New Arrivals 31st to 6th of November 2018

Botes (A.) KAINSMERK,
260pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R280
A collection of short stories previously published in various Afrikaans women's magazines.

Annelie Botes is the author of the novels "Lugkasteel" and "Raaiselkind". She lives in Port ELizabeth.
Butler (G.) TALES FROM THE OLD KAROO,
, Reprint, Johannesburg, (19890 2018. R245
Reprint of Guy Butler's collection of short stories set in the Karoo.

Guy Butler (1918-2001) was a South African poet, playwright and academic. From 1953 to 1978 he was Head of the English Department at Rhodes University. He edited "New Coin", a magazine of contemporary poetry, published several volumes of poetry including "Songs and Ballads", and "Pilgrimage to Dias Cross", and a number of plays including "Richard Gush of Salem", "Demea" and "Kaatjie Kekkelbek". He is also the author of "The Prophetic Nun", which chronicles the lives of several nuns, and three volumes of autobiography, "Karoo Morning", "Bursting World", and "A Local Habitation".
Grundlingh (A.) & Oosthuizen (H.) eds. STELLENBOSCH 100, 1918-2018
527pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Stellenbosch, 2018. R750
An analytical history of Stellenbosch University that situates the institution within a wider historical context.
Hofmeyr (N.) dir. MAIN REEF ROAD,
88 minutes, DVD, , 1999. R315
Main Reef Road runs through Johannesburg following the line of the gold-bearing reef and linking the mines and mining towns. Filmmaker Nicolaas Hofmeyr's drove from Springs in the east to Krugersdorp in the west, interviewing people who live and work along the route.
Houston (C.) AN UNQUIET PLACE,
261pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
A woman working in a small-town bookshop in the Eastern Free State finds a journal written by a girl in a concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War and tries to find out what happened to her.

Claire Houston was awarded the 2017 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Award for her children's book "The Magic Bat". "An Unqiuet Place" is her first novel. She lives in KwaZulu-Natal.
Kavanagh (R.) SELECTED PLAYS, volume two, the political theatre of Zambuko/ Izibuko
286pp., illus., paperback, Harare, 2017. R210
Includes the plays "Katshaa! The Sound of the AK", "Samora Continua", "Mandela, the spirit of no surrender", "Simuka Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Arise" and "Chris Hani, revolutionary fighter", created and performed in the 1980s and 1990s by the Zimbabwean theatre group Zambuko/ Izibuko.

South African author and academic Robert Kavanagh has lived in Zimbabwe since 1984. His previous publications include "Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa", "Making People's Theatre" and "Zimbabwe, challenging the stereotypes".
Lategan (H.) OPSTOKERS, FOPDOSSERS EN TWEEGATJAKKALSE, stories oor woorde, mense en aanhou beweeg en geraas maak
195pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A collection of newspaper articles from Herman Lategan's column, "Woorde wat Wip", published bi-weekly in Rapport.

Writer and journalist Herman Lategan lives in Cape Town. He is the author of the collection of articles and columns "Binnekring van Spookasenms".
Latilla (M.) JOHANNESBURG, then and now
158pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2018. R350
In this illustrated history of Johannesburg archival photographs dating from the 1880s to the 1940s are contrasted with modern images of the same locations, accompanied by brief commentaries.
Magona (S.) BEAUTY'S GIFT, includes the essay, "Why I wrote 'Beauty's Gift'"
216 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, 2008 (2018). R180
A revised edition of the novel about how four women decide to take charge of their lives after a close friend dies of AIDS.

"'Beauty's Gift' offers a space for identification and understanding for women which is an enormous gift in itself. It is a difficult book to read, because it reveals truths about our society and the people closest to us which are hard to accept.But exposing and confronting them is the first step to a better future for all." Karna Szczurek in "Itch, the creative journal"

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and a novel, "Mother to Mother".
Morake (T.) AND THEN MAMA SAID..., words that set my life alight
162pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A memoir by South African stand-up comedian, television host and actor Tumi Morake, in which she writes about her relationship with her mother, the race row at Jacaranda FM, body-shaming and South Africa's entertainment industry.
Ngwena (C.) WHAT IS AFRICANNESS?, contesting nativism in race, culture and sexualities
305pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R360
"Charles Ngwena's timely and original book is a wonderful read, rich in theory and insight, and an essential companion for those interested in exploring the 'multiplicity of histories, cultures and subjectivities' that constitute the diversity of "Africaness' and African identities." Professor Cathi Albertyn, School of Law, Wits University

"This is a masterpiece! Not only does the author capture the discourses and debates on 'Africaness', he aptly examines them before offering his views on 'decentring the race of Africaness' with the important recognition of 'Africa as land of diverse identifications'." Professor Serge Djoyou Kamga, Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute, UNISA-

Charles Ngwena is Professor of Law at the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
Odendaal (P.) ASOF GEEN BERGE OOIT HIER GEWOON HET NIE,
112pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R200
"Meer as net 'n sterk debut - dis 'n onomstootlike bewys dat Afrikaans nog relevant en lewenskragtig is." Loftus Marais, author of “Staan in die Algemeen Nader Aan Vensters”.

Pieter Odendaal is a poet, translator, editor and executive director of InZync Poetry, a non-governmental organization committed to the expansion of multilingual and multi-genre poetry platforms in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Together with Adrian van Wyk, he has organized the InZync Poetry Sessions, a monthly poetry night in the heart of Kayamandi, as well as the weekly INKredibles poetry workshops for emerging poets in and around Stellenbosch.
Oosthuizen (J.) DIE OPKOMS EN ONDERGANG VAN DIE NG KERK,
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
Freelance journalist Jean Oosthuizen critically examines the history of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, from the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck to the present.

Jean Oosthuizen was news editor for the Dutch Reformed Church's newspaper "Kerkbode" for 10 years and currently presents the radio programme "Uit 'n Ander Hoek".
Pienaar (V.) TOO MANY TSUNAMIS, a tale of love, light, and incidental humour
252pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R240
A novel about a man who wants to write. He also wants to kill himself and begins composing a suicide note that keeps getting longer.

Journalist and writer Vincent Pienaar is the author of "Jimmy's Place: a man's pub is his castle", "Jo'burg, die blues en 'n swart Ford Thunderbird" and "Kringfruit". He lives in Johannesburg.
Rattray (D.) & Greaves (A.) GUIDEBOOK TO THE ANGLO-ZULU BATTLEFIELDS,
214 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Barnsley, (2003) 2018. R355
A reprint of South African historian David Rattray's authoritative and well-illustrated guidebook to the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

David Rattray's lecture tours to the Anglo-Zulu War battlefields were well-known in both South Africa and England. David Rattray was murdered on his farm in KwaZulu-Natal in 2007. Fugitives Drift Lodge, which he established with his wife, remains the preferred destination for visitors to the battlefields.
Stamatélos (P.) AANKOMS EN VERTREK, 'n roman
221pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230
An Afrikaans novel about a woman who returns from London to investigate her parents' tragic deaths.

Pat Stamatélos' other novels include "Kroes", "Pastoor" and "My Groot Vet Griekse Egskeiding".
Symons (S.) LANDSCAPES OF LIGHT AND LOSS,
73pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
"The poems in this collection bear witness with the crisp attention of a Robert Capa photograph. These ecosysystems, each with their own by-laws...hold togehter with a curious, nearly impossible balance in his new book." David Keplinger, author of "Another City"

Stephen Symons is also the author of the poetry collection "Questions for the Sea", which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He is currently completing a PhD in Historical Studies at the University of Pretoria.
van Zyl (P.) GERT & JOEY, nuwe lig op 'n raaisel van dertig jaar
195pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Paedophile Gert van Rooyen and his female accomplice, Joey Haarhoff, are believed to have abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered at least six young girls between 1988 and 1989. In 1990, when faced with arrest after the escape of their latest kidnap victim, Van Rooyen killed Haarhoff before committing suicide. The bodies of their supposed victims have never been found.

Journalist Pieter van Zyl was a Vodacom Journalist of the Year as well as Journalist of the Year at Media24. He has also won the Citadel Words on Money Journalist prize.
Walter (B.) & Williams (L.) eds. TWO-WAY STREET, poems by the Helenvale poets, Charmilla Bosman, Anastacia Williams, Dennis Fillis, Patrick Palmer, Shenesia Booysten, Margaret Armoed, Leonie Williams, Nathersia Fillis, Olwethu Mxoli
66pp., paperback, Port Elizabeth, 2018. R160
The Helenvale Poets were established in 2011 as a Bay Creative Writing Development Project facilitated by the Southern African Development, Research and Training Institute (SADRAT) and funded by the National Arts Council. The Helenvale New Generation Poets collective was established in 2015. Helenvale is a township situated north of Port Elizabeth. It was established at the end of the 1950´s as an apartheid era Group Area for people classified Coloured.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
Walter (B.), Williams (L.) & Mxoli (O.) eds GROWING WITH TEARS AND DREAMS, poems by the Helenvale New Generation Poets, Rahneisha Jackson, Caslynn Rudolph, Lee-Ann Fluks, Darielle Rhodes, Latifah Hoffman, Nathersia Fillis, Patronella Basson, Carlo Layton Van Rooyen, Alethea Rhodes, Shenesia Booysen, Anastacia Williams, Cher-Leigh Rhodes and Charmilla Bosman, with Bazireé Fillis, Moneep Johnson, Monacia Barends and Monique Olifant
113pp., paperback, Port Elizabeth, 2018. R160
The Helenvale Poets were established in 2011 as a Bay Creative Writing Development Project facilitated by the Southern African Development, Research and Training Institute (SADRAT) and funded by the National Arts Council. The Helenvale New Generation Poets collective was established in 2015. "Growing with Tears and Dreams" is a companion volume to "Two-Way Street, poems by the Helenvale Poets" (2018) The poets range in age from 9 to 17 years. Helenvale is a township situated north of Port Elizabeth (PE). It was established at the end of the 1950´s as an apartheid era Group Area for people classified Coloured.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
Winkler (M.) THEO & FLORA,
287pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
A man suffering from writer's block finds a box of love letters written between 1940 and 1944 and is inspired to start working on a new novel.

Mark Winkler is the author of the novels "An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything)" and "The Softest Place You Know". He lives in Cape Town.

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