New Arrivals 21st to 27th of March 2019

150pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R260
Explores how Nigerians construct identities through their use of language by examining novels by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta and Liwhu Betiang.

Romanus Aboh is a senior lecturer in language and literature at the University of Uyo, Nigeria.
Andindilile (M.) THE ANGLOPHONE LITERARY-LINGUISTIC CONTINUUM, English and indigenous languages in African literary discourse
152pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R260
"The work is a worthwhile contribution to the debate on what constitutes anglophone African literature, and whether African literature in English could be considered truly African as part of an 'anglophone literary-linguistic continuum'. The concept of such a continuum, based on Bickerton's thesis on the Creole continuum, is interesting and developed persuasively. The author convincingly shows how the four authors chosen for analysis provide diverse perspectives for viewing the continuum of anglophone African writing with peculiar characteristics and divergences imposed by the local context and its influence on the English language." Dr Leonie Viljoen, Department of English Studies, University of South Africa

Examines selected novels by Chinua Achebe of Nigeria, James Ngugi of Kenya, Nadine Gordimer of South Africa and Nuruddin Farah of Somalia.

Michael Andindilile is a senior lecturer in the Department of Literature at the University of Dar es Salaam and Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Arowosegbe (J.) CLAUDE E. AKE, the making of an organic intellectual
210pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R260
Examines the works of Nigerian political scientist Claude E. Ake (1939- 1996).

Jeremiah Arowosewgbe is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Bruinders (S.) PARADING RESPECTABILITY, the cultural and moral aesthetics of the Christmas Bands Movement in the Western Cape, South Africa
205pp., illus., map, paperback, Grahamstown, 2017. R260
Sylvia Bruinders draws on her own background as well as her experience of being a band member to present a social history of the Western Cape Coloured communities' centuries-old practice of ushering in Christmas through music.

"This book will fill a gap in existing scholarship. It has relevance to the humanities in Africa in general in its attention to the impact of colonialism and the attendant marginalization of this population group to the point that this tradition emerged as a vehicle to establish a semblance of 'respectability' in reactions to a negative stereotype." Diane Thram, International Library of African Music, Rhodes University

Sylvia Bruinders is a senior lecturer and Head of Ethnomusicology and African Music at the University of Cape Town. A former Fulbright scholar, her dissertation on the Christmas Bands Movement in the Western Cape received the Nicholas Temperley Award for Excellence in a Dissertation in Musicology at the University of Urbana-Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Laher (S.) et al (eds.) TRANSFORMING RESEARCH METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, case studies from South Africa
442pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R550
A collection of essays that demonstrate the innovative ways in which social science researchers in the global South, and particularly South Africa, utilise research methods in order to respond to contexts characterised by diversity, racial and political tensions, socioeconomic disparities and gender inequalities.

" innovative, fascinating and unique book...The editors should be commended for their conceptualisation in bringing together this diversity of views; the contributors have written excellent, state-of-the-art chapters. It is a fine book and I highly recommend it." Desmond Painter, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University

"...important and interesting research that contains a broad range of chapters on qualitative and quantitative research designs in the global South - an excellent resource for researchers." Mary van der Riet, Psychology, School of Applied Human Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Sumaya Laher is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Angelo Fynn is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and a researcher in student success at UNISA.
Sherianne Kramer is a social science research fellow at the University of Amsterdam.
227pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R260
Bernard Matolino challenges the assumptions built into consensus as a social and political theory and proposes a mode of democracy that he feels would represent a better chance for Africa to fully democratise.

Bernard Matolino is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the author of Personhood in African Philosophy.
Simpson (C.) THE FRONTIER LIGHT HORSE, in the Anglo-Zulu War 1879, an irregular regiment on campaign
307pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, (Cape Town), 2018. R330
The Frontier Light Horse was raised to service during the Ninth Eastern Cape Frontier War of 1877-1878 and came to prominence during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Redvers Henry Buller of the 60th Rifles.

Foreword by Adrian Greaves, Chairman, The Anglo-Zulu War Historical Sciety.


Cameron Simpson is the author of Maygar's Boys and co-author of The Feather Bed Soldiers and A Tight Corner. He lives in Cape Town.
Simpson (C.) & Fahler (M.) A TIGHT CORNER, the battle of Modderfontein - 17 September 1901
235pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R330
A historical account of the clash between Boer General Jan Smuts' Commando and the 17th Lancers at Modderfontien Farm in the Tarkastad District of the Cape Colony.


Cameron Simpson is the author of Maygar's Boys and The Frontier Light Horse in the Anglo-Zulu War 1879, and co-author of The Feather Bed Soldiers. He lives in Cape Town.
Max Fahler is currently studying social sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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