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  • South Africa's Uneasy Allianceby Martin Plaut

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 1.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Time to Tellby Barry Feinberg; Z. Pallo Jordan

    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...

  • 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...

  • Troepie: Van Blougat tot Bosoupaby Cameron Blake

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    Vir meer as ?n halfmiljoen wit Suid-Afrikaanse mans wat voor 1994 opgeroep is, was Nasionale Diensplig ?n verpligte, veeleisende en intense ervaring wat ?n kragtige uitwerking op hulle lewe gehad het. Hierdie boek is ?n versameling vertellings waarin meer as veertig voormalige dienspligtiges hulle herinneringe aan hulle dienstydperk in die Suid-Afrikaanse... more...

  • The Unexploded Boerby Erich Rautenbach

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    In the winter of 1975, Erich Rautenbach?s life took a serious turn for the worse when he was bust for selling weed by gun-toting undercover cops. He?d been selling the dope to raise money to leave South Africa in a bid to escape his army call-up and resist having to shoot people in the name of apartheid. But instead he found himself in the infamous... more...

  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia A´tel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...

  • White Boy Runningby Christopher Hope

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 6.03

    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...

  • The Zulu Warby John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    The events at Rorke's Drift, the iconic defence of a mission station by a small force of British and colonial troops, were immortalised in the 1964 film Zulu. In January 1879, a small garrison of just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the mission against a force of 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The fierce, but piecemeal,... more...

  • Zuma Exposedby Adriaan Basson

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 12.99

    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...