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South Africa

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  • Rabble-Rouser for Peaceby John Allen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    To be a rabble-rouser for peace may seem to be a contradiction in terms. And yet it is the perfect description for Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and spiritual father of a democratic South Africa. Tutu understood that justice -- a genuine regard for human rights -- is the only real foundation for peace. And so he stirred up trouble, courageously engaging... more...

  • Islam in South Africaby Abdulkader I. Tayob

    UPF 1999; US$ 59.95

    ''Judicious juggling of insider and outsider perspectives. [Tayob] brings real knowledge and experience of South African Islam. . . . Anyone interested in religion in the South African context as well as those interested in Islam in different contexts should be interested in this book. more...

  • South Africaby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 70.00

    South Africa has undergone enormous economic, social and political change since the beginning of the democratisation process in 1994. The South African economy, including agriculture, is increasingly integrated in world markets with about one-third of agricultural production exported.  It is among the world?s leading exporters of such agro-food... more...

  • Liberation and Democratizationby Mona N. Younis

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 70.50

    Arising in the 1910s and emerging as legitimate governing bodies in the 1990s, the South African and the Palestinian national liberation movements have exhibited remarkable parallels over the course of their development. The fortunes of the African National Congress and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, however, have proven strikingly different.... more...

  • HIV in South Africaby Corinne Squire

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Winner of the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2008 Of approximately 37 million HIV positive people in the world, 24.7 million live in sub-Saharan Africa and about 5..5 million in South Africa. Despite its relatively powerful economy and infrastructure, South Africa has been dramatically affected by the HIV pandemic. Using narrative... more...

  • Southern Africaby Jonathan Farley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95

    Southern Africa surveys the contemporary history of the whole region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in one short succinct volume. Positioning the collapse of Portugal?s African Empire in the context of the region?s history since 1945, Farley asserts that this collapse... more...

  • Transnationalism in Southern African Literatureby Stefan Helgesson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Considering the growing interest in South African Literature at the moment, this study looks at both the Anglophone literature of South Africa and the lusophone literature of Angola and Mozambique. Stefan Helgesson suggests that the prevalence of ?colonial? languages such as English and Portuguese in ?anticolonial? or ?postcolonial? African Literature... more...

  • Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANCby William Mervin Gumede

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    As a spokesman for a country, a continent and the developing world, Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. This book explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies, following in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, heading a party with roots as a liberation movement, and ruling a divided country. more...

  • Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africaby François du Bois; Antje du Bois-Pedain

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 104.00

    An assessment of the transitional processes aimed at creating a stable and just society in South Africa. more...

  • South Africa in World Historyby Iris Berger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    South Africa in World History is the first survey of South African history to range from prehistory to the present, the first to fully integrate social history and women's history, and the first to emphasize connections between the United States and South Africa. Written by Iris Berger, a recognized authority on South Africa and a past president... more...