New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of October 2018

268pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
A selection of the work presented at the 2017 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Michael Cope, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Helen Moffett, Kobus Moolman, Nondwe Mpuma, Lerato Sibanda, Athol Williams, Wendy Woodward, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans.
Bruton (M.) THE FISHY SMITHS, a biography of JLB & Margaret Smith
344pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
Traces the formative years and contributions to science of ichthyologists James Leonard Brierley and Margaret Smith. In 1938 JLB Smith identified an unusual fish discovered in East London as a coelacanth, thought to have been extinct for over 65 million years. JLB Smith and his wife Margaret worked jointly on the book, "Sea Fishes of Southern Africa", first published in 1949. JLB Smith died in 1968, and in the same year, Rhodes University established the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology in his memory. Margaret Smith, who had worked with her husband for 30 years, was appointed the first Director.

Mike Bruton studied ichthyology under JLB and Margaret Smith and took over from Margaret as Director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichtyology. Now retired, he runs a consultancy company, "Mike Bruton Imagineering".
Burger (P.) GETTING IT RIGHT, a new economy for South Africa
418pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R300
Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs.

Sets out the key problems inhibiting economic growth, job creation and the reduction of inequality and poverty in South Africa and recommends higher levels of investment, reform of land tenure and better education.

Philippe Burger is Professor of Economics and Head of Department at the University of the free State. He is a 2016/2017 Fulbright Exchange Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University's Earth Institute.
280pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Cape Town writer Karen Cronje spent three years teaching English in South Korea, first in a small village and later at a university. Karin is the author of the Afrikaans novels "Vir 'n Pers Huis" and "Alles Mooi Weer".

""For years the story of teaching English in Korea was begging to be told. We are fortunate that a voice as skilled, funny and self-ironic as Karin Cronje is now telling it." Antjie Krog
de Jongh (M.) & Gordon (B.) THE FORGOTTEN FRONT, untold stories of the Anglo-Boer War in the Karoo
264pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Durban), 2018. R380
Considers the experiences of the local people and common soldiers in the small Karoo town of Colesberg and the surrounding area during the Anglo-Boer War.

Michael de Jongh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of South Africa. His other publications include "A Forgotten First People - the southern Cape Hessequa" and "Roots and Routes: the Karretjie People of the Great Karoo", which won the Hiddingh-Currie Literary Award for academic excellence and service to society.
Belinda Gordon, now retired, was curator of the Greytown Museum in KwaZUlu-Natal and then the Colesberg Kemper Museum.
Edman (B.) WRITING IDENTITY IN THE AGE OF POST-COLONIALISM, figurations of home and homelessness in African poetry
258pp., paperback, CASAS Book Series No. 73, Cape Town, 2010. R440
Includes a chapter on the work of South African poet Arthur Nortje.

"This is a profoundly instructive, well-researched and refreshingly critical study of assumptions of home and homelessness in postcolonial African poetry. It challenges the reader to foreground a nuanced and negotiated idea of belonging beyond the confines of race and place, but fed by the infinite ability of ordinary Africans to find home in and provide home for different identity margins." Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town

Bridget Edman was born in Sweden in 1947. She came to South Africa as a church worker in the 1970s, joined a religious order and continued to study literature, culture and religion.
307pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Abingdon & New York, 2018. R395
A reference work and textbook on the physical and biotic landscapes of Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. Examines the links between these environments and the ways in which they have been and are likely to be subject to change.

Professor Peter Holmes, now retires, is currently a research fellow in the Department of Geography, University of the Free State.
John Boardman is Emeritus Professor in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and a research fellow in the Department of Geography, University of the Free State.
Meyer (D.) PROOI,
448pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R320
A new Bennie Griessel thriller that revolves around the death of an ex-policeman whose body was found next to the railway track outside Three Sisters in the Karoo.

Text in Afrikaans.

Deon Meyer's novels have been translated into more than 25 languages. He's been awarded the 2003 Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére for "Feniks", the 2004 Prix Mystère de la Critique 2004 for "Orion" and the 2006 Deutsche Krimi Preis in the international category for "Proteus". Other novels include "Die vrou in die blou mantel" (2017), "Jagveld" (2017), "Koors" (2016) and "Ikarus" (2015).
Meyer (D.) THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK, translated from Afrikaans by K.L. Seegers
141pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2018. R215
First published in 2017 as "Die Vrou in die Blou Mantel".

A new Bennie Griessel thriller about the murder of a foreign art expert on the trail of an old painting.

Deom Meyer's other books include "Ikarus", "Koors", "Kobra", "7 Dae" and "Spoor".
479pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R330
A novel full of bizarre happenings: a building that suddenly appears on what was once barren ground and disappears again three weeks later, people who live more than once, and a young man who can't be photographed.
Rhys (C.) KINNES, 'n novelle
208pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A novel written in Kaaps, about young people living on the Cape Flats. Kaaps, or Cape Afrikaans, is a dialect spoken in the Western Cape.

"n Character study van kinnes innie warzone vannie Cape Flats. Maa oek veel meer. Baie, baie funny en intensely moving." Nathan Trantraal, author of "Alles het niet kom wôd" and "Wit issie 'n colour nie"

"Met sy boek sit Chase Rhys die ritme en musikalitiet terug in Kaaps, die Afrikaans van my hart." Anastasia de Vries, Department of Afrikaans and Nederlands, University of the Western Cape

Chase Rhys, born in 1989, is a writer from Ocean View. He works with Borderlands, a festival that uses the performing arts to bring communities together. Rhys won the 2017 Adam and Rosalie Small Prize for new writers.
Sigauke (E.) ed. SUNDOWN, and other stories, the 2016 Writivism anthology, short fiction, poetry and non-fiction by 22 emerging writers living in Africa
229pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2917. R245
The 2016 winner of the Writivism Short Story Prize was Acan Innocent Immaculate from Uganda for her short story "Sundown."

Includes short stories by Megan Ross and Catherine Shepherd from South Africa and Farai Mudzingwa from Zimbabwe.
Storey (P.) I BEG TO DIFFER, ministry amid the teargas
496pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R320
The autobiography of Peter Storey, a former bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Duke University in North Carolina, USA. He was chaplain to Robert Sobukwe, Nelson Mandela and others on Robben Island and spent most of his 40 years of ministry in inner cities, including District Six and central Johannesburg. He led the South African Council of Churches with Desmond Tutu, chaired the National Peace Accord and served as a member of the panel that selected the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He founded Life Line SA and Gun Free SA. Now retired, he lives in Simon's Town.

"Storey is one of the midwives of the freedom we cherish today." Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector of South Africa

""One of the most compelling, compassionate and courageous accounts yet of a life lived under apartheid. It's a thriller - I read the book in one sitting." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State
Strachan (A.) 1 RECCE, the night belongs to us
359pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R290
Writer Alexander Strachan, a former Recce, on the formation and history of 1 Recce, one of the South African Defence Force's specialist units which fought in the Bush War.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Alexander Strachan received the Eugene Marais Prize for his collection of short stories, "'n Wéreld Sonder Grense" (1984), the WA Hofmeyr Prize for the novels, "Die Werfbobbejaan" (1994) and "Dwaalpoort" (2010). His most recent novel, "Brandwaterkom" (2015), won the kykNET-Rapport Book Prize.
Uys (P-D.) THE ECHO OF A NOISE, a memoir of then and now
192pp., illus., paperback, cape Town, 2018. R280
A memoir by South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, whose most famous alter-ego is Evita Bezuidenhout.

Also available in Afrikaans.

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