New Arrivals 28th to 4th of December 2018

Anderson (P.R.) IN A FREE STATE, a music
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180
"Destined to be a landmark in South African poetry." J.M. Coetzee

P.R. Anderson was born in 1967. He lectures at the University of Cape Town in English Language and Literature and is the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Pringle Award for Poetry and the 2003 Sanlam Literary Award. He the author of "Litany Bird" and "Foundling Island".
Athiros (G.) & (L.) comps. & eds. AROUND THE CAPE IN EIGHTY WAYS,
288pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
80 articles on the history of the Cape Peninsula.

Most of the articles were originally published in Cape Odyssey magazine. New material and pictorials have been added.
Buys (F.) & Hermann (D.) VAT JOU GOED EN BOU!, twintig jaar van Solidariteit
468pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R345
A history of Solidarity, (Solidariteit in Afrikaans), a South African trade union which emerged from the Mine Workers' Union in 2002. It's members are mainly, but not exclusively, white Afrikaners.

Flip Buys is General Secretary and Dirk Hermann is Chief Executive of Solidarity.
Desai (R.) dir. EVERYTHING MUST FALL, the high cost of free education
84 minutes, DVD, , 2018. R130
A documentary on the 2015 #FeesMustFall movement, told by four student leaders at Wits University and the Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib.
Engler (H.) BLACK TWITTER, BLITZ AND A BOERIE AS LONG AS YOUR LEG, and other national treasures
114pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R145
Humorous short essays on life in South Africa.

Hagen Engler, former editor of FHM magazine, is also the author of "Marrying Black Girls for Guys who aren't Black" and "Stuff South African White People Like". He lives in Johannesburg.
314pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., No Place, 2018. R590
Documents the origin and development of towns in what is now known as Mpumalanga province.
Hilton-Barber (D.) HOWARD TIMMINS, and his protégés, Lawrence Green, TV Bulpin, AP Cartwright, and other popular writers of South Africa non-fiction
103pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2018. R275
Foreword by Jeremy Lawrence.

South African publisher David Hilton-Barber discusses the publishing career of Howard Timmins and some of the authors in his 'stable'.
Hodgson (J.) & Edlmann (T.) ZONNEBLOEM COLLEGE, and the genesis of an African intelligentsia, 1857-1933
264pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Recounts the experiences of the sons and daughters of leading African chiefs enrolled at Zonnebloem College by the Anglican Bishop of Cape Town, Robert Grey, who established the college in 1857. Early students included Gonya and Emma Sandile, heir and eldest daughter of the Rharhabe chief Sandile; Nathaniel Umhlala, son of the Ndlambe chief Mhala; and George Tlali, son of the Basotho leader, Moshoeshoe I.

Foreword by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.

"I highly recommend this book, especially at this time when the country is dealing with the matter of how we decolonise the education system." Rev. Canon Dr Vincentia Kgabe, Rector of the College of Transfiguration, Anglican Church of Southern Africa

"Anyone wishing to know how South Africa's intelligentsia emerged must read this well-researched study, which includes fascinating biographies of key nineteenth-century figures and which has many contemporary resonances." Emeritus Professor Chris Saunders, University of Cape Town
Parsons (R.) & Parry (A.) GOOD CAPITALISM, BAD CAPITALISM, the role of business in South Africa
221pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R280
Raymond Parsons, Professor of the North-West University Business School, on the South African economy and the role of business.
Perlman (H.) ed. THE COLOUR OF WINE, tasting change
159pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, DVD, Botha's Hill, 2018. R450
Explores the history of winemaking in South Africa through the personal stories of black South African winemakers, wine merchants, chefs and sommeliers, including Ntsiki Biyela, Dumisani Mathonsi, Unathi Mantshongo and Carmen Stevens. Also includes a short history of wine in South Africa by Michelle Hay; an essay on the future of wine by John Platter and the documentary film, "The Colour of Wine", directed by Akin Omotoso and produced and co-written by Harriet Perlman.
Schutte (G.) ed. HENDRIK SWELLENGREBEL IN AFRIKA/ HENDRIK SWELLENGREBEL IN AFRICA, journalen van drie reizen in 1776-1777/ journals of three journeys in 1776-1777
215pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society Second Series No. 49, Cape Town, 2018. R510
Dutch advocate Hendrik Swellengrebel Jr, the son of a former Cape Governor, visited the Cape's hinterland and the land of the Xhosa in 1776-7, in order to make recommendations on how to develop the economy. The journals of his three journeys and the accompanying aquarelles by his artist, Johannes Schumacher, are presented in the original Dutch and in an English translation.

Gerrit Schutte, former Professor of the History of Dutch Protestantism at the Free University of Amsterdam, is Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of History at the University of South Africa. His publications include "Briefwisseling van Hendrik Swellengrebel Jr. oor Kaapse Sake 1779-1792" and "Henrik Cloete, Groot Constantia en die VOC, 1988-1799".
Semenya (L.) DIJO, my food, my journey
207pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R345
Lesogo Semenya was born and raised in Soweto in 1982. He runs his own culinary business, LesDaChef Culinary Solutions, in Johannesburg. He was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2015.

'Dijo' is the Sesotho word for 'food'.
Shimwell (A.) et al ASIFUNDE ISIZULU,
202pp., 4to., illus., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R265
A guide to the language structure, culture and history of isiZulu. Suitable for new language learners.
Styan (J-B.) STEINHOFF, inside SA's biggest corporate crash
243pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R310
Retailer Steinhoff International Holdings is being investigated by the Hawks after the group submitted a series of allegations against former CEO Markus Jooste. Jooste resigned in December 2017 after the group admitted to accounting irregularities which led to a decline of more than 95 percent in its share price. The group lost more than R100-billion in market capitalisation, qualifying as the biggest corporate failure on the JSE.

Also available in Afrikaans.
van Rensburg (C.) FINDING AFRIKAANS,
164pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R270
A history of Afrikaans by Christo van Rensburg (1938-2018), former Head of the Afrikaans Department at the University of Pretoria.
Whitaker (R.) trans. THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER, a southern African translation
532pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R450
"This is no leaden prose work that removes challenge and ambivalence in the interests of accessibility...the language never becomes bogged down in an attempt to 'elevate' the subject matter or to mimic archaism...It is, quite simply, a good read." Lorna Hardwick, Acta Classica

Richard Whitaker is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Cape Town. He has also translated The Iliad of Homer.
Worrall (D.) THE INDEPENDENT FACTOR, my personal journey through politics and diplomacy
236pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2018. R275
A memoir by politician, academic, businessman, and diplomat Denis Worrall (b. 1935). He represented the National Party (NP) in Parliament, was chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the President's Council and served as Ambassador to Australia (1982-1984) and Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1984-1987). Opposed to the NP's shift from reform to security after 1985 he formed the liberal anti-apartheid Independent Party with Wynand Malan in 1988. He subsequently became one of the three co-leaders of the Democratic Party, and won the Berea constituency for the DP in the 1989 election. Self-published.

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