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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
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    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
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    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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    Albertina Sisulu
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    Albertina Sisulu is revered by South Africans as the true mother of the nation. A survivor of the golden age of the African National Congress, whose life with the second most important figure in the ANC exemplified the underpinning role of women in the struggle against apartheid.

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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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    Alexandra :A History
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    Alexandra: A History, is a social and political history of one of South Africa’s oldest townships. It begins with the founding of Alexandra as a freehold township in 1912, and traces its growth as a center of black working-class life in the heart of Johannesburg, to the post-apartheid era.

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    Always Another Country – A Memoir Of Exile And Home
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    In her much anticipated memoir, Sisonke Msimang writes about her exile childhood in Zambia and Kenya, young adulthood and college years in North America, and returning to South Africa in the euphoric 1990s. She reflects candidly on her discontent and disappointment with present-day South Africa but also on her experiences of family, romance, and motherhood, with the novelist’s talent for character and pathos.

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    Ambiguities of Witnessing: Law and Literature in the Time of a Truth Commission
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    The first book to explore the complex relationship between law and literature in testimony to crimes of apartheid before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Ambiguities of Witnessing closely analyses key individual testimonies.

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    And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses
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    Two very different women meet during a long wait to buy subsidized rice and discover they have more in common than their poverty; an old man and child share a last, loving waltz; a cynical, disabled gangster learns humanity from a committed social worker; and a young girl finds her missing father and her role in the political struggle.

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    And They Didn’t Die – Lauretta Ngcobo
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    And They Didn’t Die dramatises the heroism of Jezile, a young rural woman. Her story also depicts the emergence of collective resistance by rural women in South Africa of the 1950s and 60s.

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    Andries Botha: Being Here (and there)
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    An exhibition catalogue of major works spanning the illustrious 40-year career of South Africa’s pre-eminent contemporary sculptor, Andries Botha, entitled Being Here (and there).

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    Architects of Poverty – Moeletsi Mbeki
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    In his innovative and challenging new book, Architects of Poverty: Why Africa’s Capitalism needs Changing Moeletsi Mbeki analyses the plight of Africa and concludes that the fault lies not lie with the mass of its people but with its rulers the political elites who contrive to keep their fellow citizens poor while enriching themselves.

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    Architecture of the Third Landscape: Award-winning buildings of the Free State
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    Professor Raman and Jako Olivier presented on the publication Architecture of the Third Landscape which goes beyond a mere description of the architecture of the buildings and locates them in the specific physical and cultural landscapes of the Free State.

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    Art + Revolution: The Life and Death of Thami Mnyele (Catalogue)
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    The exhibition and book document a particular chapter in South Africa’s struggle for democracy by telling the story of artist and activist Thami Mnyele and a group of cultural workers in exile in Botswana called Medu Art Ensemble. This is the first time that their history is being told.

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    Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
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    Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa documents and celebrates the artworks integrated into and collected for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The book pays tribute to the extraordinary vision of the architects and judges of the Court who sought to bring together, in the most inspiring, innovative and dignified way possible, art and the workings of justice, and to give a public soul to the new Court building.

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  • Art21 William Kentridge: Six Drawing Lessons – The Norton Lectures
    Art21 William Kentridge: Six Drawing Lessons – The Norton Lectures
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    In 2012, William Kentridge, the Johannesburg-born artist whose creations have been celebrated for their direct engagement with political and social issues, was selected by an esteemed panel to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University.

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    Askari:A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle
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    In 1986 ‘Comrade September’, a charismatic ANC operative and popular MK commander, was abducted from Swaziland by the apartheid security police and taken across the border. After torture and interrogation, September was ‘turned’ and before long the police had extracted enough information to hunt down and kill some of his former comrades.

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    Assaulting Childhood: Children’s Experiences of Migrancy and Hostel Life in South Africa
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    One of the tragic spinoffs of the apartheid policy has been the dehumanization of millions of black migrant workers who have been confined to single-sex hostels for most of their adult lives.

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    At this Stage
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    As South Africa continues to advance towards the fulfilment of its visionary constitution, significant shifts in the mode, style, and theme of its nation’s theatre have begun to take hold. The four plays in this collection, by Lara Foot Newton, Mike van Graan, Motshabi Tyelele and Craig Higginson, offer insights into an emerging national identity.

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