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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...

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.

The Train Driver and Other Plays

by Athol Fugard

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

More Than Just a Game

by Chuck Korr & Marvin Close

Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer

In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously...

Living in Hope and History

by Nadine Gordimer

Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has devoted much of her life and fiction to the political struggles of the Third World, the New World, and her native South Africa. Living in Hope and...

Iron Fist From The Sea

by Arne Soderlund & Douw Steyn

From Cabinda in Angola to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania 4 Reconnaissance Regiment conducted numerous clandestine seaborne raids during the Border War. They attacked strategic targets such as oil facilities, transport...

The Call for African Pride

by Zandile Dlamini

This book is about two of the most prominent leaders of South Africa, leaders whose respective roles shaped and influenced South Africa, both positively and negatively. Those leaders were Dr H. F. Verwoerd,...

Lest We Forget from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

by Francis Chikerema

The partition of Africa was an invasion of the continent of Africa by European nations, including the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Yes, the United Kingdom wanted to rule the whole world,...

A Battlement of Spears

by Bernard Botes Kruger

WHAT cruel twist of tectonic irony caused the deepest scar on the earths surface across the face of that continent that would also suffer the most appalling of human tragedies? So begins a narrative set against...

From Bengal to the Cape

by Ansu Datta

In From Bengal to the Cape, Professor Ansu Datta opens up a hitherto little researched topic of transoceanic slave trade between mainly southern Bengal and the Cape in the Republic of South Africa. This migration...

The Complete Concise History of the Slave Trade

by Olayanju Olajide

This book is written mainly from my experience since my arrival in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. I came to the UK before I came in contact with any Afro American or Caribbean. In Nigeria I know some...

We Have Moved Mountains

by Christian S. Gerber

The life and experiences of a white family who grew up under the system of apartheid in South Africa. It tells of their heritage, their understandings and perceptions and eventually their move to the United...

Turfloop a Conscious Pariah

by Chris Kanyane Kanyane

This book provides reflections on the butterfly effect on how Turfloop brought in the Age of Barack Obama. What is the Age of Barack Obama?

To paraphrase Dr Ineke Van Kessel, a prominent historian at the Leiden...

Scapegoats of the Empire

by Edward Witton

Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire during the Boer War, originally published in 1907. The basis for the movie "Breaker Morant".

Witton's main assertion, as indicated by the book's provocative...

The History of Second Boer War: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria & Ian Hamilton's March

by Winston Churchill

This eBook edition of "The History of Second Boer War: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria & Ian Hamilton's March" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices....

My Early Life: The Autobiography

by Winston Churchill

This eBook edition of "My Early Life: The Autobiography" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. My Early Life is an autobiography of Winston Churchill...

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria & Ian Hamilton's March

by Winston Churchill

"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" is a personal record of Winston Churchill's impressions during the first five months of the Second Boer War. It includes an account of the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the...

The Cowboy Capitalist

by Charles van Onselen & Robert E. May

The Jameson Raid was a pivotal moment in the history of South Africa, linking events from the Anglo-Boer War to the declaration of the Union of South Africa in 1910. For more than a century, the failed revolution...

The South African Mosaic II

by Nomazengele A. Mangaliso

The book revisits a study conducted in 1994 on subjects defined as historically disadvantaged by the apartheid regime. However, despite the ravages of that regime, these individuals had succeeded and gotten...