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Found 56 titles
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The Deaths of Hintsa
Postapartheid South Africa and the shape of recurring pasts

In 1996, as South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was beginning its hearings, Nicholas Gcaleka, a healer diviner from the town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, set off on a journey to retrieve the skull of Hintsa, the Xhosa king. Hintsa had been killed by British troops on the banks of the Nqabarha River over a century and a half before and, it was widely believed, been beheaded. From a variety of quarters including the press, academia and Xhosa traditional leadership Gcaleka's mission was mocked and derided.

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Format : 148mm x 198mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 352
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2230-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2233-5
Publish Year : 2009
Rights : World Rights
Price R 209.00
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Education in Exile
SOMAFCO, the ANC school in Tanzania, 1978 to 1992

This co-authored book re-lives the experiences of young South African exiles at the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) in Tanzania. South Africans from all backgrounds and solidarity workers from many parts of the world showed what new ways of thinking about teaching and learning could achieve.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm
Pages : 232
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2051-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2051-5
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 231.00
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Empire development and colonialism: The past in the present

This collection draws on a range of methodologies and approaches to explore the similarities, differences and overlaps between the contemporary debates on international development and humanitarian intervention and the historical artefacts and strategies of Empire. The parallels between the language of nineteenth-century liberal imperialism and the humanitarian interventionism of the post-Cold War era are striking. The American military, both in Somalia in the early 1990s and in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, used ethno-graphic information compiled by British colonial administrators. Are these interconnections accidental curiosities or more elemental? The contributors to this book articulate the belief that these comparisons are analytically revealing. From the language of moral necessity and conviction, the design of specific aid packages, the devised forms of intervention and governmentality, through to the life-style, design and location of NGO encampments, the authors seek to account for the numerous and often striking parallels between contemporary international security, development and humanitarian intervention, and the logic of Empire. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 320
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2440-7
Publish Year : February 2014
Rights : Southern Africa Rights Only
Price R 250.00
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Every Step of the Way
The journey to freedom in South Africa

1967

In an extraordinary and engaging account this book traces the paths South Africans have followed from pre-colonial times to the democratic present, providing fascinating personal and historical details, and raising provocative questions about the choices, mistakes, contradictions and key themes in the emergence of the complex society that South Africa is today.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm
Pages : 344
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2061-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2061-4
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 154.00
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#FeesMustFall and its Aftermath
Violence, Wellbeing and the Student Movement in South Africa

This is a book of the experiences of violence and well-being of #FeesMustFall student activists from a range of South African universities. It is also a book of the sacrifices that this student generation made for the benefit of many to be able to access higher education.

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Format : 260mm x 260mm
Pages : 224
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2634-0
Publish Year : August 2022
Rights : World Rights
Price R R270.00
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Ruth First
Voices of Liberation

The struggle to free South Africa from its apartheid shackles was long and complex. One of the many ways in which the apartheid regime maintained its stranglehold in South Africa was through controlling the freedom of speech and the flow of information, in an effort to silence the voices of those who opposed it. United by the ideals of freedom and equality, but also nuanced by a wide variety of persuasions, the voices of liberation were many: African nationalists, communists, trade-unionists, pan-Africanists, English liberals, human rights activists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Jews, to name but a few.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 192
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2359-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2359-2
Publish Year : 2012
Rights : World Rights
Price R 210.00
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Gender, modernity & Indian delights
The Womens Cultural Group of Durban, 19542010

For decades, South Africans aspiring to make the perfect biryani have turned to Indian Delights, the best selling cookbook produced by Zuleikha Mayat and the Women´s Cultural Group. This is the story of the women behind the recipes; it is an account that brings to life the changing, gendered worlds of Muslim women in 20th century Durban.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2336-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2336-3
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00
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Growing up in Canaansland
Children's recommendations on improving a squatter camp environment

This ground-breaking report exemplifies practical methods for working with children to improve community environment. The researcher collected and collated data from childen living in a South African squatter camp and the report highlights their experinces and suggestions for improving their urban environment.

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Format : 208mm x 297mm
Pages : 93
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1907-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1907-6
Publish Year : 2000
Price R 137.00
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Growing up in the new South Africa
Childhood and adolescence in post-apartheid Cape Town

How has the end of apartheid affected the experiences of South African children and adolescents? This pioneering study provides a compelling account of the realities of everyday life for the first generation of children and adolescents growing up in a democratic South Africa. The authors examine the lives of young people across historically divided communities at home, in the neighbourhoods where they live, and at school. The picture that emerges is one of both diversity and similarity as young people navigate their way through a complex landscape that is unevenly post-apartheid. Historically and culturally rooted, their identities are forged in response to their perceptions of social redress and to anxieties about others living on the margins of their daily lives. Although society has changed in profound ways, many features of the apartheid era persist: material inequalities and poverty continue to shape everyday life; race and class continue to define neighbourhoods, and integration is a sought-after but limited experience for the young.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 348
ISBN 10 : 0-7969- 2313-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2313-4
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00
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Identity? Theory, Politics, History
Volume 1 in the series

Nation-building and the politics of identity in post-apartheid South Africa is the focus of this collaborative publication. This book is the first of three companion volumes in a series that examines the role of ethnicity, religion, gender and language in forming national identity and strengthening democracy.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 212
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1916-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1916-8
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 184.00
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Imagining the City
Memories and cultures in Cape Town

This book explores the apartheid legacies of the city and demonstrates that cultural life flourished through peoples resilience in spite of adversity. Authors move beyond apartheid history to analyse the reflective ways in which people are coming to terms with that history through memory work, performance and memorialisation. Other chapters provide contemporary views of local interactions such as moments of urban violence or people negotiating the challenges of a globalised world.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 248
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2179-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2179-6
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 231.00
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In Terror and In Silence
An investigation into safety levels and standards at petrol stations. Petrol Station 5 Safety Project, December 2002

In response to the murder of five Cape Town petrol station attendants in June 2002, a major investigation was conducted into crime and safety at South African petrol stations. Based on input from stakeholders and a survey of 25 petrol stations in the Western Cape, this report assesses the crime situation and formulates security recommendations.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 62
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2008-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2008-9
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 191.00