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  • His Day Is Doneby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

      In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with ?His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty? to lead his people into... more...

  • Building a New South Africa, Volume 4 Environment, Reconstruction, and Developmentby Anne V. Whyte

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 35.00

    Backed by South Africa's democratic movement, and with the support of IDRC, the International Mission on Environmental Policy focuses on the critical role that environmental sustainability must play in nation buildingand economic development. It proposes policy directions that move away from the unbridled squandering of resources. more...

  • Globalization, Negotiation, and the Failure of Transformation in South Africaby Michael H. Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    The book explains the social forces, forms of consciousness and structural constraints that undermined Apartheid, preserved national unity and yet, later constrained democratic sovereignty, as the imperatives of global markets clashed with the prior aspirations of the democratic revolution. more...

  • Playing the Enemyby John Carlin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious... more...

  • 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$ 12.64

    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$ 12.99

    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$ 22.00

    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...