New Arrivals 4th to 10th of July 2019

Cohen (B.) BLAZING THE TRAIL, celebrating 90 years of black golf in southern Africa, bringing down apartheid
394pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R385
A history of black golf in South Africa, from the 1880s to the present.

Foreword by Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Sport.

"Blazing the Trail tells the heartfelt story of the many incredible athletes who just wanted to play their sport and pursue their passion, but instead were used a pawns for political purposes. The stories are compelling, the history fascinating, and kudos to Barry Cohen for bringing both to light." Sally Little, two-time LPGA major champion

Daniels (Y.) LIVING COLOURED, (because Black & White were already taken)
96pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R140
A collection of ten autobiographical stories about growing up on the Cape Flats under apartheid in the 1970s.

Property auctioneer Yusuf Daniels was born in Bridgetown, Athlone. When he was 10 he moved with his family to Mitchell's Plain, where he still lives. He first published stories about his life on Facebook.
Houston (C.) THE MAGIC BAT,
64pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R120
A young adult novel about a teenage cricket player who comes to believe his second-hand bat belonged to Jacques Kallis and is the reason why he plays so well - until he leaves it behind by mistake and has to play in the district trials without it.

Winner of the 2017 MML Literature Award.
Khunou (G.) et al (eds.) BLACK ACADEMIC VOICES, the South African experience
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Personal accounts of black academics' experiences of exclusion, transformation and decolonisation at South African universities.

Contributions include:
"Black in the Academy: reframing knowledge, the knower, and knowing" by Grace Khunou, Hugo Canham, Katijah Khoza-Shangase and Edith Dinong Phaswana,
"Negotiating the Academy: black bodies 'out of place'" by Peace Kiguwa
"Thinking While Black" by Grace Musila
"Black and Foreign: negotiating being different in South Africa's academy" by Kezia Batisai
"Belonging: whose word is it anyway?" by René Koraan
"Belonging to Oneself" by Allison Geduld.

Grace Khunou is Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Johannesburg. She is the editor of The Emergent Middle Class (2015).
Hugo Canham teaches Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Katijah Khoza-Shangase is Associate Professor and former Head of Department in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Edith Dinong Phaswana is Senior Lecturer at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at UNISA.
Krige (F.) THE SABC8,
328pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
In 2016 eight SABC journalists, known as the SABC8, protested against the censorship imposed by the then Chief Operating Officer of the public broadcaster, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Foeta Krige, one of the group, won the 2016 Nat Nakasa Award for courageous and brave journalism, and the Chairman's Guardian of Governance Award in 2017 from the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa. For the last 14 years he has been Executive Producer of the current affairs programmes of the SABC's Afrikaans radio station, RSG.
Mokomane (N.) et al FAMILY MATTERS, family cohesion, values and strengthening to promote wellbeing
378pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
The essays in this book grow out of a research project on families and social cohesion and utilise the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS).

Contributions include:
"Family Functioning and Economic Status" by Ferdi Botha, Frikkie Booysen and Edwin Wouters
"Patterns of Alcohol Consumption in South Africa: implications of harmful drinking in families" by Arvin Bhana and Candice Groenewald
"Intimate Partner Violence and Family Cohesion Among Ever Married Women and Men in South Africa" by Yanga Zembe and Visseho Adjiwanou
"South African Public Opinion on Family Rights for Lesbians and Gay Men: entry points for activism and interventions" by Neo Mohlabane, Ntombizonke Gumede and Zitha Mokomane
"Regarding Baba: perceptions about fathers and fatherhood in South Africa" by Tawanda Makusha, Linda Richter, Sara Naicker, Sharlene Swartz and Chris Desmond
"Lone Mothers' Accounts of the Impact of Poverty on Their Dignity: a South African perspective" by Gemma Wright, Phakama Ntshongwana, Michael Noble and David Neves.
186pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A selection of Aquino de Braganca's articles and interviews, 1980-1986, many published in English for the first time. Portuguese journalist, academic and diplomat Aquino de Braganca was an advisor to Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique. He played a key role in Frelimo's contacts with the Portuguese. He died with Samora Machel when their plane crashed at Mbuzini in 1986.

"What a treasure! This collection provides a vast amount of information about the character of the Mozambican Revolution and the debates that surrounded it. Aquino's words evoke the spirit of the times, the hopes, fears, disappointments, joys and speculations of a generation of activist scholars willing to devote their energies, and give their lives if necessary, to the emancipation of humankind." Albie Sachs, former judge of the South African Constitutional Court
Twidle (H.) EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH, narrative non-fiction and the coming of democracy in South Africa
250pp., paperback, Woodbridge & Rochester, 2019. R295
"In a series of carefully crafted chapters, Hedley Twidle explores the full range of South African narrative non-fiction...It is the first serious, sustained intellectual engagement with this expanding corpus of texts...Twidle's refusal to be trapped within the binary categories of fact and fiction leads to a cross-reading approach that enriches our understanding of the aesthetic and historical work that these texts perform. As the final chapter...shows, the major appeal of Experiments with Truth may lie in its own experimentation with the truths of the closure-driven academic monograph." Harry Garuba, Professor of African Studies and English Literature, University of Cape Town

"Hedley Twidle's lucid and sparkling book unsettles our thinking about the relationship between literature and democracy. Among the first serious studies of South African non-fictional forms, it roams through archives, memoirs, journalism and biography to make a decisive case for their literary qualities. But even more strikingly, it shows how literature animates the anti-colonial democratic process as much as democracy does literature." Upamanyu Pable Mukherjee, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick University

Heldey Twidle is a writer, teacher and scholar based in the English Department at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of the essay collection, Firepool: experiences in an abnormal world.

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