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  • The Great Treksby Norman Etherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military... more...

  • The Zulus at Warby Adrian Greaves; Xolani Mkhize

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting... more...

  • Mandelaby Bob Crew

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a great moral and political leader, the first democratically elected South African president, the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, and a beacon of interracial goodwill. In Mandela , former foreign correspondent Bob Crew demystifies the icon and his legacy. After over a decade of travels in South Africa, Crew... more...

  • The Zulu Warby John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    The events at Rorke's Drift, the iconic defence of a mission station by a small force of British and colonial troops, were immortalised in the 1964 film Zulu. In January 1879, a small garrison of just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the mission against a force of 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The fierce, but piecemeal,... 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...

  • At The Frontby Jannie Geldenhuys

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 16.04

    General Jannie Geldenhuys is widely regarded as one of the leading military commanders South Africa has produced. As Chief of the South African Defence Force from 1985 to 1990, he brought his experience to bear on the Border War in Namibia, and was part of the negotiating team that brought an end to the conflict in 1989. In this completely revised... more...

  • Haniby Janet Smith; Beauregard Tromp

    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...

  • Opening Men'S Eyesby Michael Cardo

    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...

  • Thoughts on the New South Africaby Neville Alexander

    Jacana Media 2013; US$ 19.99

    Thoughts on the New South Africa is a collection of essays which Alexander brought together just before his death. It reflects on the main issues that preoccupied him throughout his life and sheds light on South African society today. The three main issues included the fundamental necessity for South Africans to move away from race consciousness... more...

  • How to Think Like Mandelaby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Get inside the mind of Nelson Mandela?one of the 20th century's great revolutionaries and the most inspiring statesman of our time Nelson Mandela was one of the few men in recent history who genuinely changed the world?how we think about our place in society among other ethnic, political, and religious groups and how perseverance, moral conscience,... more...