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20 YEARS OF SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRACY, so where to now?
120pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250 This book is the outcome of a conference hosted in November 2014 by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Includes essays by Frene Ginwala, Sydney Mufamadi, Vusi Gumede, Trevor Manuel, Albie Sachs, Pregs Govender, and Imraan Patel. AFRICAN CHORAL LEGACY, historic recordings of Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa
CD,, 2013. R Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908-1982) was born in Molumong in the eastern mountains of Lesotho. Apart from a few years spent in Johannesburg studying music at the University of the Witwatersrand Mohapeloa spent most of his life in Morija, where he worked in the Morija Printing Works and composed and trained choirs. After he retired in 1973 he taught music at the National Teacher Training College in Maseru until his death. He created a modern African choral idiom inspired by traditional Basotho music, jazz, western classical music and hymns. AFRICAN FOLKTALES ONSTAGE!, 1 & cricketers wives and girlfriends photos 2, plays for pre-teens
206 + 208 pp., paperbacks, Cape Town, 2015. R365 A two-volume anthology of twenty-four plays based on retellings of traditional African folktales. AMAGAMA ENKULULEKO, words for freedom: writing life under apartheid
255pp., paperback, Cape Town, (2016). R150 An anthology of short fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs. These texts are presented as "lenses through which to engage with South Africa's past." from the introduction
With glossaries, questions and writing challenges for students.
Foreword by Zakes Mda.
Includes writings by Oswald Mtshali, Nat Nakasa, Richard Rive, Ronny Kasrils, Sipho Sepamla, Mongane Wally Serote, and many others. BOTSOTSO 16, contemporary South African culture
186 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140 A collection of poems, sketches, essays and short stories.
"Botsotso is a grouping of poets, writers and artists who wish to both create art as well as to generate the means for its public exposure and appreciation. We speak particularly of art that is of and about the varied cultures and life experiences of people as expressed in our many languages." from the back cover BREAKING OUT OF THE BOX,
40 minutes, DVD,, 2011. R250 A documentary on the lives of black lesbians in South Africa. ENGLISH DICTIONARY FOR SOUTH AFRICA,
1010 pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. R350 Based on the Kernerman semi-bilingual dictionaries, with a 62-page Afrikaans and English grammar supplement and a CD-ROM with pronunciation.
The dictionary consists of a basic English-English core of about 40 000 references. Afrikaans translations for each meaning help Afrikaans-speaking users to confirm understanding of the English information, whereas the English definition and example sentences help the English-speaking user to confirm the use of the Afrikaans translations. FREEDOM'S CHILD, Melanie Scholtz sings James Matthews
approx. 27 minutes, CD,, 2013. R250 "Freedom's Child" is a collaborative project between jazz singer Melanie Scholtz and revolutionary poet James Matthews.
Melanie Scholtz was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz in 2010.
James Matthews' anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights" and "Poems from a Prison Cell".
GROWING UP MUSLIM, the five pillars of Islam
30 minutes, DVD,, No Date. OUT OF PRINT A documentary featuring two children, Aa-isha Valley, aged 9, and Hafeez Sonday, aged 15, who explain the five pillars of Islam, basic acts considered obligatory by believers: "shahada" (the Islamic creed), "salat" (daily prayers), "zakat" (almsgiving), "sawm" (fasting during the month of Ramadan), and "hajj" (pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime).
The children also talk about how it feels to live as a Muslim in Cape Town. The film includes commentary from Imam Rashied Omar from Clarement Mosque. HAT, handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse taal, 6de uitgawe
1636pp., hardback, Sixth Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R507 A new comprehensively re-worked and expanded edition of this well-known Afrikaans dictionary. INTERSEXIONS,
624 minutes, 4 DVDs,, 2011. OUT OF PRINT The 26 separate but interlinked episodes of Series 1 of the television drama series about relationships, sex, HIV/AIDS, and the devastating consequences irresponsible behaviour can have.
"Intersexions", the result of a collaborative partnership between SABC 1, SABC Education and John Hopkins Health & Education in South Africa, won eleven SAFTA Awards and the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011, as well as the Africomnet Best Mass Media Award in 2012. JOSHUA PULUMO MOHAPELOA, critical edition in six volumes
CD-Rom, Cape Town, 2015. R 183 music scores by Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa transcribed, edited, and introduced by Christine Lucia. Sesotho texts translated by Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa, Mantoa Motinyane-Smouse, and Mpho Ndebele.
Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa (1908-1982)born in Molumong in the eastern mountains of Lesothowas in Lesotho. Apart from a few years in Johannesburg (1938-1943) studying for a diploma in music at the University of the Witwatersrand Mohapeloa spent most of his life in Morija. He "created a modern African choral idiom in tonic solfa score inspired by traditional Basotho music, jazz, western classical music and hymns. Some of his songs have achieved classic status among choirs throughout southern Africa. His output of 183 short unaccompanied choral songs is newly transcribed into staff notation in this Edition and presented as a repetoire" Christine Lucia JU/'HOAN, Tsumkwe dialect, da'abi!oa n=omtciasi kokxuisi =xanua/ children's picture dictionary/ prenteboek vir kinders
125 pp., illus., spiral-bound, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R265 JUNGLE JIM, issue no.24
20pp., illus., folded, uncut, Cape Town, 2014. R A bi-monthly magazine that publishes fiction from Africa. Back copies available.
This issue includes short stories by Nixon Mateulah, Perpetual and Mark Muthiora. LADY ANNE BARNARD'S WATERCOLOURS AND SKETCHES, glimpses of the Cape of Good Hope
115 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT Lady Anne Barnard (1750-1825) was the daughter of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres. She married Andrew Barnard in 1793 and in 1797 accompanied him to the Cape, where he had been appointed Colonial Secretary. The Barnards returned to England in 1802. Her watercolours and sketches record life at the Cape: the local inhabitants, architecture, landscape and natural history. LATE NITE NEWS WITH LOYISO GOLA, chronicles
307 minutes, 2 x DVDs,, 2012. R60 Late Night News with Loyisa Gola is a South African satirical news television series that airs weekly on e.tv and eNCA. Features host Lotiso Gola, David Kibuuka, Riaad Moosa and puppet Chester Missing. LETTER TO SOUTH AFRICA, poets calling the state to order
174 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT "At the 2010 poetry festival, Versindaba, in Stellenbosch, writer Marlene van Niekerk presented a colloquium titled 'Letter to South Africa' on behalf of the University of Stellenbosch's Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. Various well-known poets were invited to write a variation on or a reworking of the Allen Ginsberg poem 'America', but to speak to South Africa. The Versindaba colloqium served both as prompt and as basis for this collection."
Includes poems by Gabeba Baderoon, Sindiwe Magona, Leon de Kock, Justin Fox, Lebohang Mashile, Marlene van Niekerk, and Makhosazana Xaba, amongst others.
Poems in languages other than English are followed by their English translations. MANDELA'S UNBANNING & RELEASE,
36 minutes, DVD,, 1990. OUT OF PRINT Archival footage from the Mzanzi Afrika Film Collection that covers Nelson Mandela's unbanning and release in 1990. MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2014 anthology
173pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200 A selection of the work presented at the 2014 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Leon de Kock, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Helen Moffett, Danie Marais, and many others.
In English and Afrikaans. MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2015 anthology
167pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R115 A selection of the work presented at the 2015 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Colleen Higgs, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Antjie Krog, Helen Moffett, Sindiwe Magona, Don Pinnock, Douglas Reid Skinner, Adam Small, Wendy Woodward, and many others.
In English and Afrikaans MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2016 anthology
175pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200 A selection of the work presented at the 2016 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Helen Moffett, Kobus Moolman, Nick Mulgrew, Athol Williams, Wendy Woodward, Dan Wylie, and many others.
In English and Afrikaans. MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2017 anthology
268pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200 A selection of the work presented at the 2017 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Michael Cope, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Helen Moffett, Kobus Moolman, Nondwe Mpuma, Lerato Sibanda, Athol Williams, Wendy Woodward, and many others.
In English and Afrikaans. NIK RABINOWITZ, What the EFF?
69 minutes, DVD,, 2016. R185 South African stand-up comedian Nik Rabinowitz's new show, recorded live at the Baxter Theatre on 14 March 2015 RURAL LIFE, a remarkable journey through South Africa's rural and cultural landscapes
120 minutes, DVD,, No Date. R140 A selection of ten short documentary films about life in the rural areas of South Africa.
Films include:
"Wives of Miya", directed by Pumlani Veto, about women in a village in the Eastern Cape who sing and dance to earn a living
"Our Broken Dreams", directed by Palesa Shongwe, about young people from Zimbabwe hoping to find a better life in South Africa
"Strong Bones", directed by Dowelani Nenzhele, about a soccer team made up of grannies
SA SHORTS, quickies for a microwave generation, a UJ Arts & Culture collection
111 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R305 A collection of six ten-minute plays:
"Losing the Plot" by Anthony Akerman
"The Opening" by Rob K Baum
"Metaphorically Speaking" by Zanandi Botes
"DancetheDance" by Tristan Jacobs
"Kill Me, Please" by Rhea MacCallum
"The Wave" by Renos Nicos Spanoudes and Alby Michaels.
Four of these plays were presented by University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture student casts at the Student Theatre Festival, under the auspices of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2012. SOUTH AFRICAN MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY,
378pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2015. R215 In this dictionary words are listed alphabetically in English, with a simple clarification and translations in each of the eleven official South African languages. Also contains basic phrases and an alphabetical index for each language. STORIES FROM THE FIELD, YDF footprint in Africa
127 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R265 A selection of case studies from nine African countries which provide insight into the approach and impact of the Youth Development through Football (YDF) project of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) on young people who have benefited from the programme. YDF uses sport, especially football, to equip children and youth with life skills, increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS, advance gender equality and promote environmental awareness.
Includes eight case studies from South Africa, two from Botswana, one from Lesotho, and one from Namibia. All the case studies are the result of academic impact assessment research by Professor Cora Burnett, Professor Wim Hollander and Cassie Ogunniyi from the University of Johannesburg.
The 121 unedited case studies are provided on an attached CD-ROM. TEN YEARS OF THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING,
205 pp., hardback, Oxford, 2009. R200 A collection of the ten stories that have won the Caine Prize for African Writing since 2000.
Introduction by Ben Okri.
Includes stories by Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Mary Watson and Henrietta Rose-Innes from South Africa and Brian Chikwava from Zimbabwe. THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUALS IN THE STATE-SOCIETY NEXUS,
136pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R250 In 2015 the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), in partnership with the Liliesleaf Trust, hosted a roundtable on the role of intellectuals in the state-society nexus. This publication records the contributions of the main speakers, the respondents, as well as the discussion from the floor.
Includes contributions from Ibbo Mandaza, Xolile Mangcu, Joel Netshitenzhe, Ben Turok, Ari Sitas, Nomboniso Gasa, and Z.Pallo Jordan.
THE SHORT STORY IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE SHORT STORY, vol. 2
151pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R190 A collection of 11 short stories selected from competition entries on the theme "My World". The winning story is "Men Are Fools" by Obinna Udenwe from Nigeria. The runners-up are Christine Coates and Maphule Mohulatsi from South Africa. The judges were Lineo Segoete, Makhosazana Xaba and Dilman Dila. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, vol VI, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Thabiso Mohare, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
228pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195 Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.
Foreword by Wally Serote.
The 2016 Award went to Athol Williams. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume VII, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Koleka Putuma, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
240pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R195 Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.
Foreword by Wally Serote.
The 2017 Award went to Moses Seletisha for his Sepedi poem “Mahlalerwa”. THE SPORTING MADIBA, 50 famous photos
96pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus, hardback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230 A collection of photographs of Nelson Mandela with famous sportsmen and sportswomen, including Graeme Smith, John Smit, Lucas Radebe, Bryan Habana, Francois Pienaar, Ernie Els, Natalie du Toit, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, David Beckham, and Muhammad Ali. THE WARTIME DIARY OF W D TERRY, a 'SAfrican' at Cambridge, with selected letters 1938-1941, edited and introduced by Laurence Wright
236pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300 William David Terry read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, during the early years of World War II.
W.D. Terry "wrote exceptionally interesting and observant letters, and a diary which he kept when a student in Cambridge between 1938 and 1940, covering the period immediately preceding and following the outbreak of war in September 1939. Together they provide a vivid picture of Cambridge at the time, conveying the atmosphere of the 'phoney war' and the way his fellow students, the university and the city as a whole grappled with the meaning and realities of war. All of it seen from the perspective of a perceptive white English-speaking South Africa, proud and privileged to be there, feeling both at home and a stranger at the same time. It is full of fascinating vignettes, reflecting his powers of observation and description..." Brian Willan, author of "Sol Plaatje: South African Nationalist"
"Remember him? You bet! I never, ever, heard a student speak of [Terry] with less than total respect. Nobody in my circles knew his name - even now - I know not what the W.D. might be about. Nobody asks God what his name is..." Charles van Onselen, author of "The Seed is Mine"
Laurence Wright is currently a Senior Research Fellow at NorthWest University. He was formerly H.A. Molteno Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University. THE WINDS OF CHANGE, a journey through the key music and moments that gave birth to a free, democratic South Africa
1 hour 45 minutes running time, CDs, Johannesburg, 2004. R180 A 2-CD set that includes extracts from Albert Luthuli's Nobel Prize Award speech, Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial and Inauguration speeches, J.B.Vorster's Fight to the End speech, P.W.Botha's Total Onslaught speech, an AWB speech by Eugene Terblanche, F.W.de Klerk's Unbanning speech, and Thabo Mbeki's I am an African speech.
Also music by Jeremy Taylor, Pops Mohamed, Amampondo, Johnny Clegg, Stimela, Johannes Kerkorrel, Hugh Masekela, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Sibongile Khumalo, amongst others. THIS IS HOW IT IS, true stories from South Africa, volume 1
275pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R250 The Life Righting Collective, facilitated by founder Dawn Garisch, offers courses on how to write about personal experience. This book is a first collection of life stories by people who've attended these courses.
"A powerful collection of life stories written in a healing space." Pregs Govender, author of "Love and Courage, a story of subordination"
"Refreshing, poignant and wide-ranging, this collection surprises with unusual perspectives and gives voice to a broad array of talents." Helen Moffett, author of "Prunings, poems" TOWNSHIP LIFE, a vibrant and gritty portrayal of struggles and triumphs in South Africa
185 minutes, 2 DVDs,, No Date. R195 A selection of sixteen short documentary films about life in the urban townships of South Africa.
Films include:
"Ama-joker", about two street boys who make a living entertaining commuters, directed by Tamandani Kapisa
"Growing Hope", about a community vegetable garden, directed by Wiseman Mabusela
"Atrophy", about the fear of growing up, directed by Palesa Shongwe
"Getting There", about the unique hand signals used for hailing taxis, directed by Masechaba Magane
"To the One I Love", about a young man confronting his father, directed by Zolani Ndevu
"Soul Train", directed by Thabo Mokoena, about the church groups on the early morning trains from Soweto
"Horseman", directed by Oupa Maesela, about Enos Mofokate, the first black South African equestrian champion TREVOR NOAH, That's Racist, live at the Lyric Theatre
97 minutes, DVD,, 2012. R125 South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show, filmed live at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg in October 2012.
Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards. TREVOR NOAH, Crazy Normal
99 minutes, DVD,, 2011. R100 South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show,"Goodbye for Now", filmed live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in March 2011.
Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards. TREVOR NOAH, Daywalker 2.0
103 minutes, DVD,, 2009. R100 An upgraded re-release of South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show, Daywalker, filmed live at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg in 2009.
Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards. TREVOR NOAH, It's My Culture
97 minutes, DVD,, 2013. R185 South African comedian Trevor Noah's one-man show, filmed live in the Teatro at Monte Casino, Johannesburg, 2013. Includes the live recordings of Trevor Noah's appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Trevor Noah was born in 1984 and grew up in Soweto. In 2012 he was named Comic of the Year at the annual South African Comics Choice Awards. TREVOR NOAH, Pay Back the Funny
85 minutes, DVD,, 2015. R295 Trevor Noah's "Lost in Translation tour", recorded live in Johannesburg in 2015. TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION REPORT, volumes 1-7
508 + 710 + 745 + 316 + 460 + 788 + 976 pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT TWEETALIGE SKOOLWOORDEBOEK/ BILINGUAL SCHOOL DICTIONARY,
708 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R130 Includes a bilingual supplement on parts of speech, confusable words, and idioms and proverbs. UBIZO, the calling
192 minutes, 2xDVDs,, 2007. R185 A TV mini-series about Nomathemba, a sophisticated, modern woman with a successful career as a microbiologist who receives a calling from the ancestors in her dreams to undergo 'uthwasa', the necessary process of suffering to become a 'sangoma' (traditional healer). UMBUTHO WESIZWE, the African National Congress of the Eastern Cape
110 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, King William's Town, 2012. R180 A history of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape. Includes profiles of ANC members from the region. UMLUNGU, the Sakhu story
79pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180 A collaborative educational initiative between Qhayiya Production Group in Khayelitsha and students from Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, this book documents the life of Sakhu Fonya, a young man living with vitiligo, a condition that causes de-pigmentation of the body's skin cells. The students' photographs are accompanied by interviews with Sakhu and his family. WELCOME TO PAROWDISE,
50 minutes, DVD,, 2013. OUT OF PRINT A collection of Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow's live concerts, music videos, interviews and behind the scenws footage. Lubbe (L.) VAN OVAMBOLAND TOT MASJONALAND,
362pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, No Place, 2014. R775 Louis Lubbe tells the story of the South African Police's twenty-three year involvement in the Border War in South-West-Africa (Namibia), Caprivi and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). According to Lubbe all records and photographs of the SAP's involvement in the war were destroyed in 1993.
Text in Afrikaans. Innes (B.) RACHEL WEEPING,
281pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250 A novel about a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg whose young daughter dies whilst under the care of her South African employers.
Photographer, filmmaker and writer Brett Michael Innes is also the author of the novel, "The Story of Racheltjie de Beer". Spencer (S.) BRITISH SETTLERS IN NATAL, 1824-1857, a biographical register, volume 8, Haigh-Hogshaw
373pp., 4to., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R345 Volume 8 in Shelagh Spencer's research project to identify the emigrants who came to Natal from Britain before 1858, and to collect biographical information on them and their children.
Volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5 are still available @ R155 and volume 7 @ R235. Volumes 2 and 6 are out of print.
Shelagn Spencer was awarded an Hon. D.Litt degree by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010 for her contribution to the historiography of South Africa. Vladislaviç (I.) THE LOSS LIBRARY AND OTHER UNFINISHED STORIES,
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R155 Ivan Vladislaviç examines eleven of his own stories which have either gone missing or been left unfinished, how the ideas arose, and why he abandoned them.
Ivan Vladislaviç has won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His books include the novels "The Folly", "The Restless Supermarket", "The Exploded View" and "Double Negative"; "Portrait with Keys", a sequence of texts about Johannesburg; and a collection of short stories, "Flashback Hotel". !Xun Traditional Council of Elders KULIMATJI NGE, we tell our old stories with music
40 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback + CD, 73 minutes running time, Cape Town, 2004. R165 These traditional songs and stories are sung by the elders of the!Xun community now living in Schmidtsdrift, in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
The text introduces some of the musicians and includes a short history of the Schmidtsdrift community, written by Hennie Swart. 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa 2010, when the World Cup came to South Africa
235 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT A collection of articles that outline how South Africa came to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup and celebrates the thirty days of the tournament. Lavishly illustrated with photographs by various photographers who worked throughout the event.
Abedian (I.), Mosala (I.) & Sehume (J.) eds. SEEKING THE ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATION,
286pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018. R375 A collection of papers that were first presented at a 2016 Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Studies conference.
Contributions include:
"Business Ethics: toxic, toothless or a golden thread?" by Reuel Khoza
"The Ethical Foundations of the South African Nation" by Yvonne Mokgoro
"Governance, Politics and Law Enforcement: building social compacts between the bureaucracy and society for effective service delivery" by Sipho Pityana
"The South African School System as an Enabling Environment for Developing Ethical Citizens" by Shireen Motala and Ria Vosloo
"Trade Unions: worker voice, social distance and business unionism" by Edward Webster
"State Formation and State Capture" by Joel Netshitenzhe
The Ethics of Decoloniality and the Decoloniality of Ethics" by Elelwani Ramugondo. Abrahams (C.) & Bekker (M.) CASS ABRAHAMS, a life with food
176pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R360 Cass Abrahams, specialist in Cape Malay culture and cuisine, tells her life story to Marike Bekker and shares many of her favourite recipes.
Also available in Afrikaans. Achebe (C.) GIRLS AT WAR, and other stories
109 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1972) 2009. R160 A reprint of the classic collection of Chinua Achebe's short fiction, written over 20 years and drawn from literary journals and magazines.
Award-winning Nigerian writer and academic Chinua Achebe's other novels include the African Trilogy "Things Fall Apart" (1958), "No Longer At Ease" (1960) and "Arrow of God" (1964). In 2007 he was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction. He is Charles P.Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College in New York.
Published in the Penguin African Writers series.
Achmat (Z.) dir. APOSTLES OF CIVILIZED VICE,
104 minutes, DVD,, 1999. R265 A documentary that explores the history of homosexuality in South Africa from colonial times to the present. Achmat (Z.) dir. DIE DUIWEL MAAK MY HART SO SEER, the devil break my heart, children speak
56 minutes, DVD,, 1993. R265 Documents the stories of a group of racially diverse South African children, mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, as they and their mothers talk about the things that affect their lives. Achmat (Z.) dir. LOVE AND FREEDOM,
95 minutes, DVD,, 2005. R265 A two-part documentary that examines ten years of the South African Constitution. Part 1, "Who was Mrs Konani?", looks at landmark judgements handed down by the Constitutional Court, such as the abolition of the death penalty. Part 2, "A Nice Country", introduces women and men who have used the legal space provided by the Constitution to build democracy. The case of the Treatment Action Campaign for the use of antiretrovirals to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV is explored, amongst others. Acker (J.) ed. THE COMMON, issue no.04
215 pp., paperback, Amherst, 2012. R150 "The Common" is a literary journal published twice a year at Amherst College. This issue includes a selection of contemporary South African poetry, with work by Kelwyn Sole, Robert Berold, Ingrid de Kock, Yvette Christiansë, Karen Press, Mokhosazana Xaba, Finuala Dowling, Kobus Moolman, Liesl Jobson, Mxolisi Nyezwa, Gabeba Baderoon, Fiona Zerbst, Vonani Bila, Katherine Kilalea, and others. Ackerman (R.), de Bruyn (P.) & Ackerman (S.) A SPRAT TO CATCH A MACKEREL, key principles to build your business
215 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R125 Raymond Ackerman, chairman of the Pick 'n Pay supermarket chain from 1967 to 2010, outlines the basic tenets behind his business philosophy.
Raymond Ackerman has been rated by the Financial Times as among the World's Top 100 Most Respected Businessmen. He is also the first South African ever to receive the International Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. In 2009, his company was voted the World's Best Retailer by the National Retail Federation (NRF). He is also the author of the memoir, "Hearing Grashoppers Jump", and "The Four Legs of the Table", in which he recounts how he built Pick 'n Pay. Ackermann (D.) SURPRISED BY THE MAN ON THE BORROWED DONKEY, ordinary blessings
319 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R290 A collection of essays by theologian Denise Ackermann.
"This is vintage Denise Ackermann. As always her writing is fresh and lively, her theology perceptive and challenging, and her spirituality profound and caring. The reader could not ask for more. But there is more. Denise brings to her reflections a creative freedom and conviction that is only possible for someone who has lived what she now writes, and is able to write what she has embodied and taught with courage and compassion." John de Gruchy, a Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge and chair at Robert Taylor Chair of Christian Studies
"The scholar can often be abrasive and intimidating. In this book, Denise Ackermann is erudite and yet alluring and gentle. The reader imagines a gentle smile playing round her lips while she exposes the absurdities of the many facets of male chauvinism and the injustice in the treatment of those who are not heterosexual. She is a formidable and yes (sic) a charming adversary." Desmond Tutu
Denise Ackermann is Extraordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Stellenbosch. He other books include "After the Locusts" and "Claiming Our Footprints". Adéèkò (A.) ed. PHILIP QUAQUE'S LETTERS TO LONDON, 1765-1811
165pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R415 A collection of Reverend Philip Quaque's letters to the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Philip Quaque (1741-1816) was born in Cape Coast, Ghana, and named Kweku. In 1754 he was one of three Fante children taken to London for education by a missionary from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1759 he was baptised, took the name Philip, went on to study theology, and was ordained as a minister of the Church of England in 1765. The following year he returned to Cape Coast, where he was employed by the Royal African Company as the chaplain at Cape Coast Castle. He set up a small school in his home, and tried to work as a missionary, but having forgotten most of his native tongue he struggled to communicate. He wrote a series of letters to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel during his time at Cape Coast Castle.
"There are many reasons to welcome Adélékè Adéèkò's new edition of the letters of the Reverend Philip Quaque: the letters bring new insights into the contradictions that defined the encounter between Europeans and West Africans in the modern period, and of Quaque's complicated life as he tried to negotiate his role as a subject caught between the aspiration to be modern and the brutality of the slave trade. Adéèkò's careful editing of the letters makes them accessible to modern readers and ensures that the troubled and troubling voice of the African will become central to our understanding of the 'Black Atlantic.' Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University
"This is a magnificent gift offering not just to the well-established field of West African church history, but to the wider area of identity formation in the era of early colonial capitalism. A text to be celebrated!" Ato Quayson, Professor of English, FRSU University, and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
Adélékè Adéèkò is a Humanities Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University. Adam (H.) & Moodley (K.) IMAGINED LIBERATION, xenophobia, citizenship and identity in South Africa, Germany and Canada
275pp., paperback, Second Edition, Stellenbosch, 2015. R375 Publsihed in the USA in 2015.
A comparative study of the problem of xenophobia.
Includes speech given in 2014 by Breyten Breytenbach at the launch of the book.
"This is an excellent comparative study of the global problem of xenophobia with post-apartheid South Africa taking centre stage...it is entirely appropriate that xenophobia is examined as a vital social indicator of the progress beyond liberation to a truly open and democratic society." John de Gruchy, University of Cape Town
"Gives a critical, insightful, anguished, and yet unjaundiced and remarkably accurate, objective and realistic assessment of SA's and the ANC's decline into massive corruption, inefficiency, police brutality, and moral bankruptcy." Pierre van den Berghe, Univerdity of Washington, Seattle
Heribert Adam is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Kogila Moodley is Professor Emerita in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Adams (K.) comp. MEMORY KEEPERS, District Six
113 pp., illus., paperback, Betty's Bay, 2012. R180 Keith Adams interviews South African who grew up in District Six: soprano Ruth Goodwin, artist and poet Peter Clarke, poet James Matthews, poet and playwright Gladys Thomas, actor Bill Curry, artist Lionel Davis, and jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin.
Include portraits of the contributors by Garth Erasmus.
Keith Adams is currently the Director of St.Joseph's Adult Education Programme in Cape Town. He served as vice-president of the Congress of South African Writers, Western Cape region, and is a founder member of the arts collective, Vakalisa Arts Associates. He is also the South African editor for New Observations. Addison (C.) THE GARDEN OF BURNING SAND,
423 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R250 A thriller set in Zambia. Human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming and police investigator Joseph Kabuta work together to seek justice on behalf of an adolescent girl who has been brutally assaulted and cannot speak.
American attorney Corban Addison was born in 1979. His first novel, "A Walk Across the Sun", was published in 2012. He lives in Virginia. Addison (W.) ed. THE ADDISON DIARIES, Natal Carbineer, gunner, pioneer farmer, the life and times of Frederick Addison (1894-1969)
221pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R295 Frederick Addison was born at Rorke's Drift in 1894 and grew up in Estcourt, where his father served as a magistrate during and after the Boer War. He joined the Royal Natal Carbineers soon after World War I was declared in 1914 and served through the German South-West African campaign and in France with the First South African Military Brigade. His memoir focuses mainly on his experiences during World War I, but he also describes his school days at Hilton College and his life as a sugar farmer on the Natal North Coast.
Water Addison, Frederick Addison's son, has included his father's "A History of the Addison Family", written for his relatives, as an appendix. Adebadjo (A.) THE EAGLE AND THE SPRINGBOK, essays on Nigeria and South Africa
303pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R240 Adekeye Adebajo assesses Nigeria/ South Africa relations in the areas of politics, economics and culture.
Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg. He was Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution between 2003 and 2016. He is also the author of "Thabo Mbeki: Africa's philosopher-king". Adebajo (A.) THABO MBEKI, Africa's philosopher-king, a Jacana pocket biography
187pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R140 Also published in the USA.
Thabo Mbeki was deputy president (1994-1999) and then president (1999-2008) of South Africa.
Adekeye Adebayo is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of "The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War" and editor of "Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African descent". He is a columnist for Business Day (South Africa) and "The Guardian" (Nigeria). Adebajo (A.) THE CURSE OF BERLIN, Africa after the Cold War
414 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R280 Preface by Ali Mazrui.
Adekeye Adebajo focuses on Africa's quest for security, leadership and unity, with chapters on Africa's security institutions, the roles played by South Africa, Nigeria, China, France and the USA, and the significance of Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes, Thabo Mbeki, Kwame Nkrumah, Barack Obama, and Mahatma Ghandi.
"...an intellectually and morally courageous analysis of Africa's place in the world, a tracing of its traumatic history, not to bemoan it, but to understand where Africa has come from, to appreciate where it is at present, and to shed light on where it is headed." Professor Francis M.Deng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention on Genocide
"This superbly written and ambitiously conceived work takes us through the last two decades of Africa's international relations with critical acumen. With an unusual eye for both the big historical picture and the telling detail, this eloquent study is full of relevance for understanding the continent's current predicament." Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliviera, Oxford Univerity
Adekeye Adebajo has been Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, since 2003. His other books include "South Africa in Africa" and "From Global Apartheid to Global Village: Africa and the United Nations". Adebajo (A.) & Virk (K.) eds. FOREIGN POLICY IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, security, diplomacy and trade
500pp., paperback, London and Cape Town, 2018. R375 "Ambitious in its geographic and theoretical scope, 'Foreign Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa' is an enormously beneficial academic contribution...the book analyses and charts the evolution and trajectory of contemporary South Africa's international affairs in an insightful and authoritative fashion." Matthew Graham, University of Dundee, author of "The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy"
Adekeye Adebajo is Director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg.
Kudrat Virk is an independent researcher and consultant based in Cape Town. Adebajo (A.), Adedeji (A.) & Landsberg (C.) eds. SOUTH AFRICA IN AFRICA, the post-apartheid era
339 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. R230 Contents include "Black economic empowerment: myths and realities" by Khehla Shubane,
"Race and reconciliation, 'e pluribus unim'?" by Yasmin Sooka,
"Conflict and land reform in Southern Africa: how exceptional is South Africa?" by Sam Moyo & Ruth Hall,
"HIV/AIDS and the African Renaissance: South Africa's achilles heel?" by Angela Ndinga-Muvumba & Shauna Mottiar,
"South Africa and the making of the African Union and NEPAD: Mbeki's 'progessive African agenda'" by Chris Landsberg,
"South Africa and its lusophone neighbours: Angola and Mozambique" by Augusta Conchiglia, and more.
Adekeye Adebajo is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Cape Town. Adebayo Adedeji is the director of the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies (ACDESS) in Nigeria.
Chris Landsberg is Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg and a Research Professor at the University of Johannesburg.
Adendorff (C.) & Collier (D.) AN UMBRELLA FOR THE RAINBOW NATION,
261pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Port Elizabeth, 2015. R250 "With an astounding grasp of current data on human development, this authoritative book offers a compelling vision for South Africa in the form of scenarios for everything from population growth and non-communicable diseases to climate change and basic education. Breathtaking in scope, 'An Umbrella for the Rainbow Nation' is nevertheless easily accessible to lay reader and expert alike, enabling all of us to breathe and not panic. The challenge implied in this inspiring book is both simple and elusive: to find the leadership in public life to take these evidence-led recommendations and chart a developmental path for all South Africans that enhances the prospects for cohesion, growth and prosperity for all." Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
"This book by Adendorff and Collier provides a practical, easy-to-read framework for thinking about pathways to a set of starkly divergent futures for South Africa 40 years from now. The authors contend that an optimal future, based on sustainable development in an inclusive, prosperous and democratic society is within our reach...The book should be a useful contribution to students of futuristic thinking and scenario planning in South Africa, as it would also offer a reference to policy thinkers in both public and private spheres...This book has turned out to be one of the most fascinating contributions to South African futurist thinking and scenario planning written in recent years." Derrick Swartz, Vice-Chancellor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
"This is a great book in the classic tradition of future scenario planning, with the crucial added benefit of change navigation. I will definitely refer to it in my despatches." Clem Sunter, futurist, scenario planner and author of "21st Century Megatrends"
Chris Adendorff is a professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School.
Des Collier is a freelance writer.
Adhikari (M.) AGAINST THE CURRENT, a biography of Harld Cressey, 1889-1916
56 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R180 Educationist, teacher and civil rights activist Harold Cressey led the group of coloured teachers who founded the Teachers' League of South Africa (TLSA) in 1913, and was elected as it's president. Adhikari (M.) THE ANATOMY OF A SOUTH AFRICAN GENOCIDE, the extermination of the Cape San peoples
120 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160 An introduction to the history of the Cape San peoples.
"The book provides a succinct and accessible summary of a large body of scholarship on San colonial history. This makes it useful to both academic and lay reader. The book is a high-quality contribution to public education about the colonial history of the San." Mathias Guenther, Emeritus Professor of Social-Cultural Anthropology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
"The author's research and command of the literature is impressive. The judgements are well balanced, fair and based on sound scholarship. This is an accessible book that will help to expand consciousness about the fate of the San and introduce South African students to debates about genocide in a colonial context." Nigel Penn, Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town Adhikari (M.) ed. BURDENED BY RACE, coloured identities in southern africa
240 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R320 Contributions include "From Narratives of Miscegenation to Post-Modernist Re-Imagining: towards a historiography of coloured identity in South Africa" by Mohamed Adhikari,
"Trauma and Memory: the impact of apartheid-era forced removals on coloured identity in Cape Town" by Henry Trotter,
"Collaboration, Assimilation and Contestation: emerging constructions of coloured identity in post-apartheid South Africa" by Michele Ruiters,
"'We are the original inhabitants of this land': Khoe-San identity in post-apartheid South Africa" by Michael Besten,
"Race, Ethnicity and the Politics of Positioning: the making of coloured identity in colonial Zimbabwe, 1890-1980" by James Muzondidya, and
"Absent White Fathers: coloured identity in Zambia" by Juliette Milner-Thornton.
Mohamed Adhikari teaches in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "'Let us Live for Our Children'": the Teacher's League of South Africa, 1913-1940" and "Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: racial identity in South Africa's coloured community". Adhikari (M.) ed. GENOCIDE ON SETTLER FRONTIERS, when hunter-gatherers and commercial stock-farmers clash
356 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R500 A collection of essays on the history of settler genocide in Africa, Australia and North America.
"The book is on the cutting edge of scholarship on settler genocide. The focus on the conflict between hunter-gatherers and commercial stock farmers advances our understanding of these murderous conflicts. The book adds very important dimensions to the historiography on genocide and settler genocide in particular." Professor Norman Naimark, Stanford University
Contributions include:
"'We are Determined to Exterminate Them': the genocidal impetus behind commercial stock farmer invasions of hunter-gatherer territories" and "'The Bushman is a Wild Animal to be Shot at Sight': annihilation of the Cape Colony's foraging societies by stock-farming settlers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries" by Mohamed Adhikari
"'Like a Wild Beast, He Can be Got for the Catching'" child forced labour and the 'taming' of the San along the Cape's north-eastern frontier" by Jared McDonald
"'We Exterminated Them, and Dr. Philip Gave the Country': the Griqua people and the elimination of San from South Africa's Transorangia region" by Edward Cavanagh
"'Vogelfrei' and "Besitzlos', with no Concept of Property: divergent settler responses to Bushmen and Damara in German South West Africa" by Robert Gordon
"Why Racial Paternalism and not Genocide? The case of the Ghanzi Bushmen of Bechuanaland" by Mathias Guenther
"The Destruction of Hunter-Gatherer Societies on the Pastoralist Frontier: the Cape and Australia compared" by Nigel Penn.
Mohamed Adhikari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. Adi (H.) PAN-AFRICANISM AND COMMUNISM, the Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939
445pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2013. R720 A history of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW), based in part on new materials from the archives of the Communist International in Moscow.
"The Struggle by Africans at home and in the Diaspora against the innumerable forms of exploitation and discrimination existing in the 1920s and 1930s was supported by only one major international organisation, the Comintern. This remarkable Pan-Africanist approach is fully documented and analysed in Hakim Adi's book that links the struggles in Africa, Europe and the Americas." Marika Sherwood, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
Hakim Adi is currently Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester in England. His other books include "Pan-African History: political figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787" (2003). Adichie (C.N) HALF OF A YELLOW SUN,
433 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2006) 2009. R195 A novel set before and during the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-1970. "Half of a Yellow Sun" won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.
"Stunning. This novel is an immense achievement." Observer
"Heartbreaking, funny, exquisitely written and, without doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic." Daily Mail
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she now divides her time between Nigeria and the USA. Her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus", was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Her third novel, "Americanah", was published in 2013. Adichie (C.N.) AMERICANAH,
477 pp., paperback, London, 2013. R220 A new novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about teenage sweethearts who go their separate ways when one goes to study in the USA and the other seeks a new life in London, and who meet again in Nigeria many years later.
"There are some novels that tell a great story and others that change the way you look at the world. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' is a book that manages to do both...A deeply felt book, written with equal parts lyricism and erudition. More than that, it is an important book - and yet one that never lets its importance weigh down the need to tell a truly gripping human story." Elizabeth Day, The Observer
"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an extraordinarily self-aware thinker and writer, possessing the ability to lambaste society without sneering or patronising or polemicizing. For her, it seems no great feat to balance high-literary intentions with broad social critique. 'Americanah' examines blackness in America, Nigeria and Britian, but it is also a steady-handed dissection of the universal human experience - a platitude made fresh by Adichie's observations...'Americanah' is witheringly trenchant and hugely empathetic, both worldy and geographically precise, a novel that holds the discomforting realities of our times fearlessly before us. It never feels false." Mike Peed, The New York Times
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she now divides her time between Nigeria and the USA. Her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus", was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Her second novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun", won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Adichie (C.N.) PURPLE HIBISCUS, a novel
307 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2004) 2009. R215 A novel set in Nigeria about a teenage girl who escapes her violent and fanatically religious father and finds new freedom when the Nigerian civil war forces her to leave home.
"One of the finest debut novels of recent years, a complex and compelling account of a 15-year-old girls' sexual awakening and religious oppression" Evening Standard
"An intoxicating story that is at once distinctly feminine, African and universal" Observer
"A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state." J.M.Coetzee
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she now divides her time between Nigeria and the USA. "Purple Hibiscus", her first novel, was long-listed for the Booker Prize. Her second novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun", won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her third novel, "Americanah", was published in 2013. Adichie (C.N.) THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK,
218 pp., paperback, London, 2009. R215 A collection of short stories by Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She was awarded the 2005 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus". Her second novel, "Half of a Yellow Sun", won the 2007 Orange Prize. Adjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICAN CITIES READER,
255 pp., b/w & colour illlus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT A volume published by Chimurenga and the African Centre for Cities that seeks to offer "a wide-ranging ensemble of genres, perspectives, and forms of representation that provide crucial glimpses into how African identities and spatialities are being crafted at a moment when both urban theory and policy is experiencing its worst existential crisis." from the preface.
Includes essays, fiction, poetry and photographs.
Contributions include "Blood Money: a Joburg chronicle" by Valentine Cascarino,
"Dagga, an extract" by Rustum Kozain,
"Closer Than This, extracts from an open source book for urban planners" by Karen Press,
"Terror and the City" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Three Poems" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"Of Tamarind & Cosmopolitanism" by Nuruddin Farah, and
"Planning for Chaos, urban regeneration and the struggle to formalise trolley-pushing activity in downtown Johannesburg" by Ismail Farouk.
Adriaanse (W.) EINDSPEL,
411pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R270 The sequel to the thriller "Dubbelspel" (2014).
Afrikaans novelist Wilna Adriaanse was born in 1958 in the Kalahari. Her novels include "Rebecca", "Met Ander Woorde", "Die Boek van Ester", and "Vier Seisoene Kind". Africa (S.) WELL-KEPT SECRETS, the right of access to information and the South African intelligence services
179 pp., paperback, Johannesburg & Maputo, 2009. R195 Sandy Africa assesses whether the post-apartheid intelligence services have complied with the obligation, entrenched in South Africa's democratic constitution, to grant citizens right of access to information held by the state and whether there has been a decisive break with the culture of secrecy that characterised the apartheid intelligence apparatus. African National Congress MK IN TANZANIA,
62 minutes, DVD,, 1992. OUT OF PRINT Highlights of the visit of ANC Secretary General Cyril Ramaphosa and MK Chief of Staff Siphiwe Nyanda to the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) camps in Uganda and Tanzania on 16th December 1992. African National Congress MK IN UGANDA,
45 minutes, DVD,, No Date. OUT OF PRINT Footage filmed in Umkhonto we Siswe (MK) training camps in Uganda. Agustin (J.) WINGS OF SMOKE, poems
87pp., paperback, Oxford, 2017. R240 "'Wings of Smoke' is a beautifully crafted collection of accessible poems in a mix of styles, all striking in the poet's intimacy with his subjects...Agustin sees humanity; he sees beauty even as the world he occupies swirls with darkness. There is a depth of incisive thought, observation of nature, human movement that feels unforced. He expresses a concern for the fragility of our social order; a concern for violations of human dignity brought about by violent conflict." Athol Williams, winner of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award
Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in Manila in the Philippines. He moved to Cape Town in 1994. Ahmed (J.) MORE THAN JUST A GAME,
89 mins., DVD,, 2008. R150 A film set on Robben Island in the 1960s and 1970s, about political prisoners' fight for the right to play soccer. It records the foundation of the Makana Football Association, which adhered to FIFA regulations. The association was named after the 19th century Xhosa warrior-prophet Makana, who was imprisoned on Robben Island. Interviews with Mark Shinners, Anthony Suze, Sedick Isaacs, Lizo Sitoto and Marcus Solomon are intercut with re-enacted scenes.
“The movie captures the essence of the contribution of football to the struggle. It is an incredible experience” Danny Jordaan, CEO of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee Akerman (A.) SOMEWHERE ON THE BORDER,
92 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R150 Preface by Anthony Akerman.
Afterword by Gary Baines.
Anthony Akerman wrote this play in exile in Amsterdam in the early 1980s, and it opened with a South African cast in The Hague in 1983. Although it was banned in South Africa, a shortened version of the play was performed at the 1986 Grahamstown Festival.
"Since its first staging in the early 80s, Akerman's play has lost none of its explosive power. Chillingly brutal and grimly humorous all at once, it detonates in the present like a long-dormant mine." Ivan Vladislavic
Anthony Akerman was born in Durban in 1949. He went into self-imposed exile in 1973, lived in Amsterdam for seventeen years, working as a playwright and director. He returned to South Africa in 1992. Akokpari (J.) & Zimbler (D.S.) eds. AFRICA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ARCHITECTURE,
300 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R145 Contributions include "Between the Insidious and the Sanitised: national human rights institutions and human rights language in Africa" by Daniel Shea Zimbler,
"Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect in Africa" by Jeremy Sarkin,
"'Aluta Continua': the struggle for human rights and democratic governance in Africa" by Siphamandla Zondi,
"Women's Rights as Human Rights in Africa" by Yaliwe Clarke, and
"African Sub-regional Human Rights Courts: the ECOWAS Court of Justice, the SADC Tribunal and the EAC Court of Justice in comparative perspective" by Abdul Rahman Lamin.
John Akokpari is Senior Levturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Daniel Shea Zimbler is a researcher at the Centre for COnflict Resolution in Cape Town. Akokpari (J.), Ndinga-Muvumba (A.) & Murithi (T.) eds. THE AFRICAN UNION AND ITS INSTITUTIONS,
390 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R155 The Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town conceived and edited this collection of essays on the African Union.
"This book is a welcome and timely intervention by academics and practitioners on the main challenges facing the AU in implementing the Constitutive Act. An analysis on the current institutional capacity of the AU will contribute immensely towards the debate on the Union Government. This book is a must-read for those interested in regional integration." Welile Nhlapo, South African Ambassador to the United States
"An informative publication which joins scholars, activists and policy makers into a discourse that has been considered for a long time an exclusive preserve of governments and diplomats." Salim Ahmed Salim, Former Secretary General of the OAU and Special Envoy of the AU for Darfur
Contributions include "Renaissance of Pan-Africanism: the AU and the new Pan-Africanists" by Kay Mathews,
"Dilemmas of Regional Integration and Development in Africa" by John Akokpari,
"The Peacekeeping Role of the OAU and the AU: a comparative analysis" by Solomon Gomes,
"Accelerating the Response: an evolving African HIV/AIDS policy?" by Angela Ndinga-Muvumba,
"The Birth and Evolution of NEPAD" by Chris Landsberg,
"The Pan-African Parliament: progess and prospects" by Baleka Mbete,
"Africa and Gender Equality: priorities for the AU" by Winnie Byanyima, and
"The AU and the EU" by Daniel Bach. Alberts (A.) text & Fraser (C.) et al photo. BUTTER & LOVE, boerekos from a farm kitchen
217pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R325 Anna Alberts was born and grew up on a farm in Mpumalanga. After completing a chef's course in Pretoria and an internship under chefs Margot Janse and Chris Erasmus in Franschhoek she ran a bistro in eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief). Currently she lives in Cape Town. She was the food stylist on the TV shows "Neill Anthony - Private Chef", "Siba's Table Season 2", "Jenny and Reza's Fabulous Food Academy" and "Just Cooking". Alberts (C.) CHOPPER DOWN!, the story of a mercenary pilot in Africa
352pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295 Carl Alberts was a helicopter gunship pilot with the South African Defence Force and served in South West Africa and Angola during the Border War. In 1984 he was awarded the Honoris Crux for his actions at Cuvelai in southern Angola. In 1993 he joined Executive Outcomes and fought in Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. In 2004 he was fined for engaging in foreign mercenary activities. Albertyn (C. ) ed. KEEPING TIME, 1964-1974, the photographs and Cape Town jazz recordings of Ian Bruce Huntley
159pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Durban, 2013. R550 A selection of photographs of South African jazz musicians from the Ian Bruce Huntley archive, together with the discography of live jazz recordings he made in Cape Town between 1964 and 1972. All these recordings can now be listened to, for free, through the Electric Jive blog. Musicians include Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Kippie Moeketsi, Tony Schilder, Chris Schilder, Roy Petersen, Cliffie Moses, Selwyn Lissack and Morris Goldberg.
Alcock (G.) THIRD WORLD CHILD, born white, Zulu bred
363pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2017. R160 Reprint of GG Alcock's autobiography, in which he writes about growing up in rural Zululand in the 1970s and 1980s, and how this affected him as an adult.
GG Alcock's parents, Neil and Creina, lived in Msinga in rural Zululand, and worked among the Mchunu and Mthembu tribes, assisting those displaced by the apartheid government's policy of forced removals. When he was fourteen his father was killed by warring tribesmen.
"I say this is a fascinating book, perhaps even as landmark - the first report from the next South Africa." Rian Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart", which contains a chapter about the Alcocks of Msinga Alcock (GG) KASINOMICS, African informal economies and the people who inhabit them
178pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R240 GG Alock, CEO of specialist marketing company Minanawe and author of "Third World Child", shares his experience of the low-income informal business sector in South African townships.
Alden (C.) & Chichava (S.) eds. CHINA AND MOZAMBIQUE, from comrades to capitalists
220 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250 A collection of essays that explore the policies of China's relationship with Mozambique.
Contributions include:
"Assessing Chinese Investment in Mozambique" by Sérgio Chicava
"Chinese Banking in Mozambique: the Macanese Connection" by Ana Cristina Alves
"How Not to Build a Road: an analysis of the socio-economic effects of a Chinese infrastructure project in Mozambique" by Morten Nielsen
"Myth and Reality: Chinese involvement in Mozambique's agricultural sector" by Sigrid-Marianella Stensrud Ekman
"Mozambican Perspectives on the Chinese Presence: a comparative analysis of discourses by government, labour and blogs" by João Feijó.
Chris Alden is Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a research associate of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the University of Pretoria.
Sérgio Chicava is currently a senior researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) in Mozambique. Alden (C.), Chichava (S.) & Alves (C.) eds. MOZAMBIQUE AND BRAZIL, forging new partnerships or developing dependency?
278pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260 A collection of essays that critically investigate Brazil's economic diplomacy and commercial interests in Mozambique, the involvement of Brazilian NGOs in the health sector and the role of missionaries evangelising in rural towns in Mozambique.
Chris Alden teaches International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a senior research associate with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and a research associate of the Department of Political Science, University of Pretoria.
Sergio Chichava is a senior researcher in the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) in Mozambique.
Ana Cristina Alves is Assistant Professor of Nanyang Technological University (School of Humanities and Social Sciences - Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme) Singapore. Alegi (P.) AFRICAN SOCCERSCAPES, how a continent changed the world's game
179 pp., maps, illus., paperback, London, 2010. R125 A history of African football.
"In this wonderfully researched and richly textured narrative, Alegi tells the vital story of how football transformed Africa and Africa transformed football during the twentieth century. The book is a must-read for all those wishing to gain a greater understanding of the past, and future, of the global game." Laurent Dubois, Duke University
"The best academic histories of sporting cultures are those that tell the story 'from within'. Such is the supreme accomplishment of Peter Alegi's 'African Soccerscapes'. Rather than presenting a tale of colonial imposition, Alegi gives keen insight into how soccer has been culturally reclaimed within African regional and urban contexts. For those wanting to know about soccer as a contemporary global phenomenon, this book should be at the top of their reading list." John Hughson, Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies, University of Central Lancashire
Peter Alegi is Associate Professor of African History at Michigan State University. He is the author of "Laduma! Soccer, politics and society in South Africa". He co-hosts the Africa Past and Present podcast. Alegi (P.) LADUMA!, soccer, politics and society in South Africa, from its origins to 2010
229 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Pietermaritzburg, (2004) 2010. R210 An updated edition of Peter Alegi's history of football in South Africa, in which "he explores the Africanisation of the game with the introduction of rituals and magic, and the emergence of distinctive playing styles"
"The passionate and meticulous research in 'Laduma!' ensures that a lost legacy is highlighted and that the roots of soccer in South Africa have now been properly recorded. 'Laduma!' reveals a fascinating history, exceptional in the world game - a history that ia intertwined with the dramatic and turbulent past of an exciting young democracy." Mark Gleeson, from his foreword
Peter Alegi is an associate professor of history at Michigan State Univesity.
Alexander (A.) ed. ARTICULATIONS, a Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture collection
334 pp., paperback, Durban, 2006. R295 A collection of sixteen of the lectures presented in the Harold Wolpe Memorial Public Lecture Series. Also includes reviews of the lectures by activists and academics.
Includes "Fanon, Marx, and the New Reality of the Nation: black political empowerment and the challenge of a new humanism in South Africa" by Nigel Gibson,
"Keeping it in Their Pants: politicians, men, and sexual assault in South Africa" by Charlene Smith,
"Democracy and the Importance of Criticism, Dissent, and Public Dialogue" by William Mervin Gumede,
"An Incomplete Freedom: the state of the media ten years into democracy" by Ferial Haffajee,
"Slow Delivery in South Africa's Land Reform Programme: the property clause revisited" by Lungisile Ntsebeza, and
"Ten Years of Democracy: a review" by Patrick Bond. Alexander (N.) THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA,
221 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R250 A collection of essays and talks by Neville Alexander on where South Africa is heading, or ought to be heading, as a society. Many of these essays and talks have appeared in slightly different versions in newspapers, journals and public debates.
Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander was born in 1936 in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. A member of the National Liberation Front, which he co-founded, he was arrested in 1963 and found guilty of conspiracy to commit sabotage. He spent ten years on Robben Island. A proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, after his release he did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa(PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012. Alexander (N.) & von Scheliha (A.) eds. LANGUAGE POLICY AND THE PROMOTION OF PEACE, African and European case studies
135pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R200 A collection of essays that argue for the use and promotion of indigenous, non-hegemonic languages as a means of communication and to preserve multilingual communities. This volume is the outsome of a symposium on Language Policy and the Promotion of Peace or the Prevention of Conflict, held at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, in 2011.
Contributions include:
"Conditions Under Which Language Policy Affects Social Stability" by Neville Alexander
"The Role of Language in the Process of Constructing, Preserving and Reinforcing Peace in Africa" by Etienne Sadembouo and Maurice Tadadjeu
"Language Policy and Identity Conflict in Relation to Afrikaans in the post-apartheid Era" by Jon Orman
"The Language Issue and the Quest for Lasting Peace in Africa: prospects and challenges" by Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe.
Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander, the principal editor of the compilation, was a proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, and did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa (PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012, while working on the book.
Arnulf von Scheliha is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Osnabrück. Alexander (N.) et. al. ADVANCING A HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA IN SOUTH AFRICA, perspectives from civil society
213 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R165 A selection of papers commissioned by The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) between 2007 and 2009. The Jophannesburg-based FHR is an independent body established to implement a 1996 agreement between the European Union and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. It's mandate is to address the legacy of apartheid, assist with transformation, build a human rights culture and strengthen civil society.
Contributions include "South Africa Today: the moral responsibility of intellectuals" by Neville Alexander,
"Land and Agrarian Transformation in South Africa" by Samuel Kariuki,
"The Financial and Administrative Independence and Accountability of the Judiciary: some lessons from the Commonwealth" by John Hatchard,
"Beyond the Numbers: the struggle for women's liberation" by Shamin Meer, and
"Environmental Justice" by David Hallowes.
Alexander (P.) et. al. (eds.) GLOBALISATION AND NEW IDENTITIES, a view from the middle
361 pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R185 A collection of essays on South Africa, including "Globalisation and New Social Identities: a jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg" by Peter Alexander, "Black Workers, Fatherhood and South Africa's Gold Mines" by Marlize Rabe,
"Students, Activism and Identity" by Marcelle Dawson,
"A Self-Employed 'Worker' Identity: women garment makers in Ahmedabad and Durban" by Meera Icharam,
"Countering Stigma: collectively counselling an AIDS identity" by Sandra Jane Roberts
and "The South African Broadcasting Corporation and Dilemmas of National Identity" by Kurai Masenyama.
This book comes out of a project funded by South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF). Research was undertaken by staff and students associated with the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), now the University of Johannesburg. Alexander (P.), Ceruti (C.), Motseke (K.), Phadi (M.), Wale (K.) CLASS IN SOWETO,
306 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R305 A study of social class structure and identity in Soweto, South Africa's biggest black township.
"An exemplary study of social class and its ramifications for the lives of people, this book is an all-too-rare example of sociological research that systematically weaves together quantitative and qualitative data with both macro- and micro-analysis. The result is a complex, multidimensional understanding of how class works. It should be read not only by people specifically interested in the dynamics and dilemmas of contemporary South Africa, but by anyone interested in the problem of class in contemporary South Africa." Erik Olin Wright, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"This research is of a scale, ambition and rigour unusual in South African sociology. The team provides a conceptually innovative analysis of class in Soweto to argue that township residents have multiclass identities, that subjective conceptions of class are shaped by indigenous languages, and that the working class and poor together constitute an internally differentiated proletariat. It is an impressive work that sets a benchmark for further research, nuanced analysis and vigorous debate, not only for South African social science but also for global debates." Karl von Holdt, Director, Society, Work and Developkment Institute, University of the Witwatersrand
Peter Alexander in Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg.
Doctoral students Claire Ceruti, Mosa Phadi and Kim Wale and research manager Keke Motseke were employed by the University of Johannesburg as researchers.
Alexander (P.), Lekgowa (T.), Mmope (B.), SInwell (L.) & Xezwi (B.) MARIKANA, a view from the mountain and a case to answer
210 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140 A series of interviews conducted with mineworkers involved in the Lonmin strike, as well as with wives and children of the 44 victims killed by the police on 16 August 2012. The book also includes a narrative of the strike and the massacre and an analysis of the massacre's political significance by Peter Alexander.
"The book is an attempt to provide a bottom-up account of the Marikana story, to correct an imbalance in many official and media accounts that privilege the viewpoints of governments and business, at the expense of workers." Jane Duncan, Highway African Chair of Media and Information Society, Rhodes University
Alfred (L.) EARLY ONE SUNDAY MORNING I DECIDED TO STEP OUT AND FIND SOUTH AFRICA,
240pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260 Journalist Luke Alfred spent more than a year walking along South Africa's gravel roads, paths and train tracks, exploring the history of the country.
"It made me smile and it made my heart ache a little" Darrel Bristow-Bovey, author of "One Midlife Crisis and a Speedo"
Luke Alfred is also the author of "When the Lions Came to Town, the 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa". Alfred (L.) WHEN THE LIONS CAME TO TOWN, the 1974 Rugby Tour to South Africa
252pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2014. R220 Sports journalist Luke Alfred recreates the infamous 1974 British Lions rugby tour of South Africa, and discusses its consequences. The Springboks were beaten 3-0 in the four Tests, with the last one a draw. Alfred (M.) comp. TWELVE + ONE, some Jo'burg poets: their artistic lives and poetry
184 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R140 South African poet Mike Alfred interviewed 11 poets living in Johannesburg, including Jane Fox, Gail Dendy, Ahmed Patel, Makhosazana Xaba, Siphiwe ka Ngwenya and Allan Kolski Horwitz. Also includes Allan Kolski Horwitz's interviews with Mandi Poefficent Vundla and Mike Alfred. Ali (S.K.) LESSONS IN HUSBANDRY,
218 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R190 A novel about a young Muslim woman who inherits her sister's fiancé and house when her sister mysteriously disappears just before her marriage.
"This perfectly shaped novel - love story, mystery, eulogy - is full of surprises. Ali writes with a delicate, poetic touch that tempers sorrow with humour. She has created a beguiling narrator in Malak, who schemes her way out of grief with the wit and sweetness of her own famous cupcakes." Henrietta Rose-Innes, author of "Nineveh"
Shaida Kazie Ali is the author of "Not a Fairytale" (2010), which won the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize. Ali (S.K.) NOT A FAIRY TALE,
172 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R170 A debut novel about two Muslim sisters living in Cape Town. Ali (S.K.) NOT A FAIRYTALE,
172 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180 Shaida Kazie Ali's first novel, about two very different sisters, set in an Indian Muslim community in apartheid Cape Town.
This novel won the 2011 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for Creative Writing and was short listed for the 2011 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Aliber (M.), Maluleke (T.), Manenzhe (t.), Paradza (G.) & Cousins (B.) LAND REFORM AND LIVELIHOODS, trajectories of change in northern Limpopo Province, South Africa
326 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R280 An assessment of the performance of land reform in South Africa.
"The authors of 'Land Reform and Livelihoods' draw together an impressive set of sources, including data from their own in-depth fieldwork in 13 land reform projects, contemporary and historical population and agricultural census data, official documents and other studies, to explore the challenges facing farming in this region and the impact of post-1994 land reform policy and implementation on livelihoods in north-central Limpopo province. Given the many challenges facing existing land reform projects, the account is refreshingly energising about the possibilities and opportunities once certain preconceptions about rural aspirations and what constitutes successful farming are set aside and local conditions fully engaged. The analysis is thoughtful, nuanced, and happily free of polemic and stale, formulaic prescriptions. Sometimes inspiring, always interesting and tangibly respectful of the ordinary people at its centre, the study makes an important contribution to the available literature." Cherryl Walker, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University Allan (J.) JANI CONFIDENTIAL, a memoir
285pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R225 A memoir by Jani Allan, a controversial columnist with the Sunday Times between 1980 and 1989. In 1992, she filed an unsuccessful libel suit against the UK broadcaster Channel 4 for airing a documentary by Nick Broomfield, "The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife", which suggested that she had an affair with Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, allegations she has always strongly denied. She now lives in the USA.
Allen (D.) EMPIRE, WAR & CRICKET, in South Africa, Logan of Matjiesfontein
334pp., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R370 A biography of Scotsman James Douglas Logan, who founded and developed the Karoo town of Matjiesfontein into a renowned health resort. The book is also a sports history: Logan, who immigrated to South Africa in 1877, developed the game of cricket in South Africa.
Foreword by André Odendaal, CEO of Western Province Cricket Association and Honorary Professor in History and Heritage Studies at the University of the Western Cape.
"Dean Allen's book is an example of original biographical history at its best. He has used extensive archival material from South Africa and the UK - some of which he accessed for the very first time - in order to explore the important themes of sport, politics, and power during a key period of South African and British Imperial history. He cleverly relates James Logan's love of cricket and his personal career to the wider processes of colonialism." Jennifer Hargreaves, Consultant and Visiting Professor of Sports Sociology, University of Brighton
"It is more than just a sports history and also more than just a political history. Its strength is in the way it melds the two to provide new perspective on a turbulent South African past." Albert Grundlingh, Chair of History Department, Stellenbosch University Allen (J.) RABBLE-ROUSER FOR PEACE, the authorised biography of Desmond Tutu
481 pp., maps, illus., paperback. d.w., London, 2006. R165 "As a religious correspondent of a major South African daily newspaper, John Allen covered Desmond Tutu's rise to prominence in the years following the Soweto uprising in 1976. He served with Tutu for 13 years from 1987, first as his press secretary and then as Communications Director of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and at Emory University in the United States." Allen (J.S.) GLQ, a journal of lesbian and gay studies, volume 18, numbers 2-3, 2012, Black/ Queer/ Diaspora
424 pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2012. R275 QLG is published four times a year.
This edition includes the essay, "Queer(y)ing Freedom: Black queer visibilities in postapartheid South Africa" by Xavier Livermon. Allen (R.) EUROPEAN SLAVE TRADING IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, 1500-1850,
378pp., illus., maps, paperback, Athens, 2014. R635 Richard Allen demonstrates that between 1500 and 1850 Europeans shipped African, Malagasy, and Southeast Asian slaves far beyond the Atlantic, indeed throughout the Indian Ocean world.
"Richard Allen seeks to do for the Indian Ocean what Philip Curtin did in his census of the Atlantic slave trade forty-five years ago: to produce an estimation of the scale and geography of European slave trading activity beyond the Cape in the three centuries after 1500." David Richardson, co-author of "Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade"
Richard Allen in the author of "Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius". Allen (V.) LADY TRADER, a biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford
307 pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1979) 2010. R225 A reprint of Vivien Allen's biography of Sarah Heckford (1839 - 1903), who sailed from England to Durban in 1878, trekked to the Transvaal and worked as a governess, doctor, builder, nurse and farmer. When her farm failed she made her fortune as a "smous", trading goods with hunters and miners in the Lowveld. In 1882 she published an account of her life and adventures entitled "A Lady Trader in the Transvaal".
Allen (V.), Mngqolo (S.) & Swanepoel (S.) THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION AND FREEDOM IN THE NORTHERN CAPE, 1850-1994,
98 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Kimberley, 2012. R235 An account of the personalities and events that characterised the struggle for freedom in the Northern Cape, from the wars of disspossession along the northern border of the Cape Colony to the first democratic election in 1994. Allfrey (E.) ed. AFRICA 39, new writing from Africa south of the Sahara
361 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2014) 2014. R410 A collection of short stories, extracts from novels, fables and other work by 39 writers from Africa south of the Sahara, or its diaspora. Writers include Mary Watson, Zukiswa Wanner, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Ondjaki, Sifiso Mzobe, Nthikeng Mohlele, Shafinaaz Hassim. Allfrey (E.) ed. SAFE HOUSE, explorations in creative nonfiction
312pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2016. R340 A collection that brings together nonfiction writing from across Africa, including travel writing, memoir,reportage and meditative essays.
Contributions from South Africa include "Walking Girly in Nairobi" by Mark Gevisser, "The Life and Death of Rowan du Preez" by Simone Haysom and "Border Crossings' by Sarita Ranchod.
"A promising tradition of creative nonfiction is nascent in Africa. Fresh ways of writing African experiences are afoot. This publication signals the gestation of something enormously exciting and genuinely new." Jonny Steinberg, author of "A Man of Good Hope"
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is a Zimbabwean-born editor and critic now based in London. A former deputy editor of Granta magazine she is series editor of the Kwani? Manuscript Project, and sits on the boards of Art for Amnesty, the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Writers Centre Norwich. Ally (S.) FROM SERVANTS TO WORKERS, South African domestic workers and the democratic state
228 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R175 "'From Servants to Workers' explores the paradox of independence: as private domestic workers became recognized in the labor law in the postapartheid state, as their work became 'modernized' to be like other forms of employment, their unions withered. To account for demobilization of a militant group of women, Shireen Ally turns to ethnography and critical feminist theory, unpacking the subjective experience of intimate labor and the discursive construction of the domestic as a victim in need of state protection. Ally's is the finest analysis of the politics of social reproduction, bringing the state back into the study of domestic labor." Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and Chair, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.
This book was first published by Cornell University Press in 2009.
Shireen Ally teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Altbeker (A.) A COUNTRY AT WAR WITH ITSELF, South Africa's crisis of crime
189 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R110 "Antony Altbeker has spent 13 years working in and around the criminal justice system". He is the author of "The Dirty Work of Democracy: a year on the streets with the SAPS". Altbeker (A.) FRUIT OF A POISONED TREE, a true story of murder and the miscarriage of justice
438 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT Antony Altbeker's account of the sensational and controversial trial of Afrikaner actuary Fred van der Vyver for the murder of his girlfriend Inge Lotz in Stellenbosch in 2005.
"This is obligatory reading for those interested in the current state of the nation. It reads like a thriller and is utterly un-put-down-able. It leaves the reader with serious food for thought. It almost convinces one that fiction has become redundant in this country." Marlene van Niekerk.
Antony Altbeker has written two other books about crime and justice in South Africa, "The Dirty Work of Democracy" and "A Country at War with Itself". Alter (C.) NO SUBSTITUTE,
351pp., illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2015. OUT OF PRINT Self-published biography by Cindy Alter, a South African musician and lead singer in the all-female South African rock group, Clout (1977-1981), best known for their hit single, "Substitute". Amathila (L.) MAKING A DIFFERENCE,
277pp., b/w & colour illus, paperback, WIndhoek, 2012. R220 An autobiography by Libertina Amathila - medical doctor, member of SWAPO, Namibia's liberation movement, and Cabinet Minister for twenty years.
Libertina Amathila was born in Fransfontien in the Kunene Region of Namibia. She joined SWAPO in 1962 and that same year went into exile in Dar es Salaam. She studied medicine in Tanzania, Poland, Sweden and London, and was involved in organising clinics and health projects for Namibians in Zambia and Angola. She returned to Namibia in 1989 and served in the Cabinet as Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing, Minister of Health and Social Services, and Deputy Prime Minister. She also played a leading role in the World Health Organisation. She retired in 2010. Ammann (P.) prod. VERA BUHRMANN, living in two worlds, communication between a white healer and her black counterparts
50 minutes, DVD, Switzerland, 2007. OUT OF PRINT A 1992 interview with Jungian analyst Vera Bührmann (1910-1998) by Marion Schiess (1933-1998). Vera Bührmann was one of the founding members of the Cape of Good Hope Centre for Jungian Studies and directed its training programme for many years. In the latter half of her life she dedicated herself to understanding black African traditional healers and their healing practices. Here she talks about her understanding of the ancestors and the ceremonies involved in the healing and training of a patient/healer. Amoateng (A.Y.) & Heaton (T.B.) eds. FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, socio-demographic perspectives
188 pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R180 In this study undertaken within the Human Sciences Research Council by the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Research Programme, social scientists from a variety of disciplines attempt to explain the changes in families and households in South Africa following the end of apartheid.
Progessor Acheampong Yaw Amoateng is a family sociologist and Director of Research in the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Research Programme of the HSRC.
Tim Heaton is a Professor of Demography and Research Associate at the Centre for Studies of the Family at Brighma Young University in the United States. Amosu (A.) NOT GOODBYE,
43 pp., paperback, Carapace 82, Cape Town, 2010. R114 A debut collection of poems by Akwe Amosu.
Akwe Amosu, half Nigerian and half British, was born in London but moved to Nigeria as a small child. She has worked as a reporter, radio host and editor in South Africa, other African countries and the UK. In 2006 she settled in Washington DC where she works as a policy advocate for the Open Society Institute. Ampiah (K.) & Naidu (S.) eds. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON?, Africa and China
357 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2008. R220 A collection of country case studies that assess China's Africa policy.
Contributions include "The Geo-Strategic Dimensions of the Sino-African Relationship" by Garth le Pere,
"All's Fair in Loans and War: the development of China-Angola relations" by Lucy Corkin,
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Agena? Zimbabwe-China Relations" by Lloyd Sachikonye,
"Chinese Investments in Africa: a case study of Zambia" by Muna Ndulo,
"Balancing a Strategic Partnership? South Africa-China relations" by Sanusha Naidu,
"An Axis of Evil? China, the United States and France in Africa" by Adekeye Adebajo, and
"Western Hegemony, Asian Ascendancy and the New Scramble for Africa" by Adam Habib.
Kweku Ampiah is an Academic Fellow and member in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.
Sanusha Naidu is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University. Amschwand (N.) 1847, dispossession and migration, population movement in the northern Cape during the 19th century
175pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230 Nigel Amschwand discusses how Sir Harry Smith's second annexation of 1847 affected those living in Bushmanland and the Kareebergen mountains above Williston and Carnarvon - particularly the Basters, Xhosa, Korannas and the San - who unwittingly became British subjects.
Self-published. Amschwand (N.) SHORT HISTORY OF THE ONDER BOKKEVELD,
187 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, (Cape Town), (2009) 2010. R182 Describes the colonization of the Onder-Bokkeveld by the free-burghers of the Dutch East India Company and the dispacement of the indigenous Khoisan inhabitants.
Amukugo (E.) ed. DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION IN NAMIBIA AND BEYOND, a critical appraisal
157pp., paperback, Windhoek, 2017. R270 A collection of essays on education as an instrument of social change in Namibia and southern Africa.
Elizabeth Amukugo is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Namibia. Ancer (J.) SPY, uncovering Craig Williamson
294pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R360 Craig Williamson (born 1949, Johannesburg) was involved in a series of state-sponsored overseas bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and propaganda during the apartheid era, including the assassinations of Ruth First and Jeanette Schoon, wife of Marius Schoon, and their six-year-old daughter Katryn. He was exposed as a spy in 1980. He was granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, despite Marius Schoon's strong opposition. Anders (P.) & Krouse (M.) eds. POSITIONS, contemporary artists in South Africa
288 pp., colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R280 First published in Germany (in German) in 2010.
A collection of interviews with and essays on some of South Africa's most prominent artists, writers, choreographers, photographers and musicians.
Contributions include:
"Chimurenga: communal yard for sick heads" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Paul Grootboom and the quest to reroute South African theatre" by Kwanele Sosibo,
"Living Memory; GALA-Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action" by Shaun de Waal,
"Celebrations of the spirit of tragedy: the theatre of Brett Bailey" by Anton Kruger,
"History, Memory, Tourism and Curatorial Mediations: the Hector Peterson Museum and the representation of the story of the June 16 1976 uprisings" by Ali Khangela Hlongwane
"Positions" is part of an international book series initiated by the Akademie der Künste and the Goethe-Institut.
Peter Anders is currently Country Director of the Goethe-Institut in China.
Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Andersen (I.) PIECE WORK, poems
69 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R145 Ingrid Andersen's second collection of poems. Her first collection, "Excision", was published in 2004.
"Andersen's poems fuse the best of Imagism with a heartfelt compassion; with a few well-chosen words, she can turn the rawness and imprecision of emotion into poems that reach simultaneously for clarity and for the reader's heart. She is generous, careful, passionate - all these qualities make her work profound and accessible." Fiona Zerbst
Ingrid Andersen was born in Johannesburg. An Anglican priest, she is also the founding editor of "Incwadi", a South African journal that explores the interaction between poetry and image. Anderson (D.) prod. THE SPLIT ESTATE,
76 minutes, DVD,, 2009. OUT OF PRINT An Emmy-award winning 60 minute documentary about the natural gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West and the Northeastern USA. Narrated by Ali McGraw.
This DVD, made for distribution in South Africa, includes a short film which features David Kramer, Antoinette Pienaar and others speaking out against fracking in the Karoo. Anderson (P.R.) FOUNDLING'S ISLAND,
64 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R85 P.R.Anderson lectures in English at the University of Cape Town. He has published another collection of poetry, "Litany Bird", and edited the anthology, "In the Country of the Heart, love poems from South Africa". Andersson (M.) INTERTEXTUALITY, VIOLENCE AND MEMORY IN YIZO YIZO, youth TV drama
256 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R210 Muff Andersson analyses Yizo Yizo, an award-winning youth drama series which was shown on SABC 1 between 1999 and 2004, by examining how the producers understood and worked on the project, the text itself, and the way audiences responded to the texts. Andrag (B.) ed. CAPE TOWN STADIUM, between the lines
191 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R228 A collection of ten articles, twenty six interviews and a panel discussion on the building of the Cape Town Stadium.
Articles include "Beyond the Village: Cape Town rises to the occasion" by Laurine Platzky, which explores the political and social history of Cape Town and addresses some of the topical issues relating to the location of the building,
"Urban Design - Beyond Object" by Henri Comrie and Khalied Jacobs, which explains how the urban form of the stadium relates to the spatial composition of the city,
"The Cape Town Diva: drama, dignity & delight" by Catherine Slessor, which examines the stadium from an architectural point of view,
"Putting a Lid on it" by Henning Rasmuss and Carolyn Helfenstein, on constructing the stadium roof, and
"Calla and Calabash: spectacular stadium structures surprise the world" by Roman Hollenstein, which discusses all the new stadia in the country. Andrew (S.) RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER, a Tannie Maria mystery
395pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220 Tannie Maria, the agony aunt for the local newspaper, is also an amateur detective. Set in a small town in the Karoo, this novel includes a several recipes.
"If you want a vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable read about detection (and cooking) in an intriguing part of southern Africa, then this is the book for you. A triumph." Alexander McCall Smith
"Miscreants, moskonfyt and murder are all on the menu...'Recipes for Love and Murder; is a delightful debut" Christopher Hope
Social and environmentalist activist and writer Sally Andrew lives in a nature reserve in the Klein Karoo. This is her first novel. Andrew (S.) TANNIE MARIA & THE SATANIC MECHANIC, a Tannie Maria mystery
348pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230 The sequel to "Recipes for Love and Murder". Tannie Maria, the agony aunt for the local newspaper and amateur detective, seeks counselling for problems in her own life - before a murder has her working with her boyfriend Detective Henk Kannemeyer.
Writer Sally Andrew lives in a nature reserve in the Klein Karoo. Andrews (M.) SHAPING HISTORY, narratives of political change
223 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2007. R200 Includes the chapter, "South Africa: told and untold stories", which focuses on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Molly Andrews is Reader in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, and Co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research at the University of East London. Andrews (P.), David (D.) & Masengu (T.) eds. A WARRIOR FOR JUSTICE, essays in honour of Dikgang Moseneke, first published as Acta Juridica 2017
297pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R530 A collection of essays - including papers presented at a symposium held at the University of Cape Town on 7 December 2016 - in honour of former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke upon his retirement from the Bench.
Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron.
Includes contributions by Cathleen Powell, Mtendeweka Mhango and Ntombizazuko Dyani-Mhango, Chuma Himonga, E Tendayi Achiume, and Jaco Barnard-Naudé, and personal reflections from colleagues and friends Kate O'Regan, Albie Sachs and Mohamed Navsa. Angelou (M.) HIS DAY IS DONE, a Nelson Mandela tribute
43 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R235 "This poem was written on behalf of the American people on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, at the request of the U.S.Department of State."
American poet, writer, teacher and director Maya Angelou lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Angula (O.) SWAPO CAPTIVE, a comrade's experience of betrayal and torture
179pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R230 In 1978 Olva Angula left Windhoek, went into exile in Angola and joined SWAPO's military wing, PLAN. Branded as an apartheid spy and traitor he was tortured by his comrades and imprisoned for four and a half years in the pits in Lubango.
"Adds significantly towards our understanding of the glory and pain that characterised the Namibian liberation struggle." Professor André du Pisani, political scientist
"An important and compelling story, dealing with a shameful part of Namibian history that deserves not to be forgotten." Werner Menges, journalist
Olva Angula was a founding member of the Namibia Black Students Organisation (NABSO) and leader of a local branch of the SWAPO Youth League. He received training at the Academy of Social Sciences and Social Management in Bulgaria and the International Institute for the Training of Journalists in Hungary. He is a founding member and acting chairman of Breaking the Wall of Silence, a Namibia-based NGO that advocates for the rights of those detained by SWAPO during the Namibian War of Independence. Anker (W.) BUYS, 'n grensroman
431 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R245 A historical novel, in Afrikaans, about Coenraad de Buys, a legend on the frontier of the Cape Colony in the late seventeen hundreds. Born in the Langkloof in 1761, he was one of a number of white people who sided with the Xhosa during the frontier wars against the Boers and then the British. A polygamist, a swindler, the bane of government, father to numerous children, he wandered around southern Africa. He died on the banks of the Limpopo in 1821.
"Briljant verbeel en verbeeld. Daar is niks skroomvalligs aan hierdie roman nie. Ek haal my hoed af vir wat Willem Anker hier regkry." Ingrid Winterbach
"Buys" was the recipient of the University of Johannesburg Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize, The kykNET Rapport Prize, the SALA K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award, the Helgaard Steyn Prize and the Hertzog Prize.
Willem Anker's first novel, "Siegfried" (20070 won the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Jan Rabie/Rapport Prize. He teaches creative writing and Afrikaans literature at Stellenbosch University. Anker (W.) RED DOG, a frontier novel, translated by Michiel Heyns
427pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2018. R320 First published in Afrikaans in 2014 as "Buys". Winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize, the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the kykNET Rapport Prize, the SALA K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award, the Helgaard Steyn Prize and the Hertzog Prize.
An historical novel about Coenraad de Buys, a legend on the frontier of the Cape Colony in the late eighteenth century. Born in the Langkloof in 1761, he was one of a number of white people who sided with the Xhosa during the frontier wars against the Boers and then the British. A polygamist, a swindler, the bane of government, father to numerous children, he moved around southern Africa. He died on the banks of the Limpopo in 1821.
"The South African equivalent of the postmodern cowboys-and-Indians tales of Cormac McCarthy." Rain Malan, author of "My Traitor's Heart"
"Without a doubt the most important Afrikaans novel in recent years." Marlene van Niekerk, author of "Triomf" and "Agaat"
"'Buys' is a great novel." Breyten Breytenbach
Willem Anker's first novel, "Siegfried" won the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Jan Rabie/Rapport Prize. He teaches creative writing and Afrikaans literature at Stellenbosch University. Anker (W.) SAMSA-MASJIEN,
92pp., illus., paperback, CD, Pretoria, 2015. R160 Willem Anker engages in a dialogue with Franz Kafka’s "Metamorphosis" in this play, where a retired teacher slowly becomes an insect while psychologists, psychiatrists and doctors diagnose him as suffering from dementia.
Includes CD of music composed for the play by Pierre-Henri Wicomb.
Anker (W.) SLAGHUIS,
75 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT Willem Anker's other plays include "Skroothonde", which won the 2004 Aardvarkprys, and "Sielsiek". "Slaghuis" was awarded the 2006 Sanlam Prize for Afrikaans Theatre. He teaches Creative Writing at Stellenbosch University. Anonymous ONE MAN,
304pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195 A controversial political thriller set in contemporary South Africa that focuses on racism, misogyny, rape and injustice. The author has chosen to remain anonymous. Anseeuw (W.) & Alden (C.) eds. THE STRUGGLE OVER LAND IN AFRICA, conflicts, politics & change
289 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R308 A collection of essays that analyse "the role of land as a place and source of conflict, especially in relation to policy issues, crisis management and post-war/ post-conflict reconstruction."
Contributions include "The Politics of Communal Tenure Reform: a South African case study" by Ben Cousins,
"The Conflicting Distribution of Tourism Revenue as an Example of Insecure Land Tenure in Namibian Communal Lands" by Renaud Lapeyre,
"Land Rights and Enclosures: implementing the Mozambican Land Law in practice" by Christopher Tanner,
"The Role of Land as a Site and Source of Conflict in Angola" by Jenny Clover,
"Two Cycles of Land Policy in South Africa: tracing the contours" by Ruth Hall, and
"The Zimbabwe Crisis: land reform and normalisation" by Sam Moyo.
Ansell (G.) SOWETO BLUES, jazz, popular music and politics in South Africa
350 pp., map, illus., paperback, New York & London, 2005. OUT OF PRINT Explores the link between history and culture, reveals how apartheid affected the lives of musicians and examines the role their music played and continues to play in the transformation of South African society.
Includes interviews with Sibongile Khumalo, Pops Muhamed, Basil Coetzee, Vusi Khumalo, Robbie Jansen, Thandi Klaasen, Hugh Masekela, and many others.
Gwen Ansell is a former Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in South Africa. She wrote and produced "Ubuyile: jazz coming home", a radio series broadcast in South Africa in 2001. Archer (A.) & Richards (R.) eds. CHANGING SPACES, writing centres and access to higher education
202 pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2011. R195 A collection of essays on writing centres on tertiary campuses in South Africa.
"'Changing Sapces' demonstrates the flexibility of writing centers and the unique roles they play in South Africa. Writing centers everywhere represent institutional responses to the learning needs of their students, and they do so because writing centres adapt easily to different contexts and situations. They meet students where they are, as a group and individually." Professor Leigh Ryan, Writing Center Director, University of Maryland
Contributions include:
"The Discourse of Selfhood: students negotiating their academic identities in a writing centre" by Wilhelm van Rensburg
""Writing in the Academy: collaborative writing development with students and lecturers at the UWC Writing Centre" by Sherran Clarence
"The Fort Hare Writing Centre: an integrated collaborative model for writing and language development" by Melanie Skead and Thembinkosi Twalo
"Investigating the Effect of Writing Centre Interventions on Student Writing" by Arlene Archer
"'Conversations' with Postgraduate Writers: understanding the role of the peer tutor" by Cilla Dowse and WIlhelm van Rensburg. Arendse (C-L.) & Gunn (S.) eds. EDGE OF THE TABLE, fourteen Cape Flats youths tell their life stories
351 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R110 This book is the result of a three-year project run by the Human Rights Media Centre. Most of the life story interviews were conducted in early 2010.
"This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how we are failing our youth, and how they understand that failure." Fiona Ross, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town. Arnold (G.) AFRICA, a modern history
1028 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2005) 2006. R230 Guy Arnold covers the period 1960 to 2000. He has specialized in African and Third World affairs for forty years, is the author of a number of books, lectures on international affairs and has worked as a consultant for agencies involved in the Third World. Arnold (M.) ed. NO FEARS EXPRESSED, quotes from Steven Biko
153pp., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (1987) 2017. R175 Includes a new introduction to this edition by Millard Arnold.
This collection of quotes by Steve Biko have been sourced from "I Write What I Like" and "The Testimony of Steve Biko", edited by Millard Arnold. Arnold (M.) ed. THE TESTIMONY OF STEVE BIKO,
375 pp., paperback, First South African Edition, Johannesburg, (1978) 2017. R275 First published in 1978 in the USA as "Steve Biko: Black Consciousness in South Africa".
Includes an inteview with Saths Cooper, an appendix covering the inquest into Steve Biko's death and a new introduction to this edition by Millard Arnold. This book was banned in South Africa until 1984.
"On May 2, 1976, David Soggot, senior counsel for the defense in the trial of Sathasivan Cooper and Eight Others in Pretoria, South Africa, called to the witness stand Stephen Bantu Biko... For nearly three years Biko's voice had been silenced. The founder of the South African Student's Organization (SASO) and honorary president of the Black People's Convention (BPC), Biko had been banned, or restricted to the magisterial district of King William's Town... In Biko's four and a half days as a defense witness, he provided the court, the state and the world the opportunity to understand the philosophy of Black Consciousness" from the introduction. Arogundade (E.) ed. USHEPiA CROSSING BOUNDARIES, knowledges from the continent
74pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R198 A collection of academic papers by fellows of Universities Science, Humanities, Law and Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA). The project aims to "promote the dissemination of knowledge amongst African researchers with the aim of building institutional and human capacity in African universities". This book is the result of a workshop of USHEPiA alumni organised by the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) in 2014.
Contributions include "State Monopoly of Violence and Persistance of the Culture of Violence: the case of Zimbabwe (1980-2009)" by Norbert Musekiwa.
Artz (L.) & Smythe (D.) eds. SHOULD WE CONSENT?, rape law reform in South Africa
286 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R570 A collection that charts the social and legal debates and jurisprudential developments that took place during the reform of South Africa's laws on sexual offences, a process which culminated at the end of 2007 in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act. Ash (C.) KRUGER'S WAR, the truth behind the myths of the Boer War
642pp., illus., maps. paperback, Durban, 2017. R425 An updated and expanded edition of Chris Ash's “Kruger, Kommandos & Kak: debunking the myths of the Boer War”, published in 2014.
Chris Ash is also the author of “The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling’s masterpiece” and "Matabele: the war of 1893 and the 1896 rebellions" and Ash (C.) MATABELE, the war of 1893 and the 1896 rebellion
336pp., illus., maps, paperback, Durban, 2016. R295 Chris Ash's history of the Matabele wars of the 1890s.
Chris Ash is also the author of "The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling's masterpiece" and "Kruger, Kommandos & Kak: debunking the myths of the Boer War". Ash (C.) THE IF MAN, Dr Leander Starr Jameson: the inspiration for Kipling's masterpiece
328 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Solihull and Durban, 2012. R250 A biography of the British colonial statesman Dr Leander Starr Jameson (1853-1917), friend of Cecil John Rhodes and leader of the doomed raid against Paul Kruger's Transvaal Republic in 1896. His life inspired Rudyard Kipling to write his famous poem, "If". Ashforth (A.) WITCHCRAFT, VIOLENCE, AND DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
396 pp., map, illus., paperback, Chicago & London, 2005. R295 "Adam Ashforth examines how people in Soweto and other parts of post-apartheid South Africa manage their fear of 'evil forces' such as witchcraft...He develops a new framework for understanding occult violence as a form of spiritual insecurity...analyzes the response of post-apartheid governments to issues of spiritual insecurity and suggests how these matters pose severe long-term challenges to the legitimacy of the democratic state"
Adam Ashforth is visiting associate professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. Aslett (D.) SKOPPENSBOER, 'n Rex Reynecke-roman
309 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200 Rex Reynecke infiltrates the world of organised crime in an attempt to find and bring to book an assassin known only as Skoppensboer (The Grim Reaper), and in the process finds himself falling in love with a prostitute.
In Afrikaans.
Duane Aslett is a senior lecturer in forensic accountancy at Northwest University. "Skoppensboer" is his first published novel. Asmal (K.) & Hadland (A.) KADER ASMAL, politics in my blood, a memoir
313 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250 Son of a shopkeeper from Natal, Kader Asmal trained as a lawyer, spent time in exile in the UK, taught at Trinity College Dublin, and returned to South Africa to become a member of the ANC's Constitutional Committee and negotiating team. He later became an MP and a cabinet minister under Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. Asmal (K.), Asmal (L.) & Roberts (R.S.) RECONCILIATION THROUGH TRUTH, a reckoning of apartheid's criminal governance
231 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, Oxford & New York, (1996) 1997. R160 Foreword by Nelson Mandela.
Examines the historical and political background essential to an understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Kader Asmal was exiled in Ireland for 27 years. He was a Cabinet Minister in Nelson Mandela's government and is now a Member of Parliament.
Lifelong civil rights campaigner Louise Asmal is a former honorary secretary of the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.
Ronald Suresh Roberts, graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, has lived in South Africa since 1994, and is the author of biographies of Nadine Gordimer and Thabo Mbeki. Asmal (Z.) & Trangos (G.) eds. MOVEMENT JOHANNESBURG,
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R400 A collection of essays, maps, illustrations, photographs and interviews that explore the movements that have made Johannesburg the city it is today and current movements that are starting to define a new future.
Contributors include Sean O'Toole, Edwin Cameron, Jay Naidoo, Pregs Govender, Adam Habib, Frances Goodman, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, and David Adjaye.
Asmal (Z.) ed. MOVEMENT CAPE TOWN,
191pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R400 A collection of essays, maps, illustrations, photographs and interviews that explore the movements that have made Cape Town the city it is today and current movements that are starting to define a new future.
Contributors include Bonita Bennett, Nick Shepherd, Rashiq Fataar, Heinrich Wolff, David Southwood, Jay Pather, Trevyn McGovan. Also includes Zahira Asmal in conversation with Albie Sachs and Pumla Gobodo--Madikizela. Assubuji (R.), Israel (P.) & Thompson (D.) eds. KRONOS 39, southern African histories, November 2013
336 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R215 Kronos is a journal published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.
This special issue, "The Liberation Script in Mozambican History", includes the following articles:
"The Political Sublime: reading Kok Nam: Mozambican photographer (1939-2012)" by Rui Assubuji and Patricia Hayes
"'They can kill us but we won't go to the Communal Villages!' Peasants and the policy of 'Socialization of the Countryside' in Zambezia" by Sergio Chichava
"Constructing a History of Independent Mozambique, 1974-1982: a study in photography" by Drew Thompson
"'Lingundumbwe': feminist masquerades and women's liberation, Nangade, Mueda, Muidumbe, 1950-2005" by Paolo Israel
"Muslim Memories of the Liberation War in Cabo Delgado" by Liazzat Bonate.
Athiros (G.) & (L.) eds. THE BEST OF CAPE ODYSSEY, a journey into the colourful and fascinating history of the Cape, volume 1
166 pp., 4to., maps, illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2007. R235 From 2001 to 2006 sixty-one issues of the newspaper, The Cape Odyssey, were produced, introducing readers to the history of the Cape of Good Hope. This volume reproduces some of the best articles. Athiros (G.) & (L.) & Turner (M.) eds. & comps. RIEBEEK'S CASTLE, a journey into the colourful and fascinating history of the Swartland
176 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT A collection of articles that cover the history and the flora and fauna of the small village of Riebeek's Castle (Riebeeks Kasteel) near Malmesbury, Western Cape. Athiros (G.) & (L.) comps. & eds. CAPE ODYSSEY, 106, a selection of first occurrences at the Cape and other great stories
192pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220 Many of these articles were originally published in The Cape Odyssey tabloid 2000-2012.
Articles include:
"Before Van Riebeeck - first structures at the Cape" by Mervyn Emms
"Table Mountain in the Skies" by Brian Warner
""The First 'Lady' to Ascend Table Mountain - a record of the ascent of Table Mountain by Lady Anne Barnard"
"Oude Werf - Stellenbosch - South Africa's earliest church and oldest hotel" by Mark Legward
"The First Cape Slave Revolt" by Brian Jones
"Sarah Baartman" by Roger Webster
"THe Great Post Office Robbery" by Mervyn Emms
"The Noon Gun of Cape Town" by Gerry de Vries.
Athiros (G.) & (L.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 103, featuring Woodstock, South Africa's earliest suburb
192 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220 A collection of articles about Woodstock, Cape Town's first suburb. Many of these articles were originally published in the Woodstock Whisperer between 2003 and 2007. Also includes some new material and pictures.
Athiros (G.) & (L.) eds. WOODSTOCK, a selection of articles from The Woodstock Whisperer, 2003-2007, a journey into the colourful and fascinating character of South Africa's earliest suburb
140 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT The first issue of this tabloid, produced to capture the historic essence of the suburb and to be a vehicle for business, appeared in November 2003 as The Cape Odyssey - Woodstock Edition, and later became The Woodstock Whisperer.
Articles include "The Story of Roodebloem Farm, 1666-1964" by Ruth Prowse,
"Discovering Woodstock Glass" and "Glass Manufacturing in Papendorp" by Donald Hodgkiss,
"The Anglican Church of St Mary the Virgin" by B.W.Basset,
"The Woodstock-Salt River Jewish Community, a place of echoes that return" by Mike Getz,
"The Charm of the Gympie Street Precinct" by Peter Ross, and much more.
Athiros (G.) & (N.) eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 101, a journey into the fascinating history and heritage of the Cape
192 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. OUT OF PRINT A collection of articles that were previously published in The Cape Odyssey tabloid during 2011 and 2012. Athiros (G.) & Gribble (J.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 104, wrecked at the Cape, part 1
192 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT The first in a two-part series of articles about shipwrecks at the Cape of Good Hope. Part 1 includes stories about twenty-five shipwrecks on the Cape's West Coast, from Hondeklip to Mossel Bay, including the Nieu Haerlem (1647), the Nagel (1709), the Middleburg (1799), the Britannia (1826), the Jonquille (1866), the Brutus (1902) and the S.A.Seafarer (1966).
Athiros (G.) & Gribble (J.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY 105, wrecked at the Cape, part 2
192pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220 The second in a two-part series of articles about shipwrecks at the Cape of Good Hope. Part 2 includes stories about shipwrecks from Chapman's Peak to Cape Infanta: Colebrooke (1778), Meermin (1766), Arniston (1815), Birkenhead (1862), Kakapo (1900). and others. Athiros (G.) & Kahle (J.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 102, featuring the South Peninsula
200 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. OUT OF PRINT A collection of articles that relate to the South Peninsula, from Muizenberg to Cape Point to Hout Bay. Many of these articles were originally published in The Cape Odyssey tabloid between 2001 and 2012. Also includes some new material and pictures. Atkinson (D.) GOING FOR BROKE, the fate of farm workers in arid South Africa
302 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R260 Doreen Atkinson examines past policy failures and future policy options in relation to farm workers in South Africa, with the aim of promoting new approaches and partnerships amongst government, commercial farmers, agricultural co-operatives, municipalities, training agencies and farm worker trade unions.
Doreen Atkinson is a Research Asociate at the Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State. Attwell (D.) J.M.COETZEE AND THE LIFE OF WRITING, face to face with time
272pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280 A literary biography of J.M.Coetzee that reveals the connections and relations between the novelist's life and work. David Attwell draws extensively on Coetzee's notebooks and manuscripts housed in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.
"With exemplary care, clarity and sensitivity David Attwell shows just how illuminating a literary biography can be." Zoë Wicomb
"A fascinating, highly readable and tremendously insightful account of the processes through which some of the greatest novels of our time came into being." Derek Attridge, University of York
"sheds startling new light on the relentless process of making and remaking that has produced the 2003 Novel Prize winner's oeuvre" Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford
David Attwell is Professor of English at the University of York. He is also the author of "J.M.Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing" and editor of "Doubling he Point: essays and interviews". Attwell (D.) & Attridge (D.) eds. THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE,
877 pp., paperback, N ew York, 2012. R450 A chronological history of South African literature in the country's eleven official languages, and more minor ones, produced by a team of over forty international experts, including Elleke Boehmer, Stephen Clingman, Carli Coetzee, Dorothy Driver, Ian Glenn, Ntongela Masilela, Michael Green, Craig MacKenzie, Bhekizizwe Peterson, and Hein Willemse.
David Attwell and Derek Attridge are Professors of English at the University of York.
Atuahene (B.) WE WANT WHAT'S OURS, learning from South Africa's land restitution program
198 pp., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R250 Bernadette Atuahene interviewed over one hundred and fifty South Africans who participated in the nation's land restitution program. In this book she presents her research into the successes and failures of South Africa's attempts at "dignity restoration", a unique fusion of reparations with restorative justice that seeks to restore property while also confronting the underlying dehumanization, infantilization, and political exclusion that enabled the injustice.
Bernadette Atuahene is Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and a faculty member of the American Bar Foundation. Aucamp (H.) MITS DESE WIL EK VIR JOU SÊ, briewe van Hennie Aucamp
394 pp., hardback, d.w., Hermanus, 2013. R230 A collection of Hennie Aucamp's personal letters to his friends, including Elize Botha, Amanda Strydom, Abraham de Vries, Dave Pepler, Helize van Vuuren and Margaret Bakkes, compiled by Petrovna Meterlekamp. The letters span more than fifty years of the writer's life, from 1958 to 2011.
Text in Afrikaans.
Afrikaans poet, writer, playwright and academic Hennie Aucamp was born in 1934 in Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, and grew up on a farm. In 1964 he joined the Department of Afrikaans, Faculty of Education, at Stellenbosch University, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. He has been won many literary awards, including the WA Hofmeyr Prize (1974) and the Hertzog Prize (1982). In 2010 he received a Lifetime Literary Achievement Award. He now lives in Cape Town.
Aucamp (I.) & Swanepoel (J.) EINDE VAN 'N GROOT PARTY, 'n Vrystaatse perspektief op die (N)NP
199pp., paperback, Allensnek, 2007. R250 Inus Aucamp and Johan Swanepoel attempt to understand the decline and disintegration of the National Party and the New National Party, from 1994 to 2006.
Foreword by Hermann Giiomee. Augustyn (W.) ed. SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDUSTRY DIRECTORY, 2014/15
520 pp., maps, paperback, Paarl, 2014. R A guide to wine industry organisations and education bodies. Includes an overview of the South African wine industry. Auster (P.) & Coetzee (J.M.) HERE AND NOW, letters, 2008-2011
248 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R210 A collection of letters exchanged between Paul Auster and J.M.Coetzee over a period of three years, in which they explore everything from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, the financial crisis to art, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love.
J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K", "Disgrace" and "The Childhood of Jesus". He has won many literary awards and was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice. He was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Paul Auster is the author of "Winter Journal", "Sunset Park", " Man in the Dark", and "The New York Trilogy", amongst many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Avgustus (Y.) A RUSSIAN FIGHTING FOR THE BOER CAUSE, translated and edited by Boris Gorelik
52pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R80 Extracts from the essays Yevgeny Avgustus contributed to the journal, "Varshavsky Voyenny Zhurnal" about his experiences with the Krugersdorp Commando and the Russian Commando during the Anglo-Boer War. Awerbuck (D.) CABIN FEVER,
144 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. OUT OF PRINT A collection of short stories by Diane Awerbuck, the author of "Gardening at Night", which was awarded the Commonwealth Best First Book Award (Africa and the Caribbean). Awerbuck (D.) HOME REMEDIES,
239 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R220 A novel set in Cape Town about a women whose life gets complicated when DNA testing links a skeleton from the museum where she works with Saartjie Baartman.
Diane Awerbuck is also the author of "Gardening at Night", winner of the Commonwealth Best First Book Award for Africa and the Caribbean, and "Cabin Fever", a collection of short stories. Ax (C.F.), Brimnes (N.), Jensen (N.T.) & Oslund (K.) eds. CULTIVATING THE COLONIES, colonial states and their environmental legacies
337 pp., maps, paperback, Athens, 2011. R295 A collection of essays that examine the consequences of colonialism for nature, including its impact on animals, fisheries, farmlands, medical practices and the diets of indigenous people.
Contributions include:
"Carved Out of Nature: identity and environment in German Colonial Africa" by Daniel Rouven Steinbach
"Changing Times, Changing Palates: the dietary impacts of Basuto adaptation to new rulers, crops and markets, 1830s - 1966" by Phia Steyn
"State Rationality, Development, and the Making of State Territory: from colonial extraction to postcolonial conservation in southern Mozambique" by Elizabeth Lunstrum Azzam (A.) THE OTHER EXILE, the remarkable story of Fernão Lopes, the island of Saint Helena, and a paradise lost
339pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2017) 2018. R225 Fernão Lopes was a young nobleman from Lisbon who in 1506 sailed to India, converted to Islam and fought his former countrymen as a soldier of fortune for the Sultan of Bijapur. Captured, tortured and disfigured by the Portuguese Governor Afonso Albuquerque, he was deported back to Portugal, but chose voluntary exile on Saint Helena, where he lived in almost complete solitude for more than 30 years. Baai (S.) BLACK SACRIFICE, the sinking of the S.S. Mendi, 1917
187pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R230 Foreword by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
A self-published history of the sinking of the British troopship, SS Mendi, in the English Channel in 1917, on the way to France. 616 South Africans, including 607 black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died - South Africa's biggest single loss of life in World War I. The findings of the inquiry into the incident were kept secret for fifty years.
Sandi Baai was born in 1942 at Kwa Ndunge Village, Mbizana, and died in 2012 in Johannesburg. Ordained as a Minister in the Methodist Church, he also taught theology at Rhodes University, and served South Africa's first democratically elected government as Director of Professional Ethics. Baai (S.) OLIVER REGINALD TAMBO, teacher, lawyer & freedom fighter
312 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT Preface by Dr N.C.Dlamini-Zuma. Foreword by Desmond Tutu. Includes an edited selection of Tambo's articles, papers, speeches, statements and other documents compiled by E.S.Reddy.
A biography of Oliver Tambo by Dr Sandi Baai, who is originally from Kwa Ndunge village Bizana, Pondoland, Tambo's birthplace. Baatjes (I.) ed. LEARNING FOR LIVING, towards a new vision for post-school learning in South Africa
292pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R250 Critically examines the relationship between post-school education and the world of work and makes proposals on how to transform the post-school system to better serve the needs and interests of rural and urban communities. Bach (A.) THE COUNTRY COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUES, from Cape Town to Calvinia, Wellington to Wynberg
50pp., illus., paperback, No Place, No Date. R80 An A to Z of Hebrew congregations in the Cape. Bacher (A.) & Williams (D.) JACQUES KALLIS, and 12 other great South African all-rounders
246 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R230 ALi Bacher and David Williams examine the careers of thirteen South African cricketers: Jimmy Sinclair, Aubrey Faulkner, Trevor Goddard, Eddie Barlow, Tiger Lance, Basil D'Oliveira, Mike Proctor, Clive Rice, Tony Greig, Brian McMillan, Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener and Jacques Kallis.
Foreword by Sir Garfield Sobers.
Cricket player, captain, selector and administrator Ali Bacher worked closely with all but two of the thirteen players and for this book interviewed the seven who were alive in 2012.
Journalist David Williams specialises in sports and business coverage and has written several books on sport. Badat (S.) BLACK MAN, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN,
156 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R175 Saleem Badat analyses the ideology, politics, organisational features and intellectual, political and social determinants of the South African Students' Organisation (SASO), as well as the contribution the organisation made to the struggle against apartheid education.
Saleem Badat is currently Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. Between 1999 and 2006 he was Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Higher Education. During the 1980s he occupied leadership positions in local and national student political organisations and the National Education Co-Ordinating Committee. Badat (S.) THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE, political banishment under apartheid
352 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R250 Foreword by George Bizos.
A study of banishment under apartheid that looks at why people were banished by the state, their lives in banishment and the activities of the Human Rights Welfare Committee, led by Helen Joseph, that worked to assist them. Includes case studies of activists who were banished, like Ben Baartman, Elizabeth Mafekeng, Louis Mtshizana, Frances Baard, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Mamphela Ramphele.
Saleem Sadat is Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University. Baderoon (G.) A HUNDRED SILENCES, poems
73 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R240 Gabeba Baderoon was born in Port Elizabeth and grew up in Cape Town. This is her third collection of poetry. In 2005 she held the Guest Writer Fellowship at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry. Baderoon (G.) REGARDING MUSLIMS, from slavery to post-apartheid
207 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R320 Gabeba Baderoon explores the 350-year archive of images documenting Muslims in South Africa and analyses how these images reveal the contributions Muslims have brought to the South African narratives of colonialism, apartheid and post-apartheid.
"Drawing on the by now extensive scholarship on slavery at the Cape, Gabeba Baderoon guides us through the labyrinth of racial and cultural stereotyping which for centuries minimised Islam and obscured Muslims as actors in South African history. Intellecutally sophisticated in its explorations of material culture, iconography, and of media rhetoric, yet lively in style and engagingly personal in presentation, 'Regarding Muslims' is a welcome contribution to the revisionist project under way in South Africa." J.M.Coetzee
"This is the book we have all been waiting for - Baderoon mainstreams Islam in South African cultural history and produces a dazzling array of re-readings and re-alignments. This deeply original book inserts Islamicate intellectual traditions back into South African public life and makes us re-envision both. Written with the lucidity and imagination of a poet, this book helps us appreciate the multiple inheritances of South Africa and the intellectual riches that result from taking these seriously." Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature, University of Witwatersrand and Visiting Global Distinguished Professor, New York University
Poet and academic Gabeba Baderoon is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University and an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University. Baderoon (G.) THE HISTORY OF INTIMACY,
74pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R220 Gabeba Baderoon is the author of the poetry collections "The Dream in the Next Body", "The Museum of Ordinary Life" and "A Hundred Silences" and the monograph "Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid". With Alicia Decker, she co-directs the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies. She received the DaimlerChrysler Prize for South African poetry. She is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Badri (B.) & Tripp (A.) eds. WOMEN'S ACTIVISM IN AFRICA, struggles for rights and representation
250pp., paperback, London, 2017. R450 A collection of essays by authors who are part of women's activist groups in contemporary Africa.
Contributions include:
"Women's Organising for Liberation in South Africa" by Sheila Meintjies
"African Influences on Global Women's Rights: an overview" by Aili Mari Tripp and Balghis Badri.
"This compact volume on women's activism, by many of the most outstanding scholars in the field, is among the best and most useful I have seen. The editors, bolstered by excellent contributions, turn conventional wisdom about African women on its head." Sondra Hale, UCLA (Emerita)
Aili Mari Tripp is Professor of Political Science and Evjue Bascom Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Balghis Badri is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Regional Institute for Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights at Afhad University for Women, Sudan. Baikie (T.) SELLING LIPSERVICE,
175pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225 A novel about a woman living in a consumerist world where everyone has a stroke around the age of 18. After this, writing and speaking is only possible if you’re wearing LipService patches. Sponsored by corporations, the language of each patch is scripted by copywriters so that every utterance promotes the brand.
This novel won the 2015/16 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.
Tammy Baikie is a translator qualified to work with French and German as source languages. She lives in Johannesburg. Bailey (B.) THE PLAYS OF MIRACLE & WONDER, bewitching visions and primal high-jinx from the South African stage
200 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R290 Foreword by John Matshikiza.
Includes the three plays, "Ipi Zombi?", "iMumbo Jumbo" and "The Prophet" which, according to playwright and theatre director Brett Bailey, "explore the spiritual beliefs of the Xhosa people and their collision with changing times; ritualistic dramas based on 'sangoma' ceremonies, with an emphasis on trace performance from the actors."
Also included are working notes, autobiographical writings and reflection by Brett Bailey and extracts from theatre reviews.
Bailey (L.) & Thompson (A.) dirs. MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN,
94 minutes, DVD,, 2009. R620 This film documents Michael Campbell's struggle to hold on to his family farm. Michael Campbell is a white, 75-year-old farmer who resists President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reform policy and refuses to hand his property over to government officials. He decides to takes his case to an international court and accuses Mugabe of racism and violation of human rights. Baines (G.) & Vale (P.) eds. BEYOND THE BORDER WAR, new perspectives on southern Africa's late-Cold War conflicts
342 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2008. OUT OF PRINT "This volume offers new perspectives on the Border War through the paradigms of diplomatic and military history, cultural and literary studies, as well as victimology".
Contributions include "The Cold War and South Africa: repetitions and revisions on a prolegomenon" by Peter Vale,
"The Construction and Subversion of Gender Stereotypes in Popular Cultural Representations of the Border War" by Michael Drewett,
"Writing from Within: representations of the Border War in South African literature" by Henriette Roos,
"Remaking Our Histories: the liberation war in post-colonial Namibian writings" by Keike Becker,
"'Oh Shucks, Here Comes UNTAG!': peace-keeping as adventure in Namibia" by Robert Gordon, and
"South Africa's Role in Namibia/Angola: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Account" by Christopher Saunders.
Gary Baines is an Associate Professor in the History Department and Peter Vale is the first Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics, both at Rhodes University. Baise (M.) MISTER REF, test referee Max Baise's strory
192pp., illus., paperback, Riversdale, 2015. R240 An authobiography by South African rugby referee Max Baise. He refereed international matches during the 1960s and 1970s.
"Max Baise is probably the most flamboyant of South African referees. He combines a firm control with a marvellous feel for the game and a set of flowing gestures all of his own. He really was inimitable, and brought a new expressiveness to refereeing." Paul Dobson, author of "Nick Mallett, the story so far" Baker (D-P.) & Jordaan (E.O.) eds SOUTH AFRICA AND CONTEMPORARY COUNTERINSURGENCY, roots, practices, prospects
268 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R295 A collection of essays by strategic studies scholars and military practitioners on insurgency and counterinsurgency from a South African perspective.
"This book brilliantly outlines future COIN requirements and challenges for South African forces. Using lessons learnt from past and present operations, it offers an outstanding appraisal of new thinking and future planning on COIN and complex peace operations in Africa. It deserves to find a wide audience." Dr Knox Chitiyo, Head, Africa Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, United Kingdom
Contributions include:
"Making Sense of Counterinsurgency" by Annette Seegers,
"Counterinsurgency in Africa: the colonial experience" by Thean Potgieter,
"The South African Military and Counterinsurgency: an overview " by Anita Gossman,
"Guerilla Warfare from an MK Perspective" by Mashudu Godfrey Ramuhala,
"Countering Spoilers: peacekeeping and counterinsurgency in Africa" by Tim Terrie,
"Preparing for Hybrid Wars: structuring, training and equipping the South African army of the future" by Dean-Peter Baker. Bakkes (C.J.) OPENBARING, 'n reisjoernaal (nie die evangelie nie)
268pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240 C. Johan Bakkes and five fellow adventurers embark on journeys to the coldest and hottest places on earth still inhabited by people, in Russia and in Ethiopia. Their journey was inspired by the warning expressed in Revelations 3:15-16 in the Bible, that a “lukewarm” life is not worth living. Balaam (A.) BUSH WAR OPERATOR, memoirs of the Rhodesian Light Infrantry, Selous Scouts and beyond
251pp, b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Solihull, 2014. R490 Andrew Balaam was a member of the Rhodesian Light Infantry and later the Selous Scouts during the Rhodesian Bush War. At the end of the war he left Rhodesia and joined Ron Reid Daly and other former members of the Scouts in the Transkei, and was involved in the attempted coups in the Ciskei and Lesotho.
"The finest account I've read on the Selous Scouts. Without any kind of glorification whatsoever, Andy Balaam tells it like it was - the fear, the terror, the adrenaline highs of combat in the bush - and it is one of the first accounts to actually describe in depth the workings of the Scouts fames 'pseudo ops'." Chris Cocks, author of "Fireforce" Ballantine (C.) MARABI NIGHTS, jazz, "race" and society in early apartheid South Africa
247 pp., illus., paperback, CD, Second Edition, Pietermaritzburg, (1993) 2012. R255 An updated and expanded second edition od Christopher Ballantine's study of South Africa's marabi-jazz tradition. Includes new chapters on gender relations and music in the context of forced migrant labour in the 1950s, a critical study of the Manhattan Brothers that positions their music in relation to the apartheid system, and an account of the musical, political and commercial strategies of the local record industry, and a CD of historic sound recordings.
Foreword by Sibongile Khumalo.
"There are not many books like this, to which you can dance." John Lonsdale, Trinity College, Cambridge
"There is no doubt that 'Marabi Nights' is one of the few seminal works in South African jazz history. It made a very significant contribution to mapping South African proletarian history when it first appeared and remains an important work of cultural historiography." Gwen Ansell, author of "Soweto Blues: jazz, popular music & politics in South Africa"
Christopher Ballantine is Emeritus LG Joel Professor of Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Ballantine (C.), Chapman (M.), Erwin (K.) & Maré (G.) eds. LIVING TOGETHER, LIVING APART, social cohesion in a future South Africa
197pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R335 Contributions include:
"At Ease with Being 'Citizen' and 'Human Being'" by Njabulo Ndebele
"What Social Cohesion? Binding through shared austerity" by Gerhard Maré
"'AmaNdiya, They Are Not South Africans!' Xenophobia and citizenship" by Kathryn Pillay
"'Them' and 'Us": politics and the public voice" by Michael Chapman
"'Urban Cool!': social bridging in language" by Rajend Mesthrie
"Embroidering Controversy: the politics of visual imaging" by Brenda Schmahmann
"Coercion or Cohesion? educators in a democracy" by Michael Gardiner
"Sexual Harassment and Violence: higher education as a social microcosm" by Jackie Dugard and Bonita Meyersfeld. Ballard (R.) et. al. (eds.) VOICES OF PROTEST, social movements in post-apartheid South Africa
437 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R245 Contributions include "Seeking the High Ground: The Treatment Action Campaign and the politics of morality" by Steven Friedman & Shauna Mottiar,
"The Landless People's Movement and the Failure of Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Stephen Greenberg,
"Reconstructing a Social Movement in an Era of Globalisation: a case study of COSATU" by Adam Habib & Imraan Valodia
and "The Challenges of Inclusion and Transformation" the Women's Movement in democratic South Africa" by Shireen Hassim. Ballinger (T.) A WALK AGAINST THE STREAM, a Rhodesian national service officer's story of the Bush War
364pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull, 2015. R475 Tony Ballinger relates his personal experiences in the Rhodesian Army. While doing his compulsory national service he was selected for a trainee officer course at the School of Infantry in Gwelo. Commissioned, he initially commanded 4th Platoon 4 Independent Company RR. He went on to serve in 1 Independent Company RR, Support Company RR, and finally became weapons and tactics instructor in PATU (the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit) based at Morris Depot, Salisbury (Harare). He now lives in Salisbury in the UK. Balseiro (I.) & Hecht (T.) eds. SOUTH AFRICA, a traveler's literary companion
239 pp., map, paperback, Berkeley, 2009. R180 A collection of seventeen stories and excerpts of novels by South African authors written over the past one hundred years, selected "with an eye to evoking a vibrant, enigmatic, and divided South Africa." from the preface
Authors include Ivan Vladislavic Bam (B.) DEMOCRACY MORE THAN JUST ELECTIONS,
225pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R250 A memoir by Brigalia Bam, chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) from 1999 to 2011, and General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches from 1994 to 1999.
Foreword by Desmond Tutu. Bamjee (S.) ZIKR, poems
53pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R180 Photographer and writer Saaleha Bamjee was born in 1983 and lives in Johannesburg. "Zikr" is her first collection of poems. Bank (A,) BUSHMEN IN A VICTORIAN WORLD, the remarkable story of the Bleek-Lloyd Collection of Bushman folklore
422 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R185 Tells the story of the collaboration between Dr Wilhelm Bleek and his sister-in-law Lucy Lloyd and their five Bushmen informants, /A!kunta, //Kabbo, Dia!kwain, #Kasin and /Han=kass'o, who worked together to record the language and culture of the /Xam Bushmen in the 1870s.
Andrew Bank lectures in the History Department at the Univerity of the Western Cape. Bank (A,) & Jacobs (N.) eds. KRONOS 41, southern African histories, special issue: the micro-politics of knowledge production in southern Africa
352pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R265 Kronos is a journal published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.
Contributions include:
"Thinking with Birds: Mary Elizabeth Barber's advocacy for gender equality in ornithology" by Tanja Hammel
"'Facts about Ourselves': negotiating sexual knowledge in early twentieth-century South Africa" by S.E.Duff
"Racial Irredentism, Ethnogenesis, and White Supremacy in High-Apartheid South Africa" by Saul Dubow
"The Berlin Mission Society and German Linguistic Roots of 'Volkekunde: the background, training and Hamburg writings of Werner Eiselen, 1899-1924" by Andrew Bank
"Marriage, Science, and Secret Intelligence in the Life of Rudyerd Roulton (1901-1983): an American in Africa" by Nancy Jacobs. Bank (A.) PIONEERS OF THE FIELD, South Africa's women anthropologists
319pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R Originally published in the UK in 2016.
Andrew Bank traces the personal and intellectual histories of six women anthropologists: Winifred Tucker Hoernlé, Monica Hunter Wilson, Ellen Hellmann, Audrey Richards, Hilda Beemer Kuper and Eileen Jensen Krige.
"...a major contribution to intellectual history in a volume that recognizes the role played by six women anthropologists who were major contributors to the creation of a distinctive South African voice in anthropology." Elizabeth Colson, University of California, Berkeley
"Andre Bank's insightful scholarship provides a much-needed revision not only to the history of South African anthropology, but also to the history of socio-cultural anthropology in general." Nancy Lutkehaus, University of Southern California
Andrew Bank is Associate Professor and head of the History Department at the University of the Western Cape. He has been commissioning editor of the journal, "Kronos: southern African histories" since 2001. Bank (A.) & Bank (L.J.) eds. INSIDE AFRICAN ANTHROPOLOGY, Monica Wilson and her interpreters
354 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cambridge & New York, (2013) 2014. R290 A biography of South African anthropologist, Monica Wilson.
"This book is among the best written volumes I have read. It uncovers an 'unofficial' history of anthropology from South Africa. The most important relationships are between Monica and Godfrey Wilson and the black South Africans, Zambians and Tanganyikans who engaged with them as informants, interpreters and clerks, but also as culture brokers, patrons and intellectuals. A study of lived relationships, 'Inside African Anthropology' reveals the heterogeneity and negotiation in intellectual work." Nancy Jacobs, Brown University
"Combining critical intellectual history with biography, the chapters that make up this fascinating book remind us again that social anthropological scholarship has always been a 'co-production', no more so than in South Africa during the period of apartheid. Unusually, among her peers, Monica Wilson always acknowledges this fact - it was intrinsic to her life's work as a scholar and dedicated teacher." Megan Vaughan, Cambridge Univeristy
Contributions include:
"The 'Intimate Politics' of Fieldwork: Monica Hunter and her African assistants, Pondoland and the Eastern Cape, 1931–2" by Andrew Bank
"Witchcraft and the academy: Livingstone Mqotsi, Monica Wilson, and the Middledrift healers, 1945–57" by Leslie J. Bank
"Pondo pins and Nyakyusa Hammers: Monica and Godfrey in Bunyakyusa" by Rebecca Marsland
"'Your intellectual son': Monica Wilson and her students at Fort Hare, 1944–6" by Seán Morrow
"'Part of one whole': anthropology and history in the work of Monica Wilson" by Seán Morrow and Christopher Saunders
"Gleanings and leavings: encounters in hindsight" by Pamela Reynolds
Andrew Bank is Associate Professor and head of the History Department at the University of the Western Cape. He has been commissioning editor of the journal, "Kronos: southern African histories" since 2001.
Leslie Bank is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Fort Hare. He is the author of "Home Spaces, Street Styles: contesting power and identity in a South African city". Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 31, journal of Cape history, November 2005
288 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R250 Kronos is a journal published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities at the University of the Western Cape.
Contributions to this volume include "History and Film: a roundtable discussion of 'Proteus'" edited by Susan Newton-King,
"The Private Performance of Events: colonial period rock art from the Swartruggens" by Simon Hall and Aron Mazel,
"The Robben Island Rebellion of 1751: a study of convict experience at the Cape of Good Hope" by Paul Truter,
"Photography with a Difference: Leon Levson's Camera Studies and Photographic Exhibitions in South Africa, 1947-1950" by Gary Minkley and Ciraj Rassool, and
"The Onder Bokkeveld Ear Atrocity" by Nigel Penn. Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 32, journal of Cape history, November 2006
287 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R190 Kronos is published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities Research of the University of the Western Cape.
Articles include "Confronting Horror: Emily Hobhouse and the concentration camp photographs of the South African War" by Michael Godby,
"Anthropology and Fieldwork Photography: Dorothea Bleek's expedition to the northern Cape and the Kalahari, July to December 1911" by Andrew Bank,
"'The Africa I Know': film and the making of 'Bushmen' in Lauren van der Post's Lost World of the Kalahari (1956)" by Lauren van Vuuren,
"Eventless History at the End of Apartheid: the making of the 1988 Dias Festivl" by Leslie Witz",
and "Inside and Outside: Mikhael Subotzky in conversation with Michael Godby", as well a selection of Subotzky's photographs of prisoners and ex-prisoners. Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 33, journal of Cape history, November 2007
287 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R250 Kronos is a journal published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities at the University of the Western Cape.
Contributions include "Power, Secrecy, Proximity: a short history of South African photography" by Patricia Hayes,
"Sodomy, Race and Respectability in Stellenbosch and Drakenstein, 1689-1762: the story of a family loosely defined" by Susan Newton-King,
"Gopal Naransamy: a photographer without photographs" by Stefanie Lotter,
"'Something Raw and Real': Tracey Derrick discusses her photography with Michael Godby",
"Savage-Born but New-Created: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary in Britain, 1836-1838" by Roger Levine, and
Strangers Ashore: sailor identity and social conflict in mid-18th century Cape Town" by Nigel Worden. Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 35, southern African histories, November 2009
288 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R220 Kronos is published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.
Contributions include "Demanding Satisfaction: violence, masculinity and honour in late eighteenth-century Cape Town" by Nigel Worden,
"Utopia Live: singing the Mozambican struggle for national liberation" by Paolo Israel,
"Land Redistribution Politics in the Eastern Cape Midlands: the case of the Lukhanji municipality, 1995-2006" by Luvuyo Wotshela, and
"Photographic Portraiture, Neighbourhood Activism and Apartheid's Industrial Legacy: reflections on the Breathing Spaces exhibition" by Marijke du Toit and Jenny Gordon. Bank (A.) ed. KRONOS 36, southern African histories, November 2010
344 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R295 Kronos is a journal published annually by the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.
Contributions include:
"Laughing with Sam Sly: the cultural politics of satire and colonial British identity in the Cape colony, c.1840-1850" by Christopher Holdridge
"Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin's Photographs for The Bantu Tribes of Southern Africa (1928-1954): the construction of an ambiguous idyll" by Michael Godby
"'Re la Tsoantso' ('Father of the Pictures'): Joseph Denfield's photography, 1944-1965" by Phindezwa Mnyaka
"A Prose of Ambivalence: liberation struggle discourse on necklacing" by Riedwaan Moosage
"Reading Visual Representations of 'Ndabeni' in the Public Realms" by Sipokazi Sambumbu. Bank (L,) & Qebeyi (M.) IMONTI MODERN, picturing the life & times of a South African location
238pp., illus., maps. paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R200 A social history of East London's Coloured and African townships from the early 1950s until these communities were destroyed in the early 1960s by apartheid-era forced removals.
"Surfacing histories preserved in sources from images to poetry and earlier scholarly texts, this volume offers a highly unusual engagement with a sometimes neglected city. Accessible, entertaining, yet deeply researched, the authors take the reader on a journey through extraordinary experiences as East London grew from a small city to a major centre of social and economic life in the Eastern Cape. The book brings East London and its citizens, once more, into place alongside the largest South African metropolitan areas and others with deep histories of segregation. East London's own character and roles in the formation of contemporary society spring from the pages and both widen and deepen understandings of urbanism in African contexts." Alan Mabin, Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies, Wits University
Leslie Bank is Deputy Executive Director at the HSRC in Cape Town and Adjunct Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fort Hare.
Mxolisi Qebeyi is a community activist and historian, a photographer and film maker, who also served as a ward councillor in Duncan Village, formerly the East London location. Bank (L.J.) HOME SPACES, STREET STYLES, contesting power and identity in a South African city
276 pp., map, illus., paperback, London & Johannesburg, 2011. R300 Leslie Bank revisits and updates the classic anthropological work of Philip and Iona Mayer and their colleagues (the "Xhosa in Town" project) on the social and cultural consequences of urbanisation, conducted in East London's African neighbourhoods during the 1950s, in order to assess how the social and political changes in South Africa have transformed these areas.
"This is a splendid work of scholarship which makes a major ethnographic contribution while advancing challenging theoretical arguments." Professor James Ferguson, Stanford University
Leslie Bank is Professor and Director at the Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research. Bankie (B.F.) & Mchombu (K.) eds. PAN-AFRICANISM/ AFRICAN NATIONALISM, strenghtening the unity of Africa and its diaspora
393 pp., paperback, Revised Edition, Trenton, (2006) 2008. R250 The first edition of this book was based on the proceedings of the 17th All African Students' Conference (AASC) held in 2005 in Windhoek. "This second edition came about in the context of the prior neglect of developments in the Afro-Arab borderlands and their impact on Africans both at home and abroad, as well as on the unity movement. The book moves from continental unity to Pan-African national unity, which is constituted by Africa south of the Sahara (Arabia, north Africa, Gulf states and points eastwards) and the west (Caribbean, Americas, Europe etc) Diasporas." from the back cover Barchiesi (F.) PRECARIOUS LIBERATION, workers, the state and contested social citizenship in postapartheid South Africa
331 pp., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Albany, 2011. R285 "Franco Barchiese provides a detailed, critical account of how the dicourse and ideology of the postpartheid government cast waged work as a primary source of virtue for social subjects and key to the rights of citizenship, even at a time when employment for the majority of workers is becoming ever more precarious. He adds to this a wonderfully rich ethnographic investigation of workers' views, desires, and fears regarding work, which are complex and at times surprising. Although firmly grounded in South Africa, Barchiesi's analysis is essential for anyone trying to understand and contest the intimate relation between work and governmentality." Michael Hardt, co-author of "Empire", "Multitude: war and democracy in the age of Empire" and "Commonwealth"
"In his 'tour de force', Franco Barchiesi shows how the reduction of citizenship to wage labour, inherited from the struggles against apartheid, has left South Africa's working class defenseless against the neoliberal offensive. Desperation takes over and violence spreads. Capturing disillusionment among subject populations, 'Precarious Liberation' is sure to make waves in the field of South African studies and beyond." Michael Burawoy, author of "The Extended Case Method" and "One Theoretical Tradition"
Franco Barchiesi is Assistant Professor in the Department of African-American and African Studies at Ohio University. He is the co-author of "Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New South Africa'". Barends (Z.) & Muthien (B.) eds. AT TRUTH'S EDGE, Cape Cultural Collective poetry anthology
76 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R125 A collection of poems by nine poets from the Cape Cultural Collective, a "non-racial, non-sexist, intergenerational cultural movement promoting social activism and reflecting on history and memory" from the introduction
The poets are: Glen Arendse, Zenariah Barends, Chris Ferndale, Khadija Tracey Heeger, Romeo Maasdorp, Primrose Mrwebi, Bernadette Muthien, Amanda Nodada and Candice Prinsloo.
Foreword by James Matthews. Barham (L.) & Mitchell (P.) THE FIRST AFRICANS, African archaeology from the earliest toolmakers to most recent foragers
601 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cambridge, 2008. R330 Lawrence Barham and Peter Mitchell review and assess the archaeological and fossil evidence left by Africa's earliest homonid inhabitants and present a new synthesis of the archaeology of more recent hunter-gatherers on the continent.
Lawrence Barham is Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool.
Peter Mitchell is Porfessor of African Archaeology at the University of Oxford and Tutor and Fellow in Archaeology at St Hugh's College, Oxford. Barker (J.) ZIMBABWE, paradise plundered
291 pp., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. OUT OF PRINT This book was privately published by the author in 2007 under the title "Paradise Plundered".
Foreword by Peter Stiff.
Jim Barker relates the story of his life in Zimbabwe. A tobacco farmer, he volunteered for the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit (PATU) when the Bush War started. After buying his own light aircraft he was accepted into the Police Reserve Air Wing (PRAW), where he remained until the end of the war. After the 1980 elections he returned to farming. When an "Acquisition of Land Order" was served on him he successfully fought the confiscation of his farm through the courts several times but in 2002 he was forced off the farm without compensation. Barlow (E.) COMPOSITE WARFARE, the conduct of successful ground force operations in Africa
535pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2016. R350 A guide and textbook for African soldiers and scholars "who wish to understand the development of hostilities, strategy, operational design, doctrine and tactics." from the back cover
Eeben Barlow was the founder and chairman of Executive Outcomes (EO), where he trained SADF Special Forces in covert operations. He draws on his experiences and lessons learnt in various countries in Africa where he has served governments as a politico-military strategist, division commander, division adviser, battalion commander and specials operations commander. He is the chairman of STTEP International Ltd, a company that supports predominately African governments. He is also the author of "Executive Outcomes: against all odds". Barlow (E.) EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES, against all odds
768pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2007) 2018. R595 Eeben Barlow, a former lieutenant-colonel in the Permanent Force of the South African Defence Force who served in Military Intelligence and in the Civil Co-operation Bureau division of the Special Forces, formed Executive Outcomes, a private military company, in 1989. Executive Outcomes gave specialist covert training to the SADF's Special Forces, and security advice and training to numerous foreign governments, including the Angolan government and the government of Sierra Leone, as well as to large multi-national corporations. The company closed down in 1998. Barnard (C.) BUNDU,
205 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R175 This novel was first published in Afrikaans as "Boendoe" in 1995. Translated by Michiel Heyns.
Author, playwright, film and TV producer Chris Barnard was one of "Die Sestigers" (The Sixty-ers), a group of Afrikaans writers who sought to use Afrikaans as a language to speak against the apartheid government. His other novels include "Mahala", "Duiwel-in-die bos" amd "Moerland". Barnard (M.) CAPE TOWN STORIES, local flavours from the Peninsula
175 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT Madeleine Barnard offers "a combination of historical and latter-day stories and interviews" about the people and places of Cape Town. Includes interviews with Tatamkhulu Afrika and an article on Anthony Clarke, the original owner of Clarke's Bookshop. Barnard (M.) & Norval (S.) DEFINING MOMENTS, an autobiography
440 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R250 The autobiography of cardiac surgeon Marius Barnard. A member of the medical team that performed the world's first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967, with his brother Chris, he became a pioneer in heart surgery around the world. He was also an active anti-apartheid campaigner and MP for the Progressive Federal Party, and for the last thirty years he has played a leading role in the creation of critical illness insurance.
Simon Norval has known the Barnard family for many years. He is the author of the novel "Adamastor Rising". Barnard (N.) & Wiese (T.) PEACEFUL REVOLUTION, inside the war room at the negotiations
324pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R300 Niël Barnard, Director of the National Intelligence Service from 1980 to 1992, was involved in the negotiations at the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA).
"...an excellent book that breaks new ground in our understanding of what happened" David Welsh, Professor Emeritus of the University of Cape Town Barnard (N.) & Wiese (T.) SECRET REVOLUTION, memoirs of a spy boss
304pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R330 Foreword by Hermann Giliomee.
In the late 1980s Niël Barnard, then Head of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), was instructed by Prime Minister PW Botha to start top-secret talks with Nelson Mandela in prison. In this book he discusses how this came about and gives an account of the conversations he and the government team had with Mandela. Barnard (R.) ed. THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO NELSON MANDELA,
317 pp., paperback, New York, 2014. R340 A collection of essays examine "how Nelson Mandela became the icon he is today and ponder the meanings and use of his internationally recognizable image." from the back cover
Essays include:
"The Antimonies of Nelson Mandela" by Philip Bonner
"'Madiba Magic': politics as enchantment" by Deborah Posel
"Mandela and Tradition" by Zolani Ngwane
"Mandela's Presidential Years: an Africanist view" by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
"The Visual Mandela: a pedagogy of citizenship" by Lize van Robbroeck
"Mandela's Mortality" by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe. Barnard (S.) dir. DIE REBELLIE VAN LAFRAS VERWEY,
109 minutes, DVD,, 2017. R350 A feature film about an Afrikaner man who has been a clerk in the civil service for 30 years. Secretly he writes grandiose propaganda speeches, drills imaginary platoons, and composes music. He is also a clandestine parcel courier for a secret organisation he believes is going to lead a revolution.
In Afrikaans with English subtitles. Barnes (T.), Baijnath (N.) & Sattar (K.) eds. THE RESTRUCTURING OF SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION, rocky roads from policy formulation to institutional mergers, 2001-2005
288 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R244 This book is the result of a three-year research project undertaken by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of the Western Cape.
Contributions include "The Development of Restructuring Policy, with Special Reference to Comprehensive Institutions" by Narend Baijnath and Teresa Barnes,
"The Complexities of South Africa's First Education Merger: a case study of the Durban Institute of Technology" by Kalawathie Sattar and Lesley Anne Cooke,
"From Policy to Process and Effects: establishing the 'new Unisa', the single dedicated distance education institution" by Nartend Baijnath,
"More Than the Sum of its Parts? formation of the Cape Pensinsula University of Technology in the Western Cape" by Teresa Barnes,
"The Formation of the University of Johannesburg" by Benito Khotseng, and
"Taming the Mergers: major findings and questions for future research" by Teresa Barnes, Narend Baijnath and Kalawathie Sattar. Barr (D.) FOUR FLAGS, the odyssey of a professional soldier, part 2: Rhodesian Security Forces 1979-80, South African Defence Force 1981-83
365pp., illus., paperback, Solihull, 2017. R490 The second part of ex-Marine Dave Barr's memoirs. This book covers his time in the Israeli Army Paratroopers, the Rhodesian Light Infantry and the South African Defence Force. In 1981 he was injured in a landmine explosion in southern Angola and lost both his legs.
Part one, which covers his time with the USA Marine Corps 1969-72 and the Israeli Defence Force 1975-77, is also available. Barris (K.) LIFE UNDERWATER,
227 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195 A novel about three brothers, set in Port Elizabeth in the 1960s.
Ken Barris has published novels, short stories and poetry. He won the 1996 M-Net Book Prize for the novel, "The Jailor's Book", the 1992 Ingrid Jonker Prize for the poetry collection, "An Advertisement for Air", the 2006 Thomas Pringle Award for the short story, "The Quick Brown Fox", and the 1998 Ad Donker/ AA Life Award for "Small Change", a collection of short stories. He lives in Cape Town. Barris (K.) THE LIFE OF WORM & OTHER MISCONCEPTIONS,
187pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R250 A collection of short stories.
"Exhilarating, even at times sublime...a first-rate collection of stories." Michiel Heyns
Ken Barris has won various literary awards, including the M-Net Book Prize, the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the Thomas Pringle Award and the Vita Award. He won the 2013 UJ Prize for his novel, "Life Underwater". He lives in Cape Town and works at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Barry (A.) ONS JAPIE, die Boereoorlogdagboek van Anna Barry, met voor- en nawoord deur Ena Jansen
200pp., illus., map, paperback, New Edition, Pretoria, (1960) 2016. R220 First published in 1960 under the title "Ons Japie, dagboek gehou gedurende die Driejaringe Oorlog".
New foreword and afterword by Ena Jansen, author of "Afstand en Verbintenis" and "Soos Familie: stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste".
Anna Barry was born in 1884 in the Free State. During the Anglo-Boer War she lived on the family farm in the Ficksburg district and later in Basutoland. In 1908 she married the lawyer Charlie Reitz and spent the rest of her life in Bloemfontein. Bartlett (A.) WEERLOSE WEERSTAND, die gaydebat in die NG Kerk
304pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R200 André Bartlett discusses the process that led to the Dutch Reformed Church's landmark 2015 decision on same-sex unions. At its general synod the church decided that gay preachers need no longer be celibate and that individual church councils could decide if they would allow civil unions between homosexual couples. An appeal was lodged against the decision and, after threats of legal action, the church rescinded the decision at an extraordinary synod in 2016.
André Bartlett is a Dutch Reformed minister and Head of the Centre for Ministry Development (Excelsus) at the University of Pretoria. Bass (J.) dir. LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE,
88 minutes, DVD,, 2014. R185 A feature fim set in Cape Town, about a phone-sex line operator, a dog handler, an IT-technician and a teenager who discover their relationships are part of a conspiracy to keep them in, or out, of love. Bassett (C.) & Clarke (M.) eds. POSTCOLONIAL STRUGGLES FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA, legacies of liberation
120pp., hardback, London & New York, 2016. R770 Contributions include:
"Culture and Resistance in Swaziland" by Teresa Debly
"From Liberation Movement to Party Machine? The ANC in South Africa" by Roger Southall
"Geologies of Power: blood diamonds, security politics and Zimbabwe's troubled transition" by Richard Saunders.
Carolyn Bassett is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Marlea Clarke is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Canada, and a Research Associate with Labour and Enterprise Research Project (LEP), University of Cape Town. Basson (A.) FINISH & KLAAR, Selebi's fall from Interpol to the underworld
328 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT Jackie Selebi, member of the African National Congress, South Africa's ambassador to the United Nations and first black director-general of foreign affairs, the first African president of Interpol and South Africa's national police commissioner, was found to have been repeatedly bribed by convicted drug trafficker Glenn Agliotti. In 2010 he was convicted of corruption and sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment.
Adriaan Basson has won the Taco Kuiper Prize for Investigative Journalism twice and was awarded the Mondi Shanduka Award for Investigative Journalist of the Year in 2010. He is associate partner at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism and covered the Jackie Selebi trial for the Mail & Guardian. Basson (A.) ZUMA EXPOSED,
322 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R240 Investigative journalist Adriaan Basson tells the story of the scandals involving Jacob Zuma, both before and after he became President.
"'Zuma Exposed' gets to the heart of the paranoia and power play central to the ANC under his leadership" Shaun de Waal in the Mail and Guardian
Adriaan Basson is the assistant editor of City Press newspaper and the author of "Finish and Klaar: Selebi's fall from Interpol to the underworld". He has received the Taco Kruiper and Mondi Awards for journalistic excellence, and in 2012 he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year print award for City Press' exposés of Julius Malema's financial affairs. Basson (A.) & du Toit (P.) ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, how Jacob Zuma stole South Africa and how the people fought back
338pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R260 An Analysis of Jacob Zuma's misrule of South Africa.
"A remarkable, well-researched book, a must read for anyone interested in evidence of state capture and getting South Africa back on track." Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector
Journalist and author Adriaan Basson is also the author of "Zuma Exposed" and "Finish & Klaar".
Journalist Pieter du Toit is currently editor of HuffPost South Africa. Basson (B.) et al HOMEGROWN,
223pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R330 Bertus Basson owns four restaurants, including Overture in Stellenbosch. He is also the judge on the reality TV cooking show, The Ultimate Braai Master Basson (E.) LEIBOOM,
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R155 A debut collection of poems in Afrikaans by Eunice Basson.
Art historian Eunice Basson lives in Pretoria. She has taught at UNISA and the University of Pretoria. Basson (J.) 'MENEER DIE SPEAKER!", uit die plakboek van Japie Basson
146 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R215 A selection of Japie Basson's speeches and writings.
Politician and political journalist Japie Basson was born in 1918 in Paarl. He was an MP from 1950 to 1980. In 1959 he was expelled from the National Party by Dr Verwoerd when he openly expressed opnions against apartheid. He then founded the National Union, which amalgamated with the United Parry in 1961. When the United Party was dissolved in 1977 he co-founded the Progressive Federal Party. He served on the President's Council for seven years, founded various party-political newspapers, reported on parliamentary proceedings, wrote articles and a weekly column from the Sunday Times, and published collections of his reminiscences. Retired, he lives in Cape Town.
Text in English & Afrikaans. Batley (K.) ed. A SECRET BURDEN, memories of the Border War by South African soldiers who fought in it
133 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R110 A collection of prose and poetry by white South African conscripts deployed during the "Border War" in Namibia and Angola. All contributions are published anonymously.
Foreword by Justice Yvonne Mokgoro. Introduction by Carol Allais and Ian Liebenberg.
Includes the essay, "Socialised Warriors: anti-heroic subversion in writing by South African soldiers in the Border War" by Karen Batley. Bauling (J.) NEW KEEPERS,
247pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R180 A novel set in a future age, about a teenage boy who rounds up a group of adventure seekers to travel with him in his Quantum bus to the mountain of his visions.
This novel won the 2017 Silver Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.
Jayne Bauling lives in Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. Her novel "Dreaming of Light" won the 2011 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature. Baxen (J.) & Breidlid (A.) eds. HIV/AIDS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, understanding the implications of culture & context
144 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R235 This book explores the various contexts in which debate about HIV/AIDS takes place and examines how the pandemic is perceived by scholars, religious leaders and trandtional healers, among others, in communities around South Africa.
Contributions include "What Questions? HIV/AIDS educational research: beyond more of the same to asking different epistemological questions" by Jean Baxen,
"Examining Religious Leaders' and Traditional Healers' Responses to HIV/AIDS in a Modern Community" by Aysha Hattas,
"Performing Masculine and Feminine Identities: sexuality and identity construction among youth in a context of HIV/AIDS" by Mamatsoso Matsoso-Makhate with Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, and
"Cultural Practices, Gender and HIV/AIDS: a study of young women's sexual positioning in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa" by Marit Petersen.
Jean Baxen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Rhodes University.
Anders Breidlid is Professor of International Education at Oslo University College, Norway. Baxter (D.) ONE LIFE AT A TIME, a doctor's memoir of AIDS in Botswana
289pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R275 In 2002 Daniel Baxter, the medical director of a communal health centre in New York City, accepted an invitation to work in Botswana, assisting with the roll-out of Africa's first HIV/AIDS treatment programme. This is his account of the 8 years he spent in Gaberone, from 2002-2008 and 2013-2015.
"Dr Baxter tells the story of Botswana's struggle with AIDS with the insight of a medical expert and the compassion of a decent human being. This book forces us to face a world of suffering, but it also brings a message of hope." Kwame Anthony Appiah.
Daniel Baxter currently practice medicine at the Ryan Community Health Centre in New York City. Baxter (M.) BITTER ALOES, stories from the Eastern Cape
167pp., illus., psperback, No Place, 2018. R280 Foreword by Dan Wylie.
Marion Baxter worked at the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA) at Rhodes University. She died in 2002. Baxter (P.) FRANCE IN CENTRAFRIQUE, from Bokassa and Operation Barracuda to the days of EUFOR
64 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2011. R185 Peter Baxter explores the early colonial and post-colonial history of French Equatorial Africa, focusing especially on the role of the Central African Republic in the Second World War and the Free French Movement. He examines France's many interventions in the region, traces overt and covert French military actions and the increasing involvement of the international community in the coups and counter-coups that characterised the 1990s and beyond, including Operation Barracuda, Operations Almandin I, II and III and Operation Boali.
Volume 2 in the [email protected] series.
Peter Baxter is an author, amateur historian and African field, mountain and heritage travel guide. He lives in the U.S.A. Baxter (P.) MAU MAU, Kenyan emergency, 1952-60, Africa @ War volume 7
56 pp., map, illus., paperback, Solihull and Durban, 2012. R185 Peter Baxter discusses the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya, (formerly British East Africa), and the strategies applied by the British authorities to crush the rebellion. Baxter (P.) RHODESIA, last outpost of the British Empire 1890-1980
544 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R395 A history of colonial Rhodesia.
Peter Baxter was born in Kenya in 1962 and grew up in Umtali in Rhodesia. Baxter (P.) SAAF'S BORDER WAR, the South African Air Force in combat, 1966-1989, Africa @ War volume 8
64 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2012. R185 An account of the major operations that the South African Air Force was involved in South West Africa/Namibia and Angola during the period of the Border War. Baxter (P.) SELOUS SCOUTS, Rhodesian counter-insurgency specialists
63 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Solihull & Durban, 2011. R185 A history of the Selous Scouts Regiment, the counter-insurgency unit of the Rhodesian Army, formed in 1973 at the height of the Bush War by Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Reid-Daly at the behest of General Peter Wallis. The unit was involved in reconnaissance operations into Zambia and Botswana and flying-column raids into Mozambique, operating until the introduction of majority rule in 1980.
Volume 4 in the [email protected] series.
Peter Baxter is an author, amateur historian and African, field, mountain and heritage travel guide. Born and educated in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) he now lives in the USA. Bayer (P.) THE LAST MENTSCH,
388 pp., paperback, Ontario, 2013. R180 "'The Last Mentsch' is a rich, poignant and often hilarious celebration of story-telling. It effortlessly combines the historical novel and the picaresque to create a portrait of South Africa's fledgling Jewish community, of the emergent nation and of a range of endearing and infuriating eccentrics." Professor Michael titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand
"A great deal of research has gone into establishing the authenticity of the period, the landscapes as the depiction of the panoply of well-known historical characters such as Bleek, Rhodes and Scotty Smith. The latter two are encrusted in their own mythology, but Bayer manages their entirely plausible cameo appearances. 'The Last Mentsch' is not only persuasive, it is eminently readable, interesting and entertaining." Professor Elsie Cloete, University of the Witwatersrand
Journalist Peter Bayer worked for the Rand Daily Mail and The World. In recent years, he has lectured in journalism and communications. He lives in Johannesburg. Beake (L.) HAP,
17pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R160 A novel for young adults about a troubled girl from New York who joins her archaeologist father on South Africa's West Coast, where she identifies with the fossil of a young woman whom she names Hap. This novel won the 2017 Gold Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.
Lesley Beake's other novels for children and young adults include "The Strollers", which won the 1987 Percy FitzPatrick Award, and "A Cageful of Butterflies", winner of the 1989 Percy FitzPatrick Award and the 1991 M-Net Book Prize. Beautement (T.) THIS DAY,
158 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R195 A novel about a woman left alone to care for her husband who suffers from clinical depression.
"Pitch perfect...held me in its thrall" Sarah Lotz, author of "The Three" and "Tooth and Nailed"
Tish Marie Beautement was born and raised in Oregon, USA. She moved to South Africa in 2008. She co-runs Short Story Day Africa. Beckett (D.) RADICAL MIDDLE, confessions of an accidental revolutionary
228 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R180 Denis Beckett's memoir about his experiences as a journalist, political activist and editor of the anti-apartheid magazine,"Frontline", in the turbulent 1980s in South Africa. Beckman (B.), Buhlungu (S.) & Sachikonye (L.) eds. TRADE UNIONS & PARTY POLITICS, labour movements in Africa
219 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R198 A collection of essays that examine the political role of trade unions in seven African countries and the ways in which they seek to influence political parties and the state. The book grew out of a conference held in Johannesburg in 2006, hosted by the Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Contributions include "The Labour Movement and Democratisation in Zimbabwe" by Lovemore Matombo and Lloyd Sachikonye,
"Unions and Parties in South Africa: COSATU and the ANC in the wake of Polokwane" by Roger Southall and Edward Webster, and
"Serving Workers or Serving the Party? Trade unions and politics in Namibia" by Herbert Jauch. Beer (L.), Lemmer (E.) & Oliphant (A.W.) comps. WOORDE BLY, kritiese opstelle
256 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R180 A collection of critical essays dedicated to Henriette Roos in honour of her contribution to Afrikaans literature.
Contributions include:
"Narrative and figurative strategies in van Wyk Louw's conception of a national Afrikaans literature" by Andries Walter Oliphant
"Interne en eksterne outeursintensies in die roman 'Agaat' van Marlene van Niekerk" by H.P.van Coller
"Die prosa van Johann de Lange: die versplintering van die 'ek'" by Joan Hambidge
"'Nog eenmaal wil ek in die skemeraand' - enkele kanttekeninge by die geboorte van 'n gedig" by J.C.Kannemeyer
Text in English and Afrikaans.
Beez (J.) et. al. FUSBAAL/ FOOTBALL, ein spiel - viele welten/ one game - many worlds
240 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Stuttgart, 2006. OUT OF PRINT Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Munich City Museum during the 2006. Includes essays by writers from the fields of science, sport, literature and journalism:
"Football as the 'Clash' of World-Views" and "Football as Politics with Different Means" by Stefan Eisenhofer,
"Soccer and Democracy in South Africa, from post-election honeymoon to World Cup" by Fiona Rankin-Smith,
"Memento Mori, the stadium as a holy place" by Christiane Lambert & Barbara Rusch,
"Football is East African Political Caricature" by Jigal Beez,
"Beckham Meets Buddha" by Patricia Müller, and much more.
Text in English & German. Behr (M.) KINGS OF THE WATER,
242 pp., paperback, London, 2009. R210 A new novel by Mark Behr, author of the award-winning "The Smell of Apples".
Mark Behr divides his time between South Africa and the United States where he is Associate Professor of World Literature and Fiction Writing at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Beinart (W.) & Brown (K.) AFRICAN LOCAL KNOWLEDGE & LIVESTOCK HEALTH, diseases and treatment in South Africa
304 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R290 Published in the UK and USA in 2013.
For their comparative study of African veterinary knowledge William Beinart and Karen Brown interviewed individual livestock owners in a number of South African regions: Mbotyi, QwaQwa, North West Province, the Eastern Cape and Mpondoland. They also consider the history of livestock diseases, and make recommendations for policy and practice.
"A path-breaking view of South African animal disease and remedies where African owners are concerned. Focusing on local veterinary knowledge and therapeutics by African owners in such depth through 200 interviews in five areas opens up an original field of knowledge and practice." Anne Digby, Oxford Brookes University
"By incorporating cultural, scientific, national and political perspectives, the authors provide background to the implementation of relevant policies and reveal the stark resource and knowledge divide between rural and commercial sectors." Arthur Spickett, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria
William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Karen Brown is an ESRC Research Fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine. University of Oxford Beinart (W.) & Dawson (M.C.) eds. POPULAR POLITICS AND RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
368 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R250 A collection of essays that explore aspects of popular politics and resistance in South Africa before and after 1994.
Contributions include:
"Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa, 1970-2008" by William Beinart,
"The Role of the African National Congress in Popular Protest During the Township Uprisings, 1984-1989" by Thula Simpson,
"From Removals to Reform: land struggles in Weenen in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" by Chizuko Sato,
"'It's a Beautiful Struggle': 'Siyainqoba/ Beat it!' and the HIV/AIDS treatment struggle on South African television" by Rebecca Hobbs,
"The Nelson Mandela Museum and the Tyranny of Political Symbols" by Mfaniseni Fana Sihlongonyane,
"The 'New Struggle': resources, networks and the formation of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) 1994-1998" by Mandisa Mbali,
"New Social Movements as Civil Society: the case of past and present Soweto" by Kelly Rosenthal.
Beinart (W.) & Wotshela (L.) PRICKLY PEAR, the social history of a plant in the Eastern Cape
268 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R320 William Beinart and Luvuyo Wotshela discuss the significance of the prickly pear, a wild plant from Mexico and a scourge to commercial cattle farmers, as an income for impoverished rural and small town communities in the Eastern Cape, especially women.
William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race and Director of Graduate Studies at the African Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford University.
Luvuyo Wotshela is an academic at the University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape. Beinart (W.), Delius (P.) & Hay (M.) RIGHTS TO LAND, a guide to tenure upgrading and restitution in South Africa
191pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R225 "Rights to Land" seeks to understand the issues around land rights and distribution of land in South Africa. The authors "argue for a move away from communalist and traditionalist policies and for a focus on cementing individual and family land rights." from the back cover
William Beinart retired from the University of Oxford in 2015, where he was Director of the African Studies Centre and a fellow of St Antony’s College. His other books include "The Rise of Conservation in South Africa", "Environment and Empire" (with Lotte Hughes)and "African Local Knowledge and Livestock Health" (with Karen Brown).
Peter Delius retired as Professor and Head of the Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand, in 2016. His other books include "The Land Belongs to Us", "Mpumalanga: an illustrated history" and "Forgotten World: the stone walled settlements of the Mpumalanga escarpment".
Michelle Hay is an independent researcher and honorary fellow at the Centre for African Studies, Edinburgh University. Bekker (S.) & Fourchard (L.) eds. GOVERNING CITIES IN AFRICA, politics and policies
205 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R200 "'Governing Cities in Africa: politics and policies' brings a unique set of comparative and collaboratively-generated insights to bear on some key themes of urbanism in sub-Saharan Africa. The book brings to the fore themes that are often neglected in urban studies generally - such as the role of political parties - and interrogates and proposes alternatives to some terms - such as informality - which are perhaps overused in exploring Africa. It has a very dynamic approach to building genuinely new analyses, working across a few to several cities at once, exploring both astonishing similarities and surprising differences, and bringing clarity of thinking to some of the top scholars working on these issues in the region and beyond. This is a rare kind of book, based on deep empirical knowledge and complex theoretical reflection, drawing insight from different language communities and from a very wide array of different cities - it is genuinely comparative, and a model for how to build conceptual insights about urban processes" Jennifer Robinson, Professor of Geography, University College, London
Contributions include:
"Changing Minority Identities in Urban Africa: Cotonou, Kano, Lomé and Maputo" by Jeanne Vivet, Denise Brégand, Rasheed Olaniyi and Amandine Spire
"Breaking Down the Binary: meanings of informal settlement in southern African cities" by Liela Groenewald, Marie Huchzermeyer, Kristen Kornienko, Marius Tredoux, Margot Rubin and Isabel Raposo
"Informality, Public Space and Urban Governance: an approach through street trading (Abidjan, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lomé and Nairobi) by Jean-Fabien Steck, Sophie Didier, Marianne Morange and Margot Rubin
"Contested Social Orders: negotiating urban security in Nigeria and South Africa" by Julie Berg, Rufus Akinyele, Laurent Fourchard, Kees van der Waal and Michellene Williams.
Simon Bekker is a sociologist at the University of Stellenbosch.
Laurent Fourchard is a historian at the University of Bordeaux, France. Bekker (S.) & Leildé (A.) eds. REFLECTIONS ON IDENTITY IN FOUR AFRICAN CITIES,
248 pp., maps, paperback, (Cape Town), 2006. OUT OF PRINT Selected papers from a conference held at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004, in which researchers explore questions of urban identity in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Libreville and Lomé. The conference was the culmination of an international three-year collaborative research programme between the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch and the Centre d'Etudes d'Afrique Noire (CEAN) at the University of Bordeaux IV.
Contributions include "Cape Town and Johannesburg" by Izak van der Merwe and Arlene Davids,
"Space and Identity: thinking through some South African examples" by Philippe Gervais-Lambony,
"Domestic Workers, Job Access, and Work Identities in Cape Town and Johannesburg" by Claire Bénit and Marianne Motange,
"When Shacks Ain't Chic! Planning for 'difference' in post-apartheid Cape Town" by Steven Robins,
"Class, Race, and Language in Cape Town and Johannesburg" by Simon Bekker and Anne Leildé, and
"The Importance of Language Identities to Black Residents of Cape Town and Johannesburg" by Robert Mongwe.
Bekker (S.) & Therborn (G.) eds. CAPITAL CITIES IN AFRICA, power and powerlessness
220 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R250 A collection of case studies of nine capital cities in sub-Saharan Africa:
"South African Capital Cities" by Alan Mabin
Maputo and Luanda" by Paul Jenkins
"Conakry" by Odile Goerg
"Dakar" by Amadou Diop
"Lomé" by Philippe Gervais-Lambony
"Lagos" by Laurent Fourchard
"Abuja" by Wale Adebanwi
"Brazzaville" by Gabriel Tati
"Nairobi" by Samuel Owour and Teresa Mbatia
"'Capital Cities in Africa' constitutes an important contribution to the burgeoning literature on African cities and urbanisation. Its inclusion of Francophone capitals such as Conakry, Lomé and Brazzaville, and its emphasis on the heterogeneous histories through which power is generated and configured across colonial and post-colonial temporalities, and how this process itself engenders specific vulnerabilties and constraints, are the book's key strengths." AbdouMaliq Simone, Urbanist and Professor of Sociology, Goldsmith College, University of London
"With chapters by some of the most observant contemporary scholars, this volume provides a window on the rapidly changing African scene of the early 21st century" by Bill Freund, Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Bell (D.) & Jacobs (J.U.) eds. WAYS OF WRITING, critical essays on Zakes Mda
408 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R300 A collection of essays devoted to a critical appraisal of the award-winning South African novelist and playwright, Zakes Mda.
Contributions include "A Theatre for Democracy" by David Bell,
"Mapping Memory, Healing the Land: 'The Bells of Amersfoort'" by Shane Graham,
"Chronicles of Belief and Unbelief: Zakes Mda and the question of magical realism in South African literature" by Christopher Warnes,
"Of Funeral Rites and Community Memory: ways of living in 'Ways of Dying'" by Rogier Courau and Sally-Anne Murray,
"Love and Wayward Women in 'Ways of Dying'" by Nokuthula Mazibuko,
"Invidious Interpreters: the post-colonial intellectual in 'The Heart of Redness'" by Mike Kissack and Michael Titlestad,
"Nongqawuse, National Time and 'female' Authorship in 'The Heart of Redness'" by Meg Samuelson, and
"Race. Satire and Post-colonial Possibilities: the collective voice in 'The Madonna of Excelsior'" by N.S.Zulu.
David Bell is a former head of Humanities at Mid-Sweden University College, Sweden.
J.U.Jacobs in Senior Professor of English and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Bell (T.) A HAT, A KAYAK & DREAMS OF DAR,
212pp., illus., maps, paperback, (Cape Town), 2017. R250 In December 1965, South African journalist and author Terry Bell accepted a challenge to paddle a kayak from London to Tangier. At the time, Terry and his wife Barbara Edmunds were living as political exiles in London. In 1967, when they decided it was time to return to Africa, they decided to paddle 11 000km from Chiswick in London to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Terry and Barbara now live in Cape Town.
Includes some of the recipes Barbara prepared along the way.
"A terrific, uproarious story about the pluckiest, most ham-fisted, naïve, fun-loving and articulate couple ever to set off in a kayak." John Platter
"This is a crazy journey only true love could tolerate, in a time when everything seemed possible." Don Pinnock
Terry Bell is also the author of "Unfinished Business - South Africa, apartheid, and truth". Bell-Roberts (B.) & Jamal (A.) 100 GOOD IDEAS, celebrating 20 years of democracy
415 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R350 A celebration of South African creativity. The 100 good ideas presented in this book include the South African flag, the South African constitution, Desmond Tutu, Trevor Manuel and the National Planning Commission, Right2Know, Chimurenga, Zackie Achmat, Trevor Noah, Encounters Film Festival, Lara Foot Newton, Jazzart Dance Theatre, Pieter Dirk-Uys, David Kramer, Taliep Petersen, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Koos Kombuis, Brenda Fassie, JM Coetzee, Kaapse Klopse and Afrikaburn. Belling (S.) BLOOD MONEY, the Cyril Karabus story
202 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195 In August 2012 retired South African paediatric oncologist Cyril Karabus was arrested during a stop over in Dubai. Unbeknown to him, ten years earlier he had been found guilty in absentia of the death of a young leukaemia patient in the United Arab Emirates, where he had served as a locum. After eight months of delicate negotiations a United Arab Emirates medical review committee ruled that the 77-year-old Professor Karabus was not responsible for the death of the child, and he was able to return home to Cape Town.
Suzanne Belling is also the author of "The Travelling Rabbi". Benit-Gbaffou (C.) ed. POPULAR POLITICS IN SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES, unpacking community participation
298pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R270 A collection of essays that explore the role of community meetings. The book is the result of a four-year-long research programme entitled "Voices of the Poor in Urban Governance: participation, mobilisation and politics in South African cities", conducted as a partnership between the University of Nanterre Paris and the University of the Witwatersrand.
Contributions include:
"From Party-State to Party-Society in South Africa: SANCO and the informal politics of community representation in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Ton" by Laurence Piper
"Against Ourselves - local activists and the management of contradictory political loyalties: the case of Phiri, Johannesburg" by Boitumelo Matala and Claire Bénit-Gbaffou
"Social Movements, Mobilisation and Political Parties: a case study of the Landless People's Movement, South Africa" by Luke Sinwell
"Uncooperative Masses as a Problem for Substantive and Participatory Theories of Democracy: the cases of 'people's power' (1984-6) and the 'xenophobia' (2008) in South Africa" by Daryl Glaser
"'Bringing Government Closer to the People'? The daily experience of subcouncils in Cape Town" by Chloé Buire
"Contesting the Participatory Sphere: encountering the state in Johannesburg and Cape Town" by Alex Wafer and Sophie Oldfield.
Claire Benit-Gbaffou is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand.
Bennett (B.) et. al. (eds.) FIELDS OF PLAY, football memories & forced removals in Cape Town
166 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT Catalogue of the exhibition, District Six Museum, Cape Town, 2010.
The exhibition focused on the history of football in Cape Town from 1892 until the mid-1960s and included the stories of ten sites where football was played: Shelley Street in Salt River, Langa, Hartleyvale, Rosmead, William Herbert, Athlone, Rygate, Maitland and Stellenbosch. Each of these sites was home to a football association prior to 1948, when the formalised system of apartheid was introduced. Each of these sites also had an historical link to Green Point Common, which is the site regarded as the home of football in Cape Town. Bennett (B.), Julius (C.) & Soudien (C.) eds. CITY, SITE, MUSEUM, reviewing memory practices at the District Six Museum
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R225 A collection of articles that reflect on the District Six Museum's current areas of work.
Contributions include:
"Rebuilding District Six" by Lucien le Grange
"Memory in the remaking of Cape Town" and "Memory and Critical Education: layering in new voices and interpretations" by Crain Soudien
"Where is District Six? Between landscape, site and museum" by Bonita Bennett and Chrischené Julius
"Contesting 'Museumness': towards an understanding of the values and legacies of the District Six Museum" by Ciraj Rasool
"'No matter where you are, we are here'. Beginnings: the fresco wall of the District Six Museum" by Peggy Delport
Bennett (J.) & Pereiro (C.) eds. JACKETED WOMEN, qualitative research methodologies on sexualities and gender in Africa
198 pp., illus., paperback, First South African Edition, Cape Town, 2013. R200 Also published in North America, Europe and Asia.
A collection of essays in which women researchers explore the politics of gender and sexualities in Africa and what it means to research topics that "are fraught with the sense of taboo". from the back cover
Contributions include:
"From Respectable to Questionable: women's narratives of marital relations and sexual restriction in widowhood in Harare, Zimbabwe" by Rekopantswe Mate
"'They respect you more': meanings of marriage for four South African lesbian couples in Cape Town" by Jessica Scott
"'Jacketed Women': the politics of researching gender and sexualities in African contexts" by Jane Bennett
"Challenging Research, Researching Challenges: feminism and activism in Lesotho" by Karabo Mohlakoana-Mosala.
Jane Bennett is Director of the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics and Director of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town.
Charmaine Pereira is the coordinator of the Initiative for Women's Studies in Nigeria.
Includes photographs form Zanele Muholi's collection, "Faces and Phases". Bennett (J.), Tsoeu (N.) et al MULTILINGUAL ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, English, isiZulu, Sesotho, isiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans, Sepedi
373pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2010. R310 This word and phrase book in seven South African languages is divided into twelve themes, a mini-grammar section and a multilingual index. Suitable for use in schools and the workplace. Benningfield (J.) THE FRIGHTENED LAND, land, landscape and politics in South Africa in the twentieth century
254 pp., maps, illus., paperback, London & New York, 2006. R325 "This book investigates the consequences for the imagination and meaning of the land of the spatial politics of separation and division in South Africa principally during the apartheid years."
Architect Jennifer Benningfield is founding principal of Openstudio Architects and divides her time between London and Johannesburg. Bennun (N.) THE BROKEN STRING, the last words of an extinct people
419 pp., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2004. OUT OF PRINT Neil Bennun draws on the notebooks of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd to tell the story of the bushmen and to explore their rock art. Bentley (K.), Nathan (L.) & Calland (R.) eds. FALLS THE SHADOW, between the promise and the reality of the South African Constitution
214 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R360 A collection of essays that explore the causes, meaning and implications of the gap between the promise of the South African Constitution and the reality of life for most South Africans.
Contributions include:
"You Can't Eat the Constitution: is democracy for the poor?" by Tseliso Thipanyane
"Security and the Constitution: Xenophobia. Whose rights? Whose safety?" by Judith Cohen
"Custom and Constitutional Rights: an impossible dialogue?" by Mazibuko Jara
"Bending the Rules: constitutional subversion by the intelligence services" by Laurie Nathan
"Judicial Selection: what qualities do we expect in a South African judge?" by Susannah Cowen
"'Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold" by Richard Calland.
Kristina Bentley is a Senior Research Associate with the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Richard Calland is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Law and the Director of the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.
Laurie Nathan is Extraordinary Professor and Director of the Centre for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria. Beresford (D.) TRUTH IS A STRANGE FRUIT, a personal journey through the apartheid war
349 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R195 David Beresford's account of his experience as a journalist in apartheid South Africa. He borrows from evidence given to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, makes use of his own journalism and includes extracts from the letters "station bomber" John Harris wrote to his wife while awaiting execution in 1964/5.
David Beresford was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1974. He joined the Guardian newspaper and covered the conflicts in Ireland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the first Gulf War. In 1984 the Guardian posted him to South Africa. He is also the author of "10 Men Dead" (1986) on the Irish hunger strike. Berg (A.) photo. & text DREAMS & GOALS, the World Cup and world football culture 1990-2010
288 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Stockport, 2009. R513 A collection of photographs by Allistair Berg covering the last five World Cup Finals and also grassroots football around the world.
Includes a section on football in Africa. Berger ((L.) & Hawks (J.) ALMOST HUMAN, the astonishing tale of "Homo Naledi"
239pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R295 First published in the USA in 2017.
Paleoanthropologists Lee Berger and John Hawks on the discovery of "Australopithecus sediba" and "Homo naledi" in the Rising Star Cave system, part of the Cradle of Humankind, the UNESCO World Heritage Site outside Johannesburg.
Lee Berger is presently the Research Professor in Human Evolution and the Public Understanding of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also an Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society. He organised the Rising Star Expedition that excavated the fossils.
John Hawks worked with Lee Berger on the Rising Star Expedition. He is the Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Berger (I.) SOUTH AFRICA IN WORLD HISTORY,
190 pp., paperback, New York, 2009. R160 A general survey of South African history that integrates social history and women's history and emphasizes connections between the USA and South Africa.
Iris Berger is Professor of History, Africana Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Berger (I.) et al (eds.) AFRICAN ASYLUM AT A CROSSROADS, activism, expert testimony, and refugee rights
272pp., hardback, Athens, 2015. R925 A collection of essays that explore the role of court-based African asylum cases and establish an analytical framework for interpreting the effects of this new reliance on expert testimony on both asylum seekers and experts.
"A groundbreaking volume on the complex experience of African asylum seekers and refugees in the context of the crisis of the African state in the global era. With authoritative chapters by outstanding Africanists, covering a wide range of critical issues, this lucidly analytical volume effectively engages the dialectical tensions between Africa and the West, the local and the global, tradition and modernity. A truly rigorous scholarly work on a subject of great importance in African studies, socio-legal studies, and the wider humanistic social sciences" Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College Berger (L.R.) & Hilton-Barber (B.) IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EVE, the mystery of human origins
325 pp., map, paperback, Washington, 2000. OUT OF PRINT Lee Berger attempts to "cast light on the transition from not only archaid 'Homo sapiens' to modern humans but also from ape-man to man-ape to human" and argues the case for a southern African origin of humans.
Lee R.Berger is Director of the Paleoanthropology Unit for Research and Exploration at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Brett Hilton-Barber is a journalist specializing in the field of human origins. Bernstein (R.) MEMORY AGAINST FORGETTING, memoir of a time in South African politics, 1938-1964
359pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1999) 2017. R380 Originally published in 1999. This second edition includes new forewords by Thabo Mbeki, Former President of South Africa, and Rivonia Trial attorney Joel Joffe.
Lionel 'Rusty' Bernstein (1920-2002) was arrested at Liliesleaf Farm in 1963 and tried for sabotage alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and other leaders of the ANC and it's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe. He was acquitted in June 1964, but was immediately rearrested and charged with being a member of the Communist Party. Released on bail, he fled into exile in England. Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds TYHINI, 2015
346pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R180 Work by students in the 2015 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.
Text in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Sesotho. Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds. TYHINI, 2014
360pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2014. R230 Work by full time and part time students in the 2014 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. Berold (R.) ed. POETRY 99, twenty South African poets in performance, Grahamstown 1999
119 pp., paperback, DVD, Grahamstown, 2013. R150 A selection from a week-long series of live readings by South African poets that took place at a performance poetry festival held in Grahamstown in July 1999. The book contains the poems in written form, while on the DVD the twenty poets can be heard reading their work. Poets include Ingrid de Kock, Joan Meterlerkamp, Lesego Rampolokeng, Kelwyn Sole, Isabella Motadinyane, Mxolisi Nyezwa, and Donald Parenzee. Bertish (C.) STOKED!, an inspiring story about courage, determination and the power of dreams
215pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R230 South African big-wave surfer Chris Bertish won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave International competition. He was the first South African to enter the competition, and did so without sponsorship.
Foreword by Tim Noakes. Bertoni (M.) SPERRGEBIET,
140 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, No Place, 2012. R265 A book about the history, people and natural environment of the Sperrgebiet, a region of Namibia between Luderitz and Oranjemund. Bestall (C.) dir. PROJEK MANDELA,
52 minutes, DVD,, 2009. R240 A documentary on the forty-eight secret meetings that took place between Nelson Mandela and the apartheid state's intelligence officials and cabinet members from the late 1980s until his release in 1990. Bestall (C.) dir. THE 16TH MAN,
52 minutes, DVD,, 2010. R336 A documentary about Nelson Mandela's role in uniting South Africans behind the Springbok rugby team during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and what this meant for South Africa's healing process. Against all odds, the team won the cup and the whole nation celebrated.
Written by John Carlin. Besteman (C.) TRANSFORMING CAPE TOWN,
296 pp., map, illus., paperback, Berkeley, etc., 2008. R295 Catherine Besterman "explores the emotional and personal aspects of the transition to black majority rule by homing in on intimate questions of love, family, and community and capturing the complex, sometimes contradictory voices of a wide variety of Capetonians".
Catherine Besterman is Professor of Anthropology and Director of African Studies at Colby College. Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. MEILIES AND BEANS,
32 pp, colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R90 Another children's picture book by the author of "The Cool Nguni". Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE COOL NGUNI,
21 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R80 A children's story about Nguni cattle. Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE LONG TROUSERS,
29 pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R80 Another children's story about Nguni cattle by the author of "The Cool Nguni". Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE MISSING BALL,
31 pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2009. R90 Another story about Gaps, the Nguni calf, by the author of "The Cool Nguni". Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THREE FRIENDS AND A TAXI,
19 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2007. R80 A tale first told to the author by a local guide in a taxi in the islands of the Comores. It is a tale told all across Africa.
Winner of the Sappi Isiqalo Book Competition. Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. I KNOW THAT!,
25 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R95 In this children's story Gaps, the Nguni calf, introduces his friend, the youngest Cattle Egret, to the library.
Other books in this series include "The Cool Nguni", "Three Friends in a Taxi", "The Long Trousers", "The Missing Ball", and "Mealies & Beans". Bethlehem (L.) SKIN TIGHT, apartheid literary culture and its aftermath
145 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2006. R230 Using the tools of postcolonial theory and gender studies Louise Bethlehem examines how South African literary studies has viewed the role of literature in a context of severe political oppression and resistance. Betty (M.) METAPHYSICAL BALM, poems
75pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R230 "'Owl', the mythical figure that commands centre stage of Metaphysical Balm, is a refractory poetic device through which, in a wide range of narratives and contexts, Michèle Betty examines and contends with religion, inherited ideas, earlier poets and 'the tradition'. She astutely anchors the poems in concrete imagery so as to ensure that a considered balance between the actual and the imagined prevails. You don't often encounter a resonant voice in a first book, but that is precisely what distinguishes this collection." Douglas Reid Skinner
"This is an accomplished work of heart. The 'reverberations of the heart' in this volume resonate with other poets and philosophers. Highly commendable." Joan Hambidge
"Michèle Betty's collection with its protagonist Owl, breaks open the doors that keep life's mysteries hidden from view. Mystical and yet deeply grounded in the human(e), these are the sorts of poems which flood heart and brain with a brilliant, bloody light." Meg Vandermerwe
Michèle Betty is the poetry editor of New Contrast: the South African literary journal. Beukes (A.) dir. AGTER ELKE MAN,
103 minutes, DVD, South Africa, 1990. R130 An Afrikaans film starring Steve Hofmeyr, about a man on parole seeking revenge on the man responsible for his incarceration. Beukes (L.) BROKEN MONSTERS,
441 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200 A new thriller set in Detroit, by Lauren Beukes.
Beukes "genuinely conjures up horror in its purest, most sincere form. There is real grief when characters we have come to identify with are subjected to all the banality and monstrosity of evil, and a goose-flesh sensation as we realise how similar the evil's values are to our own beliefs in art, in opportunity, in wanting the world to be a better place. Never exploitative, never superficial, never uncomplicated: Beukes shows how horror can be the best way to explain our unbelievable reality. She uses the mode like the knife that opens the oyster." Stuart Kelly, The Guardian
Lauren Beukes is also the author of "The Shining Girls", "Zoo City"(winner of the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award), and "Moxyland". She lives in Cape Town.
Beukes (L.) MOXYLAND,
239 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, 2008 (2012). R150 Journalist Lauren Beukes lives and works in Cape Town. This is her first novel. She is also the author of "Maverick: extraordinary women from South Africa's past". Beukes (L.) SLIPPING, stories, essays & other writing
272pp., paperback, San Francisco, 2016. R275 "The dazzling short pieces collected in 'Slipping', which range from reportage to tender bits of personal reflection to weird sci-fi horror, together serve to confirm the impression Beukes already created in her novels: this is a writer who can do anything." Ben H. Winters, author of 'Underground Airlines"
"Bold, brazen, and brilliant - now this is a collection to die for. Beukes fearlessly skewers personal relationships, social injustice and pop culture (among other things), and every story is a masterclass in flair, wit, and fresh ideas." Sarah Lotz, author of "The Three" and "Day Four"
Lauren Beukes is the author of "Broken Monsters", "The Shining Girls", "Zoo City" and "Moxyland" She has received the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg Prize, and the Strand Critics Award. She lives in Cape Town. Beukes (L.) THE SHINING GIRLS,
303 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R180 A new novel by Lauren Beukes, author of "Moxyland" and "Zoo City", about a serial killer and one of his victims, a girl who survives and is determined to find him.
"Enthralling, dazzlingly inventive and superbly executed. A huge accomplishment." Deon Meyer
"Utterly original, beautifully written, and I must say, it creeped the holy bejasus out of me. This is something special." Tana French, author of "In the Woods"
"A dark, time-twisting, page-turning murder story guaranteed to give you heart palpitations. It shines." Matt Haig, author of "The Radleys"
Lauren Beukes live in Cape Town. Her novel, "Zoo City", won the Arthur C Clark Award.
Beukes (L.) ZOO CITY,
314 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R220 A new novel set in Johannesburg by Lauren Beukes, author of "Moxyland".
"I couldn't put this down. It's weird, thrilling, funny...filled with sleazy characters and lots of bad attitude. In short: a blast." Mike Nicol Beukes (L.) & Brodie (N.) MAVERICK, extraordinary women from South Africa's past
271pp., illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (2005) 2015. R220 A collection of biographies of South African women who broke with convention: Daisy de Melker, Helen Martins, Dr James Barry, Ingrid Jonker, Ruth First, Dolly Radebe, Black Sophie, Sarah Raal, Irma Stern, Nongqawuse, Helen Joseph and Lilian Ngoyi, Elizabeth Klarer, Olive Schreiner, Bessie Head, Brensa Fassie, and Glenda Kemp.
This new edition includes additional information on Sara Baartman and Krotoa-Eva and three new chapters, on Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Cissie Gool and Eudy Sime





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