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  • 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 visionarywaystoconfront acontested legacy, take stock of social... more...

  • Time to Tellby Barry Feinberg; Z. Pallo Jordan

    Real African Publishers 2011; US$ 17.99

    This dramatically revealing memoir follows Barry Feinberg's 45 years of activism, travel, relationships, and creative expression. While the twin narratives ofprivate lifeand politicaldoings are equally absorbing on their own, it is the relationship between the two?and the story of this relationship's expression through Feinberg's pen, brush, and... more...

  • According to Traditionby Phathekile Holomisa

    Real African Publishers 2012; US$ 22.99

    A thoughtfulcollection of newspaper articles and speeches, this book offers a compelling indigenous African perspective on contemporary issues and traditional values.Witha framework for an alternative view on current affairs in South Africa,this newedition includes all of the original columns plus nine additional chapters, featuring speeches made... more...

  • Spear of the Nation: Umkhonto weSizweby Janet Cherry

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    Umkhonto weSizwe, Spear of the Nation, was arguably the last of the great liberation armies of the twentieth century?but it never got to ?march triumphant into Pretoria.? MK?as it was known?was the armed wing of the African National Congress, South Africa?s liberation movement, that challenged the South African apartheid government. A small group... more...

  • The ANC Youth Leagueby Clive Glaser

    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...

  • Recasting the Pastby Derek R. Peterson; Giacomo Macola

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The study of intellectual history in Africa is in its infancy. We know very little about what Africa?s thinkers made of their times. Recasting the Past brings one field of intellectual endeavor into view. The book takes its place alongside a small but growing literature that highlights how, in autobiographies, historical writing, fiction, and other... 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...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Africaby Dennis D. Cordell

    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...

  • Clever Blacks, Jesus and Nkandlaby Gareth Van Onselen

    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...

  • Seeking Impact and Visibilityby Henry Trotter; Catherine Kell

    African Minds 2014; US$ 19.95

    African scholarly research is relatively invisible globally because even though research production on the continent is growing in absolute terms, it is falling in comparative terms. In addition, traditional metrics of visibility, such as the Impact Factor, fail to make legible all African scholarly production. Many African universities also do not... more...