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  • A World in Common

    R1170

    A celebration of the visual and cultural landscape of contemporary African photography, this stunning exhibition book offers critical insight from the perspectives of Africa’s leading artists and thinkers.

  • 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.

  • David Goldblatt: No Ulterior Motive

    R1540

    A panorama of the career of South African photographer David Goldblatt, elucidating his artistic commitments, networks, and influence

  • Ernest Cole: The True America

    R2795

    The first publication of photographs taken by Ernest Cole in the United States during the turbulent and eventful late 1960s and early 1970s.

  • From Africa: a Celebration of Creativity from Africa Compiled and Published by Counter-Print

    R420

    Featuring 19 design companies & their work including: Hust Wilson, Thandiwe Muriu, Elio Moavero, Thabiso Ntuli, Vukile Batyi, Pearly Yon, Mam’Gobozi Design Factory, Daniel Ting Chong, The Ninevites, Mrs + Mr Luke, Blood, Sweat + Polony, R!OT – Sindiso Nyoni, Bold Branding, Studio Onss Mhirsi, Ahmad Hammoud, VM DSGN, David Alabo and MUTI.

  • Marlene Dumas: Against the Wall

    R910

    Originally published in 2010 on the occasion of Against the Wall, Dumas’s first solo presentation at David Zwirner in New York, this much sought-after exhibition catalogue—which sold out shortly after publication—has been reprinted to coincide with the artist’s 2014–2015 European retrospective exhibition The Image as Burden, organized by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

  • Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals

    R1890

    Marlene Dumas’s works respond more than ever to the uncertainty and sensuality of the painting process itself. Allowing the structure of the canvases and the materiality of the paint greater freedom to inform the development of her compositions, the artist has likened the creation of these works to the act of falling in love: an unpredictable and open-ended process that is as filled with awkwardness and anxiety as it is with bliss and discovery.

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    South Africa: The Art of a Nation

    R1210

    South Africa: the art of a nation explores the history of South Africa through a selection of its artworks, playing particular attention not only to their relationship to one another, but also to their connections to key episodes in the nation’s evolution.

  • The ANC Billionaires

    R310

    The book draws on first-hand accounts by major role players about the contentious relationship between capital and the ANC before, during and after the country’s transition to democracy.

  • The Fifth Mrs Brink – A Memoir

    R270

    The Fifth Mrs Brink is Karina M. Szczurek’s memoir of her life before, during and after her marriage to André P. Brink.

    Polish-born Karina was twenty-seven when she met the acclaimed writer, forty-two years her senior, and they spent a decade together. Here she chronicles their relationship, from their first encounter in Vienna, Austria, and moving across continents to be with each other, to finding calm and stability in their married life in Cape Town, and finally facing the challenges of André’s deteriorating health in the last year of his life.

  • The History of African Art (Art Essentials)

    R455

    This indispensable introductory guide explores the art of the African continent from its early origins over 150,000 years ago to the contemporary, set in the context of postcolonial debates, the restitution of cultural objects and artifacts, and the challenges of the present. This enormous and complex field of study, once under-appreciated by the Western art world, is now of global importance and an essential subject of education in art history.

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    The People Shall Govern! The Medu Art Ensemble and the Anti-Apartheid Posters, 1979-1985

    R915

    The People Shall Govern! features nearly all the surviving posters that Medu created between 1979 and 1985.

  • Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard : Life among the stowaways

    R230

    Beneath the Nelson Mandela Boulevard flyover on Cape Town’s foreshore lives a community of stowaways, young Tanzanian men from the slums of Dar es Salaam.

    When journalist Sean Christie meets Adam Bashili, he comes to know the extraordinary world of Beachboys, a multi-port, fourth-generation subculture that lives to stow away and stows away to survive. But Sean starts to accompany the beachboys on trips around their everyday Cape Town, he becomes more than a casual observer, serving as sometime moneylender, driver, confidant and scribe, and eventually joining Adam on an unprecedented tour of Dar es Salaam’s underworld and a reckless run down Africa’s east coast.

    Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard remaps both city and continent, introducing us to the places and people we so frequently overlook.

  • Vitamin C+: Collage in Contemporary Art

    R1680

    Over 100 global artists working with collage, as chosen by a team of art experts – an indispensable who’s who of the most exciting and innovative names working in the medium

    Collage is an artistic language comprising found images, fragmentary forms, and unexpected juxtapositions. While it first gained status as high art in the early twentieth century, the past decade has seen a fresh explosion of artists using this dynamic and experimental approach to image making.

  • Rope of Sand – The Rise and fall of the Zulu kingdom in the 19th century.

    R270

    John Laband’s magisterial account of the dramatic emergence and tragic decline of the Zulu kingdom in the nineteenth century is the culmination of fifteen years of research and fieldwork.
    Professor John Laband teaches European and Zulu history in the Department of Historical Studies, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.