New Arrivals 15th to 21st of August 2019

Barnard (H.) HALLEY SE KOMEET,
352pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R355
A novel for young adults set in rural Natal in 1986, about an Afrikaner teenager and his Black friend who prevent a brutal crime from being committed and are then pursued by the perpetrator.

Hannes Barnard was born in Newcastle and lives in Johannesburg. This is his debut novel.
Barnett (G.) ZAMBEZI LAD TO CITY FREEMAN, an autobiography
435pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R345
A sequel to Gavin Barnett's book Like a River Glorious, a biography of his mother which also covers much of his childhood as a missionary's son in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). From Zambezi Lad to City Freeman discusses his father's death, his mother's work as a missionary, his travels, his business interests and his involvement as a Chartered Governance Professional, which led to his election as International President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and admission as a Freeman of the City of London.

Self-published.
Byron (C.) HINDSIGHT IS PERFECT VISION (A TRILOGY), book 1, when Christmas tress were tall, an autobiography written as a trilogy, of a baby boomer in southern Africa
255pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R240
Charles Langley Byron was born in 1949 in East London. A semi-retired exploration geologist, he has lived in Botswana for over 30 years. In this first volume of his autobiography he writes about growing up in the Eastern Cape Province in the 1950s and 1960s and attending boarding school in King Williams Town.

Self-published.
Diedericks (E-M.) SEKS, LEUENS EN DIE INTERNET,
239pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R315
Writer and journalist Erla-Mari Diedericks' account of the world of online dating - at 50. She is the author of Sin, Sushi and Survival: a memoir.
Everatt (D.) ed. GOVERNANCE AND THE POSTCOLONY, views from Africa
327pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
"This important collection reinvigorates the current, hollowed-out concept of governance by insisting that power, and its accountability, is central to governance. It does so through the lens of the postcolony; the field of vision is that of the global south. This makes possible a perspective on governance which places democratic activism and the needs of the poor at its centre." Colin Bundy, retired First Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

"This is a thought-provoking and timely book. It is accessible without sacrificing rigour and a welcome reference for all of us working in this area of democracy and good governance who believe that democracy ought to have tangible impact on people's lives." Judith February, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Security Studies

Contributions include:
"South African Foreign Policy and Global Governance: conflict from above and below" by Patrick Bond
"Public Policymaking through Adversarial Network Governance in South Africa" by Susan Booysen
"Broken Corporate Governance: South Africa's municipal state-owned entities and agencies" by William Gumede
"Law and Governance: has the South African judiciary overstepped its oversight mandate?" by Chelete Monyane
"Low-hanging Fruit or Deep-seated Transformation? Quality of life and governance in Gauteng, South Africa" by David Everatt.

David Everatt is Head of the Wits School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Horwitz (A.) et al (eds.) BOTSOTSO 19, fiction, true, false and fantastical
237pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R160
A collection of 31 pieces of short fiction by southern African writers, accompanied by photographs by Moshe Sekete Potswana.
Korff (G.) BAT OUT OF HELL,
380pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2019. R355
In 1980/81 Granger Korff served as a combat paratrooper with 1 Parachute Battalion in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. He wrote about his experiences during the Bush War in his first book 19 with a Bullet. In this sequel he describes his return to civilian life and his struggle to recover from the trauma of war, initially in South Africa and later in the USA. He now lives in Los Angeles and runs a plumbing business.
Motshabi (M.) ed. READING THE PALMS OF THE TIME,
244pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R220
A collection of three plays:
"Hallelujah!" by Xoli Norman
"Inter-racial" by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom and Aubrey Sekhabi
"Book of Rebellations" by Monageng 'Vice' Motshabi and Kgafela Oa Magogodi.

Foreword by Warona Seane.
Sauerman (P.) THE HISTORY OF GOLF IN SOUTH AFRICA, from the foundation of the first club in 1885 through to the unification of the SAGU and the SA N-E GA in 1992
301pp., 4to., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R595
A history of South African golf clubs and courses, championships and champion golfers, with chapters on Bobby Locke and Gary Player.

Self-published.

Peter Sauerman played golf for Southern Cape in 1968 and 1969. He was President of the Western Province Golf Union and served on the executive of the South African Golf Union. He designed a golf course, the Espiche Campo de Golfe, on the Portuguese Algarve, and redesigned the Royal Cape's greens.
Smith (B.) DOOIEGETY,
300pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R320
A thriller about a woman whose daughter disappears just as she learns that a friend who has died was in fact murdered.

Bets Smith is a teacher and lives in the Lowveld in Mpumalanga Province.

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