New Arrivals 12th to 18th of December 2018

Chigwata (T.) PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM IN ZIMBABWE, an analysis of the law, policy and practice
498pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R800
Explores the nature, evolution and future of Zimbabwe's Constitution of 2013.

Tinashe Calton Chigwata is a senior researcher at the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights at the University of the Western Cape.
Evans (M.) comp. SPEECHES THAT SHAPED SOUTH AFRICA, from Malan to Malema
370pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R280
This collection of historic speeches includes Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock during the Rivonia trial and his inauguration speech; Desmond Tutu's "Rainbow People of God" speech; P.W. Botha's Rubicon speech; F.W. de Klerk's unbanning of the ANC; Albert Luthuli's Nobel Peace prize lecture; Nkosi Johnson's speech at the 13th International AIDS Conference; Steve Biko's "White Racism, Black Consciousness" address; Bram Fischer's "What I did was right" statement from the dock; Ahmed Kathrada's speech at Nelson Mandela's funeral service; Thabo Mbeki's "I am an African" speech and Mmusi Maimane's "Broken Man" speech. Includes commentary.

Martha Evans is a lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of "Broadcasting the End of Apartheid: television and the birth of a new South Africa".
Flanagan (G.) THE FRENCH PRINCE, from tragedy to transformation
131pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritburg, 2017. R205
The French Prince Imperial, Louis Napoléon (1856-1879), only child of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie, chose to serve with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He was killed in a skirmish with Zulu forces in 1879. Glenn Flanagan has helped build schools and a library for the community who live near the monument built to commemorate Napoléon's death.

Glenn Flanagan has been awarded the "L'Order de la Légion d'honneur" for her Masters research on the French presence in KwaZulu-Natal.
Jack (M.) TO THE FAIREST CAPE, European encounters in the Cape of Good Hope
231pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Lewisburg, 2019. R500
Malcolm Jack focuses especially on the encounters that European visitors had with the Khoisan peoples - from Batolomew Dias' rounding of the Cape in 1488 to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1833.

"Anyone interested in travellers' accounts will want to read Malcolm Jack's lively and well-researched discussion of how visitors, from the Portuguese in the late fifteenth century to Lady Hershel in the 1830s, viewed the Cape and its people. Along with the sometimes colourful accounts the travellers gave of what they saw as the exotic landscape, fauna and flora of the Cape, Malcolm Jack focuses on their perceptions of the indigenous Khoisan, perceptions that helped shape the way the early colonial society developed." Chris Saunders, Professor of History Emeritus, University of Cape Town.
Mavimbela (V.) TIME IS NOT THE MEASURE, a memoir
426pp., colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), (2018). R325
Autobiography by Vusi Mavimbela, former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency under Thabo Mbeki, and former Director General in the Presidency under Jacob Zuma. He is currently South Africa's ambassador to Zimbabwe.

"..this is the most freely written and undiplomatic memoir of a former Umkhonto we Sizwe combatant (and later super spy) that I have read....This book was completed shortly before the great changes in national leadership took place in December 2017. It took courage to write it then. It says something for the author that not a line needs to be altered now. If it has one overarching motif, it is that long service in the struggle in itself carries no entitlement to either power, riches or fame. As the book's title signals, this is a book about time. And it's about time that this book appears." Albie Sachs, former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Nyamutswa (C.) GREAT ZIMBABWE, who built it and why?
270pp., illus., maps, paperback, Harare, 2017. R440
Cosmas Nyamutswa presents his controversial interpretation of the origins of Great Zimbabwe.

Cosmas Nyamutswa is Managing Director of an aviation services company that specialises in training pilots in Zimbabwe.
193pp., paperback, Oxford, 2017. R315
A novel about a South African man, now in his sixites and living abroad, who goes home to confront the consequences of an seminal boyhood moment.

"Tony Peake's compelling and haunting new novel makes the political personal...It is elegiac in its depiction of things half-understood, telling in its detail, and a gracefully achieved work of art made more powerful by its quiet anger and understatement." Shena Mackay, author of "Heligoland"

"This beautiful, moving novel is vast in how much it recounts and how deeply it makes us feel." Edmund White, author of "A Boy's Own Story"

Tony Peake was born in South Africa and has lived most of his life in the UK. He is the author of the novels "A Summer's Tide" and "Son to the Father", and a biography of Derek Jarman.
Phillips (H.) comp. & ed. IN A TIME OF PLAGUE, memories of the 'Spanish' flu epidemic of 1918 in South Africa
193pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Van Riebeeck Society, Second Series no. 50, Cape Town, 2018. R510
Howard Phillips' account of the worst epidemic ever to hit South Africa, told through the memories of 127 survivors, recorded on tape and in letters in the 1970s.

Howard Phillips is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Cape Town. His books include ""'Black October': the impact of the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 on South Africa" , "The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19" and "Plague, Pox and Pandemics: a pocket history of epidemics in South Africa".

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