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  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 26.25

    ‘I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.? – ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa?s pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police... more...

  • An Arid Edenby Garth Owen-Smith

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 26.25

    Two remarkable tales woven together - the story of the Kaokoveld, an arid eden in the remote north-west of Namibia, so nearly lost, but regained to become one of Africa's iconic wildlife tourism destinations, and also the story of a young man's search for an African way to do conservation in Africa. Garth Owen-Smith first visited the Kaokoveld... more...

  • Blood Roseby Margie Orford

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 14.58

    A breathtaking, atmospheric thriller and a stunning return for investigator Dr Clare Hart. The gruesome murder of a homeless teenage boy suggests a methodical serial killer is at work in Walvis Bay, a depressed port, isolated in the vast sweep of the Namib Desert. It is a corrupt, claustrophobic place with a shifting population of people who came... more...

  • Diepslootby Anton Harber

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 20.42

    In a little more than a decade, Diepsloot has transformed from a semi-rural expanse to a dense, seething settlement of about 200 000 people. A post-apartheid creation lying to the north of Johannesburg, Diepsloot is talked about as a place of fear, vigilante justice, xenophobic violence and a haven for criminals and undocumented foreigners. Respected... more...

  • Haniby Janet Smith; Beauregard Tromp

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 17.50

    Chris Hani's assassination in 1993 gave rise to one of South Africa's great imponderables: if he had survived, what impact would he have had on politics and government in South Africa? More pointedly, could this charismatic leader have risen to become president of the country? Hani was a hero of South Africa's liberation, a communist party leader... more...

  • Little Liberiaby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 20.42

    On Park Hill Avenue in New York City, almost everyone is Liberian. Most people know one another; if not by name, then by face. And yet neighbours do not ask one another what they did in Liberia, for the question is considered an accusation. Many people here fled Liberia?s brutal civil war, a conflict that claimed the lives of one in fourteen Liberians.... more...

  • Mugabe'S War Machineby Paul Moorcraft

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 21.88

    Mugabe's War Machine is the first full account of one man's military ambitions. It contains shocking stories of massacre and murder at home and powerful accounts of neighbouring wars and international intelligence intrigues. ... more...

  • Resident Alienby Rian Malan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 17.50

    Resident Alien is a provocative and engaging collection of the best of Rian Malan's writings that have appeared in the likes of The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Esquire, since My Traitor's Heart. Crisscrossing South Africa – and further afield – in a quest to understand the land and continent of his birth – Malan does time with an extraordinary... more...

  • The Devil In The Detailby Paul Holden; Hennie van Vuuren

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 24.79

    The South African ‘Arms Deal? was never a single event. Rather it was, and still is, a series of scandals and outrages, all contributing towards a dubious momentum that takes South Africa further away from transparent democratic practice. The Devil in the Detail, written by two of South Africa?s leading researchers on the subject, takes the reader... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 7.29

    One of the most beloved classics of our time, Kahlil Gibran?s The Prophet has been translated into many languages and sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1923. Its 28 chapters consist of poetic reflections on the human condition, presented as discussions between the prophet, Almustafa, and the people of the city of Orphalese.... more...