New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of January 2019

Bosman (H.C.) MARICO MOON,
286pp., paperback, Edinburgh, 2018. R275
A selection of 60 previously published short stories by Herman Charles Bosman (1905-1951) chosen and introduced by T.S. Emslie.
Dovey (C.) CERIDWEN DOVEY ON J.M. COETZEE,
295pp., hardback, d.w., Writers on Writers series, Carlton, 2018. R295
Australian writer Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and grew up between South Africa and Australia. She lives in Sydney. Her mother wrote the first critical study of J.M. Coetzee's early novels.
Giliomee (H.) ALWAYS BEEN HERE, the story of a Stellenbosch community
234pp., illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R330
First published in 2007 in Afrikaans as "Nog Altyd Hier Gewees". Translated into English by Hermann Giliomee and Anton Naudé.

A history of "brown South Africans as experienced in the Western Cape village of Stellenbosch." from the back cover

"With the appearance of Hermann Giliomee's latest book a mini-debate took place in Cape Town circles. It was asked" 'How could a white historian tell the story of our community?' In this particular case my answer was clear: 'Yes, he can do it, not because he has the 'power', but because he has the ability, the knowledge, and the sensitivity. Giliomee writes a history that people are yearning to hear...And he does so in a masterly fashion. He does not only do the discipline of history a favour but he also makes a wonderful contribution to satisfy our yearning for a common community consciousness and social solidarity." from Rev. Allan Boesak's review of the original Afrikaans edition

"This book not only fills a void in the field of local history, but in the best tradition of historical writing, it also addresses wider political and social issues." Prfessor Albert Grundlingh, University of Stellenbosch

Hermann Giliomee was Professor in Political Studies at the University of Cape Town from 1983 to 1998. He is currently an extraordinary professor and research associate in the Department of History at the University of Stellenbosch. His publications include "The Afrikaners: biography of a people" (2003).
Levy (B.), Cameron (R.), Hoadley (U.) & Naidoo (V.) eds. THE POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE OF BASIC EDUCATION, a tale of two South African provinces
302pp., hardback, d.w.,, Oxford, 2018. R300
Describes the changes that have occurred in South Africa since 1994, including the restructuring of the school system and the way it is governed and financed, curriculum reform, and an overhaul of how teachers' work is regulated. The authors also explore how "the interaction of politics and institutions affects educational outcomes in the Western and Eastern Cape."

Brian Levy is Professor of the Practice of International Development, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA, and Academic Director, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town.
Robert Cameron is Professor of Public Administration, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town.
Ursula Hoadley is Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Cape Town.
Vinothan Naidoo is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town.
Moorcraft (P.) TOTAL ONSLAUGHT, war and revolution in southern Africa since 1945
478pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Barnsley, 2018. R475
Focuses on the struggles for freedom from colonial rule in Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.

Journalist Paul Moorcraft lived in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe from 1976 to 1981 and covered the war for Time magazine. He was Visiting Professor at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis in London. His other books include "The Rhodesian War, a military history, fifty years on", "African Nemesis: war and revolution in southern Africa, 1945-2010" and "A Short Thousand Years: the end of Rhodesia's rebellion".

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