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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Apartheid City and Beyondby David M. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    Apartheid as legislated racial separation substantially changed the South African urban scene. Race group areas' remodelled the cities, while the creation of homelands', mini-states and the pass laws' controlling population migration constrained urbanization itself. In the mid-1980s the old system - having proved economically inefficient and politically... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...