New Arrivals 25th to 31st of July 2019

346pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R310
A novel about a family living on a farm in the Bo-Karoo.

Lize Albertyn-du Toit grew up in Mpumalanga. She lives and works on the farm Vlakkerug outside Riebeek-Wes, and teaches at Riebeeck Valley Special School. This is her debut novel.
Breytenbach (B.) YSTERKOEI-BLUES, versamelde gedigte, 1964-1975
424pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2001) 2019. R375
This collection includes all the poetry collections published before Breyten Breytenbach's imprisonment in 1975, as well as some unpublished poems, Skryt, and short prose works from Katastrofes.

Breyten Breytenbach was born in 1939 in Bonnievale. In the 1960s he left South Africa for Paris. During a visit to South Africa in 1975 under a false passport he was arrested on a charge of terrorism and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment. His work includes poetry, novels, plays and essays. He was awarded the 1984 Hertzog Prize for poetry for Yk, but refused to accept it. He received the 1999 Hertzog Prize for poetry for Oorblyfsels and Papierblom. His most recent collection of poetry, Die windvanger (2007), was awarded the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Hertzog Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa and America. He is involved with the Gorée Institute in Dakar, Senegal, and Columbia University in New York where he lectures in creative writing.
129pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R345
Emlyn Brown describes the 14 expeditions undertaken to search for the SS Waratah, a passenger and cargo steamship built in 1908 for the Blue Anchor Line to operate between Europe and Australia. In 1909, on her second voyage, en route from Durban to Cape Town, the ship disappeared with 211 passengers and crew aboard. No trace of the ship has ever been found.

Bruton (M.) CURATOR AND CRUSADER, the life and work of Majorie Countenay-Latimer
292pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, (Hermanus), 2019. R290
Majorie Courtenay-Latimer (1907-2004) was the first bird-ringer in South Africa and researched flowering plants, birds, fossils and Xhosa customs. She worked at the East London Museum from 1931 until her retirement. In 1938 she received a call from a fisherman that an unusual species of fish had been caught in the Chalumna River and fetched it for the museum. JLB Smith later identified it as a coelacanth and named it Latimeria chalumnae in her honor.

Ichthyologist Mike Bruton is the author of The Annotated Old Fourlegs and The Fishy Smiths, a biography of JLB and Margaret Smith. He served as Director of the JLB Smith Institute of Ischtyology and as Education Director of the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Cloete (A.) GAM SE TJIND,
66pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R210
A novel about a happily married middle-aged man haunted by the violence he suffered as a child.


Aubrey Cloete was born on the Cape Flats. He teaches at Knysna Secondary School.
Coetzee (A.) IN MY VEL, 'n reis
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Azille Coetzee went to the Netherlands to study for a PhD at the Vrije University in Amsterdam. She had a Dutch boyfriend and had decided to settle in Europe. In this memoir she describes how she grappled with the question of who she is and where she belongs.

"'n Lieflike, noodsaaklike boek. Sowel gesofistikeerde intellektuele besinning as 'n hartstogtelik=persoonlike relaas." Francois Smith, Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, University of the Free State

Azille Coetzee is a postdoctoral researcher at Stellenbosch University.
285pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R310
A novel set on a wine farm in 1918. A three-year-old boy arrives on the farm, unable to say who he is or where he is from. For the next 20 years he lives with the family, longing to know his true identity.

Helen de Kock is the author of the romances Somersneeu, Debora en Seuns and Debora Gaan Huis Toe.
Dowling (F.) PRETEND YOU DON'T KNOW ME, new and selected poems
136pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R250
First published in the UK in 2018.

"A witty and wise collection. Her sequence about her mother’s dementia is very touching. Elsewhere, these vital works will have you crying with laughter." Jackie Kay, The Guardian, who chose Pretend You Don't Know Me as one of her three best poetry books of 2018

Finuala Dowling was born in Cape Town in 1962. Her first collection of poems, I flying, won the Ingrid Jonker Prize; her second, Doo-Wop Girls of the Universe, was a co-winner of the Sanlam prize; and her third, Notes from the Dementia Ward, won the Olive Schreiner Prize. She is the author of the novels What Poets Need, Flyleaf and Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart, which won the 2012 M-Net Literary Award. She is currently senior lecturer in the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at UCT.
du Toit (P.) THE STELLENBOSCH MAFIA, inside the billionaires' club
223pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
Journalist Pieter du Toit investigates some of South Africa's richest white men living in Stellenbosch. Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, refers to the group as the "Stellenbosch Mafia. They include Anton and Johann Rupert, Jannie Durand, Edwin Hertzog, Jannie and Piet Mouton, Christo Wiese, Whitey Basson, Markus Jooste, Michiel le Roux, GT Ferreira, Bruno Steinhoff, Jurie Roux, and Ben la Grange.

Pieter du Toit is news editor of Beeld and Netwerk24.
Farber (T.) BLOOD ON HER HANDS, South Africa's most notorious female killers
262pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Investigates the lives and motivations of South African female murderers, including Daisy de Melker, Najwa Petersen, Chané van Heerden, Phoenix Racing Cloud, Dina Rodrigues, and Joey Haarhoff.

South African journalist Tanya Farber currently works for the Sunday Times.
Hansen (P.) VERVLEG,
205pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R180
A collection of newspaper columns and articles by journalist Petro Hansen, previously published in various Afrikaans newspapers and magazines.
Kemp (R.) GEDEELTELIK BEWOLK, 'n lewensbeskrywing van 'n mal man
289pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about a man born in the year Jan Smuts died on a farm in the Northern Cape. He has worked as an SADF soldier, a spy, a journalist, a smuggler and a saboteur and ends up homeless, juggling lawyers, psychologists and women.

"Heilige koeie word hier links en regs geslag. En anders as die meeste Afrikaanse boeke het dit nie 'n bang haar op die kop nie. Kom wat wil." Toast Coetzee, co-editor of Ons Klyntji

Ruan Kemp (b. 1978) is a mining analyst with degrees in journalism, education, and engineering. He lives in Hermanus. This is his first novel.
Kilroe (S.) ANNE HOPE, the struggle for freedom, the life of the visionary co-founder of Training for Transformation
155pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, London, 2019. R225
Anne Hope (1930 - 2015) was President of the lay Catholic community, The Grail, in South Africa and co-founded the Training for Transformation programme for community development with her partner Sally Timmel. Writer and retired development worker Stephanie Kilroe, who knew Anne Hope for most of her life, had access to Hope's diaries and prayer journals when writing this biography.

"Anne Hope was a woman of substance, an activist and a leader whose global impact will live forever." Mamphela Ramphele, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
299pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R265
A novel set in Cape Town about a happily married psychologist who's predictable life is suddenly threatened from all sides.

Debbie Loots is currently the editor of REAL|life magazine. Her debut novel, Split, received the ATKV Woordveertjie Prize in 2016. She lives in Cape Town.
Malan (P.) & Jones (C.) comps. DIE BRAAMBOS BLY BRAND, nie-teoloë se perspektiewe op Bybelverse
236pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2018. R260
A collection of essays by a diverse group of people who were invited to write a piece based on a biblical text. The only condition was that they weren't active church members, ministers or theologians.

Contributors include Annelie Botes, Dana Snyman, Pik Botha, Lizette Rabe, Rachelle Greeff, Piet Croucamp, Joan Hambidge, Koos Kombuis, Lina Spies, and Nathan Trantraal.

Dr Chris Jones was a minister in Ceres for 20 years. He heads the Unit for Moral Leadership in the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University.
Journalist Pieter Malan is editor of the Rapport Appendix Weekly.
140pp., paperback, Harare, 2012. R195
A novel set in a small village in Zimbabwe, about a 14-year-old girl who winesses the Gukurahundi killings of the 1980s.

ZImbabwean writer Christopher Mlalazi was the co-winner of the 2008 Oxfam Novib PEN Freedom of Expression Award for theatre. In 2009 he was awarded a NAMA award for his short story collection Dancing with Life: tales from the township and in 2010 for his play Election Day. From 2013 to 2015 Mlalazi was a fellow of the House of Literature in Hannover, Germany, where he finished his novel They are Coming. From 2015 to 2017 he was a guest writer at Casa Refugio in Mexico City.
178pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R190
"The ONLY book every young black South African entrepreneur should read - I cannot recommend it highly enough." Basetsana Kumalo, South African television personality, businesswoman and former Miss South Africa

Karabo Che Mokoape is a social entrepreneur. He lives in Durban.
Molotsi (T.) THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE, memoirs of an MK combatant
86pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Department of Military Veterans, No Place, 2018. R285
In 1980 Teboho Molotsi (MK name Thami Khaya) was recruited by the ANC while serving in the South African Police Service. A few months after resigning as a detective and working as an undercover agent for the ANC, he was arrested, convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment on Robben Island. When he was released on appeal in 1982 and placed under house arrest he went into exile and joined Umkhonto we Sizwe. He writes about his experience of being stigmatised as an enemy agent and incarcerated in Quatro, the ANC prison in northern Angola.
152pp., paperback, No Place, 2015. R265
"The book advances the discourse on public policy-making. Lessons from the Mbeki era point to the fact that public policy-making is about responding to human needs with a view to creating a more inclusive society. The book also drives home the point that public policy-making requires decisive leadership as was provided by Mbeki when he was President of the Republic of South Africa." Edwell Kaseke, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwaterasrand


Ndangwa Noyoo is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town
Rabie (J.) 62256623PE,
491pp., illus., paperback, Hermanus, 2015. R330
A memoir by Brigadier General Josienne 'Jos' Rabie SM, MMM. The book focuses on the 1960s to the 1990s. Rabie served as an infantryman and a mechanized infantryman, an aide de camp to President J.J. Fouché, a paratrooper, a member of the SA Army Command and a commander of the SA Army College. He retired in 1998 as a brigadier general.

Ramsden (T.) EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN, a South African's backpacking adventures abroad
452pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2019. R300
Between 1990 and 1996 Tim Ramsden travelled to 35 countries on three continents. He now lives in Canada.
Sutcliffe (T.) text & illus. YET MORE SWEET DAYS, notes from a fly fisher's life
471pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R330
Tom Sutcliffe was born in Johannesburg in 1943. A semi-retired medical doctor, he lives in Cape Town. He is the author of Hunting Trout and several other books on fly fishing. In 2019 he was appointed President of the Federation of Southern African Flyfishers.
Tovey (N.) with Landheer (E.) A CAPTAIN'S JOURNEY,
245pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R230
Forewords by Clive Barker and Kaizer Motaung.

Neil Tovey was born in 1962 in Pretoria and grew up in Durban. He was captain of Bafana Bafana and led the team to their only AFCON title in 1996. He was also captain of Kaizer Chiefs and retired at the club. His successes as coach include winning the Rothmans Cup (three times), Castle League (twice), Telkom Charity Cup and the COSAFA Cup. In 2015 he became technical director of the South African Football Association (SAFA). In 2018 he was conferred with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

"This book is the life story of one of the great legends of South African soccer. It’s about true leadership, his passion for the game of football and his love for his country." Kaizer Motaung, chairman and Managing Director Chiefs FC

Ernest Landheer is research and publishing manager at Kaizer Chiefs. He is the author of Man of Action, the biography of Roger de Sa.
Troskie (A.) as Elbie Lötter IT'S ME, ANNA, the full story
438pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
It's Me, Anna, a novel about childhood sexual abuse, is based on a true story. The sequel, The State vs Anna Bruwer, describes what happens after Anna shoots the man who abused her. In this new edition the two novels are available in a single volume.

Dis Ek, Anna was originally published in 2004 under Anchien Troskie's pseudonym, Elbie Lötter. The English edition, translated by Marianne Thamm, was released the same year. The follow-up novel, Die Staat Teen Anna Bruwer and it's English translation by Edwin Hees were originally published in 2012.

Anchien Troskie lives on a farm in the Eastern Cape. She is the author of Vermis op Allesverloren (2014), Die Besoeker (2010) and Nooit is ’n Lang, Lang Tyd (2008).
van der Spuy (C.) LIEFDE AGTER TRALIES, ware Suid-Afrikaanse verhale
173pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R265
Journalist Carla van der Spuy interviews people who have fallen in love with and/or married convicted prisoners. She also speaks to forensic psychologists in an attempt to understand what drives such relationships.

Carla van der Spuy is the author of Blood on her Hands, women behind bars.
Wessels (A.) SUID-AFRIKA SE VLOOTMAGTE, 1922 - 2012
290pp., illus., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2017. R390
André Wessels discusses South Africa's naval history against the background of political developments in South Africa and the rest of the world. He also looks at the role played by the different types of vessels in the fleet: frigates, torpedoes, minesweepers, patrol boats, hydrographic surveying vessels, combat ships, submarines, and more.

André Wessels is Senior Professor in the Department of History at the University of the Free State.

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