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  • Playing the Enemyby John Carlin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.19

    As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. When Nelson Mandela appeared wearing a Springboks jersey and led the all-white Afrikaner-dominated team in singing South Africa's new national anthem, he conquered the hearts of white... more...

  • In the Dark with My Dress on Fireby Blanche La Guma; Martin Klammer

    Jacana Media 2011; US$ 20.99

    During the struggle to end apartheid, Blanche La Guma led a complex and demanding life as a nurse-midwife by day and underground activistówithin a clandestine Communist cellóby night. Harassed, banned, and at one time imprisoned, Blanche worked tirelessly to support her family in Cape Town while providing safe houses for anti-apartheid leaders, such... more...

  • 19 With a Bulletby Granger Korff

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2009; US$ 16.99

    A fast-moving, action-packed account of Granger Korff’s two years’ service during 1980/81 with 1 Parachute Battalion at the height of the South African ‘bush war’ inSouth West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the ‘standard’ counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, ambushing and patrols, to contact... more...

  • The Era of Transitional Justiceby Paul Gready

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Zumaby Jeremy Gordin

    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...

  • Apartheid: The History of Apartheidby Michael Morris

    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...

  • On The Contraryby Tony Leon

    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...

  • Robert Sobukweby Benjamin Pogrund

    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...

  • South Africa's Futureby Mr Anthony Ginsberg

    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...

  • The Unlikely Secret Agentby Ronnie Kasrils

    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...