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    100 Papers : A Collection of Prose Poems and Flash Fiction
    R80.00 inc. VAT

    These short shorts (most only one to two pages or less) are slices of South African life with the warts left on. Many involve broken families; some describe mental illness; several include explicit sexuality, mostly between women.

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    And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    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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    Architects of Poverty – Moeletsi Mbeki
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    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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    Bessie Head: Thunder Behind her Ears
    R230.00 inc. VAT

    In July 2007, the acclaimed writer Bessie Head would have turned 70 years old. Her friends, colleagues andliterary critics honoured her with a series of conferences, new books and theses, and the founding of a permanent Bessie Head Heritage Trust to guarantee the future of her house and literary papers. Wits University Press took the opportunity to repackage and republish this excellent biography and it appears with new, never-before-published photographs of Bessie Head’s life.

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    Cape Town Calling
    R75.00 inc. VAT

    From Paul Theroux and Peter Moore to Jonny Steinberg, JM Coetzee, Jonathan Kaplan, Nelson Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Tom Eaton, Breyten Breytenbach, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Gabeba Baderoon: Discover Cape Town with top contemporary authors – both well-loved locals and international travel writers. Selected and with an introduction by Justin Fox.

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    Dark outsider: three plays
    R100.00 inc. VAT

    Life in exile, the poet Roy Campbell, and the world of a boys’ boarding school are the three topics explored in this, the first collection of the work of one of South Africa’s leading playwrights, Anthony Akerman.

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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: Three Satires
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    Cupidity, corruption and conciliation are the themes of the 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 materialism in which the protagonist gets his come-uppance.

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    Goldilocks and the Three Rhinos (English)
    R110.00 inc. VAT

    Goldilocks was not supposed to be in the forest alone, but she didn’t always do as she was told.

    Join Goldilocks as she stumbles across the Rhino family’s home, unknowingly dabbling in their daily activities, and the hilarity that follows.

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    Goldilocks and the Three Rhinos (Xhosa)
    R110.00 inc. VAT

    Goldilocks was not supposed to be in the forest alone, but she didn’t always do as she was told.

    Join Goldilocks as she stumbles across the Rhino family’s home, unknowingly dabbling in their daily activities, and the hilarity that follows.

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    Goldilocks and the Three Rhinos (Zulu)
    R110.00 inc. VAT

    Goldilocks was not supposed to be in the forest alone, but she didn’t always do as she was told.

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    How Lion Got His Roar
    R100.00 inc. VAT

    King Lion used to have a very soft voice. He didn’t sound like a powerful king of the beasts at all.

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    Indaba, My Children: African Tribal History, Legends, Customs and Religious Beliefs
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children is an internationally acclaimed collection of African folk tales that chart the story of African tribal life since the time of the Phoenicians. It is these stories that have shaped Africa as we know it.

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    Left Over
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    Lyric, vigilant, hyper-alert to the surfaces, textures and sensations of the physical world, the poems in Moolman’s sixth collection are beautiful and dangerous, a meditation on the fraught and even perilous relationship of mind and body.

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    Letotoba
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    Letotoba is a collection of 33 new poems that focuses on different themes namely; spiritual, relationships (love), politics, youth (June 16), inspiration and motivation.

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  • Lie on Your Wounds: The prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
    Lie on Your Wounds: The prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
    R420.00 inc. VAT

    This book collates nearly 300 prison letters to and from Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, inspirational political leader and first President of the Pan-Africanist Congress. These letters are testimony to the desolate conditions of his imprisonment and to his unbending commitment to the cause of African liberation.

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    Our Lady of Benoni
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    Through five colourful characters, three of them living out their very individual lives in an unnamed public park in Johannesburg, Zakes Mda explores the plight of women and children in a patriarchal and male-dominated twenty-first century world.

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    Princess Pincushion
    R50.00 inc. VAT

    This delightful children’s book is a heartwarming story about a mighty, magnificent pig that leaves an empowering message to all humans, big and small.

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  • Quite Footsteps
    Quite Footsteps
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    Quite Footsteps explores moral themes relating to political and social change in South Africa. An obscene clamour that the poet sees as eviscerating our country’s humanity becomes the catalyst for an excoriating attack on a time that “renders everything as matters of abuse”, and a passionate demand that we find in ourselves – for ourselves, and in honour of the spirits of the dead – the capacity for the humane. This major work by one of South Africa’s poets will trouble every conscience, even as it revives our faltering hope for a healed nation.

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    Recognition: An Anthology of Short Stories
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    This anthology includes a generous and detailed introduction, written by David Medalie. It traces the motif of recognition, discusses the general characteristics of short stories and the narrative devices used by writers, and includes a brief analysis of each short story.
    Recognition will appeal to teachers and students of literature. It will be enjoyed by all those who love short stories and appreciate the craftsmanship involved in telling a memorable tale.

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