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  • A Rainbow in the Nightby Dominique Lapierre

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God?s “Elect,? chosen to rule over the continent. Their... more...

  • In the Words of Nelson Mandelaby Jennifer Crwys-Williams

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 2.67

    Through his words and actions, Nelson Mandela has been embraced worldwide as our leading symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. In the Words of Nelson Mandela is a unique collection of quotations from one of the most admired men on the planet. His thoughts on subjects as diverse as humanity, friendship, oppression and freedom provide... more...

  • Discourse and Human Rights Violationsby Christine Anthonissen; Jan Blommaert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 120.00

    First published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Language and Politics 5:1 (2006), this collection of papers focuses, from a number of different disciplinary perspectives, on aspects of language and communication in official processes of dealing with traumatic pasts. It is a text that belongs to the genre of talking about pain, about state violence,... more...

  • Reconciliation Discourseby Annelies Verdoolaege

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through... more...

  • Der Sinn der Institutionenby Mateusz Stachura; Agathe Bienfait; Gert Albert; Steffen Sigmund

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 69.99

    Die weberianische Institutionentheorie baut eine Brücke zwischen einer "normativen" und einer "rationalen" Auffassung der Institutionen. Sie begreift Institutionen weder als Restriktionen des eigennützigen Handelns noch als normativ geforderte Handlungsregeln, sondern setzt diese in eine Wechselbeziehung zum Sinn des Handelns. In dieser Perspektive... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandelaby Max du Preez

    Rough Guides 2012; US$ 13.99

    The Rough Guide to Nelson Mandela is a fresh, honest overview of the life story and the impact of one of the world's greatest modern icons. It assesses the influence of his rural, traditional childhood on his later personality, and it tells the stories of his early years as a revolutionary leader and master strategist like no book has done before;... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Africaby Dennis D. Cordell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    This rich collection of biographies of African men and women adds a crucial human dimension to our understanding of the continent?s tumultuous history since 1800. They coped with upheavals such as the Atlantic slave trade, the absorption of smaller societies by larger ones, and growing European intrusion and conquest. More recently, they were actors... more...

  • ?n Seun soos Bramby Hannes Haasbroek

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    Eerste omvattende biografie van Fischer in Afrikaans more...

  • Troepie: Van Blougat tot Bosoupaby Cameron Blake

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    Vir meer as ?n halfmiljoen wit Suid-Afrikaanse mans wat voor 1994 opgeroep is, was Nasionale Diensplig ?n verpligte, veeleisende en intense ervaring wat ?n kragtige uitwerking op hulle lewe gehad het. Hierdie boek is ?n versameling vertellings waarin meer as veertig voormalige dienspligtiges hulle herinneringe aan hulle dienstydperk in die Suid-Afrikaanse... more...

  • Defining Momentsby Marius Barnard

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 13.00

    Marius Barnard is best known as a member of the pioneering medical team that performed the world?s first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967, with his brother Chris. But his achievements extended into other spheres. He was an active anti-apartheid campaigner and MP for the Progressive Federal Party, he worked to improve cardiac... more...