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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99
An insider's blow-by-blow account of the release of Nelson Mandela and dismantling of apartheid by the ambassador who was in the midst of these events. Appointed to South Africa as Margaret Thatcher's envoy, Lord Renwick became a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk and Mangosuthu Buthelezi, acting as a trusted intermediary between them.... more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 3.99
Nelson Mandela, in his incredible transition from one of the world's longest-detained political prisoners to iconic statesman, became an exemplary figure of integrity and moral fortitude. In this fascinating essay, Elleke Boehmer looks beyond Mandela the symbol to reveal the sophistication of his self-awareness, rhetorical style, political astuteness... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99
December 2014 marked a year since the passing of Nelson Mandela?a man who was as much myth as flesh and blood. Transition pays tribute to Mandela?s worldly attainments and to his otherworldly sainthood. Featuring remembrances from Wole Soyinka, Xolela Mangcu, Pierre de Vos, and Adam Habib, this issue assembles Mandela?s staunchest allies?for whom... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74
From the Romans to the Arab Spring North Africa is surrounded by the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and, to the south, the sands of the Sahara. It has seen waves of invasion, from the Carthaginians to the French in the 20th century. Its peoples have assimilated what suits them and remained aloof to what does not. Onto this complex background, Barnaby... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 9.99
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...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.00
In 1652 a small group of Dutch farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa. Sent by the powerful Dutch India Company, their mission was simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The colonists, however, were convinced by their strict Calvinist faith that they were among God?s “Elect,? chosen to rule over the continent. Their... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00
This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through... more...
- Random House Struik 2011; US$ 6.00
Red in the Rainbow is a story of humanity in the face of political turmoil. Fred and Sarah Carneson were fiercely committed members of the Communist Party from the 1930s onwards. Dedicated activists in brutal times, theirs is a story of political persecution, prolonged separation and enduring love. Lynn Carneson, their daughter, candidly narrates the... more...