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  • The Zuluby Ulrich von Kapff

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Diamonds, Gold, and Warby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 21.99

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Black South African Womenby Kathy Perkins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 52.95

    This is the first anthology to focus exclusively on the lives of Black South African women. This collection represents the work of both female and male writers, including national and international award-winning playwrights. The collection includes six full-length and four one-act plays, as well as interviews with the writers, who candidly discuss... 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...

  • Songs of Zionby James T. Campbell

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99

    This is a study of the transplantation of a creed devised by and for African Americans--the African Methodist Episcopal Church--that was appropriated and transformed in a variety of South African contexts. Focusing on a transatlantic institution like the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the book studies the complex human and intellectual traffic... more...