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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...

  • 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...

  • The End of Apartheid in South Africaby Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    In 1948, the Parliament of South Africa passed a series of laws designed to systematically strip the nation's black majority of all political, economic, and human rights. The result was apartheid, a legislative program that made the South African government one of the most oppressive of the 20th century. The End of Apartheid in South Africa describes... more...

  • Rural Resistance in South Africaby Thembela Kepe; Lungisile Ntsebeza

    BRILL 2011; US$ 58.00

    Drawing on scholarship from multiple disciplines, this volume presents a fresh understanding of the Mpondo uprising in South Africa; focusing on its meanings and significance in relation to land, rural governance, politics and the agency of the marginalized. more...

  • Apartheid Vertigoby David M. Matsinhe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    Apartheid vertigo, the dizzying sensation following prolonged oppression and delusions of skin colour, is the focus of this book. Drawing on evidence from interviews, observation, press articles, reports, research monographs and history, this project deconstructs the idea of visible differences between black nationals and black foreign nationals. It... more...