New Arrivals 21st to 27th of February 2020

Driver (D.) ed. A BOOK OF FRIENDS, in honour of J.M. Coetzee on his 80th birthday
238pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Makhanda, 2020. R405
First published in Australia in 2020.

Preface by Dorothy Driver.

A collection of essays, stories, poems and artworks. South African contributors include Ingrid de Kock, C.J. Driver, William Kentridge, Antjie Krog, Rajend Mesthrie, Marlene van Niekerk, Ivan Vladislavić and Zoë Wicomb.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Easton (K.) et al SCENES FROM THE SOUTH, from the collections of the Harry Ransom Center and Amazwi South African Museum of Literature to mark the occasion of J.M. Coetzee's 80th birthday
72pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Makhanda, 2020. R190
Published to accompany the exhibition that explores South-South relations in J.M. Coetzee's life and work, Amazwi South African Museum of Literature (formerly NELM), Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), 2020. The exhibition was guest curated by Kai Easton of SOAS, University of London, and David Attwell of the University of York. On display were items from the Coetzee archives, acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, as well as Amazwi's collection of Coetzee archives.

Contributions include:
"'Curating Across Southern Spaces', South-North-South itineraries"; "Southern Crossings/ J.M. Coetzee @ 80" and "Travelling South with Coetzee" by Kai Easton
"J.M. Coetzee/ scenes from the South" by David Attwell.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
200pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R255
A novel set in Johannesburg in the mid-1990s, about a copywriter who is fired from his job, becomes addicted to heroin and deals drugs to survive.

Writer and experimental composer Graeme Feltham was born in 1965 in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. He is the author of One Hundred Naked Beers. He died in 2017.
Kearney (B.) ALAS POOR LITTLE COLONY, an illustrated history of Port Natal, volumes 1-3
1455pp., 4to., illus., maps, hardback, Durban, 2013. R2865
A chronological account of the port and harbour up to 1910. Volume 1 outlines the early history, Durban’s military history and engineers' efforts to turn Durban Bay into a safe harbour. Volume 2 focuses on the ships and cargo that came to the port and shipwrecks of the period. Volume 3 discusses the port captains, marine pilots, tug masters and general workers that built the port, the conditions of their employment and the use of casual and convict labour.

Brian Kearney is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Natal. His books include Stern Utility - the wood and iron architecture of Natal and One Hundred Years of the Durban Light Infantry Drill Hall 1904-2004.
Mendel (G.) & Gere (D.) eds. THROUGH POSITIVE EYES,
195pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2019. R590
A collaborative photo-storytelling project by 130 people living with HIV and AIDS around the world. All participated in workshops led by Gideon Mendel, with photo educator Crispin Hughes and David Gere, and volunteered to tell their stories, empowering themselves to banish stigma. The March 2010 workshop was held in Johannesburg and the June 2016 workshop was held in Durban.

Foreword by Richard Gere.

South African photographer Gideon Mendel has received numerous awards, including the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, the inaugural Jackson Pollock Prize for Creativity, the Greenpeace Photo Award, and the Amnesty International Media Award.
David Gere is Director of the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, where he is Professor of Arts Activism and organizer of projects under the MAKE ART/STOP AIDS banner.
Mlungwana (P.) & Kramer (D.) FRAGMENTS OF ACTIVISM,
143pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R120
A collection of stories, essays, reflections and images drawn from conversations over two years with activists building socio-political movements and campaigns in South Africa. South Africans interviewed include Zackie Achmat, Thapelo Mohapi, Mazibuko Jara, Vuyiseka Dubula and Nancedo Madubedube.


Phumeza Mlungwana is a fellow of the Social Change Initiative and former General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition. She serves as a trustee for Ndifuna Ukwazi, Khayelitsha Youth Community Centre Trust and UniteBehind. She is completing an MPhil in Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Cape Town.
Dustin Kramer is a fellow of the Social Change Initiative and former Deputy General Secretary of the Social Justice Coalition. He holds an MPhil in Politics: Comparative Government from the University of Oxford.
Morton (D.) AGE OF CONCRETE, housing and the shape of aspiration in the capital of Mozambique
310pp., illus., map, paperback, Athens, 2019. R615
A history of the making of houses and homes in the suburbs of Maputo, Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present.

“Morton’s argument, delivered with passion and power, gives life to a nuanced, deeply personal understanding of how ordinary residents of disadvantaged urban communities not only make their neighborhoods — they reframe the everyday political order. The stories he tells resonate across the continent.” Garth Myers, author of African Cities: alternative visions of urban theory and practice

David Morton is Assistant Professor of African History at the University of British Columbia.
Olivo (S.) ZAMBEZI VALLEY, the lost stronghold, an account of Zimbabwe's rhino war
372pp., illus., map, paperback, No Place, 2018. R295
Foreword by Clive Walker.

An account of Operation Stronghold, a rhino anti-poaching campaign run by Zimbabwe National Parks between 1985 and 1994.


Silvano Olivo (b. 1967), a freelance writer based in France, was involved with Operation Stronghold for 5 years.
Robbins (D.) POWERING THE FUTURE, LoveLife 2010-2019 and beyond, special focus: the crisis of the boy child
142pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019. R150
David Robbins discussed the first 10 years of the HIV/Aids programme, loveLife, in his 2010 book Beyond the Billboards. Powering the Future takes up the story from 2010 and outlines how the organisation has broadened it's approach to include the problems of increasing youth poverty, unemployment and violence.


David Robbins is the author of On the Bridge of Goodbye, the story of South Africa's discarded San soldiers and Private Excavations, exploring the roots of dogma.
Shell (S.) ed. INDODA EBISITHANDA ('THE MAN WHO LOVED US'), the Reverend James Laing among the amaXhosa, 1831-1836
317pp., illus., map, hardback, d.w., HiPSA Third Series, No. 1, Cape Town, 2019. R565
The first six years of James Laing's daily journal. Laing, one of the earliest missionaries of the Glasgow Missionary Society to arrive on the Eastern frontier of South Africa in 1831, mastered isiXhosa and earned the trust of amaXhosa chiefs like Maqoma and Sandile. As a result he was able to witness their growing suspicion, anger and hostility towards the colonial authorities leading up to the Sixth Frontier War of Dispossession of 1834-1835. During 1836 Laing conducted several interviews that offer important new insights into the origins of the amaXhosa, especially of the descendants of King Ngqika amongst whom he lived.

Sandra Rowoldt Shell is currently Senior Research Associate at Cory Library for Humanities Research, Rhodes University. Her books include Protean Paradox: George Edward Cory (1862-1935): navigating life and South African history and Children of Hope: the Odyssey of the Oromo slaves from Ethiopia to South Africa
Wolmarans (J.) SKAG,
359pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020. R310
A thriller set in 1987 about a Special Forces sergeant who discovers there is uranium on board a missile shipment en route from East Germany to South Africa.

Freelance copywriter, photographer and video producer Jaco Wolmarans is the author of Bos. He lives in Cape Town.
Wood (J.) ZAMBEZI VALLEY INSURGENCY, early Rhodesian Bush War operations, Africa@War 39
72pp., 4to., illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Warwick, (2012) 2019. R365
First published in South Africa in 2012.

Richard Wood examines the first phase of the Bush War (1966-1972), when the Rhodesian armed forces conducted a number of operations in the Zambezi Valley against ZAPU and ZANU fighters who crossed the Zambezi River from Zambia.
Zunckel (P.) SADF JULY 77 INTAKE, a conscript's story
211pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, 2019. R300
Paul Zunckel writes about his experience of military conscription. He was drafted into the South African Defence Force in July 1977, did his basic training at 1 Maintenance Unit in Kimberley, served eight months on border duty in Owamboland, and completed his National Service at Natal Command in Durban. Now semi-retired, he lives on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.


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