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  • The Bang-Bang Club, movie tie-inby Greg Marinovich; Joao Silva; Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    A gripping story of four remarkable young men?photographers, friends and rivals?who band together for protection in the final, violent days of white rule in South Africa. more...

  • Diamonds, Gold, and Warby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 21.99

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  • Saving Nelson Mandelaby Kenneth S. Broun

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    When South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow activists in the African National Congress received during his trial not only saved his life, but also enabled him to save his country. In Saving Nelson... more...

  • The Zuluby Ulrich von Kapff

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 11.00

    KwaZulu-Natal is the traditional home of the Zulu, a fiercely independent and proud nation whose royal house dates back to the legendary King Shaka. Today, age-old customs and traditions are still maintained, and visitors have a chance to experience life in a traditional Zulu umuzi (homestead) by visiting one of the excellent cultural villages in the... more...

  • When Bodies Rememberby Didier Fassin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 17.56

    In this book, France's leading medical anthropologist takes on one of the most tragic stories of the global AIDS crisis?the failure of the ANC government to stem the tide of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Didier Fassin traces the deep roots of the AIDS crisis to apartheid and, before that, to the colonial period. One person in ten is infected... more...

  • Apartheid: The History of Apartheidby Michael Morris

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 18.96

    The one thing that looms largest in South Africa?s future is South Africa?s past – most especially the nearly five decades of division and conflict at the heart of one of the twentieth century?s most infamous social experiments. Apartheid, An Illustrated History is a portrait of the defining experience of modern South Africa?s transition from colonial... more...

  • Sanctuaryby Christa Kuljian

    Jacana Media 2013; US$ 29.99

    Christa Kuljian?s Sanctuary: How an Inner-city Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk is based on how the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and its controversial Bishop Paul Verryn came to offer refuge to people who had nowhere else to turn. Many ask, how did a place of worship turn into a shelter for thousands of refugees? Where did they come... 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...

  • Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africaby William Beinart; Saul Dubow

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    As South Africa moves towards majority rule, and blacks begin to exercise direct political power, apartheid becomes a thing of the past - but its legacy in South African history will be indelible. this book is designed to introduce students to a range of interpretations of one of South Africa's central social characteristics: racial segregation. It:... more...

  • The Atlas of Changing South Africaby A.J. Christopher

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    The new edition of the atlas (first published as The Atlas of Apartheid ) presents a comprehensive introduction and detailed analysis of the spatial impact of apartheid in South Africa. It covers the period of the National Party Government of 1948 to 1994, and emphasises the changes and the continuing legacy this presents to South Africans at the... more...