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  • Money and Violenceby Erik Bahre

    BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00

    An ethnographic study that reveals how financial self-help groups (burial societies and credit groups) are islands of hope for Xhosa migrants living in the townships and squatter camps of Cape Town, South Africa. This work examines the urban poor's day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa. more...

  • Of Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoatsby Max du Preez

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    The sequel to the bestselling Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets, this is a collection of more fascinating, colourful - and mostly unknown - historical tales, all meticulously researched and written in a lively and engaging style. There are stories of Khoikhoi who tried - with mixed fortunes - to integrate into early Cape colonial society, and eccentric... more...

  • Not White Enough, Not Black Enoughby Mohamed Adhikari

    Ohio University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    The concept of Colouredness?being neither white nor black?has been pivotal to the brand of racial thinking particular to South African society. The nature of Coloured identity and its heritage of oppression has always been a matter of intense political and ideological contestation. Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in the South... more...

  • Paper Sons and Daughtersby Ufrieda Ho

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Ufrieda Ho?s compelling memoir describes with intimate detail what it was like to come of age in the marginalized Chinese community of Johannesburg during the apartheid era of the 1970s and 1980s. The Chinese were mostly ignored, as Ho describes it, relegated to certain neighborhoods and certain jobs, living in a kind of gray zone between the blacks... more...

  • A Burning Hungerby Lynda Schuster

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    If the Mandelas were the generals in the fight for black liberation, the Mashininis were the foot soldiers. Theirs is a story of exile, imprisonment, torture, and loss, but also of dignity, courage, and strength in the face of appalling adversity. Originally published in Great Britain to critical acclaim, A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against... more...

  • Writing in the San/dby Keyan G. Tomaselli

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    Writing in the San/d details experiences and encounters with First People's ('Bushmen') living in the Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) (1995-2004), and a Khoi (1984) community in the eastern Cape, South Africa. more...

  • The Fall of Apartheidby Robert Harvey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 42.00

    The Fall of Apartheid tells the extraordinary story of how apartheid came into being, secured its ascendancy over the richest and most developed society in Sub-Saharan Africa, and then collapsed. For the first time it reveals the full story of the secret meetings between Africans and Afrikaners in Britain, in which South Africa's current president,... more...

  • South Africa's Diverse Peoplesby Sally Frankental

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00

    This authoritative work examines 500 years of interaction between the races in a country that during the apartheid era became a byword for racial disharmony. more...

  • Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheidby Adrian Guelke

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 105.00

    Providing a much-needed antidote to recent revisionist attempts to 'rehabilitate' apartheid, this major new text by a leading authority offers a considered and substantive reassessment of the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in South Africa as well as the reasons for its dramatic collapse. Paying particular attention to the international... more...

  • Race and Reconciliationby Daniel Herwitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 67.50

    Seeking the timeless through the timely, Daniel Herwitz brings the vast resources of the philosophical essay to bear on the new realities of post-apartheid South Africa?from racial identity to truth commissions, from architecture to film and television. A public intellectual?s reflections on public life, Herwitz?s essays question how the new South... more...