New Arrivals 20th to 26th of June 2019

Butler (A.) CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, the path to presidential power
592 pp., illus., paperback, Third Edition, Johannesburg, 2007 (2019). R330
This fully revised and extended edition charts Ramaphosa's early life and education, his career as a trade unionist and a politician, as well as his role in creating democratic South Africa's new constitution. New chapters explore his contribution to the National Planning Commission, the impact of the Marikana massacre, his rise to the deputy presidency of the country in 2014 and his triumph in the 2017 election of the ANC's new president. The book also includes an analysis of the challenges Ramaphosa faces as the country's fifth post-apartheid president.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He has been a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Director of the Policy and Administration programme at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Chair in Political Studies at the University of the Witswatersrand.
Buzani (M.) A NAKED BONE,
81pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R120
A new collection of poems in English by Mangoliso Buzani.

Mangoliso Buzani grew up in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. His first collection, Ndisabhala Imibongo, written in isiXhosa, won the 2015 SALA award for poetry. He teaches poetry in English and isiXhosa in the MA in Creative Writing programme at Rhodes University.
Driver (D.) OLIVE SCHREINER'S POETICS OF PLANTS,
43pp., colour illus., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R190
This essay on how flowers and plants appear in Olive Schreiner's work has been adapted from a talk given at the Schreiner's Karoo Writers' Festival in 2017 and an academic article subsequently prepared for the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

Foreword by Liz Stanley.

"Best known for campaigning for racial justice, Schreiner is endered here as a prophet for the environment and as an eloquent champion for the notion that human supremacy is antithetical to planetary survival. Dorothy Driver re-introduces us to a woman who (like the Africans on whose land she lived) was deeply attuned to the connections between lives - whether human or plant-based. Driver achieves the rarest of feats - she surprises and delights in a text that is as sublte as it is urgent." Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country

"This fascinating essay...will change the way you look at the world and your place in it." Jacklyn Cock, author of The War Against Ourselves: nature, power and justice and Writing the Ancestral River

Dorothy Driver is a Visiting Research Fellow at Adelaide University, Australia, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of From Man to Man or Perhaps Only.
Hassim (S.) FATIMA MEER, a free mind
550pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
South African writer, academic, screenwriter, and anti-apartheid activist, Fatima Meer (1928-2010) was one of the founding members of the Federation of South African Women. She was on the staff of the University of Natal from 1956 to 1988. Her books include Portrait of Indian South Africans, Race and Suicide in South Africa, Documents of Indentured Labour, Resistance in the Townships and Higher than Hope, the first authorized biography of Nelson Mandela.

Shireen Hassiem holds a Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics at Carlton University, Ottawa, and is a Visiting Professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER). She is the author of Women's Organisations and Democracy in South Africa: contesting authority and The ANC Women's League: sex, gender and politics.
Haupt (A.) et al (eds.) NEVA AGAIN, hip hop art, activism and education in post-apartheid South Africa
536pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A study of South African hip hop culture and activism. Contributors include scholars, activists, and the hip hop artists themselves: Prophets of da City, Shaheen Ariefdien, DJ Ready, DJ Eazy, DJ Azuhl, Emile YX?, Janine 'Blaq Pearl' van Rooy-Overmeyer, and others.

Adam Haupt is Professor of Media Studies at University of Cape Town.
Quentin Williams is a senior lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape.
H. Samy Alim is David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Emile Jansen is a founding member of Black Noise and Heal the Hood.
Jacobs (P.) ed. EQUITABLE RURAL SOCIOECONOMIC CHANGE, land, climate dynamics, technological innovation
239pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Contributions include:
"Technological Change and Labour Absorption in Large-Scale Commercial Agriculture in South Africa" by Ajuruchukwu Obi
"Support to Smallholder Farmers in South Africa: challenges of scale and strategy" by Michael Aliber and Ruth Hall
"Droughts, Floods, Carbon Footprints and Agriculture: the case of South Africa in context" by Pater Jacobs and Rehema Msulwa
"The Challenges of Climate Change and Biofuel Production in South Africa: the perspectives of smallholder producers" by Ephias Makaudze
"Innovation and the Dynamics of Rural Economic Development" by Lindile Ndabeni.

Peter Jacobs is a research director in the EPD Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council.
Kalimamukwento (M.) THE MOURNING BIRD,
193pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
A novel set in Zambia in the 1990s against a backdrop of a failed military coup, election riots and a declining economy, about an orphaned young girl and her brother forced to live on the streets.

"In an authentic and brutally honest voice, Kalimamukwento tells a coming-of-age story...It's a heart-wrenching story of loss: loss of love, family and hope." Ellen Banda-Aaku, author of Patchwork

Winner of the 2019 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Mubanga Kalimamukwento is a criminal lawyer in Zambia.
Kallaway (P.) & Swartz (R.) eds. EMPIRE AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA, the shaping of a comparative perspective
339pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R345
First published in New York in 2016.

This collection of essays on the history of education in colonial Africa grew out of a workshop on colonial education in Africa held at the School of Education, University of Cape Town in 2013.

Contributions include:
"Industrial Education in Natal: the British imperial context, 1830-1860" by Rebecca Swartz
"Shaping Colonial Subjects through Government Education: policy, implementation and reception at the Cape of Good Hope, 1838-1862" by Helen Ludlow
"Mass Education and the Gendered Politics of 'Development' in Apartheid South Africa and Late-Colonial British Africa" by Megan Healy-Clancy
"German-Lutheran Missions, German Anthropology and Science in African Colonial Education" by Peter Kallaway.

Peter Kallaway is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of the Western Cape and Research Associate at the University of Cape Town.
Rebecca Swartz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Kalmer (H.) IN 'N LAND SONDER VOËLS,
210pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
A novel set in a South Africa transformed by climate change and governed by a totalitarian order, the Corporation.

Playwright and author Harry Kalmer is the author of En die Lekkerste Deel van Dood Wees, winner of the Sanlam/ Insig Great Novel competition, and A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, awarded the Sunday Times Barry Ronge prize.
Kelly (J.) TO SWIM WITH CROCODILES, land, violence, and belonging in South Africa, 1800-1996
342pp., illus., maps, paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R250
First published in 2018 in the USA.

"A compelling, fascinating account of African chiefs, their subjects, and how their concerns about land, security, belonging, and social reproduction made and remade shifting and dynamic political alliances from the nineteenth century through the end of apartheid. Through meticulous archival research and numerous oral accounts, Kelly highlights African agency and power, demolishes lingering mythologies of primordial 'tribal' Africans relentlessly victimized and manipulated by apartheid policies and 'third force' state-sponsored violence. In doing so, this book prompts us to rethink what we thought we knew about the ANC-IFP civil wars that very nearly derailed South Africa's democratic transition." Robert Trent Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, College of William and Mary

"To Swim with Crocodiles is a triumph on many levels. Kelly intervenes in local, regional, national, and continental history. Her deeply learned study offers critical insights into the ways in which local history in KwaZulu-Natal revealed the tangled politics of chiefship and white supremacy. Simultaneously, the book offers a rich and fluent understanding of the civil wars that marked the end of apartheid and develops theories on land and authority" Daniel Magaziner, Associate Professor of History, Yale University

Jill Kelly is Assistant Professor of African History at Southern Methodist University, USA.
Ntshanga (M.) TRIANGULUM,
373pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
A novel set in South Africa in 2040. The South African National Space Agency receives a parcel containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from a woman who claims the world will end in ten years. A retired professor and science-fiction writer is hired to investigate whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a “force more powerful than humankind” is genuine.

"Triangulum is an ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa’s recent past and near future — starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s...With extraordinary aplomb and breathtaking prose, Ntshanga has crafted an inventive and marvelous artistic accomplishment." Pen South Africa website

Masande Ntshanga was born in East London in 1986. He is the author of The Reactive.
Posel (D.) & van Wyk (I.) eds. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION IN AFRICA,
240pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R420
"This fascinating, nuanced and persuasive volume combines sophisticated theoretical expositions with a high level of empirical inquiry. Taken together, the essays provide an important entry into the study of consumption in Africa, and indeed make a serious intervention into current socio-political concerns." Robert Ross, Professor of African History Emeritus, Leiden University

"This volume offers a summary of the relevance of consumption as a terrain of meaning-making to South African public debates. It will convince readers that much more is going on with consuming practices than the media sometimes solicits. In particular, it brings attention to an abiding tension in discussions around ‘consumption’: normative expectations of societal values entailed in such phenomenon as ‘conspicuous consumption’ are set against the symbolic practices illustrated through the performative, visual presentation of status (and claims and counterclaims to it)." Bridget Kenny, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

Contributions include:
"Changes in the Order of Things: department stores and the making of modern Cape Town" by Deborah Posel
"Jacob Zuma's Shamelessness: conspicuous consumption, politics and religion" by Hana van Wyk
"Conspicuous Queer Consumption: emulation and honour in the pink map" by Bradley Rink
"Recycling Consumption: political power and elite wealth in Angola" by Claudia Gastrow
"Chiluba's Trunks: consumption, excess and the body politics in Zambia" by Karen Tranberg Hansen.

Deborah Posel is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. She is the founding director of the Institute for Humanities in Africa, where she is based. She is the author of The Making of Apartheid, 1948-1961 and co-editor of Commissioning the Past.
Hana van Wyk is a lecturer in Anthropology at Stellenbosch University. She is the author of A Church of Strangers.
Reynolds (J.), Fine (B.) & van Niekerk (R.) eds. RACE, CLASS AND THE POST-APARTHEID DEMOCRATIC STATE,
384pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R555
Contributions include:
"Introduction: Harold Wolpe in Postapartheid South Africa" by John Reynolds and Ben Fine
"The Countryside and Capitalism: rethinking the cheap labour thesis in postapartheid South Africa" by Ben Scully and Edward Webster
"Colonialism of a Special Type and the Approach of the Marxist Workers' Tendency of the African National Congress to the National Question" by Martin Legassick
"Harold Wolpe and the (Failed) Transformation of South African Capitalism" by Vishnu Padayachee
"Reracialising and Resegregating South Africa: municipal neoliberalism and internal colonialism after 1994" by Greg Ruiters
"Articulation and a Theorisation of Educational Change: reflections on Harold Wolpe's work on South Africa" by Elaine Unterhalter
"Transforming Policy and Fiscal Institutions for the Public Good: the case of health" by Robert van Niekerk.

John Reynolds is the Founding Head of the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit at Rhodes University.
Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University.
Robert van Niekerk is Professor in the Wits School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Soudien (C.) THE CAPE RADICALS, intellectual and political thought of the New Era Fellowship, 1930s-1960s
212pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R320
In 1937 a group of young Capetonians from the Workers’ Party of South Africa and the Non-European Unity Movement embarked on a public education and cultural project called the New Era Fellowship (NEF). The group included Isaac Tabata, Ben Kies, A C Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala, Mda Mda and members of the Gool and Abdurahman families. In the 1950s a second generation of individuals disseminated these ideas in Cape Town's high schools, and further afield. This group included former Minister of Justice, Dullah Omar, academic Hosea Jaffe, educationist Neville Alexander and author Richard Rive.

"This very readable book is an important contribution to discussions about intellectuals and theories of identity in racialised societies." Allison Drew, Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town and Professor Emerita, University of York

"This is a seminal text on seminal thought. It tells of dissidence infused with a rare quality: consistency between what one thinks and the way one lives." Zimitri Erasmus, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

Educationist and sociologist Crain Soudien is Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council and an Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela University. He is the author of Realising the Dream: unlearning the logic of race in the South African school.
Steyn (B.) & Fine (M.) UNDERCOVER WITH MANDELA'S SPIES, the story of the boy who crossed the square
266pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
In 1988 17-year-old Bradley Steyn was crossing Strijdom Square in Pretoria when Barend Strydom shot and killed eight black people and seriously wounded 16 more. Later he worked for the apartheid Security Branch, before being recruited by the ANC's Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and used to infiltrate the "third force", an alliance between the state's military intelligence and white supremacists determined to push South Africa towards a civil war.

"Bradley Steyn’s book Undercover with Mandela’s Spies is not just a rollicking read full of testosterone-driven skop, skiet and donner, treachery and treason, it is also about a young white man’s gradual attainment of wisdom, of understanding how psychologically, emotionally and spiritually corrosive the idea of unreconstructed whiteness is." Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick

Bradley Steyn is a former government contractor specialising in risk mitigation and operational support within the US national security and defence arenas. He lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a security consultant in Beverley Hills.
Mark Fine is the author of The Zebra Affaire and Crooked Tales.

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