New Arrivals 31st to 6th of February 2019

Campbell (C.) THE TORTOISE CRIED ITS ONLY TEAR,
181pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R240
A novel about a young woman who grew up amongst the 'karretjiemense' of the Karoo. The 'karretjiemense' (Donkey Cart People) are direct descendants of the San, the earliest inhabitants of the Karoo interior. Itinerant sheep-shearers, this marginalised community roam the Karoo in their donkey carts in search of work, sleeping over on the roadside in make-shift overnight shelters.

Also available in Afrikaans as Die Skilpad se Laaste Traan.

Carol Campbell is the author of the novels My Children Have Faces and Esther's House.
Hislop (J.) BEHIND THE CASTLE,
152pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R385
A history of the early estates, houses, streets and residents of District Six and surrounds, Cape Town. This area was originally referred to as "behind the Castle".

Jim Hislop is the author of Wheatfields & Windmills.
Hook (D.) comp. & ed. LIE ON YOUR WOUNDS, the prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
565pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R420
A collection of approximately 300 letters which Robert Sobukwe, the first President of the Pan Africanist Congress, wrote while in prison on Robben Island ((1960-1969).

Preface by Otua Sobukwe, Robert Sobukwe's granddaughter.

"Sobukwe remains one of the least well understood of the great South African resistance leaders. Hook's meticulously arranged collection offers an intimate portrait of Sobukwe and reveals the extraordinary humanity and principle underlying his distinctive pan-Africanism." Saul Dubow, Magdalene College, Cambridge

"Making public the letters from apartheid's most feared prisoner is a gift to the world." Benjamin Pogrund, author of Sobukwe and Apartheid

Derek Hook is Associate Professor in Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and Extraordinary Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria. He is the author of (Post)apartheid Conditions and A Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial
Mutambara (A.) IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE ZIMBABWEAN DREAM, an autobiography of thought leadership, volume II, the path to power (2003-2009)
425pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R395
The second of three volumes on the life and thought of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara, former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. This volume covers his return to Africa from the USA, his re-entry into Zimbabwean politics, his swearing-in as Deputy Prime Minister, the 2008 elections and his subsequent arrest and detention.
Ngcaweni (W.) & (B.) eds. WE ARE NO LONGER AT EASE, the struggle for #FeesMustFall
201pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2918. R240
A collection of articles, essays, speeches and poetry by students, journalists, researchers and academics involved in the student-led protest movement known as "FeesMustFall, which began in 2015.

Foreword by Malaika wa Azania.
Opland (J) ed. ROBERT GODFREY, lexicography, notes on Xhosa lore and language (1909-1934)
356pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 7, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R320
A collection of Robert Godfrey's articles to the Blythswood Review. Also includes a collated list of lexical definitions intended for inclusion in a third edition of Albert Kropf's dictionary (1899). Godfrey, a member of staff of the Blythswood Institution, produced a revised and expanded second edition of this dictionary in 1915 and prepared a third edition, which was never published.

Foreword by Pamela Maseko, Professor of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape.

Jeff Opland is retired, lives in Wales, and serves as Visiting Professor in the School of Languages: African Language Studies, at Rhodes University. He has located, assembled, edited and translated numerous Xhosa texts, including works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho, J.W. Wauchope, S.E.K. Mqhayi, W.W. Gqoba, D.L.P. Yali-Manisi, and John Solilo.
Reynolds (J.) LANG PAD ONNETOE, vertaal deur Nathan Trantraal
308pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R195
Originally published in the USA in 2017 as Long Way Down.

Nathan Trantraal's translation into Kaaps of a novel by African American author Jason Reynolds. Narrated in short, staccato narrative verse, the story takes place over sixty seconds - the time it takes a fifteen-year-old to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the man who killed his brother. Kaaps is a dialect spoken in the Western Cape.

Nathan Trantraal is the author of Wit Issie 'n Colour Nie, aangedrade stories and the poetry collection Alles Het Niet Kom Wod. His first collection of poetry, Chokers en Survivors won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize.
Rogan (M.) ed. POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION, and the labour market in South Africa
257pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250
Contributions include:
Young People's Early Adult Transitions: five years in the South African Youth Panel Study by Kathryn Isdale, Vijay Reddy and Lolita Winnaar
The Post Matriculation Enrolment Decision: do public TVET colleges provide students with a viable alternative? by Nicola Branson and Amy Kahn
The Adult Education and Training (AET) Island: the missing piece of the post-school puzzle by Peliwe Lolwana
Over-Qualification and Skills-Utilisation in the Graduate Labour Market: evidence from two South African universities by Michael Rogan
Education and Skills Mismatch in the South African Labour Market by Erofili Grapsa, Bongiwe Mncwango and Michael Rogan
Smith (M.N.) ed. CONFRONTING INEQUALITY, the South African crisis
180pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R210
Contributions include:
South Africans Should Not Be Polite About Inequality by Ben Turok
The Inequality Danger: the imperative to normalise freedom by Kgalema Motlanthe
Confronting Inequality: thoughts on public accountability and policy resonance by Thuli Madonsela
Tackling Wage Inequality: pay ratios and capping pay by David Francis and Kaylan Massie
The Systemic Underpinnings of Inequality in South Africa by Neva Seidman Makgetla.

Michael Nassen Smith is currently the Deputy Director of the Institute for African Alternatives.
Zondi (K.) comp. A GLOSSARY OF LAW TERMS, English-isiZulu
49pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2018. R145
Basic explanations of legal terms in both isiZulu and English. Designed to assist students pursuing legal studies.

Khulekani Zondi lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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