New Arrivals 7th to 13th of February 2018

Barnard (S.) dir. DIE REBELLIE VAN LAFRAS VERWEY,
109 minutes, DVD, , 2017. R350
A feature film about an Afrikaner man who has been a clerk in the civil service for 30 years. Secretly he writes grandiose propaganda speeches, drills imaginary platoons, and composes music. He is also a clandestine parcel courier for a secret organisation he believes is going to lead a revolution.

In Afrikaans with English subtitles.
Domingos (N.) FOOTBALL AND COLONIALISM, body and popular culture in urban Mozambique
325pp., illus., map, paperback, Athens, 2017. R625
"'Football and Colonialism' employs soccer as a prism through which to trace the shifting interactions between Africans and Europeans in Lourenço Marques. As Domingos effortlessly oscillates between colonial policy and indigenous response, he brings the city alive, and at the heart of the book are the African players themselves." Todd Cleveland, author of "Diamonds in the Rough: corporate paternalism and African professionalism on the mines of colonial Angola, 1917-1975"

"Domingos aims to put the bodies of men in Lourenço Marques at the center of a cultural and social history of the colonial city, and manages this with powerful insight and a fair degree of grace. This is a magnificent history." Roger Kittleson, author of "The Country of Football: soccer and the making of modern Brazil"

Nuno Domingos is a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies Food Studies Centre.
Freimond (C.) dir. BEYOND THE RIVER,
107 minutes, DVD, , 2017. R185
A feature film inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, two men from different backgrounds who formed an unlikely partnership and together won gold in the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon. After an early setback they made up 53 places over the three days of the race and came seventh, winning Piers his seventh, and Siseko his first gold medal.
Kapp (T.) LIEWER,
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180
An Afrikaans play about 4 people from different walks of life thrown together by circumstance.

Playwright Tertius Kapp was awarded the Hertzog Prize in 2015 for his plays "Rooiland" and "Oorsee".
Laband (J.) THE BATTLE OF MAJUBA HILL, the Transvaal Campaign, 1880-1881
152pp., illus., maps, paperback, Solihull, 2017. R545
An appraisal of the battle of Majuba (1881), based on British and Boer archival sources, that analyses the contrasting military organisations and cultures on both sides and clarifies how the Boer militia was able to defeat professional British soldiers.

John Laband is Professor Emeritus of History, Wilfid Laurier University, Canada. He was previously Professor of History at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His other books include "Zulu Warriors: the battle for the South African frontier", "The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation" and "The A to Z of the Zulu Wars".
Lock (R.) THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR - ISANDLWANA, the revelation of a disaster
225pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Barnley, 2017. R425
Ron Lock's account of events leading up to the battle of Isandlwana, the battle itself, the intelligence network of the Zulu army, and Lord Chelmsford's attempts to absolve himself of responsibility.

Ron Lock, born and educated in the UK, lives in Port Edwards, KwaZulu-Natal, where he worked as a tour guide to the Anglo-Zulu and Boer War battlefields.
Mersey (D.) A WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE ANGLO-ZULU WAR,
113pp., colour illus., paperback, Barnsley, 2017. R290
Game designer Daniel Mersey gives a wargamer's perspective on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Includes an overview of events and advice on how to recreate them on the gaming table; analysis of the forces involved, army organisation, tactics and equipment; advice on how to choose your rules; historical and generic scenarios.
Olwagen (C.) dir. JOHNNY IS NIE DOOD NIE,
102 minutes, DVD, , 2017. R350
A feature film about a group of friends who gather for a reunion shortly after the suicide of Johannes Kerkorrel, lead singer of the Gereformeerde Blues Band. They remember their days as students in the 1980s, during the Voëlvry Tour.

The film has won seven awards at the 2016 Silwerskermfees, including Best Feature Film.

In Afrikaans with English subtitles.
Oriani-Ambrosini (M.) THE PRINCE AND I, a South African institutional odyssey
383pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, d.w., No Place, 2017. R360
Italian-American constitutional lawyer Mario Oriani-Ambrosini (1960-2014) writes about his 22-year relationship with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. From 1991 until his death, he served as Buthelezi's special advisor and provided Buthelezi with legal, policy and institutional advice in his roles as Minister of Home Affairs, Acting President of South Africa, leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, and traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu monarch and nation.

Published posthumously by the estate of the late Dr Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini.
Sachs (A.) OLIVER TAMBO'S DREAM, four lectures, 2017
141pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R225
The chapters in this book are based on a four-part lecture series delivered by Albie Sachs at four South African universities as part of the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation's centenary celebrations to honour Oliver Tambo's life. Sachs writes about "the years he spent working with Tambo in exile preparing for a new post=apartheid constitutional order in South Africa. He then tackles different aspects of the Constitution and ties them into the burning issues that face the country" from the preface by Linda Vilakazi

Albert "Albie" Louis Sachs (b. 1935) is a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He practiced as an advocate at the Cape Bar, defending people charged under racial statutes and security laws. After being arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over five months, Albie Sachs went into exile in England, and later Mozambique. In 1988, in Maputo, he lost an arm and his sight in one eye when a bomb placed in his car exploded. He returned to South Africa in 1990, served as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the African National Congress, and was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela in 1994. He retired in 2009. In 1991, Sachs won the Alan Paton Award for his book, "Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter". He is also the author of "Justice in South Africa" (1974), "The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs" (1966), "Sexism and the Law" (1979), and "The Free Diary of Albie Sachs" (2004). "The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law" (2009), also won the Alan Paton Award.
Satchwell (K.) & Frater (J.) comps. ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON, personal stories of the Great War
229pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R295
South Africans remember family members who were involved in the First World War of 1914-1918.
van Rensburg (R.) HANS STEEK DIE RUBICON OOR,
228pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R220
"'n Anargis in 'n outehuis. Loslit-humor op sy heel beste - Rudie van Rensburg bewys met hierdie skreeusnaakse roman dat die lewe lekker kan skeefloop vir hulle wat oumensies vlak kyk." Kerneels Breytenbach, author of "Ester" and "7de Laan Kook"

Rudie van Rensburg is also the author of "Kamikaze", "Pirana", "Judaskus", "Slagyster", and "Kopskoot".
van Staden (M.), Woode-Smith (N.) & Haussamer (N.) eds. FALLISM, one year of rational commentary
186pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R185
An edited compilation of articles and essays written by contributors to the Rational Standard since the beginning of #RhodesMustFall movement to the end of 2016.

The Rational Standard is a libertarian commentary website founded in 2016 by Martin van Staden, a law student at the University of Pretoria, Nicolai Haussamer, an actuarial science student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and Nicholas Woode-Smith, also studying at UCT, with majors in philosophy, economic history and politics. Martin van Staden is also the Editor in Chief of BeingLibertarian.com and the Academic Programs Director of Students for Liberty in South Africa. Nicolai Haussamer is also Vice President of African Students for Liberty at UCT.
Wade (S.) EMPIRE AND ESPIONAGE, spies in the Zulu War
183pp., illus., harbback, d.w., Barnsley, 2010. R250
Stephen Wade examines the role played by diplomats and spies in the Anglo-Zulu War, including John Dunn and Sir Theophilus Shepstone.
Wahl (F.) dir. DOC-U-MENTALLY, 6 doctors, 5 cultures, 30 hour call
82 minutes, DVD, , 2017. R390
A documentary that follows five doctors from different backgrounds as they each work a 30-hour work shift at Ngwelezane Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.

The film won the award for Best Cinematography at the 2017 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) and was also voted the Best South African Documentary at the Jozi Film Festival in 2016.

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