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  • The People of Devon in the First World Warby David Parker

    The History Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Thabo Mbekiby Mark Gevisser

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 11.67

    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...

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

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    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,... more...

  • On Route in South Africaby BPJ Erasmus

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    From Pofadder, eMkhuze and Haenertsburg to Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng and Taung … South Africa’s amazing diversity is an invitation to take to the road. This revised and updated edition of On Route in South Africa has a new, contemporary look, but contains all the features that have made it such a classic. Previous editions won a special... more...

  • Bitter Dawnby Dan Newling

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    ‘The man standing next to me was a tall, good-looking man of Indian heritage in his early 30s. Shrien Dewani seemed calm and composed. The only outward signs of trauma I could notice were the two large, dark purple bags under each of his eyes. I offered him a seat. He accepted and we started to talk. Over the following 45 minutes, the British... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 11.99

    ‘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... more...

  • Frontiersmenby Anthony Clayton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Since 1950, there has been almost continuous military unrest in Africa. This study offers an overview of warfare in this period, examining a military tradition that ranges from the highly sophisticated electronic, air and armour fighting between South Africa and Angola-Cuban forces, to the spears and machetes of the Rwandan genocide. The author explores... more...

  • Wars Of Imperial Conquest In Africa, 1830-1914by Bruce Vandervort

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    This work investigates the social, economic and political impact of the European colonial wars in Africa on both the victors and the vanquished. It examines the role of both the imperial powers and the African people who joined with or resisted them. Examining the experiences of Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Italy, it offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Setby Kevin Shillington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 660.00

    Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries... more...

  • Mozambiqueby Joćo M. Cabrita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 186.00

    Mozambique's civil war was inevitable given the tradition of conflict that has always characterized Frelimo, first as an independence movement, and then as a ruling party. Without disregarding the role played by both Rhodesia and South Africa in the war - in fact providing new and detailed information about it - Cabrita guides the reader through Frelimo's... more...