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    Three ‘one man’ satires about life in Apartheid South Africa. “Dinisio has defied the odds. He has made and taken theatre and cultural performance to spaces and places where established theatre companies, even not so established groups, would dare to venture.

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    A Bantu in my Bathroom
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    Eusebius McKaiser is a well-known social and political commentator who is determined to raise the level of debate in South Africa while simultaneously making sure that the debates are accessible to everyone

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    A Bush Buffet in the Land of Kachoo
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    Bushbaby sets off on a night-time adventure with two friends he picks up along the way, bush pig and bushbuck. But when they encounter a one-eyed leopard, bushbaby has to think quickly to make sure his new friends don’t become a bountiful leopard buffet.

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    A Free Mind
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    During his 26 years in jail Ahmed Kathrada refused to allow the apartheid regime to confine his mind

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    A History of South Africa
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    Newly revised and updated to include the retirement of Mandela, Frank Welsh’s vividly written, even-handed and authoritative history casts new light on many of South Africa’s most cherished myths. It will surely come to be regarded as definitive.

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    A Jacana Pocket History:The Soweto Uprising
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    The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa’s history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s.

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    A Just Society
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    Drawing inspiration from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the abolition of apartheid, Georgette created this provocative and moving series entitled “A Just Society”.

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    A Labour of Love (South African Art in the 1980s)
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    A Labour of Love offers a new look at contemporary South African Art in the 1980s. This publication contains, alongside recently discovered works by young South African artists, new essays by international art specialists, interviews with artists, previously unpublished archival material, and more than 300 illustrations of artworks.

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    A Prayer Of A Black Man
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    We are at the same time trying hard to impress our former oppressors by rubbishing our cultures and beliefs in the interest of theirs. Our languages are vanishing and we are meanwhile contributing to their demise by speaking only the former oppressors’ language to our children.
    We have turned ourselves into easy targets in all spheres and it is time we confront our weaknesses head on.
    Let the prayer begin…

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    A Rumour of Spring – South Africa After 20 Years of Democracy
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    An honest and balanced account, A Rumour of Spring tackles the questions asked by ordinary South Africans every day: How are we really doing? What is really going on in our country? How should we understand what is happening here? And will it get any better?

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    A Testament of Hope: The Autobiography of Dr Sam Motsuenyane
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    A Testament of Hope is an uplifting story about one man’s dream to succeed and achieve, despite severe political and socio-economic obstacles. The book traces Dr Motsuenyane’s humble beginnings in a village in the North West Province and reveals how he reached the highest echelons of black business.

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    A womb of time
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    The anthology by Zama Madinana, a Johannesburg-based performer, poet and writer, mirrors the incongruous aesthetics of the black man.

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    A Zulu Song Book (1911): (Amagama Abantu)
    R115.00 inc. VAT

    This is a reprint of the earliest collection of Zulu secular songs. Designed for the use of Christian converts, it aimed to provide non-traditional recreational music.

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    Africa! My Africa! An anthology of poems
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    Patricia Schonstein’s personal selection brings together a wide, rich range of poems all held together by a simple yet deep honesty.

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    Africa’s Turn?
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    In Africa’s Turn? Miguel tracks a decade of comparably hopeful economic trends throughout sub-Saharan Africa and suggests that we may be seeing a turnaround. He bases his hopes on a range of recent changes: democracy is finally taking root in many countries; China’s successes have fueled large-scale investment in Africa; and rising commodity prices have helped as well.

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    African Textiles Today
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    African Textiles Today illustrates how African history is read, told, and recorded in cloth. All artifacts or works of art hold within them stories that range far beyond the time of their creation or the lifetime of their creator, and African textiles are patterned with these hidden histories.

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    Al Die Lieflike Dade – Charl-Pierre Naudé
    R195.00 inc. VAT

    Charl-Pierre Naudé demonstrates that poetry problematises generally accepted truths, estranging it so that it may be experienced anew. In Naudé’s poetry the strangeness is important. Strange spaces are set foot upon to rediscover the known, by looking in from the outside as it were.

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    Albert Adams – Journey On A Tightrope
    R320.00 inc. VAT

    The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works by Albert Adams ran at Iziko Museum. Albert Adams was born in Johannesburg in 1930 but at the age of four came to Cape Town with his mother and sister. He attended Livingstone High School and studied at Hewat College in Cape Town. Unable to study at the Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town, because of the apartheid policies, he applied for, and was awarded a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in London where he studied from 1953 to 1956. He enrolled for a brief course of study at the Munich Academy of Arts and later in 1957 attended master classes under the internationally renowned artist, Oskar Kokoschka.

    He returned to Cape Town where he exhibited widely but in 1960 decided to leave South Africa for good and settled in London. He taught for a while at schools in the East End of London and in 1979 was appointed to the staff of the City University, London where he lectured in art history for 18 years. Towards the end of 2006 Adams was diagnosed with lung cancer and after a brief stay in hospital passed away on 31 December 2006.

    An instinctive expressionist Adams’ subject matter is evidence of a deep social commitment and he can rightly be seen as an heir to Francisco Goya (1740 – 1828). Often his subject matter is inspired by international events but he always  returned to South Africa for inspiration, depicting, amongst others, the homeless people of Cape Town, the darker side of the Cape Minstrels and in a more allusive way the ‘baggage’ or legacy of apartheid.

    Although Adams exhibited extensively and, on more than one occasion was chosen to represent South Africa on international exhibitions, his long period of absence from South Africa has resulted in the undue neglect of a major talent.

    This retrospective exhibition will result in Albert Adams being recognized and established as a major South African artist.

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    Alex La Guma:A Colossus Revisited Featuring 3 Stories(A Walk in the Night, The Stone Country,Time of the Butcherbird)
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    A proud child of Cape Town’s infamous District Six, Alex La Guma (1925 – 1985) is one of South Africa’s unsung literary heroes. As a novelist and a freedom fighter, he followed in the footsteps of his politically active father, Jimmy La Guma to combat the injustices of apartheid, then went into exile in London with his family after harrowing periods of solitary detention and severe harassment at the hands of South Africa’s Special Branch police.

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