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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

    Beinart and Dubow's selection of some of the most important essays on racial segregation and apartheid in South Africa provides an unparallelled introduction to this contentious and absorbing subject. Incorporates the 1994 election. 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...

  • Contemporary Theatre Reviewby Lizbeth Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 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...

  • Who Rules South Africa?by Martin Plaut; Paul Holden

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 21.88

    In this timely work, WHO RULES SOUTH AFRICA?, highly regarded authors Paul Holden and Martin Plaut analyse the political elites that battle daily for power in South Africa. They argue that power does not reside in traditional institutions such as Parliament or even the Cabinet. Rather, power lies within the ANC-led Alliance which, with no founding... 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...