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  • Robert Sobukweby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 16.99

    On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), led a mass defiance of South Africa's pass laws. He urged blacks to go the nearest police station and demand arrest. When police opened fire on a peaceful crowd in the township of Sharpeville, 68 people were killed. The protest changed the course of South Africa's... more...

  • Zumaby Jeremy Gordin

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 15.99

    The first edition of Zuma, published in late 2008, concluded with Jacob Zuma's future balancing on a knife's edge. National elections loomed, but so did corruption charges and endless court battles. Since then Zuma's star has spectacularly risen - the corruption charges were dropped, he led the ANC to election victory and duly became President of South... more...

  • Apartheid: The History of Apartheidby Michael Morris

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonightby Rian Malan

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    For Rian Malan, the blessing of living in South Africa is that every day presents him with material whose richness astounds those who live in saner places. Twenty years after the publication of his bestseller My Traitor's Heart , he is still strongly committed to the struggle against suffocating political rectitude. Malan eviscerates politicians,... more...

  • South Africa's Futureby Mr Anthony Ginsberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    Unemployment is growing. Crime is on the increase. The currency has fallen. The initial euphoria following South Africa's transition to democracy is waning as people become disillusioned with the state of the economy and government's lack of delivery on polices and promises. Where does South Africa go from here? It is not all doom and gloom and there... more...

  • The Unlikely Secret Agentby Ronnie Kasrils

    Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 12.71

    Winner of South Africa?s top literary prize, the Alan Paton Award, The UnlikelySecret Agent tells the thrilling true story of one woman?s struggle against theapartheid system. It is 1963. South Africa is in crisis and the white state isunder siege. One August 19th, the dreaded Security Police descendedon Griggs bookstore in downtown Durban and arrest... more...

  • Les identit?s r?gionales et la dialectique Sud-Sud en questionby Nadir Marouf

    CODESRIA 2007; US$ 31.35

    This book highlights the importance of Pan-Africanism in view of reasserting its pivotal role in the economic integration of the continent. For Africans to co-exist and aspire to a much needed dynamic and social community, there is need for a common understanding of their shared histories and projects. The contributions analyse regional identities... more...

  • 101 Amazing Nelson Mandela Factsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    Do you want to know all of the important facts about Nelson Mandela? Amongst many other things, the first democratically elected president of South Africa spent 27 years in jail, brought an end to apartheid in the country, and became one of the most celebrated public figures in human history. This easy-to-digest eBook gives you the information you... more...

  • Teaching Africaby Brandon D. Lundy; Solomon Negash

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Teaching Africa introduces innovative strategies for teaching about Africa. The contributors address misperceptions about Africa and Africans, incorporate the latest technologies of teaching and learning, and give practical advice for creating successful lesson plans, classroom activities, and study abroad programs. Teachers in the humanities, sciences,... more...

  • Historical Memory in Africaby Mamadou Diawara; Bernard Lategan; Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    A vast amount of literature-both scholarly and popular-now exists on the subject of historical memory, but there is remarkably little available that is written from an African perspective. This volume explores the inner dynamics of memory in all its variations, from its most destructive and divisive impact to its remarkable potential to heal and reconcile.... more...