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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 17.50
Chris Hani's assassination in 1993 gave rise to one of South Africa's great imponderables: if he had survived, what impact would he have had on politics and government in South Africa? More pointedly, could this charismatic leader have risen to become president of the country? Hani was a hero of South Africa's liberation, a communist party leader... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 17.50
Peter Brown, leader of South Africa?s Liberal Party until its demise in 1968, is one of the unsung heroes of South Africa?s struggle against apartheid in pursuit of non-racial democracy. In Opening Men?s Eyes, author Michael Cardo tells the story of how a privileged youngster growing up in the all-white world of racially conservative Natal settler... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 24.79
This is the book President Jacob Zuma does not want you to read. From Shaik to ‘The Spear?, award-winning investigative journalist Adriaan Basson reveals the truth behind Jacob Zuma?s presidency of the ANC and South Africa. From one bad decision to another, this explosive, roller-coaster account traces the unravelling of a likeable but deeply flawed... more...
- 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...
- Real African Publishers 2012; US$ 22.99
A thoughtful collection of newspaper articles and speeches, this book offers a compelling indigenous African perspective on contemporary issues and traditional values. With a framework for an alternative view on current affairs in South Africa, this new edition includes all of the original columns plus nine additional chapters, featuring speeches made... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 16.04
Jacob Zuma is a man who walks in two worlds. As president of South Africa, he is tasked with upholding the principles that define the Constitution and embodying the values they are designed to engender. But, as an individual, a set of private impulses – ranging from his religious beliefs, to his traditional African cultural convictions, to a populist... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99
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...