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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 30.63
On his way into Parliament on 2 February 1990 FW de Klerk turned to his wife Marike and said, referring to his forthcoming speech: 'South Africa will never be the same again after this.' Did white South Africa crack, or did its leadership yield sufficiently and just in time to avert a revolution? The transformation has been called a miracle, belying... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00
An ethnographic study that reveals how financial self-help groups (burial societies and credit groups) are islands of hope for Xhosa migrants living in the townships and squatter camps of Cape Town, South Africa. This work examines the urban poor's day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa. more...
- Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00
The sequel to the bestselling Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets, this is a collection of more fascinating, colourful - and mostly unknown - historical tales, all meticulously researched and written in a lively and engaging style. There are stories of Khoikhoi who tried - with mixed fortunes - to integrate into early Cape colonial society, and eccentric... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 41.00
The Fall of Apartheid tells the extraordinary story of how apartheid came into being, secured its ascendancy over the richest and most developed society in Sub-Saharan Africa, and then collapsed. For the first time it reveals the full story of the secret meetings between Africans and Afrikaners in Britain, in which South Africa's current president,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 105.00
Providing a much-needed antidote to recent revisionist attempts to 'rehabilitate' apartheid, this major new text by a leading authority offers a considered and substantive reassessment of the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in South Africa as well as the reasons for its dramatic collapse. Paying particular attention to the international... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 67.50
Seeking the timeless through the timely, Daniel Herwitz brings the vast resources of the philosophical essay to bear on the new realities of post-apartheid South Africa?from racial identity to truth commissions, from architecture to film and television. A public intellectual?s reflections on public life, Herwitz?s essays question how the new South... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
In 1948, the Parliament of South Africa passed a series of laws designed to systematically strip the nation's black majority of all political, economic, and human rights. The result was apartheid, a legislative program that made the South African government one of the most oppressive of the 20th century. The End of Apartheid in South Africa describes... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95
Apartheid vertigo, the dizzying sensation following prolonged oppression and delusions of skin colour, is the focus of this book. Drawing on evidence from interviews, observation, press articles, reports, research monographs and history, this project deconstructs the idea of visible differences between black nationals and black foreign nationals. It... more...
- Juta Academic 2009; US$ 33.99
Examines diverse manifestations of coloredness in southern Africa, with case studies from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, to present analyses that challenge and overturn the conventional wisdom around colored identity. more...