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  • San Rock Artby J.D. Lewis-Williams

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery. Taking as his starting... more...

  • A Place That Matters Yetby Sara Byala

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    A Place That Matters Yet unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg’s MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, its life spanning the eras before, during, and after apartheid. Sara Byala, in examining this story, sheds new light not only on... more...

  • Southern African Liberation Strugglesby Hilary Sapire; Chris Saunders

    University of Cape Town Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Probing beyond the heroic portrayals of armed struggles and nationalist resistance, this collection of essays illustrates the intertwined histories of Southern African liberation struggles and those of regional and international solidarity movements, beginning in the 1960s through the establishment of a nonracial democracy in South Africa in 1994.... more...

  • Into Africaby Martin Dugard

    Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    With the utterance of a single line??Doctor Livingstone, I presume???a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched... more...

  • Theory, Change and Southern Africaby Professor Peter Vale; Dr Larry Swatuk; Bertil Oden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 195.00

    As dramatic changes unfold throughout the world, and the new millennium begins, many in South Africa have begun to ask 'what next'? The scale and pace of change have led to a feeling of powerlessness. How to cope with 'globalization', 'regionalization', a depleting ozone layer, new diseases, rampant militarization, let alone unseen structures of influence... more...

  • Egyptby Lillian C Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    Kassem provides a concise and accessible introduction to Egypt, including chapters on domestic politics, foreign policy, economy and state formation. It will be of interest to anyone studying Egypt from a social science perspective. more...

  • Egypt's Culture Warsby Samia Mehrez

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This groundbreaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty-first century. more...

  • Southern Africaby Jonathan Farley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    This major addition to The Making of the Contemporary World series surveys the contemporary history of the whole Southern Africa region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in one succinct volume. more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1by Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    "Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the second of a proposed three-volume study, John and Jean Comaroff continue their exploration of colonial evangelism and modernity in South Africa. Moving beyond the opening moments of the encounter between the British Nonconformist missions and the Southern Tswana peoples, Of Revelation and Revolution , Volume II, explores the complex transactions—both... more...