New Arrivals 25th to 1st of May 2019

Adriaanse (W.) BLINDSIDE, translated by Elsa Silke
376pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R300
First published in Afrikaans in 2014 as Dubbelspel.

A thriller set in Cape Town about a lieutenant hired to protect the young girlfriend of a high-flying, dirty-dealing nightclub owner.

Wilna Adriaanse was born in 1958 in the Kalahari and grew up in Worcester. She is the author of several works of romantic fiction, including Die Boek van Ester and Vier Seisoene Kind.
Alfred (L.) & Hawkey (I.) VUVUZELA dAWN, 25 sports stories that shaped a new nation
339pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R295
Foreword by Lucas Radebe.

Includes chapters on boxers Vuyani Bungu and 'Baby Jake' Matlala, swimmer Penny Heyns, runners Josia Thugwane, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya, cricketer Paul Adams, soccer player Benni McCarthy, rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen, tennis player Kevin Anderson, Orlando Pirates, Bafana Bafana, the Proteas, the Springboks, the Bulls, and the 2010 World Cup.
Bialostocka (O.) ed. NEW AFRICAN THINKERS, culture at the heart of sustainable development, Agenda 2063
173pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R225
A collection of papers presented at the 10th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) conference held at the University of Limpopo in March 2016. The theme of the symposium, 'The Africa We Want', was a reference to the Agenda 2063 developed by the African Union.
Biko (H.) AFRICA REIMAGINED, reclaiming a sense of abundance and prosperity
286pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
Foreword by Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana.

South African businessman and investment banker Hlumelo Biko argues for the rediscovery of an Africacentric identity and a reorientation of values along Pan African lines that suit the needs and priorities of Africans.
Breytenbach (B.) OP WEG NA KÛ, 'n geboorte-memoriaan/ (vir woorde)/ hiermee opgemaak tot vermaak en/ bemaak aan/ Ene Nee-Een
255pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A collection of poems alongside paintings and photographs by Breyten Breytenbach.

"It becomes a synthesis of his artistic talents. All of the ingredients in Breyten's literary world - the birds, the dogs, the moon, love, exile, metafictional thoughts on words and writing - are present in this text" Andries Visagie, Professor of Literature, University of Stellenbosch

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is involved with the Gorée Institute in Dakar, Senegal and Columbia University in New York where he teaches creative writing. He won the 1994 Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom". His poetry collection, "Die Windvanger" won the 2008 Hertzog Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa and America.
Cazenove (S.) AN UNWITTING ASSASSIN, the story of my father's attempted assassination of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd
216pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2017) 2019. R260
On 9 April 1960 Suzie Cazenove's father, wealthy South African businessman David Pratt, shot Dr Hendrik Verwoerd twice, at point blank range. He was arrested at the scene. The court accepted the medical reports submitted by five psychiatrists, all of which confirmed that Pratt lacked legal capacity and could not be held criminally liable. He was committed to The Fort, a mental hospital in Bloemfontein, where he committed suicide in 1961. Verwoerd survived, and was assassinated in 1966 by Dimitri Tsafendas.

Suzie Cazenove was born and raised in South Africa. She moved to the UK in 1974. A safari tour operator specialising in trips to South Africa and Africa, she is the author of Legendary Safari Guides.
Cleophas (F.) ed. EXPLORING DECOLONISING THEMES IN SA SPORT HISTORY, issues and challenges
154pp., illus., paperback, (Stellenbosch), 2018. R280
"South Africa is a country where the sway of colonialism/ coloniality is still in play. This seminal series of essays begins a process of challenging this impact on sport by sustained and exciting research. In true Thompsonian fashion it rescues a history of Black sport that would have been lost forever. As we read through the text we begin to appreciate how the values that animated Black sport influenced the fundamental aspects of our transition to democracy." Professor Ashwin Desai, University of Johannesburg

Contributions include:
"Reflections on Writing a Post-Colonial History of a Colonial Game" by Andrè Odendaal
""Black Athletics in Cape Town Prior to 1920" by Francois Cleophas
"Muslim Women on Sport: on traversing the politics of 'religious' identity" by Nuraan Davids
"Discord in the Dressing Room: the ideological complexities within non-racial football during the late 1970s" by Gustav Venter
"Post-Apartheid Cycling History: race, personal memory and challenges of commemoration" by Charles Beukes
"My Changing and Continual Life Story in Non-Racial Sport" by Andrè Alexander.
Duker (E.) YELLOWBONE,
316pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about a girl born in Ghana with a light complexion and how her skin tone was both a privilege and a curse as she struggled to find her way in the world.

Ekow Duker was educated in Ghana, the UK, the USA and France, and has worked as an oil field engineer, a banker, and a corporate strategist. Currently he works in data science and lives in Johannesburg. He is the author of the novels White Wahala, Dying in New York and The God Who Made Mistakes.
Friedman (J.) THE MESSIAH'S DREAM MACHINE, a sequel
344pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
The sequel to Jennifer Friedman's memoir Queen of the Free State, about growing up Jewish in a small town in the Orange Free State, South Africa, in the 1950s and 1960s. The Messiah's Dream Machine picks up where Queen of the Free State leaves off, and tells of her time at boarding school in Cape Town, marriage and motherhood, years in Johannesburg and Israel, and emigrating to Australia, where she now lives.

"Bewitching. Nostalgia with teeth." Mike Nicol, author of Sleeper and Agents of the State
Grundling (E.) comp. KOSHUIS,
295pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R260
A collection of short essays about student life in university residences. Includes contributions from Toast Coetzer, Harry Kalmer, Dana Snyman, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Japie Gouws, Yvonne Beyers, Kerneels Breytenbach, Bun Booyens, and many others.
Isaacs (C.) SPICE ODYSSEY,
192pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
A collection of recipes with familiar Cape Malay spices, as well as fresh aromatics from Cariema Isaac's travels to India, Turkey, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.

Cariema Isaacs was born in the Bo-Kaap, the Cape Malay Quarter in Cape Town. She is the author of Cooking for My Father in my Cape Malay Kitchen. She lives in Dubai.
Joseph (P.) SLUMBOY FROM THE GOLDEN CITY,
241pp., illus., paperback, London, 2018. R275
Paul Joseph grew up in the slums of Johannesburg in the 1930s. He was an active member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress in the early 1950s, was banned in 1954, and from 1956 to 1958 was one of the 156 defendants in the Treason Trial. He joined Umkhonto we Sizwe in the early 1960s, was jailed for 180 days in 1964 and in 1965 fled to Bechuanaland (now Botswana). He settled in Britain, where he became Vice-Chairperson of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. He lives in London.
Joubert (S.) GUNSHIP OVER ANGOLA, the story of a maverick pilot
227pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Steve Joubert grew up in Pretoria. He joined the South African Air Force(SAAF) and learnt to fly the Alouette helicopter. During the Border War he flew missions over Namibia and southern Angola to supply air cover to ground troops. He left the SAAF in 1985.
Kamugisha (A.) BEYOND COLONIALITY, citizenship and freedom in the Caribbean intellectual tradition
264pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
First published in USA in 2019.

Aaron Kamugisha argues for advancing Caribbean radical thought in order to imagine a future beyond neocolonialism.

"This much-anticipated book reminds us that decolonization is an unfinished global project, and the richest, most radical thinking on what is required to achieve real freedom for the colonized comes out of the Caribbean. In this luminous meditation on how Sylvia Wynter, C. L. R. James, and their various interlocutors come to understand the modern Caribbean in the world, Kamugisha brings to light the conditions of possibility for the world - a new world in the making. Destined to be a classic." Robin Kelly, author of Freedom, Dreams: the black radical imagination

Aaron Kamugisha is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
Le Roux (J.) DONKER BLOEISEL,
217pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2018. R215
An Afrikaans novel set during the Anglo-Boer War about a young man captured by the British, imprisoned at Deelfontien, and subsequently deported to St. Helena.

Jacques le Roux practises as a psychologist in Cape Town. Donker Bloeisel is his first novel.
Marais (L.) JAN, PIET, KOOS EN JAKOB, gedigte
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Freelance journalist Loftus Marais was born in 1982 and grew up in Paarl. His first collection of poems, Staan in die Algemeen Nader Aan Vensters (2008) won the Eugène Marais Prize, the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize, the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the Protea Prize for Poetry and the South African Literary Award for Poetry.
Meades (D.) AFRIKANER-KAPITALISME, van brandarm tot stinkryk
320pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R270
Foreword by Hermann Giliomee.

David Meades discusses the collapse of "Afrikaner volkskapitalisme" and the current economic climate.

David Meades is an economic historian, veteran financial journalist and a former stockbroker on the JSE.
Mohlele (N.) THE SCENT OF BLISS,
127pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2008) 2019. R230
A novella about a lecturer in creative writing who resigns after being diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. Unemployed, he goes in search of his missing lover.

"Delightful reading. This novella establishes Mohlele as a vibrant voice of our times." Keorapetse Kgositile, author of This Way I Salute You

Nthikeng Mohlele grew up in Limpopo Province and Tembisa Township. He is the author of the novels Small Things, Rusty Bell, Michael K, Illumination and Pleasure, which won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English and the 2017 K. Sello Duiker Memorial Prize.
Molefi (N.) A JOURNEY OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN SOUTH AFRICA, guidelines for leading inclusively
204pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R405
"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene's book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene's personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene's book offers hope and substance to our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." Justice Edwin Cameron

Nene Molefi is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School.
Onyemelukwe-Onuobia (C.) THE SON OF THE HOUSE,
246pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel set in Nigeria about two women who are kidnapped and share their very different life stories while in captivity.

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia is a lawyer, academic and writer and divides her time between Lagos, Nigeria and Halifax, Canada.
Sacks (T.) LUCKY PACKET,
347pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
Trevor Sacks' debut novel about a Jewish boy growing up in a Northern Transvaal town during the 1980s who feels he doesn't fit in. When he meets a man who knew his father before he died he thinks he's finally found his place, although over time it becomes clear the man's a charlatan.

"One of the best novels of recent years, and likely the most readable." Imraan Coovadia A Spy in Time and Tales of the Metric System

Trevor Sacks was born in Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) and now lives in Cape Town. He has written non-fiction pieces for the New York Times.
Snyckers (F.) LACUNA, a novel
247pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
A novel about Lucy Lurie, who becomes obsessed with JM Coetzee. the author of Disgrace, a novel that revolves around the gang rape she survived at her father's farmhouse.

"A powerful and brilliant critique of both JM Coetzee's Disgrace and contemporary South Africa. Snyckers makes the reader ponder deeply one minute and laugh loudly the next. A must read." Zukiswa Wanner, author of Refilwe

"Cutting, controversial and compelling. Lacuna explores pain and privilege." Diane Awerbuck, author of Home Remedies and Cabin Fever.

Fiona Snyckers is the author of the Trinity series of young adult novels, the Eulalie series of mystery novels, and the thrillers, Now Following You and Spire.
Soudien (C.), Reddy (V.) & Woolard (I.) eds. POVERTY & INEQUALITY, diagnosis, prognosis, responses, state of the nation
326pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R295
"A sober, scholarly and immensely powerful reminder of the reality that poverty and inequality remain our major structural challenges in the way of that noble aspiration of a democratic nation state." Alec Irwin, Minister of Public Enterprises 2004-2008

Contributions include:
"South Africa 2018: the state of the discussion on poverty and inequality" by Crain Soudien, Vasu Reddy and Ingrid Woolard
"Poverty and Inequality: South Africa in a continental context" by Jeremy Seekings
"Post-Apartheid Inequality and the Long Shadow of History" by Colin Bundy
"'Accounting' for Migrants in Inequality and the Future: the distance to openness" by Temba Masilela, Stephen Rule and Rachel Adams
"Wealth Taxation as an Instrument to Reduce Wealth Inequality in South Africa" by Samson Mbewe, Ingrid Woolard and Dennis Davis
"Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa" by Deborah James
"Abstract Human Right or Material Practice? Academic freedom in an unequal society" by John Higgins
"Beyond the Campus Gate: higher education and place-based development in South Africa" by Leslie Bank and Glenda Kruss.
Spies (P.) AFSKEID VAN 'N VOLK, op soek na 'n toekoms
239pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R260
Philip Spies discusses the future of Afrikaners in South Africa, what it has meant in the past and what it means now to be an Afrikaner, and suggests key values for a progressive South Africa.

Philip Spies is Professor Emeritus, Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch.
Strydom (T.) CHRISTO WIESE, risk & riches
274pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
A biography of South African businessman Christo Wiese (born 1941). He is the executive director of South African retail giant Shoprite. Under his leadership Shoprite, which started out as a chain of eight supermarkets in Cape Town, grew into a multibillion-dollar business. Wiese was formerly chairman and largest shareholder of Steinhoff International, a German-listed furniture conglomerate holding company. He resigned in 2017 in the wake of the Steinhoff accounting scandal and suffered a huge financial loss when the share price crashed.

"A fabulous, sweeping adventure read - almost a thriller - that chronicles the rags-to-riches rise of yet another giant of Afrikaner capitalism." Peter Bruce, journalist

Also available in Afrikaans.

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