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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 South African Truth Commissionby Dr Kenneth Christie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 165.00

    Over the last thirty years, many political transitions from authoritarian regimes and dictatorial political systems have been accompanied by Truth Commissions. Since 1974 there have been over twenty of these Commissions established in countries as diverse as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Germany, among... more...

  • Theory, Change and Southern Africaby Professor Peter Vale; Dr Larry Swatuk; Bertil Oden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 195.00

    As dramatic changes unfold throughout the world, and the new millennium begins, many in South Africa have begun to ask 'what next'? The scale and pace of change have led to a feeling of powerlessness. How to cope with 'globalization', 'regionalization', a depleting ozone layer, new diseases, rampant militarization, let alone unseen structures of influence... more...

  • Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750?1870by Robert Ross

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 30.00

    This 1999 book is a cultural interpretation of South Africa's colonial history, specifically the Cape Colony, between 1750 and 1870. more...

  • South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperationby James J. Hentz

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    In South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation, James J. Hentz addresses changes in South Africa's strategies for regional cooperation and economic development since its transition from apartheid to democracy. Hentz focuses on why the new South African government continues to make regional cooperation... more...