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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 20.42
The memoirs of former Opposition leader Tony Leon provide a unique glimpse into the political life of South Africa in the democratic era. In incisive, finely focused prose, On the Contrary records Leon's thirteen-year leadership of the Democratic Alliance and its predecessor, the Democratic Party, years in which the party grew from its marginal... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 16.04
On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), led a mass defiance of South Africa?s pass laws. He urged blacks to go the nearest police station and demand arrest. When police opened fire on a peaceful crowd in the township of Sharpeville, 68 people were killed. The protest changed the course of South Africa?s... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 20.42
The first edition of Zuma, published in late 2008, concluded with Jacob Zuma's future balancing on a knife's edge. National elections loomed, but so did corruption charges and endless court battles. Since then Zuma's star has spectacularly risen – the corruption charges were dropped, he led the ANC to election victory and duly became President of... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 18.96
The one thing that looms largest in South Africa?s future is South Africa?s past – most especially the nearly five decades of division and conflict at the heart of one of the twentieth century?s most infamous social experiments. Apartheid, An Illustrated History is a portrait of the defining experience of modern South Africa?s transition from colonial... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 168.00
Unemployment is growing. Crime is on the increase. The currency has fallen. The initial euphoria following South Africa's transition to democracy is waning as people become disillusioned with the state of the economy and government's lack of delivery on polices and promises. Where does South Africa go from here? It is not all doom and gloom and there... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2012; US$ 65.00
Winner of South Africa’s top literary prize, the Alan Paton Award, The Unlikely Secret Agent tells the thrilling true story of one woman’s struggle against the apartheid system. It is 1963. South Africa is in crisis and the white state is under siege. One August 19th, the dreaded Security Police descended on Griggs bookstore in downtown... more...
- CODESRIA 2007; US$ 33.95
This book highlights the importance of Pan-Africanism in view of reasserting its pivotal role in the economic integration of the continent. For Africans to co-exist and aspire to a much needed dynamic and social community, there is need for a common understanding of their shared histories and projects. The contributions analyse regional identities... more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95
A vast amount of literature?both scholarly and popular?now exists on the subject of historical memory, but there is remarkably little available that is written from an African perspective. This volume explores the inner dynamics of memory in all its variations, from its most destructive and divisive impact to its remarkable potential to heal and... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
The damning public opinion that the British generals - most notably Haig, French, Plumer, Gough and Byng - sent hundreds of thousands of young men to their deaths in the trenches of the Western front, is one that hasn't changed in over sixty years.Now, in this explosive new book, Robin Neillands challenges the popular myth about the incompetence and... more...