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Moroccan Islam: Tradition and Society in a Pilgrimage Center

by Dale F. Eickelman

This book is one of the first comprehensive studies of Islam as locally understood in the Middle East. Specifically, it is concerned with the prevalent North African belief that certain men, called marabouts,...


Building Colonialism: Archaeology and Urban Space in East Africa

by Daniel T. Rhodes

Building Colonialism draws together the relationship between archaeology and history in East Africa using techniques of artefact, building, spatial and historical analyses to highlight the existence of, and...


Hope, Pain and Patience: The Lives of Women in South Sudan

by Friederike Bubenzer & Orly Stern

An edited collection of new research and analysis by a selection of authors—both from Sudan and abroad—this narrative outlines the experiences and contributions of the remarkable women who guided South Sudan...


The African Union and Its Institutions

by John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba & Tim Murithi

Written by eminent scholars on Africa and practitioners who have worked in or with the African Union (AU), this report brings together the analysis and research of 17 largely Pan-African scholars, policymakers,...


Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer

by Peter Alexander

Dubbed the "Marikana Massacre," the Marikana miners’ strike was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since the end of apartheid; those killed were mineworkers...


Songs & Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance

by Barry Gilder

"If you picked up this book in the expectation of revelling in the true confessions of a disaffected spy-master – put it back. If you opened this book in the hope of enjoying the confidences of a disillusioned...


Thoughts on the New South Africa

by Neville Alexander

Thoughts on the New South Africa is a collection of essays which Alexander brought together just before his death. It reflects on the main issues that preoccupied him throughout his life and sheds light on South...


Freedom Never Rests

by James Kilgore

Lying bare the political and personal intricacies of community struggles, this extraordinary story portrays the historical roots of the service delivery revolts that have swept South Africa in recent years....


Sanctuary: How an Inner-City Church Spilled Onto a Sidewalk

by Christa Kuljian

Christa Kuljian’s Sanctuary: How an Inner-city Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk is based on how the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and its controversial Bishop Paul Verryn came to offer refuge...


Kebble Collusion: 10 Fateful Days in a R26 Billion Fraud

by Barry Sergeant

In a world of outright denial and selective amnesia and of complex financial transactions designed to confuse, obfuscate, and hide the spoils, this book unravels one of South Africa’s biggest cover-ups. This...


Back in from the Anger

by Roger Lucey

The story of a once promising young musician, this autobiography demonstrates how Roger Lucey’s life journey was radically changed by the South African apartheid. Having performed songs that reflected upon...


Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography

by Ebrahim Harvey

Presenting a superb account of a man characterized by his reticence, this biography offers a rare and thorough insight into the life of one of South Africa’s most powerful: Kgalema Motlanthe. From Motlanthe’s...


In the Dark with My Dress on Fire: My Life in Cape Town, London, Havana and Home Again

by Blanche La Guma & Martin Klammer

During the struggle to end apartheid, Blanche La Guma led a complex and demanding life as a nurse-midwife by day and underground activist—within a clandestine Communist cell—by night. Harassed, banned, and...


Cleaning Up: How I Gave Up Drinking and Lived

by Tania Glyde

Imagine not drinking a bottle of wine before making a pass; not moving in like a starving cat when someone is at the bar; not apologising for something you don't remember doing. Once upon a time, Tania Glyde...


Decolonization in Africa

by John D. Hargreaves

John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape....


United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa Since 1960

by Norrie MacQueen

United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa provides an exploration of United Nations military intervention in Africa, from its beginnings in the Congo in 1960 to the new operations of the twenty-first century.

The...


The Idea of the ANC

Spear of the Nation: Umkhonto weSizwe: South Africa's Liberation Army, 1960s-1990s

Invisible Agents: Spirits in a Central African History

Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa