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  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013by IU 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...

  • North Africaby Barnaby Rogerson

    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...

  • 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...

  • South Africa's Insurgent Citizensby Julian Brown

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Haniby Janet Smith; Beauregard Tromp

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 8.75

    Chris Hani's assassination in 1993 gave rise to one of South Africa's great imponderables: if he had survived, what impact would he have had on politics and government in South Africa? More pointedly, could this charismatic leader have risen to become president of the country? Hani was a hero of South Africa's liberation, a communist party leader... 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... more...