Browsing Category Cape Town

LADY ANNE BARNARD'S WATERCOLOURS AND SKETCHES, glimpses of the Cape of Good Hope
115 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
Lady Anne Barnard (1750-1825) was the daughter of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres. She married Andrew Barnard in 1793 and in 1797 accompanied him to the Cape, where he had been appointed Colonial Secretary. The Barnards returned to England in 1802. Her watercolours and sketches record life at the Cape: the local inhabitants, architecture, landscape and natural history.
Athiros (G.) & (L.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 103, featuring Woodstock, South Africa's earliest suburb
192 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
A collection of articles about Woodstock, Cape Town's first suburb. Many of these articles were originally published in the Woodstock Whisperer between 2003 and 2007. Also includes some new material and pictures.

Athiros (G.) & (L.) eds. WOODSTOCK, a selection of articles from The Woodstock Whisperer, 2003-2007, a journey into the colourful and fascinating character of South Africa's earliest suburb
140 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
The first issue of this tabloid, produced to capture the historic essence of the suburb and to be a vehicle for business, appeared in November 2003 as The Cape Odyssey - Woodstock Edition, and later became The Woodstock Whisperer.

Articles include "The Story of Roodebloem Farm, 1666-1964" by Ruth Prowse,
"Discovering Woodstock Glass" and "Glass Manufacturing in Papendorp" by Donald Hodgkiss,
"The Anglican Church of St Mary the Virgin" by B.W.Basset,
"The Woodstock-Salt River Jewish Community, a place of echoes that return" by Mike Getz,
"The Charm of the Gympie Street Precinct" by Peter Ross, and much more.

Athiros (G.) & (N.) eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 101, a journey into the fascinating history and heritage of the Cape
192 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R186
A collection of articles that were previously published in The Cape Odyssey tabloid during 2011 and 2012.
Athiros (G.) & Gribble (J.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 104, wrecked at the Cape, part 1
192 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R190
The first in a two-part series of articles about shipwrecks at the Cape of Good Hope. Part 1 includes stories about twenty-five shipwrecks on the Cape's West Coast, from Hondeklip to Mossel Bay, including the Nieu Haerlem (1647), the Nagel (1709), the Middleburg (1799), the Britannia (1826), the Jonquille (1866), the Brutus (1902) and the S.A.Seafarer (1966).
Athiros (G.) & Kahle (J.) comps. & eds. THE CAPE ODYSSEY, 102, featuring the South Peninsula
200 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R186
A collection of articles that relate to the South Peninsula, from Muizenberg to Cape Point to Hout Bay. Many of these articles were originally published in The Cape Odyssey tabloid between 2001 and 2012. Also includes some new material and pictures.
Barnard (M.) CAPE TOWN STORIES, local flavours from the Peninsula
175 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Madeleine Barnard offers "a combination of historical and latter-day stories and interviews" about the people and places of Cape Town. Includes interviews with Tatamkhulu Afrika and an article on Anthony Clarke, the original owner of Clarke's Bookshop.
Bickford-Smith (V.), van Heyningen (E.) & Worden (N.) CAPE TOWN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, an illustrated social history
255 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1999. R400
A history of twentieth century Cape Town from the British colonial town on the brink of the Anglo-Boer War to the post-1994 city struggling with the legacy of apartheid.

Vivian Bickford-Smith, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Nigel Worden are all in the History Department at the University of Cape Town.
Bloomberg (D.) MY TIMES, the memoirs of David Bloomberg, man of the theatre, lawyer, businessman and former mayor of Cape Town
286 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
David Bloomberg was mayor of Cape Town from 1973-1975. As an impresario he brought a number of famous performers to Cape Town and produced many acclaimed theatre productions between 1956 and 1967. He was a director of the Cape Performing Arts Board and closely involved with the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra. He was also an attorney and defended Demitrio Tsafendas, the assasin of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd. He and his wife left South Africa in 1988.
Claase (L.) EXPLORE CAPE TOWN, the insider's guide to South Africa's Mother City
156 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2013. R256
Includes sections on the Cape winelands, the West Coast and the Overberg.
Coetzer (T.) & Reinders (S.) KEY TO CAPE TOWN, your insider's guide to exploring the Mother City
223 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R195
A quirky guide to Cape Town which lists 115 things to do and places to visit, many of them unusual.

"Clarkes Bookshop (211 Long Street) has been around since 1956 and scratching around this quaint old two-storey shop is an adventure which could easily take up a whole morning."
Davis (H.I.) MUIZENBERG, the story of the shtetl by the sea
263 pp., 48pp. illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R250
Hedy Davis's well researched history of the Jewish community of Muizenberg, from 1880-1980. Includes a selection of 120 personal photographs.
de Beer (M.) THE LION MOUNTAIN, and the story of Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay on the Atlantic Coast of the Cape Peninsula
176 pp., 4to., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1987. OUT OF PRINT
Mona de Beer discusses the geology, flora and fauna of the Lion Mountain, which includes Lion's Head and Signal Hill, and the history of the suburbs that have grown up around it, from Sea Point to Camps Bay.

Foreword by Frank Bradlow.
Dimond (J.T.) WRECKED UNDER THE GREEN POINT LIGHT, the background to the Green and Mouille Point lights and stories of six shipwrecks in the area
111 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
The stories of the building of the two lighthouses and of the wrecks of the Juliana (1839), Prince Rupert (1841), RMS Athens (1865), SS Thermopylae (1899), SS Aotea (1911), and S.A.Seafarer (1966).

John Dimond's original manuscript, found after his death, has been edited by Gabriel and Nikolai Athiros.
Field (S.) ed. LOST COMMUNITIES, LIVING MEMORIES, remembering forced removals in Cape Town
142 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Records and interprets the memories of some of the Capetonians who were forcibly removed from their homes as a result of the Group Areas Act. Includes histories of the communities of Windermere, Tramway Road in Sea Point, District Six and Simon's Town, destroyed by these removals.

This book is the result of a project conducted by the Centre for Popular Memory at the Univerity of Cape Town and was edited by the Centre's director, Sean Field.
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.
Fox (J.) ed. CAPE TOWN CALLING, from Mandela to Theroux on the Mother City
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
An anthology of extracts about Cape Town selected from works of fiction and non-fiction published between the late 1960s and the present. Authors include J.M.Coetzee, Nelson Mandela, Paul Theroux, Richard Rive, Rian Malan, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Breyten Breytenbach, Gabeba Baderoon, Shaun Johnson, Ahmed Kathrada, Njabulo Ndebele, Maphela Ramphele and Stephen Watson, amongst others.
Golovnin (V.M.) DETAINED IN SIMON'S BAY, the story of the detention of the Imperial Russisan sloop, Diana, April 1908 - May 1809
108 pp., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1964) 2009. R106
Translated from the original Russian by Lisa Millner.
Edited and with additional notes by O.H.Spohr.

Vice-Admiral Vasilii Mihailovich Golovnin writes of his experiences and observations while in Simon's Bay. After experiencing a great storm at sea Golovnin decided to call at the Cape of Good Hope for fresh water and provisions. Golovnin and the Russian sloop he commanded, the Diana, were detained by the English fleet in Simon's Bay from 3 May 1808 until 29 May 1809, when they managed to escape.
Hutchinson (M.) comp. BO-KAAP, colourful heart of Cape Town
138 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Covers museums, mosques, kramats, the Tanu Baru Cemetery, slavery, Islam, food (including recipes), musical traditions (including the Coon Carnival), art and culture. Includes profiles of personalities from the neighbourhood and is richly illustrated with old and new photographs.
Lundy (M.) SCENIC DAY DRIVES FROM CAPE TOWN,
144 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160
Includes the Winelands, Cape Point, the West Coast, the Cederberg, Tulbach and Hermanus.
Mackie (D.) ADVENTURE TRAILS IN KIRSTENBOSCH,
96 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R95
A guide to five trails in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, with information on the flora and fauna, and history, to be found along the way. Suitable for children and young adults.
Martin (D.) text & illus. RONDEBOSCH, as I knew it
89 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R280
Desmond Martin records the history of forty old buildings in Rondebosch, Cape Town, where he grew up and went to school.
Mason (J.E.) photo. & text ONE GHOEMA, ONE BEAT, inside the Cape Town Carnival
128 pp., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2010. R210
Historian, photographer and musician John Edwin Mason spent three seasons with one troupe, the Pennsylvanians Crooning Minstrels and came to know several other troupes, including the Fabulous Woodstock Starlights. In this book he explores the Cape Town Carnival's history in an eight page introduction and records its public and private moments.

John Edwin Mason teaches African history and history of photography at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA.
McDonald (D.A.) WORLD CITY SYNDROME, neoliberalism and inequality in Cape Town
355 pp., maps, hardback, d.w., London & New York, 2008. R599
David McDonald "argues that Cape Town must be understood as a neoliberal city, wracked by the socio-spatial inequalities inherent to market-oriented reforms. Despite the pro-poor rhetoric of local and national government in post-apartheid South Africa, Cape Town has arguably become the most unequal city in the world".

David McDonald is Associate Professor and Director of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada.

McGregor (L.) text & Moodie (E.) photo. WINERIES OF THE CAPE, the essential companion to touring the winelands
184 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R225
A guidebook to fifty-six of the Cape's finest wineries, including Groot Constantia, Cloof, Durbancille Hills, Paul Cluver, Boschendal, La Motte, Solms-Delta, Babylonstoren, Glen Carlou, Meerlust, Muratie, Rust en Vrede, Simonsig, Spier, Tokara, Vergelegen, and many more.

Lindsaye McGregor has been a contributor to fourteen editions of Platter's South African Wine Guide and has written several food-and-wine recipe books.
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.
Mounton (M.) text & Fraser (C.) photo. BO-KAAP KITCHEN, heritage recipes and true stories
245 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R450
A collection of personal stories and traditional recipes collected from inhabitants of the Bo-Kaap, a Cape Malay community in central Cape Town.
Otter (S.) KHAYELITSHA, Umlungu in a township
294 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R160
Journalist Steven Otter's lived in Khayeltisha in 2002 and 2005.
He now lives in Cape Town and serves as the media officer for Patricia de Lille, leader of the Social Democrats.
Penn (N.) ROGUES, REBELS AND RUNAWAYS, eigthteenth-century Cape characters
195 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1999) 2003. R97
A collection of essays about some lesser-known men and women from the eighteenth-century Dutch Cape who, in their day, were regarded as having transgressed the boundaries of acceptable behaviour.

Dr Nigel Penn lectures in the Department of History at the University of Cape Town.
Pieterse (E.) ed. COUNTER-CURRENTS, experiments in sustainability in the Cape Town region
273 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg & Cape Town, 2010. R280
A "catalogue of ideas" that presents a range of policies, dreams, ambitions, critiques, philosophies and learning about what can be done to transform Cape Town. Published in association with the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.

Contributions include "Cape Town Central City Strategy" by Andrew Borraine,
"The Dynamic of Leadership in Cape Town" by David Schmidt,
"The Cape Town 2030 Initiative: a contested vision of the future" by Stephen Boshoff,
"Public Transport: tackling Cape Town's archilles heel" by Herrie Schalekamp,
"District Six Development Framework: prospects for urban and social sustainability" by Lucien le Grange and Nisa Mammon,
"Dealing with Sustainability" by Mark Swilling, and
"Kosovo Informal Settlement Upgrade: sustainability towards dignified communities" by Gita Goven.
Pimstone (M.) THE JEWS OF DISTRICT SIX, another time, another place
81 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This book accompanied the exhibition that was held at the South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, in 2012.

The book and exhibition set out to capture the lives of the Jews who lived in District Six, and makes extensive use of personal memoirs and a series of interviews conducted in the early 1980s by the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town.

Includes a 12 minute DVD.
Pinchuck (T.) & McCrea (B.) THE ROUGH GUIDE TO CAPE TOWN, THE WINELANDS & THE GARDEN ROUTE,
340 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, New York etc, 2008. R230
A travel guide to Cape Town and the surrounding region.

"Rough Guides are impeccably researched, written in a hugely entertaining style and are very well organised." The Cape Times

"Clarkes Bookshop...The best place in Cape Town for South African books, with a huge selection of local titles covering literature, history, politics, natural history and the arts, plus very well-informed staff. They also deal in collectors' editions of South African books." from page 150
Richmond (S.) & Ranger (H.) CAPE TOWN, city guide
260 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Sixth Edition, Footscray, etc., (1996) 2009. R225
Lonely Planet's guide to Cape Town and surroundings.

"Clarkes stocks the best range of books on South Africa and the continent, and has a great secondhand section." p.123
Rive (R.) comp. & ed. QUARTET, Alex La Guma, James Matthews, Alf Wannenburgh, Richard Rive
158 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1963) 2008. R176
"Here is a piece of Cape history, recorded, forty years ago, in compassion and in truth of mood. The Cape, and Cape Town, are changing at a more rapid pace than ever, and Quartet offers us a holdfast to whom we were. This book, this quartet of storytellers, was first published in 1963 by Crown Publishers New York, to be followed by the Heinemann Africa Series in 1965. Of the four contributors, two have passed on - Richard Rive (who also edited the collection), and Alex La Guma." Brian O'Connell, from his foreword
Robinson (H.) CONSTANTIA AND ITS NEIGHBOURS,
253 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2014. R355
A history of the wine farms in the Constania Valley in Cape Town, and of its people.

Helen Robinson is also the author of "Beyond the City Limits - people and property at Wynberg", "Wunberg - a special place", and "The Villages of the Liesbeeck".
Robinson (H.) THE VILLAGES OF THE LIESBEECK, from the sea to the source
249 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2011. R280
The Liebeeck River flows from its source on Table Mountain into Table Bay. Helen Robinson explores the history of human settlement along the river, from the earliest hunters and herders to the incorporation of the villages along the banks into greater Cape Town in 1913.
Samara (T.R.) CAPE TOWN AFTER APARTHEID, crime and governance in the divided city
238 pp., map, illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2011. R350
Tony Roshan Samara discusses how liberal democracy and free-market economics reproduce the inequalities of apartheid in Cape Town, and how "security and governance technologies from the global North combine with local forms to create new approaches to social control in cities across the global South." from the back cover

"'Cape Town after Apartheid' is a major contribution to the field of urban studies and criminal justice. It provides a framework for understanding gangs, violence, and neoliberal crime policies, emphasizing how security policies are rooted both in neoliberalism and apartheid-era policy and how they serve to strengthen gangs and fail to stem violence." John Hagedorn, author of "A World of Gangs"

"Samara's book mastefully connects the dots between local segregation in South Africa and what he calls the 'transnational network of neoliberal urban governance'. Samara's brilliant treatment of crime, 'terrorism', and gang violence also reminds us of the profound social degradation that the next struggle for genuine emancipation must confront." Patrick Bond, Centre for Civil Society, University of KawZulu-Natal

Tony Roshan Samara is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University.
Smith (C.) ROBBEN ISLAND,
176 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, 1997 (2013). R132
A revised and updated edition of Charlene Smith's social and political history of Robben Island.

Charlene Smith is a South-African born journalist and writer. Her other books include "Mandela: in celebration of a great life". She lives in the USA.
Stevens (U.) BO-KAAP & ISLAM,
132 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R125
Foreword by Robert Shell.

Teacher and tour guide Ursula Stevens' history of the Bo-Kaap. She focuses especially on the various mosques found in the neighbourhood and on how the religion of Islam has shaped the community.
Swilling (M.) ed. SUSTAINING CAPE TOWN, imagining a livable city
278 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2010. R364
A collection of essays that reflect on what is unsustainable about Cape Town and what options that city faces in trying to become more sustainable. The papers published here as chapters of this book were orginally commissioned by the City of Cape Town and the Sustainability Institute.

Contributions include:
"Cape Town DenCity: towards sustainable urban form" by Kathryn Ewing and Nisa Mammon
"Social Justice and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Cape Town" by Mazibuko Jara
"Water and Sanitation in the City of Cape Town: sustainability uncertain" by Kevin Winter
"Sustainable Energy" by Frank Spencer
"Sustainable Transport Options: passenger transport in Cape Town" by Roger Behrens and Peter Wilkinson
"Natural Space and City Growth" by Matthew Cullinan
"Governance, Housing and Sustainable Neighbourhoods" by Paul Hendler

Professor Mark Swilling is Programme Director of the Sustainable Development Programme in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, and Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute.
van Graan (V.) CAPE TOWN, then and now
159 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R250
A visual portrait of Cape Town and the Peninsula that contrasts archival photographs taken from the 1880s to the 1930s with contemporary ones. The book draws from the collections of the Western Cape Archives and Records Service and include photographs by Arthur Elliott, Thomas Ravenscroft and Henry Steer.
Walker (M.) FORGOTTEN SHIPWRECKS OF THE WESTERN CAPE,
150 pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R145
Some of the over 80 shipwrecks referred to by Michael Walker are the "Australia" (1840), the "Abercrombie Robinson" (1842), the "Maria Frederika" (1882), the "Meermin" (1766), the "Bernicia" (1861), the "Queen of the Thames" (1871), the "British Settler" (1852), the "Malmesbury" (1930) and the "Rangatira" (1916).
Walker (M.) MUIZENBERG, a forgotten story
160 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
A history of Muizenberg, a Cape Town suburb on the False Bay coast, from 1880 to 1930. From the early 1900s until 1950 Muizenberg was the premier holiday resort in South Africa.
Walker (M.) SIMON'S TOWN, an historical overview with early postcard illustrations
91 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Revised Edition, Cape Town, (1998) 2010. R106
A history of Simon's Town at the turn of the century illustrated with the picture postcards so popular at that time.

This is a new updated edition.
Walker (M.) & Stuart-Findlay (D.) ST JAMES, a place of dreams, bicentary edition, 1810-2010
178 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. R440
A history of the suburb of St James, which lies between the mountain and the sea along the False Bay coast.
Watson (S.) ed. A CITY IMAGINED,
216 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2006) 2010. R145
Views of the city of Cape Town from 19 writers including Damon Galgut, Finuala Dowling, Jeremy Cronin, Mike Nicol, Antony Sher, Sindiwe Magona, André Brink, Mark Behr, Marlene van Niekerk and Justin Cartwright.

Introduction and afterword by poet and academic Stephen Watson, who asked these writers, "the majority of them current citizens of this city, to write a personal essay in which they attempt to take the meaure of the place and to define its meaning for them".
Wilkinson (R.) text & Kragolsen-Kille (A.) photo. BO-KAAP, inside Cape Town's Malay quarter
159 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Covers the history, architecture, culture, religion, and food of the Bo-Kaap, a neighbourhood on the slopes of Signal Hill in Cape Town. Includes recipes and interviews with residents.
Worden (N.), van Heyningen (E.) & Bickford-Smith (V.) CAPE TOWN, the making of a city, an illustrated social history
283 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2004. OUT OF PRINT
A history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule, from 1652 to 1899.

A companion volume, "Cape Town in the Twentieth Century", is also available @ R400.

The authors, Vivian Bickford-Smith, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Nigel Worden, are all at the History Department at the University of Cape Town.