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  • 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...

  • The Unexploded Boerby Erich Rautenbach

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    In the winter of 1975, Erich Rautenbach?s life took a serious turn for the worse when he was bust for selling weed by gun-toting undercover cops. He?d been selling the dope to raise money to leave South Africa in a bid to escape his army call-up and resist having to shoot people in the name of apartheid. But instead he found himself in the infamous... 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...

  • South Africa's Uneasy Allianceby Martin Plaut

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 5.83

    The communist party in South Africa began as a revolutionary movement. In exile in the 1960s and 1970s it took on significance its numbers never warranted through its relationship with the Soviet Union and the weapons it brought to the armed struggle. Today it worries that it has been absorbed into the ANC machinery of government, without being able... more...

  • Commemorating and Forgettingby Martin J. Murray

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    When the past is painful, as riddled with violence and injustice as it is in postapartheid South Africa, remembrance presents a problem at once practical and ethical: how much of the past to preserve and recollect and how much to erase and forget if the new nation is to ever unify and move forward? The new South Africa?s confrontation of this dilemma... more...

  • Sufferings in Africaby James Riley; Dean King

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 14.95

    Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress , as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered... more...

  • Battle Story Mafeking 1900by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated a central location due to its rail connections and Robert Baden-Powell decided to trial his theory of defence rather than attack here. He hold... more...