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  • Tale Gunnerby A. J. Brooks

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2010; US$ 10.00

    Nothing quite beats that rawness of military humour. It’s the same the world over. This hilarious collection of South African military anecdotes will—for the less sensitive reader—have you doubled up with mirth.It is an ingrained tradition for South Africans to stand around a fire in the bright sunlight or on warm evenings of summer... more...

  • Teddy Luther's Warby Donal McCracken

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2013; US$ 7.50

    A German-American, in South Africa, fighting the British, in an Irish commando, in the Boer army Some years ago Donal McCracken was working on a book of Ireland and the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) when, in the British Ministry of Defence Library, the old War Office Library, off Whitehall, he came upon a slim volume. It was a war diary written by a young... more...

  • Nelson Mandela: The Black Pimpernelby Elleke Boehmer

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    Nelson Mandela - in his incredible transition from one of the world's longest-detained political prisoners to iconic statesman - became an exemplary figure of integrity and moral fortitude.In this fascinating essay, Elleke Boehmer traces the Nobel line of inheritance passed from Mandela to Obama, demonstrating how 'Madiba' emerged as a skilled orator... more...

  • How to Think Like Mandelaby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Nelson Mandela is one of the few men alive who can say he has genuinely changed the world - how we think about our place in society among other ethnic, political and religious groups and how perseverance, moral conscience and honest dialogue can help us achieve anything. Throughout his long life, he has faced struggles against odds and opposition many... more...

  • Violent Accountsby Robert N. Kraft

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Violent Accounts presents a compelling study of how ordinary people commit extraordinary acts of violence and how perpetrators and victims manage in the aftermath. Grounded in extensive, qualitative analysis of perpetrator testimony, the volume reveals the individual experiences of perpetrators as well as general patterns of influence that lead... more...

  • Tyneside Scottishby John Sheen

    Pen and Sword 1998; US$ 8.99

    Although called the Tyneside Scottish, very few of the men who made up this Brigade were of Scottish descent. Many came from local villages or were from the Northumberland pits. They saw action at the Battle of the Somme and after it were allowed to put tartan behind their cap badges because of their bravery. more...

  • Seeking Impact and Visibilityby Henry Trotter; Catherine Kell

    African Minds 2014; US$ 32.30

    African scholarly research is relatively invisible globally because even though research production on the continent is growing in absolute terms, it is falling in comparative terms. In addition, traditional metrics of visibility, such as the Impact Factor, fail to make legible all African scholarly production. Many African universities also do not... more...

  • 491 Daysby Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; Ahmed Kathrada

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    On a freezing winter’s night, a few hours before dawn on May 12, 1969, South African security police stormed the Soweto home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, activist and wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, and arrested her in the presence of her two young daughters, then aged nine and ten. more...

  • Africa-centred Knowledgesby Brenda Cooper; Robert Morrell

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Proposes a dynamic new approach to the production of knowledge on Africa, one that is global, multiple and heterogeneous, elucidating this through both discursive theoretical chapters and case histories. more...

  • Letters from Kimberlyby Edward Spiers

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    Full of new material, fresh insights and perceptive analysis.' Ian Knight The defence of Kimberley - and the mission to relieve it - was one of the great dramatic sagas of the South African War. The actual relief, following a spectacular cavalry charge, represented the first decisive upturn in the fortunes of the British war effort, soon followed... more...