the country. In exile she married Albie Sachs and was active in SACP structures in the UK, working closely with Joe Slovo and Yusuf Dadoo. She returned to South Africa in 1990.
Makalela (L.) ed. SHIFTING LENSES, multilanguaging, decolonisation and education in the Global South
149pp., paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 124, Cape Town, 2018. R295
Contributions include:
"An Inventory of Text Types for Xitsonga and English Early-Grade Readers: implications for translanguaging and transtextual practices" by Nkhensani Maluleke and Leketi Makalela
"Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through Multilingualism: the case of mathematics student teachers in South Africa" by Judah Makonye
"Discourse on Language and Literacy for African Development" by Kwesi Prah.

Professor Leketi Makalela is Head of the Division of Languages, Literacies and Literatures, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand.
Matebeni (Z.), Monro (S.) & Reddy (V.) eds. QUEER IN AFRICA, LGBTQI identities, citizenship, and activism
209pp., hardback, London & New York, 2018. R705
"This is a very welcome and wide-ranging set of original essays that will add to our rapidly expanding awareness of African sexualities. Both academic and activist, the essays help both clarify and move beyond traditional Western theories and categories." Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociologies, University of Essex

Contributions include:
"Beyond Identity: queer affiliation and the politics of solidarity in Gordimer's "None to Accompany Me" and Duiker's "The Quiet Violence of Dreams" by Derrick Higginbotham
"'Queer/White' in South Africa: a troubling oxymoron?" by Jane Bennett
"Lesbian Students in the Academy, invisible, assimilated, or ignored?" by Mary Hames
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Forced Migrants and Asylum Seekers, multiple discriminations" by Guillain Koko, Surya Monro and Kate Smith
"Experiences of Transgender People in Swaziland" by Velile Vilane.

Zethu Matebeni is Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Humanities, University of Cape Town.
Surya Monro is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Huddersfield, UK.
Vasu Reddy is Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.
Morier-Genoud (E.), Cahen (M.) & do Rosário (D.) eds. THE WAR WITHIN, new perspectives on the civil war in Mozambique, 1976-1992
268pp., maps, paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2018. R245
Contributions include:
"The Civil War in Mozambique, a history still to be written" and "New Perspectives on the Civil War in Mozambique" by Eric Morier-Genoud, Michel Cahen and Domingos do Rosário
"The Anti-Frelimo Movements & the war in Zambezia" by Sérgio Chichava
"Spiritual Power & the Dynamics of War in the Provinces of Nampula & Zambezia" by Corinna Jentzsch
"War Accounts from Ilha Josina Machel, Maputo Province" by Lily Bunker
"Mozambique in the 1980s, periphery goes postmodern" by Georgi Derluguian.

Eric Morier-Genoud is a lecturer in African history at Queen's University Belfast.
Domingos Manuel do Rosário is a lecturer in electoral sociology and electoral governance at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo.
Michel Cahen is a senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at Bordeaux Political Studies Institute and at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid.
Prah (K.) REFLECTIONS, on Goldberg's Variations on Africanist themes
92pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series No. 125, 2017, Cape Town. R220
Kwesi Prah presents his ideas on the national question, nationalism. the South African Communist Party and related matters. He also outlines his challenge to the ideas of Denis Goldberg, first presented in his 2013 lecture for the ANC Centenary Dialogue.

Kwesi Phrah is the founding Director of the Africa-wide Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) based in Cape Town. His books include "Tracings: Pan Africanism and the challenges of global African unity" and "The African Nation: the state of the nation".
Prah (K.) & Miti (L.) eds. DECONSTRUCTING THE AFRICAN TOWER OF BABEL, between the harmonisation and fragmentation of African language orthographies
363pp., maps, paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 120, Cape Town, 2017. R550
Contributions include:
"Language, Dialect and Ethnicity, the Fragmentation of African Languages: with particular reference to the Bantu languages of southern Africa" by Lazarus Miti
"Common Khoisan: a reflection on their linguistic and cultural relationships" by Andy Chebanne
"The Challenges of Language Counting in Mozambique" by Marcelino Liphola.

Kwesi Phrah is the founding Director of the Africa-wide Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) based in Cape Town.
Lazarus Miti is Vice-Chancellor of the Eastern University based in Chipata, Zambia and Adjunct Professor of Communication and Applied Language Studies, University of Venda, South Africa.
Rampolokeng (L.) A HALF CENTURY THING,
148pp., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2015. R295
Lesego Rampolokeng's eighth collection of poems.

"Lesego Rampolokeng is to literature and theatre what Fanon and Biko are to sociopolitical analysis and activism." Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, author of "The Journey Within" and "The Heart's Interpreter"

"One measure of a poet is what he is prepared to take on, and Rampolokeng is prepared to take on everything: history, politics, religion, war, economics, obscenity, consumerism, silliness, sexual hypocrisy and his own contradictions." Robert Berold, Sunday Independent

Performance poet, novelist and playwright Lesego Rampolokeng was born in 1965 in Soweto, and rose to prominence in the turbulent 1980s. His first collection of poems, "Horns for Hondo", was published in 1991. He is also the author of the play, "Fanon's Children", the novels "Blackheart" and "Whiteheart", and collaborated with the Kalahari Surfers on the audio-recording "End Beginnings".
Richardson (K.) BEFORE THE WAX MELTS, musings of a South African headmaster
292pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
Keith Richardson taught Latin, History and English for 25 years at Plumstead High School and Wynberg Boys' High School. In 1999 until his retirement in 2015 he was Headmaster of Wynberg Boys' High School.


"High spirits and low moments are heard and felt in this anthology of experiences; some easy, some difficult, but all told in the compassionate voice of one who knows and cares." Tessa Fairbairn, Head, St Syprian's School (1990-2017)

"'Before the Wax Melts' celebrates the spirit of boys. Running a school for boys in any context is no easy matter. Running a boys' school in a society in the midst of a difficult transition is profoundly more complex." Andrew Feinstein, Wynberg Old Boy, former ANC politician, and author of "After the Party" and "The Shadow World"
Ross (M.) MILK FEVER, poems
97pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
Megan Ross was born in 1989 in East London. "Milk Fever" is her first collection of poems.

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