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  • The Making of Modern South Africaby Nigel Worden

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa.  Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial... more...

  • Stones Against the Mirrorby Hugh Lewin

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 10.00

    A moving story of friendship and betrayal in the Struggle more...

  • Dancing to a Different Rhythmby Zarina Maharaj

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 6.00

    Dancing to a Different Rhythm chronicles the experiences of a remarkable woman who was prepared to sacrifice a conventional life and brilliant career in her quest for the freedom of her country, while raising a young family in foreign lands. It is a gripping tale of politics and life in exile, but also an extraordinary love story that transcended severe... more...

  • The Mbeki Legacyby Brian Pottinger

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 6.00

    In September 2008, Thabo Mbeki was ?recalled? as president of South Africa, seven months before his term was due to end. This book takes stock of Mbeki?s presidency, by focusing on a simple question: how has South Africa prospered or weakened under his stewardship? The Mbeki Legacy considers how Mbeki consolidated power and why he was defeated at the... more...

  • Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophetsby Max du Preez

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    South African history will never be the same again ? Shunning the predictable, Max du Preez has put on his investigative journalist?s cap and examined our past from a fresh perspective. The result is a collection of extraordinary and mostly unknown stories, all meticulously researched and written in an engaging and lively style. Instead of regurgitating... more...

  • Vereenigingby Leon Wessels

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    Die pad waarlangs ons gekom het, is die rede hoekom ons verander het more...

  • Sub-Saharan Africaby Lisa Zamosky

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Africa, the second largest continent on Earth, is home to the largest desert and the longest river in the world. Trade routes gave rise to the ancient kingdoms in Africa, providing a rich history in culture, trade, and tradition. more...

  • The Politics of Memoryby Raingard Esser

    BRILL 2012; US$ 163.00

    The Eighty Years? War and the partition of the Low Countries led to the publication of numerous chorographical works on towns and regions in the Northern and Southern Netherlands. This book offers a comparison of these histories reflecting political change and promoting new identities. more...

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonightby Rian Malan

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • At the Fireside - Volume 1by Roger Webster

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 7.29

    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...