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Farrah is not a Dalmatian

written and illustrated by Adrie le Roux

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My Great Expedition

Justin Fox / illustrated by Lucy Stuart-Clark

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I am Alex / Ek is Alex

Elena Agnello / illustrated by Adrie le Roux

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The Baby Brother Curse 

Michelle Sacks / illustrated by Carla Kreuser

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A 'Safrican' at Cambridge: The Wartime Diary of W.D. Terry, with Selected Letters

edited and introduced by Laurence Wright

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Zulu Woodcarving 

Nessa Leibhammer - The fourth and final title in the Print Matters Traditional Zulu Crafts Series to accompany Zulu BasketryZulu Pottery

and Zulu Beadwork.

Look out for a limited edition boxed set Zulu Traditional Crafts Quartet.

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An Art Museum in Africa: The South African National Gallery

Marilyn Martin

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Trees and Shrubs Mozambique

John Burrows, Ernst Schmidt, Sandie Burrows and Mervyn Lötter

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Publishing Print Matters publishes books on South African art, craft and heritage with a particular focus on those artists, craftspeople and individuals who have been overlooked yet made an impact on South African culture: they have stories to tell and vision to share that can empower our youth and restore pride in our collective heritage.

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Bumble Books publishes early reader picture books with an emphasis upon fun and entertainment. Bumble provides a platform for new South African illustrator-writers as well as illustrators and writers to showcase their work internationally, 

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Art, Craft & Graphics

The Keiskamma Art Project - Restoring Hope and Livelihoods
by Brenda Schmahmann

THE KEISKAMMA ART PROJECT, begun by Carol Hofmeyr in 2000, provides opportunities to over a hundred people in the tiny Eastern Cape settlement of Hamburg,...More info

LINDSAY PAGE - The Purple Cloak
by Diana Page

Catalogue for The Purple Cloak exhibition of artwork by Lindsay Page at the Irma Stern Museum  6-27 August 2016 Introduction by Diana Page, Lindsay Page's daughter,...More info

JACANA - Scorched Earth: 100 years of Southern African Potteries
by Wendy Gers

Scorched Earth is the first comprehensive history of fine art potteries in southern Africa, with a focus on pioneer ceramic studios and workshops. Filled with...More info

PETER ELLIOTT - Nita Spilhaus
by Peter Elliott

Nita Spilhaus (1878–1967) and her artist friends in the Cape in the early twentieth century Timed to coincide with the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of this painter’s work,...More info

JACANA - Claudette Schreuders
by Claudette Schreuders

Claudette Schreuders, who lives and works in South Africa, is known for her distinctive carved and painted wooden sculptures which, as Okwui Enwezor has observed,...More info

JACANA - Memory and Magic Contemporary Art of the !Xun & Khwe
by Hella Rabbethge-Schiller

This collection of 82 artworks gives an overview on the works of eleven artists of the !Xun and Khwe community which has been collected by...More info

Frank Spears - The Painter
by Melissa Sutherland

Frank Spears 1906-1991: a man of many talents, he painted throughout his life, first in water colours and then oils. His works were included in...More info

Zulu Beadwork
by Eleanor Preston-Whyte

Volume 3 in the series of the Print Matters Zulu Crafts Series A brief outline of the history of beadmaking in KwaZulu-Natal, followed by an examination...More info

FIRELIZARD - James Hartlief - Artist of the Dreaming World
by Jeni Couzyn and James Hartlief

James Hartlief lives in the village of Nieu Bethesda, in the heart of the Great Karoo. In this inspiring book he tells his story, through...More info

Zulu Pottery
by Dr Elizabeth Perrill

A brief history of and guide to contemporary Zulu Pottery Long held as one of the most spiritually charged Zulu art forms, Zulu ceramics have entered...More info

The Artist in the Garden - The Quest for Moses Tladi
by Angela Read Lloyd

In December 1931 Moses Tladi became the first black artist ever to exhibit in the South African National Gallery. During the 1930s Tladi achieved a...More info

Zulu Basketry
by Jannie van Heerden

The definitive guide to contemporary Zulu basket weaving. Long overlooked, Zulu Basketry is the first comprehensive pictorial record of a craft form that has endured...More info

Sandra McGregor - ‘Onse artist' in District Six
by Dolores Fleischer

In 1966, under the Group Areas Act of 1950, District Six was declared a white area by the Nationalist government. Between 1966 and 1982 approximately...More info