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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Africaby Dennis D. Cordell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    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...

  • In the Balanceby Fanie du Toit; Erik Doxtader

    Jacana Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    Direct and sometimes heated, these essays from prominent South African leaders consider the success of justice and reconciliation in the years since the end of apartheid. Presenting both the good and bad news, the contributors move beyond current thinking to discuss both practical and visionary ways to confront a contested legacy, take stock of social... more...

  • Notes from the Middle Worldby Breyten Breytenbach

    Haymarket Books 2010; US$ 18.00

    An acclaimed South African writer, freedom fighter, and artist illuminates the labyrinth of our political present. more...

  • Die Binnekringby Jan Heunis

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 10.21

    In Die Binnekring dink Jan Heunis terug aan die laaste jare van wit oorheersing in Suid-Afrika deur sy snydende sketsing van sleutelfigure soos Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, PW Botha, Hernus Kriel, Kobie Coetsee, Dennis Worrall en Roelf Meyer, sowel as weergawes van gebeure soos die ondertekening van die Nkomati-verdrag, PW Botha se Rubicon-toespraak... more...