New Arrivals 5th to 11th of December 2019

Crewe (J.) IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, J.M. Coetzee in South Africa
117pp., paperback, Lanham, 2016. R385
"Part-memoir, part-biography, part-criticism, Jonathan Crewe's account of the provenance of J.M. Coetzee's fiction is erudite and poignant. In the Middle of Nowhere is the story of a friendship, but one rooted in a shared background and situation. As young literary intellectuals at odds with colonial 'English', both found wider horizons in the American academy, but without being able to put the past firmly behind them. The intimacy of Crewe's account of the Nobel Laureate's intellectual biography makes it essential reading in Coetzee studies." David Attwell, University of York

"Jonathan Crewe helped launch his own distinguished career as a critic with a prescient 1974 article on Dusklands, hailing a new kind of South African novel. J.M. Coetzee's colleague and compatriot in Cape Town in the early 1970s, and his friend then and since, Crewe returns to Coetzee with this fascinating critical memoir of their relationship." Lars Engle, University of Tulsa

South African-born Jonathan Crewe is the Leon Black Emeritus Professor of Shakespearean Studies at Dartmouth College.
Deacon (J.) HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, a practical guide
291pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R520
Provides an overview of the most important laws and regulations affecting schools in the area of human resource management.

Admitted attorney Jaco Deacon is Deputy Chief Executive of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) and trustee of the South African Educational Development Trust. He serves on the South African Council for Educators (SACE) and the Ethics Committee and is current President of the South African Education Law Association (SAELA). He is the author of School Governance: common issues and how to deal with them.
Fowlds (G.) & Spence (G.) SAVING THE LAST RHINOS,
336pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R295
An autobiography by conservationist Grant Fowlds, written with Graham Spence, co-author of The Elephant Whisperer.

Fowlds grew up on a farm outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Originally a farmer, he later chose to re-wild the family farm and with others pioneered the wildlife project called Amakhala Game Reserve. An ambassador for Project Rhino, he also works to raise awareness amongst schoolchildren, policymakers and within communities.
Jordaan (R.) TULBAGH ONTHOU, 'n herdenking van die aardbeweging van vyftig jaar gelede, met bydraes deur Calvin S. van Wyk, Theoniel Potgieter, Hannes Theron en Riaan de Villiers
216pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Tulbagh, 2019. R385
Tulbagh remembers the earthquake of 29 September 1969 that measured 6.3 on the Richter scale and devastated several towns in the North Boland area.
Krumer (F.) & Kramer (J.) comps. WINDOWS INTO ZIMBABWE,
284pp., paperback, Harare, 2019. R265
The short stories in this anthology were selected from seven previously published anthologies of stories by new and established Zimbabwean writers. The stories are presented under certain themes, such as independence, Gukurahundi, land, gender relations and exile. Authors include Charles Mungoshi, Petina Gappah, NoViolet Bulawayo, Valerie Tagwira, John Eppel and Shimmer Chinodya.
Manganyi (N,) BEING-BLACK-IN-THE-WORLD,
156pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1973) 2019. R280
A collection of essays originally written as reflections on what it meant to be black during the apartheid years. This new edition includes a foreword by Garth Stevens, an afterword by Njabulo Ndebele, and notes by Grahame Hayes.

"This timely re-publication and thoughtful re-framing of Being-Black-in-the-World is a gift. It honours Chabani Manganyi’s seminal and historic contribution to understanding blackness as embodied and socially embedded, and to thinking about Black Consciousness as a politics of solidarity. It invites intergenerational conversations toward a decolonised world and pays homage to South Africa’s contribution to black radical thought. This text is a must-read." Zimitri Erasmus, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand, and author of Race Otherwise: forging a new humanism for South Africa

"In 1973, Chabani Manganyi’s essays raised provocative questions that spoke to the issues of the time, and to his own unique relationship to them. Such a questioning approach remains essential to exploring being human today." Gerhard Maré, Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and author of Declassified: moving beyond the dead end of race in South Africa

Clinical psychologist and academic Noel Chabani Manganyi was Professor at the University of Transkei, where he established the Department of Psychology. He was Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the North, served as Director-General in the Department of Education, and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria. In 2016 he received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of Looking Through the Keyhole and Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist. He has also written biographies on Es'kia Mphahlele, Gerard Sekoto, and Dumile Feni.
Mhango (N.) DECOLONISING COLONIAL EDUCATION, doing away with relics and toxicity embedded in the racist dominant grand narrative
359pp., illus., paperback, Mankon, 2018. R710
Nkwazi Nkuzi Mhango is the author of Africa Reunite or Perish, Africa's Dependency Syndrome, How Africa Developed Europe and Africa's Best and Worst Presidents.
Moffett (H.) et al eds. HOTEL AFRICA, new short fiction from Africa, Short Story Day Africa
279pp., paperback, No Place, 2019. R260
Co-published in the UK.

A collection of short stories on hotels in Africa. The winning entry was Happy City Hotel by Adam El Shalakany from Cairo, Egypt.
Pule (L.) ALONE, book 1, growing up in Alexandra
90pp., paperback, Reprint, No Place, (2014) 2019. R240
A memoir by Lebo Pule about growing up in Alexandra township with an alcoholic father who abused her mother, falling pregnant and marrying in her teens, becoming a millionaire at 26 and bankrupt at 30.

Self-published. Alone, book 2, from hustling to healing is also available.
Ramaboa (N.) & Mofokeng (L.) text and Fraser (C.) photo. CHEF NTI, my modern African kitchen
154pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R350
Nti Ramaboa is the owner of TasteKitchen in Moboneng, Johannesburg. She curates menus, does bespoke events and pop-ups, and "delivers authentic, South African street food with a modern twist".
Smith (J.) text & illus. THE STRAW GIANT AND THE CROW,
58pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2018. R250
A story about a mysterious friendship between a straw giant and a crow.

Jessica Bosworth Smith is a visual artist living in Cape Town. She is the author and illustrator of Those Who Eat the Tail.
Venter (F.) LEGAL RESEARCH, purpose, planning and publication
129pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R270
An introduction for legal researchers, especially those with little expertise and experience.

Francois Venter is Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Law, North-West University.
Venter (I.) SEWE-EN-VEERTIG,
387pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019. R285
The seventh thriller in the Sarah Fourie series, set in Cape Town, about the mysterious murder of tourists visiting the city.

Irma Venter's other books include "Sirkus", "Sondag" and "Skarlaken".

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