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  • Bring Me My Machine Gunby Alec Russell

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 26.95

    The Financial Times ? world news editor tells the epic story of post-apartheid South Africa—a country once so full of promise, now teetering on the brink of chaos more...

  • Truth v. Justice: The Morality of Truth Commissionsby Robert I. Rotberg; Dennis Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best--or only--way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent... more...

  • The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africaby Richard A. Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 41.00

    This book shows the impact of the TRC in urban African communities in Johannesburg. more...

  • Young Mandelaby David James Smith

    Little, Brown and Company 2010; US$ 14.99

    Nelson Mandela is well-known throughout the world as a heroic leader who symbolizes freedom and moral authority. He is fixed in the public mind as the world's elder statesman--the gray-haired man with a kindly smile who spent 27 years in prison before becoming the first black president in South Africa. But Nelson Mandela was not always elderly or... more...

  • South Africaby HELEN KITCHEN; COLEMAN COLEMAN KITCHEN

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 45.00

    Following the format of the first volume South Africa: In Transition to What? (1988), each of the chapters in this second volume focuses on a specific segment or segments of the jigsaw puzzle from which South Africa's future will be assembled, and is datelined to emphasize how the situation, event, or issue being addressed appeared through a particular... more...

  • Mandelaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 21.99

    The acclaimed biography by the author of The Fate of Africa ?now with new chapters on Mandela?s post-presidential years more...

  • Conversations with Myselfby Nelson Mandela; Barack Obama

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life. A singular international publishing... more...

  • The Politics of History in Contemporary Africaby Michael Onyebuchi Eze; Frank Ankersmit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book mediates a dialectics between power and subjectivity versus history and politics. The invention of Africa is not merely a residue of Africa's encounter with Europe but a project in continuity in contemporary history of Africa, where history has become a location of struggle and meaning, a location of power and domination. more...

  • World's Great Men of Color, Volume Iby J.A. Rogers

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.99

    The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World?s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black... more...

  • Race Troubleby Kevin Durrheim

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 84.99

    This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange between historically defined race groups. Race continues to feature prominently in these new forms of social interaction and, by participating... more...