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    Always Another Country – A Memoir Of Exile And Home
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    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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    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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    Between Dreams and Realities : A History of the South African National Gallery, 1871 – 2017
    R700.00 inc. VAT

    Between Dreams and Realities is a celebration of South Africa’s heritage and cultural wealth; it contributes to the fields of museum, heritage, cultural and curatorial studies, as well as visual and art history. It opens up the discourse and revives interest in public art museums in general and in the national art museum in particular, while offering perspectives on the future, and galvanising custodians and the public into action.

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    Candice Breitz: Extra!
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    Candice Breitz: Extra! is the first significant survey exhibition of Breitz’s work on South African soil.

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    Casting Shadows: Images from a New South Africa

    Edward West uses the metaphorical power of shadow to foreground the shifting visibility of South Africa’s black population post apartheid. From 1997-1999, he traveled in South Africa to photograph the country’s townships, squatter camps, and locations during this historic time of transition. In focusing on the private moments of these newly empowered people within their own communities, West has created a complex, visually compelling study of the ways in which identity is inextricably linked to environment. Utilizing the medium of photography in large scale color Giclee prints, West has developed a rich visual language built on the shadow metaphor that at once moves us and grounds us.

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    Christo Coetzee: Paintings from London and Paris, 1954-1964

    Art historians are beginning to look anew at the abstract creations of the 50s and 60s and a new awareness of their significance has arisen. In this book the authors bring together a rare collection of the work of Christo Coetzee.

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    Cyril’s Choices: Lessons from 25 Years of Freedom in South Africa
    R290.00 inc. VAT

    President Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela’s preferred successor, faces new problems and new choices since he won his own electoral mandate in May 2019. In the next five years, South Africa will be changed radically by the climate crisis, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, economic stagnation and political unrest among some of its southern African neighbours, and the rising African influence of Russia and China while the West is distracted by the insurgent populism of US President Donald Trump and Brexit.

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    David Lurie: Daylight Ghosts: History, Myth, Memory
    R530.00 inc. VAT

    The Cradle of Humankind?a paleoanthropological site about 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999?is the site of the discovery of many of the oldest hominid fossils in the world, some dating back three million years. This site opens windows onto many pasts: onto the origins and evolution of humanity, but also, perhaps less well known and appreciated, it bears witness to many of the key phases of more recent South African history.

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    EB Koybie – A memoir of shenanigans between Durban & Bombay
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    “I had five paternal uncles, four in South Africa and one in India. For some reason, each uncle had a son named Ebrahim. What a stupid idea. It made me feel like a sausage from a boerewors factory.”

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    Ek is Alex
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    The latest release from Bumble books, I am Alex and Ek is Alex, deals with the subject of diversity. Winner of this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair Best Children’s Book Publisher in Africa, Bumble is carving a niche with its beautifully illustrated books.

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    Entanglement: Literary and Cultural Reflections on Post-Apartheid
    R230.00 inc. VAT

    This original book is a much needed and far reaching exploration of post-apartheid South African life world. Entanglement aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence and xenophobia as well as experimentation and desegregation, which characterizes the present. The author explores the concept of entanglement in relation to reading of literature, new media forms and painting. In the process, she moves away from a persistence apartheid optic, drawing on the ideas of sameness and their limits, in order to elicit ways of living and imaging that are just starting to take shape and for which we might not yet have a name. In the background of her investigations lies a preoccupation with a future-oriented politics, one that builds on largely unexplored terrains of mutuality while being attentive to a historical experience of confrontation and injury.

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    Ephraim Ngatane – A Setting Apart
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    This first comprehensive introduction to Ngatane’s oeuvre offers an intimate reflection on the artist’s tragically short life and showcases more than 80 of his most important works in public and private collections.

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  • Fire Walker
    Fire Walker
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. The essays prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstow’s interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time; and the images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.

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    Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    Cupidity, corruption and conciliation are the themes of three plays in this collection: The Mother of All Eating, a one-hander, with its central character a corrupt Lesotho official, is a grinding satire on material in which the protagonist gets his comeuppance. ‘You Fool, how can the sky fall?’ is an unbridled study in grotesquerie, reflecting a belief.

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    Frank Spears – The Painter
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    Frank Spears – the painter is a visual biography which traces his life from his humble beginnings in Birmingham to his professional life in Cape Town where he met his wife of almost 60 years, the poet, Dorothea Spears.

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    Franschhoek: South African Winelands
    R380.00 inc. VAT

    A beautiful, full colour coffee table book embracing the rich vineyards and vintners of South Africa in the Franschhoek region of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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    Gavin Rain: Catalogue 2015
    R750.00 inc. VAT

    Gavin Rain’s catalogue from 2015, showing recent works.

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    Handspring Puppet Company (Hardcover)
    R650.00 inc. VAT

    Handspring Puppet Company was founded by Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Jill Joubert and Jon Weinberg in 1981. They have produced eleven plays and two operas, collaborated with many different artists including Mali’s Sogolon Puppet Troupe and South African artist William Kentridge which opened in over 200 venues in South Africa and abroad.

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