New Arrivals 22nd to 28th of August 2019

Adriaanse (W.) ENDGAME, translated by Elsa Silke
372pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R300
Originally published in 2017 in Afrikaans as Eindspel.

Sequel to Wilna Adriaanse's thriller Blindside.

Lieutenant Ellie McKenna is trying to live a quiet life in the countryside but is tracked down and drawn once again into the criminal underworld she tried to escape.
Ancer (J.) BETRAYAL, the secret lives of apartheid spies
264pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R285
Jonathan Ancer discusses the lives and motivations of some of South Africa's most famous spies, including Dieter Gerhardt, Jennifer Miles, Craig Williamson, Olivia Forsyth, Karl Edwards, Vanessa Brereton, Mark Behr and Joy Harnden.

"This was an era of great deeds by good men and women, and betrayals by those who were gripped by greed and adventure...The most vivid and accessible account to date of the workings of the apartheid forces to thwart the struggle for freedom in our land." Mkhuseli Jack, author of To Survive and Succeed: from farm boy to businessman

"Ancer masterfully deconstructs the secret world of spies...A book filled with intrigue, deceit and subterfuge." Jacques Pauw, author of Into the Heart of Darkness and The President's Keepers

Journalist Jonathan Ancer is the author of Spy, uncovering Craig Williamson.
Beckett (I.) RORKE'S DRIFT AND ISANDLWANA, great battles
225pp., illus., maps. hardback, d.w., Oxford & New York, 2019. R300
Ian Beckett tells the story of two of the great battles of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and investigates their immediate military significance as well as their continuing cultural impact and legacy, both in Britain and from the Zulu perspective.

Ian Beckett retired as Professor of Military History at the University of Kent in 2015.
Breytenbach (K.) HOND SE GEDAGTE,
478pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
A novel about an investigative journalist who reluctantly accepts an old friend's request to write a biography of the Springbok rugby captain.

"n Briljante roman wat verlei met heuglike beskrywings van musiek, rugby, kuns, kitsch en fynbos." Kabous Meiring, director and presenter for the TV show Prontuit on KykNET

Kerneels Breytenbach is the author of Piekniek by Hangklip and Easter.
Carruthers (V.) CRADLE OF LIFE, the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind, with contributions by Marina Elliott
256pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R300
Vincent Carruthers discusses the formation of landscapes and the emergence of life, the rise of hominins, the stone and iron ages, early settlement, migrations and wars, and recent developments in the region.

Environmentalist Vincent Carruthers has spent his adult life living and working in the Magaliesburg. He led the campaign to have the region proclaimed a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2015 and worked with the teams that nominated the World Heritage Site. He is the author of The Magaliesberg.
296pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel about a woman who travels to Scotland to honour the last wish of an old friend. She meets a vagabond and becomes involved in the search for his missing beloved, which stirs up memories from her childhood and about her first love.

Nadia de Kock is the author of Heildronk Op 'n Gypsyromp. She works as an IT specialist in Johannesburg.
FunDza comp. SONGBIRD, and other stories
170pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R80
A collection of short stories suitable for young adults. Authors include Jenny Robson, Sello Mahapeletsa and Michelle Faure.
Grant (J.) THE ZULU WAR, through contemporary eyes, with an introduction by Bob Carruthers
128pp., maps, illus., paperback, New Edition, Barnsley, (1894) 2012. R255
James Grant's military history of the Zulu War of 1879 was originally published in 1894 as part of the series British Battles on Land and Sea

Includes contemporary engravings from the Illustrated London News and the Graphic.
Hawker (L.) photo. & Hawker (L.) et al text BREASTFEEDING 101,
223pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2019. R385
Leah Hawker's collection of photographs of women breastfeeding. taken between 2016 and 2019.

Includes a preface "The Project Breastfeeding 101" by Leah Hawker, an introduction "A Template for Love and the Sacred, a psychological perspective" by Adala M. Provost, and interviews with each of the women.
Hugo (C.) & Möllers (T.) eds. LEGALITY AND LIMITATION OF POWERS, values, principles and regulations in civil law, criminal law and public law
347pp., hardback, Baden-Baden & Cape Town, 2019. R1600
A collection of papers presented at the 2017 symposium between the law schools from the University of Augsburg and the University of Johannesburg.

South African contributors include Roxan Venter, George Barrie, Mispa Roux, Radley Henrico, Derek van der Merwe, Wim Alberts, Kathleen van der Linde, Jan Neels, Eesa Fredericks and Hennie Strydom.
Jansen (J.) ed. DECOLONISATION IN UNIVERSITIES, the politics of knowledge
278pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
Contributions include:
"Decolonising Universities" by Mahmood Mamdani
"The Curriculum Case for Decolonisation" by Kesky Le Grange
"On the Politics of Decolonisation: knowledge, authority and the settled curriculum" by Jonathan Jansen
"The Institutional Curriculum: pedagogy and the decolonisation of the South African university" by Liz Lange
"Testing Transgressive Thinking: the learning through enlargement' initiative at UNISA" by Crain Soudien
"Public Art and/as Curricula: seeking a new role for monuments associated with oppression" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Future Knowledge and Their Implications for the Decolonisation Project" Achille Mbembe.

Jonathan Jansen is Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Stellenbosch and current President of the South African Academy of Science. He is the author of Leading for Change, As by Fire: the end of the South African university and Interracial Intimacies on Campuses.
Jonas (M.) AFTER DAWN, hope after state capture, foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa
277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Mcebisi Jonas was Deputy Minister of Finance from 2014 until 2016 and a member of the National Assembly. In October 2015 the Gupta brothers offered him the position of Minister of Finance in exchange for R600m. He turned down the bribe.

In this book he discusses what he sees as the crisis at the heart of South Africa's current system, which places politics at the centre of policy making and implementation, at the expense of growth.
262pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
David Joshua identifies common mistakes made by individual investors and explains how to invest successfully in global markets.

David Joshua joined Standard Bank Offshore in 2013 and moved to South Africa in 2016 to develop their offshore distribution capabilities within the country. Previously he worked as a wealth manager at HSBC Private Bank in London.
Kings (S.) & Wild (S.) SOUTH AFRICA'S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE, illustrations and infographics by Robert Dersley
222pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
A practical handbook that explores what climate change is likely to mean for people living in South Africa, how the country can prepare for it, and what individuals can do in their everyday lives to help to mitigate the impacts it will have.

Sipho Kings is an environmental reporter. He is currently news editor at the Mail & Guardian.
Sarah Wild is a freelance science journalist and author. Her books include Innovation, shaping South Africa's future through science.
541pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R380
Contributions include:
"Competition Policy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area" by Jonathan Klaaren and Fungai Sibanda
"Regional Integration in Southern Africa: a platform for electricity sustainability" by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Bhavna Deonarain
"Household Tipping Points in the Face of Rising Electricity Tariffs" by Angelika Goliger and Aalia Cassim
"Spectrum Policy for Competition and Development: a comparative study of approaches and outcomes in Africa" by Genna Robb
"Procedural Innovation in Competition Law for Small Economies" by Rory Macmillan.

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Simon Roberts is Economics Professor and lead researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development at the University of Johannesburg and an economics director at the Competition and Markets Authority of the United Kingdom.
Imraan Valodia is an economist and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Koopman (K-E.) BECAUSE I COULDN'T KILL YOU, a memoir
167pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Kelly-Eve Koopman writes about her attempts to forget her mentally ill and emotionally abusive father who disappeared. She also writes about coming to terms with herself as a "brown, newly privileged 'elder millennial', caught between middle-class aspirations and social justice ideals." from the back cover

"A brilliant watcher and gifted wordsmith, Because I Couldn't Kill You is brave, spiritual and sexy. An insight into one of Kaaps's sharpest minds." Chase Rhys, author of Kinnes

Kelly-Eve Koopman is co-creator with Sarah Summers of Coloured Mentality, a web series debating what it means to be coloured.
Lowe (G.) GET ME TO 21, the Jenna Lowe story
438pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R265
Gabi Lowe writes about the four-year battle to save the life of her daughter Jenna Lowe, diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare degenerative lung disease. Jenna died in June 2015, at the age of 20.
256pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R195
A novel about a woman who escapes an abusive polygamous marriage to start a new life in Zimbabwe as a domestic worker.

Makanaka was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. She lives in Johannesburg and works as a copywriter and scriptwriter. She also makes women's clothing under her label Maka Naka. Perfect Imperfections is her debut novel.
412pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R300
Contributions include:
"Syndemics, Food Security, Health, and Local Environments: chronic undernutrition in Zimbabwe" by Bill Kinsey
"Cholera in Africa in the 21st Century: questions of justice and human rights" by Sunanda Ray, Farai Madzimbamuto and Davids Sanders
"Care, Context, and Chronic Illness: lessons from HIV-positive adolescents and their families in South Africa's Eastern Cape" by Beth Vale
"Knowledge, Power and the Role of Frontline Health Workers for South Africa's Epidemic Preparedness" by Miriam Di Paola and Beth Vale
"Preparedness for Epidemics in South Africa: the health system and proposals for National Health Insurance" by Alex van den Heever.

Zamanzima Mazibuko is the Senior Researcher in the Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement Faculty at The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) in Johannesburg.
Mda (M.) STRUGGLE AND HOPE, reflections on the recent history of the Transkeian people
183pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Bloemfontein), 2019. R280
A memoir by retired Mthatha lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Mda Mda, published just before his 96th birthday. A life member of the New Unity Movement and a recipient of the President’s Convocation Medal, he discusses his life and the history of the area now known as the Eastern Cape Province from the late 1800s to the present. He also examines the life of K.D. Matanzima, long-term leader of what was then the homeland of Transkei.

"Mda Mda presents us here with a gift. He knows more about the history of the Xhosa-speaking people than almost anybody. This knowledge is derived from, on the one hand, simple proximity - his closeness to the people - and, on the other, a lifelong passion for the scholarship of what we now call the Eastern Cape. Proximity brings to life detail which we would not ordinarily have access to. The scholarship locates the story of the Xhosa-speaking people in the big picture of global politics and of imperialism in the main. Such a coming together is rare," Crain Soudien, CEO, Human Sciences Research Council

"This book, based on lived experience and events 'as they were related to the author', makes an important and refreshing contribution to current debates on the complexities of chieftainship. Whoever doubted the value of oral history in the reconstruction and understanding of our past must read the book." Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Newham-Blake (S.) AS IF BORN TO YOU,
174pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R270
A novel about a thirteen-year-old black girl adopted by a white single mother and the alcoholic psychologist who is consulted after she begins cutting herself.

Journalist Susan Newham-Blake is the author of the memoir Making Finn. She is currently Managing director of a content-marketing agency in Cape Town.
Nontshokweni (S.) & Tlali (M.) text & Thorne (C.) & (B.) illus. WANDA,
30pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R130
A book for children about a little girl who is teased about her hair by the boys at school.

Also available in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
142pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R95
A young adult novel about a teenager whose father takes him from their Eastern Cape village to Cape Town when his mother dies. At his new school he meets a boy who invites him to join a gang.
Nyati (M.) BETTING ON A DARKIE, lifting the corporate game
255pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Foreword by Thabo Mbeki.

Mteto Nyati grew up in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape. After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Natal University he turned down a Rhodes scholarship to take up a position at Afrox in Johannesburg. Former CEO of Microsoft South Africa and MTN South Africa he is currently CEO of the Altron group.

"Mteto's personal story is remarkable. This country needs many Mteto's and I salute him for his contribution." Professor Nick Binedell, GIBS

" I have known and admired Baba Mteto Nyati's career progression. His determination and dedication to succeed show that he, more than most, is an embodiment of: God has given his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers." Bonang Mohale, former CEO of Business Leadership SA.
Pike (A.) AGAINST ALL ODDS, the epic story of the Oceanos rescue
242pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
In August 1991 MTS Oceanos, a French-built and Greek-owned cruise ship sailing from East London to Durban in treacherous weather, sank due to uncontrolled flooding. Her captain and some of the crew were convicted of negligence for fleeing the ship without helping the passengers, who were rescued through the efforts of the on-board entertainers.

"Andrew's story portrays why the Oceanos can be called a miraculous rescue." Captain Nicholas Sloane, salvage master of the Costa Concordia

Maritime lawyer Andrew Pike was part of the legal investigation into the Oceanos' sinking.
Salo (E.) RESPECTABLE MOTHERS, TOUGH MEN AND GOOD DAUGHTERS, producing persons in Manenberg township South Africa
294pp., paperback, Mankon, 2018. R710
Examines how men and women in Manenberg define themselves through the practices of "ordentlikheid", or respectability. Manenberg is a township in Cape Town originally created for people classified Coloured by the apartheid government.

"The first to use the lens of respectability - ordenlikehied - in South African anthropology, Salo introduces us to the minutiae of quotidian life for those who self-define as unemployed and/or working class coloured men and women. Detailing the moral economy in Manenberg, she weaves locality, personhood (identity), respectability politics, hegemonic masculinity and intersectionality into an evocative text that resonates with authenticity and lucidity." Joy Owen, University of the Free State.

"Elaine Salo's book compels anthropology to rethink its method as theory and theory as ethics. It foregrounds the practice of living fieldwork - 'in which the field is home' - that defines her work and decades long commitment to mentorship, care, and advocacy of 'Others' that has reshaped the discipline." Anne-Marie Makhulu, Duke University, USA

South African anthropologist and feminist scholar Elaine Salo is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, USA.
Simpson (C.), Ellard (A.), Nel (D.) & Jurgensen (S.) A BIOGRAPHICAL MUSTER ROLL OF HARTIGAN'S HORSE, German South West Africa, 1915
188pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R400
The regiment, Hartigan's Horse, was raised in January 1915 by Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Hartigan of the South African Police, served briefly with the Southern Column during the German South West Africa campaign, and was broken up in late May of the same year.

van der Merwe (I.) text & Seccombe (T.) photo. CAPE MEDITERRANEAN,
192pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2019. R360
A collection of Mediterranean-inspired recipes.

Ilse van der Merwe is a recipe developer, food writer and TV presenter based in Stellenbosch. She is the presenter for the food and music lifestyle TV programme Klankbord.
Viljoen (F.) BRAND,
223pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R190
An Afrikaans novel about a teenage girl who befriends a fellow student on social media, develops an obsession and begins to stalk him, at first online and then in reality.

Fanie Viljoen lives in Bloemfontein. His first young adult novel Breinbliksem won the Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature in 2005.

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