Bushbaby sets off on a night-time adventure with two friends he picks up along the way, bush pig and bushbuck. But when they encounter a one-eyed leopard, bushbaby has to think quickly to make sure his new friends don’t become a bountiful leopard buffet.
Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Afropolis is the product of an exhibition developed by the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany. The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective.
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.
Written and illustrated in 1973 by one of South Africa’s most famous artists, Gerard Sekoto, Shorty and Billy Boy, is a book for children as well as art lovers and collectors. The manuscript forms part of a private collection of Sekoto’s sketches, artworks, letters and memoirs.
Ten years after democracy arrived in South Africa here is a book that gives a voice to the Afrikaner, speaking in English about the “Miracle” of the peaceful transition to majority rule – their worst nightmare.
Documenting artist Brett Murray’s career over the past 30 years, this book boasts both powerful imagery and reflective texts from his 80s cultural/struggle work, through his career to The Spear—the natural outcome of his art and reflections on injustices past and present.
Filled with sumptuous photographs by acclaimed South African photographer Obie Oberholzer, Cooking in the Photographer’s House features recipes for peasant-style food with emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients that anyone can cook.
The papers presented in this book are characterized by a wide-ranging view and tone that is often speculative and best viewed as a provocative introduction to an important field of inquiry, rather than as a state-of-the-art assessment of sexuality in Africa. It is hoped that the chapters will stimulate further thought and research, especially since most make no pretense of offering the final word on the topics they discuss.
Jafta, a young boy growing up in Africa, describes some of his everyday feelings by comparing his actions to those of various African animals. The book is filled with rich illustrations and clever similes to explain all sorts of feelings and actions.
Jafta’s father is coming home. He has been away for a very long time, but things are changing in his country and now he can return. Jafta will be able to tell him about all the things that he has missed, and Jafta’s father will answer questions that no one else can answer. There’ll be a homecoming party bigger than Nomsa’s wedding. Because Jafta’s father is coming home at last.