New Arrivals 27th to 3rd of July 2019

Bam (J.), Ntsebeza (L.) & Zinn (A.) eds. WHOSE HISTORY COUNTS, decolonising African pre-colonial historiography
213pp., paperback, (Stellenbosch), 2018. R345
This publication is the outcome of a conference held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in March 2017.

Contributions include:
"Of Definitions and Naming: 'I am the Earth itself. God made me a chief on the very first day of creation." by Nomathamdsanqa Tisani
"Language as Source of Revitilisation and Reclamation of Indigenous Epistemologies: contesting assumptions and re-imagining women identities in (African) Xhosa society" by Pamela Maseko
"The Long Southern African Past: enfolded time and the challenge of archive" by Carolyn Hamilton
"Allegorical Critiques and National Narratives: Mapungubwe in South African history education" by Himal Ramji.

Lungisile Ntsebeza is Professor of Sociology and African Studies at the University of Cape Town.
June Bam is currently a Visiting Professor with Stanford University.
Allan Zinn is the Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy at Nelson Mandela University.
Bank (L.), Cloete (N.) & van Schalkwyk (F.) eds. ANCHORED IN PLACE, rethinking higher education and development in South Africa
241pp., illus., paperback, Somerset West, 2018. R190
"This is a superb volume. I believe it will attract considerable attention in the United States and Europe and of course in South Africa as well." Professor Steven Diner, author of Universities and Their Cities: education in America

Contributions include:
"The Engaged University and the Specificity of Place: the case of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University" by François van Schalkwyk and George de Lange
"Challenges of University-City Relationships: reflections from the University of the Witwatersrand" by Alan Mabin
"The University of Fort Hare in Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Nico Cloete & Ian Bunting
"The Politics and Pathology of Place: student protests, collective consumption and the right to the city in East London" by Leslie Bank & Mark Paterson.

Leslie Bank is a Deputy Executive Director at the HSRC and Adjunct Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fort Hare. He is the author of City of Broken Dreams: myth-making, nationalism and university of the African Rust Belt and Imonti Modern: picturing the life and times of a South African location (with Mxolisi Qebeyi).
Nico Cloete is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Trust in South Africa. His is Adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo and Extraordinary Professor in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Stellenbosch University.
François van Schalkwyk is an independent researcher working of higher education studies, open data and scholarly communication. He is the author of Castells in Africa: universities and development.
Bezuidenhout (Z.) DIE DEKONSTRUKSIE VAN RETTA BLOM,
315pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
An Afrikaans novel about a happily married wife and mother who suddenly decides to go on a road trip to Cape Town - and learns something new, not only about herself but also about her husband of twenty-six years.

"'n Lekker sappige goedvoel-storie,met heelwat onder die oppervlak." Marita van der Vyver, author of Stiltyd and Die Blou Van Onthou

Zelda Bezuidenhout is a writer of general fiction, youth fiction, short stories, columns, and marketing copy. This is her first full-length novel for adult readers.
Byrne (M.) & Lunn (H.) DANCE OF THE DUNG BEETLES, their role in our changing world
228pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R320
"A brilliant and funny tour through mythology, evolution and the day-to-day innovations of scientific research … this is an entomological page-turner . ‘If there were no dung beetles,’ Byrne and Lunn write, ‘there might have been no human race … They literally change the earth beneath us.’ This book reveals that earthly transformation in fascinating and lucid detail." Bruce Beasley, Professor of English, Western Washington University

"Biology and history dance with the scarabs in this beautiful book with its wide-ranging perspectives on our changing understanding and appreciation of these marvellous creatures." Jane Carruthers, Carson fellow and Emeritus Professor and environmental historian, University of South Africa

"...some of the most insightful research on dung beetle behaviour is dealt with in this beautifully written and illustrated book. It is a fitting tribute to these remarkable insects and to the authors who have written about them in a scientifucally profound yet charmingly simple way." Clarke Scholtz, Emeritus Professor of Entomology, Department of Zoology And Entomology, University of Pretoria

Marcus Byrne is Professor in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Helen Lunn has a PhD in Musicology. She edited three compilations of DRUM magazine and worked for Oprah Winfrey as South African coordinator and producer on a variety of educational projects.
Dolley (C.) THE ENFORCERS, inside Cape Town's deadly nightclub battles
266pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Journalist Caryn Dolley's research into the Cape Town nightclub-security sector's links to underworld figures such as Yuri 'the Russian' Ulianitski, Cyril Beeka, Radovan Krejcir, Nafiz Modack and Mark Lifman.
Galgut (E.) THE ATTRIBUTE OF POETRY,
42pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R160
The Attribute of Poetry offers a feast of thought and image. Elisa Galgut’s poetry seems both new and old, fresh in its ingenuity and mature in the wisdom of its deliberations. In these ‘incantations of creation’ (to borrow a line from one of the poems), a quiet yet powerful voice speaks to us; and we cannot but be moved by it.” David Medalie, author of The Mistress's Dog: short stories, 1996-2010

Elisa Galgut teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town. This is her first published collection of poems.
Gobodo-Madikizela (P.) et al (eds.) THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT SIT WITH US/ IZINTO EZISISINGQALA KUTHI/ HIERDIE IS DIE GOED WAT AAN ONs KLEEF, voices from Bonteheuwel, Langa and Worcester/ amabali okwenyani asuka kubantu abahlala eBonteheuwel, kwaLanga naseWorcester/ stemme uit Bonteheuwel, Langa en Worcester
142pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R280
A collection of everyday experiences of ordinary South Africans under apartheid. Each story is published in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.

Contributions include:
a foreword, "Apartheid Violence and its Persistent Aftermath",by Bettina Wyngaard
an introduction, "Life Stories as public Narrative - broadening the archive of apartheid memory", by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer and Marietjie Oelofsen
an epilogue, "A Critical Decolonial Reflection on Historical Narratives from South Africa", by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Professor and Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University.
Friederike Bubenzer is a senior project leader at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
Marietjie Oelofsen is a post-doctoral fellow, Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University.
Jacobsohn (M.) LIFE IS LIKE A KUDU HORN,
271pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
A memoir by Namibian writer, anthropologist and community-based conservation specialist Dr Margaret Jacobsohn. In the late 1980s she and Garth Owen-Smith co-founded the NGO and trust, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation. For the past four years she has helped mentor a small, up-market safari company, Conservancy Safaris Namibia, which is owned by five Himba and Herero communities through their conservancies. She has received the US Goldman Grassroots Environmental Prize for Africa (together with Garth Owen-Smith), the United Nations Global 500 award, WWF Netherlands's Knights of the Order of the Golden Art and the Cheetah Conservation Foundation's Special Conservation award. She is the author of Himba, nomads of Namibia.
Jansen (E.) LIKE FAMILY, domestic workers in South African history and literature
359pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R420
First published in Afrikaans in 2015.

Elsa Jansen explores the character of "the servant" in South African literature, from the time of the V.O.C to the present. Characters discussed include Minnie Postma's Julia, Elsa Joubert's Poppie, Riana Scheepers' Katriena, Koos Kombuis' Kytie, JM Coetzee's Florence and Antjie Krog's Victoria. She also discusses autobiographical accounts by black women who have worked as servants, as recorded in the book "Thula Baba" (1987) and by Sindiwe Magona in "To My Children's Children", "Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night" and "Forced to Grow".

Ena Jansen taught literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. She now lives in Amsterdam where she is Professor of South African literature at the University of Amsterdam. She also lectures at the Free University and is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg.
Mkhize (S.) A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY OF SELBY MSIMANG, principle and pragmatism in the liberation struggle
256pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Henry Selby Msimang was born in 1886 in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg. He was a founding member of the ANC, President of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, General Secretary of the All African Convention, a member of the Natives Representative Council and Provincial Secretary of the Natal ANC, a member of the Liberal Party, and a founding member of the Inkatha Yenkululeko Yesizwe.

Sibongiseni Mkhize is the CEO of the South African State Theatre. From 2010-2015 he was CEO of the Robben Island Museum World Heritage Site, and from 2004-2010 the CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation and Chief Director: Cultural Affairs at the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.
Mopai (K.) IF YOU KEEP DIGGING, stories
172pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R195
"This is a delectable debut of eclectic short stories that encompass a wide range of pertinent issues, and still leave a lingering bittersweet taste long after you have read them. Ms Mopai demonstrates a prowess in storytelling and I look forward to reading more of her." Sue Nyathi, author of The Polygamist

"I'm struck by her gifts as a writer - a sharpness of observation, social awareness, lucidity of language, wit and narrative control." Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods, Inc

Keletso Mopai was born and raised in Lenyenye Township, Limpopo.
Nicholls (K.) UNDER THE CAMELTHORN TREE, raising a family among lions
312pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
First published in the UK in 2019.

A memoir by actress Kate Nicholls (b.1954), who in 1994 left England for Botswana with her husband and five children to become a lion researcher in a lion conservation camp in the Okavango Delta. She is currently living in Rome, where she is running Brightlights Homeschool and writing her second book.
Noah (T.) BORN A CRIME, edition for younger readers
236pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R220
First published in South Africa in 2016. This is an adapted edition of the collection of 18 autobiographical essays.

Suitable for young adults.

South African comedian Trevor Noah is currently host of the American television series, The Daily Show.
Platter (E.) & Friedman (C.) DURBAN CURRY, up2date
144pp., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R395
The sequel to Durban Curry, so much flavour.

Includes a foreword by Professor Ashwin Desai and a chapter, "What to Drink" by John Platter.
Satgar (V.) ed. CO-OPERATIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA, advancing solidarity economy pathways from below
284pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R365
"Society cannot survive through greed, individualism and rampant competition. Human solidarity is the only antidote to build a humane and ecologically conscious alternative. This book makes a compelling case for such an alternative, rooted in the lived experience of the many. Read it!" Jay Naidoo, founding General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

"This book provides many rich lessons for government policy makers as well as the grassroots activists who are laying the foundations for a future solidarity economy." Edward Webster, Emeritus Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Contributions include:
"Co-operative Banking in South Africa" by David de Jong and McIntosh Kuhlengisa
"With, Against and Beyond the State: a solidarity economy through a movement of movements" by Vishwas Satgar
"More Ethical Than Ethical: Ethical Food Co-operative's conversion to a worker co-operative" by Jane Cherry
"Locking in Commercial Farming: challenges for food sovereignty and the solidarity economy" by Andrew Bennie.

Eco-socialist Vishwas Satgar, who chairs the board of the Co-operative and Policy Alternative Centre, is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is editor of The Climate Crisis: South African and global democratic eco-socialist alternatives.
Schroder (B.) A HEADMASTER'S STORY, my life in education
224pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Bill Schroder taught at SACS, Western Province Prep, Rondebosch Boys', Westerford, Rhodes High and Pinelands in Cape Town, and York High in George. He was Head of Pretoria Boys High from 1990 to 2009.

Foreword by Jonathan Jansen.

"There will only be one boss in my Pretoria Boys High memory - wise, calm and a mentor to us all." John Smit, former Springbok captain
van Niekerk (C.) DIE MAN VAN QUATRO,
285pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
An Afrikaans thriller about three men, each seeking their own form of justice, and moving inexorably towards a violent confrontation.

Calvyn van Niekerk is the author of the novels 'n Tyd van Toorn and Die Derde Graf. He lives in Durban.

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