New Arrivals 10th to 16th of October 2019

Baxter (P.) GANDHI, SMUTS AND RACE IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE, of passive and violent resistance
280pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Barnsley, 2017. R445
Peter Baxter juxtaposes the lives and work of Jan Christiaan Smuts and Mohandas K. Gandhi in South Africa and explores attitudes to race, identity and belonging.

Amateur historian Peter Baxter was born in Kenya, educated in Zimbabwe and currently lives in Oregon, USA. He is the author of Selous Scouts and SAAF's Border War.
Bolaane (M.) et al eds. BOTSWANA WOMEN WRITE,
541pp., map, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2019. R585
An anthology of extracts from novels, short stories, poetry, drama, memoirs, journalism and interviews by and about Batswana women. Includes well-known writers such as Bessie Head, Unity Dow, Lauri Kubuitsile and Tjawangwa Dema, as well as women being published for the first time.

Mary Lederer is a Bessie Head scholar and author of Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006 and In Conversation with Bessie Head.
Leloba Molema is a senior lecturer in English and African literature at the University of Botswana.
Connie Rapoo is an associate professor of visual and performing arts at the University of Botswana. She is co-editor of New Perspectives in Diasporic Experience.
Ellis (K.) IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES,
287pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R240
A psychological thriller about an expert criminal profiler who is drawn into investigating the murder and dismemberment of a young woman in Johannesburg.

Kurt Ellis is the author of By Any Means. He lives in Johannesburg.
Evans (G.) SKIN DEEP, journeys in the divisive science of race
365pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2019. R295
Gavin Evans examines the latest research on how intelligence develops and new discoveries in genetics, palaeontology, archaeology and anthropologoy in order to critique race-based studies of intelligence,

Gavin Evans was born in London and grew up in Cape Town. He lectures in the Culture and Media Department at Birkbeck College in London and broadcasts regularly for the BBC World Service.
Evans (L.) SURVIVAL IN THE 'DUMPING GROUNDS', a social history of apartheid relocation
302pp., illus., map, paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R350
Originally published in 2019 in The Netherlands.

Drawing on extensive archival and oral history research Laura Evans examines the history of apartheid-era relocation into Sada and Ilinge, two rural resettlement townships established in the Ciskei bantustan during the mid-1960s.

Laura Evans is Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University and Research Associate of the International Studies Group, University of the Free State.
Mombelli (C.) PULSES IN THE CENTRE OF SILENCE, composition scores and artistry concepts
228pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R525
96 pieces composed between 1983 and the present by South African jazz musician Carlo Mombelli.

"Carlo Mombelli's music is that of a quintessential Prisoner of Strange. It's visionary, emotional and experimental in a society that doesn't applaud artistry and integrity. His music sits on the cusp of sanity, where madness and brilliance share space, where true art resides. Mombelli has found in his music the expressive soul of the developing world mixed with the technical profundity of the classical world." The Sunday Independent

"Mombelli, now in his early 50s, is still very much in rude creative health. He is still pushing the limits of sound and writing challenging, beautiful work. As an educator, he is molding and mentoring the next generation of South African musicians. Carlo Mombelli is nothing short of a national treasure - you cannot argue with the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music." The Mail & Guardian

Bassist, band leader and composer Carlo Mombelli has taught at the Richard-Strauss Conservatoire in Munich, the Berklee College of Music in Boston and annually at the Jazz Musik Akadamie in Basel. He lives in Johannesburg and is an NRF-rated Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Ndlovu (M.) PERFORMING INDIGENEITY, spectacles of culture and identity in coloniality
195pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2019. R305
Originally published in the UK in 2019.

Morgan Ndlovu analyses performances of indigeneity and staged representations of commodified culture in South Africa. While he recognises the efforts of colonised subjects and the conditions under which they survive, he cautions against playing roles that sustain the power structure of coloniality.

Morgan Ndlovu is Associate Professor of Development Studies at the University of South Africa and a founding member of the Africa Decolonial Research Network.
Omidire (M.) ed. MULTILINGUALISM IN THE CLASSROOM, teaching and learning in a challenging context
240pp., illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R300
A collection of essays that focus on the need for teaching and learning pedagogies to address the complexities and dynamics of multilingual classrooms.

Contributions include:
"Caring for Young Children's Literacy Development in a Multilingual Context" by Melanie Moen, Anienie Veldsman and Hannelie du Preez
"Using Technology as a Resource for Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms" by Tony John Mays
"Disparities Between Reading Fluency and Comprehension: what do we miss?" by Margaret Funke Omidire and Anna-Barbara du Plessis
"South Africa's Language Identity Struggle in Educaton: the historical factor" by Kolawole Samuel Adeyemo and Ophélie RL Dangbégnom
"Improving the Implementation of South African Laws Relating to Multilingualism in Education" by Kolapo Omidire.

Margaret Funke Omidire is a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria.
Ratele (K.) THE WORLD LOOKS LIKE THIS FROM HERE, thoughts on African psychology
228pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R250
Kopani Ratele grapples with the question of how to practice psychology in a way that situates African realities at the centre of its theory and African peoples' experiences at the centre of its practice.

"Ratele is the kind of scholar whose experience means he can jettison old ways of doing things in favour of experimentation and breaking boundaries. Innovative in both form and content, the book is an important contribution to our scholarship." Hugo Canham, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

"In an engaging and useful exploration, Ratele adopts an emancipatory approach that places Africa and Africans at the centre of psychological knowledge and practice...in order to increase our capacity for understanding and to enhance psychology in general." Sandy Lazarus, Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of the Western Cape, and Extraordinary Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences, Unisa

Psychologist Kopani Ratele is Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa (Unisa) and Director of the South African Medical Research Council - Unisa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit. He is the author of Liberating Masculinities; co-author (with Antjie Krog and Mosisi Mpolwneu) of There Was This Goat, investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile; and co-editor of From Boys to Men: social constructions of masculinities in contemporary society and Inter-group Relations.
Smith (K.) THE WEDDING FEAST WAR, the final tragedy of the Xhosa people
286pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Barnsley, 2012. R445
A history of the Ninth South African Frontier War of 1877-1878.

Keith Smith is the author of Harry Smith's Last Throw, the Eighth Frontier War 1850-1853 and Dead was Everything, studies in the Anglo-Boer War. Born in England, he now lives in Australia.
Spiers (E.) LETTERS FROM MAFEKING, eyewitness accounts from the longest siege of the South African War
222pp., illus., maps, hardback d.w., Barnsley, 2018. R445
An account of the 217-day-long siege of Mafeking and its aftermath, which draws extensively on uncensored letters, diary extracts, interviews and speeches by soldiers and civilians.

Edward Spiers is Professor of Strategic Studies at the School of History, University of Leeds. His other books include Letters from Ladysmith, eyewitness accounts from the South African War and Letters from Kimberley, eyewitness accounts from the South African War.
Taruvinga (T.) THE EDUCATED WAITER, memoir of an African immigrant
226pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R240
Zimbabwean Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga's account of being a cash-strapped foreign student studying at Rhodes University.

Tafadzwa Zimunhu Taruvinga is a Rhodes University economics graduate. He has written non-fiction pieces for a Zimbabwean newspaper and has also self-published four books.
Twijnstra (R.) & Durden (E.) ACTING IN SOUTH AFRICA, skills and inspirations
250pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R145
An introduction to acting for stage and screen, including interviews with directors, coaches, agents, producers and actors. Actors who discuss their experiences include Andrew Buckland, David Dennis, Dawn Thandeka King and Dr Jerry Mofokeng.

Dutch theatre director, designer and producer Sir Roel Twijnstra is Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA in Durban and has lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology. He was knighted in 2018 for his contributions to theatre in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr Emma Durden works in the field of theatre for development and health. She has taught at AFDA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the University of Zimbabwe. She runs a health communication consultancy called Act Two Training, the industrial theatre company PST Project, and manages Twist Theatre Development Project.
Twijnstra (R.) & Durden (E.) THEATRE DIRECTING IN SOUTH AFRICA, skills and inspirations
233pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2019. R145
A user-friendly introduction to the role of the theatre director and the concept of stage-craft. Includes interviews with South African directors Brett Bailey, Neil Coppen, Lara Foot, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, Greg Homann, Amy Jephta, Simthembile Prince Lamla, Zinzi Pricess Mhlongo, Bheki Mkhwane and Pusetso Thibedi.

Dutch theatre director, designer and producer Sir Roel Twijnstra is Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA in Durban and has lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology. He was knighted in 2018 for his contributions to theatre in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr Emma Durden works in the field of theatre for development and health. She has taught at AFDA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the University of Zimbabwe. She runs a health communication consultancy called Act Two Training, the industrial theatre company PST Project, and manages Twist Theatre Development Project.
Twijnstra (R.) & Durden (E.) THEATRE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA, skills and inspirations
251pp., illus., paperback, (Durban), 2016. R145
An introduction to the role of the theatre producer. Includes interviews with theatre producers, productions managers, funders and other performing arts professionals. Producers interviewed include Nobulali Dlangazele, Warona Seane, Julian Seleke Moloto, Steven Stead and Kosie Smit.

Dutch theatre director, designer and producer Sir Roel Twijnstra is Head of the Live Performance School at AFDA in Durban and has lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology. He was knighted in 2018 for his contributions to theatre in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr Emma Durden works in the field of theatre for development and health. She has taught at AFDA, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Cape Town and the University of Zimbabwe. She runs a health communication consultancy called Act Two Training, the industrial theatre company PST Project, and manages Twist Theatre Development Project.
van Onselen (C.) THE NIGHT TRAINS, moving Mozambican miners to and from South Africa, circa 1902-1955
247pp., illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
For half a century trains travelled by night between Ressano Garcia, on the Mozambique border, and Booysens station, in Johannesburg. The trains, run as a partnership between the mining houses and the railways, carried Mozambicans recruited to work in the mines of the Witwatersrand and returned the time-expired miners - often ill, broken or insane, and preyed on by con men, petty criminals and corrupt officials. While mine labour was recruited from all over southern Africa, Mozambican migrants made up the largest component. Charles van Onselen reconstructs the world of the night trains, revealing how racial thinking, expressed logistically, reflected South Africa's evolving systems of segregation and apartheid.

"Like the poet seeing a world in a grain of sand, van Onselen uses the story of a single railway 'accident' to illuminate the logics of industrial capitalism in southern Africa and the life worlds of some of the millions that it consumed. Fierce and lyrical, furious and humane, this is the work of a master historian." Professor James Campbell, Department of History, Stanford University.

"The great master of social history, van Onselen, provides us with an unsurpassable lesson in the commodification and disposal of human life. The brilliantly chosen lens is a single rail line from Mozambique to the goldfields of South Africa, bringing fresh bodies west and returning east with the human remains. The tragic underbelly of capitalist accumulation has never been so sharply etched." James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University

Charles van Onselen's books include The Fox and the Flies, Masked Raiders and The Seed is Mine, which was voted one of the hundred best books to come out of Africa in the 20th century. He has been elected to visiting fellowships at Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford and Yale Universities and has been Research Professor in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) at the University of Pretoria for the past two decades.

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