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  • The Mirror in the Groundby Nick Shepherd

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 16.99

    An important and original contribution to the study of the archive, The Mirror in the Ground approaches the discipline of archaeology in South Africa from the perspective of an interest in visualities. Author Nick Shepherd argues that it makes sense to talk about an archaeological aestheti. The book explores the part a specifically archaeological concern... more...

  • North Africaby Barnaby Rogerson

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • May I Have This Danceby Manse Ngcaba

    Cover2Cover Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    May I Have This Dance tells the courageous and moving story of Connie Manse Ngcaba, who grew up in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where she became a nurse, community figurehead and a leading voice of dissent against the apartheid regime. Her sense of justice and morality, and her compassion for those around her, brought her into frequent conflict... more...

  • To Love One's Enemiesby Jennifer Hobhouse Balme

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    Emily Hobhouse, 1860-1926, was one of the first great women of the twentieth century. She was a feminist, a pacifist and an internationalist, and above all a humanitarian. She worked tirelessly for the disadvantaged and, in the case of the South African women and children who were herded into concentration camps by Lord Kitchener, was relentless in... more...

  • Emily Hobhouse and the Reports on the Concentration Camps during the Boer War, 1899-1902by Birgit Susanne Seibold

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The black spot—the one very black spot—in the picture is the frightful mortality in the Concentration Camps. I entirely agree with you in thinking, that while a hundred explanations may be offered and a hundred excuses made, they do not really amount to any adequate defence. I should much prefer to say at once, so far as the Civil authorities are... more...

  • South Africa's Insurgent Citizensby Julian Brown

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    A lively and argumentative analysis of contemporary South African politics that shows how the dream of a 'rainbow nation' consensus has fractured, making space for new political possibilities to emerge. more...

  • Explorations in African History: Reading Patrick Harriesby Veit Arlt; Stephanie Bishop

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2015; US$ 23.00

    This collection of essays documents the growth of African history as a discipline at the University of Basel since 2001. It thus pays tribute to fourteen years of research and teaching by Patrick Harries at the Department of History and the Centre for African Studies Basel. The Festschrift covers a broad range of topics from mine labour to missionary... more...

  • A Military History of Modern South Africaby Ian van der Waag

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 20.99

    The twentieth century has been one of enduring, rapid and fundamental social and political change. In southern Africa, innumerable wars, rebellions, uprisings and protests have marked the integration, disintegration and then reintegration of both society and subcontinent during this period. The century started with a brief but total war. Less than... more...

  • The South African Truth Commissionby Dr Kenneth Christie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    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$ 205.00

    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...