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  • #ZuptasMustFall – And Other Rants (Paperback)

    R230

    Who are these Guptas who are so powerful, they’re distributing cabinet posts like matrons handing out condoms at a brothel? Who do Americans think they are, accusing Trevor Noah of ‘stealing’ a joke from one of their comedians? Is Sizakele MaKhumalo Zuma’s spaza shop a National Key Point? In #ZuptasMustFall, and other rants, Fred Khumalo runs riot, contemplating the pressing issues that continue to confound, infuriate and exasperate the nation – or to sink it into further controversy. Covering a wide range of topics, including politics, history, current events and celebrity gossip, this compilation of recent and new writings contains Khumalo’s trademark blend of humour and shrewd analysis, as well as his treatment of everyday issues from a uniquely South African perspective. This is an entertaining collection of thoughts from one of the country’s most seasoned journalists, offering many questions, and tongue-in-cheek answers, on who we are as a nation, where we are going, and how we compare to the rest of the world.

  • 05.95 Tracking A Decade

  • 20 Battles: Searching for the South African Way of War (1913-2013)

    R330

    In 20 Battles, military historians Evert Kleynhans and David Brock Katz investigate how South Africa’s way of war evolved over a 100-year period. They track the evolution of the doctrine and structure of the South African defence forces, rediscovering historical continuity, if any, and the lessons learned in past battles and operations such as Otavifontein, Delville Wood, Southern Ethiopia, Tobruk, Chiusi, Savannah, Cassinga, Cuito Cuanavale and Boleas.

  • A History Of Disappearance

    R120

    Sarah Lubala’s debut collection of poetry, A History of Disappearance, centres on the experiences of those living on the margins, particularly girls and women. The opening poem, “6 Errant Thoughts on Being a Refugee,” for which Lubala was shortlisted for the prestigious Gerald Kraak Award, sets the tone for this important collection.

  • A lasting Impression: The Robert Hodgins Print Archive

    R350

    A Lasting Impression: The Robert Hodgins print Archive is a 284 page lavishly illustrated full-colour catalogue that accompanied the exhibition at Wits Art Museum in 2013. In 2007, Robert Hodgins donated his archive of almost 400 prints to the museum. The catalogue documents the entire collection and includes incisive and illuminating essays by leading thinkers…

  • A Long Way Home-Migrant Worker Worlds

    R400

    A Long Way Home captures the humanity, agency and creative modes of self-expression of the millions of workers who helped to build and shape modern South Africa.

    The book spans a three-hundred-year history beginning with the exportation of slave labour from Mozambique in the eighteenth century and ending with the strikes and tensions on the platinum belt in recent years. It shows not only the age-old mobility of African migrants across the continent but also, with the growing demand for labour in the mining industry, the importation of Chinese indentured migrant workers.

    Contributions include 18 essays and over 90 artworks and photographs that traverse homesteads, chiefdoms and mining hostels, taking readers into the materiality of migrant life and its customs and traditions, including the rituals practiced by migrants in an effort to preserve connections to “home” and create a sense of “belonging”. The essays and visual materials provide multiple perspectives on the lived experience of migrant labourers and celebrate their extraordinary journeys.

    A Long Way Home was conceived during the planning of an art exhibition entitled ‘Ngezinyawo: Migrant Journeys’ at Wits Art Museum. The interdisciplinary nature of the contributions and the extraordinary collection of images selected to complement and expand on the text make this a unique collection.

  • A Step Becomes a Statement

    R350

    Catalogue of the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, 2018. Includes an essay by Julia Charlton. Many of the paintings are accompanied by a handwritten letter in which the artist explains the intention behind the work. Alfred Thoba was born in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, in 1951. His family were forcibly removed by the apartheid government in 1955. Largely self-taught,…

  • A womb that beats all over the world – Sunday mornings at the river

    R300

    A truly unique anthology of poems from various African voices.

  • Africa Meets Africa: The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam

    R280

    This catalogue was published as the companion publication to the exhibition ‘Africa Meets Africa: The African Collection of the Museum of Ethnology Rotterdam’. The exhibition tour is sponsored by the Mondriaan Stichting.

  • Africa Meets Africa: The Power to Speak

    R150

    An educational resource about using ancient art and current cultural artifacts to teach Sub-Saharan African civilization to the young. This resource consisting of a video and an interactive resource book, offers teachers and learners a means of exploring creativity by introducting museums and galleries as rich educational resources that expose the wealth of African cultural…

  • Africa’s Peacemakers – Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent

    R450

    As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. From the first American president of African descent, Barack Obama, whose career was inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles…

  • African Artists: From 1882 to Now

    R1500

    Modern and Contemporary African art is at the forefront of the current curatorial and collector movement in today’s art scene. This groundbreaking new book, created in collaboration with a prestigious global advisory board, represents the most substantial appraisal of contemporary artists born or based in Africa available

  • African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent

    R840

    The traditional, handcrafted textiles of Africa are sumptuous, intricate, and steeped in cultural significance. Region by region, African Textiles covers, as no other volume has, the handmade textiles of West, North, East, Central, and Southern Africa, outlining the range of weaving techniques, and the different types of looms, materials, and dyes that create these sumptuous works. Nor does it neglect the cultural context of African textiles, assessing the various influences of religion, culture, trade, tradition, fashion, and the changing role of women that inform their creation.

  • Afronova: Modern and Contemporary Art.

  • Andrie Gouws

    R100

    Pedestrian Paintings (2006-2011), Andries Gouws’s travelling exhibition combines the interiors and still-lifes known from Gouws’ previous shows with a series of paintings of feet on which he has been working since 2006.

  • Anna van der Ploeg: Omens in Hot Bacon Contradiction

    R180

    This exhibition presents a new body of work created by Anna van der Ploeg at the David Krut Workshop (DKW). Through oil paintings, etching editions and monotypes, Van der Ploeg continues to probe notions of performativity, concealment, and tenderness in social interactions.