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My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience

by Rian Malan

“Here is truth-telling at its most exemplary and courageous. The remorseless exercise of a reporter’s anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing.” —John...

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,...

The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa

by Joel Joffe & Nelson Mandela

On 11 July 1963, police raided Lilisleaf farm at Rivonia near Johannesburg, arresting alleged members of the high command of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Together with the already imprisoned...

The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa

by Joel Joffe, Denis Goldberg & Nelson Mandela

On July 11, 1963, a seemingly harmless dry cleaning van drew up outside a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa. Within seconds, heavily armed police had burst out and arrested the entire high command of...

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...

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...

A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...

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.