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  • White Boy Runningby Christopher Hope

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 15.45

    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...

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonightby Rian Malan

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 13.84

    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...

  • Studien zur Autobiographie.by Günter Niggl

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 40.26

    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...

  • Sonntagsschutz und Ladenschluß.by Wolfgang Mosbacher

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 56.74

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Holding the Lineby Jr. George White

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 32.99

    The Eisenhower administration's confrontation with Africa demonstrates the significance of race in the creation and execution of American foreign policy. In this new work, historian George White, Jr., explores the ways in which Eisenhower diplomacy, influenced by America's racialized fantasies, fears, and desires, turned the Cold War into a global... more...

  • Africa in Contemporary Perspectiveby Takyiwaa Manuh; Esi Sutherland-Addy

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent.... more...