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New aNd CurreNt titles New south african review 3 The Second Phase – Tragedy or Farce? 
Edited by john daniel, Prishani naidoo, devan Pillay and roger Southall
The New South African Review offers, for the third time, a valuable compass to navigate us through South(ern) African socio-economic and political local and regional realities. It is an important stocktaking exercise. With every year, the New South African Reviewbecomes an ever more important tool for analytical insights into, and assessments of, the challenges. — Henning Melber, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation,    Sweden, and University of Pretoria. Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce … (Karl Marx 1852) John daniel is the retired academic director of the School for international Training in durban. Prishani Naidoo, devan Pillay and roger southall are all in the department of Sociology at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg.  In the face of the continuing national tragedy of inequality,  poverty and unemployment which has triggered rising  working-class discontent around the country, the ANC  announced a ‘second phase’ of the ‘national democratic  revolution’ to deal with the challenges. Ironically, the ANC  post-Mangaung has resolved to preserve the core tenets  of the minerals-energy-fi   nancial complex that defi   ned  racial capitalism – while at the same time ratcheting up  the revolutionary rhetoric to keep the working class and  marginalised onside. If the ‘fi   rst phase’ was a tragedy of  the unmet expectations of the majority, is the ‘second  phase’ likely to be a farce? 


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Sociology Economics Postcolonial Studies

inTrOduCTiOn The second phase – tragedy or farce? Devan Pillay ParT 1:                 ParT 2:                 ParTY, POWEr and CLaSS The power elite in democratic South Africa: Race and class in a   fractured society Roger Southall The ANC circa 2012: Colossus in decline? Susan Booysen Fragile multi-class alliances compared: some unlikely parallels  between the National Party and the African National Congress   Paul Maylam Predicaments of post-apartheid social movement politics:  The Anti-Privatisation Forum in Johannesburg Ahmed Veriava and Prishani Naidoo ECOLOGY, ECOnOmY and LaBOur Mass unemployment and the low-wage regime in South Africa  Dick Forslund Nationalisation and the mines Martin Nicol Broad Based BEE? HCI’s empowerment model and the syndicalist  tradition William Attwell ‘Ask for a camel when you expect to get a goat’: Contentious   politics and the climate justice movement Jacklyn Cock Hydraulic fracturing in South Africa: Assessing the defi   cits David Fig ParT 3:                   ParT 4:         PuBLiC POLiCY and SOCiaL PraCTiCE Understanding the persistence of low levels of skills in South   Africa Stephanie Allais Equity, quality and access in South African education: A work still   very much in progress Shireen Motala Health sector reforms and policy implementation in South Africa:   A paradox? Laetitia Rispel and Julia Moorman Cadre deployment versus merit? Reviewing politicisation in the   public service Vinothan Naidoo Traditional male initiation: Culture and the Constitution Louise Vincent SOuTH aFriCa aT LarGE South Africa and the BRIC: Punching above its weight?  Sanusha Naidu The Swazi Nation, the Swazi government and the South African   connection John Daniel and Marisha Ramdeen




New aNd CurreNt titles south africa’s suspended revolution Hopes and Prospects 
adam Habib
This is a readable, well-informed and perceptive account of the political economy of contemporary South Africa. Although he is clear-eyed about the inequality and poverty that mar the social terrain and the factionalism, corruption and greed that currently affect elite politics, Habib makes a case for specific forms of political leadership, for an active citizenry, and for the possibility of social pacts as paths towards an alternative political agenda. — Colin Bundy, Green Templeton College, University  of Oxford South Africa’s Suspended Revolution engages with the  country’s transition into democracy and its prospects  for inclusive development. It is an antidote to many  descriptive and voluntarist explanations in which leaders  and other actors are treated as unfettered agents whose  choices and behaviour are merely the result of their  own abilities or follies. In contrast, Adam Habib explains  the story of how South Africa arrived at this point by  locating these actors in context. He tries to understand  the institutional constraints within which they operated,  why they made the choices they did, and what the  consequences are. The book also explores what other  policy options and behavioural choices may have been  available, and why these were forsaken for the ones that  were eventually adopted.  In essence, the book is about how South Africa got  to its present state of affairs, what the country’s current  challenges are, and how these could be transcended. It  is deeply historical in the sense of understanding what  possibilities may have existed in one moment, but not  another. The narrative recognises that societies evolve  and as a result the potential for political and socioeconomic advances themselves change.  This then is a story of the dynamic interplay between  actors and context, how the latter can constrain and  condition the former, but also how individuals and  institutions can, with imagination, act against the grain of  their location and historical moment, thereby transforming  the possibilities and, through them, society itself. 

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Development Studies Postcolonial Studies

an abridged version of South Africa’s Suspended Revolution will be published in afrikaans, sesotho and isiZulu in an effort to extend debate about south africa’s future to a wider audience. the translated editions are due for release in october 2013. Go to for more information.

adam Habib is vice-chancellor and Principal of the university of Witwatersrand, johannesburg. He has held academic appointments at the university of durbanWestville, the university of KwaZulu-natal (where he was founding director of the Centre for Civil Society), the university of johannesburg and the Human Sciences research Council. Habib is widely recognised as one of the more authoritative commentators on South africa’s democracy and its prospects for inclusive development.

Chapter 1.   Chapter 2.     Chapter 3.     Chapter 4.     Chapter 5.     Chapter 6.   Chapter 7.   Chapter 8.     Introduction Governance, political accountability  and service delivery The political economy of  development The viability of a sustainable  social pact The evolution of state–civil society  relations South Africa and the world What is to be done? Reinterpreting democratic and  development experiences



New aNd CurreNt titles define and rule Native as Political Identity
W.E.B. du Bois Lectures mahmood mamdani
Mamdani distills with magisterial clarity his reflections on how political thought and law converged in the colonial imaginary to create a technology of rule that spanned South East Asia, India and most of Africa. He shows how the colonial past is alive in the present, as popular politics remains fractured by the question of who is a citizen, of who can rightfully belong. … Original and always provocative, in this book Mamdani gives us the intellectual co-ordinates with which to chart a way toward a truly decolonised political future. — Suren Pillay, University of the Western Cape Define and Rule focuses on the turn in late nineteenthcentury colonial statecraft when Britain abandoned the  attempt to eradicate difference between conqueror and  conquered and introduced a new idea of governance, as  the defi   nition and management of difference. Mahmood  Mamdani explores how lines were drawn between settler  and native as distinct political identities, and between  natives according to tribe. Out of that colonial experience  issued a modern language of pluralism and difference. A mid-nineteenth-century crisis of empire led to a  reconception of the colonial mission, and to reforms in  India, British Malaya, and the Dutch East Indies. The new  politics, inspired by Sir Henry Maine, established that  natives were bound by geography and custom, rather  than history and law, and made this the basis of  administrative practice. Maine’s theories were later translated into ‘native  administration’ in the African colonies. Mamdani  considers the intellectual and political dimensions of  African movements toward decolonisation by focussing on  two key fi   gures: the Nigerian historian Yusuf Bala Usman,  who argued for an alternative to colonial historiography,  and Tanzania’s fi   rst president, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere,  who realized that colonialism’s political logic was legal  and administrative, not military, and could be dismantled  through nonviolent reforms.


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History Cultural Studies Postcolonial Studies

Mahmood Mamdani is director of makerere institute of Social research at makerere university and Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia university. Some of his books include: Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism (1996); Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terror (2005) and Saviours and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror (2010).

Introduction Chapter 1.   Nativism: The Theory Chapter 2.  Nativism: The Practice Chapter 3.   Beyond Settlers and Natives 




New aNd CurreNt titles africa in theory
achille mbembe
Theory has been the name of the West’s attempt at  domesticating contingency as well as the way the  West has distinguished itself from the Rest. As the new  century unfolds, it is increasingly acknowledged that  there is no better laboratory than Africa to gauge the  limits of our epistemological imagination, or to pose new  questions about how we know what we know and what  that knowledge is grounded upon.  A site of unfolding  developments that are contradictory, uneven, contested,  and for the most part undocumented, the Continent is  perhaps the epicenter of contemporary  global transformations.  In this new book, which has the hallmarks of his other  works, Achille Mbembe describes a deeply heterogeneous  world of fl  ows, fractures and frictions. Power relations and  the antagonisms that shape late capitalism are being  redefi   ned in ways and forms not seen at earlier historical  periods. New boundaries emerge while old ones are being  redrawn. The paradoxes of mobility and closure, of  con  nection and separation, of continuities and discon  tinuitie  s between the inside and the outside, the local    and the global, or of temporariness and permanence,  pose new challenges to critical thought. Furthermore,  they testify to an openness of the social that can no  longer be solely accounted for by earlier descriptive and  interpretive models. Mbembe shows how any inquiry into the place of Africa  in theory is of necessity an interrogation concerning the  experience of the world in the epoch of planetary power. 

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Philosophy History Postcolonial Studies

achille Mbembe is a researcher based at WiSEr (Wits institute of Social and Economic research), university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. He was previously assistant Professor of History at Columbia university, a Senior research Fellow at the Brookings institute in Washington, associate Professor of History at the university of Pennsylvania, and Executive director of the Council for the development of Social Science research in africa (Codesria). He has written extensively on african history and politics, including La naissance du maquis dans le SudCameroun (1996), On the Postcolony (French 2000, English 2001) and Sortir de la grande nuit (2010).

Introduction Chapter 1. The World as Home Chapter 2. Refi   guring the Postcolony  Chapter 3. Necropolitics Chapter 4. Freedom in Black Chapter 5. Ethics of Common Life Chapter 6. Democracy in the Age of Animism Conclusion 



New aNd CurreNt titles approaches to Marxism in the twenty-First Century Crisis, Critique and Struggle 
Edited by michelle Williams and vishwas Satgar
… this book approaches global themes from a Southern/ African standpoint and perspective that is not often recognised, yet is centrally valuable not only to critically evaluate Marxism but to understanding global dynamics. — Thiven Reddy, University of Cape Town   Although Marx’s writings on social transformation fi   gured  prominently in the global Left imagination for more than  150 years, by the late twentieth century the relevance of  Marxism was under question by both the Left (including  Marxists) and Right. Its revival in the second decade of the  twenty-fi   rst century is fi   nding new sources of inspiration and  creativity from movements that believe that ‘another world  is possible’ through democratic, egalitarian and ecological  alternatives to capitalism built by ordinary people. The  Marxism of many of these movements is not dogmatic  or prescriptive, but open, searching, utopian. It revolves  around four primary factors: the importance of democracy  for an emancipatory project; the ecological limits of  capitalism; the crisis of global capitalism; and the learning  of lessons from the failures of Marxist-inspired experiments.  This edited book introduces some contemporary  approaches to Marxism. It shows how the twenty-fi   rst  century has seen enormous creativity from movements  that seek to overcome the weaknesses of the past by  forging fundamentally new approaches to politics that  draw inspiration from Marxism along with many other anticapitalist traditions such as feminism, ecology, anarchism  and indigenous traditions.  Featuring leading thinkers  from the Left, it offers provocative ideas on interpreting  our current world and will serve as an excellent reference  book to introduce a new way of thinking about Marxism to  students and scholars in the fi   eld.


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Michelle williams is an associate Professor in Sociology at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. Her books include The Roots of Participatory Democracy: Democratic Communists in South Africa and Kerala, India; South Africa and India: Shaping the Global South (co-edited with isabel Hofmeyr) and Labour in the Global South: Challenges and Alternatives for Workers (co-edited with Sarah mosoetsa). Vishwas satgar is a Senior Lecturer in international relations at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. He was the Executive director of the Cooperative and Policy alternative Centre (COPaC) for 12 years.He has played a pioneering role in developing the solidarity economy movement in South africa.

this is the first publication in the democratic Marxism series, which seeks to elaborate the social theory and politics of contemporary Marxist thought. (series editor: Vishwas satgar)


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ParT i:             ParT ii:         dEmOCraTiSinG and GLOBaLiSinG marXiSm Marxism and Democracy: liberal, vanguard or direct?  Michelle Williams On the shoulders of Polyani — reconstructing Marxism  Michael Burawoy Transnationalising Gramscian Marxism in the Twenty-fi   rst Century Vishwas Satgar marXiSm and LEFT POLiTiCS Notes on Critique Ahmed Veriava Marxism and Feminism: ‘Unhappy Marriage’ or Creative  Partnership?  Jacklyn Cock and Meg Luxton Marx and Eco-logic of Fossil Capitalism Devan Pillay

ParT iii: CriSES OF marXiSm in aFriCa and POSSiBiLiTiES FOr THE FuTurE   Retrospect: Seven Theses about Africa’s Marxist Regimes    Daryl Glaser   Socialism and Southern Africa John Saul   Uneven and Combined Marxism in South Africa’s Urban Social     Movements Patrick Bond, Ashwin Desai and Trevor Ngwane   The unresolved national question in South Africa: critical   refl  ections on the crisis and limits of ANC Marxism Mazibuko Jara CONCLUSION  Vishwas Satgar




New aNd CurreNt titles Melancholia of Freedom Social Life in an Indian Township  in South Africa
Thomas Blom Hansen
With profound insight, Hansen explores the struggles of South African Indians to take possession of their new political and cultural liberty since the end of apartheid. Showing how they are haunted by a past they cannot openly mourn and bereft of the ambiguous certainties once ensured by a racist state, this compelling and highly original book calls on us to rethink the complex challenges that attend the meaning of freedom everywhere. — Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago   The end of apartheid in 1994 signalled a moment of  freedom and a promise of a non-racial future. With this  promise came an injunction: defi   ne yourself as you truly  are, as an individual, and as a community. Almost two  decades later it is clear that it was less the prospect of  that future than the habits and horizons of anxious life in  racially defi   ned enclaves that determined post-apartheid  freedom. In this book, Thomas Blom Hansen offers an  in-depth analysis of the uncertainties, dreams, and  anxieties that have accompanied post-apartheid freedoms  in Chatsworth, a formerly Indian township in Durban.  Exploring fi   ve decades of township life, Hansen tells the  stories of ordinary Indians whose lives were radicalized  and framed by the township, and how these residents  domesticated and inhabited this urban space and its  institutions, during apartheid and after.  Hansen demonstrates the complex and ambivalent  nature of ordinary township life. While the ideology of  apartheid was widely rejected, its practical institutions,  from urban planning to houses, schools, and religious  spaces, were embraced in order to remake the community.  Hansen describes how the racial segmentation of  South African society still informs daily life, notions of  race, personhood, morality, and religious ethics.  He also demonstrates the force of global religious  imaginings that promise a universal and inclusive  community amid uncertain lives and futures in the  post-apartheid nation-state.

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Cultural Studies

thomas Bloom Hansen is professor of anthropology and the reliance-dhirubhai ambani Professor of South asian Studies at Stanford university, where he also directs the Centre for South asia. His books include The Saffron Wave and Wages of Violence.

Introduction  Chapter 1.   Ethnicity by Fiat: The Remaking of    Indian Life in South Africa  Chapter 2.   Domesticity and Cultural Intimacy  Chapter 3.   Charous and Ravans: A Story of    Mutual Nonrecognition  Chapter 4.   Autonomy, Freedom, and Political    Speech  Chapter 5.   Movement, Sound, and Body in the    Postapartheid City  Chapter 6.   The Unwieldy Fetish: Desi    Fantasies, Roots Tourism, and     Diasporic Desires  Chapter 7   Global Hindus and Pure Muslims:    Universalist Aspirations and    Territorialized Lives  Chapter 8.   The Saved and the Backsliders:    The Charou Soul and the Instability    of Belief  Postscript.  Melancholia in the Time of the    “African Personality” 



New aNd CurreNt titles the aids Conspiracy Science Fights Back
nicoli nattrass
A rigorous and illuminating investigation into the anatomy of AIDS conspiracies, this book ought to be read by anybody interested in the relationship between science and ordinary people. —Jonny Steinberg, author of Three Letter Plague and  Sizwe’s Test: A Young Man’s Journey through Africa’s AIDS Epidemic Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre  and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced as  to the origins of the disease. In this compelling book,  Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors  prolonging the erroneous belief that the American  government manufactured the human immunodefi   ciency  virus (HIV) to be used as a biological weapon, as well as  the myth’s consequences for behavior, especially within  African American and black South African communities. Contemporary AIDS denialism, the belief that HIV is  harmless and that antiretroviral drugs are the true cause  of AIDS, is a more insidious AIDS conspiracy theory.  Advocates of this position make a ‘conspiratorial move’  against HIV science by implying its methods cannot be  trusted, and that untested, alternative therapies are safer  than antiretrovirals. These claims are genuinely lifethreatening, as tragically demonstrated in South Africa  when the delay of antiretroviral treatment resulted in  nearly 333,000 AIDS deaths and 180,000 HIV infections  that could have been prevented – a tragedy of stunning  proportion. Nattrass describes how pro-science activists have  fought back by deploying empirical evidence and political  credibility to resist AIDS conspiracy theories, which is part  of the crucial project to defend evidence-based medicine.

CuLTuraL STudiES

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Science Policy

Nicoli Nattrass is director of the aidS and Society research unit at the university of Cape Town and is visiting Professor at Yale university. She is a recognised expert on the political economy of antiretroviral treatment. She is the author of Class, Race and Inequality in South Africa co-authored with jeremy Seekings and Mortal Combat: AIDS Denialism and the Struggle for Antiretrovirals in South Africa.

  hapter 1.  C Chapter 2.     Chapter 3.     Chapter 4.     Chapter 5.     Chapter 6.   Chapter 7.      Chapter 8.      The conspiratorial move against HIV science and its consequences Aids origin conspiracy theories in the United States and South Africa Who believes AIDS conspiracy theories and why leadership matters   Science, politics, and credibility: David Gilbert fi   ghts AIDS conspiracy beliefs in US prisons   Science, conspiracy theory, and the South African AIDS policy tragedy      Hero scientists, cultropreneurs, living icons, and praise-singers: AIDS denialism as community  Defending the imprimatur of science: Duesberg and the medical hypotheses saga      The conspiratorial move and the struggle for evidence-based medicine  




New aNd CurreNt titles Conversations with Bourdieu The Johannesburg Moment
michael Burawoy and Karl von Holdt
Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) is the most infl  uential sociologist of our time. His works take in education, culture,  sport, literature, painting, class, philosophy, religion,  law, media, intellectuals, methodology, photography,  universities, colonialism, kinship, schooling and politics.  Conversations with Bourdieu presents the fi   rst comprehensive attempt at a critical engagement with Bourdieu’s  theory as a totality. Michael Burawoy constructs a series  of imaginary conversations between Bourdieu and his  nemesis – Marxism – from which he silently borrowed  so much. Proceeding through Gramsci, Fanon, Freire,  de Beauvoir and Mills, Burawoy takes up the challenge  Bourdieu presents to Marxism, simultaneously developing  a critique of Bourdieu and a reconstruction of Marxism.  Karl von Holdt, in turn, brings these conversations to  South Africa. Armed with Bourdieu, von Holdt takes up  some of the most pressing social and political issues of  contemporary South Africa: the relation between symbolic  and real violence, the place of intellectuals in public life,  the intervention of gender in politics, the grappling with  race, the critique of education, the importance of habitus,  the history and future of class mobilisation, and the  legacy of the liberation struggle.  Conversations with Bourdieu pioneers a way of  pushing theory to its limits through dialogue. It is consciously rooted in a dialogue between the social realities  and theoretical perspectives of North and South. The conversations were fi   rst presented as Mellon Lectures at the  University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2010.

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Postcolonial Studies Cultural Studies

Michael Burawoy is a British sociologist, best known as the author of Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labour Process under Monopoly Capitalism. He is a former president of the american Sociological association and is Professor of Sociology at the university of California, Berkeley. Karl von Holdt is associate Professor in the Society, Work and development institute (SWOP) at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. He formerly worked at the national Labour, Economic and development institute (naLEdi). He is former editor of the South African Labour Bulletin and author of the groundbreaking Transition from Below: Forging Trade Unionism and Workplace Change in South Africa (2003). He currently serves as a Commissioner on the national Planning Commission of South africa. Conversations with Bourdieu was shortlisted for the isaac and Tamara deutscher memorial Prize in 2012.

Chapter 1.  Sociology is a Combat Sport: Bourdieu Meets    Bourdieu Chapter 2.  Theory and Practice: Marx Meets Bourdieu  Chapter 3.  Cultural Domination: Gramsci Meets Bourdieu Chapter 4.  Colonialism and Revolution: Fanon Meets  Bourdieu Chapter 5.  Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Freire Meets  Bourdieu Chapter 6.  Antinomies of Feminism: de Beauvoir Meets  Bourdieu  Chapter 7.  Intellectuals and their Publics: Mills Meets  Bourdieu  Chapter 8.  Homo Ludens vs. Homo Habitus: Burawoy  Meets Bourdieu Chapter 9.  Concluding Refl  ections  



New aNd CurreNt titles exorcising the demons within Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in  Contemporary  South Africa
Edited by Loren B. Landau
On 11 May 2008, residents of Alexandra Township turned  violently on their neighbours, launching a string of attacks  that, two weeks later, left 60 dead, dozens raped and  over a hundred thousand displaced. Although not the  most severe political violence in South Africa’s turbulent  past, the 2008 attacks refl  ect an important moment in the  country’s post-apartheid, post-authoritarian existence: a  moment when the government’s legitimacy and the postapartheid order were called into question.  It is these events and subsequent consequences for  the ordering of power, population and place that this  book explores. Exorcising the Demons Within makes  sense of recent anti-outsider violence by situating it  within an extended history of South African statecraft  that both produced the conditions for the attacks and  has been reshaped by it. Drawing on an interdisciplinary  team of expert scholars and on new research, this is the  fi   rst academic text to fully theorise the events that made  global headlines in 2008. Through its subtle, empirical  and theoretically informed analysis, the book reshapes  discussion of xenophobia and violence in South Africa  while injecting local debates into global considerations of  the meaning of citizenship and the post-colonial state.

miGraTiOn STudiES

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Politics Postcolonial Studies

loren B. landau is a political scientist by training and director of the african Centre for migration and Society (aCmS) at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. He is the author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid and Transformation in Western Tanzania (2008) and has written extensively on sovereignty, humanitarianism and mobility in Southern and Eastern africa.

Loren Landau Introduction: Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia,  Violence, and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa Tamlyn Monson and Rebecca Arian Media Memory: A Critical Reconstruction of the May  2008 Violence Christine Fauvelle-Aymar and Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti People, Space and Politics: An Exploration of Factors Explaining the 2008 Anti-Foreigner Violence in South Africa Jean Pierre Misago Disorder in a Changing Society: Authority and the MicroPolitics of Violence Noor Nieftagodien Xenophobia’s Local Genesis: Historical Constructions  of ‘Insiders’/‘Outsiders’ and the Politics of Exclusion in  Alexandra Township Jonathan Klaaren Citizenship, Xenophobic Violence and Law’s Dark Side Darshan Vigneswaran ‘Separation Anxiety’: The Historical Origins of  Xenophobia in the SAPS Tamlyn Monson Making the Law; Breaking the Law; Taking the Law into  Our Own Hands: Sovereignty and Territorial Control in  Three South African Settlements  Tara Polzer and Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti From Defending Migrant Rights to New Political Subjectivities: Gauteng Migrants’ Organisations After May 2008 Loren Landau Postscript: Demons and Democracy: Positive Values and  the Politics of Outsiderness in Contemporary South Africa



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New aNd CurreNt titles Migrant women of Johannesburg Life in an in-between city 
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
Johannesburg is fi   lled with many migrants from across  Africa and the world, seeking opportunities in the ‘city of  gold’. In this book, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, who began  her life in South Africa as a street trader, uses narratives  and images to explore the lives of women from Cameroon,  the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville,  Nigeria, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda  and Zimbabwe, now living in Johannesburg. Using their  stories of love, illness, fears, children, violence, family and  money, she explores women’s relationships with host and  home communities, the South African state, economy and  the city of Johannesburg.  Rather than ask how political forces and global capital  shape Johannesburg, this book turns the dominant urban  question on its head, and interrogates how cross-border  women shape Johannesburg’s politics, regulatory systems  and local economies. It explores migrant women’s fl  uid  lives against the backdrop of a city that is also in fl  ux. It  looks at what it means to live in Johannesburg, yet remain  dislocated there; what it means to be in the inner city, yet  aspire to live elsewhere; and what it means to be both  visible and invisible in the city.  Kihato poignantly illustrates how populations living  in society’s margins infl  uence urban practices. As we  follow migrant women through the city’s streets, the  boundaries between legality and illegality, formal and  informal, offi   cial and unoffi   cial collapse – rendering these  categories inaccurate descriptors of the city or their lives.  Kihato argues that transformation within urban planning  and governance structures a redefi   nition of these terms  for twenty-fi   rst century African cities.  This insightful ethnographic study is a must-read for  those working in urban planning, gender and migration  studies and governance and service delivery.

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Urban Studies Gender Studies

Caroline wanjiku Kihato is a visiting researcher at the School of architecture and Planning at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. She is the co-editor of Urban Diversity: Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide.

Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.    Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Introduction: Welcome to Hillbrow, you will fi   nd your people here  The Notice: Rethinking urban governance in the age of mobility  Between Pharaoh’s army and the Red Sea: Social mobility and social  death in the context of women’s migration  Turning the home inside-out – private space and everyday politics  The station, camp and refugee: xenophobic violence and the city  Conclusion: Ways of seeing: Migrant women in the liminal city 



New aNd CurreNt titles region-building in southern africa Progress, Problems and Prospects
Chris Saunders, Gwinyayi a. dzinesa and dawn nagar

inTErnaTiOnaL rELaTiOnS

978 86814 576 8 (print) 234 x 156 mm 360 pp soft cover april 2012 with Zed Books rights: southern africa only

This volume is unique: it takes a broadly Pan-African approach, draws together reputable analysts, offers fresh perspectives on topical issues, and provides the basis for deeper research of key dynamics that could propel regional integration forward. —Siphamandla Zondi, Institute for Global Dialogue,  Tshwane How successful have southern African states been in  dealing with the major issues that have faced the region in  recent years? What can be done to produce more cohesive  and effective region-building in southern Africa? This original and wide-ranging volume, which draws  on an interdisciplinary team of African and African-based  specialists, addresses the key political, socio-economic  and security challenges facing southern Africa today.  These include HIV/AIDS, migration and xenophobia, land  grabbing and climate change, and the role of the UN, the  EU, the USA, China and other external actors in the region.  It also looks at the Southern African Customs Union,  development fi   nance institutions, and issues of gender  and peacebuilding. In doing so, the book goes to the heart of  analysing the effectiveness of SADC and other regional  organisations.


History Economics Security Studies

Chris saunders is Emeritus Professor in the Historical Studies at the unviersity of Cape Town, and a research associate at the Centre for Conflict resolution in Cape Town. Gwinyayi a. dzinesa, previously based at the Centre for Conflict resolution, is now a Senior researcher at the institute for Security Studies (iSS) in Pretoria. dawn Nagar is a researcher at the Centre for Conflict resolution in Cape Town

Foreword  Adekeye Adebajo Introduction  Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa, Dawn Nagar and Chris Saunders ParT 1             ParT 2           HiSTOriCaL LEGaCY The Southern African Development Coordination  Conference and Its Approaches to African Regionalism  Gilbert Khadiagala The Southern African Development Community:  Between Cooperation and Development: An Insider  Perspective  Kaire M. Mbuende GOvErnanCE and miLiTarY SECuriTY SADC’s Decision-making Architecture  Chris Landsberg Elections and Confl  ict Management  Khabele Matlosa Peacekeeping: From the United Nations to the SADC  Standby Force  Chris Saunders Gender and Peacebuilding  Elizabeth Otitodun and Antonia Porter ParT 3           ParT 4            ParT 5         ECOnOmiC inTEGraTiOn Economic Integration  Dawn Nagar The Southern African Customs Union: Promoting Stability Through Dependence  Richard Gibb South Africa’s Development Finance Institutions  David Monyae Human SECuriTY Food Insecurity  Scott Drimie and Sithabiso Gandure HIV/AIDS and Human Security  Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa Migration and Xenophobia  Francis Nyamnjoh and Patience Mususa Climate Change Challenges  David Simon EXTErnaL aCTOrS The European Union Mzukisi Qobo The United States  Nomfundo Ngwenya China  Garth le Pere   Dawn Nagar, Chris Saunders and Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa




inTErnaTiOnaL rELaTiOnS

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the eu and africa From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa
Edited by adekeye adebajo and Kaye Whiteman
In the high imperial period from the nineteenth century,  some in Europe advocated the idea of ‘Eurafrique’ – a  formula for putting Africa’s resources at the disposal  of Europe’s industries. After tracing Europe’s historical  attempts to remodel relations following African  independence from the 1960s and Europe’s own quest  for unity, the book examines the current strategic  dimensions of the relationship, especially the place of  Africa in Europe’s own need for global partnerships. Key  issues are then analysed, from trade and investment to  the growing priorities of security and governance, offering  case histories of the role of key European players in Africa.  The volume concludes by examining issues of migration  and identity, especially in view of Europe’s controversial  immigration policies and complex relations with the  Maghreb and Mediterranean, as well as perceptions of  past and current European identity.  The study concludes that Africa and Europe still appear  not to have fully escaped the burdens of history, and  examines the feasibility of elaborating and practising, in  future, an ‘Afro-Europa’: a new relationship of genuine  equality, partnership, and mutual self-interest between both  continents that sheds the baggage of the ‘Eurafrique’ past.


Economics  History Security Studies

adekeye adebajo is Executive director of the Centre for Conflict resolution (CCr) in Cape Town. His most recent publication is The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War (2010). Kaye whiteman is a journalist and writer specialising in West african affairs but with wider interests in Europe-africa relations. He is an Editorial adviser to Business Day (nigeria) and is also a research associate at the School of Oriental and african Studies (SOaS).

Introduction Kaye Whiteman ParT 1       ParT 2           ParT 3         aFriCa and EurOPE in HiSTOriCaL PErSPECTivE The Rise and Fall of Eurafrique: From the Berlin Conference of  1884-1885 to the Tripoli EU-Africa Summit of 2010 Kaye Whiteman Paradise Lost and Found: The African Union and the European Union Adekeye Adebajo POLiTiCaL, ECOnOmiC, and STraTEGiC dimEnSiOnS Regional Integration in Africa: Lessons From Europe?  Adebayo Adedeji Europe, Africa, and Aid: Towards A Genuine Partnership  Rob de Vos South Africa and the EU: Where Lies the Strategic Partnership? Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott The EU, the Maghreb, and the Mediterranean  George Joffé The EU and Asia: Lessons for Africa?  Shada Islam TradE, invESTmEnT, and dEvELOPmEnT Global Africa: The Last Investment Frontier?  Liam Halligan An Anatomy of the Economic Partnership Agreements   Mareike Meyn Africa and Europe: Ending A Dialogue of the Deaf? Gilbert Khadiagala A Critique of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy Charles Mutasa ParT 4         SECuriTY and GOvErnanCE AU/EU Security and Governance Cooperation  Garth le Pere The EU Security Role in the Great Lakes Region  Aldo Ajello The EU Security Role in Chad and the Central African Republic   Winrich Kühne

ParT 5 THE Eu/aFriCa POLiCiES OF FranCE, BriTain, POrTuGaL, and THE nOrdiCS   France, the EU, and Africa  Douglas A. Yates   Britain, the EU, and Africa  Paul D. Williams   Portugal, the EU, and Africa  Alex Vines   The Nordics, the EU, and Africa  Anne Hammerstad ParT 6         miGraTiOn and idEnTiTY Migration and ‘Fortress Europe’  Andrew Geddes The Black Atlantic From Othello to Obama: In Search of A Post-Racial  Society  Ali A. Mazrui Europe’s Post-Colonial Role and Identity Hartmut Mayer



New aNd CurreNt titles Peacebuilding, Power and Politics in africa
Edited by devon Curtis and Gwinyayi a. dzinesa
Peacebuilding, Power and Politics in Africa is a critical  refl  ection on peacebuilding efforts in Africa. The tensions  and contradictions in different clusters of peacebuilding  activities, including peace negotiations; statebuilding;  security sector governance; and disarmament, demo  bi  lisation, and reintegration are exposed. Essays also address  the institutional framework for peacebuilding in Africa and  the ideological underpinnings of key institutions.  The authors adopt a variety of approaches, but they  share a conviction that peacebuilding in Africa is not a  script that is authored solely in Western capitals and in  the corridors of the United Nations. Rather, the focus is  on the interaction between local and global ideas and  practices in the reconstitution of authority and livelihoods after confl  ict. It looks at the multiple ways in  which peacebuilding ideas and initiatives are reinforced,  questioned, reappropriated, and redesigned by different  African actors.


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devon Curtis is Lecturer in the department of Politics and international Studies at the university of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Emmanuel College.
Gwinyayi a. dzinesa previously based at the Centre for Conflict resolution, is now a Senior researcher at the institute for Security Studies (iSS) in Pretoria.

Introduction:  The Contested Politics of Peacebuilding in Africa Devon Curtis ParT 1 PEaCEBuiLdinG: THEmES and dEBaTES   Peace as an Incentive for War  David Keen   The Politics of Negotiated Settlements in an Era of Liberal  Peacebuilding  Sharath Srinivasan   Statebuilding and Governance: The Conundrums of Legitimacy  and Local Ownership Dominik Zaum   Security Sector Governance and Peacebuilding Eboe Hutchful   The Limits of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Paul Omach ParT 2 inSTiTuTiOnS and idEOLOGiES   The Role of the African Union, New Partnership for Africa’s  Development, and African Development Bank in Postconfl  ict  Reconstruction and Peacebuilding Gilbert M. Khadiagala   Postconfl  ict Peacebuilding as Statebuilding: The Case of the  Pan-African Ministers Conference for Public and Civil Service Chris Landsberg

        The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: Problems and  Prospects Funmi Olonisakin and Eka Ikpe Financing Peace? The World Bank, Reconstruction, and  Liberal Peacebuilding Graham Harrison The International Criminal Court: A Peacebuilder in Africa? Sarah Nouwen

ParT 3 CaSE STudiES   Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region of Africa  Rene Lemarchand   Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in Southern  Africa: Namibia, Angola, and Mozambique Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa   Peacebuilding Through Statebuilding in West Africa? The Cases of  Sierra Leone and Liberia Comfort Ero, International Crisis Group   Building Peace in Sudan: A Daunting Task Musifiky Mwanasali   Oil and Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta  Aderoju Oyefusi   Peacebuilding Without a State: The Somali Experience Christopher Clapham




New aNd CurreNt titles Being Nuclear Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
Gabrielle Hecht
Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel  for nuclear power and atomic weapons, including the  bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2002, George W. Bush  claimed that Saddam Hussein had ‘sought signifi   cant  quantities of uranium from Africa’ (later specifi   ed as  the infamous ‘yellowcake from Niger’). Africa suddenly  became notorious as a source of uranium, a component  of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of  Africa’s other uranium-producing countries, to the select  society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a  nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes  the question of what it means for something – a state, an  object, an industry, a workplace – to be ‘nuclear’. Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear – a  state that she calls ‘nuclearity’ – lie at the heart of today’s  global nuclear order and the relationships between  ‘developing nations’ (often former colonies) and ‘nuclear  powers’ (often former colonisers). Nuclearity, she says,  is not a straightforward scientifi   c classifi   cation but a  contested technopolitical one. Hecht follows uranium’s path out of Africa and describes  the invention of the global uranium market. She then  enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the  occupational hazard of radiation exposure. Could a mine  be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines)  its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured?  With this book, Hecht is the fi   rst to put Africa in the  nuclear world, and the nuclear world in Africa. Doing so,  she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.

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Gabrielle Hecht is Professor of History at the university of michigan. She is the author of The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II and the editor of Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War.

Being Nuclear is c0-winner of the american Historical association’s 2012 Klein Book Prize in african History.

ParT 1 PrOLiFEraTinG marKETS Chapter 1.  Imperial Projections and Market      Devices • 1940-1976 Chapter 2.   Capitalism and Colonialism • Britain,      and South Africa, 1968-75 Chapter 3.   The Price of Sovereignty • Niger and      Gabon, 1970-1982 Chapter 4.   Market Borders • Enframing      International Trade, 1975-1985 Chapter 5.   Trials and Performances •      South Africa & Namibia, 1970-1990 Chapter 6.   The Yellowcake Road • Conclusion to      Proliferating Markets ParT 2 nuCLEar BOdiES Chapter 7.   The Nuclear Life of Radon • 1940-1976   Chapter 8.   Transluscent Exposures • Madagascar      & Gabon, 1952-1975 Chapter 9.   Devices of Exposures • Instrumentation and     regulation, 1975-2001 Chapter 10.  Invisible Exposures • South Africa,      1952-2001 Chapter 11.  Hopes for the Radiated Body • Namibia,      1976-2001 Conclusion uranium from africa



New aNd CurreNt titles into the Past A Memoir
Memorial Edition Phillip Tobias
   Phillip Vallentine Tobias (1925 – 2012) was one of South  Africa’s most honoured and decorated scientists. Best  known for his pioneering work at South Africa’s famous  hominid fossil sites, in the course of his career he  developed the reputation of being one of the world’s  leading authorities on the evolution of humankind. He  was also justly proud of his ‘10 000 children’, the medical  and dental students he taught at the University of the  Witwatersrand between 1945 and 1993.  The original edition of Into the Past focussed on the  fi   rst 40 years of Tobias’s life, from his troubled childhood  in Durban and Bloemfontein to his intense student days at  Wits University, and the prolifi   c research, correspondence  and travels of his early career. It also contained vivid  accounts of his interactions with some of the great  names in twentieth century science – such as Raymond  Dart, Robert Broom, Wilfrid LeGros Clark and Theodosius  Dobzhansky – as well as their impact on him.  In this memorial edition, material from an unfi   nished  second part of his autobiography describes his  collaboration with Louis and Mary Leakey on the fossil  remains they found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The  challenges Tobias and the Leakeys collectively posed  to the international scientifi   c community, and the farreaching consequences their analysis of the fi   nds would  have on our understanding of Africa as the birth-place of  modern humans, are recounted in Tobias’ inimitable style,  and they make for riveting reading.  A new introduction provides a moving refl  ection on  the loss and legacy of one of South Africa’s best-known  and loved scholars and humanists, whose scientifi   c  achievements are matched by his love of people, teaching,  books, theatre, music, travel – as well as cricket and tea.


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Palaeontology History




New aNd CurreNt titles richard rive A partial biography
Shaun viljoen
I found the clarity of the exposition, the informed speculation, and the warp and weft of intimate portrait and contextual embedding to be exceptional. The book’s mode – adhering broadly to the conventions of biographical writing and then disrupting them in creative, cogent and intellectually persuasive ways – makes it the most compelling biography of a South African writer that I have read. — Michael Titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg Richard Moore Rive (1930–1989) was a writer, scholar,  literary critic and college teacher in Cape Town, South  Africa. He is best known for his short stories written in  the late 1950s and for his second novel, ‘Buckingham Palace’, District Six, in which he depicted the well-known  cosmopolitan area of District Six, where  he grew up.  In this biography Shaun Viljoen, a former colleague  of Rive’s, creates the composite qualities of a man who  was committed to the struggle against racial oppression  and to the ideals of non-racialism but was also variously  described as irascible, pompous and arrogant, with a  ’cultivated urbanity‘. Beneath these public personae  lurked a constant and troubled awareness of his dark skin  colour and guardedness about his homosexuality.  Using his own and others’ memories, and drawing  on Rive’s fi   ction, Viljoen brings the author to life with  sensitivity and empathy. The biography follows Rive  from his early years in the 1950s, writing for Drum  magazine and spending time in the company of great  anti-establishment writers such as Jack Cope, Ingrid  Jonker, Jan Rabie, Marjorie Wallace, Es’kia Mphahlele and  Nadine Gordimer, to his acceptance at Magdalene College,  Oxford, where he completed his doctorate on Olive  Schreiner, before returning to South Africa to resume his  position as senior lecturer at Hewat College of Education.  This biography will resurface Richard Rive the man and  the writer, and invite us to think anew about how we read  writers who lived and worked during the years of apartheid.

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Literary Studies Gender Studies Postcolonial Studies

shaun Viljoen is associate Professor in the English department at Stellenbosch university, South africa. This is his first book.

Acknowledgements List of Photographs  Part  I   1930-1960 Part II   1960-1970 Part III  1970-1980 Part IV   1980- 1990 Addenda                                                                 Short Chronology List of Interviewees



New aNd CurreNt titles lover of His People A biography of Sol Plaatje
Seetsele modiri molema
Translated by d.S. matjila and Karen Haire
It is high time this book was made available to a wider audience, and I congratulate both editors and publisher in this initiative. —Brian Willan, Hon. Senior Research Fellow,  Rhodes University Seetsele Modiri Molema’s Sol T Plaatje: Morata Wabo is the  fi   rst biography of Solomon Plaatje written in his mothertongue, Setswana, and  the only book-length biography  written by someone who actually knew him.  The manuscript had long been housed in the Wits Historical Papers  and was accessible only to scholars. D. S. Matjila and Karen  Haire  have mined the archive to produce the fi   rst English  translation of Molema’s biography, Lover of His People: Sol Plaatje. In this account, Molema  balances Plaatje’s public  and political persona – as a pioneer black politician and  man of letters – with an intimate account of Plaatje, the  human being: his physical features, habits, temperament,  talents, personality, character, fears, struggles, dreams  and aspirations. In short, Molema  illuminates the spirit of  Plaatje, painting a personal portrait of this leading South  African fi   gure and his impact not only on South Africa’s  political and cultural landscape but on the young  Molema as well. In shaping this manuscript into a book the editors  and translators have included a preface which elaborates  on the uniqueness of Molema’s biography,  and  on the  relationship between these two prominent Africans  and the value of this text within the broader ambit of  revisioning South African historiography. Recognising  that Molema was an extraordinary scholar, intellectual  and politician in his own right, the book includes an essay  on the life and legacy of Seetsele Modiri Molema and his  contribution to South Africa’s black  intellectual heritage.


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History Politics

seetsele Modiri Molema (1891-1965) was a doctor and surgeon by profession. after completing his medical degree at the university of Glasgow, Scotland in 1919, he lived in dublin, ireland where he wrote and published the landmark history, Bantu Past and Present: An Ethnographic and History Study of the Native Races of South Africa (1920). He later returned to mafikeng where he spent most of his life treating black and white patients alike. d. s. Matjila is associate Professor in the department of african Languages at uniSa. Karen Haire is Senior Lecturer at the university of johannesburg where she teaches academic writing.

Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  First encounter and acquaintance Early days and youth An unforgettable year: 1896 Life’s challenges Plaatje, the career journalist Government news Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Chapter 12.  Conventions and writings Plaatje in his own words: English extracts Plaatje in his own words: Setswana extracts Delegations and meetings The last meetings and travels  The last encounter




New aNd CurreNt titles Visions of Freedom Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the  Struggle for Southern Africa 1976-1991
Piero Gleijeses
A deeply satisfying work. Gleijeses organizes a dazzling array of data to explain why events unfolded as they did. No one has done this better. No one has even come close. — Lars G. Schoultz, University of North Carolina at    Chapel Hill During the fi   nal fi   fteen years of the Cold War, southern  Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic  twists and turns in relations between the superpowers.  Americans, Cubans, Soviets and Africans fought over  the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban  soldiers were stationed, ready to decolonize Namibia,  Africa’s last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South  Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly  from the United States, South Africa, and the closed  Cuban archive, to provide an unprecedented international  history of this important theatre of the late Cold War.  These sources all point to one conclusion: by  humiliating the United States and defying the Soviet  Union, Fidel Castro changed the course of history in  southern Africa. It was Cuba’s victory in Angola in 1988  that forced Pretoria to give Namibia its independence  and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. In  the words of Nelson Mandela, the Cubans “destroyed the  myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor . . . [and]  inspired the fi   ghting masses of South Africa.” Visions of Freedom tells a remarkable and sweeping  history of Cuba’s role in assisting the so-called Third  World from the clutches of white domination. Written  with intrigue and insight, it will appeal to scholars of  international politics, historians and the general reader  interested in Southern African history.

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International Relations Politics

Piero Gleijeses is Professor of american Foreign Policy at johns Hopkins university. He is the author of, among other books, The Cuban Drumbeat: Castro’s Worldview and Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959-1976, which won the 2002 robert Ferrell Prize.

Prologue Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.    Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  The Cuban Drumbeat Neto, Castro, and Carter. A new beginning The Cubans in Angola Strained Relations: Cuba and Angola The Fronts Harden: The United States and  Cuba, 1978-1980 Carter and Southern Africa: a balance sheet Enter Reagan The Wonders of Linkage Angolan Travails The Failure of Lusaka Chapter 11.    Chapter 12.  Chapter 13.  Chpater 14.  Chapter 15.  Chapter 16.  Chapter 17.    Chapter 18.  Chapter 19.  Chapter 20.  The United States, South Africa,  and Savimbi The View from Cuba, 1984-1986 Havana and Moscow: Confl  icting Strategies Negotiations in the Offi   ng? Cuito Cuanavale Maniobra XXXI Aniversario Chester Crocker Meets Jorge Risquet:  Talks about Talks The Negotiations The New York Agreements Visions of Freedom



New aNd CurreNt titles Masculinities, Militarisation and the end Conscription Campaign War Resistance in Apartheid  South Africa 
daniel Conway
Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign explores the gendered dynamics of apartheidera South Africa’s militarisation and analyses the defi   ance  of compulsory military service by individual white men,  and the anti-apartheid activism of the white men and  women in the End Conscription Campaign (ECC), the most  signifi   cant white anti-apartheid movement to happen  in South Africa. Military conscription and objection to it  are conceptualised as gendered acts of citizenship and  premised on and constitutive of masculinities. Conway  draws upon a range of materials and disciplines to  produce this socio-political study. Sources include  interviews with white men who objected to military  service in the South African Defence Force (SADF);  archival material, including military intelligence  surveillance of the ECC and ECC campaigning material,  press reports and other pro-state propaganda.  The analysis is informed by perspectives in sociology,  international relations, history and from work on  contemporary militarised societies such as those in Israel  and Turkey. This book also explores the interconnections  between militarisation, sexuality, race, homophobia and  political authoritarianism.  This book is essential reading for scholars and  students interested in South African liberation history,  militarisation, gender, conscientious objection and peace  activism. It will appeal across disciplines of International  Relations, Sociology, Politics and History.


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Gender Studies Politics

daniel Conway is Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough university.

Introduction        Chapter 1.  Soldiers, citizens and strangers                  Chapter 2.  The militarisation of South Africa and the growth of war resistance          Chapter 3.  Performing citizenship, engendering consent: constructing militarised masculinities and citizenship    in South Africa                  Chapter 4.  ‘Going the right way’: contesting conscription                    Chapter 5.  Breaking away: the End Conscription Campaign                  Chapter 6.  ‘Every coward’s choice’?: responses to war resistance    Conclusion




New aNd CurreNt titles the People’s Paper A Centenary History and Anthology  of Abantu-Batho
Edited by Peter Limb

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Media Studies Politics

This much-awaited volume uncovers the long-lost  pages of the major African multi-lingual newspaper,  Abantu-Batho. Founded in 1912 by African National  Congress convener Pixley Seme, with assistance from  the Swazi Queen, it was published until 1931, attracting  the cream of African politicians, journalists, and poets  S.E.K. Mqhayi, Nontsizi Mgqwetho and Robert Grendon.  In its pages burning issues of the day were articulated  alongside cultural by-ways. The essays contribute rich,  new material to provide clearer insights into South African  politics and intellectual life. The Anthology unveils a  judicious selection of never-before-published columns  from the paper spanning every year of its life, drawn from  repositories on three continents. Abantu-Batho also had  a regional and international focus, and by examining all  these dynamics across boundaries and disciplines the  book transcends established historiographical frontiers to  fi   ll a lacuna that scholars have long lamented.  This unique book will have a strong appeal among all  interested in history, politics, culture, literature, gender,  biography and journalism studies, from academics and  students to a general public interested in knowing about  this early ANC newspaper, its people and the stories that  once captivated South Africans. 

Peter limb is associate Professor and africana Bibliographer at michigan State university. He has written widely on South african history. His recent books include A. B. Xuma’s Autobiography and Selected Essays and Correspondence (2012), The ANC’s Early Years (2010), Grappling with the Beast (2010), and Nelson Mandela: A Biography (2008).

Preface  Les Switzer ParT 1 ESSaYS Introduction:  A Centenary History of Abantu-Batho: The People’s    Paper  Peter Limb Chapter 1.  ‘Only the Bolder Spirits’: Politics, Racism, Solidarity,    and War in Abantu-Batho Peter Limb Chapter 2.  ‘They Must Go to the Bantu Batho’:    Economics and Education, Religion and Gender, Love    and Leisure in the People’s Paper Peter Limb FOUNDERS AND EDITORS Chapter 3.  Pixley Seme and Abantu-Batho Chris Saunders Chapter 4.   Queen Labotsibeni and Her Role in Abantu-Batho:    Gendering African Newspaper History  Sarah Mkhonza Chapter 5.   ‘We of Abantu-Batho’: Robert Grendon’s Brief and    Controversial Editorship  Grant Christison

THEMES AND CONNECTIONS Chapter 6.   Swazi Royalty, the Founding of Abantu-Batho,    and Pan-Ethnic Nationalism in the Early South    African Native National Congress  Chris Lowe Chapter 7.   Abantu-Batho and the Xhosa Poets  Jeff Opland Chapter 8.   African Royalty, Popular History, and Abantu-Batho   Sifiso Ndlovu & Peter Limb Chapter 9.   ‘Johannesburg in Flames’: The 1918 Shilling Campaign,    Abantu-Batho, and Early African Nationalism in    South Africa  Paul S. Landau Chapter 10.   Garveyism, Abantu-Batho and the Radicalisation of the    African National Congress during the 1920s     Robert Vinson Chapter 11.   An African Newspaper in Central Johannesburg: The    Journalistic and Associational Context of Abantu-Bantu Peter Limb Conclusion   Assessing the Decline and Legacy of Abantu-Bantu Peter Limb ParT 2 anTHOLOGY



New aNd CurreNt titles one Hundred Years of the aNC Debating Liberation Histories Today
Edited by arianna Lissoni, jon Soske, natasha Erlank, noor nieftagodien and Omar Badsha
In 2012, the African National Congress (ANC) of South  Africa, the oldest African nationalist organisation on the  continent, celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. This  provided an opportune moment for critical refl  ection on  the ANC’s historical trajectory on the struggle against  colonialism and apartheid. This edited collection  with contributions by a number of South African and  international scholars opened up debate around various  aspects of the ANC’s past. Covering a broad chronological  and geographical spectrum, using a diverse range of  sources and multiple theoretical frameworks, the chapters  both build upon and extend the historiography of the ANC  by offering new perspectives on a variety of themes.  By moving away from utilitarian approaches to the  history of the ANC, the contributions published in this  volume suggest that the relationship between the histories  of earlier struggles and the present needs to be rethought  in more complex terms. This timely contribution challenges  hegemonic narratives of liberation that have become an  established part of the national discourse since 1994.


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Politics Postcolonial Studies

arianna lissoni is a Postdoctoral Fellow at north-West university, mafikeng. Jon soske is assistant Professor of modern african History in the department of History and Classical Studies at mcGill university, Quebec. His most recent publication is Boundaries of Diaspora: African Nationalism and the Indian Diaspora in 20th Century South Africa. Natasha erlank is a historian based at the university of johannesburg. Noor Nieftagodien is the deputy Chair of the History Workshop and Senior Lecturer in the History department at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. omar Badsha is a self-taught, award-wining artist and photographer. He is the founder and director of South african History Online.

Introduction Keynote address 1.  Keynote address 2.  Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.  Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Chapter 12.  Chapter 13.  Chapter 14.  One hundred years of the ANC: Debating struggle history after apartheid  Jon Soske, Ariannna Lissoni and Natasha Erlank A continuing search for an identity: carrying the burden of history  Joel Netshitenze Fragmentation and cohesion in the ANC: the fi   rst 70 years  Philip Bonner Religion and Resistance in Natal, 1900-1910  Norman Etherington Christianity and African Nationalism in South Africa in the First Half of the Twentieth Century  Natasha Erlank Between Liberation Histories and Academic Histories  Thozama April Imagining the Patriotic Worker: The Idea of ‘Decent Work’ in the ANC’s Political Discourse  Franco Barchiesi Popular Movements Contentious Spaces and the ANC, 1943-1956  Noor Nieftagodien Unravelling the 1947 ‘Doctor’s Pact’: Non-European Unity and the Production of a Nationalist History  Jon Soske The Politics of Language and the reporting of Chief Albert Luthuli’s funeral 30 July 1967  Liz Gunner Robben Island University Revisited  Crain Soudien Shishita: A Crisis in the ANC in Exile in Zambia, 1980-1981  Hugh Macmillan Comrade Mzwai  Vladimir Shubin Revisiting Sekhukhuneland: Trajectories of Former UDF Activists in Post-Apartheid South Africa  Ineke van Kessel Regeneration of ANC Political Power, from the 1994 Electoral Victory to the 2012 Centenary  Susan Booysen The ANC: Party Vanguard of the Black Middle Class?  Roger Southall Globalisation, Recolonisation and the Paradox of Liberation in Southern Africa  John S. Saul




New aNd CurreNt titles who Built Jozi? Discovering Memory at Wits Junction 
Luli Callinicos
If you stand on the hill at the corner of Louis Botha Avenue  and Boundary Road in Parktown, Johannesburg, and look  northwards, you will see the road sloping down to the  thickly forested suburbs below. A few paces down the  hill on your left is an unlovely but historic beacon … now  part of a reinterpreted landscape, called Wits Junction, a  uniquely historical precinct. Jozi is noted for its diversity – if there was the  crassness of naked commerce, there were also the more  subtle, countervailing cultures of millions of men and  women who came to make their home or occupation in  Johannesburg. In Who Built Jozi? Luli Callinicos weaves a  fascinating fabric, exploring the foundations of Johannesburg by making the connections between the legacy  of those fi   rst newcomers to the city and today’s postapartheid generation living in the residential complex, a  conversation between the present and the past. This book is a treasure trove of local history. Written  in an accessible style, it is richly illustrated in full colour,  using both historic and contemporary photographs,  paintings and maps. 

978 1 86814 607 9 (print) 265 x 225 mm 192 pp soft cover with gatefolds illustrated in full colour November 2012 rights: africa only


Urban Studies Cultural Studies

Luli Callinicos is the author of the social history trilogy, Gold and Workers (1981), Working Life (1987) and A Place in the City (1993). She received the noma award for Publishing in africa in 1989. The World that made Mandela: a Heritage Trail was published in 2000, followed by Oliver Tambo: Beyond the Engeli Mountains. in 2008 she received a Lifetime Literary achievement award from the write associates and the department of arts and Culture. Callinicos has served as chairperson of the national Heritage Council and is currently council member of the robben island museum, the mapungubwe institute for Strategic reflection, the South african History archives and Khanya College.

Chapter 1.   Chapter 2.   Chapter 3.   Chapter 4.   Chapter 5.   Chapter 6.   Chapter 7.   Chapter 8.   The Wits Junction Project What’s in a name?  Compound of the rich The Gold Rush Finding the mind of the city The migrant labour system Challenging conventional wisdom The myth of the empty land Chapter 9.   Jozi after Union Chapter 10.   Rush to become a city Chapter 11.   Droughts, depression and newcomers to Jozi  Chapter 12.  Wits in the 1930s and 1940s Chapter 13.   On the brink of apartheid Chapter 14.   Parktown in decline Chapter 15.   Who built Jozi?



New aNd CurreNt titles ekurhuleni The Making of an Urban Region
Philip Bonner and noor nieftagodien
Ekurhuleni - The Making of an Urban Region is the fi   rst  academic work to provide an historical account and  explanation of the development of this extended region  to the east of Johannesburg since its origins at the end  of the nineteenth century. From the time of the discovery  of gold and coal until the turn of the twenty-fi   rst century,  the region comprised a number of distinctive towns,  all with their own histories. In 2000, these towns were  amalgamated into a single metropolitan area, but, unlike  its counterparts across the country, it does not cohere  around a single identity.  Drawing on a signifi   cant body of academic work as  well as original research by the authors, the book traces  and examines some of the salient historical strands  that constituted what was formerly known as the East  Rand and suggests that, notwithstanding important  differences between towns and the racial fragmentation  generated by apartheid, the region’s history contains  signifi   cant common features. Arguably, its centrality as a  major mining area and then as the country’s engineering  heartland gave Ekurhuleni an overarching distinctive  economic character. 


978 186814 543 0 (print) 978 186814 599 7 (digital) 200 x 240 mm 272 pp illustrated soft cover November 2012


Urban Studies Cultural Studies

Phil Bonner is Professor of History at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg, where he holds the national research Foundation (nrF) Chair in Local Histories and Present realities. Bonner has published widely on urban and labour history. His most recent book, co-authored with noor nieftagodien, is Alexandra: A History. Noor Nieftagodien serves as the deputy Chair of the History Workshop and is Senior Lecturer in the History department at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. His most recent book is Alexandra: A History, co-authored with Phil Bonner. He serves on the board of the South african History archives.

Chapter 1.  Chapter 2  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.    Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Chapter 12.  Chapter 13.  Chapter 14.  Chapter 15.  Chapter 16.  Chapter 17.  Origins and early days Class struggle Black Ekurhuleni, 1890-1927 Ekurhuleni’s insubordinate women, 1918-1945 Social worlds and social strains in  industrialising Ekurhuleni Squatter camps and immigrant culture Politics Consolidating apartheid and the black response Making of a modern economy Reshaping the urban landscape The student movement of 1976 Ekurhuleni and the struggle against apartheid A time of insurrection Politics of the stalemate The politics of transition City of fragments Informal and contentious city




New aNd CurreNt titles orlando west, soweto An Illustrated History
noor nieftagodien and Sally Gaule
Until the end of the First World War, urban growth in  Johannesburg proceeded unevenly and haphazardly, but  under the impact of a wave of militant struggles by black  workers and in the context of the devastating impact of the  1918 infl  uenza epidemic, the state became determined to  better manage the movement of Africans into the urban  areas and to place them in properly controlled locations.  The promulgation of the Native (Urban) Areas Act of  1923 was intended to meet these objectives. The Act was  a hybrid piece of legislation. On the one hand, it espoused  the principles enunciated by the Stallard Commission  of 1922, which had infamously declared that an African  ‘should only be allowed into the urban areas, which are  essentially the white man’s creation, when he is willing  to enter and minister to the needs of the white man, and  should depart therefrom when he ceases so to minister’.  On the other hand, when it empowered local authorities to  set aside land for black residential purposes, it recognised  the need to create conditions for the settlement of an  urban African population in order to provide a reliable  supply of labour to secondary industry.  The growing demand for housing led the government to  establish Orlando (named after the chairman of the Native  Affairs Committee, Edwin Orlando Leake) in 1931, when  thousands of African families were evicted from urban  slums in and around the city centre and moved there.  Orlando West, Soweto illuminates the genesis of  Orlando township and its well-known subsequent history,  which is inextricably linked with the lives of prominent  South Africans such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond  Tutu, amongst many others. A beautiful photographic  essay complements the testimony from residents, who  describe the way things were, and the way they are  now, in the heart of Soweto, South Africa’s most iconic  African township.

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Urban Studies Photography

Noor Nieftagodien serves as the deputy Chair of the History Workshop and is Senior Lecturer in the History department at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. His most recent books are Alexandra: A History, and Ekurhuleni both co-authored with Phil Bonner. He serves on the board of the South african History archives. His primary area of research is on liberation movements and local, urban history. sally Gaule is Senior Lecturer in the School of architecture and Planning at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. She teaches, researches and practices photography. She has held photographic exhibitions on the built environment of johannesburg and is a member of the photographic advisory board at museum africa.

Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Origins      Right to the City    Place of Defi   ance    Uncertain Times    Good Times Work and Education           

  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Inspired by Black Consciousness  The Students Uprising Making of a Middle Class    Making a Revolution    Photo Essay on Vilakazi Street 



New aNd CurreNt titles uKhahlamba Umlando wezintaba zoKhahlamba/ History of the Ukhahlamba Mountains 
john Wright and aron mazel
isiZulu translation by Sylvia Zulu
The uKhahlamba mountains have been the home of many  different groups of people for a very long time. Small  groups of hunter-gatherers began living in rock shelters  there at least 27 000 years ago. Their descendants were  San people who still lived there as recently as a hundred  years ago. About 600 years ago, groups of African farmers  began building their villages near the foothills and grazing  their cattle into the mountains. From the 1840s, European  settlers in the colony of Natal began laying out farms for  sheep and cattle in the foothills of the mountains. They  drove out the San, and brought the African farmers under  their domination. In the twentieth century the settlers  and their descendants began to use the land for purposes  besides farming, especially for developing tourism  and leisure activities, and supplying water for industry.  Africans became labourers on the farms and in South  Africa’s towns and cities.  UKhahlamba tells about the coming of these different  peoples to the mountains, and describes the different  ways of life that they established, sometimes peacefully,  sometimes violently. It is an abbreviated version of Tracks in a Mountain Range (Wright and Mazel) and is published  in dual format in English and isiZulu.


978 186814 528 7 (print) 978 1 86814 685 7 (digital) 220 x 200 mm 96 pp Full colour, illustrated soft cover May 2012


Archaeology Rock Art

John wright retired from lecturing in history at the university of KwaZulu-natal at the end of 2005. He has honorary research posts in the rock art research institute at the university of the Witwatersrand, the School of Social Sciences at the university of KwaZulu-natal and the archive and Public Culture research initiative at the university of Cape Town. He is the co-editor of The James Stuart Archive of Recorded Oral Evidence Relating to the History of the Zulu and Neighbouring Peoples (5 volumes, in progress). aron d. Mazel teaches at the international Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, newcastle university, uK. Posts he has held include assistant director of the natal museum in Pietermaritzburg and director of the South african Cultural History museum in Cape Town. Since 1979 he has undertaken extensive archaeological research into the hunter-gatherer history of the Thukela basin and the rock art of the drakensberg.

Isandulelo Isahluko Soku-1:   Isahluko Sesi-2:     Isahluko Sesi-3:   Isahluko SesiI-4:     Isahluko SesiI-5:     Isahluko SesiI-6:     Preface Chapter 1:   Chapter 2:   Chapter 3:   Chapter 4:   Chapter 5:     Chapter 6:     Izintaba kanye nabaxoximlando Abazingeli-Abacosheli (kudla) kanye  nabalimi eziNtabeni Imidwebo emadwaleni asoKhahlamba Ikhulunyaka loshintsho olukhulu,  iminyaka ye-1770 kuya eminyakeni ye-1870 Ukuzinza komBuso wamaKoloni  eziNtabeni: 1870-1900 Ukufi   ka ‘kwempucuko’ ezintabeni, kusukela  ngonyaka we-1890 kuze kube yimanje The mountains and the story-tellers Hunter-gatherers and farmers in the mountains The Rock Paintings of the uKhahlamba A century of big changes: 1770s to 1870s The establishment of colonial rule in the  mountains: 1870 to 1900 ‘Modernisation’ comes to the mountains:  1890 to the present




New aNd CurreNt titles Baragwanath Hospital, soweto A History of Medical Care 1941 – 1990  
Simonne Horwitz
Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto illustrates how this rapidly  growing, underfunded but surprisingly effective institution  found the niche that allowed it to exist, to provide medical  care to a massive patient body and at times even to  fl  ourish in the apartheid state. The book offers new ways  of exploring the history of apartheid, apartheid medicine  and health care. The long history of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital  (its full current name) or Bara, as it’s popularly known, has  been shaped by a complex set of conditions. Established  in the early 1940s, Bara stands on land purchased by  the Cornish immigrant John Albert Baragwanath in the  late nineteenth century. He set up a refreshment post,  trading store and hotel on the site – in what is now  Soweto – which was a one day’s journey by ox-wagon from  Johannesburg. The hotel became affectionately known  as ‘Baragwanath Place’ (the surname is Welsh, from bara  meaning bread and gwenith meaning wheat). The land  was then bought by Corner House Mining Group and later  taken over by Crown Mines Ltd. but was never mined. The British government bought the land in the  early 1940s to build a military hospital but by 1947,  Baragwanath ceased to operate as a military hospital  and under the auspices of the Transvaal Provincial  Administration a civilian hospital was opened with 480  beds. Patients were transferred from the ‘non-European’  wing of the Johannesburg General Hospital in the ‘white’  area of Johannesburg. Links were immediately forged with  the University of the Witwatersrand and Bara would over  time become one of its largest teaching centres. This link  brought medical students and their teachers into direct  contact with apartheid in the medical sphere. This book will contribute to studies of the history of  apartheid that have begun to provide a more nuanced  account of its workings. The history of Baragwanath and  of the doctors and nurses who worked there tells us  much about apartheid ideology and practice, as well as  resistance to it, in the realm of health care.  

978 1 86814 747 2 (print) 978 1 86814 748 9 (digital) 230 x 155 mm 224 pp Black and white photographs soft cover september 2013


Cultural Studies Medical Humanities

simonne Horwitz is assistant Professor in the department of History, university of Saskatchewan.

Chapter 1.   Chapter 2.     Chapter 3.         Chapter 4.       Chapter 5.     Chapter 6.       Chapter 7.     Introduction From Allied Military Hospital to  Urban African Hospital Apartheid and Administration:  The Hospital, Provincial Administration and the University of the  Witwatersrand Missionaries, Clinicians, Activists  and Bara Boeties: The Doctors of  Baragwanath Hospital Black Nurses in White: The Nurses  of Baragwanath Hospital Chronic Contradictions:  The Struggle of Baragwanath in  the 1980s Baragwanath’s Transition  and Legacy



New aNd CurreNt titles Prickly Pear The Social History of a Plant in the  Eastern Cape
William Beinart and Luvuyo Wotshela
The book uses the history of one plant to traverse an exceptionally wide historical and social terrain. Anyone curious about South African history will find the connections it makes – across space and time, and between people – fascinating and remarkable. — Jonny Steinberg, author of Midlands and Three Letter Plague While there are many studies of the global infl  uence of  crops and plants, this is perhaps the fi   rst social history  based around a plant in South Africa. Plants are not quite  historical actors in their own right, but their properties  and potential help to shape human history. In turn, the  trail of prickly pear in South Africa has been profoundly  affected by the plant’s biological characteristics.  This book explains why plants such as prickly pear were  not peripheral to many people in the Eastern Cape, and  why a wild, and sometimes invasive, plant from Mexico  remains important to African women, such as Nowinile  Ngcengele, in shacks and small towns.  The central tension at the heart of this social history  concerns different and sometimes confl  icting human  views of prickly pear. Some accepted or enjoyed its  presence while others wished to eradicate it. The plant,  as the book illustrates, became a scourge to commercial  livestock farmers. But for impoverished rural and small  town communities of the Eastern Cape, it was a godsend.  In some places it still provides a signifi   cant income for  poor black families and especially for women. Debates  about prickly pear have played out in unexpected ways  over the last century and more.


978 1 86814 530 0 (print) 978 1 86814 664 2 (digital) 240 x 170 mm 240 pp illustrated soft cover 2011


Ecology Cultural Studies Development Studies

william Beinart is rhodes Professor of race relations and director of Graduate Studies at the african Studies Centre, St antony’s College, Oxford university. He is co-editor of Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa (2010) and author of Environment and Empire (2007), amongst other publications. luvuyo wotshela is an academic at the university of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape.

  hapter 1.  C Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Prickly Pear, Brewing and Local Knowledge in the Eastern Cape, 2000-2006 The Spread of Prickly Pear, 1750-1900 Early Debates about the Control of Prickly Pear Experiments with Cactus in the Cape, a Miracle Fodder? 1900-1930 Eradicating an Invader: Entomologists, Cactoblastis and Cochineal, 1930-1960 The Multi-Purpose Plant, 1950-2006 Scientists and the Re-evaluation of Cactus for Fodder and Fruit, 1960-2006 Afrikaners and the Cultural Revival of Prickly Pear Conclusion: Back to the Brewers



rOCK arT

New aNd CurreNt titles working with rock art Recording, Presenting and  Understanding Rock Art Using  Indigenous Knowledge
Edited by Benjamin Smith, Knut Helskog and david morris
This volume contains cutting edge contributions  that consider new approaches to three areas: the  documentation of rock art; its interpretation using  indigenous knowledge; and the presentation of rock  art. Working with Rock Art is the fi   rst edited volume to  consider each of these areas in a theoretical rather than  a technical fashion, and it therefore makes a signifi   cant  contribution to the discipline. The volume aims to promote the sharing of new  experiences between leading researchers in the fi   eld, and  a number of the chapters are the fi   rst published results of  new collaborative research. It will attract a wide audience of researchers, heritage  managers and students, as well as anyone interested in  the fi   eld of rock art studies.

978 1 86814 545 4 (print) 978 1 86814 598 0 (digital) 240 x 200 mm 348 pp illustrated soft cover with gatefolds december 2012


Archaeology Heritage Studies

Benjamin smith was director of the rock art research institute, university of the Witwatersrand, before his appointment as Winthrop Professor of World rock art at the university of Western australia. Knut Helskog is Professor of archaeology at Tromsø university museum, university of Tromsø, norway. david Morris is Head of archaeology at the mcGregor museum in Kimberley, South africa.

ON  DOCUMENTING ROCK ART    Rock art management: juggling with paradoxes and compromises,  and how to live with them  Anne-Sophie Hygen   Expressing intangibles: A recording experience with /Xam Rock  Engravings  Janette Deacon    Aspects of documentation for conservation purposes exemplifi   ed by  rock art  Terje Norsted    The spatial context of rock art sites: what might GIS have to offer in the  absence of a temporal resolution of rock paintings?  Thembi Russell    Rock art in context – theoretical aspects of pragmatic data collections   Tilman Lenssen-Erz    Representing southern African San rock art: a move towards digitisation    D.Winnie Mokokwe    The routine of documentation  Knut Helskog    Prehistoric explorations in rock - investigations beneath and beyond  carved surfaces  Trond Lødøen ON UNDERSTANDING ROCK ART USING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE    Politics, ethnography and prehistory: in search of an ‘informed’ approach to Finnish and Karelian rock art   Antti Lahelma    Ethnography, history, rock art: the signifi   cance of social change in  interpreting rock art  David Pearce   

    Symbols on stone – in the footsteps of the bear in Finnish antiquity   Juha Pentikäinen   Animals and humans: metaphors of representation in south-central  African rock art  Leslie Zubieta    Ways of knowing and ways of seeing: spiritual agents and the origins of  Native American rock art David Whitley    Shamanism, rock art and history: implications from a  Central Asian case study Andrzej Rozwadowski ON PRESENTING ROCK ART    Presenting rock art through digital fi   lm Paul Taçon    Rock art at present in the past Lindsay Weiss    The importance of Wildebeest Kuil: ‘a hill with a future, a hill with a  past’  David Morris    Theoretical approaches and practical training for rock art tourist  guiding and management  Janette Deacon and Neville Agnew    Two related rock art conservation/education projects in Lesotho   Pieter Jolly    Scandinavian rock art in the past - the present - and the future   Gitte Kjeldsen    The presentation of rock art in South Africa: what are the new challenges?  Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu    Yellowstone, Kruger, Kakadu: nature, culture and rock-art in t hree celebrated national parks  Catherine Namono and Christopher Chippindale  



New aNd CurreNt titles african local Knowledge and livestock Health Diseases and Treatments in  South Africa
William Beinart, Karen Brown
This is a bold and necessary attempt to do something … entirely new: find out what is happening on the ground in rural areas with regards to animal healing. — Sandra Swart, University of Stellenbosch    By incorporating cultural, scientific, national and political perspectives, the authors … reveal the stark resource and knowledge divide between rural and commercial sectors. — Arthur Spickett, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute,    Pretoria


978 1 86814 757 1 (print) 234 x 156 mm 286 pp soft cover November 2013 with Boydell & Brewer rights: southern africa only


Cultural Studies Veterinary Studies

william Beinart is rhodes Professor of race relations, african Studies Centre, university of Oxford; Karen Brown is research associate at the Wellcome unit for the History of medicine, university of Oxford.

Introduction:  African Local Knowledge and  Veterinary Pluralism Chapter 2.   Ticks, Tick-borne Diseases and  the Limits of Local Knowledge Chapter 3.   ‘The Grave of the Cow is in the  Stomach’: Environment and  Nutrition in the Explanation  and Prevention of Livestock  Diseases Chapter 4.   Transhumance, Animal  Diseases and Environment Chapter 5.   Plants and Drugs: Medicating  Livestock Chapter 6.   Medicinal Plants: Their  Selection and their Properties Chapter 7.   Animal Health and Ideas of the  Supernatural Chapter 8.   Gender, Space and the  Supernatural Chapter 9.   Conclusion

Understanding local knowledge has become a central  academic project among those interested in Africa and  developing countries. In South Africa, land reform is  gathering pace and African people hold an increasing  proportion of the livestock in the country. Animal health  has become a central issue for rural development. Yet  African veterinary medical knowledge remains largely  unrecorded. This book seeks to fi   ll that gap. This book  captures for the fi   rst time the diversity, as well as the  limits, of a major sphere of local knowledge. Beinart and Brown argue that African approaches to  animal health rest largely in environmental and nutritional  explanations. They explore the widespread use of  plants as well as biomedicines for healing. While rural  populations remain concerned about supernatural threats,  and many men think that women can harm their cattle,  the authors challenge current ideas on the modernisation  of witchcraft. They examine more ambient forms of  supernatural danger expressed in little-known concepts  such as mohato and umkhondo. They take the reader into  the homesteads and kraals of rural black South Africans  and engage with a key rural concern - vividly reporting the  ideas of livestock owners. This is groundbreaking research  which will have important implications for analyses of  local knowledge more generally as well as effective state  interventions and animal treatments in South Africa.




New aNd CurreNt titles

978 1 86814 745 8 (print) 978 1 86814 746 5 (digital) 240 x 170 mm 354 pp soft cover october 2013

in the shadow of Policy Everyday Practices in South Africa’s  Land and Agrarian Reform 
Edited by Paul Hebinck and Ben Cousins
Notions of land and agrarian reform are now well  entrenched in post-apartheid South Africa. But what  this reform actually means for everyday life is not clearly  understood, nor the way it will impact on the political  economy. In the Shadow of Policy explores the interface  between the policy of land and agrarian reform  and its  implementation; and between the decisions of policy  ‘experts’ and actual livelihood experiences in the fi   elds  and homesteads of land reform projects.  Starting with an overview of the socio-historical  context in which land and agrarian reform policy has  evolved in South Africa, the volume presents empirical  case studies of land reform projects in the Northern,  Western and Eastern Cape provinces. These draw on  multiple voices from various sectors and provide a rich  source of material and critical refl  ections to inform future  policy and research agendas.  In the Shadow of Policy will be a key reference tool  for those working in the area of development studies and  land policy, and for civil society groups and NGOs involved  in land restitution. 


Policy/Governance Agrarian Studies

Paul Hebinck is associate Professor of Sociology of rural development at Wageningen university in the netherlands and adjunct Professor at the university of Fort Hare. Ben Cousins is Professor and dST/nrF research chair in Poverty, Land and agrarian Studies (PLaaS) at the university of the Western Cape.

ParT 1:       ParT 2                     ParT 3:               SETTinG THE SCEnE: Land and aGrarian rEFOrm in POST-aParTHEid SOuTH aFriCa Post-apartheid land and agrarian reform policy and practices in South Africa: themes, processes and issues Paul Hebinck Land and agrarian reform policies from a historical perspective Paul Hebinck Land reform and agriculture uncoupled: the political economy of rural reform in post-apartheid South Africa Ben Cousins ‘mind THE GaP’: diSCrEPanCiES BETWEEn POLiCiES and PraCTiCES in SOuTH aFriCan Land rEFOrm Consultants, business plans and land reform practices Francois Marais ‘Seeing like a land reform agency’: cultural politics and the contestation of community farming at Makhoba Yves van Leynseele Land reform and newly emerging social relations on Gallawater A farm Modise Moseki Property rights and land reform in the Western Cape Harriët Tienstra and Dik Roth ‘Rent a crowd’ land reform at Survive and Dikgoho land reform projects Limpho Taoana Locating policies in the daily practices of land reform benefi   ciaries: the Mighty and Wales land reform farms Malebogo Phetlhu Where are the youth in land reform? The Vuki case Petunia Khutswane Land compensation in the upper Kat River valley Robert Ross In the shadows of the cadastre: family law and custom in Rabula and Fingo Village Rosalie Kingwill Land reform, tradition and securing land for women in Namaqualand Karin Kleinbooi COmPETinG KnOWLEdGE rEGimES in COmmunaL arEa aGriCuLTurE What constitutes ‘the agrarian’ in contemporary rural African settlements of the central Eastern Cape? Paul Hebinck and Wim van Averbeke The Massive Food Production Programme: a case study of agricultural policy continuities and changes Klara Jacobson The Massive Food Production Programme: does it work? Zamile Madyibi ‘Still feeding ourselves’: everyday practices of the Siyazondla Homestead Food Production Programme in Mbhashe Henning de Klerk Cultivators in action, Siyazondla in action? Trends and potentials in homestead cultivation Derick Fay Smallholder irrigation schemes as an agrarian development option for the Cape region Wim van Averbeke and Jonathan Denison Cattle and rural development in the Eastern Cape: the Nguni project revisited Ntombekhaya Faku and Paul Hebinck



New aNd CurreNt titles Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in south africa Contexts, Theories and Applications 
Edited by Cora Smith, Glenys Lobban and michael O’Loughlin
Psychoanalysis as a long term modality is inaccessible  to the average South African. In this book the authors  describe how psychoanalytically orientated or psychodynamic psychotherapy can be practiced as a short-term  endeavour and applied to contemporary issues facing  the country. Psychodynamic work is currently undertaken  by clinical psychologists, therapists, clinicians, trainers,  teachers, clinical supervisors, consultants and researchers  working in university settings, state hospitals, community  projects, private practice and research. The debates,  clinical issues, therapeutic practice and nature of research  covered in the book are widely representative of the work  being done in the country. The need for shorter term therapy models and  evidence-based interventions is as acute in global practice  as it is locally. The lessons learned in South Africa have  broader implications for international practitioners, and  the authors stress the potential inherent in psychoanalytic  theory and technique to tackle the complex problems  faced in all places and settings characterised by  increasing globalisation and dislocation. 


978 1 86814 603 1 (print) 978 1 86814 604 8 (digital) 240 x 170 mm 304 pp soft cover april 2013


Cultural Studies Sociology

In a world struggling to face and embrace the otherness that marks our common humanity, South African experience invites us to recognize and come to grips with trauma and with the universal struggle for recognition and meaning. — Marilyn Charles, The Austen Riggs  Centr  e, Michigan Psychoanalytic Council  and Chicago Centre for Psychoanalysis

Cora smith is an adjunct Professor in the division of Psychiatry, department of neurosciences, School of Clinical medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. She is also the Chief Clinical Psychologist of the Child, adolescent and Family unit at the Charlotte maxeke johannesburg academic Hospital. Glenys lobban is in full time private practice in new York City. She is an adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Psychology doctoral Program, City university of new York. Michael o’loughlin is Professor in the School of Education and in derner institute of advanced Psychological Studies at adelphi university, new York.

Introduction Cora Smith
SECTiOn i The Power to Name: South African Intersubejctive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Negotiation of Racialised Histories Sally Swartz Raising the colour bar: exploring issues of race, racism and racialised  identities in the South African therapeutic context Yvette Esprey Subjectivity and identity in the new South Africa Glenys Lobban SECTiOn ii Psychotherapy and disrupted attachment in children in the aftermath of  Apartheid South Africa Cora Smith Traumatic Stress, Internal and External: What Do Psychodynamic Perspectives Have To Contribute? Gill Eagle SECTiOn iii Unconscious meaning and magic: Psychoanalysis and African indigenous  Gavin Ivey Intimate Partner Violence in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Psychoanalytic  insights and dilemmas Tina Sideris Aggression and Annihilation in a Post-Apartheid Climate of National Unity:  Intergenerational and Psychodynamic processes in the Proliferation of  Serial Murder in South Africa Giadda Del Fabro Some Psychoanalytic Refl  ections on the Group Process of HIV Orphans  and Their Caregivers Vanessa Hemp Reclaiming genealogy, memory and history: the psychodynamic potential  for reparative therapy in contemporary South Africa Michael O’Loughlin Afterword Glenys Lobban and Michael O’Loughlin




New aNd CurreNt titles race, Memory and the apartheid archive Towards a Psychosocial Praxis 
Edited by Garth Stevens, norman duncan and derek Hook
For decades the global gaze on South African society  invariably focused on it as a symbol of the inevitable  excesses of social engineering, racism and violence  under the apartheid dispensation; with astonishment at  the apparent exceptionalism of the ‘miracle’ transition  that occurred to democratic rule and the dismantling of  apartheid; and, more recently, on the resurgence of newer  manifestations of racialisation and violence in postapartheid South Africa.  This book recognises and confronts this complex  history of racialised oppression, as well as the future  possibilities and impossibilities of transforming  South African society through a re-engagement with  the apartheid archive – an archive that allows us to  understand the continued impact of the past on our  present social, subjective and psychological realities.  Located within a psychosocial approach that is  uniquely suited to the socio-historical and psychical  analysis of racism, this book relies mainly on the  memories, stories and narratives of ordinary people,  submitted to the Apartheid Archive Project, as its source  material. It provokes us into thinking about racism as  grounded as much in affective as in macro-political means,  in the functioning of both intrapsychic and material forms,  perpetuated as much in private as in institutional domains.

978 1 86814 756 4 (print) 216 x 138 mm 320 pp soft cover october 2013 with Palgrave Macmillan rights: southern africa only


Cultural Studies Sociology

Garth stevens is an associate Professor and clinical psychologist in the department of Psychology, School of Human and Community development, at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. Norman duncan is the dean of Humanities and a Professor of Psychology at the university of Pretoria, South africa. derek Hook is a Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, university of London.

Foreword Philomena Essed Introduction: The Apartheid Archive Project, the Psychosocial, and Political  Praxis Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan & Derek Hook seCtioN 1: tHeorisiNG tHe arCHiVe Section Introduction: Theorising the Archive Leswin Laubscher Memory, Narrative and Voice as Liberatory Praxis in the Apartheid Archive  Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan & Christopher C. Sonn Working with the Apartheid Archive: Or, of Witness, Testimony, and Ghosts  Leswin Laubscher Transitioning Racialised Spaces Carol Long seCtioN 2: wHiteNess, BlaCKNess & tHe diasPoriC otHer Section Introduction: Whiteness, Blackness & the Diasporic Other  Brett Bowman Unsettling Whiteness Gillian Straker Archiving White Lives, Historicising Whiteness Kopano Ratele & Leswin Laubscher Engaging with the Apartheid Archive Project: Voices from the South Africa  n  Diaspora in Australia Christopher C. Sonn On Animal Mediators and Psychoanalytic Reading Practice Derek Hook seCtioN 3: raCe, GeNder aNd seXualitY iN tHe arCHiVe Section Introduction: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Archive Carol Long Intersections of ‘Race’, Sex and Gender in Narratives on Apartheid  Tamara Shefer Desire, Fear and Entitlement: Sexualising Race and Racialising Sexuality in  (Re)membering Apartheid Kopano Ratele & Tamara Shefer Gendered Subjectivities and Relational References in Black Women’s  Narratives of Apartheid Racism LaKeasha G. Sullivan & Garth Stevens seCtioN 4: MetHod iN tHe arCHiVe Section Introduction: Method in the Archive Christopher C. Sonn On Genealogical Approaches to Working with the Apartheid Archive: A Critical History of the South African Paedophile Brett Bowman & Derek Hook How do we ‘Treat’ Apartheid History? Derek Hook Self-Consciousness and Impression Management in the Authoring of  Apartheid Related Narratives Gillian Eagle & Brett Bowman Decolonisation, Critical Methodologies, and Why Stories Matter Christopher C. Sonn, Garth Stevens & Norman Duncan From the White Interior to an Exterior Blackness: A Lacanian Discourse  Analysis of Apartheid Narratives David Pavón-Cuéllar & Ian Parker Appendix A:   Narrator Details and Corpus of Narratives Examined in    this Volume



New and Current Titles Psychological Assessment in South Africa Research and Applications


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Introduction Contextualising Psychological Assessment in South Africa Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft Section 1 Cognitive Tests: Conceptual and Practical Applications WAIS-III Test Performance in the South African Context Ann Shuttleworth-Edwards, E.K. Gaylard and S.E Radloff WISC-IV Test Performance in the South African Context A.B. Shuttleworth-Edwards, A.S. Van der Merwe, P. Van Tonder and S.E. Radloff Senior South African Individual Scales Revised   Kate Cockcroft Assessing School Readiness using the Junior South African Individual Scales Linda C. Theron School Readiness Assessment in South Africa Zaytoon Amod and Deidre Heafield Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children Kirston Greenop, Jessica Fry and Diana de Sousa The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System   Zaytoon Amod Dynamic Assessment in South Africa Zaytoon Amod and Joseph Seabi The Learning Potential Computerised Adaptive Test (LPCAT) Marié de Beer APIL and TRAM Learning Potential Assessment Instruments Terence Taylor The Griffiths Mental Development Scales Lorna Jacklin and Kate Cockcroft Neuropsychological Assessment in South Africa   Marilyn Lucas Section 2 Personality and Projective tests: Conceptual and Practical Applications The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) in South Africa René van Eeden, Nicola Taylor and Cas Prinsloo Using the Fifteen Factor Questionnaire Plus in South Africa Nanette Tredoux The Basic Traits Inventory Nicola Taylor and Gideon P. de Bruin The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) in South Africa Kathy Knott, Nicola Taylor, Yvonne Nieuwoudt and Fatima Bhabha The NEO-PI-R in South Africa Sumaya Laher Using the Occupational Personality Profile (OPI) in South Africa Nanette Tredoux Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) Tina Joubert and Nadene Venter The Millon Inventories in South Africa Rabia Patel and Sumaya Laher Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms in the Treatment of  Psychological Problems Charles Young and David Edwards Assessment in Routine Clinical and Counselling Settings David Edwards and Charles Young Projective Assessment of Adults and Children in South Africa Katherine Bain, Zaytoon Amod and Renate Gericke The Use of the Thematic Apperception Test and the Children’s Apperception Test in South Africa Renate Gericke, Katherine Bain and Zaytoon Amod Projective Assessment Using the Draw-A-Person (DAP) and Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) in South Africa Zaytoon Amod, Renate Gericke and Katherine Bain The Rorschach in South Africa Marita Brink

Section 3 Assessment Approaches and Methodologies Ethical Perspective in Assessment Nicoleen Coetzee Using Computerised and Internet-based Testing in South Africa Nanette Tredoux The ImPACT Neurocognitive Screening Test A. B. Shuttleworth-Edwards, V. J. Whitefield-Alexander and Se. E. A. Radloff A Family Consultation Model of Child Assessment Zaytoon Amod Qualitative Career Assessment in South Africa Mark Watson and Mary McMahon Psychological Assessment and Workplace Transformation in South Africa: A Review of the Research Literature Karen Milner, Fiona Donald and Andrew Thatcher Assessment of Prior Learning: A South African Perspective Ruksana Osman Large Scale Assessment Studies in South Africa: Issues in Reporting to Teachers Anil Kanjee Conclusion Current and Future Trends in Psychological Assessment in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft




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Psychological assessment in south africa Research and Applications 
Edited by Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft
There is no question that this book will make a significant contribution to the field of psychological testing and assessment in South Africa. Such a book is long overdue … This text will become a ‘classic’ text in the field and will be used as a reference for graduate students and psychologists for many years to come. — Juvia P. Heuchert, Professor of Psychology, Allegheny    College Psychological Assessment in South Africa provides  an overview of the research related to psychological  assessment across a broad range of contexts in South  Africa. Written by both academics and practitioners,  it provides a combination of psychometric theory and  practical assessment applications, and draws together  the disparate threads of research that has been  conducted locally, including the most recent  developments in the fi   eld.  Existing South African texts on psychological  assessment are predominantly academic textbooks  that explain psychometric theory and provide brief  descriptions of a few testing instruments. The volume  provides in-depth coverage of a range of areas within  the broad fi   eld of psychological assessment, including  research conducted with various psychological  instruments, and critically interrogates the Eurocentric  and Western cultural hegemonic practices that dominate  the fi   eld at present. It thus creates a base of current,  localised research on which to build more egalitarian  practices in the future.  The 36 chapters are grouped in three sections: the  fi   rst examines the conceptual and practical applications of  cognitive testing, the second collates recent research and  experiences related to personality and projective tests,  while the fi   nal section explores assessment approaches  and methodologies.  The book is designed to function both as an academic  text for graduate students, and as a specialist resource for  professionals, including psychologists, psychometrists,  remedial teachers and human resource practitioners.  As a comprehensive collation of recent research on  psychological assessment in South Africa, the book will be  of interest to a broad audience, locally and internationally. 

sumaya laher and Kate Cockcroft are associate Professors in the department of Psychology, university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. Both authors have published extensively in their fields and have been teaching psychometrics and psychological assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over ten years.



New aNd CurreNt titles academic Freedom in a democratic south africa Essays and Interviews on Higher  Education and the Humanities
john Higgins
I could not be more strongly on your side in your defence of the humanities and of the university as the home of free enquiry. — J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize for Literature, 2003 How do we understand academic freedom today?  Does  it still have relevance in the face of the managerial and  ideological pressures which are reconfi   guring higher  education institutions?  And what about the humanities?   In an increasingly imarket-driven world, what do the  humanities have to offer society?  These two sets of  questions provide the guiding threads of related enquiries  that make up this hard-hitting and controversial study. Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa argues  that the principle of supporting and extending open  intellectual enquiry is essential to realizing realising the  full public value of higher education, and that in this task,  the humanities and the forms of argument and analysis  that they embody have a crucial role to play. The book examines the troubled history of academic  freedom in South Africa starting with key debates raised by  the 1987 O’Brien Affair through to post-apartheid  gov  ern  ment policy where it fi   gures as an inconvenient  ideal, that is paid lip service to but is neglected in prac  tice;    questions received ideas of institutional culture and  mana  gerial authority; and argues for a better under  standing of the critical thinking arising from advanced  forms of literacy made available by the humanities.   Discussion of the place of the humanities in furthering  democracy is deepened and extended in a series of  interviews with three key fi   gures from the critical  humanities: Terry Eagleton talks about the deforming  effects of managerial policies in British universities,  Edward W. Said argues for the democratising potential  of the humanities, and Jakes Gerwel discusses the  importance of the humanities in both the anti-apartheid  struggle, and for contemporary South Africa.  The volume  as a whole ends with a consideration of the most recent  challenges facing academic freedom and the humanities.

HiGHEr EduCaTiOn

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John Higgins is Professor and Fellow of English at the university of Cape Town, South africa. His monograph Raymond Williams: Literature, Marxism and Cultural Materialism (1999) won both the altron national Book award and the uCT Book Prize. He is the editor of the Raymond Williams Reader (2011).

Preface by J.M. Coetzee Introduction: Writing to the Occasion ParT OnE: Chapter 1.     Chapter 2.     Chapter 3.     Chapter 4.   Chapter 5.     ParT TWO: Chapter 6.     Chapter 7.     Chapter 8.     ESSaYS The Warrior Scholar versus the  Children of Mao Academic Freedom in the New  South Africa ‘It’s Literacy, Stupid!’: Declining the  Humanities in NRF Policy Institutional Culture as Keyword  Making the Case for the Humanities  in South Africa inTErviEWS ‘A Grim Parody of the Humanities’:  Terry Eagleton (2000) ‘Criticism and Democracy’:  Edward W. Said (2001) ‘Living out our Differences’:  Jakes Gerwel (2012)



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New aNd CurreNt titles accented Futures Language Activism and the Ending of  Apartheid
Carli Coetzee

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This is a superb contribution to thinking about the teaching and transmutation of the culture of letters in South Africa. — Arlene Archer, University of Cape Town    In this wonderfully original, intensely personal yet deeply  analytical work, Carli Coetzee argues that difference  and disagreement can be forms of activism to bring  about social change, inside and outside the teaching  environment. Since it is not the student alone who needs  to be transformed, she  proposes a model of teaching that  is insistent on the teacher’s scholarship as a tool  for hearing the many voices and accents in the South  African classroom. For Coetzee, ‘accentedness’ is a description for actively  working towards the ending of apartheid by being aware  of the legacies of the past, without  attempting to empty  out or gloss over the confl  icts and violence that may exist  under the surface. In the broad context of education,  ‘accent’ can be an accent of speech; an attitude; a stance  against being ‘understood’; yet a way of teaching that  requires teacher and pupil to understand each other’s  contexts. This is a book about the relationships created by  the use of language to convey knowledge, particularly in  translation. The ideas it presents are evocative, thoughtprovoking and challenging at times. Accented Futures makes a signifi   cant and important  contribution to research on identity in post-apartheid  South Africa as well as to the fi   elds of education and  translation studies.


Language Studies Cultural Studies

Carli Coetzee is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOaS, university of London, Honorary research Fellow at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg, and associate academic at Huma, university of Cape Town.

Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.   Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.   Chapter 5.   Chapter 6.   Chapter 7.   Chapter 8.   Chapter 9.   Chapter 10.    Against translation, in defence of accentedness There was this missing quotation mark    Njabulo Ndebele’s ordinary address      Thembinkosi Goniwe’s eyes          A history of translation and non-translation The copy and the lost original He places his chair against mine and translates The multi-lingual scholar of the future  A book must be returned to the library from which it was borrowed  The surprisingly accented classroom     

Concluding remarks 



New aNd CurreNt titles shakespeare and the Coconuts On Post-apartheid South African  Culture 
natasha distiller
… this is, ultimately, a book that tells us more about contemporary South Africa than it does about Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. And that is as it should be.  – Chris Thurman,  Distiller examines Shakespeare’s place in South Africa’s education and culture without universalising the contradictory forces that have made that position controversial and is thus able to provide both a fascinating account of current South African culture and a precise analytical model with which to challenge the concept of a single ‘global’ or ‘post-colonial’ Shakespeare. —Kate McLuskie, The Shakespeare Institute Natasha distiller is a writer and academic currently based in Berkley, California. She was associate Professor of English and Chief research Officer at the institute for the Humanities in africa (Huma) at the university of Cape Town. Her previously published books include Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers and the Oedipus Complex (2011); Horace Amoris: The Collected Poetry of Rosa Newmarch, co-edited with john Holmes (2010) and Desire and Gender in the Sonnet Tradition (2008). Natasha Distiller, of all scholars working on‘Shakespeare’ and South Africa, asks the most interesting questions. She pushes us to think about … race, discourses of authenticity, national identifications, pedagogy, the institutions of literature in the country, and the place of South Africa in the global mediascape. —Andrew van der Vlies, Queen Mary, University of London In this book Natasha Distiller explores historic and  contemporary uses of Shakespeare in South African  society which illustrate the complexities of colonial and  post-colonial realities as they relate to iconic Englishness.  Beginning with Solomon Plaatje, the author looks at  the development of an elite group educated in English  and able to use Shakespeare to formulate South African  works and South African identities. Refusing simple or  easy answers, Distiller then explores the South African  Shakespearian tradition post-apartheid. Touching on the  work of, amongst others, Can Themba, Bloke Modisane,  Antony Sher, Stephen Francis, Rico Schacherl and Kopano  Matlwa, and including the popular media as well as school  textbooks, Shakespeare and the Coconuts engages with  aspects of South Africa’s complicated, painful, fascinating  political and cultural worlds, and their intersections. Written in an accessible style to explain current cultural  theory, Shakespeare and the Coconuts will be of interest to  students, academics and the general interested reader.

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Cultural Studies Postcolonial Studies

Introduction Chapter 1.     Chapter 2.     Chapter 3.     Chapter 4.       Chapter 5.     Chapter 6.   Shakespeare in English, English in  South Africa  ‘Through Shakespeare’s Africa’:  ‘Terror and murder’? Tony’s Will: Titus Andronicus in  South Africa 1995 Begging the questions: Producing  Shakespeare for post-apartheid  South African schools English and the African  Renaissance Shakespeare and the coconuts



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New aNd CurreNt titles the disorder of things A Foucauldian Approach to the  Work of Nuruddin Farah 
john masterson

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Philosophy Cultural Studies

It is extremely exciting to see John Masterson’s thoroughgoing critical engagement with the work of the leading African writer Nuruddin Farah come into the world, especially a study that does proper justice to the writer’s expansive oeuvre, his political complexity, his preoccupations with body politics in and of the nation, and his fine attention to style. No Africanist should be without this masterful study. — Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford The Disorder of Things is an impressive and accomplished work which reads Foucault to illuminate Farah in a wideranging study of his writing. Masterson’s text is original and perceptive, and engages persuasively with Farah’s valorisation of doubt and scepticism over dogma and selfrighteousness. — Abdulrazak Gurnah, University of Kent Nuruddin Farah is widely regarded as one of the most  sophisticated voices in contemporary world literature.  Michel Foucault is revered as one of the most important  thinkers of the twentieth century, with his discursive  legacy providing inspiration for scholars working in a  range of interdisciplinary fi   elds.   The Disorder of Things offers a reading of the Somali  novelist through the prism of the French philosopher. The  book argues that the preoccupations that have remained  central throughout Farah’s forty year career, including  political autocracy, female infi   bulation, border confl  icts,  international aid and development, civil war, transnational  migration and the Horn of Africa’s place in a so-called  ‘axis of evil,’ can be mapped onto some key concerns in  Foucault’s writing, most notably Foucault’s theoretical  turn from ‘disciplinary’ to ‘biopolitical’ power.  

John Masterson is a Senior Lecturer in the department of English at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg.

Introduction:  Chapter 1.  Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Conclusion:  Taking On Foucault and Fleshing Out Farah – Opportunities for Dialogue and Refl  ections on Method Quivering at the Heart of the Variations Cycle – Labyrinths of Loss in Sweet and Sour Milk So Vast the Prison – Agonistic Power Relations in Sardines Through the Maze Darkly – Incarceration and Insurrection in Close Sesame From the Carceral to the Biopolitical – The Dialectical Turn Inwards in Maps ‘A Call to Alms’ - Gifts and the Possibilities of a Foucauldian Reading Trajectories of Implosion and Explosion – The Politics of Blood and Betrayal in Secrets Bringing It All Back Home – Theorising Diaspora and War in Yesterday, Tomorrow and Links A Woman Apart - Entanglements of Power, Disintegration and Restoration in Knots  Pirates of the Apocalypse – Where Next?



New aNd CurreNt titles african-language literatures Perspectives on IsiZulu Fiction and  Popular Black Television Series 
innocentia jabulisile mhlambi
Innocentia Mhlambi’s work constitutes a major intervention in the field of African-language literature. This work documents the vibrancy of post-apartheid isiZulu language literary forms whether the detective novel or television drama. — Isabel Hofmeyr, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa,  University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg African-language writing is in crisis. Existing modes of  criticism in the study of this literary tradition are often  unsuited for a nuanced understanding of the intrinsic and  extrinsic aspects at play in the composition, production  and reading of these literatures. Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi charts new directions  in the study of African-language literatures generally,  and isiZulu fi   ction in particular, by proposing that African  popular arts and culture models be considered as a  solution in current debates about expressive forms in  African languages. Mhlambi shows how this approach  brings into relationship the oral and written forms, the  local and the international, elitist and popular genres, and  she places the resultant emerging, eclectic culture into  its socio-historical context. She then uses this theoretical  approach to explore – in a wide range of cultural products  – what matters or what is of interest to the people,  irrespective of social hierarchies and predispositions.  It is the author’s contention that, contrary to common  perception, the African-language literary tradition displays  diversity, complexity and fl  uidity, and that this should be  seen as an invitation to look at systems of meaning which  do not hide their connections with the facts of power and  material life.

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Popular Culture African Languages

innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is Senior Lecturer and Head of department of african Languages at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. She is a judge for the m-nET (a South african television station) literature award in the nguni category. African-Language Literatures is the recipient of the university of the Witwatersrand’s 2010 university research Committee (urC) publication award, previous winners of which include jillian Carman, ashlee neser, anitra nettleton and Sarah nuttall.

Introduction:  African Language-Literature and Popular Arts: Challenges    and New Approaches Chapter 1.    Proverbs in Narratives: Seeing Contemporaneity Through    Archaic Gazes in Aphelile Agambaqa and Impi Yabomdabu Isethunjini Chapter 2.  Nested Narratives: ‘Some are seated well […] while others      are not seated at all’        Chapter 3.   Acts of Naming: The Detective Plot in Masondo’s Fiction       hapter 4.   C     Chapter 5.      Chapter 6.       Conclusion  ‘A world in creolisation’: Inheritance Politics and the  Ambiguities of a ‘Very Modern Tradition’ in Two Black  South African TV Dramas Thematic Re-engagements in the Television Series  Gaz’ Lam and isiZulu Literature       ‘It is not crime in the way you see it’: Kuyoqhuma Nhlamvana’s Rewriting of Yizo Yizo’s Crime Discourse  and Outlaw Culture



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New aNd CurreNt titles Print, text and Book Cultures in south africa
Edited by andrew van der vlies
… a field-defining contribution to the country’s literary scholarship. — David Attwell, York University This book explores the power of print and the politics  of the book in South Africa from a range of disciplinary  perspectives—historical, bibliographic, literary-critical,  sociological, and cultural studies. The essays collected  here, by leading international scholars, address a  range of topics as varied as: the role of print cultures in  contests over the nature of the colonial public sphere in  the nineteenth century; orthography; iimbongi, orature  and the canon; book-collecting and libraries; print and  transnationalism; Indian Ocean cosmopolitanisms;  books in war; how the fates of South African texts,  locally and globally, have been affected by their material  instantiations; photocomics and other ephemera;  censorship, during and after apartheid; books about  art and books as art; local academic publishing; and  the challenge of ‘book history’ for literary and cultural  criticism in contemporary South Africa.

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Book History Publishing Studies

andrew van der Vlies is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and drama at Queen mary, university of London, and research associate in the department of English Literature at rhodes university, Grahamstown. He is author of South African Textual Cultures (2010).

inTrOduCTiOn Print,Text, and Books in South africa Andrew van der Vlies SECTiOn 2. PrinT CuLTurES and COLOniaL PuBLiC SPHErES   Metonymies of Lead: Bullets, Type, and Print Culture in South African Missionary Colonialism  Leon de Kock    ‘Spread Far and Wide over the Surface of the Earth’: Evangelical  Reading Formations and the Rise of a Transnational Public Sphere –  The Case of the Cape Town Ladies’ Bible Association  Isabel Hofmeyr    Textual Circuits and Intimate Relations: A Community of Letters  Across the Indian Ocean  Meg Samuelson SECTiOn 3. LOCaL/GLOBaL: SOuTH aFriCan WriTinG and GLOBaL imaGinariES    Deneys Reitz and Imperial Co-option  John Gouws    ‘Consequential changes’: Daphne Rooke’s Mittee in America and  South Africa  Lucy Valerie Graham   Oprah’s Paton, or South Africa and the Globalisation of Suffering   Rita Barnard      ‘Send Your Books on Active Service’: The Books for Troops Scheme  During the Second World War, 1939-1945  Archie L. Dick From The Origin of Language to a Language of Origin: A Prologue to  the Grey Collect  ion  Hedley Twidle

SECTiOn 6. OraTurE, imaGE, TEXT    The Image of the Book in Xhosa Oral Poetry  Jeff Opland    Written Out, Writing In: Orature in the South African Literary Canon   Deborah Seddon    Not Western: Race, Reading, and the South African Photo Comic   Lily Saint SECTiOn 7. idEOLOGiCaL EXiGEnCiES and THE FaTES OF BOOKS    The Politics of Obscenity: Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the Apartheid  State  Peter D. McDonald    ‘Deeply racist, superior and Patronising’: South African Literature  Education and the ‘Gordimer Incident’  Margriet van der Waal    Begging the Questions: Producing Shakespeare for Post-apartheid  South African Schools  Natasha Distiller nEW dirECTiOnS The Rise of the Surface: Emerging Questions for Reading and Criticism in South Africa  Sarah Nuttall Sailing a Smaller Ship: Publishing Art Books in South Africa   Bronwyn Law-Viljoen The University as Publisher: Towards a History of South African University Presses  Elizabeth le Roux

SECTiOn 4. THrEE WaYS OF LOOKinG aT COETZEE    In—or From—the Heart of the Country: Local and Global Lives of  SECTiOn 8. Coetzee’s Antipastoral  Andrew van der Vlies       Under Local Eyes: The South African Publishing Context of  J.M.Coetzee’s Foe  Jarad Zimbler      Limber: the Flexibilities of Post-Nobel Coetzee Patrick Denman Flanery SECTiOn 5. QuESTiOnS OF THE arCHivE and THE uSES OF BOOKS    Colin Rae’s Malaboch: The Power of the Book in the  (Mis) Representation of Kgalusi Sekete Mmalebôhô  Lize Kriel   



New aNd CurreNt titles Fight for democracy The African National Congress and the  Media in South Africa
Glenda daniels
The power relations between the two institutions – media and government – are strained and require careful examination and reflection in order for society to benefit. This book highlights the need for critical and reflexive analysis of this relationship, and its overt advocacy makes for compelling reading. —Nathalie Hyde-Clarke, School of Communication,  University of Johannesburg Fight for Democracy is a penetrating and critical scrutiny  of the ANC’s treatment of the print media since the  inception of democracy in 1994. In this book, Glenda  Daniels makes a passionate argument for the view that  newspapers and journalists play a signifi   cant role in the  deepening of democratic principles.  Daniels’ study asks why the ANC, given its stated  commitment to the democratic objectives of the  Constitution, is so ambivalent about the freedom of the  media. What would be the consequences of a revised  media policy on democracy in South Africa, and at what  cost to freedom of expression?  Daniels examines the pattern of paranoia that has  crept into public discourse about the media and the ANC,  and the confl  ictual relationship between the two. She  challenges the dominant ANC view that journalists are  against transformation and that they take instruction from  the owners of the media houses; in short that they are  ‘enemies of the people’. Fight for Democracy is a timely publication in the  context of the twin threats of the Protection of State  Infor  mation Bill (Secrecy Bill) and the Media Appeals    Tribunal, both of which signify closures in South  Africa’s democracy.  This is a work of activism that will be essential reading  for the informed public as well as those working in  Jour  nalism and Media Studies. It should interest all  democrats, members of political organisations as  well as academics and Right2Know activists, locally  and internationally.

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Politics Psychoanalysis

Glenda daniels has been a journalist in South africa for over twenty years, having started her career at the then Weekly Mail in 1990. She has just ended her term as advocacy co-ordinator at amabhungane (M&G Centre for investigative journalism), where she defended the space for investigative journalists to do their work. She also served on the right2Know leadership structures, and has initiated a research project on the State of the newsroom in South africa. Fight for Democracy is her first book.

Introduction:  The ANC and the Media Post  Apartheid Chapter 1.  The Relationship between the Media    and Democracy Chapter 2.  Media’s Challenges: Legislation and    Commercial Imperatives  Chapter 3.  Race, Identity and ‘The Media’  Chapter 4.  Freedom of Expression: the Case    of Zapiro Chapter 5.  Social Fantasy: the ANC’s Gaze and    the Media    Appeals Tribunal  Chapter 6.  The Sunday Times: Mondli versus the    former Minister of Health, Manto Chapter 7.  What is ‘Developmental Journalism’? Chapter 8.   Concluding Refl  ections: Where is    Democracy Headed? 



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New aNd CurreNt titles radio in africa Publics, Cultures, Communities
Edited by Liz Gunner, dina Ligaga and dumisani moyo
This is the kind of book that takes something we’ve taken for granted and succeeds in rendering it so unfamiliar as to make us see it with new eyes. A sweep across the continent in one volume is a masterstroke. — Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Sunday Independent Radio has been called ‘Africa’s medium’. Its wide  accessibility sets it apart from other media platforms  in facilitating political debate, shaping identities and  assisting listeners as they negotiate the challenges of  everyday life on the continent.  Radio in Africa brings together essays on the multiple  roles of radio in Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone  Africa. Some essays turn to the history of radio and its part  in the culture and politics of countries. Others show how  radio throws up new tensions yet endorses social inno  vation and the making of new publics. A number of essays    look to radio’s current role in creating listening commu– nities that radically shift the nature of the public sphere.  Radio’s central role in the emergence of informed publics  in fragile national spaces is covered while the book also  highlights radio’s links to the new media, its role in resis– tance to oppressive regimes, and points to the importance  of African languages in building modern communities that  embrace both local and global knowledge.

978 1 86814 550 8 (print) 978 1 86814 665 9 (digital) 235 x 155mm 368 pp soft cover december 2011 with James Currey Publishers rights: africa only


Cultural Studies Politics

liz Gunner is visiting Professor at the Wits institute for Social and Economic research (WiSEr) and dina ligaga a lecturer in the department of media Studies, both at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. dumisani Moyo is research and Publications manager at the Open Society initiative for Southern africa.

Introduction: The Soundscapes of Radio in Africa  Liz Gunner, Dumisani Moyo and Dina Ligaga i. radiO, POPuLar dEmOCraCY and nEW PuBLiCS Talk Radio and Politics in Ghana: Exploring Civic and (Un)Civil Discourse in  the Public Sphere  Wisdom J. Tettey From Diffusion to Dialogic Space: FM Radio Stations in Kenya Christopher Joseph Odhiambo Contesting Mainstream Media Power: Mediating the Zimbabwe Crisis  through Clandestine Radio  Dumisani Moyo Equivocal Resonances: Islamic Revival and Female Radio ‘Preachers’ in  Urban Mali  Dorothea E. Schulz ii. THE CuLTurES OF radiO: LanGuaGES OF THE EvErYdaY What Is the Relationship between Hate Radio and Violence? Rethinking  Rwanda’s ‘Radio Machete’  Scott Straus Why Radio Is Africa’s Medium of Choice in the Global Age  Winston Mano Bantustan Identity, Censorship and Subversion on Northern Sotho Radio  under Apartheid, 1960s–1980s  Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi South African Radio in a Saucepan  David B. Coplan Radio Theatre: The Moral Play in the Historical Context of State Control  and Censorship in Kenya  Dina Ligaga isiZulu Radio Drama and the Modern Subject: Restless Identities in South  Africa in the 1970s  Liz Gunner iii. radiO and COmmuniTY: vOiCES OF CHanGE Radio Okapi – 100% Congolese  Stephanie Wolters Talk Radio, Democracy and the Public Sphere: 567MW in Cape Town Tanja Bosch Radio and Religion: A Case of Difference and Diversity  Maria Frahm-Arp Voices from Without: The African National Congress, Its Radio, Its Allies  and Exile, 1960–1984 Stephen R. Davis Airing the Politics of Nation: Radio in Angola, Past and Present  Marissa J. Moorman Radio in Zones of Confl  ict: Abnormal Measures for Abnormal Circumstances   David Smith Multiple Publics, Multiple Languages: Radio and the Contestations of  Broadcasting Language Policy in Uganda  Monica B. Chibita



New aNd CurreNt titles Visual Century South African Art in Context  1907 – 2007  
Gavin jantjes (Project director) and mario Pissarra (Editor in chief )
Visual Century is encyclopaedic in scope. —Janet Stanley, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, National Museum of African Art  … a valuable contribution to literature on South African art. —Brenda Schmahmann, Fine Art Department,  Rhodes University Visual Century is an ambitious four-volume publication  that reappraises South African visual art of the twentieth  century from a post-apartheid perspective. Wide-ranging  and in-depth essays by over 30 contributors, including  many of South Africa’s leading art historians, cultural  commentators and artists, make it an indispensable  resource for curators, historians, students and artists.  Lavish full colour illustrations, often of rare or seldomseen artworks, make this collection a treasure for all art  lovers with an interest in South African art.  Given the need to construct a national archive, this  work is a stellar example of what local research can  achieve as we tell our own stories, especially against the  broader movement for a more inclusive international art  history that recognises and celebrates the contributions  made in South Africa. The project was funded by the  National Department of Arts and Culture under Pallo  Jordan, and brings together a wide range of local writers  and perspectives. 


978 1 86814 547 8 (boxed set of four volumes) each volume: 270 x 235 mm 240 pp Full colour soft cover with gatefolds November 2011


History Politics Cultural Studies

Gavin Jantjes is a South african artist currently based at norway’s national museum. Mario Pissarra is the founder of africa South arts initiative (aSai).

rasheed araeen, Gabeba Baderoon, vonani Bila, jillian Carman, Christine Eyene, Federico Freschi, Hazel Friedman, Thembinkosi Goniwe, melanie Hillebrand, Gavin jantjes, Z.P. jordan, Sandra Klopper, juliette Leeb-du Toit, nessa Leibhammer, Sarat maharaj, mandisi majavu, Emile maurice, Sipho mdanda, Zayd minty, anitra nettleton, uche Okeke, andries Oliphant, mario Pissarra, Hayden Proud, Elizabeth rankin, Colin richards, Lize van robbroeck, judy Seidman, ruth Simbao, Kathryn Smith, mgcineni Sobopha, roger van Wyk and m. mduduzi Xakaza.




New aNd CurreNt titles Picturing Change Curating Visual Culture at  Post-Apartheid Universities
Brenda Schmahmann
The book is based on meticulous and thorough research. It is well-written, lucid throughout and admirably free of jargon. Elegantly conceived ... it is a pleasure to read. — Carolyn Hamilton, NRF Chair in Archive and Public  Culture, University of Cape Town Since South Africa’s transition to democracy many  universities have acquired new works of art that convey  messages about the advantages of cultural diversity, and  engage critically with histories of racial intolerance and  confl  ict. Given concerns about the infl  uence of British  imperialism or Afrikaner nationalism on aspects of their  inherited visual culture, most tertiary institutions are also  seeking new ways to manage their existing art collections,  and to introduce memorials, insignia or regalia that refl  ect  the universities’ newfound values and aspirations. In Picturing Change, Brenda Schmahmann explores the  implications of deploying the visual domain in the service  of transformative agendas and unpacks the complexities,  contradictions and slippages involved in this process.  She shows that although most new commissions have  been innovative, some universities have acquired works  with potentially traditionalist – even backward-looking –  implications. While the motives behind removing inherited  imagery may be underpinned by a desire to unsettle white  privilege, in some cases such actions can also serve to  maintain the status quo.  This book is unique in exploring the transformative  ethos evident in the curation of visual culture at South  African universities. It will be invaluable to readers  interested in public art, the politics of curating and  collecting, as well as to those involved in transforming  tertiary and other public institutions into spaces that  welcome diversity. 

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Higher Education Cultural Studies

Brenda schmahmann is Professor in the Faculty of art, design and architecture at the university of johannesburg. Editor and primary contributor to Material Matters (2000), and co-editor of Between Union and Liberation: Women Artists in South Africa 1910-1994 (2005), Brenda is also the author of Through the Looking Glass: Representations of Self by South African Women Artists (2004) and Mapula: Embroidery and Empowerment in the Winterveld (2006).

Introduction  Chapter 1.       Chapter 2  Chapter 3.    Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.         Negotiating sculptures and  memorials from the early  twentieth century   Rethinking university insignia    New art acquisitions    Portraits of university offi   cers    Controversies 



New aNd CurreNt titles sonic spaces of the Karoo The Sacred Music of a South African  Coloured Community
marie jorritsma
Sonic Spaces of the Karoo represents a mature and intellectually aggressive treatment of a musical and cultural soundscape rarely tackled. —Gregory Barz, Blair School of Music ... a significant contribution not only to South African music studies but also to African studies generally – and gender and identity studies. The book foregrounds a marginal and disempowered community, enhancing our awareness of an area of South Africa’s cultural history that was sorely neglected. —Christine Lucia, University of the Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg Marie Jorritsma is a Senior Lecturer at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. Her research has appeared in accredited journals, African Music and South African Music Studies. in 2011 jorritsma was awarded the prestigious Friedel Sellschop fellowship for young researchers at the university of the Witwatersrand, johannesburg. Sonic Spaces of the Karoo is a pioneering study of  the sacred music of three coloured people’s church  congregations in the rural town of Graaff-Reinet.  Jorritsma’s fi   eldwork involves an investigation of the  choruses, choir music and hymns of the Karoo region to  present a history of the people’s traditional, religious and  cultural identity in song. This music is examined as part  of a living archive preserved by the community in the face  of a legacy of slavery and colonial as well as apartheid  oppression. Jorritsma’s fi   ndings counteract a lingering  stereotype that coloured music is inferior to European  or African music and that coloured people should not  or do not have a cultural identity. Sonic Spaces of the Karoo seeks to eradicate that bias and articulate a more  legitimate place for these people in the contemporary  landscape of South Africa. 


978 1 86814 548 5 (print) 235 x 155 mm 216 pp illustrated soft cover January 2012 with temple university Press rights: southern africa only


Anthropology Cultural Studies

  hapter 1.   C Chapter 2.     Chapter 3.     Chapter 4.     Chapter 5.     Chapter 6.     Chapter 7.     Introduction: The Challenges of Inscribing Coloured Voices  Karoo People and Places  Hidden Transcripts: How Hymns Reveal History  Senzeni na: Interrelationships Between the Music of Mission and Independent African Church Denominations  Singing the ‘Queen’s English’: Church Choirs in Kroonvale  Mothers of the Church: Women’s Society Music and the Politics of Gender  Conclusion: Refl  ections on Karoo Sonic Spaces




New aNd CurreNt titles Musical instruments of the Native People of south africa
Fourth Edition  Percival r Kirby
With an introduction by mike nixon
Percival Kirby was one of the greatest South African  musicologists and ethnomusicologists. Born in Scotland  in 1887, after completing his studies at the Royal College  of Music in London he came out to South Africa as the  Music Organiser to the Natal Education Department.  In 1920 he moved to Johannesburg as acting Professor  of Music at the then University College. He was soon  appointed Professor of Music and stayed at the University  of the Witwatersrand  for 30 years. Kirby was a conductor,  timpanist, fl  autist, composer, teacher, musicologist,  scientist and an artist. As well as researching and writing  on African music, he wrote the defi   nitive book on the  wreck of the Grosvenor.   Kirby was concerned about the demise of traditional  cultural practices of  African people. Whilst at Wits, he  was encouraged by his colleagues, people like Raymond  Dart and Louis Maingard, to make a comprehensive study  of the musical practices of the indigenous peoples of  southern Africa. Between 1923 and 1933, supported by  several study grants, he travelled thousands of miles,  undertook more than nine special expeditions as well as  many shorter excursions in his ancient Model T Ford to  places like Pietersburg and Potgietersrus, to the area then  known as Sekhukhuneland, Transvaal, and to Swaziland  and Botswana. He was hosted by local chiefs and taught  to play the instruments he encountered. He managed to  purchase many of them, and this collection is now known  as the Kirby Collection and housed at the South African  College of Music, University of Cape Town. 

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Anthropology Cultural Studies

The book Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa, fi   rst published in  1934, was the culmination of these research  trips. It has become the standard reference  on indigenous South African musical  instruments, but has been out of print for  many years. This fourth edition, with a   revised title, contains an introduction by  Mike Nixon, Head of the Ethnomusicology  and African Music programme at the  South African College of Music, and new  reproductions of the valuable historic  photographs by Paff and others, but leaves  Kirby’s original text unchanged. 

Chapter 1.   Rattles and Clappers Chapter 2.   Drums Chapter 3.   Xylophones and ‘Sansas’ Chapter 4.  Bull-roarers and Spinning-disks Chapter 5.   Horns and Trumpets Chapter 6.   Whistles, Flutes, and Vibrating Reeds Chapter 7.   Reed-fl  ute ensembles Chapter 8.   The ‘Gora’, a Stringed-wind Instrument Chapter 9.   Stringed Instruments Chapter 10.  Bushman and Hottentot Violins and the ‘Ramkie Chapter 11.   Some European Instruments Played by ‘Raw’ Natives



New aNd CurreNt titles somewhere on the Border
anthony akerman
Anthony Akerman’s Somewhere on the Border is merciless. In this touching, disturbing and meticulously researched play, each vulgar and bullying witticism reinforces the indoctrinating brutality with which young, susceptible minds were beaten into submission. Each word is like a razor wire pulled across the soul. —Leon van Nierop, Artslink Since its first staging in the early 80s, Akerman’s play has lost none of its explosive power. Chillingly brutal and grimly humorous all at once, it detonates in the present like a long-dormant mine. —Ivan Vladislavić, Author Somewhere on the Border was written by Anthony  Akerman while in exile more than two decades ago.  The play was intercepted in the post and banned as  a publication by the apartheid censors because the  language was considered ‘offensive’ and the portrayal of  the South African Armed Forces ‘prejudicial to the safety  of the state’. This publication of a one-act version of the  play brings the Border War back into public discourse  and pierces through the armour of silence, secrecy and  shame that still surrounds it. The script is complemented  by an author’s preface and an afterword by historian Gary  Baines, as well as photographs of its 2011 production.


978 1 86814 560 7 (print) 978 1 86814 596 6 (digital) 200 x 130 mm 128 pp Black and white photographs soft cover January 2012


History Gender Studies

anthony akerman is an internationally acclaimed playwright and director. in protest against the South african apartheid regime he went into exile in 1973 and lived in amsterdam, working in theatre. He returned to South africa in 1992 and has since written several award-winning plays. He also writes for radio and television. Dark Outsider: Three Plays (Wits university Press) won the SaCPaC drama Prize and earned its author the 1995/96 vita Playwright of the Year award.

Preface by Anthony Akerman Somewhere on the Border (one act) Afterword by Gary Baines




New aNd CurreNt titles our lady of Benoni
Zakes mda
introduction by Sarah roberts
Our Lady of Benoni teems with anecdote and incident, pulses with desire and frustration, juxtaposes disparate cultural norms and plays exuberantly with fantasies and truths that cluster around the subject of virginity. Its tone is zany, its subject weighty. — Sarah Roberts, University of the Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg Zakes Mda’s satire is a kaleidoscopic display of the  extremes to which men (and by implication women) are  prepared to go in terms of valuing what is ‘virginal’.  Mda  presents us with the consequences of transgression: that  which is seen as polluted and judged to be dangerous to  the good health and purity of a group, a society, a culture.  Taboos, superstition, customs and moral ethics become  the subjects of inquiry and are, at times, subjected to  ribald satire. Mda establishes a unique style and tone  fuses satirical elements derived from classical poetry  with a modernist sensibility that synthesises Brechtian  and Absurdist features of theatricality, using characters  as types and montage. Above all, in this work there is a  profound exploration of what it means to operate in the  politically charged landscape that defi   nes post-apartheid  South Africa with its cultural pluralities and differentials in  access to resources and agency.  Mda is iconoclastic in his handling of the ways in  which attitudes to power, superstition, ethics and sex are  constructed. The cultural discourse of patriarchy and the  ‘regime of truths’ regarding ideals and taboos defi   ning  female sexuality, its obligations, and its custodianship are  the focus of this play.

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Cultural Studies Gender Studies

Interview with Pat Tucker Introduction by Sarah Roberts Glossary of terms Our Lady of Benoni (two acts)

Zakes Mda is a South african writer, painter and music composer. He has published nineteen books, nine of which are novels and the rest collections of plays (including the anthologies And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses and Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating), poetry, a monograph on the theory and practice of theatre-for-development, and an autobiography titled Sometimes there is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider. His books have been translated into twenty languages and have won a number of awards, including the amstel Playwright of the Year award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for africa, the m-net Prize, the Sunday Times Literary Prize, the Zora neale Hurston/richard Wright Legacy award and the american Library association notable Book. He commutes between america and South africa, working as a Professor of Creative Writing at Ohio university, a beekeeper in the Eastern Cape, and as director of the Southern african multimedia aidS Trust in Sophiatown, johannesburg. He is also a Patron of the market Theatre in johannesburg.



New and Current Titles


Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Introduction What is a parrot? Plumage Social behaviour Habits Activity Roosting Movements Habitat The parrots of Africa Phylogeny, systematics and taxonomy of parrots Conservation biology Ignorance about the survival of Africa’s parrots Risk of extinction Status and conservation. an introduction Deforestation. a crucial issue Effect of nest poaching on the viability of populations of wild parrots Poaching, habitat destruction and conservation strategies Trade figures for African parrots Conservation status in detail Conservation through education Systematics Evolutionary history (phylogeny) Not the missing link The fossil history of parrots The extinct parrots of the Mascarene Islands Systematics and evolution of the genus Agapornis Molecular systematics of some African parrots Biogeography and niche separation Avian community structures in Africa Zoogeography Ecological separation of African parrots and lovebirds Why is the parrot family so rich in species? Intelligence, communication and behaviour Intelligence Vocal communication Behaviour Breeding biology Flocking Helpers Cooperative breeding Clutch size and asynchronous hatching Competition for nest cavities by lovebirds Nesting biology of the Black-cheeked Lovebird

Chapter 9.

Activity and abundance Feeding biology Breeding biology Vocalisations Behaviour Conservation Taxonomic status Trade in African Parrots Sustainable harvesting Modelling markets for African parrots Trade in African Grey Parrots Trade in Fischer’s Lovebirds Trade in Madagascan parrots

Chapter 10. African Parrot conservation Parrots and humans The IUCN Parrot Action Plan Applying the plan to Africa CITES and parrots in international trade The Parrot Species of Africa Keys to the genera and species of parrots of Africa and adjace­ nt islands IUCN categories Chapter 11. Long-tailed and fossil Parrots Order Psittaciformes (Parrots) Family Psittacidae (African and South American parrots) Subfamily Psittacinae (African parrots) Family Psittrichasidae Subfamily Coracopseinae Family Psittaculidae Subfamily Psittaculinae Chapter 12. True Parrots Order Psittaciformes (Parrots) Family Psittacidae (African and South American parrots) Subfamily Psittacinae (African parrots) Chapter 13. Lovebirds Order Psittaciformes (Parrots) Family Psittaculidae (Parrots, cockatoos, lories and lorikeets) Subfamily Agapornithidae (Lovebirds, hanging parrots and ‘mountain parakeets’) Chapter 14. Field techniques in Parrot research Field marks and field guides Recording bird song in the field Keeping field notes Ringing wild parrots Measuring and weighing birds Field censusing Species lists Common and scientific names of birds Common and scientific names of parrots Common and scientific names of vertebrates other than birds Scientific names of invertebrates Common and scientific names of plants

Chapter 7. Diet and metabolism Food and feeding Metabolism Chapter 8. Case study – the Cape Parrot Needs and actions Distribution and origin Study sites Numbers



naTuraL SCiEnCE

New aNd CurreNt titles Parrots of africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene islands Biology, Ecology and Conservation
mike Perrin

978 1 86814 552 2 (print) 978 1 86814 591 1 (digital) 245 x 215 mm 638 pp illustrated in full colour Hard cover december 2012


Parrots’ colour and charisma, coupled with the fact that  they mimic human speech, make them fascinating to  many people. They are ancient birds with unique bill and  foot structures that enable them to forage on fruits in the  canopy of forest trees as well as on seeds in grasslands.  Because they depend on fruits and seeds all year round,  most species are confi   ned to the tropics or sub-tropics,  where the world’s biodiversity is at its greatest. There are  over three hundred species of parrots, of which more than  one hundred are recognised as rare, endangered,  vulnerable or threatened with extinction.  Parrots are largely distributed in tropical areas of  developing countries where economies are weak and  uncertain, and where there is great dependence on the  exploitation of natural resources, particularly hard wood  evergreen forests, which are preferred parrot habitats.  Unfortunately, high levels of corruption are common to  these regions, with much illegal trade in animals and little  or no law enforcement. Collectors of parrots in the fi   rst  world pay huge sums for rare parrots. However, research,  education and conservation actions are greatly reducing  illegal trade in African parrots. This book provides complete coverage of all aspects of  the biology of extant African, Malagasy and Mascarene  parrots, and reviews our knowledge of extinct and fossil  parrots from the region. Particular themes include the  beha  vioural and ecological characteristics of parrots,  their species characteristics and conservation biology.  Current concepts in avian and conservation biology are  also discussed. Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands is aimed at ornithologists, conservation biologists,  avian ecologists, academics, bird watchers and parrot  fans alike. It is well illustrated, with high quality original  photo  graphs, and includes distribution maps, fi     gures  and tables.

Mike Perrin obtained his BSc Hons at royal Holloway College, university of London and his Phd at Exeter university. He undertook a Post-doctoral research Fellowship in Canada and his first lecturing post was at makerere university in uganda. Having then lectured for six years at rhodes university, he took the Chair of Zoology at the then university of natal, where he is now Professor Emeritus and director of the research Centre for african conservation. He has contributed to a dozen books, about 250 scientific publications and supervised many postgraduate students.




What is slavery to me? Postcolonial/Slave Memory in Post-apartheid South Africa
Pumla Dineo Gqola
… a landmark book on the role of slavery in shaping contemporary South Africa. Drawing on historical scholarship as well as studies of slavery worldwide, Gqola delivers a brilliant new piece of literary and cultural analysis. —Gabeba Baderoon, Pennsylvania State University  In this fi   rst full length study of South African slave memory, Pumla Gqola uses inter  disciplinary feminist  and postcolonial methodologies to analyse the recent visibility of South Africa’s slave past beyond history  departments. What does it mean for South Africans alive today to claim slave ancestry? How do works of the  imagination, such as novels, poems, creative essays, documentary fi   lms, television series, coded recipes  and art installations represent this era of South Africa’s past? In what ways does living in a democracy permit  collective rethinking of what it means to belong to a Muslim diaspora?  Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of Literary, Media and Gender Studies at the School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 507 2 (print) 978 1 86814 692 5 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 256 pp Soft cover, 2010

The First Ethiopians The Image of Africa and Africans in the Early Mediterranean World
Malvern van Wyk Smith
… an original and interesting contribution to the scholarship on European views on Africa. – Stanley Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles  The First Ethiopians explores the images of Africa and Africans that evolved in ancient Egypt, in classical  Greece and imperial Rome, in the early Mediterranean world, and in the early domains of Christianity.  Inspired by curiosity regarding the origins of racism in southern Africa, van Wyk Smith consulted a wide  range of sources: from rock art to classical travel writing; from the pre-dynastic African beginnings of  Egyptian and Nubian civilisations to Greek and Roman perceptions of Africa; and from the geo-linguistic  history of Africa to the most recent revelations regarding the genome profi   le of the continent’s peoples. The  research led to a startling proposition: western racism has its roots in Africa itself, notably in late NewKingdom Egypt as its ruling elites sought to distance Egyptian civilisation from its African origins.  Malvern van Wyk Smith is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Rhodes University, South Africa.

978 1 86918 499 0 (print) 978 1 86814 634 5 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 400 pp Illustrated in full colour Soft cover, 2009

Do South Africans Exist? Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of ‘the People’
Ivor Chipkin
This book provides a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in general. Narratives of resistance presume that ‘the people’ preceded the period of nationalist  struggle. This book explores how an African ‘people’ came into being as a collectivity organised in pursuit of  a political, and not simply cultural, end. Chipkin argues that the nation is a political community whose form  is given in relation to the pursuit of democracy and freedom, and that if democratic authority is lodged in ‘the  people’, what matters is the way that this ‘people’ is defi   ned, delimited and produced. He argues that the  nation precedes the state because it emerges in and through the nationalist struggle for state power. Ultimately, he encourages the reader to re-evaluate knee-jerk judgments about the failure of modernity in Africa.  Ivor Chipkin is based at the Human Sciences Research Council, and also teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 445 7 (print) 978 1 86814 626 0 (digital) 215 x 140 mm, 272 pp Soft cover, 2007



Edited by Xolela Mangcu
Why does it matter that nations should care for their archives, and that they should develop a sense  of shared identity? And why should these processes take place in the public domain? How can nations  possibly speak about a shared sense of identity in pluralistic societies where individuals and groups  have multiple identities? And how can such conversations be given relevance in public discussions of  reconciliation and development in South Africa?  This volume takes its title from Weber’s point, elaborated on in the chapter by Benedict Anderson,  that the future asks us to be worthy ancestors to the yet unborn. It aims to reach a broad and informed  reading public because the topics of identity and citizenship are of pressing interest in contemporary  public discourse. In a changed (and, some might say, degraded) environment of public dialogue, the  editor hopes to inspire a re-thinking of the very essence of what it means to be a citizen of South Africa. Becoming Worthy Ancestors aims to make accessible the theoretically informed work of its various  contributors, while the introductory chapter by the editor contributes to the coherence of the volume.  Xolela Mangcu is now based at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. He is Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

978 186814 532 4 (print) 978 1 86814 557 7 (digital) 210 x 130 mm, 192 pp Soft cover 2011

South Africa and India Shaping the Global South
Edited by Isabel Hofmeyr and Michelle Williams
… makes a significant and innovative contribution by establishing a new field of research. —Preben Kaarsholm, Roskilde University, Denmark  Hofmeyr and Williams have assembled an impressive interdisciplinary group of scholars to lend insights into various historical and contemporary facets of India-South Africa relations in ways that enrich the comparative enterprise. —Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa’s future is increasingly tied up with that of India. While trade and investment between the  two countries is intensifying, they share long-standing historical ties and have much in common: apart  from cricket, colonialism and Gandhi, both countries are important players in the global South. What  forms of transnational political community between these two regions have yet to be researched and  understood?   The fi   rst section traces the range of historical connections between the two countries. The second  section explores unconventional comparisons that offer rich ground on which to build original areas  of study. This innovative book looks to a post-American world in which the global South will become  ever more important. Within this context, the Indian Ocean arena itself and South Africa and India in  particular move to the fore.  Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She played a key role in the establishment of the Centre of Indian Studies in Africa. Michelle Williams is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 538 6 (print) 978 1 86814 555 3 (digital) 235 x 155 mm, 344 pp Soft cover 2011




Becoming Worthy Ancestors Archive, Public Deliberation and Identity in South Africa


Johannesburg The Elusive Metropolis
Edited by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe
With an Afterword by Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge

978 1 86814 473 0 240 x 160 mm, 400 pp Illustrated Soft cover, 2009 With Duke University Press

Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa’s largest city into urban  theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa’s premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanisation have cast it  as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist  policies, and a city that responds, but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale. Complicating and  contesting such characterisations, the contributors to this collection reassess classic theories of metropolitan  modernity as they explore the experience of ‘city-ness’ and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray  Johannesburg as a polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present.  Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Achille Mbembe is Research Professor in History and Politics, both at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


City of Extremes The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg
Martin J. Murray
… gets beneath the surface of the city’s chaotic present to discover the inertia of long-term deployments. —Lindsay Bremner, Professor of Architecture, Temple University City of Extremes is a powerful critique of urban development in greater Johannesburg since 1994. Murray  describes how a loose alliance of city-builders – including real estate developers, large-scale property  owners and municipal offi   cials – has sought to remake Johannesburg in the upbeat image of a ‘world-class’  city. By creating new sites of sequestered luxury catering to the comfort, safety and security of affl   uent urban  residents, they have produced a new spatial dynamic of social exclusion, effectively barricading the mostly  black urban poor from full participation in the mainstream of urban life. This partitioning of the cityscape is  enabled by an urban planning environment of limited regulation of the prerogatives of real estate capital.  Murray suggests that the ‘global cities’ paradigm is inadequate for understanding the historical specifi   city of  the colonial mining town turned postcolonial megacity of Johannesburg. Martin J. Murray is Professor of Urban Planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Adjunct Professor at the Center for African and African-American Studies at the University of Michigan, United States.

978 1 86814 523 2 235 x 155 mm, 480 pp Soft cover, 2011 With Duke University Press


Home Spaces, Street Styles Contesting Power and Identity in a South African City 
Leslie J. Bank
… a very powerful ethnography from post-apartheid South Africa and an important contribution to the anthropology of the city. —Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo  This book revisits and updates the classic Xhosa in Town series, which was based on research conducted  in East London during the 1950s. Bank returned to the areas studied in the 1950s to assess how social and  political changes have transformed them, in particular the apartheid reconstructions of the 1960s and 1970s,  the struggle for liberation and the post-apartheid period in the 1990s and 2000s. He offers fresh insights  into the understanding of urbanism in South Africa by exploring the relationship between social identities  formation and the struggle for power and place inside the city.  Leslie J. Bank is Professor and Director at the Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research.

978 1 86814 531 7 220 x 150 mm, 288 pp Soft cover, 2011 With Pluto Press



234 x 156 mm 320 pp 16 pp colour section Soft cover 2011 With Aldridge Press

Kevin Shillington
An exciting tribute to one man’s courage and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds, and a welcome contribution to the history of resistance to the rapacious colonial conquest of southern Africa. — Neil Parsons, University of Botswana Luka Jantjie is today a largely forgotten hero of resistance  to British colonialism, his place in South African history  overshadowed by events elsewhere in the region. This  book attempts to redress the balance by recording his  remarkable story.  In 1870, at the beginning of the Kimberley diamond  mining boom that was to transform southern Africa, Luka  Jantjie was the fi   rst independent African ruler to lose  his land to the new colonialists, who promptly annexed  the diamond fi   elds. His outspoken stand against the  hypo  crisy of colonial ‘justice’ earned him the epithet ‘a  wild fellow who hates the English’. As the son of an early  Christian convert, Luka was brought up to respect peace  and non-violence; his boycott of rural trading stores in the  early 1890s was perhaps the earliest use of non-violent  resistance in colonial South Africa. His steady refusal to  bow to colonial demands of subservience intensifi   ed the  enmity of local colonists determined to ‘teach him a lesson’.  As many of his people succumbed to colonial  pressures, Luka was twice forced to take up arms to  defend himself and his people from colonial attacks.  His life ended in a dramatic and heroic last stand in the  ancestral sanctuary of the Langeberg mountain range, the  consequences of which stretched far into the next century.

Kevin Shillington is the author of a number of historical and contemporary works including The Colonisation of the Southern Tswana 1870-1900 (1985), Causes and Consequences of Independence in Africa (1997) and History of Africa (3rd edition 2005).

  hapter 1.  C Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Prologue Birth and early life, 1835-1858 Adult responsibilities, 1858-1868 The defence of the diamond fi   elds, 1867-1871 The loss of the diamond fi   elds, 1871-1876 Tension and resistance in the colony, 1876-1878 Rebellion and the Battle of Kho, 1878 Dithakong and capture, 1878-1879 Prison, release and the new Morafe, 1879-1881 Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Chapter 12.    Chapter 13.  Chapter 14.  Chapter 15.  Chapter 16.  Chapter 17.  War, land and the British, 1882-1885 The land commission, 1885-1886 From ‘murmuring’ to boycott, British Bechuanaland,  1886-1895 The Langeberg, rinderpest and rebellion, 1895-1896 The gathering storm, January-April, 1897 The battle for the Langeberg, April-May, 1897 Siege and fi   nal stand, May-July, 1897 The aftermath




978 1 86814 549 2

Luka Jantjie Resistance Hero of the South African  Frontier


Alexandra A History
Philip Bonner and Noor Nieftagodien
Alexandra is a social and political history of one of South Africa’s oldest townships. It begins with the  founding of the freehold township in 1912, and traces its growth as a centre of black working class life in  the heart of Johannesburg. Declared as a location for ‘natives and coloureds’, Alexandra became home  to a diverse population where home-owners, tenants, squatters, hostel-dwellers, workers and migrants  drawn from every corner of the country converged to make a life in the city. Based on scores of life history  interviews, the book portrays in vivid detail the daily struggles and tribulations of Alexandrans. A focus is  the rich history of political resistance, in which civic movements and political organisations arranged bus  boycotts, anti-removal and anti-pass campaigns, and mobilised for housing and a better life for residents.  But the book is not only about politics. It tells the stories of daily life, of the making of urban cultures, of the  soccer matches, church services and shebeens that vie for the attention of residents.  Philip Bonner and Noor Nieftagodien are both based at the History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 186814 480 8 (print) 978 1 86814 614 7 (digital) 210 x 180 mm, 526 pp Illustrated Soft cover, 2008

Riding High Horses, Humans and History in South Africa
Sandra Swart
The horses introduced to the southern tip of Africa were both agents and subjects of enduring changes.  They were key to the colonial economies, buttressing the socio-political order and inspiring contemporary  imaginations. These equine colonisers not only provided power and transportation but also helped  transform their new biophysical and social environments. In some ways Riding High is an attempt to  chronicle the effects of an inter-species relationship whose signifi   cance was vast and led to major changes  in the history of leisure, transportation, trade, warfare, and agriculture. On another level, these stories are  simply the adventures of a big gentle herbivore and a small, rogue primate. Riding High reinserts the horse  into the broader historical narrative about southern Africa and speculates what a new kind of history that  takes animals seriously might offer us. Sandra Swart is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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Tracks in a Mountain Range Exploring the History of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg 
John Wright and Aron Mazel
Since the arrival of literate European settlers in what is now KwaZulu-Natal in the second quarter of the  nine  teenth century, numerous stories about the Drakensberg region have made their way into print. But for  every story which happens to have been written down, there are many others which have not, and which are  therefore unavailable to us in our aim of wanting to establish a modern-day understanding of the history of  the Drakensberg. The declaration of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park as a World Heritage Site provided an  occasion for refl   ecting on the history and people of the region, from the earliest known times to the present.  Constructed from archaeological and written sources, this book highlights the histories of the indigenous  San hunter-gatherers and black farmers, as well as of the European colonisers. The accessible text is  complemented by photographs of the landscape, rock art and archaeological fi   nds.  John Wright is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Aron Mazel is an archaeologist at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

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Kally Forrest
Brilliant exposé of Numsa’s role in the liberation of our country. Aluta Continua! —Numsa president, Cedric Gina In the 1980s there was a surge of trade union power on a  scale not previously experienced in South Africa. Numsa  was a highly prominent and innovative union, and one  of Cosatu’s most radical affi   liates, and its story is one of  astonishing achievements as its activities built workers’  rights and deeply eroded the apartheid state. Metal That Will Not Bend – a translation of the union’s motto Insimbi ayigobi – tells that story by revisiting the formation of the  powerful modern-day union movement.  The trade union movement kept the internal struggle  alive in the late 1980s when community organisations in  the United Democratic Front (UDF) had been smashed.  Forrest traces the themes of power, independence and  workers’ control as they were practised by Numsa. A  number of small metal organisations, with at times  antagonistic organisational and political strategies,  were built in different ways and with different attitudes  to the exiled liberation movements in the early 1980s.  They eventually unifi   ed into one powerful organisation.  Workers’ struggles built this power, and Forrest  scrutinises the strategies used in the late 1980s, such as  innovative bargaining strategies, to signifi   cantly improve  the conditions of impoverished workers. The book then  progresses to examine how Numsa used its power in an  attempt to insert a workers’ perspective into the political  transition of the early 1990s. 

Kally Forrest was editor of the South African Labour Bulletin. She has edited and published a number of popular books on South African trade union histories.

  hapter 1.  C Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.    Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Chapter 12.  Building local power: 1970s Power through numbers: 1980-1985 Power in unity: 1980-1987 Breaking the apartheid mould: 1980-1982 Worker action fans out: 1980-1984 Melding institutional, campaign and bureaucratic  power: 1983-1990 Conquest of Metal Industrial Council: 1987-1988 Auto workers take power: 1982-1989  Auto takes on the industry: 1990-1992 New directions: 1988-1991 Defeat of Mawu strategy: 1990-1992 Towards a new industry: 1993 Chapter 13.  Chapter 14.  Chapter 15.  Chapter 16.  Chapter 17.  Chapter 18.    Chapter 19.  Chapter 20.  Chapter 21.  Chapter 22.    The Cinderella sector: 1983-1990 Applying vision in auto and motor: 1990-1995 Applying vision in engineering: 1994-1995 Independent worker movement: 1980-1986 Beginnings of alliance politics: 1984-1986 Weakening the socialist impulse: Civil war in Natal  1987-1994 Civil war in Transvaal: 1989-1994 New politics: 1987-1990 Disinvestment: Pragmatic politics 1985-1989 Compromising on socialism: Legacy of the Alliance  1989-1995




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Metal That Will Not Bend The National Union of Metalworkers  of South Africa, 1980-1995


Mbeki and After Refl   ections on the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki
Edited by Daryl Glaser
For nearly ten years – more if we include his period of infl   uence under Mandela’s presidency – Thabo Mbeki  bestrode South Africa’s political stage. Mbeki was a seminal fi   gure in South Africa’s new democracy, one who  left a huge mark in many fi   elds. If we wish to understand the character and fate of post-1994 South Africa, we must therefore ask: What  kind of political system, economy and society has the former President bequeathed to the government of  Jacob Zuma and to the citizens of South Africa generally? This question is addressed head-on here by a diverse  range of analysts, commentators and participants in the political process. Mbeki and After will be of interest to  anyone wishing to understand the current political landscape in South Africa, and Mbeki’s role in shaping it. Daryl Glaser is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa
Edited by William Beinart and Marcelle C. Dawson
… self-consciously attempts not to be corralled in by a nationalist framework with a strong inclination to celebrate and justify current regimes of power. By focusing their attention on popular movements and resistance the authors make an important contribution to the historiography on South Africa’s liberation struggle. —Noor Nieftagodien, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesbu  rg This volume explores some of the key features of popular politics and resistance before and after 1994.  It looks at continuities and changes in the forms of struggle and ideologies involved, as well as the  signifi   cance of post-apartheid grassroots politics. Is this a new form of politics or does it stand as a direct  descendent of the insurrectionary impulses of the late apartheid era? William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and Director of Graduate Studies at the African Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford University. Marcelle C. Dawson is a Senior Researcher associated with the South African Research Chair in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg.

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The Origins of Non-Racialism White Opposition to Apartheid in the 1950s
David Everatt
This is a path-breaking study of the emergence of non-racialism … a painstaking insight into the Congress Movement and the Communist Party, then operating underground, as well as the Liberal Party, drawing on widespread oral and archival material. —Raymond Suttner, author of The ANC Underground Freedom came to South Africa far later than elsewhere on the continent – and yet it was marked by a  commitment to non-racialism. How did this come about? How did an African nationalist liberation movement  resisting apartheid open its doors to other races, and whites in particular? This book uncovers some of the  stories and hidden histories that help explain our past. It focuses on a talented, brave, but tiny minority of  whites who rejected the growing racism of post-war South Africa and worked to breach the dividing line  between black and white.  David Everatt is the Executive Director of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory, a joint project of the University of Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Gauteng Provincial Government.

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Susan Booysen
Few outsiders have been able to penetrate the complex world of the ANC in power as Susan Booysen has. This is a superlative and passionate work by a critical observer, researcher, analyst who is miles ahead of the field. — Ronnie Kasrils, former ANC government minister  The African National Congress (ANC) has moved light  years beyond the liberation movement of old. It is a  party-movement that draws on its liberation credentials,  and continuously extracts immense power from its deep  anchorage amongst the people of South Africa. Notions of  trust, tradition and caring infuse this blend. Yet, the ANC is  confl   icted by a multitude of weaknesses, cracks, factions  and unfl   inching eyes on internal succession battles and  chances to generate ‘patriotic’ capital. It is in charge of the  state, and fuses party and state in the name of electoral  conquest, but it fails to bring defi   nitive solutions to crucial  matters of government. The ANC remains a giant … on  porous legs. And, as it moves post-peak, its hands are fi   rm  around the levers of power. Booysen has constructed her analysis around the  framework of the ANC’s four faces of political power – the  organisation, the people, political parties and elections  and policy and government. Based on an understanding of  the struggles and achievements along with the deferred  dreams, her focus is on how, since 1994, it has acted to  continuously regenerate its power.

Susan Booysen is a political analyst and commentator, and is based at Wits University’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM).

SECTION 1 Chapter 1.    Chapter 2.    SECTION 2 Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.      SECTION 3 Chapter 6.    Chapter 7.      ANC MOVEMENT-PARTY IN POWER Introduction: ANC pathways to claiming, consolidating  and regenerating political power Aluta continua, from Polokwane to Mangaung ANC POWER AND THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE The ANC and its pillars of people’s power Power through the ballot and the brick Participation and power through cooperation,  complicity, co-optation ANC IN PARTY POLITICS AND ELECTIONS Power through elections – serial declines, but the  centre holds Floor-crossing and entrenchment of ANC electoral  supremacy Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.     SECTION 4 Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.     Chapter 12.      SECTION 5 Chapter 13.    Subjugation and demise of the (New) National Party Countered and cowered Congress of the People (Cope) ANC POWER AND STATE POWER State institutions as site of struggle in ANC wars Between centralisation and centralism – the Presidency of  South Africa Policy, pursuit of the ‘turn to the left’ and the paradox  of continuity CONCLUSION  ANC at a critical conjuncture – movement, people,  elections, governance

Related titles from Wits University Press: Mbeki and After, Popular Politics and Resistance Movements




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The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power


New South African Review 1 2010: Development or Decline? 
Edited by John Daniel, Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall
On the evidence of this first volume, publication of the NSAR promises to become an exciting event in the annual calendar, giving voice to critical research and debate about the major issues confronting contemporary South Africa. —Tawana Kupe, University of the Witwatersrand,  Johannesburg A much-needed, impressive analysis of South Africa sixteen years after the end of apartheid. Essential reading for South Africa watchers and a valuable teaching resource. —Catherine Jenkins, SOAS, University of London This fi   rst volume of the NSAR offers a collection of  original surveys of key issues and problems confronting  post-apartheid South Africa. It ranges widely across the  implications of the international crisis for the economy,  the threats to our fragile ecology of present economic  strategies, through to the state of the ANC and the public  service, issues around service delivery, migration, HIV/ AIDS, land reform, crime, the sexual behavior of our  youth, and much more. Posing the provocative question of whether South  Africa is embarking upon a long-term decline, the volume  simultaneously argues the potential for a society premised  upon social equality, social coherence and sustainability.  

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Reviving the tradition of critical, independent scholarship developed in the 1970s and 1980s by the South African Review, the New South African Review is intended to be informative, discursive and accessible to a wide readership. Published annually, it seeks to provide contemporary comment and engage with current controversies. Contributors are drawn from a range of backgrounds and institutions, thus promoting a diversity of views and perspectives.

Chapter 1.  The state of the South African economy  Seeraj Mohamed Chapter 2  The international economic crisis and employment in South    Africa  Neva Makgetla Chapter 3.  The economic impact of South Africa’s 2010 World Cup: Ex ante    ambitions and possible ex post realities  Scarlett Cornelissen Chapter 4.  Growth, resource use and decoupling: Towards a ‘green new deal’    for South Africa?  Mark Swilling Chapter 5.  Planning for sustainable living with limited water Mike Muller Chapter 6.  The African National Congress under Jacob Zuma Anthony Butler Chapter 7.  Indigent management: A strategic response to the struggles of    the poor in post-apartheid South Africa  Prishani Naidoo Chapter 8.  Fear, enervation and the systematisation of disorder: Challenges  to reforming the Department of Home Affairs  Colin Hoag Chapter 9.  The mobile nation: How migration continues to shape South Africa      Loren Landau, Tara Polzer and Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti Chapter 10.  South African female peacekeepers: An exploration of their    experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo     Maxi Schoeman, Lizel Loots and Kammila Naidoo Chapter 11.    Chapter 12.    Chapter 13.  Chapter 14.    Chapter 15.    Chapter 16.    Chapter 17.    Chapter 18.    Chapter 19.    Chapter 20.    ‘Silencing and worse ...’: The humanities and social sciences in  South Africa Peter Vale Realising transformation, equity and social justice in higher  education  Kezia Lewins The polarising impact of South Africa’s AIDS epidemic  Hein Marais Health for all? Towards a national health service in South Africa   Louis Reynolds The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP):  A beacon of growth for rural South Africa?  Sam Kariuki Breaking down barriers: Policy gaps and new options in South  African land reform Doreen Atkinson Our burden of pain: Murder and the major forms of violence in  South Africa  David Bruce  Waiting for Godot: Awaiting trial detainees in South Africa   Jeremy Gordin Wolves in sheep’s skin: Traffi   cking of children in Musina, Limpopo  Province  Zosa de Sas Kropiwnicki Relationships of exchange amongst South African youth in an age  of conspicuous consumption Terry-Ann Selikow and Graham Gibbon



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Edited by John Daniel, Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall
In this volume, the New Growth Path (NGP) adopted by the  South African government in 2010 provides the basis for a  debate about whether ‘decent work’ is the best possible  solution to South Africa’s problems of low economic  growth and high unemployment. Rising inequality is  explored against the backdrop of the failings of Black  Economic Empowerment (BEE) and Broad-Based Black  Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). The NGP’s proposals  for ‘greening the economy’ are discussed, with emphasis  on the creation of ‘green jobs’ and biofuels.  Asking whether the NGP refl   ects a set of new policies  or an attempt to re-dress old (com)promises in new  clothes, this volume brings together different voices in  debate about possibilities for alternatives to neo-liberal  and capitalist development in South Africa.

John Daniel is from the School of International Training (Durban); Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall are lecturers in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Introduction  Prishani Naidoo

The ANC-SACP-Cosatu Alliance and its Discontents:  Contesting the ‘National  Democratic Revolution’ in the Zuma Era  Devan Pillay The African National Congress and the Zanufi   cation Debate  James Hamill and John Hoffman The Democratic Alliance and Opposition Politics in South Africa   Neil Southern and Roger Southall Democracy and Accountability: Quo Vadis South Africa?  Paul Hoffman Civil Society and Participatory Policy Making in South Africa: Gaps and Opportunities  Imraan Buccus and Janine Hicks Bring Back Kaiser Matanzima? Communal Land, Traditional Leaders and  the  Politics of Nostalgia  Leslie Bank and Clifford Mabhena South Africa and ‘Southern Africa’:  What Relationship in 2011?  Chris Saunders

The Worker Cooperative Alternative in South Africa  Vishwas Satgar and Michelle Williams Street Level Policing in South Africa: A View from Gauteng  Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho BEE Reform: The Case for an Institutional Perspective  Don Lindsay Bokfontein Amazes the Nations: Community Work Programme (CWP) Heals a  Traumatised Community  Malose Langa and Karl von Holdt

Above and Beyond South Africa’s Minerals-Energy Complex  Khadija Sharife and Patrick Bond Corrosion and Externalities: The Socio-economic Impacts of Acid Mine Drainage  on the Witwatersrand, South Africa  David Fig Food versus Fuel? State, Business, Civil Society and the Bio-fuels Debate in  South Africa, 2003 to 2010   William Attwell

‘The wages are low but they are better than nothing’:  The Dilemma of Decent  Work and Job Creation in South Africa  Edward Webster The Crisis of Childcare in South African Public Hospitals  Haroon Saloojee

The Print Media Transformation Dilemma  Jane Duncan The South African Broadcasting Corporation – The Creation and Loss of a  Citizensh  ip Vision and the Possibilities for Building a New One  Kate Skinner




978 1 86814 541 6 (print)

New South African Review 2 New Paths, Old Compromises?


Eating from One Pot The Dynamics of Survival in Poor South African Households
Sarah Mosoetsa
Sarah Mosoetsa … entered the hidden abode of household production to discover a very different world from the one painted by the merchants of social capital and livelihood strategies. Rather than the romance of poor people struggling together to survive, she found a fractious and often violent world. —From the foreword by Michael Burawoy This book describes how households in two different areas in KwaZulu-Natal are sites of both stability and  confl   ict, due to the enormous burden placed on them by unemployment and unequal power relations. Many  are extremely poor, relying on a total monthly income of less than R800. However, the book also demonstrates  that they are not passive victims of poverty. Women, in particular, show impressive qualities of energy and  resourcefulness. Mosoetsa draws on Amartya Sen’s notion of co-operative confl   ict to argue that in times of  crisis there is more confl   ict than cooperation. She also documents the humiliation many men feel at the loss of  their role as provider, and the resulting escalation of domestic violence and alcohol abuse.  Sarah Mosoetsa is a research associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 533 1 (print) 978 1 86814 627 7 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 192 pp Soft cover, 2011

iKasi The Moral Ecology of South Africa’s Township Youth
Sharlene Swartz
This book is based on a study of South African youth who live in townships (iKasi in isiZulu) and who, spared  the apartheid era struggle, grew up in a moral vacuum. iKasi is an examination of how these disenfranchised  youth think about morality. Through detailed ethnographic study, Swartz describes how a group of young  people construct right and wrong, what rules govern their behaviour, how they explain the gap between  what they say and what they do, and ultimately the multiple ways in which they construct meaning from the  infl   uences in their immediate contexts (or moral ecologies). Her main theme is the inter  relationship between  poverty, morality and youth in a post-confl   ict context. iKasi brilliantly illustrates the extent to which poverty  impacts on the physical, emotional and psycho  logical aspects of young people’s lives, including their moral  functioning, growth and development.  Sharlene Swartz is a research specialist in the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development division of the Human Sciences Research Council.

978 1 86814 522 5 230 x 150 mm, 248 pp Soft cover, 2010 With Palgrave Macmillan

Changing the Course of AIDS Peer Education in South Africa and its Lessons for the Global Crisis
David Dickinson
Changing the Course of AIDS is an in-depth evaluation of peer education as a way of creating the much-needed  behavioural change that could affect the course of the global health crisis of HIV/AIDS. After spending six years  researching the response of large South African companies to the epidemic, David Dickinson found that regular  workers serving as peer educators can be more effective as agents of behavioral change than experts who  lecture about the facts. In this book he describes the promise of this grassroots intervention and the limitations  of traditional top-down strategies. Dickinson takes us right into the workplace to show what it means when  workers directly tackle the kinds of sexual, gender, religious, ethnic and broader social and political taboos that  make behavior change so diffi   cult, particularly when that behavior involves sex and sexuality. 

978 186814 511 9 230 x 150 mm, 272 pp David Dickinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Soft cover, 2010 With Cornell University Press

Debra Kaminer and Gillian Eagle
Given the history of political violence in South Africa, high levels of violence against women and children  and the prevalence of violent crime, the country has the unfortunate distinction of being considered  a real-life laboratory in which to study traumatic stress. Taking both a historical and contemporary  perspective, this book covers the extent of and manner in which traumatic stress manifests, including  the way it impacts on people’s meaning and belief systems. Therapeutic and community strategies for  addressing and healing the effects of trauma exposure are covered, as well as the particular needs of  traumatised children and adolescents.  Traumatic Stress in South Africa provides an up-to-date overview of theory and practice. Attention is  also paid to context related challenges, such as how trauma presentation and intervention is coloured  by cultural systems and class disparities.  Debra Kaminer is Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Cape Town. Gillian Eagle is Professor and Head of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 509 6 (print) 978 1 86814 682 6 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 232 pp Soft cover 2010

Contradicting Maternity HIV-positive Motherhood in South Africa
Carol Long
Drawing on rich and poignant interviews with mothers who have been diagnosed HIV-positive,  Contradicting Maternity provides a rare perspective of motherhood from the mother’s point of view.  Whereas motherhood is often assumed to be a secondary identity compared to the central fi   gure of the  child, this book reverses the focus, arguing that maternal experience is important in its own right.  The book explores the situation in which two very powerful identities, those of motherhood and of  being HIV-positive, collide in the same moment. This collision takes place at the interface of complex,  and often split, social and personal meanings concerning the sanctity of motherhood and the anxieties  of HIV. The book offers an interpretation of how these personal and social meanings resonate with,  and also fail to encompass, the experiences surrounding HIV-positive mothers. Photographs, academic  literature and the accounts of real women are read with both a psychodynamic and discursive eye,  highlighting the contradictions within maternal experience, but also between maternal experience and  the social imagination.

978 1 86814 494 5 (print) 978 1 86814 624 6 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 240 pp Soft cover 2009

Carol Long is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a practicing clinical psychologist.




Traumatic Stress in South Africa


Go Home or Die Here   Violence, Xenophobia and the Reinventi  on of Difference in South Africa
Edited by Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby • Photographs by Alon Skuy
Foreword by Bishop Paul Verryn

978 1 86814 487 7 210 x 180 mm, 272 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover, 2008

The 2008 xenophobic attacks caused an outcry across the world and raised some fundamental questions about  a democratic South Africa. Go Home or Die Here emanates directly from a colloquium convened by the Faculty  of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in the weeks following the outbreak of  violence. It is an attempt to make sense of the nuances and trajectories of building a democratic society out of  a deeply divided and confl   ictual past, in the conditions of global recession, heightening inequalities and future  uncertainty. With extensive photographs by award-winning photographer Alon Skuy, who covered the violence  for The Times newspaper, the volume is passionate and engaged, and aims to stimulate refl   ection, debate and  activism among concerned members of a broad public. Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby are all academics based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

The Humanitarian Hangover Displacement, Aid and Transformation in Western Tanzania
Loren B. Landau
Western Tanzania has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees living in massive refugee camps sustained  by millions of dollars of humanitarian aid. This book explores this infl   ux of people and aid, and shows how  they have transformed the politics and governmental practices of the region. Loren Landau found that the  refugee infl   ux did not produce the deleterious economic and environmental effects often assumed. Outside  the camps, a Tanzanian population long marginalised became incorporated into systems of power and  authority which linked them to Dar es Salaam, central Africa, Geneva, Washington and the grain farmers of  the American Midwest. They became ‘Tanzanian’ as never before by exalting the territory, the nation and a  political leadership that delegated responsibility for security and services to others: the United Nations, nongovernmental organisations and the citizenry. The result was a hybridised regime of power shaped by history,  contingency, self-interest and perception: a political form that questions models of rural transformation and  the functional basis of the modern nation-state.  Loren B. Landau is Director of the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 455 6 (print) 978 1 86814 643 7 (digital) 235 x 155 mm, 192 pp Soft cover, 2008

Selecting Immigrants National Identity and South Africa’s Immigratio  n Policies, 1910-2008
Sally Peberdy
At a time when (im)migration is at the forefront of inter  national and South African debates, this book  critically examines the relationship between changes in South Africa’s immigration policies, and shifts in the  construction of national identity by the South African State. Relating the history of the immigration policies of  the South African State between 1910 and 2005, it explores the synergy between periods of signifi   cant change  in state discourses and policies of migration, and those historical moments when South Africa was reinvented  politically or was in the process of active nation building. It is in these periods that the relationships between  immigration, nationalism and national identity is most starkly revealed. In a readable, well-researched and  interdisciplinary work, Peberdy provides the fi   rst history of South Africa’s immigration legislation.  Sally Peberdy is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She is the 2007 winner of the Wits University Research Committee Publication Award.

978 1 86814 484 6 (print) 978 1 86814 672 7 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 340 pp Soft cover, 2009



Ronald J. Clarke and Timothy C. Partridge with contributions by Kathleen Kuman
The unique fossils featured in Caves of the Ape-Men were excavated at cave sites which today are clustered  within the fi   rst World Heritage Site to be proclaimed in South Africa under the auspices of UNESCO. This full  colour coffee table book includes excellent visuals of the area, a brief account of its history and an accessible  assessment of its importance for understanding the emergence of hominids – the early creatures transitional  between the great apes and man – and, later, some of the earliest representatives of our own species. Short  text boxes are interspersed with illustrations of key fossil specimens as old as four million years. Also  included are reconstructions of how these hominids might have appeared and the dramatic landscapes  within which they were discovered.  Ron Clarke is a paleoanthropologist and the late Timothy Partridge a geologist/paleo-climatologist, both at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 510 2 245 x 170 mm, 296 pp Hard cover, 2008

A Search for Origins Science, History and South Africa’s ‘Cradle of Humankind’ 
Edited by Philip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen and Trefor Jenkins
Foreword by Phillip Tobias

978 1 86814 418 1 (print) 978 1 86814 669 7 (digital) 240 x 168 mm, 420 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover with gatefolds, 2007

Research based on fossils found in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH), as well as signs  of early human habitation, have shed new light on the evolution of humankind and on the signifi   cant role  that southern Africa played in the development of modern humans. A Search for Origins aims to provide an  overview of the history of the COH and surrounding areas, and of the important discoveries that have been  made there, for a non-specialist audience. This edited volume frames the scientifi   c advances that have been  made in the COH against the intellectual and political background out of which they emerged. It is the fi   rst  systematic account written by specialists in their disciplines. The multi-disciplinary approach is innovative  and ground-breaking.   Philip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen and Trefor Jenkins are all academics based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Bonner is a historian, Esterhuysen an archaeologist and Jenkins is a geneticist.

From Tools to Symbols From Early Hominids to Modern Humans
Edited by Francesco d’Errico and Lucinda Backwell
A number of researchers have tried to characterise the anatomy and behavioural systems of early hominid  and early modern human populations in an attempt to understand how we became what we are. Can  archaeology, palaeo-anthropology and genetics tell us how and when human cultures developed the traits  that make our societies different from those of our closest living relatives?  This collection of selected  papers from a South African-French conference organised in honour of palaeoanthropologist Phillip Tobias,  provides a multidisciplinary overview of this fi   eld of study. It is based on collaborative research conducted  in sub-Saharan Africa by South African, French, American and German scholars in the last twenty years, and  represents an excellent synthesis of the palaeontological and archaeological evidence of the last fi   ve million  years of human evolution.  Francesco d’Errico is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Research Professor at the Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, United States. Lucinda Backwell is a Researcher in the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 417 4 (print) 978 1 86814 637 6 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 606 pp Soft cover, 2005



Caves of the Ape-Men South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site


Five Hundred Years Rediscovered Southern African Precedents and Prospects
Edited by Natalie Swanepoel, Amanda Esterhuysen and Philip Bonner
The last 500 years represent a strikingly unexplored and misrepresented period in southern Africa’s past.  In this period key cultural contours of the sub-continent took shape, while in a jagged and uneven fashion  some of the features of modern identities emerged. Enormous internal economic innovation and political  experimentation was taking place at the same time as expanding European mercantile forces started to  press upon southern African shores and its hinterlands. This suggests that interaction, fl   ux and mixing were  a strong feature of the period, rather than the homogeneity and fi   xity proposed in standard historical and  archaeological writings. This book represents the fi   rst step by a group of archaeologists and historians to  collectively reframe and re-examine the last 500 years, and to challenge current thinking about the region’s  expanding internal and colonial frontiers. Natalie Swanepoel is an archaeologist at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. Amanda Esterhuysen is an archaeologist, and Philip Bonner a historian, both at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 474 7 (print) 978 1 86814 635 2 (digital) 245 x 170 mm, 296 pp Soft cover, 2008

Sterkfontein Early Hominid Site in the ‘Cradle of Humankind’
Amanda Esterhuysen
This guide to Sterkfontein is the second in a series of short books on South Africa’s World Heritage Sites.  Written by specialists and generously illustrated, the series aims to provide accurate and accessible  introductions to the sites, and to make the visit more meaningful and enjoyable for uninformed visitors.  Mapungubwe was published in 2005. Sterkfontein provides an easy-to-read overview of the geological  and fossil history of the Sterkfontein Valley. The remarkable record contained in the Sterkfontein Caves,  comprising thousands of animal, plant and hominid fossils, is simply presented and current debates are  explained. The use of visual markers from Sterkfontein enables visitors to identify essential features  and formations. Amanda Esterhuysen is an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 421 1 (print) 978 1 86814 678 9 (digital) 210 x 180 mm, 64 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover, 2007

Mapungubwe Ancient African Civilisation on the Limpopo
Thomas N. Huffman
Between AD 900 and 1300, the Shashe-Limpopo basin in Limpopo Province witnessed the development of an  ancient civilisation. Like civilisations everywhere, it consisted of a complex social organisation supported by  intensive agriculture and long-distance trade. The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, as it is now known,  was the forerunner of the famous town of Great Zimbabwe, situated about 200 kilometres to the north,  and its cultural connection to Great Zimbabwe and the Venda people allows archaeologists to reconstruct  its evolution.  This generously illustrated book tells the story of an African civilisation that began more than 1000 years  ago. It is the fi   rst in a series of accessible books written by specialists for visitors to South Africa’s World  Heritage Sites.   Thomas N. Huffmann is head of Archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 408 2 (print) 978 1 86814 649 9 (digital) 210 x 180 mm, 64 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover, 2005



Wilmot James
From genes to geology, medicine to music, bacteria to beauty, Wilmot James sheds light on a cornucopia of ideas. At the core is the triumph of science as enlightenment and liberation, a potent force for the public good. —Helena Cronin, London School of Economics  The modern scientifi   c discipline of genetics has helped us to understand the nature of humanity, and Wilmot  James has played a key role in promoting a popular understanding of it. James tells some compelling stories  about the genome: why we have different skin colours, how blood tells a special story of human history,  why the brain likes music, how smell works, why kids love bugs and the teaching of evolution. He gives  an account of a great South African scientist, Eddie Roux, who was known more for his politics, and of the  extraordinary naturalist Eugene Marais, who became known more for his Afrikaans poetry.  Wilmot James is Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance. He is an Honorary Professor in the Division of Human Genetics (University of Cape Town) and a Visiting Research Professor of the Open University (United Kingdom).

978 1 86814 515 7 (print) 978 1 86814 656 7 (digital) 200 x 130 mm, 208 pp Soft cover, 2010

Riddles in Stone Controversies, Theories and Myths about Southern Africa’s Geological Past
Hugh Eales
Riddles in Stone covers a variety of fascinating controversies and startling differences of opinion that  accompanied the evolution of the study of Earth Sciences in southern Africa. Over the centuries, debates  have raged amongst geologists, and between geologists and biologists, physicists and theologians, on  controversies such as the age of the Earth and its lifespan; Continental Drift; the origin of ore deposits of  gold, diamonds, copper and platinum; and Schwarz’s well-meaning but forgotten Kalahari Scheme. Although  scrupulously rooted in scientifi   c literature, this book maintains an accessible and entertaining tone and  shows how consensus amongst a majority may be proof of nothing. Geologists, challenged to interpret  events that took place billions of years ago, have drawn up theories and hypotheses which may appear either  absurdly dated or, from other perspectives, as cutting edge.  Hugh Eales is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Rhodes University, South Africa.

978 186814 447 1 (print) 978 1 86814 666 6 (digital) 245 x 190 mm, 432 pp Soft cover, 2007

Stars of the Southern Skies An Astronomy Fieldguide
Edited by Mary Fitzgerald
Few books are devoted entirely to the rich skies of the southern hemisphere. Stars of the Southern Skies  offers stargazers some unique insights into the night skies in their half of the world. A practical chapter  is devoted to choosing an instrument – from binoculars to telescopes – with which to view the moon, the  planets and the stars. The beauty and romance of the worlds around our world and the myths that have been  created around them are described in one chapter; comets and meteors are detailed in another. A chapter is  devoted to the Sun and Moon, a chapter to the planets. The text is complemented by superb illustrations –  star charts, photographs and graphics – making it a visual delight. This is a book for anybody who has ever  gazed in wonder at the glory of a star-fi   lled sky, and a must for all budding amateur astronomers. Mary Fitzgerald is a former Director of the Planetarium, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 410 5 (print) 240 x 180 mm, 144 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover, 2005




Nature’s Gifts   Why We Are the Way We Are


Invaded   The Biological Invasion of South Africa
Leonie Joubert
Photography by Rodger Bosch

978 1 86814 478 5 (print) 978 1 86814 646 8 (digital) 240 x 210 mm, 268 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover with gatefolds 2009

Invaded is a story about biological pollution – the plants and animals that have spread around the globe on  the back of human movement, those that have traversed the boundaries of natural habitats and have begun to  erode their new adopted environment. Joubert documents the grave consequences of humankind’s intended  and unintended introduction of alien species into South Africa. Working in close collaboration with the Centre  for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University, she brings to the general reader a scientifi   cally sound yet  accessible and important book. Invaded is, however, not a story of despair. Instead, it encourages scientists,  citizens and policy-makers to continue with their efforts to contain and eradicate invasive alien species. It is a  book for the guardians of the South African environment.

Boiling Point People in a Changing Climate
Leonie Joubert
Climate change is the biggest moral problem of our time, as people who have contributed least to the pollution  responsible for global warming are increasingly understood to be most vulnerable to the shifting environment  around them. In Boiling Point, Joubert embarks on a journey in which she explores the lives of some South  Africans affected by this phenomenon: a rooibos tea farmer in the Northern Cape, a traditional fi   sherman in  Lambert’s Bay, a farmer in the centre of the Free State’s maize belt, a political refugee in Pietermaritzburg and  a sangoma in Limpopo mining country.  Most of these communities live on a knife-edge because of poverty and  their dependence on an already capricious natural environment. Boiling Point considers what might happen to  them as normal weather trends are amplifi   ed in a hotter world.

978 1 86814 467 9 (print) 978 1 86814 620 8 (digital) 210 x 180 mm, 264 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover, 2008

Scorched South Africa’s Changing Climate 
Leonie Joubert
Scorched is a vivid journey through southern Africa’s mesmerising landscapes as climate change sets in.  It wanders through the KZN Midlands to capture the last faltering calls of a rain frog that was named after  the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. The author pauses for thought following an elephant stampede to consider how  savannahs might shift in an altered climate. She trails the wading birds of the West Coast into the high Arctic  tundra for their annual breeding season before returning to a Cape which is crisping over as drought continues  to grip the province. The world is shifting its shape around these plants and animals. In places it is warming  and drying, elsewhere the rains come in greater deluges. Some are abandoned as species retreat before the  onslaught of rising greenhouse gases and altered weather patterns.  Scorched ponders the morality of the  changes humankind has wrought, and the future of life as we know it.

978 1 86814 437 2 (print) 978 1 86814 668 0 (digital) 210 x 190 mm, 264 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover, 2006

Leonie Joubert is a freelance science writer. Scorched: South Africa’s Changing Climate and Invaded: The Biological Invasion of South Africa, were awarded honorary Sunday Times/Alan Paton Awards. Boiling Point: People in a Changing Climate, is based on research funded by the 2007 Ruth First Fellowship.



Ara Monadjem, Peter John Taylor, F. P. D. (Woody) Cotterill and M. Corrie Schoeman
This full colour book includes chapters on the evolution, biogeography, ecology and echolocation of bats, and  provides accounts for the 116 bat species known to occur in southern and central Africa. The identifi   cation  of families, genera and species is aided by character matrices. The species accounts provide descriptions,  measurements and diagnostic characters, as well as detailed information on the distribution, habitat, roosting  habits, foraging ecology, and reproduction of each species. Photographs of the bats, including their skulls  and dentition, and accurate time-expanded echolocation call spectrograms illustrate the accounts. Species  distribution maps are based on the recorded localities of 6000 museum specimens. A comprehensive appendix  lists the accession number, locality and co-ordinates of every specimen represented on the distribution maps.  Ara Monadjem is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Swaziland; Peter Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Venda; Woody Cotterill is the ERANDA Research Fellow at the Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON) and Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Cape Town; Corrie Schoeman is a Lecturer in the School of Biological and Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

978 1 86814 508 9 (print) 978 1 86814 618 5 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 608 pp Full colour, illustrated Integrated cover, 2010

Elephant Management A Scientifi   c Assessment for South Africa
Edited by R. J. Scholes and K. G. Mennell
Elephants are among the most magnifi   cent – but also most problematic – members of South Africa’s wildlife  population. While they are sought after by tourists, they also have a major impact on their environment. As  a result, elephant management has become a highly complex and often controversial discipline. The South  African Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism convened a round table, which recommended that a  scientifi   c assessment of elephant management be undertaken to gather, evaluate and present all the relevant  information on the topic. Its main fi   ndings and recommendations are contained in this volume. Elephant Management is the fi   rst book of its kind, combining the work of more than 60 national and international  experts. Extensively reviewed by policy-makers and other stakeholders, it is the most systematic and  comprehensive review of savannah elephant populations and factors relevant to managing them to date.  Bob Scholes is an ecologist at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Kathleen Mennell is a Masters student in the Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics Research Group at the CSIR.

978 1 86814 479 2 (print) 978 1 86814 629 1 (digital) 245 x 170 mm, 645 pp Soft cover, 2008

Adaptive Herbivore Ecology Student Edition From Resources to Populations in Variable Environments
Norman Owen-Smith
The adaptation of herbivore behaviour is seasonal and locational variations in vegetation quantity and quality  is inadequately modelled by conventional methods. Norman Owen-Smith innovatively links the principles  of adaptive behaviour to their consequences for population dynamics and community ecology, through the  application of a metaphysiological modelling approach. The main focus is on large mammalian herbivores  occupying seasonally variable environments such as those characterised by African savannahs, but applications  to temperate zone ungulates are also included. Issues of habitat suitability are similarly investigated. The  modelling approach accommodates various sources of environmental variability, in space and time, in a simple  conceptual way and has the potential to be applied to other consumer-resource systems. Norman Owen-Smith is Research Professor in African Ecology and heads the Centre for African Ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 427 3 230 x 150 mm, 374 pp Soft cover, 2005




Bats of Southern and Central Africa A Biogeographic and Taxonomic Synthesis


People of the Eland Rock Paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen as a Refl   ection of  their Life and Thought
Patricia Vinnicombe
First published in 1976, People of the Eland helped to lay the foundations for a new generation of  research into the meaning of prehistoric art. It was the fi   rst major step away from the outsider’s  view upon San rock art that had dominated studies of rock art for nearly a century. The book, an  account of the rock art of the San of the Drakensberg Range, was also about the mountain San  themselves: their lives, their beliefs, their culture and their history during colonisation. It quickly  became clear to Vinnicombe that the art refl   ected the most deeply held San beliefs and symbols  and she tried to gain an insider’s view of the rock art using San understandings of the world. This  approach and this understanding have now become the standard for all those working with San  rock art. Whilst this early knowledge of San art has been built upon considerably since 1976,  Vinnicombe’s contribution remains a cornerstone of our current understanding. Reprinted here  in full colour, with the original artwork and photographs, People of the Eland remains a seminal  work, the impact of which cannot be underestimated. Patricia Vinnicombe was one of South Africa’s foremost rock art experts. She died in Australia in 2003.

978 1 86814 497 6 (print) 250 x 270 mm, 400 pp Soft cover, illustrated 2009

The Eland’s People New Perspectives in the Rock Art of the Maloti-Drakensberg  Bushmen
Edited by Peter Mitchell and Benjamin Smith
Only 1000 copies of People of the Eland were printed in 1976. It was neither reissued nor reprinted  and has become one of the rarest and most expensive of all books on the African past. In 2002,  Vinnicombe started to explore the possibility of republication, but she did not feel that the book  could be reissued without adding additional sections to explain how knowledge had expanded  in the decades since its publication. Tragically, Pat died in March 2003. Peter Mitchell and  Benjamin Smith took up her challenge and brought together the leading scholars in the fi   eld to  write new sections to explain both how knowledge has changed since the publication of People of the Eland, and how current research is still infl   uenced by this landmark volume. The Eland’s People is a companion volume to People of the Eland that aims to provide a richer appreciation  of the importance of Pat’s original work, as well as allowing readers an overview of current  understandings of Drakensberg rock art. Peter Mitchell is a Professor at the School of Archaeology, St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Benjamin Smith is the Director of the Rock Art Research Institute (RARI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 498 3 (print) 978 1 86814 628 4 (digital) 250 x 270 mm, 256 pp Soft cover, illustrated 2009



978 1 86814 671 0 (digital) 245 x 200 mm, 328 pp Soft cover illustrated 2010 With Left Coast Press Rights: Africa only

Edited by Geoffrey Blundell, Christopher Chippindale and Benjamin Smith
It is largely through the work of David Lewis-Williams  that San rock art has come to be understood so well, as  a complex symbolic and metaphoric representation of  San religious beliefs and practices. This volume demonstrates the depth and wide geographical impact of LewisWilliams’ contribution, with particular emphasis on his  use of theory and methodology drawn from ethnography. Seeing and Knowing explores how to understand and  learn from rock art with and without ethnography. Because  many of the chapters are based on solid fi   eldwork and  ethnographic research, they offer a new body of work that  provides the evidence for differentiation between knowing  and simply seeing. The volume is unique in that it covers  such a wide geographic range of examples on this topic,  from southern Africa, to Scandinavia, to the United States.  Many of the chapters explore studies in rock art regions of  the world where variation and constancy can be observed  and explored across distances both in space and in time.

Geoffrey Blundell is Curator of the Origins Centre museum at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Christopher Chippindale is a reader in Archaeology and Curator for British Collections at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University. Benjamin Smith is Director of the Rock Art Research Institute (RARI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

  hapter 1.  C Chapter 2.  Chapter 3.  Chapter 4.  Chapter 5.  Chapter 6.  Chapter 7.  Chapter 8.  Chapter 9.  Chapter 10.  Chapter 11.  Chapter 12.    Chapter 13.  Chapter 14.  Chapter 15.  Chapter 16.  Chapter 17.  Rock art with and without ethnography  Geoffrey Blundell, Christopher Chippindale and Benjamin Smith Flashes of brilliance: San rock paintings of heaven’s things  Sven Ouzman Snake and veil: The rock engravings of Driekopseiland, Northern Cape,  South Africa  David Morris Cups and saucers: A preliminary investigation of the rock carvings of Tsodilo Hills, northern Botswana 
Nick Walker

Art and authorship in southern African rock art: Examining the Limpopo-Shashe Confl   uence Area 
Edward B. Eastwood, Geoffrey Blundell and Benjamin Smith

Archaeology, ethnography, and rock art: A modern-day study from Tanzania  Imogene L. Lim Art and belief: The ever-changing and the never-changing in the Far West David S. Whitley Crow Indian elk love-medicine and rock art in Montana and Wyoming Lawrence L. Loendorf Layer by layer: Precision and accuracy in rock art recording and dating Johannes Loubser From the tyranny of the fi   gures to the interrelationship between myths, rock art and their surfaces 
Knut Helskog

Composite creatures in European Palaeolithic art Thinking strings: On theory, shifts and conceptual issues in the study of Palaeolithic art 
Margaret W. Conkey

Rock art without ethnography? A history of attitude to rock art and landscape at Frøysjøen, western Norway 
Eva Walderhaug

‘Meaning cannot rest or stay the same’  Patricia Vinnicombe Manica rock art in contemporary society Tore Sætersdal Oral tradition, ethnography, and the practice of North American archaeology  Julie E. Francis and
Lawrence L. Loendorf

Beyond rock art: Archaeological interpretation and the shamanic frame Neil Price




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Seeing and Knowing Rock Art with and without Ethnography

Women by Women 50 Years of Women’s  Photography in South Africa
Edited by Robin Comley, George Hallett and Neo Ntsoma Introduction by Penny Siopis
978 1 86814 441 9 (print) 300 x 290 mm, 260 pp Full colour, illustrated Hard cover 2006 With the Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa
This book celebrated the fi   ftieth  anniversary of the 1956 women’s march  on the Union Buildings. It provides a  showcase of photographic talent, from the  early pioneers of social documentary to the  challenging images created by women in  South Africa today. As the struggle against  apartheid gained momentum in the 1970s  and 1980s, women photographers recorded  the drama unfolding across the land. More  recently, women have begun exploring a  different aesthetic and developing a wide  range of photographic practices in the  worlds of fashion, journalism, documentary and advertising. 

African Dream Machines Style, Identity and Meaning  of African Headrests
Anitra Nettleton
African Dream Machines takes African  headrests out of the category of  functional objects and into the more  rarefi   ed category of ‘art’ objects.  Styles in African headrests are usually  defi   ned in terms of western art and  archaeological discourses, but this book  interrogates these defi   nitions of style  and demonstrates the shortcomings of  defi   ning a single formal style model as  exclusive to a single ethnic group. Anitra  Nettleton’s drawings of each and every  headrest encountered are a major part of  the project.


978 1 86814 458 7 (print) 978 1 86814 612 3 (digital) 245 x 170 mm, 488 pp Illustrated Soft cover with gatefolds 2007

Robin Comley is a freelance picture editor and photographic consultant. George Hallett and Neo Ntsoma are award-winning photographers.

Anitra Nettleton is Professor in the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is the 2006 winner of the Wits University Research Committee Publication Award.

Uplifting the Colonial Philistine Florence Phillips and the  Making of the Johannesburg  Art Gallery
Jillian Carman
Uplifting the Colonial Philistine is a  thoroughly researched, account of the  unusual circumstances in which early  Johannesburg came to have an art  gallery with one of the most avant-garde  collections in the world. It describes the  characters who brought the Johannesburg  Art Gallery to its launch in 1910: Florence  Phillips, wife of one of the Randlord  patrons, and Hugh Lane, curator.  Containing 100 reproductions from the  original catalogue, this book unravels  the complex intertwining of personal and  socio-political agendas that made up the  fabric of the founding.

History after Apartheid Visual Culture and Public  Memory in a Democratic  South Africa
Annie E. Coombes
History after Apartheid analyses how  South Africa’s visual and material culture  represented the past while at the same  time contributing to the process of social  transformation. Coombes examines  how strategies for embodying different  models of historical knowledge and  experience are negotiated in public  culture – in monuments, museums and  contemporary fi   ne art. She explores the  dilemmas posed by a range of visual  and material culture including key South  African heritage sites, and highlights the  contradictory investment in these sites  among competing constituencies. 

978 1 86814 436 5 (print) 978 1 86814 686 4 (digital) 230 x 170 mm 480 pp Illustrated Soft cover with gatefolds 2006

978 1 86814 407 5 230 x 155 mm 384 pp Soft cover 2004 With Duke University Press

Jillian Carman was a curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery for twenty years. She is the 2005 winner of the Wits Research Committee Publication Award. 72

Annie E. Coombes is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom.

Life of Bone Art meets Science 
Edited by Joni Brenner, Elizabeth Burroughs and Karel Nel
Hominid fossils touch a responsive chord in people everywhere, who seem to have an inherent drive to know their beginnings. We want to know what the fossils have to say to us. There seems to be a magic in the fossilised bones that transcends time …. —Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar

978 1 86814 539 3 (print) 210 x 180 mm, 176 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover with gatefolds 2011

Life of Bone brings into sharp relief the abutting practices of the scientifi   c and the artistic, practices which  have co-existed since the beginning of our species. It is based on an exhibition at the Origins Centre at the  University of the Witwatersrand, which displayed the original fossil skull of the Taung child hominid alongside  artworks by Joni Brenner, Gerhard Marx and Karel Nel made specifi   cally in response to these evolutionarily  signifi   cant remains. This unique combination prompts a range of enquiries on the nature of both artistic and  scientifi   c disciplines, and encourages a dialogue between the very distant historic and the contemporary. 

Dunga Manzi / Stirring Waters
Edited by Nessa Leibhammer
Dunga Manzi / Stirring Waters showcases some of South Africa’s most treasured heritage in the form of  Tsonga and Shangaan art and culture. It tracks the history of these cultural groups through essays and a  wealth of images of material culture and art. Divided into four sections, the book highlights the histories  of the Tsonga and Shangaan, including a personal narrative of the Makhubele family. The second section  explores the magnifi   cent beading tradition and the third, the complex legacy of woodcarving from the late  nineteenth century to contemporary times. The historical trajectory, as well as the spectacular attire and  equipment of sangomas, form the subject of the fourth and last section. Nessa Leibhammer is a Professor in the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 449 5 (print) 278 x 215 mm, 232 pp Full colour, illustrated Soft cover with gatefolds 2007 With the Johannesburg Art Gallery

Dumile Feni Retrospective
Johannesburg Art Gallery • Curated and edited by Prince Mbusi Dube
My subjects are Africans because they are my people, but my message, the idea I am bringing to put across has nothing to do with racialism. —Dumile Feni Dumile Feni was one of Africa’s greatest twentieth century artists – painter, sculptor, poet and nascent  fi   lmmaker too. This lavishly illustrated, full-colour book is the most comprehensive collection of Dumile’s  work to date. It honours the artist’s work, sketches, paintings and sculptures, and provides intimate, quirky  photographs of Dumile himself, essays about him by great contemporary thinkers in the art world, poetry  about him and poetry by him.  Prince Mbusi Dube is the Education Curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery and also the Curator of the Dumile Feni Retrospective.

978 1 86814 442 6 300 x 240 mm, 248 pp Full colour, illustrated Hard cover, 2006 With the Johannesburg Art Gallery





Bury Me at the Marketplace Es’kia Mphahlele and Company. Letters 1943–2006
Edited by N. Chabani Manganyi and David Attwell
Chabani Manganyi published the fi   rst edition of Mphahlele’s selected letters twenty-fi   ve years ago under  the same title. Bury Me at the Marketplace suggested the energy and magnanimity of Mphahlele the man,  whose personality and intellect as a writer and educator would carve an indelible place for him in South  Africa’s public sphere. Despite the personal nature of the letters, the further horizons of this volume are the  contours of South Africa’s literary and cultural history, the international affi   liations out of which it has been  formed, particularly in the diaspora that connects South Africa to the rest of the African continent and to  the black presence in Europe and the United States.  This selection of Mphahlele’s own letters has been greatly expanded; it has also been augmented by  the addition of letters from Mphahlele’s correspondents.  N. Chabani Manganyi is a clinical psychologist, biographer and non-fiction writer. David Attwell is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of York, United Kingdom.

978 1 86814 489 1 (print) 978 1 86814 621 5 (digital) 230 x 155 mm, 528 pp Soft cover, 2010

Bushman Letters Interpreting /Xam Narrative
Michael Wessels
The Bleek and Lloyd Collection, which represents a rare and rich record of an indigenous language and  culture that no longer exists, has exerted a fascination for anthropologists and poets alike. How does one  begin reading texts that are at once so compromised and so unique?  Bushman Letters examines not only  the /Xam archive but also the critical tradition that has grown up around it, as well as the hermeneutic  principles that inform that tradition. It critiques these principles and offers alternative modes of reading.  The book accomplishes two things: it shows up problems with the ways the /Xam materials have been  approached by previous critics, and it suggests what their interpretations have left out in the course of its  own detailed and poetic readings of a number of narratives.  Michael Wessels is a researcher in the English Department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

978 1 86814 506 5 (print) 978 1 86814 622 2 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 356 pp Soft cover, 2010

Entanglement   Literary and Cultural Refl   ections on Post-apartheid
Sarah Nuttall
… a finger-on-the-pulse report from the cultural frontline of contemporary South Africa. —Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Entanglement aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence and  xenophobia as well as experimentation and desegregation, which characterises post-apartheid South  African life worlds. In her readings of literature, new media forms and painting, Nuttall moves away from  a persistent apartheid optic, drawing on ideas of sameness and difference, and their limits, in order to  elicit ways of living and imagining that are just starting to take shape and for which we might not yet have  a name. In the background of her investigations lies a preoccupation with a future-oriented politics, one  that builds on largely unexplored terrains of mutuality while being attentive to a historical experience of  confrontation and injury.  Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Nuttall is the 2008 winner of the Wits University Research Committee Publication Award.

978 1 86814 476 1 (print) 978 1 86814 632 1 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 216 pp Illustrated Soft cover, 2009



Ashlee Neser
This book is about the poetry, vision and context of one of South Africa’s most talented praise poets. The  author of fi   ve volumes of Xhosa poetry and performer of inspired and elegantly crafted izibongo (praise  poems), David Manisi saw himself as a man of multiple allegiances and identities at a time when these  markers of self were rigidly policed. He was for a time the most famous poet in Kaiser Mathanzima’s  court. He also wrote the fi   rst published poem about Nelson Mandela in 1954, hailing him prophetically as  ‘Gleaming Road’. Despite these early accomplishments, Manisi ended his career as a lonely performer in  American and South African universities. In the divided context in which he created poetry, Neser argues,  it was not possible for Manisi to articulate the package of identities that defi   ned him. The over-determined  public discourse, caught in meanings dictated by apartheid politics and the urban-centred resistance  movement, distorted and isolated Manisi’s poetry.  Ashlee Neser is a Researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is the 2010 winner of the Wits University Research Committee Publication Award.

978 1 86814 537 9 (print) 978 1 86814 679 6 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 280 pp Soft cover, 2011

Marginal Spaces   Reading Ivan Vladislavić
Edited by Gerald Gaylard
Ivan Vladislavić is one of the most signifi   cant writers in South Africa today. Internationally his stature rests  on his responsiveness to the contemporary, his humour, his honed style, his articulation of the search  for home within the urban, his delicate balance between immersion and objectivity. Locally he has been  positioned by critics as the voice of the ‘now’ in post-apartheid letters for his forensic analysis of South  Africa in transition from the exceptional and marginalised to the merely marginal. This edited volume  collects much of the signifi   cant and original critical material, ranging from reviews to interviews to full length  articles, so far published on Vladislavić’s individual works. In compiling the book, Gaylard has chosen critical  material of diverse opinion and form, from the scholarly to the casual and creative, in order to indicate the  wide-ranging and fertile responses that Vladislavić’s writing elicits.  Gerald Gaylard is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 536 2 (print) 978 1 86814 650 5 (digital) 235 x 155 mm, 376 pp Illustrated Soft cover, 2011

Mediations of Violence in Africa Fashioning New Futures from Contested Pasts 
Edited by Lidwien Kapteijns and Annemiek Richters
This book analyses the violence of recent African wars from the perspectives of people who experienced  and witnessed them. Two of the six chapters engage with South African mediations of violence. Liz Gunner  explores the ways in which song and performance in the a capella genre of the isicathamiya mediate a  complex cocktail of social and psychological violence in post-1994 KwaZulu-Natal. Diana Gibson introduces  the army kitbag (balsak) as a metaphor for the painful and dark memories of veterans of the border war  with Angola in the apartheid state, who experienced deep psychological, social, interpersonal, political and  historical disconnectedness as a result of the fi   ghting. 

978 1 86814 529 4 230 x 150 mm, 272 pp Softcover, 2010 With Koninklijke Brill NV

Lidwien Kapteijns is Professor of History at Wellesley College, United States. Annemiek Richters, physician and medical anthropologist, is Professor of Culture, Health and Illness at Leiden University Medical Centre and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, The Netherlands.



Stranger at Home The Praise Poet in Apartheid South Africa


Africa Writes Back The African Writers Series and the Launch of  African Literature
James Currey
The publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann provided the impetus for the foundation  of the African Writers Series (AWS) in 1962 with Achebe as Editorial Adviser. The AWS almost single-handedly  jump-started the rapid surge in African literary creativity by putting into print more than 300 works in less  than twenty years. The availability of these books throughout the world made it possible for universities  and secondary schools to begin to teach courses on African literature; in Africa itself this led to a profound  transformation of the curriculum in English. A whole new discipline of literary studies quickly emerged. None  of this would have happened so rapidily and so successfully had it not been for the pioneering role played by  the AWS. James Currey was the Editorial Director at Heinemann Educational Books in charge of the African Writers Series from 1967 to 1984.

978 1 86814 472 3 232 x 156 mm, 360 pp Soft cover, 2008 With James Currey Publishers (UK)

The Animal Gaze Animal Subjectivities in Southern African Narratives
Wendy Woodward
Many humans do not regard animals as complex beings. Instead, they objectify animals, relate to them as  ‘pets’, or see them simply as spectacles of beauty or wildness. By contrast, the southern African writers  whose work is explored in The Animal Gaze, including Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene  N. Marais, J.M. Coetzee, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Michiel Heyns, Marlene van Niekerk and Linda Tucker,  represent animals as richly individual subjects. The animals – including cattle, horses, birds, lions, leopards,  baboons, dogs, cats and a whale – experience complex emotions and have agency, intentionality and morality,  as well as an ability to recognise and fear death. When animals are acknowledged as subjects in this way,  then the animal gaze and the human response encapsulate an interspecies communication of kinship, rather  than confi   rming a human sense of superiority.  Woodward engages with the writings of Jacques Derrida, J.M.  Coetzee, Val Plumwood and Martha C. Nussbaum, in a way that compels the reader to think differently about  non-human animals and human relationships with them. Wendy Woodward is a Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

978 1 86814 462 4 (print) 978 1 86814 615 4 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 208 pp Soft cover, 2008

The Imagination of Freedom Critical Texts and Times in Contemporary Liberalism
Andrew Foley
At last, a view of literary studies that speaks to the real world where political conduct, social justice and individual freedom matter. —Laurence Wright, Rhodes University Andrew Foley explores the work of a number of writers who have responded, from a liberal viewpoint, to  critical moments when the idea of human freedom has come under threat. He presents a contextualised  discussion of the work of Alan Paton, Chinua Achebe, Ken Kesey, Seamus Heaney, Fay Weldon, Athol Fugard,  Mario Vargas Llosa, Ian McEwan and others, in order to pursue three interrelated aims: to reassess the  signifi   cance of these writers from a contemporary perspective; to clarify their political vision as liberal writers;  and to develop a case for liberalism as a coherent and compelling political philosophy. Andrew Foley is Head of the Department of English in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 492 1 (print) 978 1 86814 644 4 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 328 pp Soft cover, 2009



Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully
Displayed on European stages from 1810 to 1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman was one of the most  famous women of her day, and also one of the least known. Based on research and interviews that span three  continents, Crais and Scully reconstruct Baartman’s life and discuss the enduring impact of the Hottentot  Venus on ideas about women, race and sexuality. The book concludes with the politics involved in returning  Baartman’s remains to her home country, and connects Baartman’s story to her descendants in nineteenth-  and twentieth-century South Africa. Clifton Crais is Professor of History and Pamela Scully is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and African 978 186814 488 4 Studies, both at Emory University, United States. 235 x 155 mm, 248 pp Illustrated Hard cover, 2009 With Princeton University Press

Gerard Sekoto   ‘I am an African’
N. Chabani Manganyi Foreword by Es’kia Mphahlele
Considered increasingly as one of the earliest South African modernists and social realists, Gerard Sekoto  completed his most memorable work during the early and middle years of the 1940s. When he left for Paris in  1947, he was at the height of his creative powers. He spent 45 years as an exile in France, and during these often  diffi   cult times his talent, dedication, belief in the equality of all people and, most of all, his identity as an African  sus  tained him.  Chabani Manganyi’s bio    graphy is informed by the discovery, after Sekoto’s death, of a ‘suitcase of  treasures’, which contained previously unknown musical compositions, letters and a large quantity of notes,  writings and private documents.  N. Chabani Manganyi is a clinical psychologist, biographer and non-fiction writer.

978 1 86814 400 6 (print) 978 1 86814 640 6 (digital) 210 x 180 mm, 304 pp Illustrated in full colour Soft cover with gatefolds 2004

Tobias in Conversation Genes, Fossils and Anthropology
Phillip V. Tobias with Goran Strkalj and Jane Dugard
Tobias in Conversation invites the reader to embark on a journey through the life and work of Phillip Tobias. It  is based on a collection of interviews with the inter  nationally acclaimed scientist. Tobias is fi   rst and foremost  a human anatomist. Interviews range across such topics as research into the physical anthropology of living  peoples; studies of mammalian chromosomes; an invitation from Louis and Mary Leakey to describe the  hominid fossils they discovered; the identifi   cation, description and naming of Homo habilis; re-opening of the  Sterkfontein fossil site in 1966; Tobias’s political activism and medical ethics; and his personal philo  sophy  concerning religion and evolution.

978 1 86814 477 8 (print) 978 1 86814 680 2 (digital) 250 x 170mm, 360 pp Soft cover, 2008

Goran Strkalj is a biological anthropologist at Macquarie University, Sydney. Jane Dugard is a biologist who writes evolutionary materials for school textbooks.




Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus A Ghost Story and a Biography



Tshepang The Third Testament
Lara Foot Newton
In 2001 South Africa was devastated by the news of a brutal rape of a nine-month-old child who came to be  known as baby Tshepang. The media reported that she had been gang-raped by a group of six men. Later it  was discovered that the men had been wrongfully accused and that the infant had instead been raped and  sodomised by her mother’s boyfriend. Once the story of baby Tshepang hit the headlines, the scab was torn  off a festering wound, and hundreds of similar stories followed. Weaving together ‘twenty thousand stories’  (the number of reported child rapes in South Africa each year), Tshepang tells a story of love, forgiveness  and the diffi   culties of coming to terms with a violation of this magnitude.  Lara Foot Newton is a South African playwright, theatre director and producer.

978 1 86814 415 1 (print) 978 1 86814 683 3 (digital) 200 x 130 mm, 64 pp Soft cover, 2005

Zulu Love Letter
Bhekizizwe Peterson and Ramadan Suleman
Set against the backdrop of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Zulu Love Letter is a story of two  mothers in search of their daughters. Thandeka Khumalo is challenged with mending her estranged  relationship with her thirteen-year-old daughter, Simangaliso, who grew up with her grandparents because  of Thandeka’s career and political commitments. Tormented by a sense of guilt, Thandeka is compelled to  confront her experiences of detention and torture when ghosts from the past reappear. Me’Tau, the mother  of a young activist (Dineo) whose assassination Thandeka witnessed and reported, wants Thandeka to help  in fi   nding Dineo’s body so that she can be given a fi   tting burial. Marking the ebb-and-fl   ow of the adults’  attempts to deal with the historical inheritances of apartheid is the ‘Love Letter’ that Simangaliso is weaving  as a gift to her mother. A colourful tapestry of beads, trinkets and buttons, the ‘Love Letter’ encapsulates the  power of the arts in fostering memory-work, healing and love.  The script won the Special Jury Prize – Best  Script 2001, at the 15th Edition, Grand Prix du Meilleur Scenariste, Paris. Bhekizizwe Peterson and Ramadan Suleman are directors of Natives At Large, a film and television production company. Peterson is also Associate Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 496 9 (print) 978 1 86814 505 8 (print with DVD) 978 1 86814 693 2 (digital) 210 x 180 mm, 128 pp Soft cover, illustrated, 2009

At this Stage Plays from Post-apartheid South Africa
Edited by Greg Homann
As South Africa continues to advance towards the fulfi   lment of its visionary constitution, signifi   cant shifts in  the mode, style and theme of its nation’s theatre have begun to take hold. The four plays in this collection  offer insights into an emerging national identity in their exploration of the themes of reconciliation,  matriarchy, justice, accountability, corruption, truth, memory and violence. Editor and theatre director  Greg Homann argues that South African playwrights have surfaced into a new period, in which the mode  of representation has shifted to match a democratic society grappling with multiple points of view. The  following plays are included: ‘Reach!’ by Lara Foot Newton, ‘Some Mothers’ Sons’ by Mike van Graan,  ‘Shwele Bawo!’ by Motshabi Tyelele and ‘Dream of the Dog’ by Craig Higginson. Greg Homann is a Lecturer in South African Theatre at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 493 8 (print) 978 1 86814 617 8 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 186 pp Soft cover, illustrated, 2009


John Kani
Nothing but the Truth is the story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation,  and the ambiguities of freedom. Nothing but the Truth (2002) was John Kani’s debut as sole playwright  and was fi   rst performed in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Award for  best actor and best new South African play. In the same year Kani was also awarded a special Obie award  for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the United States. This play was selected by the South  African National Department of Education for study in Grade 12. A new scholar’s edition, co-published with  Macmillan South Africa, has been released which meets all requirements of the department. 

978 1 86814 389 4 (print) 978 1 86814 657 4 (digital) 200 x 130 mm, 72 pp Soft cover, 2002

John Kani co-wrote famous plays such as The Island with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona. Nothing but the Truth marks his debut as sole playwright.

Macmillan/WUP scholar’s edition: 978 1 77030 317 1, Soft cover, 2008. (Available from Macmillan South Africa, Tel. +27 11 731 3300)

Love, Crime and Johannesburg A Musical
Junction Avenue Theatre Company Introduction by Malcolm Purkey and Carol Steinburg
Love, Crime and Johannesburg is the story of Jimmy ‘Long Legs’ Mangane, a people’s poet involved in the  struggle, who is accused of robbing a bank.  He passionately asserts his innocence, claiming to work for the  ‘secret secret service’. Lewis, his old friend and comrade from the struggle, now owns a bank. How did this  happen? The man of the struggle is now a man of accounts. Added to the mix is an old-style gangster, two  girlfriends, a Jewish father and a very unusual Chief of Police. Described as one of the fi   rst genuine postapartheid plays, Love, Crime and Johannesburg is a witty, light-hearted account of life in the City of Gold at  the turn of the millennium. Winner of the 2000 Vita Award for best script of a new South African Play.

978 1 86814 354 2 (print) 978 1 86814 648 2 (digital) 200 x 130 mm, 80 pp Soft cover, 2000

Junction Avenue Theatre Company Introduction by Malcolm Purkey
A truly superb production .... It is subtle, sophisticated, polished, warm, informative and much more – in short bloody wonderful. —Charles van Onselen, historian  Sophiatown was the ‘Chicago of South Africa’, a vibrant community that produced not only gangsters and  shebeen queens but leading journalists, writers, musicians and politicians, and gave urban African culture  its rhythm and style. This play, based on the life history of Sophiatown, opened at the Market Theatre in  Johannesburg in February 1986 to great acclaim. The play won the AA Life Vita Award for Playwright of the  Year 1985/86. This edition of the play includes an introduction which sets the work in its historical context. The Junction Avenue Theatre Company was founded in Johannesburg in the 1970s.

978 1 86814 236 1 (print) 978 1 86814 673 4 (digital) 200 x 130 mm, 96 pp Soft cover, 1993




Nothing but the Truth


Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating
Zakes Mda
Cupidity, corruption and conciliation  are the themes of the three plays in this  collection: The Mother of all Eating, a  one-hander, with its central character  a corrupt Lesotho offi   cial, is a grinding  satire on materialism. You Fool, How Can the Sky Fall? is an unbridled study  in grotesquerie, refl   ecting a belief  that government by those who inherit  a revolution is almost inevitably, in  the fi   rst decade or two, hijacked by  the smart operators. The Bells of Amersfoort, with its graphic portrayal of  the isolation imposed by exile, picks up  on the themes of the other two plays but  adds to them the concept of ‘healing’,  both of the soul and of the land.

Sorrows and Rejoicings
Athol Fugard Introduction by Anthony Akerman
In an old house in a small country town  three women gather in the presence of a  stinkwood table and their powerful  memories of the man they have just  buried. In Sorrows and Rejoicings, Athol  Fugard turns once more to his beloved  Karoo and to the themes of exile and the  importance of place that have permeated  so many of his plays. Anthony Akerman’s  accessible introduction situates the  play in the context of the body of  Fugard’s work.

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Zakes Mda is a multiple award-winning playwright, novelist, painter, composer and filmmaker. He currently teaches at the University of Ohio, United States.

Athol Fugard is one of South Africa’s and the world’s finest playwrights. His numerous plays have won many awards, been produced internationally and made into musical works and films.

My Life and Valley Song Two Plays
Athol Fugard
My Life is based on the diaries of  fi   ve South African girls who were  growing into womanhood in 1994. The  perspective of each young woman on  her country and her people is conveyed  with a mixture of naivety, exuberance,  warmth and humour. A small Karoo town  provides the setting for Valley Song,  which explores the theme of youth in  search of itself, and provides a lyrical  metaphor for the new South Africa in  which it was set, and has been termed  one of Fugard’s most endearing plays.

My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays
Athol Fugard Edited by Stephen Gray
In his introduction to this collection,  Stephen Gray states that ‘there can be no  artistic grounds on which to uphold a  belief that “short” implies “lesser”’; he  goes on to make the point that ‘Fugard  seems naturally to be most at ease when  working in compact dense forms’ . This  collection brings together all the available  shorter plays by Athol Fugard not  accessible to readers and performers, and  demonstrates through these plays the  crucial stages of Fugard’s develop  ment as  a great man of the theatre.

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The contributions of African women to their respective nations have been documented for generations as letters, speeches, songs, poems and other oralities, but never before have they been gathered together in one monumental work: The Women Writing Africa Project. This invaluable resource, originally published by Feminist Press in the United States, seeks to elucidate voices and stories that have been long ignored and are in need of telling.

The Southern Region
Edited by M.J. Daymond, Dorothy Driver, Sheila Meintjes, Leloba Molema, Chiedza Musengezi, Margie Orford and Nobantu Rasebotsa
Presenting voices rarely heard, some  recorded as early as the mid-nineteenth  century, as well as rediscovered gems by  well-known authors such as Bessie Head  and Doris Lessing, this landmark collection  reveals a living cultural legacy that will  revolutionise the understanding of African  women’s literary and cultural production.  The texts – ranging from communal songs  and folktales to letters, diaries, political  petitions, court records, poems, essays,  and fi   ction – demonstrate the critical role  played by women in cultural continuity and  resistance to oppression in six countries in  the region: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia,  South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

West Africa and the Sahel
Edited by Esi Sutherland-Addy and Aminata Diaw
The collection encompasses an epic cultural  history through the voices of women  repre  sented in twenty languages spoken    in an area encompassing twelve countries:  Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire,  The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry,  Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and  Sierra Leone.

978 1 86814 394 8 235 x 155 mm, 560 pp Soft cover 2003

978 1 86814 428 0 235 x 155 mm, 512 pp Soft cover 2005

The Eastern Region
Edited by Amandina Lihamba, Fulata L. Moyo, Mugyabuso M. Mulokozi, Naomi L. Shitemi and Saida Yahya-Othman
This volume highlights twenty-three  languages and fi   ve east African countries:  Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and  Zambia. It focuses on the daily lives of  women in retellings of personal sufferings  and triumphs, parliamentary speeches,  fi   ction, poetry and songs, and the roles of  women in creating an educated people in  nations free from colonial rule.

The Northern Region
Edited by Fatima Sadiqi, Amira Nowaira, Azza El Kholy and Moha Ennaji
The fourth volume in the series includes  more than 100 texts from Algeria, Egypt,  Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.  It includes works from 1500 BCE to the  present; from an Egyptian Queen’s  marriage proposal to contem  porary women  promoting new marriage and family laws.  Many names will resonate with modern  readers, including Leila Abou Zeid, Amina  Arfaoui, Salwa Bakr, Assia Djebar,  Nawal El Saadawi and Fatima Mernissi.  Important themes include polygamy, the  veil, education and political participation.

978 1 86814 459 4 235 x 155 mm, 512 pp Soft cover 2007

978 186814 490 7 235 x 155 mm, 636 pp Soft cover 2009




Women Writing Africa


The African Treasury Series
The African Treasury Series is a premier collection of texts by South Africa’s pioneers of African literature and written in indigenous languages. First published in the 1940s, the series provided a voice for the voiceless and celebrated African culture, history and heritage. It continues to make a contribution by supporting current efforts to empower and develop the status of African languages in South Africa.

Abantu Besizwe Historical and Biographical Writings, 1902-1944
S. E. K. Mqhayi Edited by Jeff Opland
Translated by Jeff Opland with the assistance of Luvo Mabinza, Koliswa Moropa, Nosisi Mpolweni and Abner Nyamende
S. E. K. Mqhayi (1875-1945) was born in the Eastern Cape and taught in and near East London and  at Lovedale. He helped to edit two local newspapers, Izwi labantu and Imvo zabantsundu before  retiring to devote himself to social upliftment schemes, to writing and translating. Mqhayi is one  of the greatest fi   gures in the history of South African literature, yet his achievement is not fully  appreciated because he wrote only in isiXhosa. He was the greatest of all isiXhosa praise poets,  whose concern with all the people of South Africa earned him the title ‘Imbongi yesizwe jikelele’,  ‘The poet of the whole nation’. Abantu Besizwe (The Nation’s People), the fi   rst new volume  of Mqhayi’s writing to appear in over 60 years, contains 69 historical and biographical essays  contributed to newspapers between 1902 and 1944 as originally published, with facing English  translations. The collection will confi   rm his status as a major South African author.

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The Nation’s Bounty The Xhosa Poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho
Edited by Jeff Opland
Translated by Jeff Opland with the assistance of Phyllis Ntantala, Abner Nyamende and Peter Mtuze
For nearly a decade Nontsizi Mgqwetho contributed poetry to a Johannesburg newspaper,  Umteteli wa Bantu. Very little is known about her life. She explodes on the scene with her urgent,  confrontational poetry on 23 October 1920, sends poems to the newspaper regularly from 1924 to  1926, withdraws for two years until two fi   nal poems appear in December 1928 and January 1929,  then disappears into the shrouding silence she fi   rst burst from. The poetry she left immediately  claims for her the status of one of the greatest literary artists ever to write in isiXhosa, an  anguished voice of an urban woman confronting male dominance, ineffective leadership, black  apathy, white malice and indifference, economic exploitation and a tragic history of nineteenthcentury territorial and cultural dispossession. The Nation’s Bounty contains the original poems  alongside English translations. 

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Jeff Opland is Visiting Professor of African Language and Literatures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Research Fellow in the Department of African Languages, University of South Africa, Pretoria.



Inkondlo kaZulu
B. Wallet Vilakazi
978 085494 068 4, 1935

Ukufa KukaShaka
Elliot Zondi
978 085494 079 0, 1960

J.J.R. Jolobe
978 085494 069 1, 1936

Pelong ya ka
S.M. Mofokeng
978 191980 579 5, 1962

Dintshontsho tsa bo- Juluse Kesara
Solomon Tshekiso Plaatje
978 085494 070 7, 1937

Ikhwezi Likazulu
J.M. Sikakana
978 085494 081 3, 1965

Hayani Mazulu
Aaron Phumasilwe Myeni
978 085320 026 0, 1969

J.J.R. Jolobe
978 085494 072 1, 1941

Isoka lakwaZulu
N.J. Makahye
978 085494 103 2, 1972

UGubudele Namazimuzimu
N.N.T. Ndebele
978 085320 018 5, 1941

Elliot Zondi
978 186925 065 2, 1986

S.E.K. Mqhayi
978 18692 511 5, 1943

Dipale le Ditshomo
N.P. Maake
978 085494 988 5, 1987

Amal’e Zulu
B.W. Vilakazi
978 085320 016 1, 1945

Motswasele II
L.D. Raditladi
978 191991 110 6, 1945

Diwani ya Muyaka bin Haji Al-Ghassaniy
W. Hichens

Tseleng ya Bophelo le Dithothokiso tse Ntjha
J.A.C.G. Mocoancoeng
978 085494 077 6, 1947

Pambo la Lugha
Shabaan Robert 

Kielezo cha Insha
Shabaan Robert 

S.M. Mofokeng
978 085494 078 3, 1952

Titles in the African Treasury Series are also available from Macmillan South Africa Tel: +27 11 731 3300 •





The Wits P&DM Governance Series explores the challenges and politics of governance and service delivery in unequal and limited resource contexts such as South and southern Africa. By focusing on public administration, institutional economics, development and good governance issues, it aims to contribute to the development of a knowledge base that informs governance policies and practices in southern Africa.

The Politics of Service Delivery
Edited by Anne Mc Lennan and Barry Munslow
Securing economic growth by ensuring  that its rewards are distributed to the  poor and marginalised through social  grants and effective delivery remains a key  challenge facing South Africa in the second  decade of democracy. This book examines  the obstacles to and, in a series of case  studies, refl   ects on lessons for delivery in  developing countries. 

African Security Governance Emerging Issues
Edited by Gavin Cawthra
Africa faces a range of security challenges.  This book is a result of research carried  out by the Southern African Defence and  Security Management Network (SADSEM)  on many new and emerging security issues.  The broad focus is on security governance –  the role of state and a wide range of social  978 1 86814 483 9 actors in the areas of both human and  (print) state security. The topics covered include  978 1 86814 613 0 policing transformation, intelligence  (digital) governance, regulation of private security  240 x 170 mm, 240 pp actors, challenges of nuclear proliferation,  Soft cover regional security, peace diplomacy and  2009 peace missions, the relationship between  With United Nations development and security and new  University Press challenges in governance of the military. Gavin Cawthra is Professor of Defence and Security Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 186814 481 5 (print) 978 1 86814 661 1 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 340 pp Soft cover 2009

Anne Mc Lennan is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Barry Munslow is a Visiting Research Professor at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management.

Security and Democracy in Southern Africa
Edited by Gavin Cawthra, Andre du Pisani and Abillah Omari
Southern Africa has embarked on one of  the world’s most ambitious security cooperation initiatives, seeking to roll out the  principles of the United Nations at regional  levels. This book examines the triangular  relationship between democratisation, the  character of democracy and its defi   cits, and  national security practices and perceptions  of eleven southern African states.  Progress will mean building multinational  institutions, entrenching democratic  practices, drawing on civil society and  integrating the southern African project  with that of the African Union. 

The State of the State Institutional  Transformation,  Capacity and Political  Change in South Africa
Louis A. Picard
In this book, Picard breaks new ground in  his exploration of the nature of the  South African state in the 1990s and  early twenty-fi   rst century. He argues that  the structural legacies of the apartheid  state embedded in systems of government  have a continuing infl   uence on the success  of the new democratic government in  South Africa. 

978 1 86814 453 2 (print) 978 1 86814 670 3 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 340 pp Soft cover 2007

978 1 86814 419 8 (digital) 978 1 86814 677 2 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 416 pp Soft cover 2006

Andre du Pisani is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Namibia. Abillah Omari is Director of the Mozambique/Tanzania Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Professor of Strategic Studies. 84

Louis A. Picard is Professor in the Division of International Development, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, United States.

Edited by Barry Mendelow, Michele Ramsay, Nanthakumarn Chetty and Wendy Stevens
The insights following the wake of the Human Genome project are radically infl   uencing our understanding of  the molecular basis of life, health and disease. The improved accuracy and precision of clinical diagnostics  is also beginning to have an impact on therapeutics in a fundamental way. This book is suitable for  undergraduate medical students, as part of their basic sciences training, but is also relevant to interested  under- and postgraduate science and engineering students. It serves as an introductory text for medical  registrars in virtually all specialties, and is also of value to the General Practitioner wishing to keep up to  date, especially in view of the growing, internet-assisted public knowledge of the fi   eld. There is a special  focus on the application of molecular medicine in Africa and in developing countries elsewhere. Barry Mendelow is Emeritus Professor, Wendy Stevens is Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, Michele Ramsay is Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Division of Human Genetics and Nanthakumarn Chetty is Head of the Platelet Research Unit in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, all at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and National Health Laboratory Service.

978 1 86814 465 5 (print) 978 1 86814 652 9 (digital) 280 x 210 mm, 518 pp Illustrated in full colour Soft cover, 2008

The Fundamentals of Human Embryology Student Manual 2nd Edition 
John Allan and Beverley Kramer
The Fundamentals of Human Embryology imparts to students a comprehensive overview of how the human  embryo forms, not only as a basis for the student of human anatomy, but also as a link to abnormalities  they may encounter in their clinical careers. Extensively illustrated with labeled line drawings, this concise  manual will meet the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Human Sciences.  Special features include separate chapters on the neural crest, the skull and osteogenesis, and in-depth  coverage of head and neck embryology, including the development of the tooth, for students of dentistry,  and speech and audiology. This Second Edition features an appendix of coloured photographs of congenital  abnormalities to help students form a more realistic idea of developmental abnormalities. John Allan is Emeritus Professor of Applied and Functional Anatomy in the School of Human Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Beverley Kramer is Head of the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, and President of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa.

978 1 86814 503 4 (print) 978 1 86814 638 3 (digital) 295 x 210 mm, 256 pp Soft cover, 2010

Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal A South African Perspective
Edited by Neil Harvey
This broad defi   nition can apply to turnarounds in almost anything – a life, an endeavour, a company,  a municipality, a non-profi   t organisation, a sporting team, a university, a government. Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal deals mainly with the turnaround of business organisations. The  strategic, fi   nancial, legal, human resources, marketing and operations, stakeholder management, political,  and internal and external aspects of turnarounds are evaluated in depth by leaders in their fi   elds.  Defi   nitions, stages of a turnaround, rapid appraisal and detailed analysis, recovery plan development and  implementation are covered. Change management, small business turnarounds, recruiting for a turnaround,  value management and value engineering, early warning signals and managing stress are all included in the  chapters. Case studies are written by people who have led successful South African turnarounds.      Neil Harvey led fourteen successful turnarounds across a variety of industries in Africa, Europe and the United States from 1968 to 1999. He has since been a professor at Rhodes University and adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University in the United States.

978 1 86814 519 5 (print) 978 1 86814 684 0 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 576 pp Soft cover, 2011




Molecular Medicine for Clinicians


Introduction to Engineering Graphics A Drawing Workbook
Errol van der Merwe and Charles Potter
Engineering Graphics forms part of every  engineer’s training. This interactive  workbook for the beginner engineer  has developed out of internationally  acclaimed research on spatial  perception methodology, and is written  to the requirements of the National  Qualifi   cations Framework.

Practical Anatomy The Human Body Dissected
Jules Kieser and John Allan
Practical Anatomy is a clearly written  guide to dissection and an account of the  biological, developmental and systematic  foundations of human anatomy. The book  is aimed at the second year medical,  dental and physiotherapy student. It  has built on the solid foundation of  Professor Phillip Tobias’s Man’s Anatomy,  incorporating all the features unique to  that work.

978 1 86814 335 1 (print) 978 1 86814 645 1 (digital) 297 x 210 mm, 304 pp Soft cover 2000

978 1 86814 309 2 (print) 978 1 86814 663 5 (digital) 297 x 210 mm, 416 pp Soft cover 1999

Errol van der Merwe is a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Charles Potter is Associate Professor of Psychology, both at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Jules Kieser is a Lecturer at the University of Otago Dental School in New Zealand. John Allan is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg.

Biology Skills Second Edition
Debbie Osberg
Using the topic of biodiversity as  background content, Biology Skills is  designed to teach the most important  techniques required for a science degree,  enabling the student to learn new  techniques at the same time as revising  the course work. Designed in the form  of a handy workbook, Biology Skills is  interactive and fl   exible enough to be used  by students in their own study groups or  in more formal tutorial groups with the  guidance of a tutor.

General Pathology Illustrated Lecture Notes
J. J. Rippey
General Pathology covers the study  of pathological or disease processes  in general with particular reference to  morphological changes. The book is  designed for second- and third-year  pathology students in the medical and  paramedical fi   elds. Topics covered  include cell injury, death and necrosis,  pigmentation, calcifi   cation, haemorrhage,  shock and oedema.

978 1 86814 327 6 (print) 978 1 86814 619 2 (digital) 297 x 210 mm, 256 pp Soft cover 1997

978 1 86814 240 8 (print) 978 1 86814 639 0 (digital) Second Edition 243 x 169 mm, 364 pp Soft cover 1994

Debbie Osberg is based at the General College of Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

John Rippey is a former Professor of Anatomical Pathology at the South African Institute of Medical Research, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.



C. M. Doke, D. M. Malcolm, J. M. A. Sikakana, B. W. Vilakazi
This is the original and fi   rst Zulu-English dictionary to be developed in South Africa. It was begun in the 1940s  by Wits University lecturers, C. M. Doke and B. W. Vilakazi. Vilakazi, who died in 1947, was the fi   rst published  Zulu poet and his collection, Amal’eZulu, is listed in the Top 100 African Books of the twentieth century. The  English-Zulu dictionary was published in 1958 by Doke, Malcolm and Sikakana. The fi   rst combined edition  of the two dictionaries (i.e. the present format) was published in 1990. The English-Zulu / Zulu  –English    Dictionary is still the defi   nitive dictionary in these languages. Various revisions have been undertaken over  the years to bring the orthography up to date. 

978 1 86814 160 9 (print) 978 1 86814 631 4 (digital) 210 x 150 mm, 1608 pp Soft cover, 1990

Encounters An Anthology of South African Short Stories
Edited by David Medalie
Among the twenty contributors to this anthology are Nobel Laureate, Nadine Gordimer; the immortal  chronicler of the Groot Marico, Herman Charles Bosman; award-winning authors Ivan Vladislavić’s, Ahmed  Essop, Mandla Langa, Dan Jacobson, Miriam Tlali, Christopher Hope, Mbulelo Mzamane and Chris van Wyk;  and the legendary icon of Drum Magazine, Can Themba. Compiled and introduced by David Medalie, this  selection ranges across time, culture and style. David Medalie lectures in the English Department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

978 1 86814 325 2 (print) 978 1 86814 630 7 (digital) 220 x 150 mm, 272 pp Soft cover, 1998

South Africa at Work Applying Psychology to the Workplace
James Fisher, Lesley-Anne Katz, Karin Miller, Andrew Thatcher
South Africa at Work highlights some of the core issues that shape South Africa’s contemporary working  environment, and shows how an understanding of psychology can assist managers in the effective running  of organisations and the promotion of effective employee relations. South Africa at Work will help both  managers and students understand the real-life complexities of organisational life in South Africa. James Fisher is a Professor of Psychology and Lesley-Anne Katz, Karin Miller and Andrew Thatcher are all Lecturers in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 381 8 (print) 978 1 86814 675 8 (digital) 240 x 170 mm, 224 pp Soft cover, 2003




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African Migration and Urbanisation  in Comparativ­ e Perspective
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Africa on the Move

African Postmodernism and   Magical Realism
Gerald Gaylard

After Colonialism

Law and Literature in the Time   of a Truth Commission
Mark Sanders

Ambiguities of Witnessing

And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses
Four Works
Zakes Mda 978 1 86814 222 4 1993

978 1 86814 424 2 2006

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Four Plays by The Junction Avenue Theatre Company
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At the Junction

Bessie Head: Thunder Behind her Ears
Her Life and Writing
978 1 86814 446 4 2007
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Angola, DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria,   South Africa, Sudan
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Inner-City Transition in Hillbrow, Johannesburg
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Bleakness and Light

978 1 86814 264 4 1995

978 1 86814 425 9 2006

Boy from Bethulie
An Autobiography
Patrick Mynhardt 978 1 86814 397 9 2003

Swiss Missionaries and Systems of Knowledge in South-East Africa
Patrick Harries 978 1 86814 448 8

Butterflies and Barbarians

Race and Politics in Springbok Cricket
Bruce Murray and Christopher Merrett

Caught Behind

A Centenary Selection of   Herman Charles Bosman’s Stories
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Celebrating Bosman


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A Social History of the Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1838
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Children of Bondage

South African Women’s Life Writing
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The Closest of Strangers

Understanding South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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Commissioning the Past

Music For and Against Apartheid
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Composing Apartheid
978 1 86814 456 3 2008

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Customs and Beliefs of the/Xam Bushmen

Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond
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Decolonization and Empire

Photographs by George Hallett,   Clarence Coulson, Jackie Heyns,  Wilfred Paulse and Gavin Jantjes
Edited by George Hallett and Peter McKenzie 978 186814 452 5 2007

District Six Revisited

Ethnic Pride and Racial Prejudice in Victorian Cape Town
Group Identity and Social Practice 1875-1902
Vivian Bickford-Smith 978 1 86814 289 7 • 1995 With Cambridge Universi­ ty Press (UK)

With Richards and NATO to Kabul
Greg Mills Foreword by Rory Stewart 978 1 86814 450 1 2007

From Africa to Afghanistan:

Rights and Property in   South African Land Reform
Deborah James 978 1 86814 443 3 2007

Gaining Ground?

Gandhi’s Johannesburg
Birthplace of Satyagraha
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Steffen Jensen 978 1 86814 471 6 2008 With James Currey Publishers (UK)

Gangs, Politics and Dignity in Cape Town

Hyperactivity and ADD
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Letters between Bessie Head,   Patrick and Wendy Cullinan 1963-1977
Compiled by Patrick Cullinan with a personal memoir 978 1 86814 413 6 2005

Imaginative Trespasser

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Improving Teaching and Learning

Investment Choices for South African Education
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Law and Sacrifice Towards a Post-apartheid Theory of Law

Appliqués by the Weya Women of Zimbabwe and Needlework by   South African Collectives
Edited by Brenda Schmahmann 978 1 86814 352 8 2000

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Reconstructive Debates in   Southern African History
Edited by Carolyn Hamilton 978 1 86814 252 1 1995

The Mfecane Aftermath

Post/memory, commemoration   and the concentration camps of   the South African War
Liz Stanley 978 186814 475 4 • 2008 With Manchester University Press (UK)

Mourning Becomes …




Access to Information in South Africa
Edited by Kate Allan 978 1 86814 491 4 2009

Paper Wars

From Pariah to Legend
Christopher Nicholson 978 1 86814 411 2 2005

Papwa Sewgolum

Paradise, the Castle and the Vineyard
Lady Anne Barnard’s Cape Diaries
Edited by Margaret Lenta 978 1 86814 390 0 2006

Who Killed the Cradock Four?
Christopher Nicholson 978 1 86814 401 3 2004

Permanent Removal

Portraits of African Writers
George Hallett Foreword by Keorapetse Kgositsile

Ethnicity, Identity, Gender and Race, 1772–1914
John M. MacKenzie with Nigel R. Dalziel 978 186814 444 0 2007 With Manchester University Press (UK)

The Scots in South Africa

Stories of Indian Women
Compiled by Alleyn Diesel 978 1 86814 454 9 2007


Selected Writings
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Sol Plaatje

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Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi
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Still Beating the Drum

Structure, Meaning and Ritual in the Narratives of the Southern San
Roger Hewitt 978 1 86814 470 9 2008 With James Currey (UK), Weaver Press (Zimbabwe) and Ohio University Press (US)

Belinda Bozzoli 978 1 86814 406 8 2004 With Edinburgh Universit­ y Press (UK)

Theatres of Struggle and the End of Apartheid

The War Against Ourselves
Nature, Power and Justice
Jacklyn Cock 978 1 86814 457 0 2007

We Write What We Like
Celebrating Steve Biko
Edited by Chris van Wyk 978 186814 464 8 2007

The ‘Open’ Years
Bruce Murray 978 1 86814 314 6 1997


Religious Thought and Political   Practice in Africa
Stephen Ellis and Gerrie ter Haar 978 1 86814 405 1 • 2004 With Christopher Hurst (UK)

Worlds of Power



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