New Arrivals 17th to 23rd of October 2019

60pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2019. R95
A collection of poems about the community of KwaNobuhle 20 years into South Africa’s democracy. KwaNobuhle is a large township on the outskirts of Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, originally created for people classified Black by the apartheid state.

Ayanda Billie was born in 1975 in KwaNobuhle, and has lived there all his life. He is the author of two other poetry collections, Avenues of My Soul in English and Umhlaba Umanzi in isiXhosa. He works as a quality inspector at Volkswagen SA.
Bristow (D.) OF HOMININS, HUNTER-GATHERERS AND HEROES, searching for 20 amazing places in South Africa, stories from the veld (II)
247pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
David Bristow travelled around South Africa collecting interesting stories. Places he visited include the West Coast Fossil Park, Mapungubwe, the Cradle of Humankind, Kosi Bay, Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, Hogsback, Lambazi Bay, Nieu Bethesda, Sutherland, the Swartberg Pass and Die Hel.

David Bristow is the author of The Game Ranger, the Knife, the Lion and the Sheep: 20 tales about curious characters from South Africa.
80pp., paperback, (Pretoria), 2018. R180
A series of letters between Patrick Chiguri and his daughter, who has left home to live in the city.


Patrick Chiguri is the author of The Rainbow Nation and the Raging People.
44pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1941) 2019. R100
A reprint of H.I.E. Dhlomo's mini-epic poem "told through the lens of Zulu mythology".

Teacher, journalist, newspaper editor, playwright and essayist Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo was born in Edendale, Natal, in 1903. He was a co-founder of the Durban branch of the ANC Youth League. He died in Durban in 1945.
Fakude (N.) BOARDROOM DANCING, transformation stories from a corporate activist
230pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R290
Nolitha Fakude was born in Cenyu, a small village in the Eastern Cape, and grew up as a shopkeeper's daughter. She studied at the University of Fort Hare and entered the workplace as a graduate trainee at Woolworths. She has worked in senior positions at major blue-chip companies, was Managing Director and then President of the Black Management Forum, and serves on numerous boards including the JSE Limited and Anglo American plc. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, she has spearheaded programmes that ensure that development of women and marginalised communities, and has a reputation as a corporate activist.

"Nolitha is an epitome of excellence, humility, kindness, caring, dedication, commitment, integrity and a value-based leader par excellence. Her unwavering dedication to economic transformation, driven by her own lived experience, has earned her the status of a trusted adviser to many CEOs and chairperson over the years. This is a must read for all who dream of making a difference and those who are trying to find their purpose. It is a call to action, an invite to the reader to engage in building a South Africa of their dreams." Futhi Mtoba, Chairperson of Deloitte Southern Africa

"Nolitha Fakude's story is a masterclass in how success might be achieved." Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, from her foreword
130pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R180
Autobiography of Jelta Fredericks, raised in Shiloh, a village in the Eastern Cape, by an old black woman with special needs. Growing up in extreme poverty under apartheid, Jelta had no idea who her parents were, whether or not she was an orphan, and whether she should identify as black, coloured or white.

Gilroy (S.) KLIKBEK,
284pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
An Afrikaans thriller about a Free State detective ordered to investigate the kidnapping of an influential farmer and friend of the police commissioner.

"Boeiend - 'n debuut wat asems gaan wegslaan." Rudie van Rensburg, author of Medusa and Vloek

Sidney Gilroy was born in 1980 in Virginia in the Free State. He works as a project manager in the engineering industry. Klikbek is his debut novel.
Hichens (J.) & Szczurek (K.) HAIR, weaving & unpicking stories of identity
299pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R245
A collection of short stories. Contributors include Fred Khumalo, Alex Latimer, Sue Nyathi, Melissa A. Volker, Shubnum Khan, Alex Smith, Bongani Kona, Mary Watsonn, Craig Higginson, Diane Awerbuck and Sally-Ann Murray.

Includes photographs by Karina Turok, Nick Mulgrew, Karina M. Szczurek, Simangele Kalisa and Jasmin Valcarcel, amongst others.

Foreword by Palesa Morudu.

Writer and editor Joanne Hichens has edited a number of short story anthologies including Bad Company and The Bed Book of Short Stories. Her crime novels include Divine Justice and Sweet Paradise. She lives in Cape Town.
Writer, editor, critic and publisher Karina M. Szczurek is the co-editor of Touch: stories of contact and Water, new short fiction from Africa. Her play for young adults, A Change of Mind, won the 2012 MML Literature Award for English Drama. In 2018 she received the Thomas Pringle Award for a portfolio of ad hoc reviews from the English Academy of Southern Africa. She is the author of the novel Invisible Others and the memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink.
77pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2019. R235
"In hierdie debuut word die spel met die tradisie van die digkuns ontgin... soms tong-in-die-kies, ander kere is hy oop-en-bloot ontredderd." Joan Hambidge, author of Lykdigte, Dad and Swart Koring

Pieter Hugo was born in 1960 in Greyton, grew up in Windhoek and lives in Cape Town, where he is Deputy Director of the Western Cape Provincial Library Service. Alchemie van My Muse is his first published collection of poems.
Jowell (J.) ZEPHANY, two mothers, one daughter, an astonishing true story
206pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R260
Zephany Nurse was kidnapped from the cot beside her mother's bed in Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997, when she was two days old. She was reunited with her biological parents, Morné and Celeste Nurse, 17 years later after DNA tests confirmed her identity. She was removed to a place of safety by the Department of Social Services and the Nurse family were granted visiting rights. In March 2016 Lavona Solomon was convicted of the abduction and sentenced to 10 years in prison. In 2019 the High Court in Pretoria lifted the ban restricting the publication of her "real name", Miché Solomon. Miché Solomon, as she is now known, immediately announced the publication of this book, dedicated to both mothers.

Joanne Jowell is the author of On the Other Side of Shame: an extraordinary account of adoption and reunion and Winging It: journey from world-class ref to rookie solo dad. She lives in Cape Town.
Khumalo (B.) MPHATHI, my perpetual lover
306pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R250
A love story.


Busisiwe Khumalo is the author of My Trio Covenant and Raymond our husband.
Khumalo (B.) MY TRIO COVENANT, (love multiplied)
467pp., paperback, No Place, 2016. R250
A novel about 21st century polygamy.


Busisiwe Khumalo is the author of Mphathi, my perpetual lover and Raymond our husband.
Khumalo (B.) NOMASWAZI,
342pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R290
A novel about a woman who leaves rural Swaziland for Johannesburg after she is jilted at the altar but returns home when her father's health deteriorates.


Busisekile Khumalo is the author of The Harvard Wife. She lives in Johannesburg and works as associate content producer and legal counsel for the NPO Access Africa.
239pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R290
A novel about a woman struggling to balance her career, marriage and motherhood.


Busisekile Khumalo is the author of Nomaswazi. She lives in Johannesburg and works as associate content producer and legal counsel for the NPO Access Africa.
205pp., paperback, No Place, 2018. R275
A novel about a woman who is kidnapped and spends years being abused by men before she manages to escape.
Kumalo (B.) BASSIE, my journey of hope
253pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2019. R320
Basetsana Kumalo was born in 1974 in Soweto. She won the Miss South Africa title in 1994 and became the first black presenter of the lifestyle TV show Top Billing. Later she partnered with the show's producer, Patience Stevens, to establish Tswelopele Productions. The company is accredited as one of South Africa's top 300 empowerment companies. Under the Bassie brand she has launched her own clothing range as well as an eyewear range and a cosmetics range. In 2004 Kumalo was voted 74th on the list of 100 Greatest South Africans.
Maphosa (Y.) THE Y IN YOUR MAN IS SILENT, book 1
353pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R250
A novel about a young Zimbabwean woman studying at the University of Cape Town who accepts that cheating, extra-marital affairs and betrayal on the part of men are inevitable and bearable, as long as he loves you.


Yvonne Maphosa was born and raised in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Cape Town.
Maphosa (Y.) THE Y IN YOUR MAN IS SILENT, book 2
301pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R250
The second novel about a young Zimbabwean woman studying at the University of Cape Town who accepts that cheating, extra-marital affairs and betrayal on the part of men are inevitable and bearable, as long as he loves you.


Yvonne Maphosa was born and raised in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Cape Town. She is the author of The Y in Your Man is Silent, book 1.
226pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R205
A novel about a hard-working career woman who is bullied by her boss.


Mamotladi Ivy Matloga is the author of the novel Madness in Duggart. Born in Mamphokgo in Limpopo Province, Mamotladi lives and works in Pretoria.
283pp., illus., paperback, London & Lanham, 2019. R395
Mabogo Percy More writes about what it meant to be a black philosopher in apartheid South Africa. Includes three philosophical essays from More's intellectual career.

"Looking Through Philosophy in Black is a compelling story of one man’s struggle for philosophy against the odds, willed by the author’s determination to think freedom under the heel of apartheid South Africa. Buoyed by the Black Consciousness Movement — the author was a classmate of the murdered student leader Abram Onkgopotse Tiro — Mabogo Percy More became a philosopher. Recognized today as one of the most important interlocutors of Steve Biko and Black Consciousness philosophy, More challenges us to reflect on 'Being-Black-in-an-Anti-Black-World' — the ontological impossibility of being Black and being a philosopher — as he engages Africana philosophies born of struggle. Looking Through Philosophy in Black is a remarkable and engaging story of life and the human condition. Doggedly resisting philosophy’s epistemic apartheid, its racism and its colored-blindness, More asks us to contest the absurd mediocrity, downright incompetency and paucity of thinking in higher education and by extension in civil society." Nigel Gibson, Associate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College

Mabogo Percy More, formerly Professor of Philosophy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Limpopo. He is the author of Biko: philosophy, identity and liberation. He was awarded the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2015.
Nxumalo (C.) IMPILO, live to tell, illustrated by Studio Vuong Tron Giac
130pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R180
A self-published collection of poetry by Collen Nxumalo from Kanyamazane, a township outside Nelspruit originally created for people classified Black by the apartheid state.
Padayachee (V.) & van Niekerk (R.) SHADOW OF LIBERATION, contestation and compromise in the economic and social policy of the African National Congress, 1943-1996
273pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R350
Examines the African National Congress' economic and social policy-making, beginning with its 1943 'African Claims' policy framework and focusing on the transition era of the 1990s. Drawing on primary archival sources and interviews with protagonists across the political, non-government and business sectors, Padayachee and van Niekerk explore why the liberation movement embraced an essentially market-dominated approach.

"Padayachee and van Niekerk's achievement in researching this story from the surviving archival materials as well as the recollections of participants is impressive. Combining fine scholarship with vivid narrative, this is an economist's detective story." Tom Lodge, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Limerick

"This book provides the first comprehensive account of the ANC's 'trickle up' economic plan, and sheds light on a chapter of our recent history that is often forgotten." Z. Pallo Jordan, member of the ANC's National Executive Committee until 2014

Vishnu Padayachee is Distinguished Professor and Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron Chair in Development Economics at the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.
Robert van Niekerk is Chair of Public Governance at the Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand.
407pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R290
A novel in memoriam of Reverend Stephen Mtutuko Mnyakama (1848-1885). Stephen, a young Anglican priest educated at the Native College in Grahamstown and trained at the Missionary College in Canterbury, England, is relegated to a mission near Fort Beaufort, where he confronts the prejudices of a colonial society and the discrimination within the Church. Torn between his loyalties to the amaNgqika people, for whom his brother fought, and the colonial cause he is expected to uphold, his journey to his mother’s rural home to inform her of his brother’s death proves decisive.

"This is a ghastly story; thank God the writing is the direct opposite. What great heart Marguerite Poland has to write this book!" Sindiwe Magona, author of To My Children's Children, Mother to Mother and Beauty's Gift

"Marguerite Poland as always is able to use words to paint reality. She has written an incredibly moving and compassionate yet piercing account which both demands apologies for the sins of the past yet is also redemptive." The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town

Marguerite Poland is the author of the novels Train to Doringbult, Shades, Recessional for Grace and The Keeper. Her non-fiction work includes The Adundant Herds: a celebration of the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people and her memoir Taken Captive by Birds. She has been honoured with two Sir Percy Fitzpatrick Awards for children's literature, an Ingwazi Award, and a SALA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016 she was presented with the National Order of Ikhamanga (Silver) for her contribution to African languages.
van Rensburg (R.) VLOEK,
383pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
In Rudi van Rensburg's eighth thriller Carl Bester, the fallen ex-detective whom readers met in the novel Slagyster, makes his re-appearance. Bester, who fled after stealing money seized in a drug case is freed from prosecution and allowed to return to South Africa as long as he agrees to help solve a case of international importance.

"Met sterk karakterontwikkeling, verrassende kinkels en ’n aktueel gegronde storie, is Vloek ’n oeuvre-hoogtepunt vir Rudie van Rensburg" Francois Bekker, Media24

Rudie van Rensburg was born in Bloemfontein in 1951 and now lives in Cape Town. His novels include Medusa, Pirana, Kamakaze and Ys.
Veriava (F.) REALISING THE RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION, the role of the courts and civil society
212pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R320
Examines the role of civil society and the courts in developing the right to basic education in South Africa. Veriava also provides an overview of litigation initiated by organisations since 2008 as a tool to effect change in historically disadvantaged schools.

Public interest lawyer Faranaaz Veriava has been Head of Education at SECTION27 since 2014. She headed the Western Cape office of the South African Human Rights Commission, was a founder of the Education Law Project at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University, and spent time at Idasa. She also worked as an advocate of the Johannesburg Bar.
Wepener (C.) DIE SLAGHUIS,
230pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019. R200
A novel that begins in 1997 when a woman and her ex-brigadier husband leave Pretoria to live in a small village in the Eastern Cape where they set up a butchery. Twenty years later the butcher's daughter has taken over the business while her father lives in a shack in the backyard, consumed by gangrene and his violent past.

Cas Wepener is the author of the novels Johanna, Syferfontein and Dubbelfoto.
420pp., paperback, No Place, 2017. R275
A novel about a woman who struggles to love again after the death of her lover.


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