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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 6.97
In 1987, after a twelve year absence, Chistopher Hope returned to South Africa to report on the run up to that year's whites-only election. The nature of the election campaign and the bitter defeat of the liberals lead him to write this satirical, evocative portrait of what it looked and felt like growing up in a country gripped by an absurd, racist... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 17.43
The classic memoir of growing up in South Africa during the apartheid regime. Full of exquisite and despairing descriptions of the landscape the White Boy is running through, this mordantly witty account of escape, displacement and disillusionment is a modern classic of journalistic memoir. more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 17.49
For Rian Malan, the blessing of living in South Africa is that every day presents him with material whose richness astounds those who live in saner places. Twenty years after the publication of his bestseller My Traitor's Heart , he is still strongly committed to the struggle against suffocating political rectitude. Malan eviscerates politicians,... more...
- Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 51.03
Hauptbeschreibung Die hier vorgelegte Sammlung von Studien umfaßt eine Auswahl kleinerer Schriften zur Autobiographie, die seit den siebziger Jahren bis heute die größeren Arbeiten Günter Niggls zu dieser Gattung begleiten. Eröffnet wird die Sammlung von zwei einführenden Aufsätzen über literarische Zweckformen allgemein, ihre Einordnung ins Literatursystem... more...
- Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 71.92
Hauptbeschreibung Darf der Gesetzgeber die Ladenöffnung an Sonn- und Feiertagen ganz freigeben und damit die letzten einkaufsfreien Tage abschaffen? Nein, Art. 140 GG i. V. m. Art. 139 WRV verbietet dies zum Schutz der Arbeitsruhe und zur Möglichkeit der seelischen Erhebung. Die Öffnung am Sonntag, auch an Adventssonntagen, muß die Ausnahme bleiben.... more...
- Twaweza Communications 2010; US$ 32.95
In most of Africa, there is evidence of politicised inter-ethnic rivalry and ethnic mobilisation to acquire, maintain or monopolise power as competition for resources intensify. This volume demonstrates how ethnic diversity can be managed at a number of levels in order to improve the lives of citizens. As the contributors show, ethnicity as an identity... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 11.67
At the Fireside was born out of the need to preserve, retell and rekindle some of the stories of events and lives that have shaped and coloured South Africa. This book recalls our history and enables the reader to relive the stories of our sometimes forgotten past. These are tales of bravery and honour, greed and failure, hope and despair, but ultimately... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00
Following the very successful Ethiopia Engraved , an illustrated book of engravings by foreign travellers from 1681 to 1900, Ethiopia Photographed covers the period from the inception of photography in the country up to the Italian Fascist invasion in 1936. The people, terrain, buildings and rulers of Ethiopia - such as Emperor Melenik, Lej Iyasu... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 20.42
What happens to a dream deferred? This question, from one of Thabo Mbeki?s favourite poems by Langston Hughes, provides the thread for this magisterial biography of the second president of a democratic South Africa. In the long shadow of Nelson Mandela, Mbeki attempted to forge an identity for himself as the symbol of modern Africa. Mark Gevisser... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
This beautifully illustrated social history of Devon during the First World War examines the cultural changes brought about during this period. Every sector of society felt the impact of the war acutely. People pulled together in some things, and pulled apart in others. Men had to decide whether to enlist or not, and risk the social, moral and physical... more...