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A broad measure of the success of any scholarly publisher is its reputation in the wider scholarly publishing community, as well as among key stakeholder groups. In the first instance, the HSRC Press has certainly become the most productive publisher of scholarly works in South Africa and the rest of Africa. In the second instance, the Press is increasingly becoming a sought-after outlet for leading academic authors to publish and disseminate their work.

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Vol Wangari Maathais

Voices of Liberation
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was a scholar, writer, environmental activist, human rights champion, and Nobel Prize laureatte. In her life and thought, she tenaciously sought to expose the precarious lives of people across a variety of communities: women, rural communities, political prisoners, Kenyans, Africans, and citizens of the global South saddled with the burdens of international debt.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 352
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2574-9
Publish Year : November 2019
Price R R295.00
Renewing Worker Education

Renewing Workers’ Education
A Radical Vision

Renewing workers’ education focuses on educational forms created by workers for workers. It extends beyond trade unions to include the range of educational initiatives aimed at the working class more generally, including working class women, casual and informal sector workers, migrant workers, and workers’ political parties.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 264
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2581-7
Publish Year : December 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R R350.00
I Am Angel

I am Angel
Same-sex working class African men in South Africa

I am Angel’ provides the first scholarly outline for the development of a narrative of same-sex working class African men. The book’s core analytic thrust centres around two sources: a previously unpublished primary source from the early twentieth century and unique oral history interviews with men remembering their lives in the gay settlement of Mkhumbane.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 296
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2583-1
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R TBC
Opioids

Opioids in South Africa
Towards a policy of harm reduction

From over-the-counter cough syrups and prescribed painkillers to street economies of heroin and fentanyl, opioid substances and uses have ignited global debates about national drug policy reform. This book is the first to focus on these issues in South Africa, through a range of disciplinary perspectives.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 184
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2575-6
Publish Year : November 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R R250.00