Browsing Category Anthropology & Cultural Studies

!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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boswell (R.) & Nyamnjoh (F.) eds POSTCOLONIAL AFRICAN ANTHROPOLOGIES,
222pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R350
A selection of essays that critically discuss anthropology's engagement with decolonisation and postcolonialism.

Contributions include:
"Men, Women, Temporality and Critical Ethnography in Africa - the imperative for a transdisciplinary conversation" by Elaine Salo
"Humanising the Congolese 'Other': love, research and reflexivity in Muizenberg, South Africa" by Joy Owen
"Mapping Journeys Through Landscape: phenomenological explorations of environment amongst rural AIDS orphans" by Patricia Henderson
"Research, Knowledge and Power: a case study of interaction between an anthropologist and a 'community' over three decades" by Chris de Wet.
Brink (Y.) THEY CAME TO STAY, discovering meaning in the 18th century Cape country dwelling
220 pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2008. R320
Archaeologist Yvonne Brink seeks to understand more about the Dutch peasants who built the colonial farmsteads in the Cape winelands in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and why this style of architecture emerged only at the Cape and not in Dutch colonies in other parts of the world.
Brooks (R.) SEX, GENES & ROCK 'N' ROLL, how evolution has shaped the modern world
303 pp., paperback, Sydney & Cape Town, 2011. R275
Rob Brooks demonstrates how an evolutionary perspective can provide useful and interesting insights into many twenty-first century problems.

Includes a long chapter on polygamy using President Zuma as an example.

"In this engaging and witty book, biologist Rob Brooks shows how human nature interacts with social and economic conditions to explain some of the most troubling aspects of modern human life - obesity, environmental degradation, over-population, sexual conflict, female-biased abortion, and heavy-metal music. His science is good, his writing is clear, and his policy suggestions would make the world a better place. A must-read for the evo-curious." Geoffrey Miller, author of "The Mating Mind" and "Spent".

"Finally, a book about evolution that's as readable as a 'Rolling Stone' article without any loss of depth or rigour. On the contrary, even as he stage-dives into the most controversial subjects, Brooks' rock and roll writing style still comes fast and feverish with the facts, a dazzling tour of the hidden evolutionary logic behind modern life." Baba Brinkman, creator of "The Rap Guide to Evolution".

Rob Brooks is Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of New South Wales. In 2010 he was made an Australian Research Council Professorial Research Fellow and awarded the Australian Academy of Science's Fenner Medal.
Broster (J.A.) text & Bourn (H.C.) photo. AMAGQIRHA, religion, magic and medicine in Transkei
126 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1982. OUT OF PRINT
"In their own words, with the author as their interpreter, the amagqirha describe their calling and discuss the religious, magical and medicinal aspects of their profession."

Joan Broster is also the author of "Red Blanket Valley", "Tembu" and "African Elegance" (with Alice Mertens).
Byala (S.) A PLACE THAT MATTERS YET, John Gubbins's MuseumAfrica in the postcolonial world
330pp., illus., paperback, Chicago, 2013. R695
Sara Byala traces the history of MuseumAfrica in Johannesburg. The museum, formerly known as the Africana Museumn, was established in 1933, when the Johannesburg Public Library bought a large quantity of African material culture and books from John Gaspard Gubbins. The museum's scope widened to include all aspects of African cultural history and material culture. In 1994 the museum was refurbished and renamed Museum Africa.

"Sara Byala has given us a meticulously detailed and researched account of the history and transformation of a single institution: MuseumAfrica. In so doing she reminds the reader of the value of micro-history as a tool for comprehending the broader issues raised by museological developments in South Africa today." Annie Coombes, University of London

Historian Sara Byala is Senior Writing Fellow in the Center for Progress in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania.
Caminero-Santangelo (B.) & Myers (G.) eds. ENVIRONMENT AT THE MARGINS, literary and environmental studies in Africa
295 pp., paperback, Athens, 2011. R340
A collection of essays that analyse writings by African colonial administrators and literary authors, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation and development in Africa and exploring alternative narratives offered by writers and environmental thinkers.

Contributions include:
"'A Beautiful Country Badly Disfigured': enframing and reframing Eric Dutton's 'The Basuto of Basutoland'" by Garth Myers
"'Hunter of Elephants, Take Your Bow!' A historical analysis of nonfiction writing about elephant hunting in southern Africa" by Jane Carruthers
"Waste and Postcolonial History: an ecocritical reading of J.M.Coetzee's 'Age of Iron'" by Anthony Vital
"Never a Final Solution: Nadine Gordimer and the environmental unconscious" by Byron Caminero-Santangelo
"Inventing Tradition and Colonizing the Plants: Ngugi was Thiong'o's 'Petals of Blood' amd Zakes Mda's 'The Heart of Redness'" by Laura Wright.

"Ecocritical studies have long neglected the postcolonial regions of the world, so its refreshing and timely to see a collection of essays focused entirely on Africa. This collection is the first of its kind and as such is positioned to make a vital intervention in postcolonial, ecocritical, and African studies." Elizabeth DeLoughrey, co-editor of "Postcolonial Ecologies: literatures of the environment"

Byron Caminero-Santangelo is an associate professor of English at the University of Kansas.
Garth Myers is Paul E.Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban and International Studies in the Center for Urban and Global Studies and Department of International Studies at Trnity College, Hartford.
Campion (D.) photo. & Shields (S.) text WHERE FIRE SPEAKS, a visit with the Himba
164 pp., map, illus., paperback, Vancouver, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
Introduction by Hugh Brody.

Photographer David Campion and writer Sandra Shields spent two months living with the Himba documenting the effects of development on their traditional way of life.
Carton (B.), Laband (J.) & Sithole (J.) eds. ZULU IDENTITIES, being Zulu, past and present
633 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Pietermaritzburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "Reflections on the Politics of Being 'Zulu'" by John Wright,
"Cattle Symbolism in Zulu Culture" by W.D.Hammond-Tooke,
"'Bloodstained Grandeur': colonial and imperial stereotypes of Zulu warriors and Zulu warfare" by John Laband,
'"What Do Red-Jackets Want in Our Country?': the Zulu response to the British invasion of 1879" by Ian Knight,
"Imperial Appropriations: Baden-Powell, the Wood Badge and the Zulu 'Iziqu'" by Jeff Guy,
"Healing and Harming: medicine, madness, witchcraft and tradition" by Karen Flint and Julie Parle,
"Beauty in the Hard Journey: defining trends in twentieth-century Zulu art" by Fiona Rankin-Smith,
"Cry, the Beloved Country: a murder in Alan Paton's country, 1999" by Jonny Steinberg,
"'So that I will be a Marriageable Girl': 'umemulo' in contemporary Zulu society" by Thenjiwe Magwaza,
"Virginity Testing: a backward-looking response to sexual regulation in the HIV/AIDS crisis" by Tessa Marcus,
"Zulu Identity in the International Context" by Bill Freund, and much more.

Benedict Carton is Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, Virginia, USA.
John Laband is Professor of HIstory at Wilfid Laurier University, Canada.
Jabulani Sithole is a lecturer in Historical Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Centre for African Instrumental Music & Dance (CIIMDA) & Music Department, University of Pretoria pr SANGOMA DANCE AESTHETIC, choreographing spirituality
60 minutes, DVD + 12 pp. booklet, South Africa, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
The dance on this DVD was recorded at the home of the Sangoma doyenne, Catherine Hlongwane, at Rietgat-Lethlcaneng, Northwest Province, South Africa, on 26 March 2005. "The dances in the video were recorded in a social-spiritual Sangoma session specially staged for the purpose. It became mandatory for the cooperating Sangoma Chieftain, Canny, to consult and obtain special supernatural approval on our behalf before the dance ceremony was planned, staged and recorded as extraordinary Sangoma theatre arts performance. Thus the phenomenal incidents of visiting ancestor spirits that normally occurs in a typical Sangoma ceremony were avoided. The performances and other activities in this recording, nevertheless, capture the conventional theatrical features as well as social-spiritual atmosphere of a typical Sangoma event".
Chirikure (S.) et al MAPUNGUBWE RECONSIDERED, a living legacy, exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state
151pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback , Johannesburg, 2015. R250
This is a combined edition of two previous publications, "Mapungubwe, a living legacy" and "Mapungubwe Reconsidered: exploring beyond the rise and decline of the Mapungubwe state".

Mapungubwe is one of the most important Iron Age sites in southern Africa and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2003.
Coetzee (R.) A FEAST FROM NATURE, !garob=un, food culture of the first humans on planet earth
232pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Hermanus, 2015. R575
Renate Coetzee documents what the San hunter-gatherers and the Khoi-Khoin pastoral herders ate and how they prepared what they ate.

Preface by Himla Soodyall. Foreword by Mark Solms.

First South African publication printed on stone paper, made from construction waste and/or stone, without using water or cellulose.

Renate Coetzee is also the author of "South African Culinary Tradition", "Funa, food from Africa", and "Kukumakranka - Khoi-Khoin culture, customs and creative cooking".
Comaroff (J.) & (J.) THE TRUTH ABOUT CRIME, sovereignty, knowledge, social order
347pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
First published in the USA in 2016.

"'The Truth about Crime' is replete with original insights. Reflecting on the disproportionate relationship between fear and actual danger in a number of major countries, Jean and John Comaroff explain why criminality, although far from matching many other potential sources of public peril, elicits much more civic outrage. We learn how changes in the meaning of criminality and the nature of crime-and-policing are associated with the recent shift in the relationship between capital, governance, and the state. We also learn how these developments in both the United States and the Republic of South Africa have resulted in steps taken to discipline or control certain groups defined or viewed as threatening. This is a compelling book, a must-read for scholars and laypersons alike." William Julius Wilson, author of "The Truly Disadvantaged"

"The Comaroffs’ constant articulation of sparkling ethnographic vignettes, rich statistical data, and highly imaginative insights makes for a truly effervescent argumentation, creative and, at the same time, thoroughly documented. With this combination they offer a powerful book that newly addresses a theme that is becoming central all over the world: our increasing obsession with (in)security." Peter Geschiere, author of "Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust"

Jean Comaroff is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology and an Oppenheimer Fellow in African Studies at Harvard University.
John L. Comaroff is the Harold W. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. Together they have co-authored and co-edited numerous books, including "Of Revelation and Revolution", volumes 1 and 2, "Ethnography and the Historical Imagination", and "Law and Disorder in the Postcolony".
Comaroff (J.) & (J.) THEORY FROM THE SOUTH, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa
222pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Stellenbosch, 2014. R410
First published in the USA in 2011.

Jean and John Comaroff explore how we might understand and explain democracy, law, national borders, labour and capital, religion and the occult, liberalism and multiculturalism, and several other issues, with theory developed in the Global South.

John Comaroff is currently the Hugh K. Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he is also Oppenheimer Research Fellow in African Studies. He is also an Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Jean Comaroff is currently the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology at Harvard University. She is also Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Comaroff (J.L.) & (J.) ETHNICITY, INC.,
234 pp., colour illus., paperback, Chicago & Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R260
In this book John Comaroff and Jean Comaroff "explore a range of intriguing, disturbing, even absurd phenomena to analyze a new moment in the history of human identity: its rampant comodification. Ethno-theme parks; Native American casinos; Scotland the brand; a world religion declared to be intellectual property; San 'Bushmen' with patent rights potentially worth millions of dollars; nations acting as commercial enterprises; and the growth of marketing firms that target specific ethnic populations..."

"'Ethnicity, Inc.' will be a watershed for anyone looking for new ways to explain our neoliberal world. This extraordinarily lucid book is one of the most ambitious, wide-ranging, and thought-provoking pieces of anthropological scholarship written over the last few decades; it sets a standard other scholars can only hope to emulate." Matti Bunzi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

John Comaroff is the Harold W.Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation.
Jean Comaroff is the Bernard E. and Ellen C. Suny Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and director of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago.
Coplan (D.B.) IN TOWNSHIP TONIGHT!, three centuries of South African black city music and theatre
455 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1985) 2007. R275
A completely revised, expanded and updated edition of David Coplan's social history of black South Africa's city music, dance and theatre.

David Coplan is professor in and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of "Lyrics of the Basotho Migrants" and "In the Time of Cannibals: word music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants".
de Jongh (M.) A FORGOTTEN FIRST PEOPLE, the southern Cape Hessequa
123pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, (Cape Town), 2016. R375
The Hessequa, a "Khoekhoe community", pastured their cattle along the south-east Cape coast before the Europeans arrived.

Anthropologist Michael de Jongh is also the author of "Roots and Routes: the karretjie people of the Great Karoo" (winner of the Hiddingh-Currie Award for academic excellence and contrbution to society).
de Jongh (M.) ROOTS AND ROUTES, Karretjie People of the Great Karoo, the marginalisation of a South African First People
221 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R320
A study of the "Karretjie People" (Donkey Cart People), direct descendants of the /Xam (San/Bushmen), the earliest inhabitants of the Karoo interior. Itinerant sheep-shearers, this marginalised community roam the Karoo in their donkey carts in search of work, sleeping over on the roadside in make-shift overnight shelters.

Anthropologist Michael de Jongh is Professor Emeritus at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
de Lame (D.) & Rassool (C.) eds. POPULAR SNAPSHOTS AND TRACKS TO THE PAST, Cape Town, Nairobi, Lubumbashi
294 pp., paperback, Tervuren, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of essays on popular culture in three African cities.

Contributions include:
"Cape Town: the ambiguous heritage of creolization in South Africa" by Denis-Constant Martin,
"Apartheid's Icons in the New Museums: the making and remaking of settler histories" by Leslie Witz,
"Gazing at District Six: from fairyland to the Arab quarter" by Zuleigha Adams,
"Mapping Museum-Community Relations in Lwandle" by Bongani Mgijima and Vusi Buthelezi,
"Ethnography and Indigeneity in Post-Apartheid South Africa: continuities and contestations of culture" by Ciraj Rassool,
"'Refiguring' the Music Archives in South Africa" by Valmont Layne.
de Prada-Samper (J.) comp & ed THE MAN WHO CURSED THE WIND/ DIE MAN WAT DIE WIND VERVLOEK HET, and other stories from the Karoo/ en ander stories van die Karoo
352pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R440
Translations by Jaline de Villiers, Philip John, Sanet Lombard, Izak Meyer and Willemien van de Walt.

A selection of tales gathered in Afrikaans from present-day Karoo storytellers, presented here in English. Such tales were first documented among /xam hunter-gatherers in the 1870s by Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

"A real milestone. A terrific achievement." John Parkington, author of "Shorelines, Strandlopers and Shell Middens" and co-author of "First People, ancestors of the San"

"This is a treasure of tales thought long-forgotten, but found to be alive and well among Karoo storytellers." Don Pinnock

"A revelation, with far-reaching implications for the way the literature, culture and history of the region are understood." Michael Anthony Wessels, University of the Western Cape and author of "Bushman Letters"

José Manuel de Prada-Samper is a Spanish folkorist and translator. Currently he is a research associate in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town. He lives in Barcelona.
de Vries (F.) RIGTING BEDONNERD, op die spoor van die Afrikaner post-'94
408 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R220
Dutch journalist Fred de Vries travelled around South Africa asking Afrikaners whether they feel there is still place for them in the country and how they see their future. Prominent Afrikaners interviewed include Pieter Mulder, FW de Klerk, Antjie Krog, Rian Malan, Steve Hofmeyr, Koos Kombuis, Mark Kannemeyer, and Eben Venter.

"De Vries kyk met genadige oë na ons klomp. Hy praat met regses en linkses, sakemanne en kroegmanne, sonder om van enigiemand 'n karikatuur te maak." Dana Snyman

Originally published in Dutch as "Afrikaners, die lotgevallen van een volk op drift". Text in Afrikaans.
Delius (P.), Maggs (T.) & Schoeman (A.) FORGOTTEN WORLD, the stone-walled settlements of the Mpumalanga escarpment
157pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, (2014) 2016. R320
The history of the ruined settlements in Mpumalang known as Bokoni, the country of the Koni people.

Between Ohrigstad and Carolina, over 10 000 square kilometres of the escarpment are connected into a complex web of stone-walled homesteads, terraced fields and linking roads. The archaeological and historical research presented in "Forgotten World" demonstrates "that these settlements were at their peak between 1500 and 1820, that they housed a substantial population, organised vast amounts of labour for infrastructural development and displayed extraordinary levels of agricultural innovation and productivity" (from the back cover), and that the Koni were part of a trading system linked to the coast of Mozambique and the world of Indian Ocean trade.

Peter Delius is Professor of History at the University of the Witwatersrand. His latest books include "Mpumalanga: history and heritage" and "Mpumalanga, an illustrated history", both with Michael Hay, and "A Long Way Home: migrant worker worlds 1800-2014", co-edited with Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith.
In the 1960s archaeologist Tim Maggs did pioneering research on the precolonial black farming communities in the Free State. Retired to the Western Cape, he continues to cooperate in research projects on the Later Stone Age and early farming communities in the Western Cape, North West and especially Mpumalanga.
Alex Schoeman is a senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Delmas (A.) & Penn (N.) eds. WRITTEN CULTURE IN A COLONIAL CONTEXT, Africa and the Americas, 1500-1900
364 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R352
A collection of essays that focuses on writing during the colonial period in Africa and the Americas.

Contributions include:
"From Travelling to History: an outline of the VOC writing system during the 17th century" by Adrien Delmas,
"Written Culture and the Cape Khoikhoi: from travel writing to Kolb's 'Full Description'" by Nigel Penn,
"Nothing New Under the Sun: anatomy of a literary-historical polemic in colonial Cape Town circa 1880-1910" by Peter Merrington,
"To My Dear Minister: official letters of African Wesleyan evangelists in the late 19th century Transvaal" by Lize Kriel,
"Literacy and Land at the Bay of Natal: documents and practices across spaces and social economies" by Mastin Prinsloo,
"On Not Spreading the Word: ministers of religion and written culture at the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century" by Gerald Groenewald.

Adrien Delmas teaches history at Sciences-Po, Paris.
Nigel Penn is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "Rogues, Rebels and Runaways" (1999) and "The Forgotten Frontier" (2006).
Distiller (N.) SHAKESPEARE AND THE COCONUTS, on post-apartheid South African culture
245 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R250
Natasha Distiller examines historic and contemporary uses of Shakespeare in South African education and culture. She discusses the work of Can Themba, Bloke Modisane, Antony Sher, Stephen Francis, Rico Schacherl and Kopano Matlwa, amongst others, and includes the popular media and school textbooks.

"Natasha Distiller, of all scholars working on 'Shakespeare' and South Africa, asks the most interesting questions. She pushes us to think about our relationships not only to the oeuvre of a Renaissance poet-playwright, but to race, discourses of authenticity, national identifications, pedagogy, the institutions of literature in the country, and the place of South Africa in the global mediascape." Andrew van der Vlies, Queen Mary, University of London

"Distiller examines Shakespeare's place in South Africa's education and culture without universalising the contradictory forces that have made that position controversial and is thus able to provide both a fascinating account of current South African culture and a precise analytical model with which to challenge the concept of a single 'global' or 'post-colonial' Shakespeare." Kate McLuskie, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies, The Shakespeare Institute

Natasha Distiller is a writer and academic. She was, until recently, Associate Professor of English and Chief Research Officer of the Institute for the Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town.
Dodd (T.) & Cocks (M.) VOICES FROM THE FOREST, celebrating nature and culture in Xhosaland
229 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2012. R265
"This book is a celebration of the link between people and nature, and reveals how plants, animals and landscapes are profoundly reflected in Xhosa language, stories, poetry, religious rituals, healing practices and everyday customs that define Xhosa culture" from the introduction

Includes chapters on Xhosa medicine, magic and charms, rituals and rites, rites of passage, ceremonial crafts, and medicinal plants.

Tony Dodd is a plant taxonomist and ethnobotanist and is the curator of the Selmar Schonland Herbarium at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown.
Michelle Cocks is a research officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University.
Together Tony and Michelle facilitate a schools education programme called "Inkcubeko nendalo - Biocultural Diversity Education Programme". In 2009 they were awarded a certificate in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the category "Preserving Customs and Traditions" by the Provincial Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture at the Annual Achievers Award Ceremony. In the same year Michelle received the Achiever Award for Woman Researcher in the category "Indigenous Knowledge Systems" from the Department of Science and Technology.
Dubin (S.C.) SPEARHEADING DEBATE, culture wars & uneasy truces
329 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R240
A collection of essays in which Steven Dubin analyses a range of controversies regarding race and ethnicity, sexuality, religion, and national identity, from Brett Murray's "The Spear" painting, to same-sex marriage, to the "De la Rey" and "Umshini Wam" songs.

Steven Dubin is Professor of Arts Administration at Columbia University in New York and Associate, Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, University of Johannesburg.
Dugmore (H.) & van Wyk (B-E.) MUTHI AND MYTHS, from the African bush
128 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2008. R199
Fifty-two accounts of the use of traditional medicine (muthi) in Africa. Many of these stories have been inherited through oral tradition and are written down here for the first time. The plants covered include Leopard Orchid, Baobab, Bitter Aloe, Marula, Wild Dagga, Sugarbush, Ghaap, Pennywort, Kalahari Fever Bush, African Potato, Devil's Claw, Rooibos, Cancer Bush, Hibiscus, Honeybush, Wild Ginger and Wild Olive.

Ben-Erik van Wyk is Professor of Botany at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Journalist and writer Heather Dugmore is also the author of "Big Cats of Mala Mala".
Duncan (P.) SOTHO LAWS AND CUSTOMS, a handbook based on decided cases in Basutoland together with the laws of Lerotholi
169 pp., hardback, d.w., Facsmilie Reprint, Morija, (1960) 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Facsimile reprint of the original 1960 edition, with a new foreword by W.C.M.Maqutu.

From 1950 to 1952 Patrick Duncan presided as Judicial Commissioner over the Appellate Court for cases of Basotho law and custom during the time when Lesotho was a British Protectorate.
Ebrahim (M.H.) THE CAPE HAJJ TRADITION, past & present
233 pp., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2009. R177
"This wonderful piece of social history delves into the rich world of the Cape hajj. It describes in great detail the particular traditions and ceremonies before and after hajj that are associated with the Cape Town Muslim community and recalls the particular status that was given to the hajj at the Cape - a status reflected in the hajj's dress and demeanour. The author sketches a vivid picture of the main players in the local hajj industry - the travel agents, the hajj operators and the regulatory bodies - and also dutifully tracks the many changes - cultural, economic and political - that have characterized the Cape hajj experience over the three centuries." Dr Salie Abrahams, Rector, International Peace University South Africa

Mogamat Hoosain Ebrahim is a lecturer and departmental head in the Faculty of Islamic Studies at International Peace University South Africa (IPSA). He is also associated with the Jam'iya tus Sabr mosque and madrasah complex in Primrose Park, serving on its executive and heading its madarasah.
Ellert (H.) MOÇAMBIQUE MOSAIC, the material culture of Moçambique
420pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, No Place, 2013. R950
This ethnography includes pottery, pipes, basketry, stools, household objects, clothing and adornments, spears, bows and arrows, swords, dancing weapons, musical instruments, and vessels for food and drink.

Henrik Ellert was born in Denmark and grew up in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He was educated in Zimbabwe, Denmark and Portugal - and now divides his time between Denmark and southern Africa. He professional experience focuses mainly on private sector development in Africa and his work takes him to most southern and east African countries.
Eloff (F.) & du Toit (K.) SACRED SPACES AND CONTESTED IDENTITIES, space and ritual dynamics in Europe and Africa
391pp., illus., maps, paperback, Trenton, 2014. R550
Contributions include:
"Sacred Space and the Ritual of the Anthill: southern African reflections" by Mogomme Masoga and Philip Nel
"The Making of Eastern Free State Pilgrimage" by Shirley du Plooy
"Economic versus Symbolic Owership of Sacred Sites in the Eastern Free State: contestations of the sacred" by Philip Nel
"Constructing 'National' Sacred Space(s) - Notes, Queries and Positions: the case of the South African Freedom Park monument" by Mogomme Masoga.

Paul Post is Professor of Ritual Studies, School of Humanities, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
Philip Nel taught at the University of the Free State from 1975 to 2009. In 2007 he established a Centre for Africa Studies at the university, where he is currently an associate researcher.
Walter van Beek is Professor of Anthropology of Religion, School of Humanities, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
Eoan History Project EOAN, our story
260 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2013. R325
A history of the Eoan Group, a cultural organisation for the coloured community of Cape Town founded in District Six in the 1933 by Helen Southern-Holt. The group performed opera, ballet and drama and from the 1950s to the 1970s was very popular, but because of South African's racial policies, could not perform with white opera and ballet companies. The book is based on the Eoan archive housed at the University of Stellenbosch, and extensive interviews with former Eoan members.

"This is an important book that deserves to be on the bookshelf of every South African concerned about the past, present and future of the country. Its value lies not least in the multitude of voices allowed to speak from its pages, but also in that it demonstrates a powerful commitment to human potential beyond political concerns. This oral history project gives us perspectives on nearly eight decades of the Eoan group's existence, and in so doing, lets us relive their passionate struggle through a particularly troubled past in South African history." Athol Fugard
Ewen (E.) & Ewen (S.) TYPECASTING, on the arts & sciences of human inequality, a history of dominant ideas
555 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Ewen & Ewen explore the relationship between "stereotyping as a persistent social, cultural and mental pratice" and "the emergence of a global economy, colonialism, the matrix of urban life, and the rise of democratic and egalitarian movements and ideas."

"With exceptional and profound research on visual culture, Ewen & Ewen have captured a wide-angle view of the impact of racial imaging. Using the history of art as well as popular imagery, they demonstrate the complexity found in mapping and reading this legacy." Deborah Willis

Elizabeth Ewen in Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of American Studies at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Stuart Ewen in CUNY Distinguished Professor of Film & Media Studies at Hunter College and in Ph.D programmes in history and sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Field (S.), Meyer (R.) & Swanson (F.) eds. IMAGINING THE CITY, memories and cultures in Cape Town
240 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R235
A selection of oral histories drawn from people who live and work in Cape Town researched, written and produced by the staff and students of the Centre for Popular Memory at the University of Cape Town.

Contents include "Sites of Memory in Langa" by Sean Field,
"Between Waking and Dreaming: living with urban fear, paradox and possibility" by Renate Meyer,
"'Catch with the eye': stories of Muslim food in Cape Town" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"'Julle kan ma New York toe gaan, ek bly in die Manenberg': an oral history of jazz in Cape Town from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s" by Colin Miller,
"'Die SACS kom terug': intervarsity rugby, masculinity and white identity at the University of Cape Town, 1960s-1970s" by Felicity Swanson,
"'The quickest way to move on is to go back': bomb blast survivors' narratives of trauma and recovery" by Anastasia Maw,
"Da Struggle Kontinues into the 21st Century: two decades of nation-conscious rap in Cape Town" by Ncedisa Mkonyeni, and more.

Sean Field is the Director of the Centre for Popular Memory and Senior Lecturer in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town. Both Renate Meyer And Felicity Swanson work at the Centre, Meyer as the Senior Audio-Visual Archivist and Swanson as a researcher.
Fisch (M.) THE WORLD OF THE TRADITIONAL HUNTERS ALONG THE KAVANGO RIVER,
274 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
This book on the traditional hunting culture of the Bantu-speaking tribes living along the middle course of the Kavango River in north-eastern Namibia was first published in 1994 in German. This revised edition was translated into English by L.Hoffmann.
Flint (K.E.) HEALING TRADITIONS, African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948
274 pp., illus., paperback, Athens & Pietermaritzburg, 2008. R265
Karen Flint examines changes in the medical, social and political role of healers in the Zulu kingdom and investigates how local ideas of health and healing changed under white rule.

Karen E. Flint is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina.
Fontein (J.) THE SILENCE OF GREAT ZIMBABWE, contested landscapes and the power of heritage
246 pp., illus., paperback, London & Harare, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Based on ethnological field work around Great Zimbabwe, as well as archival research in the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, the National Archives of Zimbabwe and at the World Heritage Centre in Paris. Joost Fontein examines the position of Great Zimbabwe "in contests between, and among individuals within, the Nemanwa, Charumbira and Mugabe clans over land, power and authority."

Joost Fontein is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Anthropology at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh.
Geschiere (P.), Meyer (B.) & Pels (P.) eds. READINGS IN MODERNITY IN AFRICA,
226 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Oxford, etc., 2008. R260
Essays include "The African Renaisance, South Africa & the World" by Thabo Mbeki,
"The Resurgance of Chiefs: retribution & modernity in post-1994 South Africa" by Lungisile Ntsebeza,
"Chiefs! Law, power & culture in contemporary South Africa" by Barbara Oomen,
"Two Texts on Chiefs in Present-day South Africa: a renaissance of tradition" by Peter Pels,
"The New Africans: between nativism & cosmopolitanism" by Achille Mbembe, and
"Witch-hunting & Political Legitimacy: continuity & change in Green Valley, Lebowa, 1930-91" by Isak A.Niehaus.
Goodnow (K.) CHALLENGE AND TRANSFORMATION, museums in Cape Town and Sydney
221 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Paris, 2006. R450
This book is built around a series of case studies undertaken in Australia and South Africa, where ethnographical museums, historic sites and art galleries have had to come to terms with diversity and change. "The case studies present the ethical foundations of the methodological approach as well as the processes necessary for transforming the museums, especially through new aspects of design and display and new policies for staffing and training."

Introduction by Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London, Professor at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts and previously CEO of IZIKO Museums of Cape Town.
Epilogue by Jatti Brdedkamp, the current CEO at IZIKO Museums.

Katherine Goodnow is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway,
Gordon (D.M.) & Krech (S.) INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, and the environment in Africa and North America
335 pp., hardback, Athens, 2012. R650
A collection of essays which argue that the forms of knowledge identified as 'indigenous', rather than being "pure and primordial cultural artifacts", resulted from "strategies to control environmental resources during and after colonial encounters" from the back cover

Contributions include"
"Nation-Building Knowledge", Dutch indigenous knowledge and the invention of white South Africanism, 1890-1909" by Lance van Sittert
"Locust Invasions and Tensions over Environmental and Bodily Health in the Colonial Transkei" by Jacob Tropp
"Reinventing 'Traditional' Medicine in SOuth Africa, traditional authorities and the constitutional challenge to the 2004 Communal Land Rights Act" by Derick Fay.

David Gordon is Associate Professor of History at Bowdoin College.
Shepard Krech III is Professor Emeritus of ANthropology at Brown University and a research associate in the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Grundlingh (A.M.) & Huigen (S.) eds. VAN VOLKSMOEDER TOT FOKOFPOLISIEKAR, kritiese opstelle oor Afrikaanse herinneringsplekke
221 pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2008. R190
A collection of critical essays on cultural symbols shared by Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.

Contributions include "Koos Kombuis en die Kollektiewe Herinnering" by Siegried Huigen and Albert Grundlingh,
"Die Volksmoeder, 'n beeld van 'n vrou" by Elsabé Brink,
"'n Kleurlingkenner se Kleurling" by Heim Willemse,
"Die Etende Afrikaner, aantekeninge vir 'n klein tipologie" by Marlene van Niekerk,
"Bantoe - van abantu na ubuntu" by Kees van der Waal,
"Rugby" and "Waarom 'n Spook as 'n Leier? Die 'De la Rey'-fenomeen en die herskep van herinneringe, 2006-2007" by Albert Grundlingh,
"Die Geweldige Gewel van die Kaap" by Hans Fransen,
"Boeremusiek" and "Die Stem" by Stephanus Muller, and
"'In Wrede Woede het Ek die Hand wat Beheer Gebyt', die opkoms van Afrikaanse (punk)rockmusiek" by Annie Klopper.

Gupta (P.), Hofmeyr (I.) & Pearson (M.) eds. EYES ACROSS THE WATER, navigating the Indian Ocean
394 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R315
Foreword by Amitav Ghosh.

A collection of papers on the Indian Ocean world, re-emerging as a major arena in world politics in the twenty-first century. These papers were first presented at a colloquium hosted by the South Africa/ India Research Thrust at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007. Two additional essays were solicited after the conference.

Contributions include "Africa as a Fault Line in the Indian Ocean" by Isabel Hofmeyr,
"The Unwieldy Fetish: desire and disavowal of Indianness in South Africa" by Thomas Blom Hansen,
"The South African Indian Film Industry: new directions in Indian commercial and disporic cinema" by Stefanie Lotter,
"'African Appendix': distortion, forgery and superfluity on a southern littoral" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Navigating Difference: gender, miscegenation and Indian domestic space in twentieth-century Durban" by Jon Soske, and
"Transnational Spaces, Islam and the Interaction of Indian and African Identity Strategies in South African During and After Apartheid" by Preben Kaarsholm.

Pamila Gupta is a researcher at WISER, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.
Isable Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature and Acting Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Pearson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Hadland (A.), Louw (E.), Sesanti (S.) & Wasserman (H.) eds. POWER, POLITICS AND IDENTITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN MEDIA, selected seminar papers
403 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R180
Most of these essays, which explore the relationship between identity and the media in contemporary South Africa, were presented at an international conference in Stellenbosch in 2006.

Essays include "Media, Youth, Violence and Identity in South Africa: a theoretical appraoch" by Abebe Zegeye,
"'National' Public-Service Boradcasting: contradictions and dilemmas" by Ruth Teer-Tomaselli,
"The Mass Subject in Antjie Krog's 'Country of My Skull'" by Anthea Garman,
"Tsotsis, Coconuts and Wiggers: Black masculinity and contemporary South African media" by Jane Stadler,
"The Media and the Zuma/Zulu Culture: an Afrocentric perspective" by Simphiwe Sesanti, and
"Online Coloured Identities: a virtual ethnography" by Tanja Bosch.
Hamilton (C.) & Leibhammer (N.) eds. TRIBING AND UNTRIBING THE ARCHIVE, identity and the material record in southern KwaZulu-Natal in the late independent and colonial periods, volumes one & two
2 vols., 638pp. continuously paginated, 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperbacks, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R1305
"These volumes track how the domain of the tribal and traditional was marked out and came to be sharply distinguished from modernity, how it was denied a changing history and an archive, and was endowed instead with a timeless culture. These volumes also offer strategies for engaging with the materials differently - from the interventions effected in contemporary artworks to the inserting of nameless, timeless objects of material culture into histories of individualized and politicized experience." from the back cover

Includes contributions from Carolyn Hamilton, Nessa Leibhammer, Nontobeko Ntombela, Sandra Klopper, Hlonipha Mokoena, Anitra Nettleton, Jeff Guy, Norman Etherington, and others.

Carolyn Hamilton holds the National Research Foundation Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.
Nessa Leibhammer is a Research Fellow in the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town.
Harries (P.) BUTTERFLIES & BARBARIANS, Swiss missionaries & systems of knowledge in South-East Africa
286 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg etc., 2007. R220
"Swiss missionaries played an important role in explaining Africa to the literate world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book emphasises how these European intellectuals, brought to deep rural areas of south-eastern Africa by their vocation, formulated and ordered knowledge about the continent.".

Patrick Harries is Professor of History at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Haupt (A.) STEALING EMPIRE, P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
264 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R160
Adam Haupt "poses the question, 'What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation?'" He "explores arguments about copyright via peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms such as Napster, free speech struggles, debates about access to information and open content licences", and analyses "counterdiscourses produced by South African hip-hop artists".

Adam Haupt is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Healy-Clancy (M.) & Hickel (J.) eds. EKHAYA, the politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal
278 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R310
A collection of essays that examine how the home has changed through time in direct relation to broader economic and political transformations in KwaZulu-Natal.

Contributions include:
"Colonial Transformations and the Home" by Jeff Guy
"Familial Authority, Political Authority and the Life of a Female Chief in Colonial Natal" by Eva Jackson
"Engineering the Township Home: domestic transformations and urban revolutionary consciousness" by Jason Hickel
"'House' and 'Home': changing meanings and practices in a post-apartheid township" by Judith Singleton
"Beneath the 'Zunami': Jacob Zuma and the gendered politics of social reproduction in South Africa" by Mark Hunter

Social historian Megan Healy-Clancy teaches in History and Literature and in Social Studies at Harvard University. She is also the author of "A World of Their Own".
Anthropologist Jason Hickel teaches at the London School of Economics.
Heidenreich-Seleme (L.) & O'Toole (S.) eds. AFRICAN FUTURES, thinking about the future in word and image
343pp., colour illus., paperback, Bielefeld, 2016. R490
This publication documents and extends the enquiries of the multi-city African Futures festivals held in Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi, as well as related satellite events held in New York and São Paulo, in 2015. African Futures, a project of the Goethe-Institut South Africa, brings together artists, cultural activists and academics on the theme of the future, in the hope of building bridges between art, technology and intellectual discourse.

Contributions from South Africa include:
"Access to Ghosts" by Tegan Bristow
"Slipping" by Lauren Beukes
"Angazi, but am Sure" by Ntone Djabe
"Of Wastelands and Landfills" by Raimi Gbadamosi
"Influences of a Closet Chant" by Albert 'Ibokwe' Khoza
"Africa in the New Century" by Achille Mbembe
"My Aunt Nomaliso" by Chumisa Ndakisa
"Radical Sharing" by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
"Future Shock Lost" by Rowan Smith
"Leaping Out" by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum.

Lien Heidenreich-Seleme is head of cultural programmes sub-Saharan Africa at the Goethe-Institut South Africa.
Sean O'Toole is a journalist, art-critic, editor and writer based in Cape Town.
Hell (J.) & Schonle (A.) eds. RUINS OF MODERNITY,
511 pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2010. R315
A collection of essays on how we look at, write about and represent ruins.

Contributions include:
"Cities, Citizenship, and other 'Joburg Stories'" by Lucia Saks
"Colonial Melancholy and Fordist Nostalgia: the ruinscapes of Namibia and Detroit" by George Steinmetz
"Invisible at a Glance: indigenous cultures of the past, ruins, archaeological sites, and our regimes of visibility" by Gustavio Verdesio.

Julia Hell is associate professor of German Studies at the University of Michigan.
Andreas Schonle is a professor of Russian studies at Queen Mary, University of London.
Higgins (M.) ed. HOLLYWOOD'S AFRICA AFTER 1994,
274 pp., paperback, Athens, 2012. R325
A collection of essays that examine the West's and Hollywood's representations of Africa in the postapartheid era.

Contributions include:
"New Jack African Cinema: 'Dangerous Ground'; 'Cry, the Beloved Country'; and 'Blood Diamond'" by Bennetta Jules-Rosette, J.R.Osborn and Lea Marie Ruiz-Ade
"'It Is a Very Rough Game, Almost as Rough as Politics': rugby as visual metaphor and the future of the new South Africa in 'Invictus'" by Christopher Garland
"'Every Brother Ain't a Brother': cultural dissonance and Nigerian malaise in 'District 9's new South Africa" by Kimberly Nichele Brown
"Coaxing the Beast Out of the Cage: secrecy and disclosure in 'Red Dust' and 'Catch a Fire'" by Jane Bryce.

MaryEllen Higgins is Associate Professor of English at the Greater Allegheny Campus of Pennsylvania State University.
Hoffmann (A.) ed. WHAT WE SEE, reconsidering an anthropological collection from southern Africa: images, voices, and versioning
233 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Published to accompany the exhibition shown at the Slave Lodge, Cape Town, in 2009.

In 1931 the German artist Hans Lichtenecker created an archive of racial types by casting, measuring and photographing people in the Witzpütz police station in southern Namibia. He also recorded their voices on wax cylinders. The casts, voice recordings, anthropometrical photographs and other physical representations were exhibited at the colonial exhibition in Köln, Germany, in 1934. They were exhibited again in the 1980s in Windhoek.

This book engages with the anthropometrical archive and its canned voices theoretically, visually and artistically and provides transcriptions of many of the recorded texts, transcribed and translated here for the first time.

Essays include "Widerspenstige Simmen - Unruly Voices" and "Finding Words (of Anger)" by Anette Hoffmann,
"What One Does (Not) Hear. Approaching canned voices through Rancière" by Ruth Sonderegger,
"The Joy of Looking: early German anthropology, photography and audience formation" by Udo Krautwurst,
"South African Museums and Human Remains" by Matin Legassick and Ciraj Rassool, and
"Bones of Conflict" by Fiona Clayton.
Holland (H.) AFRICAN MAGIC, traditional ideas that heal a continent
237 pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2001) 2010. R170
A reprint of journalist Heidi Holland's book on Africa's traditional beliefs, illustrated through a collection of true stories.

Heidi Holland is also the author of "Dinner with Mugabe".
Israel (P.) IN STEP WITH THE TIMES, Mapiko masquerades of Mozambique
329pp., illus., maps, paperback, Athens, 2014. R495
"Marked by extensive fieldwork and deep understanding of Makonde culture and language, this pioneering study emphasizes the importance of performance to understanding the famous masked dance culture of the Makonde of Mozambique, especially the dynamic, changing nature of Makonde masking as it regularly reinvented itself in response to the shifting historical context." Edward Alpers, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles

"A mesmerising journey into a world of ever-evolving rural community consciousness, where athletics becomes aesthetics, rivalry reappears as revelry, critique chameleonises itself into celebration and magic, masquerade and materialism intertwine with and embrace each other. A provocative intellectual paean to the irrepressible inventiveness of a rural community that has been oppressed but never conquered. A dança continua!" Albie Sachs, former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Paolo Israel is a senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape.
Jackson (S.), Demissie (F.) & Goodwin (M.) eds. IMAGINING, WRITING, (RE)READING THE BLACK BODY,
188 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R263
A collection of essays that explore how the Black body "has been historically produced and constructed as an object of desire, menace, literary trope and political embodiment of the 'Other'". The book grew out of an international conference, "The Black Body: imagining, writing, and re(reading)", held at DePaul University in 2004.

Contributions include "Displaying Africans at l'Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris, 1931" by Fassil Demissie,
"Unshackling Black Women's Bodies" by Dorothy E.Roberts,
"Blackwomen's Bodies as Battlegrounds in Black Consciousness Literature: wayward sex and (interracial) rape as tropes in Staffrider, 1978-1982" by Pumla Dineo Gqola, and
"Black Bodies and the Representation of Blackness in Imagined Futures" by Sandra Jackson.
Jolly (R.) CULTURED VIOLENCE, narrative, social suffering, and engendering human rights in contemporary South Africa
184 pp., paperback, Liverpool & Pietermaritzburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Rosemary Jolly "explores contemporary South African culture as a test case for the achievement of democracy by constitutional means in the wake of prolonged and violent conflict. The books addresses key ethical issues, normally addressed from within the discourses of law, the social sciences, and health sciences, through narrative analysis. To make her argument, Rosemary Jolly draws from and juxtaposes narratives of profoundly different kinds: fictional narratives, such as the work of Nobel Laureate J.M.Coetzee; public testimony, from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and from Jacob Zuma's 2006 rape trial; and personal testimony, drawn from interviews undertaken by the author over the past ten years in South Africa." from the back cover

"Moving freely between testimony and fiction, social realities and their representations, Rosemary Jolly's admirable study engages unflinchingly with her subject, asking tough questions about the perpetuation of violence and the problem of complicity." Derek Attridge, University of York

Professor Rosemary Jolly holds appointments in the Department of English, Southern African Research Centre and Institute for Population and Public Health at Queen's University, Canada. Her previous books include "Colonization, Violence and Narration in White South African Writing" (1996), co-edited by Derek Attridge, and "Writing South Africa" (1997).
Joyce (P.) text & de la Harpe (R.) & (P.) photo. CULTURES OF SOUTH AFRICA, a celebration
144 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Records the history and the traditional way of life of South African's indigenous people, the San, Xhosa, Zulu, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Ndebele, Venda and Tswana.
Kapteijns (L.) & Richters (A.) eds. MEDIATIONS OF VIOLENCE IN AFRICA, fashioning new futures from contested pasts
265 pp., colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johanneburg, 2010. R240
Originally published in The Netherlands in 2010.

A collection of essays that analyse the violence of recent African wars from the perspectives of the people who experienced and witnessed them.

Contributions include:
"The Road, the Song and the Citizen: singing after violence in KwaZulu-Natal" by Liz Gunner,
"Testimonies of Suffering and Recasting the Meanings of Memories of Violence in Post-war Mozambique" by Victor Igreja,
"'The Balsak in the Roof: bush war experiences and mediations as related by white South African conscripts" by Diana Gibson.

Lidwien Kaptrijns is Professor of History at Wellesley College, USA.
Annemiek Richters is Professor of Culture, Health and Illness at Leiden University Medical Center and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.
Keeney (B.) BUSHMAN SHAMAN, awakening the spirit through ecstatic dance
231 pp., paperback, Rochester, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Bradford Keeney's description of his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen. He is a scholar of cultural studies for the Ringing Rocks Foundation and a cultural anthropologist at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California.
Khunou (S.) MOUNTAINS OF SPIRIT, the story of the royal Bakwena ba Mogopa of the north west, South Africa
306pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R320
A history of the Bakwena ba Mogopa, one of the largest traditional communities in South Africa, from its earliest beginnings as the Kwena tribe migrating from East Africa, the birth of the community as a distinct and independent lineage in the 1600s, the impact of land dispossession by the Boer settlers as they advanced from the Cape Colony, the impact of Christianity, and the attitudes and policies of colonial governments, the Union government, and apartheid.

Samuel Freddy Khunou is Associate Professor at the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Law Faculty, North West University (Mafikeng Campus).
Lainé (D.) photo. & text & Alexandre (P.) text AFRICAN KINGS,
157 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Berkeley, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Daniel Lainé's formal portraits of seventy tribal kings in Africa, in full regalia. The portraits are accompanied by brief biographies and historical notes on the tribe and the rituals and history associated with each ruler. Includes portraits of King Goodwill Zwelethini, King of the Zulu, Enok Makhosoki Mabena II, King of the Ndebele, Magjadji V, Zulu Rain Queen, and Xololizwe Sigcawu, King of the Xhosa. Also includes a chapter, "Origins of the African Kingdoms" by Pierre Alexandre.

Photographer Daniel Lainé was born in Auxerre in 9149. "African Kings", first published in French in 1991, won the Villa Médicis' Beyond the Wall Prize and first prize of the World Press Photo "People in the News" category in 1991.
Lange (M.) ed. WATER STORIES/ WATERSTORIES, original !Garib narrations about the Water Snake/ oorspronklike !Garib-vertellinge van die Waterslang
54 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R350
A collection of stories based on the responses of a group of Upington women of mixed cultural descent who shared their beliefs surrounding the Water Snake with Mary Lange. The women are: Johanna (Nana) de Wee, Martha van Rooi, Maria (Mokkie) Malo, Noxolo (Girlie) Prescilla Saaiman and Elizabeth (Bessa) Sixaxa. The original regional Afrikaans narrations have been supplemented with an English translation. The text is illustrated by regional artist Betta Steyn.

Mary Lange chairs ARROWSA: Art, Culture & Heritage for Peace and is an affiliate of The Centre for Communication, Media & Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Legassick (M.) & Rassool (C.) SKELETONS IN THE CUPBOARD, South African museums and the trade in human remains 1907-1917
114pp., illus., paperback, Second Updated Edition, Cape Town, (2000) 2015. R410
"This volume documents in historical detail the specific circumstances in which human remains were acquired by museums, and raises the emotive issue of what should be done to redress past wrongs." Patricia Davison, foreword to 2000 edition

Includes a new foreword by Lalou Meltzer. A new postscript by Ciraj Rassool and Martin Legassick discusses possible future approaches to the still unresolved challenges of repatriation and restitution.
Levine (S.) ed. MEDICINE AND THE POLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE,
200 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R350
A collection of essays that grew out of a seminar series held at the University of Cape Town in 2009, where anthropologists working in southern Africa, India and China were able to share ideas about the contested nature of medical knowledge and practice.

"'Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge' is an excellent and unsettling collection. It does what medical anthropology does best: forcing us readers to dig deeper, beyond our own methodological relativism, to confront what we really believe about power, rationalities, and science." Rayna Rapp, Professor and Associate Chair, Anthropology Department, New York University

Contributions include:
"The Rings Around Jonathan's Eyes: HIV and AIDS medicine at the margins of administration" by Oliver Human
"True Believers or Modern Believers: HIV science and the work of the Dr Raath Foundation" by Christopher J.Colvin
"Testing Knowledge: legitimacy, healing and medicine in South Africa" by Susan Levine
"Biochemical and Traditional Knowledge in the Search for Healing in Namibia" by Diana Gibson nd Estelle Oosthuysen.

Susan Levine is a senior lecturer in the School of Gender and African Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town.
Margaretten (E.) STREET LIFE UNDER A ROOF, youth homelessness in South Africa
213pp., illus., maps, paperback, Champaign, 2015. R495
In this book Emily Margaretten draws on ten years of fieldwork to explore life at Point Place, a condemned, off the grid, five story apartment building in Durban that is home to over a hundred teenagers and young adults.

"An exemplary ethnography of post-apartheid life. Margaretten takes us to a place that few people know even exists: a self-run shelter for homeless young people in Durban. What emerges is a searing portrait of drugs, violence, and AIDS but also of compassion, loyalty, and humanity." Mark Hunter, author of "Love in a Time of AIDS: inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa"

"An important contribution to the anthropology of youth in Africa. Margaretten's rich, experience-near, ethnographic descriptions support a complex analysis of the lives of South African street youth in a context of dramatic inequality. It is nearly impossible to read 'Street Life under a Roof' without feeling a connection with the youth of Point Place and taking a deep interest in their struggles with love, family, and money." Daniel Mains, author of "Hope Is Cut: youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia"

Emily Margaretten is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ripon College.

Masilela (N.) THE CULTURAL MODERNITY OF H.I.E.DHLOMO,
248 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2007. R275
Herbert Isaac Ezra Dhlomo (1903-1956) was one of the most well-known intellectuals of the New Africa Movement, together with Solomon Plaatje, Thomas Mofolo, Peter Abrahams, Harold Cressey, Mahatma Gandhi, Nadine Gordimer and Ezekiel Mphahlele.

Ntongela Masilela discusses Dhlomo's contribution to the New African Movement and the construction of New African modernity through his work as a playwright, short-story writer, essayist, poet, journalist and violinist. He focuses on articles and essays Dhlomo wrote for the newspapers, "Umteteli wa Bantu", "The Bantu World", "Inkundla ya Bantu" and "Ilanga lase Natal".

Ntongela Masilela is Professor of English and World Literature and Professor of Creative Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he is also Director of the H.I.E.Dhlomo Centre for African Intellectual History.
Maticka-Tyndale (E.), Tiemoko (R.) & Makinwa-Adebusoye (P.) eds. HUMAN SEXUALITY IN AFRICA, beyond reproduction
244 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "Sex Education: do our teens do it?" by Scholatica Nganda,
"Sexuality and the Marriage Institution in Islam: an appraisal" by Hajiya Bilikisu Yusuf,
"Married Couples and the Expression of Sexuality During and After Middle Age" by Michael Moloney,
"Health and the Individual Right to Sexual Pleasure and Choice" by Sophie B.Oluwole, and
"Sexuality and Religion in the Time of AIDS" by Barbara Schmid.

Eleanor Maticka-Tybdale is Professor of Sociology and Canda Research Chair in Social Justice and Sexual Health at the University of Windsor, Canada.
Richmond Tiemoko is Director of the Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC).
Paulina Makinwa-Adebusoye is presently a member of of the Advisory and Review Group of the Migration and Development Research Centre on Migrastion, Globalization and Poverty, University of Sussex, and a member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Japan.
Mditshwa (M.) TRACING OUR ORIGINS, the story of Bantu people
182 pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2014. R200
A self-published book on the origins and culture of the Bantu people, and the devastating impact of Christianity and racism.
Meltzer (L.) et. al. GHOEMA & GLITTER, New Year Carnival in Cape Town
18 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A booklet based on the exhibition held at Iziko Museum, Cape Town in 2010, which explored the history and traditions of Cape Town's New Year Carnival and its roots in the experiences of colonial slavery.
Messelaar (A.) FORGOTTEN BUT NOT BURIED,
92pp., illus., map, paperback, No Place, 2015. R265
Aȁron Martin William Messelaar writes about Griqua history and culture. He grew up in Campbell near Kimberley and was raised by people close to Adam Kok IV, whom he recognises as the leader of the Griqua nation. In this book he discusses the rituals, customs and traditional practices that are observed in raising both boy and girl children.
Miller (P.) text & illus. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA,
310 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1979. OUT OF PRINT
Introduction by T.V.Bulpin.

An illustrated selection of the myths and legends of the different peoples of southern Africa.

Moletsane (R.), Mitchell (C.) & Smith (A.) WAS IT SOMETHING I WORE?, dress identity materiality
372 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R380
A collection of essays on the significance of clothing in the construction of identity.

"'Was It Something I Wore?' is one of the mot compelling books I have read on any subject in a long time. It is a must-read for scholars not only in South Africa, but world-wide. A stunning multi-disciplinary collection of essays on the significance of clothing to understanding the complexities of individual, collective, and national experiences, this book illustrates in meticulous detail the many ways in which dress really matters." Sandra Weber, Professor of Education, Concordia University, Montreal.

Contributions include:
"'White' women in 'black' clothing: overtures towards 'Africanness' in dress in a South African context" by Juliette Leeb-du Toit
"Gender and Politics of the Basotho Blanket" by Mathabo Khau
"'Ayashisa 'mateki': Converse All Stars and the making of African masculinities" by Kopano Ratele
"Do Clothes Make a (Wo)man? Exploring the role of dress in shaping South African domestic workers' identities" by Sithabile Ntomela
"Dressing Sex/ Wearing a Condom: exploring social constructions of sexuality through a social semiotic analysis of the condom" by Ran Tao and Claudia Mitchell,
"Who Wears the Trousers Here? Women teachers and the politics of gender and the dress code in South African schools" by Pontso Moorosi
"'Angeke ngibe isitabane': the perceived relationship between dress and sexuality among young African men at the University of KwaZulu-Natal" by Thabo Msibi
"Wearing Our Hearts On Our Sleeves: the t-shirt and the South African activist agenda" by Relebohile Moletsane and Peliwe Lolwana
"Rewriting the Script: drag, dress and the body politic" by Crawl Evans and Robert J Balfour.

Relebohile Moletane is a professor and the JL Dube Chair of Rural Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Claudia Mitchell is James McGill Professor in the Faculty of Education, McGill University, Canada, and an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Ann Smith teaches Business Communication and Business Writing skills at the Wits Business School and is Adjunct Professor at McGill University, Canada, where she lectures in literary theory.
Morrow (S.) THE FIRES BENEATH, the life of Monica Wilson, South African anthropologist
443pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R350
The biography of Monica Wilson née Hunter (1908-1982). Born to missionary parents in Lovedale in the Eastern Cape, she gained a doctorate in anthropology from Cambridge in 1934. She married Godfrey Wilson in 1935, and they undertook fieldwork with the Nyakyusa in Tanzania between 1935 and 1938. Godfrey Wilson committed suicide in 1944. Monica taught at the University College of Fort Hare from 1944 to 1946 and at Rhodes University from 1947 to 1951. She was Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town from 1952 until she retired in 1973.

"This book is a treasure - an intimate, illuminating portrait of two extraordinary human beings, written with grace, with respectfulness and with sympathetic curiosity. Monica and Godfrey's marriage illuminates with unusual clarity the relationship between the intellectual and the erotic life and speaks vividly to the connections between thinking, loving and being alive." Jonny Steinberg, author of "The Number", "Midlands" and "Three-Letter Plague"

"This is a rich and illuminating intellectual biography of one of Southern Africa's most important twentieth-century social anthropologists, but it is much more besides. Morrow's meticulous research and sensitive account reveals the wider political tensions inherent in apartheid-era social science research, and the personal consequences of intellectual positions." Professor Megan Vaughan

Seán Morrow is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Fort Hare and a professional editor.
Mtuze (P.) INTRODUCTION TO XHOSA CULTURE,
168pp., illus., paperback, Alice, 2004. R210
In this book Peter Mtuze explores pre-colonial Xhosa life and what practices survive in present day Xhosa society.

Priest, poet and academic Peter Mtuze was Director of the Xhosa Dictionary project at the University of Fort Hare (1987-1988). At Rhodes University he was Professor and Head of the Department of African Languages (1988-2000), Head of Department and Professor of Xhosa, Deputy Director (2000-2002) and Deputy Registrar (2002-2006). Currently he is Chair of Molteno Project Board of Directors. He is also the Publication Coordinator of Vivlia Publishers.
Murove (M.F.) ed. AFRICAN ETHICS, an anthology of comparative and applied ethics
461 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R295
A collection of essays that focuses on the concept of "Ubuntu" and its relevance today.

Contributions include "Cinderella, Survivor and Saviour: ethics and the quest for a global ethic" by Martin Prozesky,
"Africa's Wisdom has Two Parents and One Guardian: Africanism, Islam and the West" by Ali Mazrui,
"'Ubuntu' as the African Ethical Vision" by Augustine Shutte,
"Cows Never Die: embracing African cosmology in the process of economic growth" by Muvume Dandala,
"An African Environmental Ethic Based on the Concepts of 'Ukama' and 'Ubuntu'" by Munyaradzi Murove,
"African Moral Theory and Public Governance Nepotism: preferential hiring and other partiality" by Thaddeus Metz,
and "Does African 'Corruption' Exist?" by William De Maria.

Munyaradzi Felix Murove is Deputy Head of the School of Philosophy and Ethics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Murray (N.), Shepherd (N.) & Hall (M.) DESIRE LINES, space, memory and identity in the post-apartheid city
315 pp., illus., paperback, Abingdon & New York, 2007. R995
Contributions include "Planning Fictions: the limits of spatial engineering and governance in a Cape Flats ghetto" by Steven Robins,
"Remaking Modernism: South African architecture in and out of time" by Noëleen Murray,
"Memory, Nation Building and the Post-apartheid City: the apartheid museum in Johannesburg" by Lindsay Jill Bremner,
"Memory and the Politics of History in the District Six Museum" by Ciraj Rassool,
"On a Knife-edge or in the Fray: managing heritage sites in a vibrant democracy" by Abdulkader I.Tayob,
"Leaving the City: gender, pastoral power and the discourse of development in the Eastern Cape" by Premesh Lalu,
"The World Below: post-apartheid urban imaginaries and the bones of the Prestwich Street dead" by Nick Shepherd and Christian Ernstein,
"Paths of Nostalgia and Desire through Heritage Destinations at the Cape of Good Hope" by Martin Hall And Pia Bombardella, and much more.

Noëleen Murray is an architect and academic based in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Historical archeologist Martin Hall is Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.
Archeologist Nick Shepherd is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
Naipaul (V.S.) THE MASQUE OF AFRICA, glimpses of African belief
325 pp., paperback, London, 2010. R197
"For my travel books I travel on a theme. And the theme of 'The Masque of Africa' is African belief. I begin in Uganda, at the centre of the continent, do Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and end at the bottom of the continent, in South Africa. My theme is belief, not political or ecconomical life; and yet at the bottom of the continent the political realities are so overwhelming that they have to be taken into account..." V.S.Naipaul, from the inside front cover
Nicolson (R.) ed. PERSONS IN COMMUNITY, African ethics in a global culture
146 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "African Ethics in a Globalising World" by Augustine Schutte,
"Religious Ethics, HIV and AIDS and Masculinities in Southern Africa" by Ezra Chitando,
"Reflections on Reconciliation and 'Ubuntu'" by R.Neville Richardson,
"Africa's Healing Wisdom: spiritual and ethical values of traditional African healthcare practices" by Lucinda Domoko Manda, and
"'Ubuntu' and Harmony: an African approach to morality and ethics" by Nhlanhla Mkhize.

Before his retirement Ronald Nicolson was Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Natal, now the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Niehaus (I.) WITCHCRAFT AND A LIFE IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA,
239 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2013. R270
Isak Niehaus reconstructs the biography of Jimmy Mohale, one of his South African research assistants, who died in 2005 from an illness probably related to AIDS. Jimmy was convinced his illness was a result of his father's witchcraft and sought help from diviners and Christian healers rather than biochemical doctors.

Isak Niehaus lectures in the Department of Anthropology at Brunel University. He is the author of "Witchcraft, Power and Politics: exploring the occult in the South African lowveld" (2001) and "Magic! AIDS Review 2009" with Fraser G.McNeill.
Nkabinde (N.Z.) BLACK BULL, ANCESTORS AND ME, my life as a lesbian sangoma
162 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R180
Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde was born in Soweto in 1975. She works as a sangoma and as a tour guide at Constitution Hill.
Nürnberger (K.) THE LIVING DEAD AND THE LIVING GOD, Christ and the ancestors in a changning Africa
312 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzberg & Pretoria, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Foreword by Buti Tlhagale, Archbishop of Johannesburg.

Systematic theologian Klaus Nürnberger reflects on African traditional spirituality in the light of Christianity, the Reformation and modernity. He is Professor Emeritus, Fellow and Senior Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Nuttall (S.) ENTANGLEMENT, literary and cultural reflections on post-apartheid
198 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R270
An exploration of the concept of entanglement in relation to readings of literature, new media forms and painting

"Sarah Nuttal offers her readers new critical vocabularies with which to grasp the fictions of self-making, the politics and aesthetics of consumption, and the new and terrifying technologies of the sexualised body." Hazel Carby

"Sarah Nuttall's book is a welcome addition to South African literary and cutural studies, taking us in new directions beyond the apartheid and even standard post-apartheid models, Moving through a variety of settings and moments both textual and non-textual, it is prepared to take risks in matters ranging from the 'citiness' of Johannesburg, to the recombinatory qualities of style, to the larger implications of violence in South Africa" Stephen Clingman

"Elegantly and lucidly written, it offers a penetrating and unique analysis of the complex and paradoxical forms of culture emerging in South Africa today." Isabel Hofmeyr

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.

Nuttall (S.) & Mbembe (A.) eds. JOHANNESBURG, the elusive metropolis
398 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2008. R320
Many of the essays in this book appeared in the journal "Public Culture", vol.16, no.3, fall 2004, published by Duke University Press.

"Taken together, the essays in 'Johannesburg: the elusive metropolis' offer radically new ways of thinking about this complex city, as well as many hints about emerging or re-emerging cities elsewhere. The essays challenge dominant models of urbanism and demonstrate with force and subtlety how African cities in general and Johannesburg in particular outpace urban theory. Each essay 'de-scribes' the city now in order to envision the city to come. In this volume, we hear - over the droning clichés that still circulate about the African city's ruin and decadence - another note, another cadence". Ackbar Abbas.

Introduction by Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall.
Afterword, "The Risk of Johannesburg", by Arjun Appadurai and Carol A.Breckenridge.

Contributions include "Aesthetics as Superfluity" by Achille Mbembe,
"Stylizing the Self" and "Literary City" by Sarah Nuttall,
"Gandhi, Mandela, and the African Modern" by Jonathan Hyslop,
"Art Johannesburg and Its Objects" by David Bunn,
"Instant City" by John Matshikiza,
"From the Ruins" by Mark Gevisser,
"Reframing Township Space" by Lindsay Bremner, and
"Soweto Now" by Achille Mbambe, Nzizwa Dlamini and Grace Khunou.

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the author of "Entanglement: literary and cultural reflections on post-apartheid" (2007) and editor of "Beautiful/Ugly: African and diaspora aesthetics" (2006) and "Sense of Culture: South African culture studies" (2000).
Achille Mbembe is Research Professor in History and Politics at the University of the Witwatersrand and Senior Researcher at WISER. His most recent book in English is "On the Postcolony" (2001).
Olsen (W.) & van Beek (W.) eds. EVIL IN AFRICA, encounters with the everyday
392pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2015. R895
A collection of essays that explore how Africans have confronted evil.

"Particularly valuable for the manner in which religious or mystical notions of evil are linked to more secular ones, notably violence and warfare, fetishes, gender constructs, psychoanalytic processes, personhood, theft, transnational connections, and apartheid." Isak Niehaus, co-author of "Witchcraft, Power and Politics: exploring the occult in the South African lowveld"

Contributions include:
"Transatlantic Pentecostal Demons in Maputo" by Linda van de Kemp
"The Meaning of 'Apartheid' and the Epistemology of Evil" by Adam Ashforth.

William Olsen lectures in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University.
Walter van Beek is Professor of Anthropology of Religion at Tilburg University.
Park (Y.J.) A MATTER OF HONOUR, being Chinese in South Africa
220 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R195
Yoon Jung Park explores Chinese South African social identities - racial, ethnic, cultural, and national - and examines how these identities were constructed and how apartheid influenced them.

Dr Yoon Jung Park is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Johannesburg.
Peach (M.) ed. BEING COLOURED, coloured identity, history, and the future
235 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, (2011). OUT OF PRINT
A collection of essays, poetry and short stories that focus on questions around Coloured identity and history.

Contributions include:
"What Is a Coloured, Really?" by Mark Peach
"Are We All Coloured?" by Max du Preez
"Is There a Coloured Identity?" and "Is There a Need for a Coloured Social Movement?" by Ryland Fischer
"Apartheid and the Coloured People of South Africa" by Alex la Guma
"Still Marginal: crime in the Coloured community" by Ted Leggett
"Manyi Is Not Alone in His Racism" by Jonathan Jansen
Peek (P.M.) & Yankah (K.) eds. AFRICAN FOLKLORE, an encyclopedia
593 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2004) 2009. R599
An introduction to folklore throughout the African continent with in-depth examinations of individual countries, ethnic groups, religious practices, artistic genres and numerous other concepts related to folklore.

Philip Peek is Professor of Anthropology at Drew University, USA.
Kwesi Yankah is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ghana.
Peek (P.M.) ed. TWINS IN AFRICAN AND DIASPORA CULTURES, double trouble, twice blessed
366 pp., map, illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2011. R335
A collection of essays on the intense and dramatically different responses to the birth of twins amongst African peoples.

Contributions include:
"Introduction: beginning to rethink twins" by Philip M.Peek
"Twins and Intertwinement: reflections on ambiguity and ambivalence in northwestern Namibia" by Steven van Wolputte
"Twins, Albinos, and Vanishing Prisoners: a Mozambican theory of political power" by Paulo Granjo.

Philip M.Peek is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Drew University, USA.
Pieterse (E.) & Sinome (A.) eds. ROGUE URBANISM, emergent African cities
495 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2013. R650
This book is the outcome of a research exploration by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town. The volume "is best regarded as an ensemble of diverse perspectives and modalities of thought on the various ways in which a thick analytical account of African cityness can be advanced...considering the inevitable diversity and arguments across these essays...it is partial and necessarily incomplete." Edgar Pieterse, from his introduction

Contributions include:
"Grasping the Unknowable: coming to grips with African urbanisms" by Edgar Pieterse
"Reconceptualising Urbanism Ecology and Networked Infrastructure" by Mark Swilling
"Palimpset African Urbanity: connecting pre-colonial and post-apartheid urban narratives in Durban" by Orli Bass
"Seeking Logic in the Chaos Precinct: the spatial and property dynamics of trading space in Jeppe" by Tanya Zack
"The City from its Margins: rethinking urban governance through the everyday lives of migrant women in Johannesburg" by Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
"Outcharming Crime in (D)urban Space" by Christine Hentschel
"Shifting Spaces, Tilting Time" by Jay Pather
"Abracadabra" by Kim Gurney.

Edgar Pieterse holds the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. He directs the African Centre for Cities and is Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, both at the University of Cape Town.
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Honorary Professor at the African Centre for Cities, Research Associate with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies in Jakarta, and Research Fellow at the University of Tarumanagara.


Pinther (K.), Forster (L.) & Hanussek (C.) eds. AFROPOLIS, city, media, art
328 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R320
This publication accompanies the travelling exhibition which opened at Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cultures of the World, Cologne, in November 2010.

The "Afropolis" project seeks to explore the social networks and cultural relations that shape life in African megacities, and focuses on five cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg. Scholars and artists met local cultural practitioners, carried out interviews, compiled photo and film documentation, and selected and initiated artistic works that expressed particular qualities of each city.

Contributions include:
"The Spatial Politics of the Past and the Present, a brief history of Alexandria" by Noor Nieftagodien
"The Technicians' Rebellion, electricity and the right to the city" by Thomas G.Kirsch
"Stylizing the Self" by Sarah Nuttall
"The Underground, the Surface and the Edges, a hauntology of Johannesburg" by Leora Farber and Anthea Buys.

Includes work by South African artists Kgafela oa Magogodi and Jyoti Mistry, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sabelo Mlangeni and Minnette Vari.

First published in Cologne in German.
Praeg (L.) & Magadla (S.) eds. UBUNTU, curating the archive
231 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R255
A collection of essays that contextualise "the discourse on Ubuntu within the wider historical framework of postcolonial attempts to re-articulate African humanism as a substantial philosophy and emancipatory ideology." from the back cover

Contributions include:
"Justice Otherwise: thoughts on Ubuntu" by Lewis Gordon
"Ubuntu Versus the Core Values of the South African Constitution" by Ilze Keevy
"From ubuntu to Ubuntu: four historic a prioris" by Leonhard Praeg
"Ubuntu and the Law: some lessons for the practical application of Ubuntu" by Katherine Furman
"The Self Become God: Ubuntu and the 'scandal of manhood'" by Siphokazi Magadla and Ezra Chitando.

"This is one of the most profound, most foundational discussions of the concept of Ubuntu to date. A highly commendable effort to rescue the concept, as a concrete abstraction, from its devaluation as a political buzzword and as a cheap trope of nationalist rhetoric, the book calls on us to consider Ubuntu's emancipatory potential under the sign of a critical African humanism...It is highly recommended reading for anyone concerned about the present and future - political, material, social, legal, ethical - of life in the global South. And elsewhere." John Comaroff, Hugh K.Foster Professor of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, Oppenheimer Research Fellow in African Studies, Harvard University

Leonhard Praeg is Associate Professor and PhD candidate, both in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Rafapa (L.) ES'KIA MPHAHLELE'S AFRIKAN HUMANISM ,
407 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R200
Lesibana Rafala explores the evolution of Es'kia Mphahlele's central concept of Afrikan Humanism in his poetry, short stories, autobiographies and novels. This book develops the research undertaken in Rafala's published doctoral thesis, "The Representation of Afrikan Humanism in the Narrative Writings of Es'kia Mphahlele". He earned his D.Litt in English from the University of Stellenbosch in 2006.

Lesibana Rafapa is currently teaching in the English Department at the University of Venda.
Rajab (D.M.) text & Kally (R.) photo. WOMEN, South Africans of Indian origin
175 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2011. R265
Foreword by Mamphela Ramphele.

Devi Moodley's book focuses on the personal profiles of forty-two South African Indian women, including Fatima Meer, Amina Asvat Cachalia, Navi Pillay, Kogila Adam-Moodley, Pregs Govender, Kate Pillay, and Zuleikha Mayat.
Raymond OM DIE NGUNI-VURE,
198 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R140
Foreword by King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu.

A collection of Zulu folk tales, told to Myra Scheepers by Zulu speakers in the vicinity of Vryheid.

Text in Afrikaans.
Reeder (M.) A SANGOMA'S STORY, the calling of Elliot Ndlovu
199 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
Journalist Melanie Reeder's biography of Eliot Ndlovu, a "sangoma" (spiritual diviner) and "inyanga" (healer who uses plants in medicinal remedies). He lives in the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, commuting between two consultation huts: his room in Thendela and a newly acquited hut at the luxury hotel and spa at Fordoun, where he consults to wealthy tourists. He is also a passionate conservationist who had been led to create sustainable gardens of the traditional herbs used by "inyangas".
Ribane (N.) BEAUTY, a black perspective
149 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermartizburg, 2006. R165
A journey through South African history and politics from the perspective of the beauty industry.

Nakedi Ribane has been a fashion model, actress, fashion and beauty editor and co-owner of a Black modelling agency.
Riefenstahl (L.) text & photo. THE LAST OF THE NUBA,
208 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., First U.S.Edition, New York, 1974. OUT OF PRINT
From 1962 to 1972, often for several months at a time, Leni Riefenstahl lived with the Mesakin Nuba of the Kordofan in the Sudan, recording their everyday lives, rituals and traditions.

German actress, film director and photographer Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) made two award-winning films, "Triumph of the Will", on the 1934 Reich Party Congress in Nuremberg, and "Olympia", on the 1936 Olympic Games. She is also the author of "The Nuba of Kau" and two books of underwater photography.
Ross (F.C.) RAW LIFE, NEW HOPE, decency, housing and everyday life in a post-apartheid community
248 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R370
Based on research conducted over eighteen years amongst the residents of The Park (now called The Village), a shack settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town, Fiona Ross offers insight into the complex ways of life within an impoverished community and the efforts such a community makes to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa.

Fiona Ross is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
Saucier (P.K.) ed. NATIVE TONGUES, an African hip-hop reader
330 pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2011. R350
A collection of writings on the influence of rap and hip-hop on African youth.

Contributions include:
"Colouring the Cape Problem Space: a hip-hop identity of passions" by Remi Warner
"Putting Two Heads Together: a cross-generational conversation about hip-hop in a changing South Africa" by Shaheen Ariefdien and Marlon Burgess.
Scheepers (M.) ROUND THE NGUNI FIRES,
198 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R150
Foreword by King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu.

A collection of Zulu folk tales, as they were told to Myra Scheepers by Zulu speakers in and around Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal.
Scheub (H.) THE UNCOILING PYTHON, South African storytellers and resistance
240 pp., paperback, Athens, Ohio, 2010. R250
Harold Schreub has collected stories and poetry of the Xhosa, Zulu, Swati, and Ndebele peoples in order to demonstrate the ways in which these indigenous oral traditions were used to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa.

Harold Schreub is Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His other books include "The Tongue is Fire" (1996), "The African Storyteller" (1999), and "A Dictionary of African Mythology: the mythmaker as storyteller" (2000).
Seshai (P.), Seshai (M.) & Hilton-Barber (D.) THE BATUBATSE, their story and traditions
251pp., map, illus., paperback, Tzaneen, 2017. R285
Ponele Seshai discusses the history, culture and identity of the Batubatse people, who trace back to the Shai Kingdom in ancient Ghana, migrating south and eventually settling in the area now known as Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Advocate Ponele Seshai was born in 1948 at Boschplaas, near Hammaskraal, and grew up in the small rural village of Motsinoni. He began his career as a clerk in the Department of Justice, became the first black magistrate in Tzaneen and at the time of his retirement was Regional Magistrate, Siyabuswa regional division, in Mpumalanga Province.
Sleeper-Smith (S.) ed. CONTESTING KNOWLEDGE, museums and indigenous perspectives
362 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Lincoln, 2009. R395
A collection of essays that illustrate the importance of indigenous perspectives for museums.

Contributions include "Ethnographic Elaborations, Indigenous Contestations, and the Cultural Politics of Imagining Community: a view from the District Six Museum in South Africa" by Ciraj Rassool,
"The Legacy of Ethnography" by Ray Silverman,
"Ethnographic Showcases as Sites of Knowledge Production and Indigenous Resistance" by Zine Magubane, and
"Museums and Indigenous Perspectives on Curatorial Practice" by Jacki Thompson Rand.

Susan Sleeper-Smith is a professor at Michigan State University.
Smuts (D.) comp. BOERERATE,
231pp., hardback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1989) 2015. R250
Reprint of Danie Smuts' collection of traditional Afrikaner remedies sent to him by listeners to his popular radio programme.

Actor and radio presenter Danie Smuts died in 2003.
Soudien (C.) YOUTH IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA, race, culture and schooling
135 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R178
Based on 15 years of research amongst young people in South Africa schools. Crain Soudien discusses the identities of South Africa's youth in an attempt to understand the relationship between race, class and identity and what it means to grow up in a diverse society.

Foreword by Njabulo Ndebele.
Steyn (M.) & van Zyl (M.) eds. THE PRIZE AND THE PRICE, shaping sexualities in South Africa
416 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R290
Contributions include "Colouring Sexualities: how some black South African schoolgirls respond to 'racial' and gendered inequalities" by Rob Pattman and Deevia Bhana,
"Glamour, Glitz and Girls: the meanings of femininity in high school Matric Ball culture in urban South Africa" by Elaine Salo and Bianca Davids,
"E-race-ing the Line: South African interacial relationships yesterday and today" by Rebecca Sherman and Melissa Steyn,
"Renegotiating Masculinity in the Lowveld: narratives of male-male sex in compounds, prisons and at home" by Isak Niehaus,
"Fauna, Flora and Fucking: female sex safaris in South Africa" by Haley McEwan,
"Are Blind People Better Lovers?" by Reinette Popplestone, and
"Sexuality in Later Life" by Helena Thornton, Felix Potocnik and Jacqueline Muller.

Melissa Steyn is Associate Professor in Sociology and Director of Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa (INCUDISA) at the University of Cape Town.
Mikki van Zyl runs her own business, Simply Said and Done, consulting on gender and sexualities.
Swartz (S.) & Bhana (A.) TEENAGE TATA, vioces of young fathers in South Africa
121 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R50
An in-depth study of impoverished young South African men who become fathers while teenagers.

"Becoming a young father is often portrayed as a personal disaster. In this book, we are taken beyond this story of misfortune into the rich emotional worlds of young, black South African fathers." Robert Morrell, Professor of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

"'Teenage Tata' is beautifully written and well-illustrated with the words of the protagonists. What beams through is the responsibility young men feel towards their children, and their emotional investment in them. But what is also evident is that these young men have very few options for realising this sense of responsibility. It is plain that this study will be a landmark on the path towards the development of innovative programmes to assist young fathers." Linda Richter, Executive Director, Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Programme (CYFSD), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

Dr Sharlene Swartz is a sociologist and researcher at the CYFSD, HSRC, and a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Arvin Bhana is a psychologist and Deputy Executive Director at CYFSD, and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Thema (K.) & Moroane-Kgomo (U.) A CULINARY JOURNEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN INDIGENOUS FOODS, promoting and commercialising South African indigenous foods
164pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R350
A collection of recipes of indigenous foods
Thomas (G.) THE SEXUAL DEMON OF COLONIAL POWER, Pan-African embodiment and erotic schemes of empire
200 pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2007. R225
Greg Thomas analyses the sexual politics of slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonialism as well as ideas about bodies and offers an anti-racist, anti-imperialist Pan-African approach to theory, fiction, cinema, and popluar culture.

Greg Thomas is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University and founder and editor of "Proud Flesh: new Afrikan journal of culture, politics, & consciousness".
Thornton (R.) HEALING THE EXPOSED BEING, a South African ngoma tradition
336pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
"'Healing the Exposed Being' is a rich and engaging account of the complex and individualised knowledge systems and passages of influence that shape 'sangoma' practices in South Africa. Thorton's descriptions of and insights into the philosophies, rituals and objects of the 'sangoma', and the ancestors, spirits and other beings with whom they work, change our view of these healers as custodians of the living, advisors, philosophers and guardians. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in health and illness in the region." Lenora Manderson, Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

Robert Thornton is an honorary researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. His other books include "Unimagined Community: sex, networks and AIDS in Uganda and South Africa".
Thurman (C.) ed. SPORT VERSUS ART, a South African contest
231 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R190
A collection of essays that examine the often fraught relationship between sport and the arts in South African public life.

Contributions include: "From Non-racial Sport to the FIFA World Cup" by Christopher Merrett,
"Why Sport Matters" by Dan Nicol,
"Where Are the Champions? Football, funding and South Africa-in-Africa" by Lucky Sindane,
"'Us' and 'Them', dance, sport, gender and politics" by Adrienne Sichel,
"The Art of Sport" by Angus Powers, and
"Cricket, Gender and Intimations of Immortality" by Helen Moffet.
Tobias (P.), Strkalj (G.) & Dugard (J.) TOBIAS IN CONVERSATION, genes, fossils and anthropology
330 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R240
A collection of interviews Goran Strkalj and Jane Dugard conducted with human anatomist Philip Tobias over a period of five years.

Philip Tobias is professor emeritus and Honorary Professional Research Fellow in the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Goran Strkalj is a biological anthropologist working in the Department of Health and Choripractic at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Jane Dugard is a Cambridge-trained biologist who writes evolutionary materials for school textbooks.
Tomaselli (K.) ed. WRITING IN THE SAN/D, autoethnography among indigenous southern Africans
174 pp., map, illus., paperback, Lanham, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
A group of South African researchers and academics report on their work with four San communities between 1984 and 2006.

Preface and introduction by Kenyan Tomaselli, professor and chair of Culture, Communication and Media Studies at the University of Natal, Durban.

Contributions include "Romancing the Kalahari: personal journeys of methodological discovery" by Belinda Jeursen and Kenyan Tomaselli,
"'Op die Grond': writing in the san/d, surviving crime" and "Orality, Rhythmography, and Visual Representation" by Kenyan Tomaselli,
A Letter to Myself - my trip to Ngwatle" by Nasseema Taleb,
"'Wit Meisie'/Morning Star: encounters in the desert" by Vanessa McLennan-Dodd, and
"In the Sun with Silikat" by Lauren Dyll.
Trotter (H.) SUGAR GIRLS & SEAMEN, a journey into the world of dockside prostitution in South Africa
242 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R230
Based on fifteen months of research at seamen's nightclubs, plus interviews with prostitutes, sailors, club owners, bouncers and barmaids in Cape Town and Durban.

Henry Trotter is a doctoral student of African history at Yale University currently researching his dissertation on the port culture of South Africa. He now lives in Cape Town.
Tyrrell (B.) TRIBAL PEOPLES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA,
206 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., signed by the author, Cape Town, 1968. OUT OF PRINT
Artist Barbara Tyrrell travelled around for seventeen years recording the traditions, customs and traditional dress of the peoples of southern Africa. Her text is accompanied by her detailed drawings and paintings.
Tyrrell (B.) text & illus., & Jurgens (P.) text AFRICAN HERITAGE,
276 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Johannesburg, (1983) 1986. OUT OF PRINT
Examines the traditional beliefs, customs and rituals of the different tribes of southern Africa, illustrated with Barbara Tyrrell's detailed drawings and paintings.
Vahed (G.), Desai (A.) & Waetjen (T.) MANY LIVES, 150 years of being Indian in South Africa
366 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R395
A collection of over 700 photographs that record significant events as well as the everyday lives of Indian South Africans. The photographs, spanning the 150 years since the arrival of the first indentured labourers, are accompanied by short contextualising essays.
van Graan (M.) ed. THE SOUTH AFRICAN HANDBOOK ON ARTS & CULTURE, 2015/6
387pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R295
An "up-to-date compilation of contact details for politicians and government officials responsible for Arts and Culture; national, provincial and local public sector Arts and Culture funding agencies, as well as private sector funding agencies; international agencies active in the Arts and Culture sector in South Africa; Arts Media; Educational Institutions specialising in Arts and Culture; Awards and Competitions; Arts Festivals, Conferences and Events [and] contact details for important agencies working in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, Craft, Creative Industries, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film, Heritage, Music, Theatre, Visual Art, Cultural Tourism and Civil Society." from the back cover
van Wyk (I.) A CHURCH OF STRANGERS, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa
280pp., illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2015. R320
First published in the UK in 2014.

A study of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), a church of Brazilian origin that has been very successful in establishing branches and attracting followers in South Africa since the early 1990s.

"....a well-written, rich and provocative contribution to the study of Christianity and urban life in contemporary Africa. Van Wyk's central argument - that the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in Durban offers its members a 'technology' rather than a social organisation - is highly original and likely to cause considerable debate inside and outside of academia." Harri Englund, University of Cambridge

"In what is by far the most profound and wide-ranging study of one of the world's most challenging and disconcerting religious phenomena, Ilana van Wyk has produced a truly engrossing work of ethnography...Some of the case material is deeply distressing, but the analytical fruits will be with us for a long time to come." David Lehmann, Univesity of Cambridge

Ilana van Wyk is an anthropologist and a researcher working at the Institute for Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town.
von Kapff (U.) THE ZULU, an A-Z of culture and traditions
95 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R145
First published as "Zulu - People of Heaven: a practical handbook".

A brief introduction to the Zulu nation's history, customs and traditions.
Wasserman (H.) TABLOID JOURNALISM IN SOUTH AFRICA, true story!
218 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R275
Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa, considers the social significance of the tabloids and the role they play in their readers' daily lives.

"Hugely important for students, journalists, policy makers, and practioners. Will contribute, both empirically and theoretically, to ongoing debates about popular culture, media globalization, and changing news discourses." Winston Mana, University of Westminster

"A much needed media history and political and social assessment of a genre that is currently very much the subject of conjecture." Sean Jacobs, University of Michigan

Herman Wasserman is Senior Lecturer in Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield and Visiting Associate Professor Extraordinary at the University of Stellenbosch. He co-edited the book, "At the End of the Rainbow".
Weinberg (P.) photo. & text TRACES AND TRACKS, a thirty-year journey with the San
176pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w, Johannesburg, 2017. R380
Foreword by Megan Biesele.

Photographer, filmmaker and writer Paul Wienberg has documented modern San communities throughout southern Africa since the early 1980s. This book includes many of his photographs and the text records their stories, as well as the challenges and opportunities the different communities face.

Paul Weinberg is currently Senior Curator at the Centre for African Studies Gallery at the University of Cape Town, and lectures in documentary arts.
Weinberg (P.) photo. & Berger (D.) et. al. text ONCE WE WERE HUNTERS, a journey with Africa's indigenous people
175 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Amsterdam, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Documents a journey made in the late 1990s to six different countries in Africa to visit indigenous communities still surviving in their natural environment.

Includes a photographer's foreword by Paul Weinberg and
"Kalahari, Namibia and Botswana - no respite for the San" by Tony Weaver,
"Uneasy Paradfise - a journey through Maputaland" by Victor Munnik & Gcina Mhlope,
"It Takes a Lot of God to Survive Here - the Richtersveld National Park" by Antjie Krog,
"Zimbabwe - people and animals, a tense harmony" by Chenjerai Hove", and
"Namibia's Kunene Region - a new vision unfolds" by Margaret Jacobsohn.
Willis (D.) (ed.) BLACK VENUS 2010, they called her "Hottentot"
238 pp., illus., paperback, Philadelphia, 2010. R375
An anthology of art, critical writings, poetry, and prose on and around the subject of Sarah Bartmann.

Contributions include:
"Which Bodies Matter? feminism, post-structuralism, race, and the curious theoretical odyssey of the 'Hottentot Venus'" by Zine Magubane,
"Exhibit A: a private life without a narrative" by J.Yolande Daniels,
"Historic Retrievals: confronting visual evidence and the imaging of truth" by Lisa Gail Collins,
"A.K.A. Saartjie: the 'Hottentot Venus' in context (some recollections and a dialogue), 1998/2004" by Kellie Jones,
"The Imperial Gaze: Venus Hottentot, human display, and world fairs" by Michele Wallace.
Wood (F.) in colloboration with Lewis (M.) THE EXTRAORDINARY KHOTSO, millionaire medicine man from Lusikisiki
368 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R220
A biography of the herbalist Khotso Sethuntsa, who remained famous and feared throughout South African and beyond even after his death in 1972. Khotso, who claimed to be in spiritual contact with Paul Kruger, was best-known for his remedy for sexual potency and a terrifying procedure for acquiring wealth.

Includes photographs by Obie Oberholzer.

Felicity Wood lectures in the English Department at the University of Fort Hare.
Wylie (D.) CROCODILE,
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , London, 2013. R195
Dan Wylie tracks twenty-three crocodilian species and compares what science has discovered about these reptiles with their depictions in myth, art and literature around the world.

Includes a chapter on central and southern Africa.

"This series... calls itself 'a new kind of animal history'. It is splendidly, even brilliantly, so. I have nothing but praise for it". James Fleming, The Spectator.

Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.