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  • Truth v. Justiceby Robert I. Rotberg; Dennis Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 47.95 US$ 38.36

    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$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

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

  • South Africa: Twelve Perspectives on the Transitionby Helen Kitchen; J. Kitchen

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 31.95

    Following the format of the first volume South Africa: In Transition to What? (1988), each of the chapters in this new volume focuses on a segment 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 set of lenses at... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • The Forgotten Frontierby Andrew C. Hess

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    The sixteenth-century Mediterranean witnessed the expansion of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations, under the guises of the Habsburg monarchy and the Ottoman empire. Here, Andrew C. Hess considers the relations between these two dynasties in light of the social, economic, and political affairs at the frontiers between North Africa and... more...

  • Race Troubleby Kevin Durrheim

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    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...

  • The Hoops Quiz Bookby John DT White

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    Are all you ardent Celtic fans up to this challenge? Pit your wits against 1,500 wide-ranging questions about your beloved team, and get ready to step up a gear as you progress to the last section, designed to test even the most knowledgeable expert among you. You may know your Henrik Larsson from your Liam Brady, but do you know your Yogi from your... more...

  • Sharpevilleby Tom Lodge

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    A new account of the social and political background to the notorious Sharpeville Massacre of March 1960, which looks both at the sequence of events that prompted the shootings and also their long-term consequences for South African politics, both domestically and in the country's relationship with the rest of the world. more...

  • Boer Boyby Chris Schoeman

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    Boer Boy is the touching true story of a ten-year- old farm boy?s traumatic but fascinating experiences during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. When Charles du Preez and his father were discovered hiding in the mountains of their eastern Free State farm, they were taken prisoner by the English and transported in open coal trucks to Durban. From there... more...