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  • Discovering the Battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu Warby Ken Gillings

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 15.00

    Interest in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields - especially those of the Anglo-Zulu War - has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964, followed by Zulu Dawn in 1979 (the centenary of the Anglo-Zulu War). During the centenary, the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were made ‘tourist-friendly’ by the then Natal... more...

  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013by Indiana University Press Journals

    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...

  • The Coming Revolutionby Janet Smith; Floyd Shivambu; Dali Mpofu

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 15.99

    Janet Smith is an executive editor of the Star and a special writer for the publishing group Independent Newspapers, concentrating on sociopolitical stories, essays, and profiles. She is the author or coauthor of three award-winning young adult books. Floyd Shivambu is a political activist and revolutionary. He was a spokesperson for the ANC... 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...

  • Becoming Worthy Ancestorsby Xolela Mangcu

    Wits University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Why does it matter that nations should care for their archives, and that they should develop a sense of shared identity? And why should these processes take place in the public domain? How can nations possibly speak about a shared sense of identity in pluralistic societies where individuals and groups have multiple identities? And how can such conversations... more...

  • Skeletons on the Zaharaby Dean King

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 9.99

    Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these... 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...