New Arrivals 8th to 14th of August 2019

Barker (J.) dir. WONDER BOY FOR PRESIDENT,
72 minutes, DVD, , 2016. R195
A satirical feature film about a charismatic young man from the Eastern Cape who is coerced into running for president by two corrupt cadres who aim to mould him and then orchestrate his downfall. Features South African comedians Loyiso Gola, John Vlismas, David Kibuuka, Mojack Lehoko and Daniel Friedman.
Botchway (D.) BOXING IS NO CAKEWALK!, Azumah 'Ring Professor' Nelson in the social history of Ghanaian boxing
265pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R275
A biography of Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson and a social history of boxing in Ghana.

De-Valera NYM Botchway is Associate Professor of History (Africa and the African Diaspora) at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Braam (C.) EK IS HENDRIK WITBOOI, uit die Nederlands vertaal deur Zandra Bezuidenhout
391pp., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Pretoria, 2019. R295
First published in 2016 in the Netherlands as Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi.

A novel based on the life of Hendrik Witbooi (1830-1905). It focuses on the period from 1884, when Witbooi moved to northern South West Africa (present-day Namibia) with a faction of the ǀKhowesin tribe, to the 1904 uprising against German colonial rule. Braam draws on the many letters Witbooi wrote to German governors, English magistrates and African leaders.

Conny Braam was co-founder and President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the Netherlands. She is the author of Operation Vula and the memoir Mandela on the Fridge, in which she reflects on her role as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa.
Coetzee (J.) SKOKVLUG,
126pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R180
A novel for young adults about a sixteen-year-old boy who is studying for his student pilot's license so that he can join the South African Air Force's Silver Falcons. He needs to study in secret because his father is opposed to his plans.

John Coetzee was born in 1931 in Florida in the Transvaal (now Gauteng). He has written many novels for young adults including Black Swan Down and Dance of the Freaky Green Gold.
Coplan (D.) SOUNDS IN SOUTH AFRICA, School of Human and Social Sciences Annual Lectures, University of Venda, 2017
113pp., illus., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series 127, Cape Town, 2018. R140
David Coplan was the 2017 guest speaker at the School of Human and Social Sciences, University of Venda. This publication includes the five lectures he delivered:
"Life in the Field: anthropologist as refugee"
"God Rock Africa: thoughts on politics in popular Black performance in South Africa"
"Sounds of the 'Third Way': identity and the African Renaissance in contemporary South African popular traditional music"
"Nkosi Sikekel' iAfrika and the Liberation of the Spirit of South Africa"
"South African Radio in a Saucepan".

David Coplan is Emeritus Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of In Township Tonight! South Africa's Black city music & theatre and In the Time of Cannibals: The word music of South Africa's Basotho migrants.
Dery (P.) text & Newsome (T.) illus. GOGO'S LIST,
29pp., colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2019. R130
First published in Ghana in 2016.

A children's book about a girl who decides to help her grandmother with her to-do list to show everyone how grown-up she is.

Winner of a Golden Baobab Prize.

Also available in Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Portia Dery is Ghanaian and lives in Tamale. She is the founder and director of the African Youth Writers Organisation AYWO.
Toby Newsome is a South African illustrator who lives in Cape Town.
Mapaya (M.) & Mugovhani (N.) eds. JOHN BLACKING, and contemporary African musicology, reflections, reviews, analyses and prospects
240pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series 126, Cape Town, 2018. R330
Contributions include:
"Connecting the Past and the Present: musical language of Mato and invocation of ancestral presence in healing amongst the Vhavenda of South Africa" by Mudzunga Junniah Davhula
"Indigenous Protest Lyrics in Women's Musical Performances: a perspective of a kind of gender activism" by Elelwani Ramaite-Mafadza
"Folklore: a foundation for cultural performances with reference to the indigenous music of the youth of Limpopo Province, South Africa" by Mokgale Makgopa
"From Dusty Streets to Educational Institutions: a case of Northern Sotho indigenous music" by Moloko Sepota.

Madimade Geoff Mapaya is Head of the Music Department and a founding member of the Indigenous Music and Oral History Project at the University of Venda.
Ndwamato George Mugovhani is Professor in Music and Head of the Performing Arts Department at the Tshwane University of Technology.
McKinnon (J.) text & Grogan (T.) illus. CRIMINALS CORRUPTION AND CRAZY CRITTERS,
216pp., illus., paperback, (Tzaneen), 2019. R275
A collection of tales about crime and corruption by genealogist and historian June McKinnon, author of A Tapestry of Lives: women of the Cape in the 17th century and Wine, Women and Good Hope: a history of scandalous behaviour in the Cape.
Mtenje-Mkochi (A.) A GRAMMATICAL SKETCH OF CILAMBYA, the Malawian variant
120pp., maps, paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series 129, Cape Town, 2018. R280
Cilambya is on a dialect continuum with Cisukwa and Cindali and is spoken in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. A report published by the Centre for Language Studies at the University of Malawi states that Cilambya is spoken by the Traditional Authorities of Mwabulambya, Kameme, Mwenimisuku and Mwenewenya in the Chitipa district.
Prah (K.) THE CHALLENGE OF DECOLONIZING EDUCATION,
97pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series 128, Cape Town, 2018. R240
A collection of five papers Kwesi Phrah presented at various South African institutions of higher education. Four of them have been published before.

"Has Rhodes Fallen? Decolonizing the humanities in Africa and constructing intellectual sovereignty"
"The Intellectualization of African Languages for Higher Education"
"The Centrality of the Language Question in the Decolonization of Education in Africa"
"An Outline of Decolonized Education in Africa"
"Observations on Literacy and Society in Africa".

Kwesi Phrah is the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) based in Cape Town. His books include Tracings: Pan Africanism and the challenges of global African unity and The African Nation: the state of the nation.
Stewart (D.) text & Daly (J.) illus. THE GIFT OF THE SUN, a tale from South Africa
29pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1996) 2019. R130
A children's book about a man who is tired of working and wants a simple life basking in the sun.

Dianne Stewart is the author of many children's books, including Dudu's Basket, Lyle the Crocodile and The Dove.
Jude Daly is the illustrator of Thank You, Jackson, Lila and the Secret of the Rain, Sivu's Six Wishes and The Faraway Island. She received the Katrine Harries Award and a place on the 1998 IBBY Honour List for the illustrations of this book.
Surty (M.) IN PURSUIT OF DIGNITY,
272pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R200
In a collection of vignettes Enver Surty writes about his life experiences. He practiced as an attorney and human rights lawyer in Rustenburg from 1977 until 1994, served as a member of the Management Committee of the Constitutional Assembly and was a negotiator for the ANC on the Bill of Rights. A Member of Parliament from 1994 until 2004, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Education (2004 - 2008) and subsequently became Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (2008 -2009). He is currently serving as Deputy Minister of Basic Education in the cabinet of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Even though I have known comrade Enver for more than 24 years, I found his vignettes both absorbing and interesting. I am acutely aware of his quiet and unobtrusive but critical interventions in the negotiations on the Bill of Rights. I have enjoyed the stories that cumulatively make a fascinating narrative of how cadres from different walks of life have given unstintingly of themselves to create a better tomorrow…” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, from his foreword

“A riveting and compelling read. This is vintage Surty: committed, transparent, humble, witty and intelligent. This book is an insight into South Africa – today, yesterday and the future. There is so much to learn here: politics, constitutional law, family and social relations. A book from an insightful, truly amazing writer.” Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education and Training
van Niekerk (D.) LEGKAART VAN 'N JONG LEWE, essays oor wat was en geword het
160pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R195
A collection of 48 essays in which Dolf van Niekerk recalls his earliest memories of his birthplace, his family and the people who formed him, and his years at university.

Author, dramatist and radio presenter Dolf van Niekerk was born in 1929 in Edenburg in the Free State. He is the author of Kroniek van Turf and Koors. In 1963 he was awarded the Eugène Marais Prize for Skepsels, a collection of short stories, and in 1986, he won the MER Prize and the Scheepers Award for Youth Literature for the novel Die Haasvanger.
Walter (B.) ALLEGORIES OF THE EVERYDAY, poems
90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R180
"Allegories of the Everyday illuminates new ground: even as death looms, Brian Walter is more lucid, richly rhythmical, wide-ranging, compassionate and (in his own phrase) 'relentlessly aware' than ever." Dan Wylie, author of Raven Games, new and selected poems

Brian Walter taught literature at the University of Fort Hare for 19 years. Later he worked in educational and community development projects in the Eastern Cape and currently mentors the Helenvale Poets and is an active member of the Ecca Poets group. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Baakens and Otherwise and Other Poems. His debut collection, Tracks, won the 2000 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He was also awarded the 1999 Thomas Pringle Award for poetry published in journals.

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