The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 49 titles
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The Meanings of Timbuktu

"Salt comes from the north, gold from the south, but the word of God and the treasures of wisdom are only to be found in Timbuktu." 15th-century Malian proverb

In a joint project between South Africa and Mali, a library to preserve more than 200 000 Arabic and West African manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries is currently under construction. It is the first official cultural project of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad), the socio-economic development plan of the African Union, and when the library is built, the cultural role of Timbuktu will be revived, as it becomes the safehaven for the treasured manuscripts. The manuscripts prove that Africa had a rich legacy of written history, long before western colonisers set foot on the continent.

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Format : 275mm x 210mm (Hard Cover)
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2204-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2204-5
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 319.00
2012  Large

New Dictionary of South African Biography
Volume 1

A valuable reference work and source of inspiration, this biographical dictionary lists the life histories of people who have contributed significantly to the course of South African history but who have not been widely recognised. Illustrated entries include extra-parliamentary political leaders from marginalised communities, women and other pioneers.

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Format : 113mm x 160mm
Pages : 318
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1648-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1648-8
Publish Year : 1995
Price R 209.00
2013  Large

New Dictionary of South African Biography
Volume 2

It is not only the lives of the illustrious monirity who achieve greatness that have much to teach us, but also those less famous who inspire and help to bulid a nation. This volumes offers biographies of journalists Percy Qoboza, Nata Nakasa and George Heard, composers such as Todd Matshikiza, writers such as Bloke Modisane. Community leaders, social scientists, educationists and many more.

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Format : 145mm x 210mm
Pages : 312
ISBN 10 : 1-8682-8133-7
ISBN 13 : 978-18682-8133-6
Publish Year : 1999
Price R 209.00
Out Of  History

Out of History
Re-imagining South Africans Pasts

Out of History brings together exciting and innovative work in History and the Humanities. Drawing upon papers which have been presented at the South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar at the University of the Western Cape, the book reflects upon how this space fashioned new histories of the South African past over the last twenty years. Written by leading scholars in fields of visual history, public history, heritage, linguistics, oral history and postcolonial studies, the contributions address critical questions about the production of academic knowledge and the status of the Humanities in the post-apartheid present.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 284
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2515-2
Publish Year : September 2016
Rights : World Rights
Price R 320.00
2014  Large

Overcoming Apartheid
Can truth reconcile a divided nation?

Drawing on one of the most comprehensive surveys of post-apartheid attitudes to date, and employing innovative conceptual and methodological tools, Gibsons analysis offers both encouraging and disheartening insights into the success of the truth and reconciliation process. This is a major contribution to the literature on transitional justice and conflict resolution.

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Format : 160mm x 235mm
Pages : 484
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2071-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2071-3
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 253.00
2020  Large

Politicians and Apartheid
Trailing in the people's wake

This publication explores/hypothesises why apartheid was abandoned by South Africa's ruling white National Party. In this publication, written in the early years of South Africa's democracy, apartheid's decline is examined under three categories: occupational, geographical and political apartheid. It is thus of great historical and sociological interest to researchers and theorists.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1821-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1821-5
Publish Year : 1997
Price R 170.00
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Politics of origin in Africa
Autochthony, citizenship and conflict

In this revealing new book, Boas and Dunn explore the phenomenon of autochthony in contemporary African politics. Autochthony discourses enable the speaker to establish a direct claim to territory by the assertion of being an original inhabitant, a native literally a son of the soil

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 978-0-7969-2437-7
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2437-7
Publish Year : August 2013
Rights : Southern Africa Rights Only
Price R 210.00
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Raymond Mhlaba's Personal Memoirs
Reminiscing from Rwanda and Uganda

First to defy the apartheid laws in the Defiance Campaign, Raymond Mhlaba's life story details how, as a Rivonia treason trialist, he spent over 20 years in prison with Nelson Mandela. He later became the first premier of the Eastern Cape Province and served as Ambassador to Uganda and Rwanda.

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Format : 150mm x 210mm
Pages : 210
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1974-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1974-8
Publish Year : 2001
Price R 242.00
Rethinking  Reconciliation

Rethinking reconciliation
Evidence from South Africa

South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994 heralded the end of more than forty years of apartheid. The Government of National Unity started the process of bringing together this deeply divided society principally through the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 384
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2554-1
Publish Year : March 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 350.00
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Spirals of Suffering
Public violence and children

This comprehensive report tracks the effects of apartheid policy on the lives of black and white South Africans, with particular attention to state brutality, 'grand' apartheid and resistance politics. It includes an overview of the findings of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry into the Effects of Public Violence on Children.

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Format : 113mm x 159mm
Pages : 344
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1806-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1806-2
Publish Year : 1997
Price R 290.00