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  • Military History of Modern South Africaby Ian van der Waag

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 15.99

    The twentieth century has been one of enduring, rapid and fundamental social and political change. In southern Africa, innumerable wars, rebellions, uprisings and protests have marked the integration, disintegration and then reintegration of both society and subcontinent during this period. The century started with a brief but total war. Less than... 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...

  • A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Driftby Katie Stossel

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    Thanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after such prolonged historical scrutiny, the author's research proves that there is yet more to discover about this famous incident of... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 11.99

    I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.' " ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa's pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police... more...

  • Explorations in African History: Reading Patrick Harriesby Veit Arlt; Stephanie Bishop

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2015; US$ 23.00

    This collection of essays documents the growth of African history as a discipline at the University of Basel since 2001. It thus pays tribute to fourteen years of research and teaching by Patrick Harries at the Department of History and the Centre for African Studies Basel. The Festschrift covers a broad range of topics from mine labour to missionary... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 End of Apartheidby Robin Renwick

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    In 2 February 1990, FW de Klerk made a speech that changed the history of South Africa. Nine days later, the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked free from the Viktor Verster prison. In the midst of these events was Lord Renwick, Margaret Thatcher?s envoy to South Africa, who became a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk and Chief... more...

  • Essays on the Evolution of the Post-Apartheid Stateby Mcebisi Ndletyana

    Real African Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    Mcebisi Ndletyana held research positions at various research institutions including the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) at Doornfontein, and at the Steve Biko Foundation in Braamfontein before joining MISTRA. He has also held lecturing positions at the Marymount Manhattan College in New York as well... more...