New Arrivals 21st to 27th of November 2018

512pp., paperback, Third Edition, Johannesburg, (1981) 2018. R225
This edition updates the 2002 edition of "A Century of South African Poetry". Includes a new introduction and a new section, "Onward 2000-", a selection of 78 poems by 41 poets who have produced work over the past 15 years.

Michael Chapman is affiliated to the Durban University of Technology and is Emeritus Professor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. His publications include "South African Literatures", "Art Talk, Politics Talk" and "Green in Black-and-White: conversations with Douglas Livingstone".
Choudry (A.) & Vally (S.) eds. HISTORY'S SCHOOLS, past struggles and present realities
260pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R325
First published in the UK in 2018 as "Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements, history's schools".

"...forthrightly explores how various social movements around the world can serve as pedagogical and curricular models for understanding contemporary and future social justice struggles and initiatives. The essays in the volume move far beyond conceptual and theoretical assessments and explicate how oral history, archival history, and 'hidden histories' might be consulted to bring about social change. This book is destined to become a classic in the study of education and social movements." Professor Derrick Alridge, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

"In this world dominated by market capitalism, developing a people's history is vitally important to clarify the lessons and preserve the heritage for today's and future generations of struggles for freedom, from Palestine to South Africa. This important book foregrounds accounts by and about those who actually participated in fighting for freedom, invaluable primary sources, acute critical insights, and urges us to reflect and draw on the enduring legacies of radical ideas and action which in the passing of time should not be lost." Ronnie Kasrils, former member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC and the Central Committee of the SACP and former Minister for Intelligence Services

Contributions include:
"Learning from Alexander Defence Committee Archives" by Archie Dick
"Anti-apartheid People's Histories and Post-apartheid Nationalist Biographies" by David Johnson
"Learning in Struggle: an activist's view of the transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa" by Trevor Ngwane
"Remixing Past and Present Struggles: cultural activism in the Western Cape, South Africa" by Emile YX? Jansen and Paul Hendricks.

Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Canada. He is also Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg.
Salim Vally is Professor at the Faculty of Education and Director of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg, and Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University.
Dangarembga (T.) THIS MOURNABLE BODY, a novel
272pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R240
First published in USA in 2018.

Tsitsi Dangarembga examines how the hope and potential of a young girl and a fledgling nation can over time become a bitter struggle for survival. The novel concludes the trilogy that began with "Nervous Conditions" and continued in "The Book of Not".

"A haunting evocation of the nature of small defeats. Only a writer steeped in Zimbabwean life - with her unflinching gaze on the individual, and with a social vision that brooks no sentimentality - could have given us the fraught heroine of this starkly written novel. Tsitsi Dangerembga proves yet again that hers is a maverick voice." A. Igoni Barrett, author of "Blackass" and "Love is Power, or Something Like That"

" Tsitsi Dangarembga's work, begun thirty years ago with her masterpiece, 'Nervous Conditions', reaches a provocative and brilliant new height with this extraordinary novel. 'This Mournable Body' demands answers from all who have suffered and survived the violence of the twenty-first century only to find history and injustice, cruelty and rebellion, woven into their souls. If all the doors are barred, can we still find our way free?" Madeleine Thien, author of "Do Not Say We Have Nothing"

“[A] masterpiece. . . . Dangarembga writes with intimacy and compassion; there’s a sharp poetic crack to the work that keeps the story from muddying in melancholy, as it might in the hands of a less cinematic writer.” The New York Times Book Review

Tsitsi Dangarembga is the author of two previous novels, "The Book of Not" and "Nervous Conditions", winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. She is also a filmmaker, playwright and the director of the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa Trust. She lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Dousemetzis (H.) with Loughran (G.) THE MAN WHO KILLED APARTHEID, the life of Dimitri Tsafendas
483pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R290
Dimitri Tsafendas assassinated Verwoerd on 6 September 1966. He was found unfit to stand trial on the grounds that he suffered from schizophrenia, declared a State President's patient and detained, first in prison and then in a mental institution, until his death in 1999. Although the Court found he had no political motive for killing Verwoerd, Dousemetzis demonstrates that Tsafendas was a communist, the son of an anarchist and committed to an independent Mozambique, the country of his birth.

"This research confirms that there was a cover-up. It shows convincingly that Tsafendas was a political revolutionary, whose assassination of Dr Verwoerd was motivated by a hatred of Dr Verwoerd and all he stood for. He was not an insane killer but a political assassin determined to rid South Africa of the architect of apartheid." John Dugard, Professor of Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Harris Dousemetzis is a tutor at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK.
136pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R175
A collection of "Madam & Eve" comic strips published in various South African newspapers in 2018.
Glenn (I.) THE FIRST SAFARI, searching for François Levaillant
230pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Ian Glenn writes about his many years of research into the life and times of French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector and ornithologist François Levaillant (1753-1824).

Ian Glenn has edited and co-translated an English translation of Levaillant's "Travels into the Interior of Africa" for the Van Riebeeck Society and co-authored the Brenthurst Press edition of "François Levaillant and the Birds of Africa". He is Emeritus Professor of Media Studies at UCT and a research associate at the University of the Free State.
Harber (A.) ed. SOUTHERN AFRICAN MUCKRAKING, 300 years of investigative journalism that has shaped the region
372pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Introduction by Professor Anton Harber.

A collection of 47 case studies of investigative journalism in southern Africa from 1706 to the present, previously published in various newspapers and magazines. Case studies include:
"A Convert Encounters a King", article by Magema Magwaza Fuze, introduced by Hlonipha Mokoena
"The Heroic Struggles of Black Women", article by Jameson Coka, introduced by Robert Edgar
"Ruth First: the obligation to dissent, writings by Ruth First, introduced by Catherine Higgs
"The truth About President Jacob Zuma Laid Bare", article by Mandy Roussow, introduced by Nic Dawes
"#GuptaLeaks: 'We have a game changer'", articles by amaBhungane, introduced by Anton Harber
Henkeman (S.) ed. DISRUPTING DENIAL, analysing narratives of invisible/visible violence & trauma
288pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R335
Foreword by N. Chabani Manganyi.

A collection of short life histories by over 40 South Africans who have experienced trauma and violence.

"In this book we tell our stories to contribute to truth-telling from the standpoint of descendants of colonised, oppressed and enslaved people. Breaking silence is an act of self-determination. In the process, we seek to heal ourselves and to contribute in small measure to personal and structural healing in society...The goal of this book is to disrupt denial in the course of introducing a testable mind map to raise awareness and consciousness about what oppressed people already 'know' to be true." from the author's introduction

"This collection is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the contemporary decolonial moment in South Africa. It is also the book that many of us, as descendants of enslaved and oppressed peoples, have been waiting for. It offers a rich, compelling collection of narratives and analyses of violence, from the structural and symbolic to the material and physical. This highly original work that engages with the fields of trauma, narrative, memory and violence is what decolonial work looks like in practice." Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier, Deputy Dean, Humanities, UCT

Dr Sarah Henkeman is an independent conflict and social justice researcher and practitioner.
Ives (S.) STEEPED IN HERITAGE, the racial politics of South African Rooibos tea
255pp., illus., map, paperback, Durham, 2017. R495
"'Steeped in Heritage' is a vivid and insightful account of the complex politics that link people to places via the intermediary of the botanical world (in this case, a scrubbly little 'red bush'). By taking rooibos tea as a window onto our times, it provides an original and enormously illuminating perspective on race and racialization, cultural identity and indigeneity, the globalization of niche commodity markets, and much more. A remarkable book." James Ferguson, author of "Give A Man a Fish: reflections on the new politics of distribution"

"This beautifully written ethnography is a major contribution to the literature on commodities. 'Steeped in Heritage' brilliantly brings together the political ecology of a commodity with an astute analysis of the intersection of land-based politics and questions about race, labor, and spatial and economic belonging." Paige West, author of "From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: the social world of coffee from Papua New Guinea"

Sarah Ives is a lecturer and postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Standford University.
Kurgan (T.) EVERYONE IS PRESENT, essays of photography, memory and family
277pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2018. R460
In this collection of essays that are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis Terry Kurgan presents a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of WWII as "a repository of multiple histories — public, private, domestic, familial and generational" and goes on to explore how photographs work: "what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain". from the inside front cover

"Kurgan has achieved something rare in this book: a truly dynamic fusion of text and image. She brings a deep knowledge of craft to everyday images, whether she’s teasing fugitive meanings from a creased pre-war snapshot or taking the pulse of an apparently impersonal digital image. The result is both a moving family memoir and an illuminating reflection on photography and memory." Ivan Vladislavić, author of "Portrait with Key" and "Double Negative"

"On the basis of a detailed war-time diary and a collection of family photos left by her grandfather, Terry Kurgan builds a gripping family memoir/detective story that takes us from Poland through Romania, Turkey and India to South Africa. Balancing her account of this global Jewish refugee journey with illuminating microscopic readings of seemingly ordinary images, Kurgan invites us into the intimacies of family in conditions of extremity, even as she zooms out again to explore the revelatory power and the frustrating limits of photographs in our search for the textures of past lives." Marianne Hirsch, author of "The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture after the Holocaust"

Artist and writer Terry Kurgan has won the FNB Vita Art Prize and the inaugural Mbokoda Photography Award. Her previous books are "Johannesburg Circa Now" (co-edited with Jo Rachtliffe) and "Hotel Yeoville". She lives in Johannesburg.
Mandela (Z.), Mandela (Z.) & Mandela (Z.) text & Qualls (S.) illus. GRANDAD MANDELA,
38pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Minneapolis, 2018. R170
A book for young children. Zazi and Ziwelene Mandela ask their grandmother, Zindzi Mandela, 15 questions about their grandfather's life.

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu in a South African edition

Zindzi is the daughter and Zazi (aged 8 years) and Ziwelene (aged 6 years) are the great-grandchildren of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Zindzi currently serves as South African ambassador to Denmark.
Sean Qualls is a children's book illustrator who lives in Brooklyn.
Matsha (R.) REAL AND IMAGINED LEADERS, censorship, publishing and reading under apartheid
230pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R325
Examines the period in South African literary history marked by apartheid censorship, the banning of intellectual and creative voices and the reading cultures, practices and alternative literary spaces that developed.

"Rachel Matteau Matsha has produced a marvellous study of how real and resourceful readers undermined the apartheid censorship apparatus. South African literary history can no longer overlook the alternative literary circuit during apartheid when ordinary readers accessed, copied, loaned, marketed and distributed books." Archie Dick, Professor of Information Science, University of Pretoria, and author of "The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures"

"This book makes a significant contribution to an established body of work that proposes a return to a (reimagined) South African archive in order to retrieve a range of literary and cultural histories that have been lost to the historical record. It does this not only by documenting a hidden history of marginalised readers, inventive reading practices and cultures of engaged reading but also, in an innovative move, by shedding light on the ways in which readers, reading and 'literature' itself were envisaged and imagined in the censorship apparatus." Corinne Sandwith, Associate Professor of English, University of Pretoria, and author of "World of Letters: reading communities and cultural debates in early apartheid South Africa"

Rachel Matteau Matsha is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media, Language and Communication, Durban University of Technology.
Msimang (S.) ed. THE RESURRECTION OF WINNIE MANDELA, a biography of survival
173pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R150
Writer and public commentator Sisonke Msimang's examination of the controversial life and career of Winnie Mandela, who died in April 2018.

"I will not pretend otherwise. I am interested in redeeming Ma Winnie. Like academic Shireen Hassim, who has done seminal work, I am intrigued by 'how Winnie Madikizela-Mandela accounted for her actions in her own words and on her own terms'...I am also interested in redeeming Ma Winnie because she appeared to feel no remorse, even as others were profoundly disappointed in her conduct...Still, from an ethical perspective, it is difficult to redeem Winnie Mandela without without falling into the trap of erasing the pain of those who fell foul of her. It is even harder to do so while honouring the memories of those who were of the Mandela United Football Club..." from the author's introduction

Sisonke Msimang divides her time between South Africa and Perth, Australia, where she is head of oral storytelling at the Centre for Stories. Msimang is the author of "Always Another Country", shortlisted for the 2018 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Silbert (P.) et al PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION, university-school-community
254pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R350
Contributions include:
"Activating Partnerships: The Schools Improvement Initiative at the University of Cape Town" by Patti Silbert, Jonathan Clark and Ferial Parker
"Reimagining Interdisciplinary Collaboration Through a University-School Partnership" by Patti Silbert and Roshan Galvaan
"Setting the Scene: schooling in Khayelitsha" by Jonathan Clark
"Partnerships in Action: establishing a model of collaboration support for student and mentor teachers through a university-school partnership" by Patti Silbert and Clare Verbeek
"Enlarged Thinking and Asymmetrical Reciprocity in an Ethics of Engagement: a reflection on university-school partnerships" by Pam Christie.

Patti Silbert is Project Manager of the Schools Improvement Initiative at the University of Cape Town.
Roshan Galvaan is Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Cape Town.
Jonathan Clark is Director of the Schools Development Unit and Schools Improvement Initiative in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town.
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 REDEMPTION SONG, and other stories
255pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2018. R195
First published in Europe and Australasia in 2018.

A collection of the stories shortlisted for the 2018 Caine Prize. The 2018 prize was won by Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika for her short story entitled “Fanta Blackcurrant”.

Also includes stories by 12 other authors written at the Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop held in Rwanda.
Zapiro LET THE SUNSHINE IN, cartoons from Daily Maverick and Sunday Times
152pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R175
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

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