New Arrivals 7th to 13th of March 2018

Andrews (P.), David (D.) & Masengu (T.) eds. A WARRIOR FOR JUSTICE, essays in honour of Dikgang Moseneke, first published as Acta Juridica 2017
297pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R580
A collection of essays - including papers presented at a symposium held at the University of Cape Town on 7 December 2016 - in honour of former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke upon his retirement from the Bench.

Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron.

Includes contributions by Cathleen Powell, Mtendeweka Mhango and Ntombizazuko Dyani-Mhango, Chuma Himonga, E Tendayi Achiume, and Jaco Barnard-Naudé, and personal reflections from colleagues and friends Kate O'Regan, Albie Sachs and Mohamed Navsa.
Beinart (W.), Delius (P.) & Hay (M.) RIGHTS TO LAND, a guide to tenure upgrading and restitution in South Africa
191pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225
"Rights to Land" seeks to understand the issues around land rights and distribution of land in South Africa. The authors "argue for a move away from communalist and traditionalist policies and for a focus on cementing individual and family land rights." from the back cover

William Beinart retired from the University of Oxford in 2015, where he was Director of the African Studies Centre and a fellow of St Antony’s College. His other books include "The Rise of Conservation in South Africa", "Environment and Empire" (with Lotte Hughes)and "African Local Knowledge and Livestock Health" (with Karen Brown).
Peter Delius retired as Professor and Head of the Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand, in 2016. His other books include "The Land Belongs to Us", "Mpumalanga: an illustrated history" and "Forgotten World: the stone walled settlements of the Mpumalanga escarpment".
Michelle Hay is an independent researcher and honorary fellow at the Centre for African Studies, Edinburgh University.
307pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R385
Originally published in the USA in 2017.

"'Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics' is a marvellous work of political psychology in its own right and addresses the lacunae in many other works in that field - namely, their failure to address colonization, race, and sexuality...The authors bring to the fore Fanon's historical consciousness and also offer a philosophy of history...I cannot imagine teaching a seminar on Fanon without assigning and offering this book" Lewis Gordon, author of "What Fanon Said"

"At last a conspicuous gap in the literature has been addressed, and brilliantly so: Nigel C. Gibson and Roberto Beneduce guide us through Frantz Fanon's explicitly psychiatric work in a way that reorients us to Fanon's own radical history and to our own Fanonian historical moment. A path-breaking contribution to thinking the 'psychic life of power'." Derek Hook, Associate Professor of Psychology, Duquesne University

Nigel Gibson is Associate Professor of Postcolonial Studies at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. HIs other books include "Fanon: the postcolonial imagination" and "Fanonian Practices in South Africa".
Roberto Beneduce is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Turin, Italy.
Kgositsile (K.) HOMESOIL IN MY BLOOD, a trilogy
284pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R220
Keorapetse Kgositsile, also known as "Bra Willie", was South Africa's national poet laureate. He was born in Mahikeng, spent 29 years in exile (1961 to 1990). He died in Johannesburg in 2018.

Foreword by Mandla Langa. Includes a selection of his poetry.
Khadiagala (G.), Mosoetsa (S.), Pillay (D.) & Southall (R.) eds. NEW SOUTH AFRICAN REVIEW 6, the crisis of inequality
300pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R380
The "New South African Review", published annually, examines and analyses a broad spectrum of the issues affecting South Africa.

Contributions include:
"A National Minimum Wage in South Africa: a tool to reduce inequality?" by Jana Mudronova and Gilad Isaacs
"Liberalism and Anti-Liberalism in South Africa? Or, is an egalitarian liberalism possible?" Daryl Glaser
"Equality and Inequality in South Africa: what do we actually want? And how do we get it?" by Roger Southall
"Analysis Must Rise: a political economy of falling fees" by Stephanie Allais
Spatial Defragmentation in Rural South Africa: a prognosis of agrarian reforms" by Samuel Kariuki
"Challenging Environmental Injustice and Inequality in Contemporary South Africa" by Jacklyn Cock.
228pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R395
A guide to places where writers from KwaZulu-Natal lived and worked as well as to locations described in their work.

Niall McNulty is currently the digital publishing manager at Cambridge University Press.
Lindy Stiebel is Professor Emeritus of English Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also the author of "Writing Home: Lewis Nkosi on South African literature"(with Michael Chapman).
300pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R365
A first novel by Leonhard Praeg, Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pretoria.

"'Imitation' is challenging, ambitious and intelligent. It is a fascinating and adventurous parallel to 'Immortality' that is intriguingly and playfully managed: a impressive and carefully considered novel that takes some of Milan Kundera's most enigmatic thoughts and modernises them." Andrew Brown, author of "Coldsleep Lullaby"
Ross (R.) THESE OPPRESSIONS WON'T CEASE, an anthology of the political thought of the Cape Khoesan, 1717-1879
232pp., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
An anthology of 98 texts written by individuals who would later be considered Cape Khoesan, mainly from the Kat River settlement (Winterberg area in Eastern Cape province), in which they articulate their critique of the oppressions of European colonialism. Includes petitions, speeches at meetings, letters to the newspapers, and private correspondence.

"Robert Ross is arguably the pre-eminent historian of South Africa's pre-industrial Cape...this illuminating collection is a highly pioneering study; there is really nothing like it in the field." Bill Nasson, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Stellenbosch

"This is the first book to allow indigenous inhabitants of the Cape to express their own voices … it unearths material little known both to specialists and to the general public. It is thus not a mere ‘collection of documents’ but a powerful statement of the adaptation of indigenous thought and knowledge to colonialism … This book will swiftly become a classic." Nigel Worden, Professor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town

Robert Ross has retired as Professor of African History at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His most recent book is "The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa: the Kat River Settlement, 1829-1856".
Satgar (V.) ed. THE CLIMATE CRISIS, South African and global democratic eco-socialist alternatives
357pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R350
"South Africa's National Development Plan supports resource nationalism, particularly more coal mines. Together with our carbon-intensive economy, addiction to fossil fuels and nuclear energy, South Africa and the world are heading down the wrong path. Our recent drought is a window into the future...This volume should be read by all concerned about a climate-driven world." Mokoma Lekalakala, climate justice activist and director of Earthlife Africa

Contributions include:
"The Employment Crisis: just transition and the universal basic income grant" by Hein Marais
"Challenging the Growth Paradigm: Marx, Buddha and the pursuit of 'Happiness'" by Devan Pillay
"Ubuntu and the Struggle for an African Eco-Socialist Alternative" by Christelle Terreblanche
"The Climate Crisis and a 'Just Transition' in South Africa: an eco-feminist socialist perspective" by Jacklyn Cock
"Capital, Climate and the Politics of Nuclear Procurement" by David Fig
"The Anthropocene and Imperial Ecocide: prospects for just transitions" by Vishwas Satgar.

Vishwas Satgar is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Schimke (K.) NAVIGATE, poems
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R160
Karin Schimke's first book of poetry, "Bare & Breaking", won the 2014 Ingrid Jonker Award. In 2016 she won the South African Literature Prize for translation for "Flame in the Snow - the love letters of André Brink and Ingrid Jonker". She lives in Cape Town and works as a writer, editor, writing teacher and translator.
Thorpe (J.) ed. FEMINISM IS, South Africans speak their truth
318pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R260
A collection of essays by South African feminist writers, including Ferial Haffajee, Gugulethu Mhlungu, Aaisha Dadi Patel, Rebecca Davis, Nomalanga Mkhize, Gabeba Baderoon, Genna Gardini, Pumla Dineo Gqola, and B Camminga.

"Fierce, incisive, compassionate and thoughtful. This is an essential collection of diverse voices." Lauren Beukes, author of "Zoo City", "The Shining Girls" and "Broken Monsters"
Trantraal (N.) WIT ISSIE 'N COLOUR NIE, angedrade stories
157pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220
A collection of short stories by Cape Town writer Nathan Trantraal. His first collection, "Chokers en Survivors" won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He is also the author of the poetry collection, "Alles Het Net Kom Wôd".

"'n Teks wat diep bevredig. Daardie warmte wat jy kry as jy iets regtig good lees, dis waarvan ek praat. Op kolle ook vrek snaaks." Francois Smith, author of "Kamphoer".
van Niekerk (M.) GESANT VAN DIE MISPELS, gedigte by skilderye van Adriaen Coorte ca. 1659-1707
59pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Marlene van Niekerk is also the author of the novels "Triomf" (Noma Prize, M-Net Prize, CNA Prize) and "Agaat" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, M-Net Prize), and the poetry collections "Sprokkelster" (Eugène Marais Prize and the Ingrid Jonker Prize) and "Kaar" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize). The English translation of "Agaat" by Michiel Heyns won the Sunday Times Literary Award. She is currently Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature and creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.
van Niekerk (M.) IN DIE STILLE AGTERKAMER, gedigte by skilderye van Jan Mankes (1899-1920)
63pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250
Marlene van Niekerk is also the author of the novels "Triomf" (Noma Prize, M-Net Prize, CNA Prize) and "Agaat" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize, WA Hofmeyr Prize, M-Net Prize), and the poetry collections "Sprokkelster" (Eugène Marais Prize and the Ingrid Jonker Prize) and "Kaar" (Hertzog Prize, University of Johannesburg Prize). The English translation of "Agaat" by Michiel Heyns won the Sunday Times Literary Award. She is currently Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature and creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.
Wasserman (H.) MEDIA, GEOPOLITICS, AND POWER, a view from the Global South
217pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R295
First published in the USA in 2018.

"Wasserman’s book offers a rich and insightful account of the South African media in the context of shifting centres of global power and knowledge production. While focusing on the South African transition, the book demonstrates the close interrelationship between the local and the global, between the dominance of the advanced democracies of the West and the struggles of the Global South for recognition and influence. By taking the perspective of the Global South, familiar concepts such as citizenship, tabloidization, and mediation are put in a new light, thus enriching our theoretical and empirical understanding of the role of the media in a changing world."Katrin Voltmer, author of "Comparing Political Communication across Time and Space: New Studies in an Emerging Field"

"Wasserman's book would surely be deemed as one of the most powerful articulations from the Global South, urging media professionals and scholars to rethink and recontextualize global journalism in this post-West, post-order, post-truth world." Anbin Shi, Tsinghua University

Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Tabloid Journalism in South Africa: true story!", the editor of "Taking to the Streets: popular media, democracy and development in Africa" and co-editor of "Media Ethics Beyond Borders".
Xulu-Gama (N.) HOSTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA, spaces of perplexity
251pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R365
Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama's study of the transformation of KwaMashu Hostel in Durban from a single-sex men's hostel to family accommodation in community residential units.

"'Hostels in South Africa' is a path-breaking ethnography of hostel life that shows the profound importance of understanding the urban and rural as connected spaces. Bringing the voice of residents to the fore in a place originally built for single men, the author skilfully shows how men and women navigate gender, love, violence, the state and economic insecurity - all the time reworking one of apartheid's most notorious spaces." Mark Hunter, author of "Love in the Time of AIDS" inequality, gender and rights in South Africa"

Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama is a researcher at the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology and a senior lecturer in General Education. She is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently Deputy Chairperson for the South African Sociological Association.

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