New Arrivals 24th to 30th of October 2019

259pp., paperback, Edinburgh, 2019. R290
A political thriller set in contemporary South Africa. Shady deals by powerful people mean large tracts of land are being sold to foreign investors, leaving those who farm it without jobs or homes. Activist Lesedi Motlantshe, son of a prominent anti-apartheid campaigner who is now part of a corrupt elite, is murdered. Childhood friends Lindi Seaton, who works in conflict resolution, and Kagiso Rapabane, activist son of the Seaton's former housekeeper, form an alliance in order to discover the truth.

British news journalist George Alagiah presents the BBC News at Six and is the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News. As a foreign correspondent for the BBC he covered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.
Borotho (A.M.) UNBECOMING TO BECOME, my journey back to self
420pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R300
A memoir by South African actress and motivational speaker Ayanda Mangubane Borotho, in which she describes her bid to challenge cultural conditioning, social stereotypes and her family's expectations. She writes about her relationship with a gangster and falling pregnant out of wedlock. She also discusses being a young black woman in a white male-dominated corporate environment, her efforts to maintain her authenticity in the entertainment industry, and her struggle not to lose her sense of self once a wife and mother.


Ayanda Mangubane Borotho lives in Johannesburg.
224pp., colour illus., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Annelie Botes and her husband spent three months on a canal boat in England reflecting on 44 years of marriage and on the years that lie ahead.

Annelie Botes was born in 1957 in Uniondale in the Karoo and lives in Port ELizabeth. Her other books include Thula Thula, Lugkasteel and Kainsmerk.
194pp., paperback, Harare, 2019. R225
A novel set in Zambia in 1979, about the investigation into the murder of a white British couple five days before the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit to be held in Africa.

Mukuka Chipanta was born in Zambia and grew up on the Zambian Copperbelt. An Aerospace Engineer and Programme Manager he currently lives and works in Washington DC. He is the author of A Casualty of Power.
Cole (B.) THE ELITE, the story of the Rhodesian Special Air Service
511pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Durban, (1984) 2019. R495
The Rhodesian Special Air Service or Rhodesian SAS was a special forces unit used in external counter-insurgency operations, mostly in Zambia and Mozambique, during the Bush War.

Journalist Barbara Cole was a High Court reporter on the Rhodesia Herald at the start of the Bush War. Later, she worked for the publication department of the Ministry of Information. She moved to South Africa at the end of the war.
Davis (J.) TIYO SOGA, a literary history
393pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R488
Includes previously lost speeches, letters and grammatical treatises.

The Reverend Tiyo ‘Zisani’ Soga (1831-1871) was a prominent 19th century African intellectual. Born in 1831 in free Xhosa lands, the son of a counsellor to the Xhosa chief Ngqika. He studied at the Andersonian Institute in Glasgow and was ordained as a minister in the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1857. He then returned to the Eastern Cape with his Scots bride Janet, and worked as a minister, writer and translator.

South African literary theorist Dr Joanne Davis is a research associate at the Centre of World Christianity, SOAS, University of London.
Forrest (K.) BONDS OF JUSTICE, the struggle for Oukasie
167pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R100
Kally Forrest records the achievements of the inhabitants of Oukasie, a township in the Madibeng Municipality in North West Province, who successfully fought against forced removals and appalling living conditions in the 1980s and 1990s. She goes on to describe the problems faced by the community post-1994.

"In this timely work, Kally Forrest expertly sheds light on apartheid South Africa's last major forced urban removal. Her detailed research dissects the resistance to the removal, how the Oukasie community was torn apart by the machinations of the apartheid local and national state and the challenges of rebuilding post-apartheid." Alan Morris, Professor of Sociology, University of Technology, Sydney

Kally Forrest is currently a senior researcher at the Society, Work & Politics Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand, where she is working on a Coal Mining and Water project. Prior to this research she was editor of the South African Labour Bulletin.
ka Plaatjie (T.) SOBUKWE, the making of a Pan Africanist leader, volume 1
290pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R300
Volume 1 of Thami ka Plaatjie's study of the life and work of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, founder of the Pan Africanist Congress.

Thami ka Plaatjie is a research fellow at the University of Johannesburg. From 2014-2017 he headed ANC research at Luthuli House. He has worked as as advisor and speech writer to Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, served as Secretariat for the International Relations Policy Review Committee, and was Deputy Chair of the SABC Board.
Manson (A.), Mbenga (B.) & Lissoni (A.) KHONGOLOSE, a short history of the ANC in the North-West Province from 1909
159pp., illus., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R435
A history of the ANC's activities and strategies in the areas that now comprise North-West Province, from 1909 to 2013

Andrew Manson is a research fellow in the Department of History at the University of South Africa. Prior to his retirement in 2014, he was Professor and later Research Professor at the North-West University.
Bernard Mbenga is Professor of History at the North-West University, Mafikeng campus.
Arianna Lissoni is a researcher in the History Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mgxashe (M.) IDEALS AND BETRAYALS, echoes of exile
320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
Anti-apartheid activist and journalist Mxolisi “Bra Ace” Mgxashe (1944 - 2013) joined the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) in Langa, Cape Town, in the 1960s. Involved in the underground, he was captured and imprisoned on Robben Island. On his release in 1966 he went into exile in Botswana. Mgxashe was working on this book when he died. He is the author of Are You with Us? The story of a PAC activist.

"The book captures a complex and painful past in an amazingly humorous and accessible manner. We are again made aware that the freedoms, however incomplete, that South Africa enjoys come from sacrifices of many Africans in our region and peace-loving people across the globe. The intricacies of the liberation struggle are narrated marvelously and urge us to take the struggle forward, however imperfect it may be. The book eloquently, though indirectly, raises a number of critical questions about democratic South Africa and especially whether South Africa could have turned out differently if there had not been a split between the ANC and the PAC, or if these two parties and their military wings had collaborated." Vusi Gumede, former Director, Thabo Mbeki Institute, UNISA
Nieuwenhuizen (C.) ed. ENTREPRENEURSHIP, an African perspective
456pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R520
A team of entrepreneurs, business advisors and subject specialists lay out the process of planning and starting an enterprise.They also advise on how to grow a business.

Authors: Alex Antonites, Michael Cant, Willie Conradie, Andreas de Beer, Welma Fourie, Darelle Groenewald, Hannelize Jacobs, Cecile Nieuwenhuizen, Dirk Rossouw, Adele van Lille, Howard Watson and Jo Zeelie.

Professor Cecile Nieuwenhuizen holds the DHET-NRF SARChl Chair in Entrepreneurship Education at the University of Johannesburg.
Olver (C.) A HOUSE DIVIDED, the feud that took Cape Town to the brink
307pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R275
Against the backdrop of the 2018 water crisis in Cape Town author and academic Crispian Olver investigates how the city is run and uncovers back-stabbing, feuds and back-room deals. He examines the relationship between local politicians and property developers and dubious developments in the agriculturally sensitive area of Philippi, on the West Coast and along the Atlantic seaboard. He also looks into the in-fighting within the Democratic Alliance and the resignation of mayor Patricia De Lille.

Medical doctor Crispian Olver joined Nelson Mandela’s office in 1994 as Head of Planning for the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) and later served as Director-General of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. In 2015 he led an intervention into corruption in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro. His previous book, How to Steal a City, grew out of this epxerience.
Owusu (M.) CULTURE, NATIONALISM AND NATION BUILDING, the role of the Ghanaian intelligentsia
45pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R95
The Seventh Kobina Sekyi Memorial Lecture presented in Accra, Ghana, in 2018.

Maxwell Owusu is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University Michigan.
Prah (K.) KROMANTSIHENE, BEFORE AND AFTER GARVEY, Marus Garvey and his contemporaries, the "Back to Africa" movement and the contradictions of African Nationalism today
231pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R250
"This lucidly written and accessible book gives a unique account of Marcus Garvey, a Black Nationalist, and a leader of the Pan Africanist movement, and his vision of African freedom and development, as well as his mission to unify and connect all people of African descent. The book does not only offer insights into Marucs Garvey's philosophies and the various endeavours he embarked on to promote Pan-Africanism and African development; it also outlines contradictions afflicting people of African descent, and how these can be overcome within the broader context of a shared decolonial African cultural project of emancipation and unity..." Professor Felix Banda, Department of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape

Kwesi Kwaa Phrah is the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) based in Cape Town. His books include The Challenges of Decolonising Education, Tracings: Pan Africanism and the challenges of global African unity and The African Nation: the state of the nation.
254pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1996) 2019. R190
Reprint of a novel about family life on a farm in the Eastern Cape, seen through the eyes of the young girl, Kate. Scenes from Kate’s early life on the farm in the 1960s are juxtaposed with 1989 Johannesburg, Kate, now married and a human rights lawyer, unhappy with her marriage and the national situation, revisits a brutal incident one Christmas day when she was forced into an awareness of what lay beneath her blissful childhood.

Includes "Innocence Lost", an foreword to the new edition by Jo-Anne Richards

"On its debut, The Innocence of Roast Chicken was the perfect herald of South Africa's transition. It remains an enduringly lyrical and evocative landmark novel, both coolly rational and achingly nostalgic in its depiction of the beloved country." Finuala Dowling, author of Homemaking for the Down-at-heart and I, Flying

"The Innocence of Roast Chicken" broke the paradigm. It helped to define the time, giving insight into where some of us had come from, and it pointed the way to what we could become. That's what great writing should accomplish." Ronnie Kasrils, author of A Simple Man, Kasrils And the Zuma enigma and former Minister of Intelligence Services

Jo-Anne Richards lives in Cape Town and teaches creative writing through All About Writing. Her other novels include Sad at the Edges, My Brother's Book and The Imagined Child.
181pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R195
A collection of poems by South African sociologist, writer, poet, dramatist and civic activist Ari Sitas.

Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1984. He is Chairperson of the South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) and serves as the South African representative on the BRICS Think Tanks Council. Emeritus Professor of the University of Cape Town’s Re-Centring AfroAsia Project, he recently received the Order of Mapungubwe in Silver from President Cyril Ramaphosa. He was one of the founder members of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company. In 1978 he received the Olive Schreiner Award for his play Randlords and Rotgut. His poetry collections include Tropical Scars, Slave Trades, RDP Poems and Rough Music. His recent publications include The Ethic of Reconciliation , The Mandela Decade - labour. culture and society in post-apartheid South Africa and The Flight of the Gwala-Gwala Bird, a collection of essays.
380pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2005) 2019. R190
Reprint of a novel about a doctor battling against the Aids pandemic in a small hospital in an African town.

"Father Michael's Lottery is in a class of its own. In a series of tragi-comic poignant vignettes, it explores the life of a community in rural Africa struggling with twin plagues of poverty and disease. Johan Steyn's achievement is to handle his subject with a light touch, in prose that makes the precarious spaces of death-in-life. and life-in-death, strangely human and inhabitable." Professor David Attwell, English Language and Literature, University of York

"Moving, bleakly funny, a dispatch from the front line." Justin Cartwright, In Every Face I Meet and Up Against the Night

"Father Michael's Lottery is a great-spirited novel that tells its tale - about a committed doctor's search for more 'happy endings' in all-too-unpromising circumstances - with heart and passion and hope." Edwin Cameron, author of Witness to Aids and Justice

Johan Steyn is a medical doctor who has worked and travelled extensively in Africa.
van Loggerenberg (F.) ed. SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE, contributors: Lizbie Fourie, Rigard Steenkamp, Cheryl Rielander, Leighton Bennett
239pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R410
Highlights occupational health and safety from a global perspective, legislation and competency requirements, the difference between responsibility and accountability, occupational hygiene, first-aid, risk assessment, and more.

Francois van Loggerenberg is a senior lecturer in Safety Management at Unisa.
Wotshela (L.) CAPRICIOUS PATRONAGE AND CAPTIVE LAND, a socio-political history of resettlement and change in South Africa's Eastern Cape, 1960 to 2005
409pp., illus., maps, paperback, Pretoria, 2018. R615
A critical examination of the apartheid government’s resettlement policy in the Eastern Cape. Wotshela also discusses the role of tribal authorities who dispensed land and linked basic services to loyalists of homeland political parties; how civil movements contested the homeland policy; and how, post-apartheid, the politics of remobilising communities expanded social boundaries in the region.

Luvuyo Wotshela is Professor and Head of the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Fort Hare.

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