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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 8.67
In 1987, after a twelve year absence, Chistopher Hope returned to South Africa to report on the run up to that year's whites-only election. The nature of the election campaign and the bitter defeat of the liberals lead him to write this satirical, evocative portrait of what it looked and felt like growing up in a country gripped by an absurd, racist... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 16.99
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...
- Real African Publishers 2011; US$ 17.99
Barry Feinberg is a poet, a painter, and a filmmaker who won acclaim for his opposition to the apartheid government in South Africa. He is one of the founding members of Mayibuye, an extremely successful African National Congress (ANC) music and poetry performance ensemble. Z. Pallo Jordan is the former Minister of Arts and Culture of the Republic... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 2.99
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
Phathekile Holomisa is the traditional leader of amaHegebe in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape and the president of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa. He is an advocate, African National Congress activist, and a Member of Parliament. 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99
Thematically divided, this fascinating study explores the experiences of many of Devon?s people during the First World War: soldiers; aliens and spies (real and imagined); refugees; conscientious objectors; nurses and doctors; churchmen; the changing roles of women and children; and finally the controversies surrounding farming and agriculture. It... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 7.99
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...
- 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...
- Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99
This brilliant little book tells the story of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League from its origins in the 1940s to the present and the controversies over Julius Malema and his influence in contemporary youth politics. Glaser analyzes the ideology and tactics of its founders, some of whom (notably Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo) later... more...