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  • 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...

  • Money and Violenceby Erik Bähre

    BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00

    This ethnography reveals how, faced with violence, economic insecurity, and volatile relations, Xhosa migrants in Cape Town, South Africa, establish burial societies and credit groups. It examines the urban poor?s day-to-day struggles over money in post-apartheid South Africa. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Waste of a White Skinby Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    A pathbreaking history of the development of scientific racism, white nationalism, and segregationist philanthropy in the U.S. and South Africa in the early twentieth century, Waste of a White Skin focuses on the American Carnegie Corporation?s study of race in South Africa, the Poor White Study , and its influence on the creation of apartheid.... more...

  • Writing in the San/dby Keyan G. Tomaselli

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Africa 2014by J. Tyler Dickovick

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, including a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Published annually, this work covers the latest changes and news in African affairs. more...

  • The Americans Are Coming!by Robert Trent Vinson

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    For more than half a century before World War II, black South Africans and ?American Negroes??a group that included African Americans and black West Indians?established close institutional and personal relationships that laid the necessary groundwork for the successful South African and American antiapartheid movements. Though African Americans suffered... more...

  • The Anatomy of a South African Genocideby Mohamed Adhikari

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    In 1998 David Kruiper, the leader of the ?Khomani San who today live in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, lamented, ?We have been made into nothing.? His comment applies equally to the fate of all the hunter-gatherer societies of the Cape Colony who were destroyed by the impact of European colonialism. Until relatively recently, the extermination... more...