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The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power

by Hermann Giliomee

Finalist for the Alan Paton Award

In his latest book, renowned historian Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of apartheid. Instead of impersonal forces,...


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...


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...


Field Gun Jack Versus The Boers: The Royal Navy in South Africa 1899-1900

by Tony Bridgland

War broke out in 1899 between the British and South African settlers of Dutch descent, the Boers, or Afrikaners as they are usually called today. Despite previous clashes, the British seriously underestimated...


The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s

by Glenn Moss

From the political ashes of the late 1960s, new and radical initiatives grew with surprising speed in the first half of the 1970s. The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s tells the story of a generation...


A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition

by Leonard Thompson

A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term...


Lost and Found in Johannesburg

by Mark Gevisser

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author's fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions

Lost and Found in Johannesburg begins with a transgression—the armed invasion of a private home...


Rorke's Drift

by Adrian Greaves

The story of the bravest battle ever fought.

On 22nd January 1879 a force of 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed and destroyed the British invading force at Isandlwana, killing and ritually disemboweling over 1200 troops....


Nature Divided: Land Degradation in South Africa

by Timm Hoffman & Ally Ashwell

This book, the product of extensive research, is based on a landmark report on land degradation arising from South Africa's commitment to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. It reflects...


Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men, and Ancestral Wives: Female Same-Sex Practices in Africa

by Ruth Morgan & Saskia Wierenga

A vivid portrait of homosexual African women, this collection of essays examines and celebrates same-sex practices while acknowledging their taboo status in many African cultures. From Uganda to Namibia, governmental...


Notebooks: 1960-1977

by Athol Fugard

"Fugard registers and captures the keen images that are the very stuff of vibrant theatre."--Time


Cousins: A Memoir

by Athol Fugard

A remarkable memoir of the author's coming of age as a writer.


Mandela: A Film and Historical Companion

by Keith Bernstein

This official companion book to the epic major feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom retraces the life of Nelson Mandela, weaving together his own words and historic humanitarian efforts with cinematic...


The Dream of an Idol

by Lloyd Cele

Lloyd Cele made a decision to trade a life and mindset of lack, for a life of focused and effective purpose. This is his story. A harsh yet soulful journey from a destitute and fatherless upbringing in the poverty-stricken...


The Train Driver and Other Plays

by Athol Fugard

The latest works by one of the world’s foremost playwrights.


Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

by John Carlin

Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament—the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together.

After being released from prison and winning South...


Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

by John Carlin

Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together

After being released from prison and winning South...


Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers: History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana

by Wyatt MacGaffey

In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional...


Shadow People

by Shunna Pillay

A panoramic look at South Africa in the 1950s, this spirited tale explores the people, music, and hardships common to areas such as District Six, Durban, and Sophiatown. Based on the life of musician Shunna...


Classrooms in the Shade

by Shanthee Manjoo

From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows...