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  • A Hedonist's Guide to Johannesburgby Andrew Ludwig

    Hg2 2010; US$ 12.00

    The beating heart of corporate South Africa, Johannesburg's history is built on the gold and diamonds of Witwatersrand. Dynamic and cosmopolitan, travelers can explore the vibrant restaurants, bars and cultural life before heading off for adventure in the Kruger National Park. The guide's clean, block-color snakeskin leather effect flexicover is as... more...

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonightby Rian Malan

    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...

  • Ethnic Diversity in Eastern Africaby Kimani Njogu; Kabiri Ngeta; Mary Wanjau

    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...

  • At the Fireside - Volume 1by Roger Webster

    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...

  • Ethiopia Photographedby Richard Pankhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Thabo Mbekiby Mark Gevisser

    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 People of Devon in the First World Warby David Parker

    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...

  • Geschichte Afrikas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundertby Leonhard Harding

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 834.00

    This work documents the changes that transformed Africa during the 19th century, during the colonial period, and since African societies and states have moved toward freedom. It presents major political and economic transformations and their impact on social hierarchy and the cultural identity of African peoples. Recent literature is taken into account... more...

  • Forum on China-Africa Cooperationby Li Anshan; Funeka Yazini April

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 22.95

    Since the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China and Africa have had substantial dialogues about furthering various aspects of human resource development and cooperation between the two sides. The Chinese government has firmly kept its promises to provide the human resource assistance to African countries within the stipulated... more...

  • Pasha - My Story: The Autobiography of TV's Hottest Dance Starby Pasha Kovalev

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19

    With his slick moves, calm demeanour and brooding good looks, Pasha Kovalev has become a sensation on TV?s most exciting dance show, Strictly Come Dancing. But Pasha?s journey to the glitzy world of ballroom has been anything but ordinary. Pasha?s talent and determination has taken him to Moscow, New York, LA and London. However, it was the grey,... more...