New Arrivals 28th to 3rd of April 2019

Dold (T.) & Kelly (J.) comps. & eds. BUSHMEN, BOTANY AND BAKING BREAD, Mary Pocock's record of a journey with Dorothea Bleek across Angola in 1925
358pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R315
For six months botanist Mary Agard Pocock travelled with ethnologist Dorothea Bleek as her aide-de-camp. The purpose of the trip was to collect information on the remaining Bushmen of the region. Pocock also studied the flora of the region and collected almost 1000 plant specimens. Her record of the journey is illustrated with her photographs, sketches and paintings of the people and plants of southern Angola.
Grogan (T.) FORGOTTEN JOHANNESBURG, a pictorial history, 1886-1950
184pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
A collection of photographs that cover the first 60 years of Johannesburg's history.

Tony Grogan is the author of Forgotten Cape Town, a visual history, 1850-1950.
Habib (A.) REBELS AND RAGE, reflecting on #FeesMustFall
238pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Adam Habib, Professor of Political Geography and Vice-Chancellor of Wits University, reflects on the recent student protests on South African university campuses, focusing especially on his experience at Wits where he was intimately involved in negotiations with the students. He critically examines the student movement and individual student leaders, records university management and government responses to the events, and re-imagines the future of South African higher education.

"Tacking between personal narratives, political critique and [ethnographic] field notes, this memoir of the intellect and the soul is written with an infectious energy." Achille Mbembe, author of Critique of Black Reason
Joubert (M.) GRONDWATER,
105pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R160
Marlise Joubert's first poetry collection, Boot in die Woestyn, was published in 1971. Grondwater is her ninth volume of poetry. She has also published three novels and compiled the anthology, In a Burning Sea, contemporary Afrikaans poetry in translation. She lives in Stellenbosch and is the webmaster of Versindaba.co.za.
La Vita (M.) BOODSKAPPER VAN DIE GODE,
253pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R275
A selection of journalist Murray La Vita's columns and essays in which he reflects on his childhood and youth, shares experiences from his travels to New York, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, and more.

“Niemand kan soos Murray la Vita met feitlik geen besonderhede subtiliteite aandui nie (ek dink hy is ’n stilistiese sjamaan en ons behoort almal by hom te leer)....Met sintuiglike taal en 'n lieflik hoflike toon word onvergeetlike taferele heskep..." Antjie Krog, author of Country of My Skull and 'n Ander Tongval

Journalist Murray La Vita writes for Netwerk24 and Die Burger.
Maponya (M.) DA'S KAK IN DIE LAND, truth be told
154pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg & Harare, 2018. R210
A second collection of poems by playwright, performance poet and cultural activist Maishe Maponya, winner of the 1985 Standard Bank Young Artist Award. He is the author of This Land is my Witness: poems on the state of the nation.
Miller (R.) WOMANDLA!, women power!
432pp., illus., paperback, Bamenda, 2018. R275
A history of the Mosaic, Training, Service and Healing Centre, founded in Cape Town in 1993 by social worker Rolene Miller to support and empower abused women. Mosaic trains community workers and court support workers in poor communities.

Foreword by Sheryl Ozinsky.
Ololajulo (B.) UNSHARED IDENTITY, posthumous paternity in a contemporary Yoruba community
115pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018. R140
Babajide Ololajulo focuses on the practice of posthumous paternity in Hupeju-Ekiti, a Yoruba-speaking community founded from two Nigerian communities, Iseta and Egosi, as a way of reflecting on "the authenticities of African cultural traditions and the simultaneous erosion of endogenous values." from the back cover

"The overall merit of the study is in the rich empirical content on contemporary practices of posthumous paternity and lived experiences of and challenges confronting the resultant offspring among the Yoruba caught betwixt and between the attractions of neoliberal notions of individual autonomy on the one hand and resilient collectivism on the other." Professor Francis B Nyamnjoh, Department of Anthropology, University of Cape Town

Babajide Ololajulo is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Tavengerwei (R.) HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING,
242pp., paperback, London, 2018. R155
A novel set in Zimbabwe about a teenage girl grieving her father's death who befriends a girl ill with cancer.

Rutendo Nomsa Tavengerwei grew up in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to study law. She recently completed a Masters degree at the World Trade Institute and works in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the author of The Colours That Blind (2019).

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