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  • Mandela's Wayby Richard Stengel; Nelson Mandela

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 24.00

    A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader?s wisdom into 15 vital life lessons We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 at the age of ninety-five, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liber­ated a country from a system of violent... more...

  • 32 Battalionby Piet Nortje

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 18.00

    Every war has at least one - a unit so different, so daring, that it becomes the stuff of which legends are made and heroes are born. Among the South African forces fighting in Angola from 1975 to 1989, that unit was 32 Battalion. Founded in utmost secrecy from the vanquished remnants of a foreign rebel movement, undefeated in 12 years of front-line... more...

  • Conversations With Myselfby Nelson Mandela

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 12.16

    Conversations With Myself is a moving collection of letters, diary entries and other writing that provides a rare chance to see the other side of Nelson Mandela's life, in his own voice: direct, clear, private. An international bestseller, Conversations With Myself is an intensely personal book that complements his autobiography Long Walk to... more...

  • Who Rules South Africa?by Martin Plaut; Paul Holden

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 13.13

    In this timely work, WHO RULES SOUTH AFRICA?, highly regarded authors Paul Holden and Martin Plaut analyse the political elites that battle daily for power in South Africa. They argue that power does not reside in traditional institutions such as Parliament or even the Cabinet. Rather, power lies within the ANC-led Alliance which, with no founding... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandelaby Rita Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This Companion examines how Nelson Mandela became the icon he is today and ponders the meanings and uses of his internationally recognizable image. more...

  • Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africaby David W. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • From Comrades to Citizensby Glenn Adler; Jonny Steinberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    In the 1980s South Africa's urban townships exploded into insurrection led by youth and residents' organisations that collectively became known as the civics movement. Ironically the movement has been unable to adapt to the role of a voluntary association in the liberal polity it helped create, and has great difficulty defining any alternative role.... more...

  • The New South Africaby Guy Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 145.00

    The orderly transfer of power from the white minority to the black majority in South Africa was something of a political miracle. The tasks facing the new government of Thabo Mbeki are formidable. If Mbeki can succeed in giving his country and the African continent the necessary lead the rewards will be tremendous both for South Africa itself and for... more...

  • Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africaby Robert B. Horwitz

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 52.00

    The book examines the reform of the communication sector in South Africa. more...

  • Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750?1870by Robert Ross

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    This 1999 book is a cultural interpretation of South Africa's colonial history, specifically the Cape Colony, between 1750 and 1870. more...