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  • In The World – Ashraf Jamal


    In the World presents a collection of essays by Cape Town cultural analyst and art critic Ashraf Jamal focused on 24 South African artists working in painting, photography, sculpture and performance. Aimed at a wide, international audience, the texts reconfigure the national narrative of South African art within a broader African and global context. From identity politics to the boom of “African art” in a global contemporary art market, Jamal explores a variety of issues at the heart of South African art practice.

  • Springs Will Come – William N. Zulu


    Painstakingly handwritten over a three year period, Spring Will Come is the life story of William Zulu, highly acclaimed for his evocative art-works.

  • The Marvels


    In The Marvels two seemingly unrelated
    stories  woven together – one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy.

  • The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship – Michael Petry


    The Art of Not Making tackles these questions head on, exploring the concepts of authorship, artistic originality, skill, craftsmanship and the creative act, and highlighting the vital role that skills from craft and industrial production play in the creation of some of today’s most innovative and sought-after works of art.

  • Things Fall Apart (Illustrated)


    Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe’s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa’s cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall…

  • An Extraordinary Egg – Sesotho


    It’s an extraordinary day on Pebble Island for three frogs when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. They’ve never seen a chicken egg before, but they’re sure that’s what this must be. So when the egg hatches and out crawls a long green, scaly creature, they naturally call it . . . a…

  • A Fourfold Vision


    The profound and lyric photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard open us up to at least a double world, a world where all that is invisible, or only felt, or only dreamed, is as true, or as possible, or as necessary, as the ground which holds us down…In this book, these particular images are at least double exposures, and it would be tempting to stop there, in the twofold world of double vision

  • Zanele Muholi Exhibition Book


    Created to accompany one of the most exciting exhibitions of 2020, this stunning paperback catalogue presents the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.

    Richly illustrated, it includes images from the key series Muholi has produced over the past twenty years, as well as never-before-published and recent works. The exhibition book also features six newly commissioned essays exploring their work, as well as a full glossary and chronology.

  • Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms


    How many times have you read the caption next to a work of art in a museum or gallery, or a review of an exhibition, and found yourself none the wiser? The language in which modern art is described can be even more mystifying than the art itself. Now, a fully updated and expanded edition…

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    WAITING for the SIBYL


    The text in this book is essentially the libretto of the chamber opera WAITING for the SIBYL, which was made for the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and first performed there in September 2019. Music for the opera was composed by Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Kyle Shepherd.

  • The Elders at the Door (isiZulu)


    Ngolunye usuku ekuseni, aBadala abathathu, abakhathele nabalambile-uSibusiso, uNhlakanipho noThando-bangqongqotha emnyango ekhaya lomndeni. Umndeni ufisa ukubammema bangene kodwa kufanele uqoke oyedwa wabo ukuba angene ekhaya lawo. Yimuphi kulaba abathathu okufanele bamqoke? Lenganekwane ixoxwa kuyo yonke iAfrika futhi ingeyabantu bakhona. Nakuba indawo lapho yenzeka khona nabalingiswa ngokukhethekile bengabase-Afrika –ngokwesigqi senkulumo yabo nangemihlobiso yezimpahla zabo-umlayezo wabo ungowomhlaba wonke. Lena yincwadi yezingane nomndeni wonke. Ibhalwe kahle futhi inemifanekiso emihle, izokwenza izingane zifise ukuyifunda njalo njalo

  • The Elders at the Door (isiXhosa)


    Ngenye intseni iinkonde ezintathu ezidiniweyo nezilanbileyo – uNtsikelelo, uBulumko noThando- bankqonkqoza emnyango wolunye usapho. Olu sapho lunqwenela ukubamkela kodwa kufuneka likhethe abemnye kula mandwendwe ukuba angene ekhayeni labo. Ngomphi kwaba bathathu abaza kumkhetha? Eli libali elibaliswayo kwilizwekazi lethu i-Afrika kwaye lelabo bonke abemi beli zwekazi. Nangona isimo sentlalo kunye nabalinganiswa bengabase-Afrika uqobo – ngokwesingqisho sentetho yabo neempahla abazinxibayo – umyalezo wabo ugqithiselwa uluntu jikelele. Le ncwadi yenzelwe bonke abantwana nefemeli iphela. Ngendlela ebhalwe yaze yazotywa kakuhle ngayo, le ncwadi iza kwenza abatwana bafune ukuyifunda okokoko

    Well written and beautifully illustrated, this book will have children wanting to read it over and over again. This story originally appeared in the Sunday Times Storytime: 10 South African Stories for Children in 2014.

  • Innocence at War


    The memories from World War 2 could have been a tale of any war in any place on our globe, at any time of human lives. The names of countries and people are interchangeable in the world continuously plagued by upheavals. Each nation buries its ugly secrets in reasons for justice, in the name of religion, group identity or national power. The atrocities committed man to man are an on going fact of life.

  • From the Ground Up

    The Cuban-born husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gomez has worked collaboratively for thirty years, receiving international acclaim for their photographs of subjects in a state of flux. From The Ground Up is a three-part photographic essay focusing on the metamorphosis of the vernacular architecture in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. This…

  • How We Are: Photographing Britain from the 1840s to the present


    This is the first book to tell the story of British photography as a coherent whole, from the pioneers of the early 19th century to photographers today who display their images on websites, on computer screens—even iPods. The authors have traveled the length and breadth of the UK, researching both well-known and forgotten bodies of…

  • Art Photography


    In the last decade, interest in photography has exploded. Among the most compelling and popular art forms, photography is now recognized as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. In this accessibly written survey, art photography comes alive through a series of frames—from documentary style and pictorialism to archives, narratives, and the conceptual uses of the medium. David Bate traces major developments and themes from the earliest days of photography, in the 1830s, to the present day, examining the many ways in which photography and art have intersected since the birth of the medium.