New Arrivals 9th to 15th of May 2019

Birmingham (D.) A SHORT HISTORY OF MODERN ANGOLA,
159pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
First published in the UK in 2015.

Birmingham's history begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create an empire in Angola and ends with an examination of the civil war that ravaged the country in the 1970s and 1980s.

David Birmingham held the chair of Modern History in the University of Kent at Canterbury in England from 1980 to 2001. He is the author of Portugal and Africa and Empire in Africa, Angola and its neighbours.
Chantiluke (R.) et al (eds.) RHODES MUST FALL, the struggle to decolonise the racist heart of empire, written by the Rhodes Must Fall Movement, Oxford
382pp., paperback, London, 2018. R295
The story of the #RhodesMustFall campaign at Oxford University, written by key members of the movement.

"From the colonies to the heart of empire, #RhodesMustFall reinvigorated the academy like no other student movement since the 1960s. This book is an explosive testament to that collective achievement." Xolani Mangcu, Professor of Sociology, University of Cape Town.
Clark (P.) DISTANT JUSTICE, the impact of the International Criminal Court on African politics
379pp., map, paperback, Cambridge, 2018. R340
Critically assesses the politics of the ICC in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Based on 650 interviews over 11 years.

"Phil Clark has written an epochal work on the ICC. He allows the facts and the evidence to speak without political varnish. Clark appropriately indicts the ICC for being an imperial project that's tone deaf about its deficits. However, he pleads for deep reform and correctly rejects the arguments for throwing the baby out with the bathwater." Makau Mutua, State University of New York

Phil Clark is a Reader in Comparative and International Politics at SOAS, University of London.
Fourie (P.) STOF EN STER,
107pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
A collection of poems by playwright and poet Pieter Johannes Fourie (b. 1940). In 2003 he received the Hertzog prize for his drama oeuvre. He is the author of two previous collections of poems, Knapsekêrels (2017) and Bidsnoer (2018).
Govinda (M.) et al IN MY SHOES, 40 original stories from refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers
102pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R240
All the contributors to this collection are English language students at the Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town.

Melanie Govinda teaches English and Ethics at the Scalabrini Centre.
Kate Body is the Scalabrini English School Manager.
Harmse (W.) SABC, 1936-1995, still a key player... or an endangered species?
488pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2018. R375
A history of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), from its inception to the establishment of a new democratic dispensation in South Africa. Wynand Harmse was CEO of the SABC from 1988 to 1995.

"Media in all its guises occupies a central element within the discourse of a nation. Here we have at our disposal a first-hand insight into the inner dynamics of South Africa's largest communication institution. Harmse is doing the larger South African community that reads, listens or views a very big favour with his sober, informative book." Tom Vosloo, former Managing Director and Chairman of Naspers and Chairman of Multichoice/DSTV

Also available in Afrikaans.
Hunter (M.) RACE FOR EDUCATION, gender, white tone, and schooling in South Africa
304pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cambridge, 2019. R150
Mark Hunter examines the actions and choices of both white and black parents for their children and discusses new forms of racialisation within South Africa's desegregated schooling system. He followed families and schools in the Durban area for nearly a decade.

Mark Hunter is Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is the author of Love in the Time of AIDS: inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa.
Joubert (E.) CUL-DE-SAC, translated by Michiel Heyns
212pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R310
Originally published in Afrikaans in 2017 as Spertyd.

The third part of Afrikaans novelist Elsa Joubert's autobiography, completed in her 95th year, in which she writes about life after the death of her husband. It follows on 'n Wonderlike geweld (2005) and Reisiger (2009).

"Seldom has childhood been relived with such clarity, seldom have the humiliations of old age been so nakedly laid open. A moving farewell from one of our great writers." JM Coetzee

Elsa Joubert's first novel, "Ons wag op die Kaptein" (1963) won the Eugene Marais Prize. Her 1978 novel "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the CNA Prize and the Louis Luyt Prize. In 1981 she was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize by the British Royal Society of Literature, also becoming a member. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995) won the Hertzog Prize.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Nyoka (B.) ARCHIE MAFEJE, voices of liberation
272pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
An intellectual biography and assessment of the life and work of Pan-Africanist scholar and activist Archie Mafeje (1936-2007). Includes seven of his original articles.

After obtaining an MA in political anthropology from UCT, Archie Mafeje left for the UK, where he obtained a PhD in anthropology and rural sociology in 1966. He was Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (1969-1971), before moving to The Hague, where he was made Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in 1973. In 2000 he returned to South Africa, and was appointed Research Fellow by the National Research Foundation at UNISA’s African Renaissance Centre. He was appointed a CODESRIA Distinguished Fellow in 2005.

Bongani Nyoka is a researcher at the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at UNISA.
Tyson (H.) END OF THE DEADLINE, behind the news 2
341pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R345
Part two of journalist and newspaper editor Harvey Tyson's autobiography.

Harvey Tyson was born in Johannesburg in 1928. At the age of 18 he became a cadet newspaper reporter, before becoming a general and senior reporter; a political correspondent; a columnist, and a newspaper editor. In the 1960s he was an assistant editor of The Daily News in Durban, and later of The Argus in Cape Town. In 1970 he became Deputy Editor of The Star newspaper in Johannesburg, and retired officially as Editor-in-chief in 1990. He is the author of "Editors Under Fire" (1993). He died in 2018.
Visser (H.) DIE JAAR TOE PA...,
80pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
"Hannes Visser het 'n eie stem en 'n eie storie. In hierdie bundel word 'n jaar in die lewe van 'n tienjarige kind uit 'n arm, disfunksionele gesin in kort, gestroopte verse beskryf...Visser gee in die kort besterk van sestig gedigte nie net 'n beeld van 'n ontwrigtende jaar uit sy jeug nie, maar ook van 'n mensonterende era in die Suid-Afrikaanse geskiedenis. Maar dié gebeure word in die beheerste woordweergawe daarvan psigologies verwerk en besweer. En dit slaag uitstekend as besonder toeganklike poësie." Danile Hogo, poet and author of Openbare Domein

Hannes Visser is editor of the Oudtshoorn Courant. This is his first published collection of poems.

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