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  • The Battle of the Casbahby General Paul Aussaresses

    Enigma Books 2004; US$ 10.99

    This book is particularly relevant to the current debate on terrorism. That story constitutes the main part of this book. It details the methods used, including torture and summary executions, and the results obtained by the paratrooper commando units led more...

  • African Awakeningby Sokari Ekine; Firoze Manji

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    An insightful and comprehensive compilation of the year?s events, this record offers in-the-moment comment and analysis as well as informed reflection on the 2011 African uprisings. While the tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have seized the attention of media analysts, the concurrent rebellions in Benin, Gabon, Senegal, Swaziland,... more...

  • In the Balanceby Fanie du Toit; Erik Doxtader

    Jacana Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    Direct and sometimes heated, these essays from prominent South African leaders consider the success of justice and reconciliation in the years since the end of apartheid. Presenting both the good and bad news, the contributors move beyond current thinking to discuss both practical and visionary ways to confront a contested legacy, take stock of social... more...

  • Notes from the Middle Worldby Breyten Breytenbach

    Haymarket Books 2010; US$ 18.00

    An acclaimed South African writer, freedom fighter, and artist illuminates the labyrinth of our political present. more...

  • Imagining the Cape Colonyby David Johnson

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 104.00

    Examines literatures and histories of the Cape in relation to postcolonial debates about nationalism. How the Cape Colony was imagined as a political community is examined by considering a variety of writers, from major European literati and intellectuals (Camões, Southey, Rousseau, Adam Smith), to well-known travel writers like François... more...

  • Zohra's Ladderby Pamela Windo

    Eye Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    A poetic and richly sensual chronicle of a Westerner's unexpected love affair with Morocco   Pamela Windo chronicles her love of Morocco and its people in this wondrous collection of true stories, peeling back layers of history, paint, and finely embroidered fabrics to find the truths in the mysterious and the exotic. She describes the colors,... more...

  • Die Binnekringby Jan Heunis

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 10.21

    In Die Binnekring dink Jan Heunis terug aan die laaste jare van wit oorheersing in Suid-Afrika deur sy snydende sketsing van sleutelfigure soos Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, PW Botha, Hernus Kriel, Kobie Coetsee, Dennis Worrall en Roelf Meyer, sowel as weergawes van gebeure soos die ondertekening van die Nkomati-verdrag, PW Botha se Rubicon-toespraak... more...

  • African Brew Ha-Haby Alan Whelan

    Summersdale 2010; US$ 9.99

    A 14,000 mile motorcycle journey through Africa that created memories to last a lifetime   Alan Whelan was on a unique quest to find the people in the hidden heart of Africa. On the 14,000 mile solo journey through Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and all the way to Cape Town across deserts and the toughest roads imaginable, he met sporting legends... more...

  • At The Frontby Jannie Geldenhuys

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 16.04

    General Jannie Geldenhuys is widely regarded as one of the leading military commanders South Africa has produced. As Chief of the South African Defence Force from 1985 to 1990, he brought his experience to bear on the Border War in Namibia, and was part of the negotiating team that brought an end to the conflict in 1989. In this completely revised... more...

  • Haniby Janet Smith; Beauregard Tromp

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 17.50

    Chris Hani's assassination in 1993 gave rise to one of South Africa's great imponderables: if he had survived, what impact would he have had on politics and government in South Africa? More pointedly, could this charismatic leader have risen to become president of the country? Hani was a hero of South Africa's liberation, a communist party leader... more...