New Arrivals 21st to 27th of November 2019

Baartman (T.) CAPE CONFLICT, protests and political alliances in a Dutch settlement
206pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R300
Baartman compares the political structures, institutions and dynamics of the Dutch Republic and its settlement at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1795) and examines the relationship between Cape burghers and the Dutch East India Company (VOC).

Teun Baartman is a consultant researcher to Outsiders Within, a research project involving the archives of the Cape Lutheran Church.
Basson (A.) BLESSED BY BOSASA, inside Gavin Watson's state capture cult
276pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R260
An exposure of the shady dealings of Gavin Watson's company that funded the ANC and won corrupt tenders worth billions of rand, all in the name of Christianity and BEE. Watson died in a car crash close to OR Tambo International Airport in August 2019, with Bosasa in liquidation and at the centre of state capture investigations by the Zondo Commission.

Journalist Adriaan Basson started covering the Bosasa story in 2006 at the Afrikaans daily newspaper Beeld, where he later became editor. In 2016 he was appointed editor-in-chief of the news site, News24. He is the author of Zuma Exposed and Enemy of the People, how Jacob Zuma stole South Africa and how the people fought back (with Pieter du Toit).
Buchan (U.) BEYOND THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, a life of John Buchan
492pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2019. R680
A biography of John Buchan (1875–1940) by his granddaughter, journalist Ursula Buchan. Buchan was a Scottish novelist, historian, biographer and barrister. He was lieutenant colonel in the Intelligence Corps, the Director of Information during the First World War and Governor General of Canada. In 1901 he was appointed as private secretary to Alfred Milner, who was then the High Commissioner for Southern Africa, Governor of Cape Colony, and colonial administrator of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Buchan worked in South Africa from October 1901 to August 1903, and the country came to feature prominently in his writing. His books include The African Colony (1903).

"John Buchan was a writer of considerable significance but he was also a man who led a remarkable public life. This magnificent biography leads us through that life with great style and understanding." Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Dowden (R.) AFRICA, altered states, ordinary miracles
643 pp., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, London, (2008) 2019. R255
Foreword by Chinua Achebe.

Journalist Richard Dowden's account of modern sub-Saharan Africa. Includes chapters on South Africa, Angola and Zimbabwe.

"A remarkable, groundbreaking achievement, capturing the complex texture of a rapidly changing continent." Independent

Richard Dowden was Director of the Royal African Society from 2002 to 2017. He first went to Africa as a volunteer teacher in Uganda in 1972, and then again in 1983 as a journalist working for The Times. He became Africa Editor for the Independent in 1986 and in 1995 became Africa Editor for the Economist. He has also made three television documentaries on Africa, for the BBC and Channel 4.
Dube (D.) AL CAPONES OF MPUMALANGA,
502pp., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R455
Former Mpumalanga ANC deputy chairperson David Dube discusses what he calls the factionalism, cronyism, patronage and plundering of public resources that characterise the ANC and its structures in Mpumalanga province.

Self-published.
Dube (D.) LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCES, complementary change agents for sustainable municipality services
234pp., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R345
Former Mpumalanga ANC deputy chairperson David Dube discusses the factionalism, cronyism and patronage he claims are present in many municipalities in Mpumalanga Province and elsewhere in South Africa, and how this impacts negatively on good governance and service delivery.
Grundling (E.) SUSHI EN SHOSHOLOZA, rugyreise en pelgrimstogte in Japan
270pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R275
In 2018 Erns Grundling and a TV crew visited Japan to shoot a new kykNET TV series. Sushi and Shosholoza is his account of the trip, and includes his visits to the Kumino Kodo, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima's Peace Park. He also interviews South African rugby players in Japan, including Dan Carter and Jake White. The 2019 Rugby World Cup took place in Japan.

Journalist, TV presenter and writer Erns Grundling is the author of Elders, (translated into English as Walk it Off), about walking the Camino in Spain.
Jan Braai THE VEGETARIAN OPTION,
200pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R370
Also available in Afrikaans as Vegetaries.

Jan Braai, aka Jan Scannell, is the author of Red Hot Jan Braai, Fireworks and Shisanyama.
Maritz (N.) illus. & text SOUTH AFRICAN ANIMAL PORTRAITS, A - Z
61pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R160
A children's A to Z of mammals, reptiles, insects and birds indigenous to South Africa. Includes the scientific name of each animal.

Also available in hardcover @ R260.

Artist Nicolaas Maritz lives in Darling.
Mohale (M.) EVERYTHING IS A DEATHLY FLOWER, poems
65pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R180
A collection of poems in which Maneo Mohale "reckons with the experience of - and the reconstruction of a life after - a sexual assault." from the inside front cover

Maneo Refiloe Mohale was born in 1992 in Benoni. She is a 2016 Bitch Media Global Feminism Fellow. After living in Canada for five years she now lives in Johannesburg where she works as an editor and writer. Everything is a Deathly Flower is her first book.
Moolman (K.) ALL AND EVERYTHING, scenes from a winter farmland, with drawings by Shubnum Khan
22pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R100
A new collection of poems by Kobus Moolman.

Kobus Moolman has published several collections of poetry as well as plays and a collection of short stories. He has been awarded the Ingrid Jonker prize, the DALRO poetry prize, the South African Literary Award, the PANSA award, and the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry award. He teaches creative writing at the University of the Western Cape.

Shubnum Khan is a South African artist and author living in Durban.
Mtshali-Jones (T.) THEATRE ROAD, my story, as told to Sindiwe Magona
206pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R280
Autobiography by South African singer, actress and playwright Thembi Mtshali-Jones (b. 1949). She grew up in the village of Sabhoza near Ulundi and after falling pregnant was forced to leave Nursing College. While working as a domestic servant in Durban, her employer's daughter heard her sing and encouraged her to audition for a show. Her first role was in the show uMabatha. She toured with the hit musical, Ipi Tombi, and in 1977 chose to stay on in New York when the company returned to South Africa. She moved back home in 1984. She has performed with Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Gcina Mhlope and Abdullah Ibrahim. She sang for Nelson Mandela at his 80th birthday celebrations and performed for Thabo Mbeki in 2004. In 2019 she received the Living Legend Award from the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, NC. She is best known for her starring roles as aspiring actress Thoko on the CCV sitcom 'Sgudi 'Snaysi (1986-1992), and as shebeen queen Hazel Dube in the SABC sitcom Stokvel (2003-2012).

Includes an author's note by Sindiwe Magona, author of To My Children's Children, Forced to Grow, Mother to Mother, Beauty's Gift and Chasing the Tails of My Father's Cattle.
O'Toole (S.) text & photo. THE MAGIC OF STONES,
36pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R130
A chapbook about a failed Japanese cycling expedition, heartbreak, and the attractions of stones.

Arts journalist Sean O’Toole is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Literature at the University of Cape Town. He is working on a research study on the intersection of literary fiction and art criticism, focusing on the writings of Ivan Vladislavić. He is co-editor of Cityscapes, a magazine project of the African Centre for Cities, and a past editor of Art South Africa. He has published a collection of short stories, The Marquis of Mooikloof and Other Stories, which included a story awarded the HSBC/SA Pen Award.
Pogrund (B.) ed. ROBERT MANGALISO SOBUKWE, new reflections
276pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R270
Contributions include:
"The Man Whose Sacrifice and Suffering Changed South Africa" by Benjamin Pogrund
"A Voice That Could not Be Silenced" by N. Barney Pityana
"Radical Politics, Yes, but, with Civility and Humility" by Adam Habib and Alexandra Leisegang
"The 'Political Spirituality' of Sobukwe's Leadership" by Kwandiwe Kondlo
"Blacks and Whites in Building a Just South Africa" by Bobby Godsell
"Farmers: common ground is needed for land reform" by Willem Pretorius
"Shallow Non-Racialism Destroys Our People" by Ishmail Mkhabela
"The Indomitable Spirit of Sobukwe is Testament to our African Agenda" by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Robert Sobukwe (1924-1978), founder and leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress, and journalist Benjamin Pogrund, former Deputy Editor of the Rand Daily Mail, were personal friends and continued to communicate while Sobukwe was in prison on Robben Island. Pogrund is the author of the biography on Sobukwe, How Can Man Die Better, the life of Robert Sobukwe and Sobukwe and Apartheid. His other books include Nelson Mandela and War of Words: memoir of a South African journalist.
Simon (F.) SHARK,
31pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R100
A collection of love poems by, for and about sharks by Francine Simon.

Francine Simon was born in Durban in 1990. She received the 2016 DALRO poetry award for her poem "Namni-ma". Her first collection of poems Thungachi, was published in 2016. She lives in Italy.
Sleigh (D.) BOKBAAI, the farm and its people
213pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R415
A history of Bokbaai, an old farm on the West Coast. It was declared a Provincial Heritage Site in 1971 and is registered as a nature reserve. The British mined lime there - Green Point Lighthouse and Tuinhuis are built from this stone. There are graves from the previous four centuries, as well as Dutch and British shipwrecks. The Rygersdael was stranded there, and 50 sailors were buried at the estuary.

Dan Sleigh his written poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of the novel Eilande (translated into English as Islands), which won the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the RAU Prize for Creative Writing, the M-Net Prize for Creative Writing in Afrikaans, and the Sanlam/Insig/Kwela Great Novel Competition.

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