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South Africa

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Knowing Mandelaby John Carlin

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders. As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mandela faced his... 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...

  • 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...

  • South African Special Forcesby Robert Pitta; Simon Mccouaig

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    This book provides a highly detailed account of the history, organisation, uniforms and insignia of South African Special Forces from their origins up to the early 90s ? units such as the 44 Parachute Brigade, the Hunter Group and the infamous SWA Police COIN Unit 'Koevoet'. These elite units of the South African Defence Force and the special anti-terrorist... more...

  • Domestic Service in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Deference and Disdainby Dr Alison Jill King

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    Set within the context of post-apartheid South Africa, the author examines the lives of women in domestic service to discover whether the dismantling of apartheid has ameliorated the poor pay and conditions of this marginalized workforce. more...

  • Policing and Crime Control in Post-apartheid South Africaby Ms Anne-Marie Singh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Anne-Marie Singh offers a comprehensive account of policing transformations in post-apartheid South Africa. Themes addressed include the exercise of coercive authority, state and non-state expertise in policing, the 'rationally-choosing' criminal, and the importance of developing an active and responsible citizenship. more...

  • Contemporary Theatre Reviewby Lizbeth Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    First published in 1999, 'Women, Politics and Performance in South African Theatre Today' is an important contribution to Performance. 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...