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South Africa

  • The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandelaby Rita Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    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$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • AIDS, South Africa, and the Politics of Knowledgeby Professor Jeremy R Youde; Professor Nana K Poku

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Through an in-depth examination of the interactions between the South African government and the international AIDS control regime, Jeremy Youde examines not only the emergence of an epistemic community but also the development of a counter-epistemic community offering fundamentally different understandings of AIDS and radically different policy prescriptions.... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Universally domestic workers have been a marginalized sector of the workforce, increasingly feminized and whose working lives often reflect abuse, degradation and exploitation. 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... more...

  • Policing and Crime Control in Post-apartheid South Africaby Ms Anne-Marie Singh; Dr Biko Agozino

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Once a marginal political issue, crime control now occupies a central place on the social, political and economic agenda of contemporary liberal democracies. Nowhere more so than in post-apartheid South Africa, where the transition from apartheid rule to democratic rule was marked by a shift in concern from political to criminal violence. In this... 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

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 12.00

    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$ 13.13

    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...