New Arrivals 18th to 24th of April 2019

Bailey (S.) WHATEVER, a 21st-century memoir
219pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
A memoir by Saskia Bailey, born in 1998 in Cape Town to two artist parents. The granddaughter of DRUM founder Jim Bailey, the guests who passed through her childhood home included Hugh Masekela, David Bowie and Brian Eno. She is currently an English major at the University of Cape Town.
Buthelezi (M.), Skosana (D.) & Vale (B.) eds. TRADITIONAL LEADERS IN A DEMOCRACY, resources, respect and resistance
380pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
A collection of essays that explore how chieftancy is practised, experienced and contested in contemporary South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Collisions, Collusions and Coalescences: new takes on traditional leadership in democratic South Africa - an introduction" by Mbongiseni Buthelezi and Beth Vale
"Mistaking Form for Substance: reflections on the key dynamics of pre-colonial politics and their implications for the role of chiefs in contemporary South Africa" by Peter Delius
"Traditional Leadership and the African National Congress in South Africa: reflections on a symbiotic relationship" by Dineo Skosana
"In Defence of Traditional Leadership" by Nkosi Holomisa (Ah! Dilizintaba).
Christodoulou (S.) with Clark (G.) & Isaacson (D.) THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STANLEY CHRISTODOULOU, the remarkable story of world boxing's championship referee and judge
305pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
South African international boxing judge and referee Stanley Christodoulou was born in 1946 in Johannesburg. He began his boxing career in 1963, refereed his first world title bout in 1973. He was the first man to referee world title fights in all 17 weight categories, and the third to oversee 100 world title bouts. In 1980 he was named the WBA's Referee of the Year and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in New York in 2004.
Collyer (F.), Connell (R.), Maia (J.) & Morrell (R.) KNOWLEDGE AND GLOBAL POWER, making new sciences in the South
217pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in Australia.

"Knowledge and Global Power is a ground-breaking international study which examines how knowledge is produced, distributed and validated globally. The former imperial nations - the rich countries of Europe and North America - still have a hegemonic position in the global knowledge economy. Fran Collyer, Roewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell, using interviews, databases and fieldwork, show how intellectual workers respond in three Southern tier countries, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. The study focuses on new, socially and politically important research fields: HIV/AIDS, climate change and gender studies. The research demonstrates emphatically that 'place matters', that research and scholarship are shaped by global relationships. But it also shows that knowledge workers in the global South have room to move: they can set distinctive agendas and form local knowledge." Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Stellenbosch

Fran Collyer is Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.
Roewyn Connell is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney.
João Maia teaches in the School of Social Sciences at Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro.
Robert Morrell is an historian working in research development at the University of Cape Town.
Gunner (L.) RADIO SOUNDINGS, South Africa and the black modern
224pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
Originally published in the UK in 2019.

"This is the book we have all been waiting for - the first major volume on South Africa's most widely-consumed medium: black radio. Focused on Zulu radio drama (and more), this elegant book bursts with insights and bustles with memorable characters. A monumental achievement, it re-defines South African cultural history and will be read for decades to come." Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand

"Liz Gunner illustrates the possibilities of voice the [radio] dramas within Apartheid and post-apartheid eras enable through a focus on Zulu language radio. [She] contributes significantly to our understanding of the local contours of race, empire and trauma...through the prism of the mediated voice." Laura Kunreuther, Bard College

Liz Gunner is Visiting Research Professor in the School of Languages, University of Johannesburg. Her most recent books include the co-edited Radio in Africa: publics, cultures, communities and Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature (with Graham Furniss)
Mogoatlhe (L.) VAGABOND,
285pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
A travel memoir by Lerato Magoatlhe, who spent five years (2008-2013) travelling through Africa.

Lerato Magoatlhe is an editor at Global Citizen Africa and curates johariafrica.net.
Pienaar (A.) BOEREKOS WITH A TWIST,
232pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R335
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017 as "Boerekos met 'n twist".

Food scientist and blogger Annelien Pienaar's traditional family recipes re-interpreted.
Schoeman (K.) DIE LAASTE REIS,
47pp., hardback, Pretoria, 2018. R200
The manuscript of "Die Laaste Reis" was sent to the publishers on 1 May 2017, the day Karel Schoeman died. It covers three trips he made to Lesotho with the nurses who had cared for him for nine years.
Vandermerwe (M.) THE WOMAN OF THE STONE SEA,
242pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R265
A novel about a West Coast fisherman who finds an injured woman on the beach who has a fishtail instead of legs, and takes her into his home.

Also available in Afrikaans.

"Merging elements of fantasy and magical realism, Meg Vandermerwe weaves an engaging, politically provocative tale set in a picturesque village of fishermen and seasonal tourists. We are introduced to an unconventional love story, drawing from isiXhosa folklore, with the strange and supernatural narrated elegantly." Zakes Mda, author of The Zulus of New York

Meg Vandermerwe is the author of the short-story collection This Place I Call Home and the novel Zebra Crossing. She teaches at the University of the Western Cape where her responsibilities include UWC CREATES, a multilingual creative-writing programme.

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