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CATALOGUE 2012 | 2013

About WITS UNIVERSITY PRESS


Dear friends and colleagues

Wits University Press is 90 years old this year. The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg was born when the South
African School of Mines and Technology was awarded university status by an Act of Parliament, becoming operational on
CATALOGUE 1 March 1922. At its first Senate meeting on 27 March 1922, a proposal for the formation of ‘The University of the Witwatersrand
Press’ was accepted by then Principal, Jan H. Hofmeyr.
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The Press soon became an outlet for important research carried out at the University. Many flagship journal and book
publications started their long life span here. The journal Bantu Studies (later renamed African Studies), for example, was
first published by the Council of Education, Witwatersrand in 1921, and was taken over by the fledgling Press in 1923. Other
About WITS UNIVERSITY PRESS 1 CURRENT TITLES 52–87 important early publications include the Bantu (African) Treasury Series, the South African Journal of Medical Sciences
Cultural Studies 52–54
(according to the preface by Raymond Dart, this was ‘devoted to the purely scientific aspects of medicine’), English Studies
NEW TITLES 2–51 Urban Studies 54
in Africa and many inaugural lectures. Classics such as Tiyo Soga’s The South-Eastern Bantu (1930) and Percival Kirby’s The
History 2–13 Anthropology 54
Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa (1953) are still an important resource for researchers, despite their now
Media Studies 14–16 History 55–57
Cultural Studies 17–20 Politics 58–59 unsuitable titles.
Migration Studies 21 Sociology 60–62
International Relations 22–29 Psychol0gy 63 Of course, things have changed since then. The Press (since 2002 simply called ‘Wits University Press’) started publishing
Sociology 28 Migration Studies 64 manuscripts by academic authors from around the world, and in the 1980s became renowned as a publisher of engaged
Psychol0gy 30 Palaeoanthropology 65 political and historical works. However, its publishing programme was much broader and included genres such as theatre,
Natural Science 32 Archaeology 66 palaeontology, archaeology, literary studies and selected textbooks. After 1994 there was a trend towards ‘cross-over’
Rock Art 34 Popular Science 67 books, which are still based on academic research and subjected to peer-review but which appeal to both academic and
Art 36–39 Environmental Science 68 general readers.
Literary Studies 40–47 Natural Science 69
Biography 48–49 Rock Art 70–71
The publishing boom of the early 2000s has given way to more challenging market conditions. At the same time technological
Theatre 50–51 Art 72–73
innovations have opened up new possibilities for the publishing and marketing of books. And while we draw on our traditional
Literary Studies 74–76
strengths, it is vital that we embrace current and emerging business models. An exciting extension of our programme is the
Biography 77
Theatre 78–80 introduction of digital books, in both e-book and PDF formats. We are working with a number of e-retailers and distributors to
Women’s Writing 81 ensure that these digital editions become readily available to individuals, teaching institutions and libraries. Please consult our
African Treasury Series 82–83 website and social media pages for updated information as we develop this area: www.witspress.co.za
Wits P&DM Governance Series 84
Textbooks 85–87 Our 2012/2013 catalogue features current and forthcoming titles, as well as most of the titles on our backlist. Research in the
social sciences and humanities continues to flourish and we hope that our list has something to offer most readers!
BACKLIST 88–92

INDEX 93–96 Veronica Klipp (Publisher)

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(digital) One Hundred Years of the ANC
230 x 150 mm Liberation Histories and Democracy Today
384 pp
Arianna Lissoni obtained her BA and PhD in History from the
Soft cover Edited by Arianna Lissoni, Jon Soske, Natasha Erlank, Noor Nieftagodien and Omar Badsha
School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She is currently
a Postdoctoral Fellow at North-West University, Mafikeng.
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Jon Soske is Assistant Professor of Modern African History in the
On 8 January 2012, the African National Congress (ANC) of South on a variety of themes. These include the relationship between
Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University,
Africa, the oldest African nationalist organisation on the continent, Christianity and African nationalism; political biography; language
Quebec. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the
celebrated its one hundredth anniversary. This historic event has and the politics of performance; the production of ideas; popular
Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA) and the Wits Institute
been cause for celebration and has generated significant public movements; exile politics; and the complex transformation of
for Social and Economic Research (WISER), both based at the
debate both within the ANC and South African society at large. the ANC from liberation movement to state-governing party. By
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His most recent
This centennial anniversary of the ANC is an opportune moment for moving away from utilitarian approaches to the history of the
publication is Boundaries of Diaspora: African Nationalism and
critical reflection on the ANC’s historical trajectory on the struggle ANC that have dominated contemporary discussions around the
the Indian Diaspora in 20th Century South Africa. Natasha Erlank
against colonialism and apartheid. This edited collection brings centenary, the contributions published in this volume suggest that
trained as an historian at the University of Cape Town. She has
together new work by a number of South African and international the relationship between the histories of earlier struggles and
a doctorate from Cambridge University. Noor Nieftagodien is
scholars and seeks to open up debate around various aspects of the present needs to be rethought in more complex terms. This
the Deputy Chair of the History Workshop and Senior Lecturer in
the ANC’s past. Covering a broad chronological and geographical timely contribution will certainly challenge hegemonic narratives
the History Department at the University of the Witwatersrand,
spectrum, using a diverse range of sources and multiple theoretical of liberation that have become an established part of the national
Johannesburg. Omar Badsha is a self-taught, award-wining artist
frameworks, the chapters in this anthology both build upon and discourse since 1994.
and photographer. He is the founder and Director of South African
extend the historiography of the ANC by offering new perspectives
History Online, a website and publishing venture on South
African history and culture.
CONTENTS

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

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(digital) The People’s Paper
240 x 170 mm A Centenary History and Anthology of Abantu-Batho A fascinating and … pioneering volume. For the first time the story of
the Abantu-Batho newspaper is told here, based on a massive amount
592 pp
Edited by Peter Limb of research. The book not only tells the story of a key newspaper, but
Illustrated
also sheds entirely new light on the early history of the ANC and the
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hitherto largely neglected social, economic and political history of
Africans on the Rand. An important, radical voice had been missing:
September 2012 This much-awaited volume uncovers the long-lost pages of had a regional and international focus, and by examining all
here it is restored. A timely and salutary reminder of the struggles in
the major African multi-lingual newspaper, Abantu-Batho. these dynamics across boundaries and disciplines the book
the face of great odds to expose and to challenge the injustices of
Founded in 1912 by African National Congress convener Pixley transcends established historiographical frontiers to fill a
early twentieth century South Africa.
Seme, with assistance from the Swazi Queen, it was published lacuna that scholars have long lamented.
— Brian Willan, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Rhodes University
until 1931, attracting the cream of African politicians, Distinguished historians and literary scholars, together
journalists, and poets S.E.K Mqhayi, Nontsizi Mgqwetho with exciting young scholars, plumb the lives and ideas of
Once this material is in the public domain, it will be impossible to
and Robert Grendon. In its pages burning issues of the day editors, writers, readers and allied movements. Sharing
write about this era of popular politics in South Africa without making
were articulated alongside cultural by-ways. Comprising the considerable interest in the ANC centenary, this unique
reference to Abantu-Batho and the key role it played. The many gems
both essays on and texts from the paper, it explores the book will have a strong appeal and secure audience among
in this book peel away the layers in the story of the paper. It deals
complex movements and individuals that emerged. The essays all interested in history, politics, culture, literature, gender,
with a much occluded aspect of South African politics, history and
contribute rich, new material to provide clearer insights into biography and journalism studies, from academics and
culture about which many scholars have commented over the years
South African politics and intellectual life. The Anthology students to a general public interested in knowing about this
but which no one has addressed.
unveils a judicious selection of never-before-published early ANC newspaper, its people and the stories that once
— Heather Hughes, Principal Teaching Fellow, University of Lincoln
columns from the paper spanning every year of its life, drawn captivated South Africans.
from repositories on three continents. Abantu-Batho also

CONTENTS

Preface Les Switzer THEMES AND CONNECTIONS


Chapter 6. Swazi Royalty, the Founding of Abantu-Batho,
PART 1 ESSAYS and Pan-Ethnic Nationalism in the Early South
Introduction: A Centenary History of Abantu-Batho: The People’s African Native National Congress Chris Lowe
Paper Peter Limb Chapter 7. Abantu-Batho and the Xhosa Poets Jeff Opland
Chapter 1. ‘Only the Bolder Spirits’: Politics, Racism, Solidarity, Chapter 8. African Royalty, Popular History, and Abantu-Batho
and War in Abantu-Batho Peter Limb Sifiso Ndlovu & Peter Limb
Chapter 2. ‘They Must Go to the Bantu Batho’: Chapter 9. ‘Johannesburg in Flames’: The 1918 Shilling Campaign,
Peter Limb is Associate Professor and Africana
Economics and Education, Religion and Gender, Love Abantu-Batho, and Early African Nationalism in
and Leisure in the People’s Paper Peter Limb South Africa Paul S. Landau Bibliographer at Michigan State University. He has
Chapter 10. Garveyism, Abantu-Batho and the Radicalisation of the written widely on South African history. His recent
FOUNDERS AND EDITORS African National Congress during the 1920s books include A. B. Xuma’s Autobiography and
Chapter 3. Pixley Seme and Abantu-Batho Chris Saunders Robert Vinson Selected Essays and Correspondence (2012), The
Chapter 4. Queen Labotsibeni and Her Role in Abantu-Batho: Chapter 11. An African Newspaper in Central Johannesburg: The ANC’s Early Years (2010), Grappling with the Beast
Gendering African Newspaper History Sarah Mkhonza Journalistic and Associational Context of Abantu-Bantu
(2010), and Nelson Mandela: A Biography (2008).
Chapter 5. ‘We of Abantu-Batho’: Robert Grendon’s Brief and Peter Limb
Controversial Editorship Grant Christison Conclusion Assessing the Decline and Legacy of Abantu-Bantu
Peter Limb

PART 2 ANTHOLOGY

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(digital) Ekurhuleni
200 x 240 mm The Making of an Urban Region
Phil Bonner is Professor of History at the University of the Witwatersrand,
272 pp Johannesburg, where he holds the National Research Foundation (NRF) Chair in
Illustrated Philip Bonner and Noor Nieftagodien Local Histories and Present Realities. He was historical consultant to and executive
Soft cover producer of a six-part documentary television series entitled Soweto: A History, which
was screened on Channel 4 in Britain, on SBS in Australia and SABC TV 1 in South
September 2012 Ekurhuleni - The Making of an Urban Region is the first academic Africa to considerable critical acclaim. He was co-curator of the Apartheid Museum
work to provide an historical account and explanation of the in Johannesburg. Bonner has published widely on urban and labour history. His most
development of this extended region to the east of Johannesburg recent book, co-authored with Noor Nieftagodien, is Alexandra: A History.
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-first Noor Nieftagodien serves as the Deputy Chair of the History Workshop and is
century, the region comprised a number of distinctive towns, all Senior Lecturer in the History Department at the University of the Witwatersrand,
with their own histories. In 2000, these towns were amalgamated Johannesburg. His most recent book is Alexandra: A History, co-authored with Phil
into a single metropolitan area, but, unlike its counterparts across Bonner. He serves on the board of the South African History Archives. His primary area
the country, it does not cohere around a single identity. of research is on liberation movements and local, urban history. He is currently writing
Drawing on a significant body of academic work as well as the histories of Orlando West (Soweto), the Vaal Triangle and the Chemical, Electricity,
original research by the authors, the book traces and examines Paper, Plastic and Allied Workers’ Union.
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 significant 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.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Origins and early days


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

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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,
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Johannesburg. His most recent book is Alexandra: A History, co-authored with
(digital)
Orlando West, Soweto 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. He
240 x 210 mm An Illustrated History is currently writing the histories of Orlando West (Soweto), the Vaal Triangle and
200 pp
the Chemical, Electricity, Paper, Plastic and Allied Workers’ Union.
Full colour Noor Nieftagodien and Sally Gaule
photographic
Sally Gaule is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the
section
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She teaches, researches and
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Until the end of the First World War, urban growth in Johannesburg Committee, Edwin Orlando Leake) in 1931, when thousands of practices photography. The core of her research explores the overlaps between

proceeded unevenly and haphazardly, but under the impact of a African families were evicted from urban slums in and around architecture, photography and urbanism. She has held photographic exhibitions
August 2012
wave of militant struggles by black workers and in the context of the city centre and moved there. The authorities described this on the built environment of Johannesburg and is currently working on an
the devastating impact of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the state as a ‘model native township’ that was supposedly planned exhibition on the demise of Johannesburg’s Top Star Drive-In. She is a member of
became determined to better manage the movement of Africans into along the lines of a garden city. The new location, it promised, the photographic advisory board at Museum Africa.
the urban areas and to place them in properly controlled locations. would be characterised by tree-lined streets, business
The promulgation of the Native (Urban) Areas Act of 1923 was opportunities and recreation facilities. Reflecting the views of
intended to meet these objectives. The Act was a hybrid piece of a somewhat conservative section of the African urban elite, the
legislation. On the one hand, it espoused the principles enunciated popular African newspaper Bantu World predicted on 14 May
by the Stallard Commission of 1922, which had infamously declared 1932 that the new township ‘will undoubtedly be somewhat
that an African ‘should only be allowed into the urban areas, which of a paradise [that] will enhance the status of the Bantu within
are essentially the white man’s creation, when he is willing to enter the ambit of progress and civilisation.’
and minister to the needs of the white man, and should depart Orlando West, Soweto illuminates the genesis of Orlando
therefrom when he ceases so to minister’. On the other hand, township and its well-known subsequent history, which is
when it empowered local authorities to set aside land for black inextricably linked with the lives of prominent South Africans
residential purposes, it recognised the need to create conditions such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, amongst many
for the settlement of an urban African population in order to others. A beautiful photographic essay complements the
provide a reliable supply of labour to secondary industry. testimony from residents, who describe the way things were,
The growing demand for housing led the government to and the way they are now, in the heart of Soweto, South
establish Orlando (named after the chairman of the Native Affairs Africa’s most iconic African township.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Origins
Chapter 2. Right to the City
Chapter 3. Place of Defiance
Chapter 4. Uncertain Times
Chapter 5. Good Times
Chapter 6. Work and Education
Chapter 7. Inspired by Black Consciousness
Chapter 8. The Students Uprising
Chapter 9. Making of a Middle Class
Chapter 10. Making a Revolution
Chapter 11. Photo Essay on Vilakazi Street

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Black and white Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign
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June 2012 Daniel Conway

Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign


explores the gendered dynamics of apartheid-era South Africa’s
militarisation and analyses the defiance 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 significant 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.

Daniel Conway is Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University CONTENTS

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

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uKhahlamba Prickly Pear


Umlando wezintaba zoKhahlamba/ The Social History of a Plant in the Eastern Cape
History of the Ukhahlamba Mountains
William Beinart and Luvuyo Wotshela
John Wright and Aron Mazel
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
The uKhahlamba mountains have been the home of many different groups of people for a very
space and time, and between people – fascinating and remarkable.
long time. Small groups of hunter-gatherers began living in rock shelters there at least 27 000
— Jonny Steinberg, author of Midlands and Three Letter Plague
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
While there are many studies of the global influence of crops and plants, this is perhaps the first
foothills and grazing their cattle into the mountains. From the 1840s, European settlers in the
social history based around a plant in South Africa. Plants are not quite historical actors in their
colony of Natal began laying out farms for sheep and cattle in the foothills of the mountains.
own right, but their properties and potential help to shape human history. In turn, the trail of
They drove out the San, and brought the African farmers under their domination. In the twentieth
prickly pear in South Africa has been profoundly affected by the plant’s biological characteristics.
century the settlers and their descendants began to use the land for purposes besides farming,
This book explains why plants such as prickly pear were not peripheral to many people in the
especially for developing tourism and leisure activities, and supplying water for industry.
Eastern Cape, and why a wild, and sometimes invasive, plant from Mexico remains important to
Africans became labourers on the farms and in South Africa’s towns and cities.
African women, such as Nowinile Ngcengele, in shacks and small towns.
UKhahlamba tells about the coming of these different peoples to the mountains, and
The central tension at the heart of this social history concerns different and sometimes
describes the different ways of life that they established, sometimes peacefully, sometimes
conflicting human views of prickly pear. Some accepted or enjoyed its presence while others
violently. It is an abbreviated version of Tracks in a Mountain Range (Wright and Mazel) and is
wished to eradicate it. The plant, as the book illustrates, became a scourge to commercial
published in dual format in English and isiZulu.
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 significant income for poor black families and
John Wright retired from lecturing in history at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in
especially for women. Debates about prickly pear have played out in unexpected ways over the
Pietermaritzburg at the end of 2005. He now lives in Johannesburg, and has honorary research 978 186814 528 7
last century and more.
posts in the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, the School of (print)
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 978 1 86814 685 7
William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and Director of Graduate Studies at the
Recorded Oral Evidence Relating to the History of the Zulu and Neighbouring Peoples (5 (digital)
African Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford University. Luvuyo Wotshela is an academic
volumes, in progress). Aron D. Mazel teaches at the International Centre for Cultural and
at the University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape.
Heritage Studies, Newcastle University, UK. Posts he has held include Assistant Director of the 220 x 200 mm 978 1 86814 530 0
Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg and Director of the South African Cultural History Museum in 96 pp (print)
Cape Town. Since 1979 he has undertaken extensive archaeological research into the hunter- Full colour, illustrated
gatherer history of the Thukela basin and the rock art of the Drakensberg. Other research Soft cover 978 1 86814 664 2
interests include the management and interpretation of tangible and intangible heritage (digital)
resources and the history of South African museums. May 2012
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CONTENTS Illustrated
Isandulelo Preface Soft cover
Isahluko Soku-1: Izintaba kanye nabaxoximlando Chapter 1: The mountains and the story-tellers Chapter 1. Prickly Pear, Brewing and Local Knowledge in the Eastern Cape, 2000-2006
Isahluko Sesi-2: Abazingeli-Abacosheli (kudla) kanye Chapter 2: Hunter-gatherers and farmers in the mountains Chapter 2. The Spread of Prickly Pear, 1750-1900 2011
nabalimi eziNtabeni Chapter 3: The Rock Paintings of the uKhahlamba Chapter 3. Early Debates about the Control of Prickly Pear
Isahluko Sesi-3: Imidwebo emadwaleni asoKhahlamba Chapter 4: A century of big changes: 1770s to 1870s Chapter 4. Experiments with Cactus in the Cape, a Miracle Fodder? 1900-1930
Isahluko SesiI-4: Ikhulunyaka loshintsho olukhulu, Chapter 5: The establishment of colonial rule in the mountains: Chapter 5. Eradicating an Invader: Entomologists, Cactoblastis and Cochineal, 1930-1960
iminyaka ye-1770 kuya eminyakeni ye-1870 1870 to 1900 Chapter 6. The Multi-Purpose Plant, 1950-2006
Isahluko SesiI-5: Ukuzinza komBuso wamaKoloni eziNtabeni: Chapter 6: ‘Modernisation’ comes to the mountains: Chapter 7. Scientists and the Re-evaluation of Cactus for Fodder and Fruit, 1960-2006
1870-1900 1890 to the present Chapter 8. Afrikaners and the Cultural Revival of Prickly Pear
Isahluko SesiI-6: Ukufika ‘kwempucuko’ ezintabeni, kusukela
Chapter 9. Conclusion: Back to the Brewers
ngonyaka we-1890 kuze kube yimanje

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(digital) Fight for Democracy
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Democracy for
The African National Congress and the Media in South Africa

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September 2012 Fight for Democracy is a penetrating and critical scrutiny of


the ANC’s treatment of the print media since the inception of
Glenda Daniels has been a journalist in South
Africa for over twenty years, having started her
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democracy in 1994. In this book, Glenda Daniels does not hide career at the then Weekly Mail in 1990. She has

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behind a veil of detachment, but instead makes a passionate just ended her term as advocacy co-ordinator

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argument for the view that newspapers and journalists play a at Amabhungane (M&G Centre for Investigative

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significant role in the deepening of democratic principles. Journalism), where she defended the space
Daniels’ study goes to the heart of current debates and asks for investigative journalists to do their work.
why the ANC, given its stated commitment to the democratic She gives talks and presentations throughout

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objectives of the Constitution, is so ambivalent about the freedom South Africa on media freedom and access to

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of the media. What would be the consequences of a revised media information issues. She also served on the

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policy on democracy in South Africa, and at what cost to freedom Right2Know leadership structures, and has just
of expression? taken up a new challenge at Wits Journalism, a
Daniels examines the pattern of paranoia that has crept research project on the State of the Newsroom
into public discourse about the media and the ANC, and the in South Africa. Fight for Democracy is her first This is an exciting and pertinent topic that comes at a watershed
conflictual relationship between the two. She argues that the ANC’s book publication. moment in South African history. The power relations between the two
understanding of democracy, transformation and development institutions – media and government – are strained and require careful
entails (amongst other things) the rallying of the nation behind its THE ANC AND MEDIA IN SOUTH AFRICA examination and reflection in order for society to benefit.
leadership as the premier liberation movement and democratically This book highlights the need for critical and reflexive analysis of
CONTENTS this relationship, and its overt advocacy certainly makes for
elected representative of the majority while morally coercing black
journalists and professionals into loyalty. Daniels challenges the compelling reading.
Introduction: The ANC and the Media Post-Apartheid
dominant ANC view that journalists are against transformation and —Nathalie Hyde-Clarke, School of Communication, University
Chapter 1. The Relationship between the Media
that they take instruction from the owners of the media houses; in and Democracy of Johannesburg
short that they are ‘enemies of the people’. Chapter 2. Media’s Challenges: Legislation and
Commercial Imperatives In a world where the media plays such a powerful role as a watchdog,
Fight for Democracy is a timely publication in the context of the
Chapter 3. Race, Identity and ‘The Media’ guardian and disseminator of information, that not only influences
impending clampdown on media freedom and the twin threats of
Chapter 4. Freedom of Expression: the Case of Zapiro public opinion, but in essence shapes our morality, it is essential that
the Protection of State Information Bill (Secrecy Bill) and the Chapter 5. Social Fantasy: the ANC’s Gaze and the Media the individuals and groups who are affected be assured that this role is
Media Appeals Tribunal, both of which signify closures in South Appeals Tribunal
performed with utmost integrity and full accountability. [T]o strengthen
Africa’s democracy. Chapter 6. The Sunday Times: Mondli versus the former
Minister of Health, Manto and support constitutional democracy in South Africa, the need for a
Written in a polemical style, this is a work of activism that
Chapter 7. What is ‘Developmental Journalism’? free and independent, but accountable and responsible media, is not
will be essential reading for the informed public as well as those
Chapter 8. Concluding Reflections: Where is negotiable.
working in Journalism and Media Studies. It should interest
Democracy Headed? —Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector, in The Daily Maverick
all democrats, members of political organisations as well as
academics and Right2Know activists, locally and internationally.

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Radio in Africa Being Nuclear


Publics, Cultures, Communities Africans and the Global Uranium Trade
Edited by Liz Gunner, Dina Ligaga and Dumisani Moyo Gabrielle Hecht

Radio has been called ‘Africa’s medium’. Its wide accessibility is a result of a number of factors, Uranium from Africa has long been a major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons,
including the liberalisation policies of the ‘third wave’ of democracy and its ability to transcend including the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 2002, George W. Bush claimed that Saddam
the barriers of cost, geographical boundaries, the colonial linguistic heritage and low literacy Hussein had ‘sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa’ (later specified as the
levels. This sets it apart from other media platforms in facilitating political debate, shaping infamous ‘yellowcake from Niger’). Africa suddenly became notorious as a source of uranium,
identities and assisting listeners as they negotiate the challenges of everyday life on the a component of nuclear weapons. But did that admit Niger, or any of Africa’s other uranium-
continent. producing countries, to the select society of nuclear states? Does uranium itself count as a
Radio in Africa breaks new ground by bringing together essays on the multiple roles of radio nuclear thing? In this book, Gabrielle Hecht lucidly probes the question of what it means for
in the lives of listeners in Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone Africa. Some essays turn to something – a state, an object, an industry, a workplace – to be ‘nuclear’.
the history of radio and its part in the culture and politics of countries such as Angola and South Hecht shows that questions about being nuclear – a state that she calls ‘nuclearity’ – lie at
Africa. Others – such as the essay on Mali, gender and religion – show how radio throws up new the heart of today’s global nuclear order and the relationships between ‘developing nations’
tensions yet endorses social innovation and the making of new publics. A number of essays (often former colonies) and ‘nuclear powers’ (often former colonisers). Nuclearity, she says, is
look to radio’s current role in creating listening communities that radically shift the nature of the not a straightforward scientific classification but a contested technopolitical one.
public sphere. Essays on the genre of the talk show in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa point to Hecht follows uranium’s path out of Africa and describes the invention of the global uranium
radio’s role in creating a robust public sphere. Radio’s central role in the emergence of informed market. She then enters African nuclear worlds, focusing on miners and the occupational hazard
publics in fragile national spaces is covered in essays on the Democratic Republic of Congo of radiation exposure. Could a mine be a nuclear workplace if (as in some South African mines)
and Somalia. The book also highlights radio’s links to the new media, its role in resistance to its radiation levels went undetected and unmeasured?
oppressive regimes such as Zimbabwe, and points in several cases – for example in the essay on With this book, Hecht is the first to put Africa in the nuclear world, and the nuclear world in
Uganda – to the importance of African languages in building modern communities that embrace Africa. Doing so, she remakes our understanding of the nuclear age.
both local and global knowledge.

Gabrielle Hecht is Professor of History at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The
Liz Gunner is Visiting Professor at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II and the editor of
and Dina Ligaga a lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, both at the University of the 978 1 86814 550 8 Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War, both published by 978 1 86814 563 8
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dumisani Moyo is Research and Publications Manager at the (print) MIT Press. (print)
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa.
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Wisdom J. Tettey Liz Gunner Illustrated
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Christopher Joseph Odhiambo Stephanie Wolters 235 x 155mm Soft cover
Dumisani Moyo Tanja Bosch 368 pp PART 1 PROLIFERATING MARKETS PART 2 NUCLEAR BODIES
Dorothea E. Schulz Maria Frahm-Arp Soft cover Chapter 1. Imperial Projections and Market Chapter 7. The Nuclear Life of Radon • June 2012
Scott Straus Stephen R. Davis Devices • 1940-1976 1940-1976
December 2011 Chapter 2. Capitalism and Colonialism • Britain, Chapter 8. Transluscent Exposures • With MIT Press
Winston Mano Marissa J. Moorman
Namibia, and South Africa, 1968-75 Madagascar & Gabon, 1952-1975
Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi David Smith Rights: Southern Africa only
Chapter 3. The Price of Sovereignty • Niger and Chapter 9. Devices of Exposures • Instrumentation
David B. Coplan Monica B. Chibita With James Currey Publishers Gabon, 1970-1982 and regulation, 1975-2001
Dina Ligaga Rights: Africa only Chapter 4. Market Borders • Enframing Chapter 10. Invisible Exposures • South Africa,
International Trade, 1975-1985 1952-2001
Chapter 5. Trials and Performances • Chapter 11. Hopes for the Radiated Body •
South Africa & Namibia, 1970-1990 Namibia, 1976-2001
Chapter 6. The Yellowcake Road • Conclusion to Conclusion Uranium from Africa
Proliferating Markets

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The AIDS Conspiracy
Soft cover Science Fights Back
May 2012 Nicoli Nattrass

With Columbia Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and
University Press dangerous hypotheses have been advanced as to the origins of
Rights: Southern the disease. In this compelling book, Nicoli Nattrass explores the
Africa only social and political factors prolonging the erroneous belief that the
American government manufactured the human immunodeficiency
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. Nicoli Nattrass is Director of the AIDS and Society
Contemporary AIDS denialism, the belief that HIV is harmless A rigorous and illuminating investigation Research Unit at the University of Cape Town
and that antiretroviral drugs are the true cause of AIDS, is a more into the anatomy of AIDS conspiracies, and is visiting Professor at Yale University. She
insidious AIDS conspiracy theory. Advocates of this position make this book ought to be read by anybody is a recognised expert on the political economy
a ‘conspiratorial move’ against HIV science by implying its methods interested in the relationship between of antiretroviral treatment. Her research has
cannot be trusted, and that untested, alternative therapies science and ordinary people. helped change South African AIDS policy, and her
are safer than antiretrovirals. These claims are genuinely life- —Jonny Steinberg, author of Three Letter current work on AIDS denialism and conspiracy
threatening, as tragically demonstrated in South Africa when the Plague and Sizwe’s Test: A Young Man’s theories has informed the work of AIDS scientists
delay of antiretroviral treatment resulted in nearly 333,000 AIDS Journey through Africa’s AIDS Epidemic and activists across the globe. She is the author
deaths and 180,000 HIV infections that could have been prevented of Class, Race and Inequality in South Africa
– a tragedy of stunning proportion. co-authored with Jeremy Seekings and Mortal
Nattrass identifies four symbolically powerful figures ensuring Combat: AIDS Denialism and the Struggle for
the lifespan of AIDS denialism: the hero scientist (dissident Antiretrovirals in South Africa.
scientists who lend credibility to the movement), the cultropreneur
(alternative therapists who exploit the conspiratorial move as a
marketing mechanism), the living icon (individuals who claim to be
living proof of AIDS denialism’s legitimacy) and the praise-singer
(journalists who broadcast movement messages to the public).
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.

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

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Sonic Spaces of the Karoo Exorcising the Demons Within


The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary
South Africa
Marie Jorritsma
Edited by Loren B. Landau
Sonic Spaces of the Karoo represents a mature and intellectually aggressive treatment of a
musical and cultural soundscape rarely tackled. The author has crafted a truly unique treatment On 11 May 2008, residents of Alexandra Township turned violently on their neighbours, launching
of a musical culture that draws on deeply situated academic arguments ... [t]his book will be a string of attacks that, two weeks later, left 60 dead, dozens raped and over a hundred thousand
widely read and will appeal to a broad intellectual audience. displaced. Although not the most severe political violence in South Africa’s turbulent past, the
—Gregory Barz, Blair School of Music 2008 attacks reflect an important moment in the country’s post-apartheid, post-authoritarian
existence: a moment when the government’s legitimacy and the post-apartheid order were called
... a significant contribution not only to South African music studies but also to African into question.
studies generally – and gender and identity studies. The book foregrounds a marginal and It is these events and subsequent consequences for the ordering of power, population and
disempowered community, enhancing our awareness of an area of South Africa’s cultural history place that this book explores. Exorcising the Demons Within makes sense of recent anti-outsider
that was sorely neglected. More, it is a good ethnography, raising macro issues (politics, culture, violence by situating it within an extended history of South African statecraft that both produced
identity, gender, race, belief, power, ideology) out of what is essentially a micro study of a small the conditions for the attacks and has been reshaped by it. Drawing on an interdisciplinary team
group of women and a limited repertoire of music. of expert scholars and on new research, this is the first academic text to fully theorise the events
—Christine Lucia, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 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
Sonic Spaces of the Karoo is a pioneering study of the sacred music of three coloured people’s local debates into global considerations of the meaning of citizenship and the post-colonial state.
church congregations in the rural town of Graaff-Reinet. Jorritsma’s fieldwork 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 Loren B. Landau is a political scientist by training and Director of the African Centre for
of a living archive preserved by the community in the face of a legacy of slavery and colonial as Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is
well as apartheid oppression. Jorritsma’s findings counteract a lingering stereotype that coloured the author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid and Transformation in Western
music is inferior to European or African music and that coloured people should not or do not have Tanzania (2008) and has written extensively on sovereignty, humanitarianism and mobility in
978 1 86814 548 5 978 1 86814 535 5
a cultural identity. Sonic Spaces of the Karoo seeks to eradicate that bias and articulate a more Southern and Eastern Africa.
(print) (print)
legitimate place for these people in the contemporary landscape of South Africa.

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Marie Jorritsma completed her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2006
216 pp (digital)
and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her
Illustrated Loren Landau Jonathan Klaaren
research has appeared in accredited journals, African Music and South African Music Studies. Citizenship, Xenophobic Violence and Law’s Dark Side
Soft cover Introduction: Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, 235 x 155 mm
Her monograph, Sonic Spaces of the Karoo: The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Violence, and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa
Darshan Vigneswaran 296 pp
Community (2011) is co-published with Temple University. Last year, Marie was awarded
January 2012 Tamlyn Monson and Rebecca Arian ‘Separation Anxiety’: The Historical Origins of Soft cover
the prestigious Friedel Sellschop fellowship for young researchers at the University of the
Media Memory: A Critical Reconstruction of the May Xenophobia in the SAPS
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 2008 Violence
With Temple University Press Tamlyn Monson February 2012
Rights: Southern Africa only Christine Fauvelle-Aymar and Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti Making the Law; Breaking the Law; Taking the Law into
CONTENTS People, Space and Politics: An Exploration of Factors Ex- Our Own Hands: Sovereignty and Territorial Control in With United Nations
plaining the 2008 Anti-Foreigner Violence in South Africa Three South African Settlements University Press
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Challenges of Inscribing Coloured Voices
Chapter 2. Karoo People and Places Jean Pierre Misago Tara Polzer and Aurelia Wa Kabwe-Segatti Rights: Africa only
Chapter 3. Hidden Transcripts: How Hymns Reveal History Disorder in a Changing Society: Authority and the Micro- From Defending Migrant Rights to New Political Subjec-
Chapter 4. Senzeni na: Interrelationships Between the Music of Mission and Independent Politics of Violence tivities: Gauteng Migrants’ Organisations After May 2008
African Church Denominations Noor Nieftagodien Loren Landau
Chapter 5. Singing the ‘Queen’s English’: Church Choirs in Kroonvale Xenophobia’s Local Genesis: Historical Constructions Postscript: Demons and Democracy: Positive Values and
Chapter 6. Mothers of the Church: Women’s Society Music and the Politics of Gender of ‘Insiders’/‘Outsiders’ and the Politics of Exclusion in the Politics of Outsiderness in Contemporary South Africa
Chapter 7. Conclusion: Reflections on Karoo Sonic Spaces Alexandra Township

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Soft cover
From Eurafrique to Afro-Europa
June 2012
Edited by Adekeye Adebajo and Kaye Whiteman
With Hurst & Co.
Rights: Southern
Africa only In the high imperial period from the nineteenth century, some in the European Union. The volume concludes by examining issues of
Europe advocated the idea of ‘Eurafrique’ – a formula for putting migration and identity, especially in view of Europe’s controversial Adekeye Adebajo is an accomplished scholar who has authored
Africa’s resources at the disposal of Europe’s industries. After immigration policies and complex relations with the Maghreb and edited three books on peace and conflict issues in Africa.
tracing Europe’s historical attempts to remodel relations following and Mediterranean, as well as perceptions of past and current He is Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution
African independence from the 1960s and Europe’s own quest for European identity. (CCR), a top-rated global think-tank based in Cape Town.
unity, the book examines the current strategic dimensions of the The study concludes that Africa and Europe still appear not Adebajo was Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School
relationship, especially the place of Africa in Europe’s own need for to have fully escaped the burdens of history, and examines the of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Director of the
global partnerships. Key issues are then analysed, from trade and feasibility of elaborating and practising, in future, an ‘Afro-Europa’: Africa Programme of the New York-based International Peace
investment to the growing priorities of security and governance, a new relationship of genuine equality, partnership, and mutual Academy (IPA), a research and policy development institute. He
offering case histories of the role of key European players in Africa self-interest between both continents that sheds the baggage of has served on UN missions to South Africa, Western Sahara and
– France, Britain, Portugal and the Nordics – within the context of the ‘Eurafrique’ past. Iraq. His most recent publication is The Curse of Berlin: Africa
After the Cold War (2010).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction Kaye Whiteman Kaye Whiteman is a journalist and writer specialising in
PART 1 AFRICA AND EUROPE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
West African affairs but with wider interests in Europe-Africa
The Rise and Fall of Eurafrique: From the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 to the Tripoli EU-Africa Summit of 2010 Kaye Whiteman relations and international relations. A graduate in History
Paradise Lost and Found: The African Union and the European Union Adekeye Adebajo from the University of Oxford, he was Deputy Editor of West
PART 2 POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND STRATEGIC DIMENSIONS Africa magazine before moving to the European Commission in
Regional Integration in Africa: Lessons From Europe? Adebayo Adedeji Brussels where he dealt with development issues, especially
Europe, Africa, and Aid: Towards A Genuine Partnership Rob de Vos in Africa. He is currently a London-based Editorial Adviser to
South Africa and the EU: Where Lies the Strategic Partnership? Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott
The EU, the Maghreb, and the Mediterranean George Joffé Business Day (Nigeria) and writes for numerous publications
The EU and Asia: Lessons for Africa? Shada Islam such as The Guardian, The Annual Register, Afrique Asie and
PART 3 TRADE, INVESTMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT
Geopolitique Africaine. He is also a Research Associate at the
Global Africa: The Last Investment Frontier? Liam Halligan School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
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

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360 pp Region-building in Southern Africa
Soft cover
Progress, Problems and Prospects
April 2012
Chris Saunders, Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa and Dawn Nagar
With Zed Books
Rights: Southern How successful have southern African states been in dealing with
Africa only the major issues that have faced the region in recent years? What
can be done to produce more cohesive and effective region- This book adds to an already strong resource base for policy-
building in southern Africa? makers, planners, business leaders and scholars. It’s a smooth and
This original and wide-ranging volume, which draws on an easy read!
interdisciplinary team of African and African-based specialists, Chris Saunders is Emeritu­s Professor in —Simba Makoni, First Executive Secretary of the SADC
addresses the key political, socio-economic and security the Historical Studies at the Unviersity of
challenges facing southern Africa today. These include HIV/AIDS, Cape Town, and a research associate at the This timely and well-researched volume enriches the existing body
migration and xenophobia, land grabbing and climate change, Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town. of literature on regionalism in southern Africa with commendable no-
and the role of the UN, the EU, the USA, China and other external Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa is Senior Researcher nonsense clarity. It is carefully nuanced, engages the debate at more
actors in the region. It also looks at the Southern African Customs at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape than one register, and ought to become a primer on this subject to
Union, development finance institutions, and issues of gender and Town. Dawn Nagar is a Researcher at the academicians and practitioners alike.
peacebuilding. Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town —André du Pisani, The University of Namibia
In doing so, the book goes to the heart of analysing the
effectiveness of SADC and other regional organisations, suggesting This is likely to be one of the most important books of this decade
how region-building in southern Africa may be compared with on region-building in southern Africa. I highly recommend it.
similar attempts elsewhere in Africa and other parts of the world. — Margaret C. Lee, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This volume is unique: it takes a broadly Pan-African approach,


draws together reputable analysts, offers fresh perspectives on
CONTENTS
topical issues, and provides the basis for deeper research of key
Foreword Adekeye Adebajo PART 3 ECONOMIC INTEGRATION dynamics that could propel regional integration forward.
Introduction Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa, Dawn Nagar and Chris Saunders Economic Integration Dawn Nagar —Siphamandla Zondi, Institute for Global Dialogue, Tshwane
The Southern African Customs Union: Promoting
PART 1 HISTORICAL LEGACY Stability Through Dependence Richard Gibb
The Southern African Development Coordination South Africa’s Development Finance Institutions There has been an urgent need for an up-to-date volume on
Conference and Its Approaches to African Regionalism David Monyae southern Africa as a region, and for the expansive range of the
Gilbert Khadiagala region’s concerns to be fully and sympathetically addressed. This
The Southern African Development Community: PART 4 HUMAN SECURITY book will be indispensable to all who wish to understand southern
Between Cooperation and Development: An Insider Food Insecurity Scott Drimie and Sithabiso Gandure Africa and its regional dynamics.
Perspective Kaire M. Mbuende HIV/AIDS and Human Security Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa
­—Stephen Chan, The School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Migration and Xenophobia Francis Nyamnjoh and
PART 2 GOVERNANCE AND MILITARY SECURITY Patience Mususa
SADC’s Decision-making Architecture Chris Landsberg Climate Change Challenges David Simon
Elections and Conflict Management Khabele Matlosa
Peacekeeping: From the United Nations to the SADC PART 5 EXTERNAL ACTORS
Standby Force Chris Saunders The European Union Mzukisi Qobo
Gender and Peacebuilding Elizabeth Otitodun and The United States Nomfundo Ngwenya
Antonia Porter China Garth le Pere

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Peacebuilding, Power and Politics in Africa
Soft cover
Edited by Devon Curtis and Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa
November 2012

With Ohio Peacebuilding Power and Politics in Africa is a critical reflection The volume includes on-the-ground case study chapters on
University Press on peacebuilding efforts in Africa. The tensions and contradictions Sudan, the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Sierra Leone and Liberia,
Rights: Southern in different clusters of peacebuilding activities, including peace the Niger Delta, Southern Africa, and Somalia. The authors
Africa only negotiations; statebuilding; security sector governance; and adopt a variety of approaches, but they share a conviction that
disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration are exposed. peacebuilding in Africa is not a script that is authored solely in
Essays also address the institutional framework for peacebuilding Western capitals and in the corridors of the United Nations. Rather,
in Africa and the ideological underpinnings of key institutions, the focus on the interaction between local and global ideas and
including the African Union, NEPAD, the African Development Bank, practices in the reconstitution of authority and livelihoods after
the Pan-African Ministers Conference for Public and Civil Service, conflict. It looks at the multiple ways in which peacebuilding ideas
the UN Peacebuilding Commission, the World Bank, and the and initiatives are reinforced, questioned, reappropriated, and
Devon Curtis is Lecturer in the Department of Politics
International Criminal Court. redesigned by different African actors.
and International Studies at the University of Cambridge,
and a Fellow of Emmanuel College. Her main research
interests and publications deal with power-sharing and
governance arrangements following conflict, African rebel
CONTENTS
movements, and critical perspectives on conflict, peace
Introduction: The Contested Politics of Peacebuilding in Africa The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: and development. She is currently writing a book about
Devon Curtis Problems and Prospects peace-building in Burundi.
Funmi Olonisakin and Eka Ikpe
PART 1 PEACEBUILDING: THEMES AND DEBATES Financing Peace? The World Bank, Reconstruction, Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa was a Senior Researcher at the
Peace as an Incentive for War and Liberal Peacebuilding
Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town.
David Keen Graham Harrison
The Politics of Negotiated Settlements in an Era The International Criminal Court: A Peacebuilder Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department
of Liberal Peacebuilding in Africa? of International Relations at the University of the
Sharath Srinivasan Sarah Nouwen Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, a visiting scholar at the
Statebuilding and Governance: The Conundrums of International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and a
Legitimacy and Local Ownership PART 3 CASE STUDIES research officer at the Centre for Defence Studies at the
Dominik Zaum Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
University of Zimbabwe, Harare.
Security Sector Governance and Peacebuilding Rene Lemarchand
Eboe Hutchful Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in
The Limits of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Southern Africa: Namibia, Angola, and Mozambique
Reintegration Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa
Paul Omach Peacebuilding Through Statebuilding in West Africa?
The Cases of Sierra Leone and Liberia
PART 2 INSTITUTIONS AND IDEOLOGIES Comfort Ero, International Crisis Group
The Role of the African Union, New Partnership for Building Peace in Sudan: A Daunting Task
Africa’s Development, and African Development Musifiky Mwanasali
Bank in Postconflict Reconstruction and Oil and Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta
Peacebuilding Aderoju Oyefusi
Gilbert M. Khadiagala Peacebuilding Without a State: The Somali
Postconflict Peacebuilding as Statebuilding: The Experience
Case of the Pan-African Ministers Conference for Christopher Clapham
Public and Civil Service
Chris Landsberg

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Conversations with Bourdieu
The Johannesburg Moment
220 x 150 mm
248 pp Michael Burawoy and Karl von Holdt
Soft cover

February 2012 Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) is the most influential 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. Not much remains outside Bourdieu’s
sociological eye. His works are widely read across disciplines and
he was one of the most prominent public intellectuals in France.
Conversations with Bourdieu presents the first 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. Starting with Marx, Michael Burawoy is a British sociologist, best known as
and proceeding through Gramsci, Fanon, Freire, de Beauvoir the author of Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the
and Mills, Burawoy takes up the challenge Bourdieu presents to Labour Process under Monopoly Capitalism, a study on
Marxism, simultaneously developing a critique of Bourdieu and a work and organisations that has been translated into a
reconstruction of Marxism. number of languages. He is a world renowned proponent
Karl von Holdt, in turn, brings these conversations to South of public sociology who has engaged with Marxism
Africa, showing the relevance of Bourdieu’s ideas to a country he through-out his career, seeking to reconstruct it in the
never visited. Armed with Bourdieu, von Holdt takes up some of the light of the historical challenges of the late twentieth and
most pressing social and political issues of contemporary South early twenty-first centuries. He is a former president of
Africa: the relation between symbolic and real violence, the place the American Sociological Association and is Professor of
of intellectuals in public life, the intervention of gender in politics, Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.
the grappling with race, the critique of education, the importance CONTENTS
of habitus, the history and future of class mobilisation, and the Karl von Holdt is Associate Professor in the Society, Work
legacy of the liberation struggle. Chapter 1. Sociology is a Combat Sport: Bourdieu Meets
Bourdieu and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of
Conversations with Bourdieu pioneers a distinctive approach to the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He formerly worked at
Chapter 2. Theory and Practice: Marx Meets Bourdieu
doing social theory that is neither a combat sport nor an artificial Chapter 3. Cultural Domination: Gramsci Meets Bourdieu the National Labour, Economic and Development Institute
synthesis, but a way of pushing theory to its limits through Chapter 4. Colonialism and Revolution: Fanon Meets Bourdieu (NALEDI), a research unit linked to the Congress of South
dialogue – dialogue between theorists and dialogue between Chapter 5. Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Freire Meets Bourdieu African Trade Unions (COSATU). He is former editor of the
theory and the world it represents. The book is distinctive too in Chapter 6. Antinomies of Feminism: de Beauvoir Meets
South African Labour Bulletin and author of the ground-
pointing towards a new global sociology consciously rooted in a Bourdieu
breaking Transition from Below: Forging Trade Unionism
Chapter 7. Intellectuals and their Publics: Mills Meets Bourdieu
dialogue between the social realities and theoretical perspectives and Workplace Change in South Africa (2003). He currently
Chapter 8. Homo Ludens vs. Homo Habitus: Burawoy Meets
of North and South. The conversations were first presented serves as a Commissioner on the National Planning
Bourdieu
as Mellon Lectures at the University of the Witwatersrand, Chapter 9. Concluding Reflections Commission of South Africa.
Johannesburg in 2010.

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978 1 86814 578 2


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978 1 86814 579 9


(digital) Psychological Assessment in South Africa
245 x 168 mm Research and Applications
512 pp
Edited by Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft are Associate Professors
Soft cover
in the Department of Psychology at the University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Laher’s research interests
January 2013
This book provides an overview of the research related to provides in-depth coverage of a range of areas within the broad are in the fields of psychological assessment, in particular
psychological assessment across South Africa. The thirty-six field of psychological assessment, including research conducted personality theory and assessment, cross-cultural issues
chapters provide a combination of psychometric theory and with various psychological instruments. The chapters critically in relation to mental health and illness, and the interface
practical assessment applications in order to combine the interrogate the current Eurocentric and Western cultural hegemonic between religion and psychology. Cockcroft conducts
currently disparate research that has been conducted locally practices that dominate the field of psychological assessment. The research in the field of developmental cognitive psychology,
in this field. Existing South African texts on psychological book therefore has the potential to function both as an academic particularly intelligence, memory and language, as well as
assessment are predominantly academic textbooks that explain text for graduate students, as well as a specialist resource for cognitive assessment in the South African context. Both
psychometric theory and provide brief descriptions of a few professionals, including psychologists, psychometrists, remedial authors have published extensively in their fields and have
testing instruments. Psychological Assessment in South Africa teachers and human resource practitioners. been teaching psychometrics and psychological assessment
at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over a decade.

CONTENTS
Introduction Contextualising Psychological Assessment in South Africa Sumaya Laher Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) Tina Joubert and
and Kate Cockcroft Nadene Venter
The Millon Inventories in South Africa Rabia Patel and Sumaya Laher
SECTION 1 COGNITIVE TESTS: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Assessment and Monitoring of Symptoms in the Treatment of
WAIS-III Test Performance in the South African Context Ann Shuttleworth- Psychological Problems Charles Young and David Edwards
Edwards, E.K. Gaylard and S.E Radloff Assessment in Routine Clinical and Counselling Settings David Edwards
WISC-IV Test Performance in the South African Context and Charles Young
A.B. Shuttleworth-Edwards, A.S. Van der Merwe, P. Van Tonder and S.E. Projective Assessment of Adults and Children in South Africa Katherine
Radloff Bain, Zaytoon Amod and Renate Gericke
Senior South African Individual Scales Revised Kate Cockcroft The Use of the Thematic Apperception Test and the Children’s Apperception
Assessing School Readiness using the Junior South African Individual Test in South Africa Renate Gericke, Katherine Bain and Zaytoon Amod
Scales Linda C. Theron Projective Assessment Using the Draw-A-Person (DAP) and Kinetic Family
School Readiness Assessment in South Africa Zaytoon Amod and Deidre Drawing (KFD) in South Africa Zaytoon Amod, Renate Gericke and
Heafield Katherine Bain
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children Kirston Greenop, Jessica Fry The Rorschach in South Africa Marita Brink
and Diana de Sousa
The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System Zaytoon Amod SECTION 3 ASSESSMENT APPROACHES AND METHODOLOGIES
Dynamic Assessment in South Africa Zaytoon Amod and Joseph Seabi Ethical Perspective in Assessment Nicoleen Coetzee
The Learning Potential Computerised Adaptive Test (LPCAT) Marié de Beer Using Computerised and Internet-based Testing in South Africa
APIL and TRAM Learning Potential Assessment Instruments Terence Taylor Nanette Tredoux
The Griffiths Mental Development Scales Lorna Jacklin and Kate Cockcroft The ImPACT Neurocognitive Screening Test A. B. Shuttleworth-Edwards,
Neuropsychological Assessment in South Africa Marilyn Lucas V. J. Whitefield-Alexander and Se. E. A. Radloff
A Family Consultation Model of Child Assessment Zaytoon Amod
SECTION 2 PERSONALITY AND PROJECTIVE TESTS: CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL Qualitative Career Assessment in South Africa Mark Watson and
APPLICATIONS Mary McMahon
The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) in South Africa Psychological Assessment and Workplace Transformation in South Africa:
René van Eeden, Nicola Taylor and Cas Prinsloo A Review of the Research Literature Karen Milner, Fiona Donald and
Using the Fifteen Factor Questionnaire Plus in South Africa Nanette Tredoux Andrew Thatcher
The Basic Traits Inventory Nicola Taylor and Gideon P. de Bruin Assessment of Prior Learning: A South African Perspective Ruksana Osman
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) in South Africa Kathy Knott, Large Scale Assessment Studies in South Africa: Issues in Reporting to
Nicola Taylor, Yvonne Nieuwoudt and Fatima Bhabha Teachers Anil Kanjee
The NEO-PI-R in South Africa Sumaya Laher Conclusion Current and Future Trends in Psychological Assessment in South Africa:
Using the Occupational Personality Profile (OPI) in South Africa Challenges and Opportunities Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft
Nanette Tredoux

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(digital) Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands
240 x 210 mm Biology, Ecology and Conservation
400 pp
Illustrated in Mike Perrin
full colour
Hard cover
Parrots’ colour and charisma, coupled with the fact that they mimic
September 2012 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 confined 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 first 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 behavioural and ecological
characteristics of parrots, their species characteristics and
conservation biology. Current concepts in avian and conservation CONTENTS
biology are also discussed.
Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands is Chapter 1. Introduction
aimed at ornithologists, conservation biologists, avian ecologists, Chapter 2. Conservation Biology Mike Perrin obtained his BSc Hons at Royal Holloway College,
Chapter 3. Systematics University of London and his PhD at Exeter University. He
academics, bird watchers and parrot fans alike. It is well illustrated,
Chapter 4. Biogeography
with high quality original photographs, and includes distribution undertook a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Canada and
Chapter 5. Intelligence and Communication
maps, figures and tables. Chapter 6. Breeding Biology of African Parrots his first lecturing post was at Makerere University in Uganda.
Chapter 7. Diet and Metabolism of African Parrots Having then lectured for six years at Rhodes University, he
Chapter 8. African Longtailed, Vasa and Fossil Parrots took the Chair of Zoology at the then University of Natal, where
Chapter 9. African Parrots he is now Professor Emeritus and Director of the Research
Chapter 10. African Lovebirds
Chapter 11. Case Study of the Endangered Cape Parrot Centre for African conservation. He has contributed to a dozen
Chapter 12. African Parrots in Crisis books, about 250 scientific publications and supervised many
Chapter 13. African Parrot Action Plan post-graduate students.

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(digital) Working with Rock Art
240 x 200 mm Recording, Presenting and Understanding Rock Art Using Indigenous Knowledge
348 pp
Illustrated Edited by Benjamin Smith, Knut Helskog and David Morris
Soft cover
with gatefolds
This volume contains cutting edge contributions that consider strong representation from researchers in southern Africa and
September 2012 new approaches to three areas: the documentation of rock art; northern Europe, two leading centres for new approaches in rock
its interpretation using indigenous knowledge; and the art research. Working with Rock Art opens up a long overdue
presentation of rock art. Working with Rock Art is the first edited dialogue about shared experiences between these two centres,
volume to consider each of these areas in a theoretical rather and a number of the chapters are the first published results of new
than a technical fashion, and it therefore makes a significant collaborative research. Benjamin W. Smith is Director of the Rock Art Research Institute, University
contribution to the discipline. Since this volume covers the recording, interpretation of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is President of the Pan African
The volume aims to promote the sharing of new experiences and presentation of rock art, it will attract a wide audience of Archaeological Association and Research Editor of the South African
between leading researchers in the field. While the geographic researchers, heritage managers and students, as well as anyone Archaeological Bulletin. His research interests include the herder and farmer
focus is truly global, there is a dominant north-south axis with interested in the field of rock art studies. rock arts of Africa, the Batwa (Pygmy) rock art of central Africa, theory and
method in rock art studies and the role of rock art in modern society.

Knut Helskog is Professor of Archaeology at Tromsø University Museum,


CONTENTS University of Tromsø, Norway. His responsibilities include the management
Animals and humans: metaphors of representation in of the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act, salvage archaeology, archives,
ON DOCUMENTING ROCK ART
Rock art management: juggling with paradoxes and com- south-central African rock art Leslie Zubieta collections, museum exhibitions, popularisation and research. His research
promises, and how to live with them Anne-Sophie Hygen Ways of knowing and ways of seeing: spiritual agents and interests are oriented towards hunter–fisher-gatherer populations in northern
Expressing intangibles: A recording experience with /Xam the origins of Native American rock art David Whitley Fennoscandia with a special focus on the interpretation of rock art.
Rock Engravings Janette Deacon Shamanism, rock art and history: implications from a
Aspects of documentation for conservation purposes Central Asian case study Andrzej Rozwadowski
David Morris is Head of Archaeology at the McGregor Museum in Kimberley,
exemplified by rock art Terje Norsted
South Africa. His work involves collections management, museum display,
The spatial context of rock art sites: what might GIS have ON PRESENTING ROCK ART
to offer in the absence of a temporal resolution of rock Presenting rock art through digital film Paul Taçon public archaeological site management and contract archaeology. His
paintings? Thembi Russell Rock art at present in the past Lindsay Weiss research focus is the archaeology of South African hunter-gatherers and
Rock art in context – theoretical aspects of pragmatic The importance of Wildebeest Kuil: ‘a hill with a future, a herders with a particular focus on rock art.
data collections Tilman Lenssen-Erz hill with a past’ David Morris
Representing southern African San rock art: a move Theoretical approaches and practical training for rock art
towards digitisation D.Winnie Mokokwe tourist guiding and management Janette Deacon and
The routine of documentation Knut Helskog Neville Agnew
Prehistoric explorations in rock - investigations beneath Two related rock art conservation/education projects in
and beyond carved surfaces Trond Lødøen Lesotho Pieter Jolly
Scandinavian rock art in the past - the present - and the
ON UNDERSTANDING ROCK ART USING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE future Gitte Kjeldsen
Politics, ethnography and prehistory: in search of an The presentation of rock art in South Africa: what are the
‘informed’ approach to Finnish and Karelian rock art new challenges? Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu
Antti Lahelma Yellowstone, Kruger, Kakadu: nature, culture and rock-art
Ethnography, history, rock art: the significance of social in three celebrated national parks Catherine Namono and
change in interpreting rock art David Pearce Christopher Chippindale
Symbols on stone – in the footsteps of the bear in Finnish
antiquity Juha Pentikäinen

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(print) 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.
978 1 86814 581 2 — Carolyn Hamilton, NRF Chair in Archive and Public Culture, University of Cape Town
(digital)
Picturing Change
230 x 155 mm Art and Visual Culture at Universities in Post-Apartheid South Africa
256 pp
Illustrated in Brenda Schmahmann
full colour Brenda Schmahmann is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture
Soft cover at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She was the
Many universities in South Africa have acquired new works of art editor and primary contributor on Material Matters (2000) and
January 2013 for key spaces on their campuses. These works convey messages also the author of Through the Looking Glass: Representations of
about the advantages of cultural diversity, but recently acquired Self by South African Women Artists (2004), for which she won the
sculptures, paintings and tapestries also critically engage with Rhodes University Vice Chancellor’s Book Award.
histories of racial intolerance and conflict. A current concern
among tertiary South African institutions is the influence of British
imperialism or Afrikaner nationalism on aspects of their inherited
visual culture. Discussions from within the art world around the
curatorship of art, memorials, insignia and regalia has shed light
on these outmoded colonial value systems which universities now
wish to distance themselves from
In Picturing Change, Brenda Schmahmann explores the
implications of deploying the visual domain in the service of
transformative agendas. In other words, how do universities
reflect, through the visual objects on their campuses, on their
revisionist aims and endorsements of cultural diversity? While
most new commissions are innovative, there have been instances
in which universities in South Africa have acquired works of
art with potentially traditionalist – even backward-looking –
implications. And while imperatives to remove inherited imagery
may be underpinned by a wish to unsettle white privilege, there
have in fact been occasions in which such actions have served
to maintain the status quo. Further, while many expected that a
post-apartheid era would have freed artists from censorship, some
images produced or shown under the auspices of universities have
in fact been susceptible to proscription for supposedly articulating
hate speech. Schmahmann identifies and analyses a range of
approaches taken by universities and commissioned artists
CONTENTS
towards these ‘troublesome’ visual objects .
This study is the first to consider imagery at a range of tertiary Introduction
institutions in the country, and it is unique in its exploration of a Chapter 1. Negotiating sculptures and memorials
transformative ethos in the visual domain at universities. It will from the early twentieth century
Chapter 2 Rethinking university insignia
be invaluable to readers interested in public art and the politics
Chapter 3. New art acquisitions
of curating and collecting, and also to those concerned with the Chapter 4. Portraits of university officers
challenges involved in transforming contemporary universities into Chapter 5. Controversies
spaces welcoming of diversity in South Africa.

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978 1 86814 547 8 Visual Century Volume 1: 1907–1948 Visual Century Volume 2: 1945–1976
(boxed set of four
volumes) Edited by Jillian Carman Edited by Lize van Robbroeck
Each volume:
270 x 235 mm
Visual Century Volume one begins after the South African Between the end of the Second World
(Anglo-Boer) War, at a time when efforts were War and the Soweto uprisings, South
240 pp South African Art in Context 1907 – 2007 being made to unify the white ‘races’, and Africa was increasingly isolated from the
Full colour
ends with the coming to power of the Afrikaner international world as a result of its policies
Soft cover Gavin Jantjes (Project director) and Mario Pissarra nationalists. This volume provides critical of racial discrimination and extreme social
with gatefolds (Editor in chief ) perspectives on the ideological and institutional engineering. This volume addresses the fertile
frameworks for white and black artists of the cultural ambivalences of this period. These
November 2011 Visual Century is encyclopaedic in scope. period, and the art they produced. Discussions include the relationship between Afrikaner
—Janet Stanley, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, National of public art and architecture, traditionalist nationalism and the emergence of an ‘official’
Museum of African Art African art, and Western-style painting and sculpture are complemented South African art, which would come to be
with consideration of the roles played by museums, art eduation, art challenged by the steady increase in the
… a valuable contribution to literature on South African art. societies and exhibitions, art historical writing and patronage. Fresh number of modern black artists and new informal art centres. The impact
—Brenda Schmahmann, Fine Art Department, Rhodes University perspectives on the art of the first half of the twentieth century highlight of white patronage, the responses of migrant workers to rapid change, and
complexities that still resonate today. artists’ responses to the repressive political climate of apartheid, as well
Visual Century is an ambitious four-volume publication that as to emerging black nationalism, are all canvassed. The allure and impact
reappraises South African visual art of the twentieth century 978 1 86814 687 1 (digital) of European and American art, along with modernist discourses, for South
from a post-apartheid perspective. Wide-ranging and in-depth African artists both at home and in exile, not least the struggles of black
essays by over 30 contributors, including many of South Africa’s and white artists to define an African identity, are also explored.
leading art historians, cultural commentators and artists, make it
an indispensable resource for curators, historians, students and 978 1 86814 688 8 (digital)
artists. Lavish full colour illustrations, often of rare or seldom-seen
artworks, make this collection a treasure for all art lovers with an
interest in South African art. Gavin Jantjes is a South African artist Visual Century Volume 3: 1973–1992 Visual Century Volume 4: 1990–2007
Given the need to construct a national archive, this work is a currently based at Norway’s National
Edited by Mario Pissarra Edited by Thembinkosi Goniwe,
stellar example of what local research can achieve as we tell our Museum. Mario Pissarra is the founder of
own stories, especially against the broader movement for a more
Mario Pissarra and Mandisi Majavu
Africa South Arts Initiative (ASAI). Bracketed by porous transitional moments
inclusive international art history that recognises and celebrates in the early 1970s and 1990s, this volume The end of the Cold War and subsequent rise
the contributions made in South Africa. The project was funded by Contributors: Rasheed Araeen, Gabeba covers a period characterised by a of globalisation, along with the advent of
the National Department of Arts and Culture under Pallo Jordan, Baderoon, Vonani Bila, Jillian Carman, deepening of the struggle for democracy, democracy in South Africa, introduced new
and brings together a wide range of local writers and perspectives. Christine Eyene, Federico Freschi, Hazel at a time when historical preoccupations social and political orders, with profound
Friedman, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Melanie with race were increasingly intertwined implications for South African artists. The
Hillebrand, Gavin Jantjes, Z.P. Jordan, with burgeoning debates on class and essays in this volume critically address
Sandra Klopper, Juliette Leeb-du Toit, gender. The essays address a multiplicity some of the most notable developments and
Nessa Leibhammer, Sarat Maharaj, of ways in which artists responded directly visible trends in post-apartheid South African
Mandisi Majavu, Emile Maurice, Sipho and indirectly to the challenges of this art. These include South Africa’s entry into
Mdanda, Zayd Minty, Anitra Nettleton, period, mostly as individuals, but also through organisations. Resistance the international art world, its struggle to address its past, and artists’
Uche Okeke, Andries Oliphant, Mario and complicity, and the spaces in between, found expression in the use of persistent and often provocative preoccupations with individual and
Pissarra, Hayden Proud, Elizabeth Rankin, everyday themes, biblical sources, ethnically derived themes, subtle and collective identity. The widespread and often unsettling representation of
Colin Richards, Lize van Robbroeck, Judy extreme forms of humour, as well as through representations of conflict. the human body, as well as animal forms, along with the steady increase
Seidman, Ruth Simbao, Kathryn Smith, Challenging art was produced in community arts centres, universities and of new technologies and the development of new forms of public art are
Mgcineni Sobopha, Roger van Wyk and in public places, at a time when the cultural boycott simultaneously united also discussed. While much of the art of the period is open-ended and non-
M. Mduduzi Xakaza. and polarised artists, and exiles mediated the ambivalences of ‘home’. didactic, the persistence of engagement with socially responsive themes
questions the reductive binary between resistance and post-apartheid
978 1 86814 689 5 (digital)
art that has come to dominate accounts of before and after South Africa’s
democratic election.

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(print)

South African literary criticism has been rejuvenated by an emphasis


978 1 86814 593 5
on the materiality of book production and circulation, and the
(digital) Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa historical embedding of those institutions and practices that turned
texts into ‘works’ considered worthy of our attention. This elegantly
240 x 170 mm
Edited by Andrew van der Vlies framed collection of readable, provocative essays examines the
416 pp
Illustrated relations between the production and consumption of books to
Soft cover Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa is a field-defining contribution to the country’s literary scholarship. Andrew van der Vlies’s present a rich social history of South African print cultures. It is
introductory essay maps the conceptual terrain in a systematic and engaging way, illustrating its relevance to South Africa’s literary indispensible reading for anyone seeking to come to terms with the

and cultural history. The essays that follow demonstrate the archival richness and liveliness of the field, while opening doors to future processes and practices, both national and transnational, that have
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research. Beyond South Africa, the book will be exemplary in showing how book histories develop under postcolonial conditions. fashioned this country’s literature and the ways in which it is read and
— David Attwell, author of J.M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing (1993) and Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South understood.
African Literary History (2005), and co-editor of The Cambridge History of South African Literature (2012) — Michael Titlestad, Department of English, University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

This book explores the power of print and the politics of the book in collecting and libraries; print and transnationalism; Indian Ocean
South Africa from a range of disciplinary perspectives—historical, cosmopolitanisms; books in war; how the fates of South African
bibliographic, literary-critical, sociological, and cultural studies. The texts, locally and globally, have been affected by their material
essays collected here, by leading international scholars, address instantiations; photocomics and other ephemera; censorship,
Thought provoking, wide ranging in its subject material, and
a range of topics as varied as: the role of print cultures in contests during and after apartheid; books about art and books as art; local
dynamically edited, this collection marks a turning point in the study
over the nature of the colonial public sphere in the nineteenth academic publishing; and the challenge of ‘book history’ for literary
of book cultures in South Africa. These essays, exemplars of recently
century; orthography; iimbongi, orature and the canon; book- and cultural criticism in contemporary South Africa.
published work in the field, draw attention to the rich, interdisciplinary
seams of material uncovered by key exponents of South African
print culture history. The work as a whole demonstrates how one can
CONTENTS
engage with the confluence of text, people, history, culture, and print
INTRODUCTION Print,Text, and Books in South Africa Andrew van der Vlies technology in South African contexts. It will prove one of the first ports
of call for anyone wishing to undertake further journeys in this subject
SECTION 2. PRINT CULTURES AND COLONIAL PUBLIC SPHERES ‘Send Your Books on Active Service’: The Books for Troops Scheme During
the Second World War, 1939-1945 Archie L. Dick area in the future.
Metonymies of Lead: Bullets, Type, and Print Culture in South African Mis-
sionary Colonialism Leon de Kock From The Origin of Language to a Language of Origin: A Prologue to the — David Finkelstein, co-editor of The Book History Reader (2001) and
‘Spread Far and Wide over the Surface of the Earth’: Evangelical Grey Collect­ion Hedley Twidle The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland (vol. 4, 2007), and
Reading Formations and the Rise of a Transnational Public Sphere – co-author of An Introduction to Book History (2005)
The Case of the Cape Town Ladies’ Bible Association Isabel Hofmeyr SECTION 6. ORATURE, IMAGE, TEXT
Textual Circuits and Intimate Relations: A Community of Letters Across the The Image of the Book in Xhosa Oral Poetry Jeff Opland
Indian Ocean Meg Samuelson Written Out, Writing In: Orature in the South African Literary Canon
Deborah Seddon
SECTION 3. LOCAL/GLOBAL: SOUTH AFRICAN WRITING AND GLOBAL IMAGINARIES Not Western: Race, Reading, and the South African Photo Comic Lily Saint
Deneys Reitz and Imperial Co-option John Gouws
‘Consequential changes’: Daphne Rooke’s Mittee in America and South SECTION 7. IDEOLOGICAL EXIGENCIES AND THE FATES OF BOOKS
Africa Lucy Valerie Graham The Politics of Obscenity: Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the Apartheid State
Oprah’s Paton, or South Africa and the Globalisation of Suffering Peter D. McDonald
Rita Barnard ‘Deeply racist, superior and Patronising’: South African Literature
Education and the ‘Gordimer Incident’ Margriet van der Waal
SECTION 4. THREE WAYS OF LOOKING AT COETZEE Begging the Questions: Producing Shakespeare for Post-apartheid South
In—or From—the Heart of the Country: Local and Global Lives of Coetzee’s African Schools Natasha Distiller
Antipastoral Andrew van der Vlies
SECTION 8. NEW DIRECTIONS Andrew van der Vlies is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University
Under Local Eyes: The South African Publishing Context of J.M.Coetzee’s
Foe Jarad Zimbler The Rise of the Surface: Emerging Questions for Reading and Criticism in of London, and Research Associate in the Department of English Literature at Rhodes University,
Limber: the Flexibilities of Post-Nobel Coetzee Patrick Denman Flanery South Africa Sarah Nuttall Grahamstown. His areas of expertise include South African literatures and literary cultures, Anglophone
Sailing a Smaller Ship: Publishing Art Books in South Africa
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen
postcolonial writing, and print and book histories. He is a literary critic, historian and cultural sociologist,
SECTION 5. QUESTIONS OF THE ARCHIVE AND THE USES OF BOOKS
Colin Rae’s Malaboch: The Power of the Book in the
ˆ The University as Publisher: Towards a History of South African and author of South African Textual Cultures (2010). He reviews regularly for various publications such as
(Mis) Representation of Kgalusi Sekete Mmalebôhô Lize Kriel University Presses Elizabeth le Roux the Times Literary Supplement and Art South Africa.

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(digital) Shakespeare and the Coconuts
215 x 130 mm On Post-apartheid South African Culture
256 pp
Soft cover Natasha Distiller

June 2012
“The term ‘coconut’ is one of several edible designations,
including ‘bounty’ (from the American Bounty chocolate bar),
‘topdeck’ (a South African chocolate bar) ‘apple’, ‘banana’,
and, of course, ‘oreo’ (from the American Oreo cookie), used Natasha Distiller is a writer and academic
to designate someone who, due to his or her behaviour, currently based in Berkley, California. She was,
identifications, or because they have been raised by whites, is until recently, Associate Professor of English and
‘black’ on the ‘outside’ and ‘white’ on the ‘inside’. Chief Research Officer at the Institute for the
Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at the University Distiller examines Shakespeare’s place in South Africa’s
of Cape Town. Some of her previously published education and culture without universalising the contradictory
“In South Africa, the appellation ‘coconut’ is currently in
books include Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers forces that have made that position controversial and is thus
extensive circulation, and is closely tied to class mobility as
and the Oedipus Complex (2011); Horace Amoris: able to provide both a fascinating account of current South
indicated through speaking a specific kind of ‘white’ English.
The Collected Poetry of Rosa Newmarch, edited African culture and a precise analytical model with which to
When used by those who are claiming access to an authentic
and with an introduction and notes by John challenge the concept of a single ‘global’ or ‘post-colonial’
blackness of whatever shade, the term has derogatory
Holmes and Natasha Distiller (2010) and Desire Shakespeare.
implications of inauthenticity, artificiality and, sometimes,
and Gender in the Sonnet Tradition (2008). —Kate McLuskie, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies,
shameful or shameless aspiration.”
The Shakespeare Institute
(From the Introduction)

Natasha Distiller, of all scholars working on ‘Shakespeare’


and South Africa, asks the most interesting questions. She
In this book Natasha Distiller explores historic and contemporary
pushes us to think about our relationships not only to the oeuvre
uses of Shakespeare in South African society which illustrate the
of a Renaissance poet-playwright, but to race, discourses of
complexities of colonial and post-colonial realities as they relate
authenticity, national identifications, pedagogy, the institutions
to iconic Englishness. Beginning with Solomon Plaatje, the author
of literature in the country, and the place of South Africa in the
looks at the development of an elite group educated in English
global mediascape.
and able to use Shakespeare to formulate South African works and
—Andrew van der Vlies, Queen Mary, University of London
South African identities. Refusing simple or easy answers, Distiller
then explores the South African Shakespearian tradition post- CONTENTS ... a fascinating book by a leading authority on Shakespeare in
apartheid. Touching on the work of, amongst others, Can Themba,
Introduction South Africa ... broad and wide ranging issues that go to the
Bloke Modisane, Antony Sher, Stephen Francis, Rico Schacherl and
Chapter 1. Shakespeare in English, English in heart of debates about South African identity and politics.
Kopano Matlwa, and including the popular media as well as school
South Africa —Brian Willan, Honorary Senior Research Fellow,
textbooks, Shakespeare and the Coconuts engages with aspects
Chapter 2. ‘Through Shakespeare’s Africa’: Rhodes University
of South Africa’s complicated, painful, fascinating political and ‘Terror and murder’?
cultural worlds, and their intersections. Chapter 3. Tony’s Will: Titus Andronicus in
Written in an accessible style to explain current cultural theory, South Africa 1995
Shakespeare and the Coconuts will be of interest to students, Chapter 4. Begging the questions: Producing
academics and the general interested reader. Shakespeare for post-apartheid
South African schools
Chapter 5. English and the African Renaissance
Chapter 6. Shakespeare and the coconuts

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240 pp Iseth unjini Yekanini Ukuzenza
Soft cover Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi Isifungo Ingwe Nengonyama Ingalo
Yomthetho
June 2012 Ifa LakwaMthethwa
African-language writing is in crisis. The conditions under which Hlala Kwabafileyo
African writing developed in the past (only remotely similar to Gaz Lam Yizo
those of Western models), resulted in an inability of Eurocentric
Yizo
literary models to explore the hermeneutic world of African-
Aphelile Agambaqa
language poetics inherited from the oral and the modern worlds.
Existing modes of criticism in the study of this literary tradition
Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is Senior Lecturer
Innocentia Mhlambi’s work constitutes a major Impi YaboMda-
are often unsuited for a nuanced understanding of the intrinsic
and Head of Department of African Languages
intervention in the field of African-language bu Iseth unjini
and extrinsic aspects at play in the composition, production and
at the University of the Witwatersrand,
literature. This work documents the vibrancy of Yekanini Ukuzen-
reading of these literatures.
Johannesburg. She teaches African-language
post-apartheid isiZulu language literary forms za Isifungo Ingwe
In African-Language Literatures, Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi
literatures, black film studies, popular culture,
whether the detective novel or television drama. Nengonyama
charts new directions in the study of African-language literatures
visual culture and studies in oral literature. She is
a judge for the M-NET (a South African television
By using models of popular culture formulated Ingalo Yomthetho Ifa La-
generally, and isiZulu fiction in particular by proposing that African
station) literature award in the Nguni category.
in relation to other parts of the continent, waMthehwa
popular arts and culture models be considered as a solution
African-Language Literatures is the recipient Hlala
Mhlambi enriches our understanding of African Kwabafil
eyo Gaz Lam
to current debates and challenges informing discourses about
of the University of the Witwatersrand’s 2010
cultural studies and isiZulu literature. This book
Yizo Yizo Aphelile Agambaq
expressive forms in African languages. Mhlambi shows how this
University Research Committee (URC) publication
will be of interest to all who care about cultural
politics in South Africa.
Impi YaboMdab u Iseth unjin
approach brings into relationship the oral and written forms, the
award, previous winners of which include Jillian
— Isabel Hofmeyr, Centre for Indian Studies Yekanini Ukuzenz
local and the international, elitist and popular genres, and she
places the resultant emerging, eclectic culture into its socio-
Carman, Ashlee Neser, Anitra Nettleton and Sarah Isifungo
in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Ingwe Nengonyama Ingal
historical context. She then uses this theoretical approach to
Nuttall. This is her debut publication.
Johannesburg Yomtheth
explore – in a wide range of cultural products – what matters or Ifa LakwaMthethwa
what is of interest to the people, irrespective of social hierarchies Hlala Kwabafileyo
and predispositions. Gaz
This anthology of critical essays is like a fresh Lam Yizo Yizo Aphelile
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of literary criticism
perception, the African-language literary tradition displays and critique, but it is also likeImpi
a sailing ship whichYaboMdabu Iseth unjini
diversity, complexity and fluidity, and that this should be seen as blazes a trail in transcendingYekanini
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an invitation to look at systems of meaning which do not hide their canonical and generic critique. Nengonya
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defined as an invitation to engage in a meal of Ifa LawaMthehwa Aga
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CONTENTS with post-modernity (television drama).
Yizo Yizo Aphelile Agambaqa dab
Chapter 4. ‘A world in creolisation’: Inheritance Politics and the
— Nhlanhla Maake, Faculty of Humanities,
Impi YaboMdabu Iseth unjini jin ni
Introduction: African Language-Literature and Popular Arts: Challenges University of Limpopo
Yekanini Ukuzenza
Ingwe Nengonyama Isi
and New Approaches Ambiguities of a ‘Very Modern Tradition’ in Two Black
Chapter 1. Proverbs in Narratives: Seeing Contemporaneity Through South African TV Dramas Isifungo In-
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It’s been a while since I read an appreciation of literature and television in isiZulu with such analytical depth and finesse.
Aphelile Agambaqa
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Isethunjini
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Gaz’ Lam and isiZulu Literature
‘It is not crime in the way you see it’: Kuyoqhuma languages in South Africa…. An essential read YaboMdab
for scholars and students interestedu Iseth
African unjini
literary and cultural studies. Yekani- Yom
— Bhekizizwe Peterson, School of Literatureni
Chapter 2. Nested Narratives: ‘Some are seated well […] while others
are not seated at all’ Nhlamvana’s Rewriting of Yizo Yizo’s Crime Discourse Ukuzenza
and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Ifa
Chapter 3. Acts of Naming: The Detective Plot in Masondo’s Fiction and Outlaw Culture Isifungo Ingwe Nengonyama Ingal
Conclusion
Aphelile Agambaq
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(digital) ... an important addition to the study of the oeuvre of Nuruddin Farah, one of this continent’s leading and most original novelists. The study will be
The Disorder of Things of great interest to scholars specialising in contemporary African literature [...] whilst being accessible to general readers with an especial interest in
220 x 150 mm A Foucauldian Approach to the Work of Nuruddin Farah Foucault; in African politics and social developments; or in assessing the contribution of an intriguing but ‘difficult’ author.
280 pp —Annie Gagiano, University of Stellenbosch
Soft cover John Masterson
The author is ambitious; this is not a study which applies Foucault, but a study which at its best attempts to reread each figure (Foucault and Farah) in
March 2013 dialogue with the other.
Nuruddin Farah is widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated —Eleni Coundouriotis, University of Connecticut
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 fields. The Disorder of
Things offers a reading of the Somali novelist through the prism of John Masterson is a lecturer in the Department
the French philosopher. The book argues that the preoccupations of English at the University of the Witwatersrand,
that have remained central throughout Farah’s forty year career, South Africa. He has published work on a range
including political autocracy, female infibulation, border conflicts, of writers, including Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda
international aid and development, civil war, transnational Ngozi Adichie, Kiran Desai, Dave Eggers and
migration and the Horn of Africa’s place in a so-called ‘axis of Abdulrazak Gurnah, and on topics, including the
evil’, can be mapped onto some key concerns in Foucault’s writing Rwandan genocide and postcolonial conflict.
most notably Foucault’s theoretical turn from ‘disciplinary’ to
‘biopolitical’ power.
In both the colonial past and the postcolonial present,
Somalia is typically represented as an incubator of disorder:
whether in relation to internecine conflict, international terrorism
or contemporary piracy. Through his work, both fictional and CONTENTS
non-fictional, Farah strives to present alternative stories to an
Introduction: Taking On Foucault and Fleshing Out Farah –
expanding global readership. The Disorder of Things analyses Opportunities for Dialogue and Reflections on
the politics and poetics that underpin this literary project, Method
beginning with Farah’s first fictional cycle, Variations on the Chapter 1. Quivering at the Heart of the Variations Cycle –
Labyrinths of Loss in Sweet and Sour Milk
Theme of an African Dictatorship (1979-1983), and ending with
Chapter 2. So Vast the Prison – Agonistic Power Relations in
his Past Imperfect trilogy (2004-2011). Farah’s writing calls for Sardines
a more refined, substantial reading of our current geo-political Chapter 3. Through the Maze Darkly – Incarceration and
situation. As such, it both warrants and compels the kind of critical Insurrection in Close Sesame
engagement foregrounded throughout The Disorder of Things. Chapter 4. From the Carceral to the Biopolitical – The
Dialectical Turn Inwards in Maps
This book will appeal to students, academics and general
Chapter 5. ‘A Call to Alms’ - Gifts and the Possibilities of a
readers with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of literature.

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Foucauldian Reading
Its engagement with theorists, drawn from postcolonial, feminist Chapter 6. Trajectories of Implosion and Explosion – The
and development studies, set against the backdrop of a host Politics of Blood and Betrayal in Secrets
Chapter 7. Bringing It All Back Home – Theorising Diaspora and
of philosophical and sociological discourses, shows how such
War in Yesterday, Tomorrow and Links
intellectual cross-fertilisation can enliven a single-author study. Chapter 8. A Woman Apart - Entanglements of Power,
Disintegration and Restoration in Knots
Conclusion: Pirates of the Apocalypse – Where Next?

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Lover of His People
200 x 130 mm A biography of Sol Plaatje
160 pp
Soft cover Seetsele Modiri Molema
Translated by D.S. Matjila and Karen Haire
November 2012
Seetsele Modiri Molema’s Sol T Plaatje: Morata Wabo is the
first biography of Solomon Plaatje written in his mother-tongue,
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 Seetsele Modiri Molema (1891-1965) was
first English translation of Molema’s biography, Lover of His People: a doctor and surgeon by profession. After
Sol Plaatje. completing his medical degree at the
In this account, Molema balances Plaatje’s public and political University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1919,
It is high time this book was made available to a
persona – as a pioneer black politician and man of letters – with an he lived in Dublin, Ireland where he wrote
wider audience, and I congratulate both editors
intimate account of Plaatje, the human being: his physical features, and published the landmark history,
and publisher in this initiative.
habits, temperament, talents, personality, character, fears, Bantu Past and Present: An Ethnographic
—Brian Willan, Hon. Senior Research Fellow,
struggles, dreams and aspirations. In short, Molema illuminates and History Study of the Native Races of
Rhodes University
the spirit of Plaatje painting a personal portrait of this leading South Africa (Edinburgh: Green, 1920).
South African figure and his impact not only on South Africa’s He later returned to Mafikeng where he
political and cultural landscape but on the young Molema as well. spent most of his life treating black and
In shaping this manuscript into a book the editors and white patients alike.
translators have included a preface which elaborates on the
uniqueness of Molema’s biography, and on the relationship D. S. Matjila is Associate Professor in
between these two prominent Africans and the value of this the Department of African Languages at
text within the broader ambit of revisioning South African UNISA. Karen Haire is Senior lecturer at
historiography. Recognising that Molema was an extraordinary the University of Johannesburg where
scholar, intellectual and politician in his own right, the book she teaches academic writing.
includes an essay on the life and legacy of Seetsele Modiri Molema
and his contribution to South Africa’s black intellectual heritage.
This biography will be of interest to scholars and general CONTENTS
readers alike.
Chapter 1. First encounter and acquaintance
Chapter 2. Early days and youth
Chapter 3. An unforgettable year: 1896
Chapter 4. Life’s challenges
Chapter 5. Plaatje, the career journalist
Chapter 6. Government news
Chapter 7. Conventions and writings
Chapter 8. Plaatje in his own words: English extracts
Chapter 9. Plaatje in his own words: Setswana extracts
Chapter 10. Delegations and meetings
Chapter 11. The last meetings and travels
Chapter 12. The last encounter

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Somewhere on the Border Our Lady of Benoni


Anthony Akerman Zakes Mda
Introduction by Sarah Roberts
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 Our Lady of Benoni teems with anecdote and incident, pulses with desire and frustration,
razor wire pulled across the soul. juxtaposes disparate cultural norms and plays exuberantly with fantasies and truths that cluster
—Leon van Nierop, Artslink around the subject of virginity. Its tone is zany, its subject weighty.
— Sarah Roberts, Skye Chair of Dramatic Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
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- Zakes Mda’s satire is a kaleidoscopic display of the extremes to which men (and by implication
dormant mine. women) are prepared to go in terms of valuing what is ‘virginal’. Mda presents us with the
—Ivan Vladislavić, Author 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
Somewhere on the Border was written by Anthony Akerman while in exile more than two moral ethics become the subjects of inquiry and are, at times, subjected to ribald satire. This
decades ago. The play was intercepted in the post and banned as a publication by the apartheid play cuts into a virtuoso style of theatre that can in no way be confused with the objectives and
censors because the language was considered ‘offensive’ and the portrayal of the South African methods of conventional realism. Mda establishes a unique style and tone that is innovative,
Armed Forces ‘prejudicial to the safety of the state’. This publication of a one-act version of the entertaining and challenging. It fuses satirical elements derived from classical poetry with a
play brings the Border War back into public discourse and pierces through the armour of silence, modernist sensibility that synthesises Brechtian and Absurdist features of theatricality, using
secrecy and shame that still surrounds it. The script is complemented by an author’s preface and characters as types and montage. Above all, in this work there is a profound exploration of what
an afterword by historian Gary Baines, as well as photographs of its 2011 production. it means to operate in the politically charged landscape that defines post-apartheid South Africa
with its cultural pluralities and differentials in access to resources and agency.
Stylistically adventurous and unafraid to deviate from conventionally accepted norms, Mda is
Anthony Akerman is an internationally acclaimed playwright and director. In protest against the iconoclastic in his handling of the ways in which attitudes to power, superstition, ethics and
South African apartheid regime he went into exile in 1973 and lived in Amsterdam, working in sex are constructed. The cultural discourse of patriarchy and the ‘regime of truths’ regarding
theatre. He returned to South Africa in 1992 and has since written several award-winning plays. ideals and taboos defining female sexuality, its obligations, and its custodianship are the focus
He also writes for radio and television. Dark Outsider: Three Plays (Wits University Press) won of this play.
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the SACPAC Drama Prize and earned its author the 1995/96 Vita Playwright of the Year Award.
(print) (print)

978 1 86814 596 6 Zakes Mda is a South African writer, painter and music composer. He has published nineteen 978 1 86814 594 2
(digital) books, nine of which are novels and the rest collections of plays (including the anthologies And (digital)
the Girls in their Sunday Dresses and Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating); poetry, a monograph
200 x 130 mm on the theory and practice of theatre-for-development, and an autobiography titled Sometimes 200 x 130 mm
CONTENTS 128 pp there is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider. His books have been translated into twenty languages 144 pp
Black and white photographs and have won a number of awards, including the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, the Soft cover
Preface by Anthony Akerman
Soft cover Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the M-Net Prize, the Sunday Times Literary Prize, the
Somewhere on the Border (one act) Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award and the American Library Association Notable August 2012
January 2012 Book. He commutes between America and South Africa, working as a Professor of Creative
Afterword by Gary Baines 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 CONTENTS
Theatre in Johannesburg.
Interview with Pat Tucker
Introduction by Sarah Roberts
Glossary of terms
Our Lady of Benoni (two acts)

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What is slavery to me? Postcolonial/Slave Memory in Post-apartheid South Africa Becoming Worthy Ancestors
CULTURAL STUDIES

CULTURAL STUDIES
Pumla Dineo Gqola Archive, Public Deliberation and Identity in South Africa
… a landmark book on the role of slavery in shaping contemporary South Africa. Drawing on historical scholarship as
Edited by Xolela Mangcu
well as studies of slavery world­wide, Gqola delivers a brilliant new piece of literary and cultural analysis.
—Gabeba Baderoon, Pennsylvania State University
Why does it matter that nations should care for their archives, and that they should develop a sense of shared identity?
In this first full length study of South African slave memory, Pumla Gqola uses inter­disciplinary feminist and And why should these processes take place in the public domain? How can nations possibly speak about a shared
postcolonial methodologies to analyse the recent visibility of South Africa’s slave past beyond history departments. sense of identity in pluralistic societies where individuals and groups have multiple identities? And how can such
What does it mean for South Africans alive today to claim slave ancestry? How do works of the imagination, such as conversations be given relevance in public discussions of reconciliation and development in South Africa?
novels, poems, creative essays, documentary films, television series, coded recipes and art installations represent this This volume takes its title from Weber’s point, elaborated on in the chapter by Benedict Anderson, that the future
era of South Africa’s past? In what ways does living in a democracy permit collective rethinking of what it means to asks us to be worthy ancestors to the yet unborn. It aims to reach a broad and informed reading public because the
978 1 86814 507 2 (print)
belong to a Muslim diaspora? topics of identity and citizenship are of pressing interest in contemporary public discourse. In a changed (and, some
978 1 86814 692 5 (digital)
might say, degraded) environment of public dialogue, the editor hopes to inspire a re-thinking of the very essence of
220 x 150 mm, 256 pp Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of Literary, Media and Gender Studies at the School of Literature and
what it means to be a citizen of South Africa.
Soft cover, 2010 Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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.
The First Ethiopians The Image of Africa and Africans in the Early
Xolela Mangcu is now based at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. He is Non-resident Senior
Mediterranean World 978 186814 532 4 (print) Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
Malvern van Wyk Smith 978 1 86814 557 7 (digital)
210 x 130 mm, 192 pp
… an original and interesting contribution to the scholarship on European views on Africa. Soft cover
– Stanley Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles 2011
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
South Africa and India
classical travel writing; from the pre-dynastic African beginnings of Egyptian and Nubian civilisations to Greek and Shaping the Global South
Roman perceptions of Africa; and from the geo-linguistic history of Africa to the most recent revelations regarding the
978 1 86918 499 0 (print) Edited by Isabel Hofmeyr and Michelle Williams
genome profile of the continent’s peoples. The research led to a startling proposition: western racism has its roots
978 1 86814 634 5 (digital)
in Africa itself, notably in late New-Kingdom Egypt as its ruling elites sought to distance Egyptian civilisation from its
240 x 170 mm, 400 pp … makes a significant and innovative contribution by establishing a new field of research.
African origins.
Illustrated in full colour —Preben Kaarsholm, Roskilde University, Denmark
Soft cover, 2009 Malvern van Wyk Smith is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Rhodes University, South Africa.

Hofmeyr and Williams have assembled an impressive inter­disciplinary group of scholars to lend insights into various
Do South Africans Exist? Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of ‘the People’ historical and contemporary facets of India-South Africa relations in ways that enrich the comparative enterprise.
—Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Ivor Chipkin
This book provides a critical study of South African nationalism, against a broader context of African nationalism in South Africa’s future is increasingly tied up with that of India. While trade and investment between the two countries
general. Narratives of resistance presume that ‘the people’ preceded the period of nationalist struggle. This book is intensifying, they share long-standing historical ties and have much in common: apart from cricket, colonialism and
explores how an African ‘people’ came into being as a collectivity organised in pursuit of a political, and not simply Gandhi, both countries are important players in the global South. What forms of transnational political community
cultural, end. Chipkin argues that the nation is a political community whose form is given in relation to the pursuit between these two regions have yet to be researched and understood?
of democracy and freedom, and that if democratic authority is lodged in ‘the people’, what matters is the way that The first section traces the range of historical connections between the two countries. The second section explores
this ‘people’ is defined, delimited and produced. He argues that the nation precedes the state because it emerges in 978 1 86814 538 6 (print) unconventional comparisons that offer rich ground on which to build original areas of study. This innovative book looks
and through the nationalist struggle for state power. Ultimately, he encourages the reader to re-evaluate knee-jerk 978 1 86814 555 3 (digital) to a post-American world in which the global South will become ever more important. Within this context, the Indian
judgments about the failure of modernity in Africa. 235 x 155 mm, 344 pp Ocean arena itself and South Africa and India in particular move to the fore.
Soft cover
978 1 86814 445 7 (print) Ivor Chipkin is based at the Human Sciences Research Council, and also teaches at the University of the 2011 Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She played
978 1 86814 626 0 (digital) Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. a key role in the establishment of the Centre of Indian Studies in Africa. Michelle Williams is a senior lecturer in the
215 x 140 mm, 272 pp
Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2007

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Johannesburg The Elusive Metropolis
CULTURAL STUDIES

HISTORY
Edited by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe
With an Afterword by Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge Luka Jantjie
Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa’s largest city into urban theory, on Resistance Hero of the South African Frontier
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 Kevin Shillington
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 An exciting tribute to one man’s courage and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds,
explore the experience of ‘city-ness’ and urban life in post-apartheid South Africa. They portray Johannesburg as a and a welcome contribution to the history of resistance to the rapacious colonial conquest
polycentric and international city with a hybrid history that continually permeates the present. of southern Africa.
978 1 86814 473 0 — Neil Parsons, University of Botswana
240 x 160 mm, 400 pp Contributors: Lindsay Bremner, David Bunn, Fred de Vries, Nsizwa Dlamini, Mark Gevisser, Stefan Helgesson, Julia
Illustrated Hornberger, Jonathan Hyslop, Grace Khunou, Frédéric Le Marcis, Xavier Livermon, John Matshikiza, Achille Mbembe,
Luka Jantjie is today a largely forgotten hero of resistance to British colonialism, his place in
Soft cover, 2009 Robert Muponde, Sarah Nuttall, Tom Odhiambo, Achal Prabhala and AbdouMaliq Simone.
South African history overshadowed by events elsewhere in the region. This book attempts to
With Duke University Press Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Achille Mbembe is Research Professor in redress the balance by recording his remarkable story.
History and Politics, both at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), at the University of the In 1870, at the beginning of the Kimberley diamond mining boom that was to transform
URBAN STUDIES

Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. southern Africa, Luka Jantjie was the first independent African ruler to lose his land to the
new colonialists, who promptly annexed the diamond fields. His outspoken stand against the
City of Extremes The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg hypocrisy 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;
Martin J. Murray his boycott of rural trading stores in the early 1890s was perhaps the earliest use of non-
… gets beneath the surface of the city’s chaotic present to discover the inertia of long-term deployments. violent resistance in colonial South Africa. His steady refusal to bow to colonial demands of
—Lindsay Bremner, Professor of Architecture, Temple University subservience intensified 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
City of Extremes is a powerful critique of urban development in greater Johannesburg since 1994. Murray describes
arms to defend himself and his people from colonial attacks. His life ended in a dramatic and
how a loose alliance of city-builders – including real estate developers, large-scale property owners and municipal
heroic last stand in the ancestral sanctuary of the Langeberg mountain range, the consequences
officials – has sought to remake Johannesburg in the upbeat image of a ‘world-class’ city. By creating new sites of
of which stretched far into the next century.
sequestered luxury catering to the comfort, safety and security of affluent urban residents, they have produced a new
978 1 86814 523 2 spatial dynamic of social exclusion, effectively barricading the mostly black urban poor from full participation in the
235 x 155 mm, 480 pp mainstream of urban life. This partitioning of the cityscape is enabled by an urban planning environment of limited
Kevin Shillington is the author of a number of historical and contemporary works including 978 1 86814 549 2
Soft cover, 2011 regulation of the prerogatives of real estate capital. Murray suggests that the ‘global cities’ paradigm is inadequate for
The Colonisation of the Southern Tswana 1870-1900 (1985), Causes and Consequences of 234 x 156 mm, 320 pp
With Duke University Press understanding the historical specificity of the colonial mining town turned postcolonial megacity of Johannesburg.
Independence in Africa (1997) and History of Africa (3rd edition 2005). 16 pp colour section
Martin J. Murray is Professor of Urban Planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Soft cover
Adjunct Professor at the Center for African and African-American Studies at the University of Michigan, United States. 2011
ANTHROPOLOGY

Home Spaces, Street Styles Contesting Power and Identity in a South African City With Aldridge Press

Leslie J. Bank
… a very powerful ethnography from post-apartheid South Africa and an important contribution to the anthropology of
CONTENTS
the city.
—Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo Chapter 1. Prologue Chapter 10. War, land and the British, 1882-1885
Chapter 2. Birth and early life, 1835-1858 Chapter 11. The land commission, 1885-1886
This book revisits and updates the classic Xhosa in Town series, which was based on research conducted in East Chapter 12. From ‘murmuring’ to boycott, British Bechuanaland,
Chapter 3. Adult responsibilities, 1858-1868
London during the 1950s. Bank returned to the areas studied in the 1950s to assess how social and political changes Chapter 4. The defence of the diamond fields, 1867-1871 1886-1895
have transformed them, in particular the apartheid reconstructions of the 1960s and 1970s, the struggle for liberation Chapter 5. The loss of the diamond fields, 1871-1876 Chapter 13. The Langeberg, rinderpest and rebellion, 1895-1896
and the post-apartheid period in the 1990s and 2000s. He offers fresh insights into the understanding of urbanism in Chapter 6. Tension and resistance in the colony, 1876-1878 Chapter 14. The gathering storm, January-April, 1897
978 1 86814 531 7 Chapter 7. Rebellion and the Battle of Kho, 1878 Chapter 15. The battle for the Langeberg, April-May, 1897
South Africa by exploring the relationship between social identities formation and the struggle for power and place
220 x 150 mm, 288 pp Chapter 8. Dithakong and capture, 1878-1879 Chapter 16. Siege and final stand, May-July, 1897
inside the city. Chapter 9. Prison, release and the new Morafe, 1879-1881 Chapter 17. The aftermath
Soft cover, 2011
With Pluto Press Leslie J. Bank is Professor and Director at the Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research.

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Alexandra A History
HISTORY

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
Metal That Will Not Bend
freehold township in 1912, and traces its growth as a centre of black working class life in the heart of Johannesburg. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, 1980-1995
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 Kally Forrest
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 Brilliant exposé of Numsa’s role in the liberation of our country. Aluta Continua!
organisations arranged bus boycotts, anti-removal and anti-pass campaigns, and mobilised for housing and a better —Numsa president, Cedric Gina
life for residents. But the book is not only about politics. It tells the stories of daily life, of the making of urban cultures,
978 186814 480 8 (print) of the soccer matches, church services and shebeens that vie for the attention of residents. In the 1980s there was a surge of trade union power on a scale not previously experienced in
978 1 86814 614 7 (digital) South Africa. Numsa was a highly prominent and innovative union, and one of Cosatu’s most
Philip Bonner and Noor Nieftagodien are both based at the History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand,
210 x 180 mm, 526 pp radical affiliates, and its story is one of astonishing achievements as its activities built workers’
Johannesburg.
Illustrated rights and deeply eroded the apartheid state. Metal That Will Not Bend – a translation of the
Soft cover, 2008 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
Riding High Horses, Humans and History in South Africa
organisations in the United Democratic Front (UDF) had been smashed. Forrest traces the themes
Sandra Swart 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,
The horses introduced to the southern tip of Africa were both agents and subjects of enduring changes. They were key
were built in different ways and with different attitudes to the exiled liberation movements in
to the colonial economies, buttressing the socio-political order and inspiring contemporary imaginations. These equine
the early 1980s. They eventually unified into one powerful organisation. Workers’ struggles
colonisers not only provided power and transportation but also helped transform their new biophysical and social
built this power, and Forrest scrutinises the strategies used in the late 1980s, such as innovative
environments. In some ways Riding High is an attempt to chronicle the effects of an inter-species relationship whose
bargaining strategies, to significantly improve the conditions of impoverished workers. The
significance was vast and led to major changes in the history of leisure, transportation, trade, warfare, and agriculture.
book then progresses to examine how Numsa used its power in an attempt to insert a workers’
On another level, these stories are simply the adventures of a big gentle herbivore and a small, rogue primate. Riding
perspective into the political transition of the early 1990s.
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.
978 1 86814 514 0 (print)
Sandra Swart is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Kally Forrest was editor of the South African Labour Bulletin. She has edited and published a
978 1 86814 667 3 (digital)
number of popular books on South African trade union histories. 978 1 86814 534 8 (print)
220 x 150 mm, 360 pp
Illustrated 978 1 86814 556 0 (digital)
Soft cover, 2010 240 x 170 mm, 576 pp
Illustrated
Soft cover
Tracks in a Mountain Range Exploring the History of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg 2011
John Wright and Aron Mazel CONTENTS
Since the arrival of literate European settlers in what is now KwaZulu-Natal in the second quarter of the nineteenth Chapter 13. The Cinderella sector: 1983-1990
Chapter 1. Building local power: 1970s
century, numerous stories about the Drakensberg region have made their way into print. But for every story which Chapter 2. Power through numbers: 1980-1985 Chapter 14. Applying vision in auto and motor: 1990-1995
happens to have been written down, there are many others which have not, and which are therefore unavailable to us Chapter 3. Power in unity: 1980-1987 Chapter 15. Applying vision in engineering: 1994-1995
in our aim of wanting to establish a modern-day understanding of the history of the Drakensberg. Chapter 4. Breaking the apartheid mould: 1980-1982 Chapter 16. Independent worker movement: 1980-1986
Chapter 5. Worker action fans out: 1980-1984 Chapter 17. Beginnings of alliance politics: 1984-1986
The declaration of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park as a World Heritage Site provided an occasion for reflecting
Chapter 6. Melding institutional, campaign and bureaucratic Chapter 18. Weakening the socialist impulse: Civil war in Natal
on the history and people of the region, from the earliest known times to the present. Constructed from archaeological power: 1983-1990 1987-1994
978 1 86814 409 9 (print) and written sources, this book highlights the histories of the indigenous San hunter-gatherers and black farmers, as Chapter 7. Conquest of Metal Industrial Council: 1987-1988 Chapter 19. Civil war in Transvaal: 1989-1994
well as of the European colonisers. The accessible text is complemented by photographs of the landscape, rock art and Chapter 8. Auto workers take power: 1982-1989 Chapter 20. New politics: 1987-1990
978 1 86814 681 9 (digital)
archaeological finds. Chapter 9. Auto takes on the industry: 1990-1992 Chapter 21. Disinvestment: Pragmatic politics 1985-1989
210 x 180 mm, 176 pp Chapter 10. New directions: 1988-1991 Chapter 22. Compromising on socialism: Legacy of the Alliance
Full colour, illustrated John Wright is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Aron Mazel is an Chapter 11. Defeat of Mawu strategy: 1990-1992 1989-1995
Soft cover with gatefolds archaeologist at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University, United Kingdom. Chapter 12. Towards a new industry: 1993
2007

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Mbeki and After Reflections on the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki
POLITICS

POLITICS
Edited by Daryl Glaser
For nearly ten years – more if we include his period of influence under Mandela’s presidency – Thabo Mbeki bestrode
The African National Congress and the Regeneration
South Africa’s political stage. Mbeki was a seminal figure in South Africa’s new democracy, one who left a huge mark in of Political Power
many fields.
If we wish to understand the character and fate of post-1994 South Africa, we must therefore ask: What kind of Susan Booysen
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, Few outsiders have been able to penetrate the complex world of the ANC in power as Susan
commentators and participants in the political process. Mbeki and After will be of interest to anyone wishing to Booysen has. This is a superlative and passionate work by a critical observer, researcher, analyst
understand the current political landscape in South Africa, and Mbeki’s role in shaping it. who is miles ahead of the field.
978 1 86814 502 7 (print) — Ronnie Kasrils, former ANC government minister
Daryl Glaser is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand,
978 1 86814 651 2 (digital)
Johannesburg.
200 x 130 mm, 320 pp The African National Congress (ANC) has moved light years beyond the liberation movement of
Soft cover, 2010 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 conflicted by a multitude of weaknesses,
Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa cracks, factions and unflinching 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
Edited by William Beinart and Marcelle C. Dawson
conquest, but it fails to bring definitive solutions to crucial matters of government. The ANC
… self-consciously attempts not to be corralled in by a nationalist framework with a strong inclination to celebrate and remains a giant … on porous legs. And, as it moves post-peak, its hands are firm around the
justify current regimes of power. By focusing their attention on popular movements and resistance the authors make an levers of power.
important contribution to the historiography on South Africa’s liberation struggle. Booysen has constructed her analysis around the framework of the ANC’s four faces of
—Noor Nieftagodien, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesbu­rg political power – the organisation, the people, political parties and elections and policy and
This volume explores some of the key features of popular politics and resistance before and after 1994. It looks at government. Based on an understanding of the struggles and achievements along with the
continuities and changes in the forms of struggle and ideologies involved, as well as the significance of post-apartheid deferred dreams, her focus is on how, since 1994, it has acted to continuously regenerate
grassroots politics. Is this a new form of politics or does it stand as a direct descendent of the insurrectionary impulses its power.
of the late apartheid era? 978 1 86814 542 3 (print)
978 1 86814 518 8 (print)
William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race Relations and Director of Graduate Studies at the African Studies Centre, Susan Booysen is a political analyst and commentator, and is based at Wits University’s 978 1 86814 553 9 (digital)
978 1 86814 662 8 (digital)
St Antony’s College, Oxford University. Marcelle C. Dawson is a Senior Researcher associated with the South African Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM). 235 x 155 mm, 512 pp
220 x 150 mm, 380 pp
Research Chair in Social Change at the University of Johannesburg. Soft cover
Soft cover, 2010
2011
CONTENTS
The Origins of Non-Racialism White Opposition to Apartheid in the 1950s SECTION 1 ANC movement-party in power SECTION 4 ANC power and state power
Chapter 1. Introduction: ANC pathways to claiming, consolidating and Chapter 10. State institutions as site of struggle in ANC wars
David Everatt regenerating political power Chapter 11. Between centralisation and centralism – the Presidency of
Chapter 2. Aluta continua, from Polokwane to Mangaung South Africa
This is a path-breaking study of the emergence of non-racialism … a painstaking insight into the Congress Movement
Chapter 12. Policy, pursuit of the ‘turn to the left’ and the paradox of continuity
and the Communist Party, then operating underground, as well as the Liberal Party, drawing on widespread oral and SECTION 2 ANC power and the power of the people
archival material. Chapter 3. The ANC and its pillars of people’s power SECTION 5 Conclusion
—Raymond Suttner, author of The ANC Underground Chapter 4. Power through the ballot and the brick Chapter 13. ANC at a critical conjuncture – movement, people, elections,
Chapter 5. Participation and power through cooperation, complicity, co-optation governance
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 SECTION 3 ANC in party politics and elections
its doors to other races, and whites in particular? This book uncovers some of the stories and hidden histories that help Chapter 6. Power through elections – serial declines, but the centre holds
Chapter 7. Floor-crossing and entrenchment of ANC electoral supremacy
978 1 86814 500 3 (print) explain our past. It focuses on a talented, brave, but tiny minority of whites who rejected the growing racism of post-
Chapter 8. Subjugation and demise of the (New) National Party
978 1 86814 658 1 (digital) war South Africa and worked to breach the dividing line between black and white. Chapter 9. Countered and cowered Congress of the People (Cope)
220 x 150 mm, 240 pp David Everatt is the Executive Director of the Gauteng City-Region Observatory, a joint project of the University of
Soft cover, 2009 Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Gauteng Provincial Government.
Related titles from Wits University Press: Mbeki and After, Popular Politics and Resistance Movements

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SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY
Reviving the tradition of critical scholarship developed in the 1970s and 1980s by the South African Review, the New South African Review is intended to be New South African Review 2
informative, discursive and accessible to a wide readership. It is not envisaged as an annual review of events, although it will seek to provide contemporary
comment, and it will engage with (indeed, seek out) current controversies.
New Paths, Old Compromises?

John Daniel is from the School of International Training (Durban); Prishan­i Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall are lecture­rs in the Department of Edited by John Daniel, Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall
Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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.
The volume also includes investigations into the crisis of acid mine drainage on the
New South African Review 1
Witwatersrand, and other persistent environmental challenges. Possibilities for participatory
2010: Development or Decline? forms of government are surveyed, and civil society activism is explored in relation to the South
African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and environmental campaigns. The crisis in child care
Edited by John Daniel, Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall in public hospitals, the difficulties that characterise attempts at building relationships between
the police and a township community, and the problems related to the absence of legislation to
On the evidence of this first volume, publication of the NSAR promises to become an exciting govern the powers of traditional authorities over land allocation (through the experience of the
event in the annual calendar, giving voice to critical research and debate about the major issues Eastern Cape) are also featured.
confronting contemporary South Africa. Asking whether the NGP reflects a set of new policies or an attempt to re-dress old (com)
—Tawana Kupe, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 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.
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
CONTENTS 978 1 86814 541 6 (print)
Introduction Prishani Naidoo The Worker Cooperative Alternative in South Africa 978 1 86814 559 1 (digital)
This first volume of the NSAR offers a collection of original surveys of key issues and problems Vishwas Satgar and Michelle Williams
DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL POLITICS 240 x 170 mm, 488 pp
confronting post-apartheid South Africa. It ranges widely across the implications of the
The ANC-SACP-Cosatu Alliance and its Discontents: Contest- Street Level Policing in South Africa: A View from Gauteng Soft cover
international crisis for the economy, the threats to our fragile ecology of present economic ing the ‘National Democratic Revolution’ in the Zuma Era Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho 2011
strategies, through to the state of the ANC and the public service, issues around service delivery, Devan Pillay BEE Reform: The Case for an Institutional Perspective
migration, HIV/AIDS, land reform, crime, the sexual behavior of our youth, and much more. The African National Congress and the Zanufication Debate Don Lindsay
Posing the provocative question of whether South Africa is embarking upon a long-term James Hamill and John Hoffman Bokfontein Amazes the Nations: Community Work
decline, the volume simultaneously argues the potential for a society premised upon social The Democratic Alliance and Opposition Politics in South Programme (CWP) Heals a Traumatised Community
Africa Neil Southern and Roger Southall Malose Langa and Karl von Holdt
equality, social coherence and sustainability.
This collection will appeal to a wide audience, national and international, interested in Democracy and Accountability: Quo Vadis South Africa? ENVIRONMENT
Paul Hoffman Above and Beyond South Africa’s Minerals-Energy Complex
engaging with the multiple dilemmas and challenges facing contemporary South Africa. Khadija Sharife and Patrick Bond
Civil Society and Participatory Policy Making in South Africa:
Gaps and Opportunities Imraan Buccus and Janine Hicks Corrosion and Externalities: The Socio-economic Impacts of
978 1 86814 516 4 (print) Acid Mine Drainage on the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Bring Back Kaiser Matanzima? Communal Land, Traditional David Fig
978 1 86814 558 4 (digital) Leaders and the Politics of Nostalgia Leslie Bank and
240 x 170 mm, 488 pp Clifford Mabhena Food versus Fuel? State, Business, Civil Society and the Bio-
fuels Debate in South Africa, 2003 to 2010 William Attwell
Soft cover South Africa and ‘Southern Africa’: What Relationship in
2010 2011? Chris Saunders MEDIA
The Print Media Transformation Dilemma Jane Duncan
ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY
‘The wages are low but they are better than nothing’: The The South African Broadcasting Corporation – The Creation
Dilemma of Decent Work and Job Creation in South Africa and Loss of a Citizenship Vision and the Possibilities for
Edward Webster Building a New One Kate Skinner
The Crisis of Childcare in South African Public Hospitals
Haroon Saloojee

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Eating from One Pot The Dynamics of Survival in Poor South African Households Traumatic Stress in South Africa
SOCIOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY
Sarah Mosoetsa
Debra Kaminer and Gillian Eagle
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 Given the history of political violence in South Africa, high levels of violence against women and children and the
together to survive, she found a fractious and often violent world. prevalence of violent crime, the country has the unfortunate distinction of being considered a real-life laboratory
—From the foreword by Michael Burawoy 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
This book describes how households in two different areas in KwaZulu-Natal are sites of both stability and conflict,
belief systems. Therapeutic and community strategies for addressing and healing the effects of trauma exposure are
due to the enormous burden placed on them by unemployment and unequal power relations. Many are extremely poor,
covered, as well as the particular needs of traumatised children and adolescents.
relying on a total monthly income of less than R800. However, the book also demonstrates that they are not passive
Traumatic Stress in South Africa provides an up-to-date overview of theory and practice. Attention is also paid to
978 1 86814 533 1 (print) victims of poverty. Women, in particular, show impressive qualities of energy and resourcefulness. Mosoetsa draws on
context related challenges, such as how trauma presentation and intervention is coloured by cultural systems and
978 1 86814 627 7 (digital) Amartya Sen’s notion of co-operative conflict to argue that in times of crisis there is more conflict than cooperation.
class disparities.
220 x 150 mm, 192 pp She also documents the humiliation many men feel at the loss of their role as provider, and the resulting escalation of
Soft cover, 2011 domestic violence and alcohol abuse.
Debra Kaminer is Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Departme­nt at the University of Cape Town. Gillian Eagle is
Sarah Mosoetsa is a research associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Professor and Head of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

978 1 86814 509 6 (print)


iKasi The Moral Ecology of South Africa’s Township Youth 978 1 86814 682 6 (digital)
Sharlene Swartz 220 x 150 mm, 232 pp
Soft cover
This book is based on a study of South African youth who live in townships (iKasi in isiZulu) and who, spared the
2010
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 influences in their immediate contexts (or moral
ecologies). Her main theme is the inter­relationship between poverty, morality and youth in a post-conflict context.
Contradicting Maternity
iKasi brilliantly illustrates the extent to which poverty impacts on the physical, emotional and psycho­logical aspects of HIV-positive Motherhood in South Africa
young people’s lives, including their moral functioning, growth and development.
978 1 86814 522 5 Carol Long
Sharlene Swartz is a research specialist in the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development division of the Human
230 x 150 mm, 248 pp Sciences Research Council.
Soft cover, 2010 Drawing on rich and poignant interviews with mothers who have been diagnosed HIV-positive, Contradicting
With Palgrave Macmillan 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 figure of the child, this book reverses the focus, arguing
that maternal experience is important in its own right.
Changing the Course of AIDS Peer Education in South Africa and its Lessons The book explores the situation in which two very powerful identities, those of motherhood and of being
for the Global Crisis HIV-positive, collide in the same moment. This collision takes place at the interface of complex, and often split,
David Dickinson 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
Changing the Course of AIDS is an in-depth evaluation of peer education as a way of creating the much-needed experiences surrounding HIV-positive mothers. Photographs, academic literature and the accounts of real women
behavioural change that could affect the course of the global health crisis of HIV/AIDS. After spending six years are read with both a psychodynamic and discursive eye, highlighting the contradictions within maternal experience,
researching the response of large South African companies to the epidemic, David Dickinson found that regular but also between maternal experience and the social imagination.
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 978 1 86814 494 5 (print) Carol Long is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a
top-down strategies. Dickinson takes us right into the workplace to show what it means when workers directly tackle 978 1 86814 624 6 (digital) practicing clinical psychologist.
the kinds of sexual, gender, religious, ethnic and broader social and political taboos that make behavior change so 220 x 150 mm, 240 pp
978 186814 511 9 difficult, particularly when that behavior involves sex and sexuality. Soft cover
230 x 150 mm, 272 pp 2009
David Dickinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2010
With Cornell University Press

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Go Home or Die Here Violence, Xenophobia and the Reinventi­on of Difference Caves of the Ape-Men South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
MIGRATION STUDIES

PALEOANTHROPOLOGY
in South Africa Ronald J. Clarke and Timothy C. Partridge with contributions by Kathleen Kuman
Edited by Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby • Photographs by Alon Skuy The unique fossils featured in Caves of the Ape-Men were excavated at cave sites which today are clustered within
Foreword by Bishop Paul Verryn the first 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
The 2008 xenophobic attacks caused an outcry across the world and raised some fundamental questions about a
importance for understanding the emergence of hominids – the early creatures transitional between the great apes
democratic South Africa. Go Home or Die Here emanates directly from a colloquium convened by the Faculty of Humanities
and man – and, later, some of the earliest representatives of our own species. Short text boxes are interspersed
at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in the weeks following the outbreak of violence. It is an attempt to
with illustrations of key fossil specimens as old as four million years. Also included are reconstructions of how these
make sense of the nuances and trajectories of building a democratic society out of a deeply divided and conflictual past,
978 1 86814 487 7 hominids might have appeared and the dramatic landscapes within which they were discovered.
in the conditions of global recession, heightening inequalities and future uncertainty. With extensive photographs by
210 x 180 mm, 272 pp 978 1 86814 510 2 (print)
award-winning photographer Alon Skuy, who covered the violence for The Times newspaper, the volume is passionate and Ron Clarke is a paleoanthropologist and the late Timothy Partridge a geologist/paleo-climatologist, both at the
Full colour, illustrated 978 1 86814 696 3 (digital)
engaged, and aims to stimulate reflection, debate and activism among concerned members of a broad public. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2008 245 x 170 mm, 296 pp
Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby are all academi­cs based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Hard cover, 2008
Johannes­burg.

The Humanitarian Hangover Displacement, Aid and Transformation in Western A Search for Origins Science, History and South Africa’s ‘Cradle of Humankind’
Tanzania
Edited by Philip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen and Trefor Jenkins
Loren B. Landau Foreword by Phillip Tobias
Western Tanzania has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees living in massive refugee camps sustained by millions
Research based on fossils found in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH), as well as signs of early human
of dollars of humanitarian aid. This book explores this influx of people and aid, and shows how they have transformed
habitation, have shed new light on the evolution of humankind and on the significant role that southern Africa played
the politics and governmental practices of the region. Loren Landau found that the refugee influx did not produce
in the development of modern humans. A Search for Origins aims to provide an overview of the history of the COH and
the deleterious economic and environmental effects often assumed. Outside the camps, a Tanzanian population long
surrounding areas, and of the important discoveries that have been made there, for a non-specialist audience. This
marginalised became incorporated into systems of power and authority which linked them to Dar es Salaam, central
edited volume frames the scientific advances that have been made in the COH against the intellectual and political
Africa, Geneva, Washington and the grain farmers of the American Midwest. They became ‘Tanzanian’ as never before
background out of which they emerged. It is the first systematic account written by specialists in their disciplines. The
by exalting the territory, the nation and a political leadership that delegated responsibility for security and services
multi-disciplinary approach is innovative and ground-breaking.
to others: the United Nations, non-governmental organisations and the citizenry. The result was a hybridised regime 978 1 86814 418 1
978 1 86814 455 6 of power shaped by history, contingency, self-interest and perception: a political form that questions models of rural Philip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen and Trefor Jenkins are all academics based at the University of the Witwatersran­d,
240 x 168 mm, 420 pp
235 x 155 mm, 192 pp transformation and the functional basis of the modern nation-state. Johannesburg. Bonner is a historian, Esterhuysen an archaeologist and Jenkins is a geneticist.
Full colour, illustrated
Soft cover, 2008
Loren B. Landau is Director of the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersra­nd, Soft cover with gatefolds, 2007
Johannesburg.

Selecting Immigrants National Identity and South Africa’s Immigratio­n Policies, From Tools to Symbols From Early Hominids to Modern Humans
1910-2008 Edited by Francesco d’Errico and Lucinda Backwell
Sally Peberdy A number of researchers have tried to characterise the anatomy and behavioural systems of early hominid and early
At a time when (im)migration is at the forefront of inter­national and South African debates, this book critically modern human populations in an attempt to understand how we became what we are. Can archaeology, palaeo-
examines the relationship between changes in South Africa’s immigration policies, and shifts in the construction of anthropology and genetics tell us how and when human cultures developed the traits that make our societies different
national identity by the South African State. Relating the history of the immigration policies of the South African State from those of our closest living relatives? This collection of selected papers from a South African-French conference
between 1910 and 2005, it explores the synergy between periods of significant change in state discourses and policies organised in honour of palaeoanthropologist Phillip Tobias, provides a multidisciplinary overview of this field of study.
of migration, and those historical moments when South Africa was reinvented politically or was in the process of active It is based on collaborative research conducted in sub-Saharan Africa by South African, French, American and German
nation building. It is in these periods that the relationships between immigration, nationalism and national identity is scholars in the last twenty years, and represents an excellent synthesis of the palaeontological and archaeological
most starkly revealed. In a readable, well-researched and interdisciplinary work, Peberdy provides the first history of evidence of the last five million years of human evolution.
978 1 86814 484 6 South Africa’s immigration legislation. 978 1 86814 417 4 Francesco d’Errico is Director of Research at the Centre Nationa­l de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Resear­ch
220 x 150 mm, 340 pp 240 x 170 mm, 606 pp Professor at the Department of Anthropology, George Washingto­n University, United States. Lucinda Backwell is a
Sally Peberdy is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the Universit­y of
Soft cover, 2009 Soft cover, 2005 Researcher in the School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
the Western Cape, South Africa. She is the 2007 winner of the Wits University Research Committee Publication Award.

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Five Hundred Years Rediscovered Southern African Precedents and Prospects Nature’s Gifts Why We Are the Way We Are
ARCHAEOLOGY

POPULAR SCIENCE
Edited by Natalie Swanepoel, Amanda Esterhuys­en and Philip Bonner Wilmot James
The last 500 years represent a strikingly unexplored and misrepresented period in southern Africa’s past. In this period From genes to geology, medicine to music, bacteria to beauty, Wilmot James sheds light on a cornucopia of ideas.
key cultural contours of the sub-continent took shape, while in a jagged and uneven fashion some of the features At the core is the triumph of science as enlightenment and liberation, a potent force for the public good.
of modern identities emerged. Enormous internal economic innovation and political experimentation was taking —Helena Cronin, London School of Economics
place at the same time as expanding European mercantile forces started to press upon southern African shores and
The modern scientific discipline of genetics has helped us to understand the nature of humanity, and Wilmot James has
its hinterlands. This suggests that interaction, flux and mixing were a strong feature of the period, rather than the
played a key role in promoting a popular understanding of it. James tells some compelling stories about the genome:
homogeneity and fixity proposed in standard historical and archaeological writings. This book represents the first step
why we have different skin colours, how blood tells a special story of human history, why the brain likes music, how
by a group of archaeologists and historians to collectively reframe and re-examine the last 500 years, and to challenge
smell works, why kids love bugs and the teaching of evolution. He gives an account of a great South African scientist,
current thinking about the region’s expanding internal and colonial frontiers.
Eddie Roux, who was known more for his politics, and of the extraordinary naturalist Eugene Marais, who became
978 1 86814 474 7 978 1 86814 515 7 (print)
Natalie Swanepoel is an archaeologist at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. Amanda Esterhuysen is an known more for his Afrikaans poetry.
245 x 170 mm, 296 pp 978 1 86814 656 7 (digital)
archaeologist, and Philip Bonner a historian, both at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2008 200 x 130 mm, 208 pp Wilmot James is Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance. He is an Honorary Professor in the Division of Human
Soft cover, 2010 Genetics (University of Cape Town) and a Visiting Research Professor of the Open University (United Kingdom).

Sterkfontein Early Hominid Site in the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ Riddles in Stone Controversies, Theories and Myths about Southern Africa’s
Amanda Esterhuysen
Geological Past
This guide to Sterkfontein is the second in a series of short books on South Africa’s World Heritage Sites. Written by
Hugh Eales
specialists and generously illustrated, the series aims to provide accurate and accessible introductions to the sites, Riddles in Stone covers a variety of fascinating controversies and startling differences of opinion that accompanied the
and to make the visit more meaningful and enjoyable for uninformed visitors. Mapungubwe was published in 2005. evolution of the study of Earth Sciences in southern Africa. Over the centuries, debates have raged amongst geologists,
Sterkfontein provides an easy-to-read overview of the geological and fossil history of the Sterkfontein Valley. The and between geologists and biologists, physicists and theologians, on controversies such as the age of the Earth and
remarkable record contained in the Sterkfontein Caves, comprising thousands of animal, plant and hominid fossils, is its lifespan; Continental Drift; the origin of ore deposits of gold, diamonds, copper and platinum; and Schwarz’s well-
978 1 86814 421 1 (print) simply presented and current debates are explained. The use of visual markers from Sterkfontein enables visitors to meaning but forgotten Kalahari Scheme. Although scrupulously rooted in scientific literature, this book maintains an
978 1 86814 678 9 (digital) identify essential features and formations. accessible and entertaining tone and shows how consensus amongst a majority may be proof of nothing. Geologists,
210 x 180 mm, 64 pp challenged to interpret events that took place billions of years ago, have drawn up theories and hypotheses which may
Full colour, illustrated Amanda Esterhuysen is an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 978 186814 447 1 (print) appear either absurdly dated or, from other perspectives, as cutting edge.
Soft cover, 2007 978 1 86814 666 6 (digital)
245 x 190 mm, 432 pp Hugh Eales is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Soft cover, 2007

Stars of the Southern Skies An Astronomy Fieldguide


Mapungubwe Ancient African Civilisation on the Limpopo
Edited by Mary Fitzgerald
Thomas N. Huffman
Few books are devoted entirely to the rich skies of the southern hemisphere. Stars of the Southern Skies offers
Between AD 900 and 1300, the Shashe-Limpopo basin in Limpopo Province witnessed the development of an ancient stargazers some unique insights into the night skies in their half of the world. A practical chapter is devoted to
civilisation. Like civilisations everywhere, it consisted of a complex social organisation supported by intensive choosing an instrument – from binoculars to telescopes – with which to view the moon, the planets and the stars. The
agriculture and long-distance trade. The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape, as it is now known, was the forerunner of beauty and romance of the worlds around our world and the myths that have been created around them are described
the famous town of Great Zimbabwe, situated about 200 kilometres to the north, and its cultural connection to Great in one chapter; comets and meteors are detailed in another. A chapter is devoted to the Sun and Moon, a chapter to the
Zimbabwe and the Venda people allows archaeologists to reconstruct its evolution. planets. The text is complemented by superb illustrations – star charts, photographs and graphics – making it a visual
978 1 86814 408 2 (print) This generously illustrated book tells the story of an African civilisation that began more than 1000 years ago. It is delight. This is a book for anybody who has ever gazed in wonder at the glory of a star-filled sky, and a must for all
978 1 86814 649 9 (digital) the first in a series of accessible books written by specialists for visitors to South Africa’s World Heritage Sites. budding amateur astronomers.
210 x 180 mm, 64 pp
Full colour, illustrated Thomas N. Huffmann is head of Archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 978 1 86814 410 5 (print) Mary Fitzgerald is a former Director of the Planetarium, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2005 978 1 86814 676 5 (digital)
240 x 180 mm, 144 pp
Full colour, illustrated
Soft cover, 2005
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Invaded The Biological Invasion of South Africa Bats of Southern and Central Africa A Biogeographic and Taxonomic Synthesis
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

NATURAL SCIENCE
Leonie Joubert Ara Monadjem, Peter John Taylor, F. P. D. (Woody) Cotterill and M. Corrie Schoeman
Photography by Rodger Bosch 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 identification of families,
Invaded is a story about biological pollution – the plants and animals that have spread around the globe on the back
genera and species is aided by character matrices. The species accounts provide descriptions, measurements and
of human movement, those that have traversed the boundaries of natural habitats and have begun to erode their
diagnostic characters, as well as detailed information on the distribution, habitat, roosting habits, foraging ecology,
new adopted environment. Joubert documents the grave consequences of humankind’s intended and unintended
and reproduction of each species. Photographs of the bats, including their skulls and dentition, and accurate time-
introduction of alien species into South Africa. Working in close collaboration with the Centre for Invasion Biology at
expanded echolocation call spectrograms illustrate the accounts. Species distribution maps are based on the recorded
Stellenbosch University, she brings to the general reader a scientifically sound yet accessible and important book.
978 1 86814 478 5 (print) localities of 6000 museum specimens. A comprehensive appendix lists the accession number, locality and co-ordinates
Invaded is, however, not a story of despair. Instead, it encourages scientists, citizens and policy-makers to continue
978 1 86814 646 8 (digital) of every specimen represented on the distribution maps.
with their efforts to contain and eradicate invasive alien species. It is a book for the guardians of the South African 978 1 86814 508 9 (print)
240 x 210 mm, 268 pp environment. 978 1 86814 618 5 (digital) Ara Monadjem is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Swaziland; Peter
Full colour, illustrated 240 x 170 mm, 608 pp Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Venda;
Soft cover with gatefolds Full colour, illustrated Woody Cotterill is the ERANDA Research Fellow at the Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON) and Department of
2009 Integrated cover, 2010 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.
Boiling Point People in a Changing Climate
Leonie Joubert Elephant Management A Scientific Assessment for South Africa
Climate change is the biggest moral problem of our time, as people who have contributed least to the pollution
Edited by R. J. Scholes and K. G. Mennell
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 Elephants are among the most magnificent – but also most problematic – members of South Africa’s wildlife
this phenomenon: a rooibos tea farmer in the Northern Cape, a traditional fisherman in Lambert’s Bay, a farmer in the population. While they are sought after by tourists, they also have a major impact on their environment. As a result,
centre of the Free State’s maize belt, a political refugee in Pietermaritzburg and a sangoma in Limpopo mining country. elephant management has become a highly complex and often controversial discipline. The South African Minister
Most of these communities live on a knife-edge because of poverty and their dependence on an already capricious for Environmental Affairs and Tourism convened a round table, which recommended that a scientific assessment of
natural environment. Boiling Point considers what might happen to them as normal weather trends are amplified in a elephant management be undertaken to gather, evaluate and present all the relevant information on the topic. Its
978 1 86814 467 9 (print)
hotter world. main findings and recommendations are contained in this volume. Elephant Management is the first book of its kind,
978 1 86814 620 8 (digital)
combining the work of more than 60 national and international experts. Extensively reviewed by policy-makers and
210 x 180 mm, 264 pp
other stakeholders, it is the most systematic and comprehensive review of savannah elephant populations and factors
Full colour, illustrated
relevant to managing them to date.
Soft cover, 2008 978 1 86814 479 2 (print)
978 1 86814 629 1 (digital) Bob Scholes is an ecologist at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Kathleen
245 x 170 mm, 645 pp Mennell is a Masters student in the Ecosystem Processes and Dynami­cs Research Group at the CSIR.
Scorched South Africa’s Changing Climate Soft cover, 2008
Leonie Joubert
Scorched is a vivid journey through southern Africa’s mesmerising landscapes as climate change sets in. It wanders Adaptive Herbivore Ecology Student Edition
through the KZN Midlands to capture the last faltering calls of a rain frog that was named after the hobbit Bilbo From Resources to Populations in Variable Environments
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
Norman Owen-Smith
season before returning to a Cape which is crisping over as drought continues to grip the province. The world is shifting The adaptation of herbivore behaviour is seasonal and locational variations in vegetation quantity and quality is
its shape around these plants and animals. In places it is warming and drying, elsewhere the rains come in greater inadequately modelled by conventional methods. Norman Owen-Smith innovatively links the principles of adaptive
978 1 86814 437 2 (print) deluges. Some are abandoned as species retreat before the onslaught of rising greenhouse gases and altered weather behaviour to their consequences for population dynamics and community ecology, through the application of a
978 1 86814 668 0 (digital) patterns. Scorched ponders the morality of the changes humankind has wrought, and the future of life as we know it. metaphysiological modelling approach. The main focus is on large mammalian herbivores occupying seasonally
210 x 190 mm, 264 pp variable environments such as those characterised by African savannahs, but applications to temperate zone ungulates
Full colour, illustrated are also included. Issues of habitat suitability are similarly investigated. The modelling approach accommodates
Soft cover, 2006 various sources of environmental variability, in space and time, in a simple conceptual way and has the potential to be
978 1 86814 427 3 applied to other consumer-resource systems.
Leonie Joubert is a freelance science writer. Scorched: South Africa’s Changing Climate and Invaded: The Biological Invasion of South Africa, were awarded 230 x 150 mm, 374 pp Norman Owen-Smith is Research Professor in African Ecology and heads the Centre for African Ecology at the
honorary Sunday Times/Alan Paton Awards. Boiling Point: People in a Changing Climate, is based on research funded by the 2007 Ruth First Fellowship. Soft cover, 2005 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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People of the Eland
ROCK ART

ROCK ART
Rock Paintings of the Drakensberg Bushmen as a Reflection of their Life
and Thought Seeing and Knowing
Rock Art with and without Ethnography
Patricia Vinnicombe
Edited by Geoffrey Blundell, Christopher Chippindale and Benjamin Smith
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 first major step away from the outsider’s view upon San rock art that It is largely through the work of David Lewis-Williams that San rock art has come to be
had dominated studies of rock art for nearly a century. The book, an account of the rock art of the San of the understood so well, as a complex symbolic and metaphoric representation of San religious
Drakensberg Range, was also about the mountain San themselves: their lives, their beliefs, their culture and their beliefs and practices. This volume demon­strates the depth and wide geographical impact of
history during colonisation. It quickly became clear to Vinnicombe that the art reflected the most deeply held San Lewis-Williams’ contribution, with particular emphasis on his use of theory and methodology
978 1 86814 497 6 (print) beliefs and symbols and she tried to gain an insider’s view of the rock art using San understandings of the world. drawn from ethnography.
978 1 86814 660 4 (digital) This approach and this understanding have now become the standard for all those working with San rock art. Seeing and Knowing explores how to understand and learn from rock art with and without
250 x 270 mm, 400 pp Whilst this early knowledge of San art has been built upon considerably since 1976, Vinnicombe’s contribution ethnography. Because many of the chapters are based on solid fieldwork and ethnographic
Soft cover, illustrated remains a cornerstone of our current understanding. Reprinted here in full colour, with the original artwork and research, they offer a new body of work that provides the evidence for differentiation between
2009 photographs, People of the Eland remains a seminal work, the impact of which cannot be underestimated. 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
Patricia Vinnicombe was one of South Africa’s foremost rock art experts. She died in Australia in 2003. 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.
The Eland’s People 978 1 86814 513 3 (print)
New Perspectives in the Rock Art of the Maloti-Drakensberg Bushmen 978 1 86814 671 0 (digital)
245 x 200 mm, 328 pp
Edited by Peter Mitchell and Benjamin Smith CONTENTS Soft cover, illustrated
2010
Only 1000 copies of People of the Eland were printed in 1976. It was neither reissued nor reprinted and has become Chapter 1. Rock art with and without ethnography Geoffrey Blundell, Christopher Chippindale and Benjamin Smith With Left Coast Press
Chapter 2. Flashes of brilliance: San rock paintings of heaven’s things Sven Ouzman
one of the rarest and most expensive of all books on the African past. In 2002, Vinnicombe started to explore the Rights: Africa only
Chapter 3. Snake and veil: The rock engravings of Driekopseiland, Northern Cape, South Africa David Morris
possibility of republication, but she did not feel that the book could be reissued without adding additional sections Chapter 4. Cups and saucers: A preliminary investigation of the rock carvings of Tsodilo Hills, northern Botswana
to explain how knowledge had expanded in the decades since its publication. Tragically, Pat died in March 2003. Nick Walker
Peter Mitchell and Benjamin Smith took up her challenge and brought together the leading scholars in the field to Chapter 5. Art and authorship in southern African rock art: Examining the Limpopo-Shashe Confluence Area
write new sections to explain both how knowledge has changed since the publication of People of the Eland, and Edward B. Eastwood, Geoffrey Blundell and Benjamin Smith
Chapter 6. Archaeology, ethnography, and rock art: A modern-day study from Tanzania Imogene L. Lim
how current research is still influenced by this landmark volume. The Eland’s People is a companion volume to Chapter 7. Art and belief: The ever-changing and the never-changing in the Far West David S. Whitley
978 1 86814 498 3 (print)
People of the Eland that aims to provide a richer appreciation of the importance of Pat’s original work, as well as Chapter 8. Crow Indian elk love-medicine and rock art in Montana and Wyoming Lawrence L. Loendorf
978 1 86814 628 4 (digital)
allowing readers an overview of current understandings of Drakensberg rock art. Chapter 9. Layer by layer: Precision and accuracy in rock art recording and dating Johannes Loubser
250 x 270 mm, 256 pp Chapter 10. From the tyranny of the figures to the interrelationship between myths, rock art and their surfaces
Soft cover, illustrated Knut Helskog
Peter Mitchell is a Professor at the School of Archaeology, St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Benjamin Smith is
2009 Chapter 11. Composite creatures in European Palaeolithic art
the Director of the Rock Art Research Institute (RARI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Chapter 12. Thinking strings: On theory, shifts and conceptual issues in the study of Palaeolithic art Margaret W. Conkey
Chapter 13. Rock art without ethnography? A history of attitude to rock art and landscape at Frøysjøen, western Norway
Eva Walderhaug
Chapter 14. ‘Meaning cannot rest or stay the same’ Patricia Vinnicombe
Chapter 15. Manica rock art in contemporary society Tore Sætersdal
Chapter 16. Oral tradition, ethnography, and the practice of North American archaeology Julie E. Francis and
Lawrence L. Loendorf
Chapter 17. Beyond rock art: Archaeological interpretation and the shamanic frame Neil Price

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Women by Women 50 Years African Dream Machines Life of Bone Art meets Science
ART

ART
of Women’s Photography in Style, Identity and Meaning of Edited by Joni Brenner, Elizabeth Burroughs and Karel Nel
South Africa African Headrests Hominid fossils touch a responsive chord in people everywhere, who seem to have an inherent drive to know their
Edited by Robin Comley, Anitra Nettleton beginnings. We want to know what the fossils have to say to us. There seems to be a magic in the fossilised bones that
George Hallett and Neo Ntsoma transcends time ….
African Dream Machines takes African
—Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar
Introduction by Penny Siopis headrests out of the category of functional
objects and into the more rarefied category Life of Bone brings into sharp relief the abutting practices of the scientific and the artistic, practices which have co-
This book celebrated the fiftieth anniversary
of ‘art’ objects. Styles in African headrests existed since the beginning of our species. It is based on an exhibition at the Origins Centre at the University of the
of the 1956 women’s march on the Union
978 1 86814 441 9 978 1 86814 539 3 (print) Witwatersrand, which displayed the original fossil skull of the Taung child hominid alongside artworks by Joni Brenner,
Buildings. It provides a showcase of are usually defined in terms of western art
(print) 978 1 86814 647 5 (digital) Gerhard Marx and Karel Nel made specifically in response to these evolutionarily significant remains. This unique
photographic talent, from the early pioneers of and archaeological discourses, but this book
978 1 86814 695 6 210 x 180 mm, 176 pp combination prompts a range of enquiries on the nature of both artistic and scientific disciplines, and encourages a
social documentary to the challenging images 978 1 86814 458 7 interrogates these definitions of style and
(digital) Full colour, illustrated dialogue between the very distant historic and the contemporary.
created by women in South Africa today. (print) demonstrates the shortcomings of defining
300 x 290 mm, 260 pp Soft cover with gatefolds
As the struggle against apartheid gained 978 1 86814 612 3 a single formal style model as exclusive
Full colour, illustrated 2011
momentum in the 1970s and 1980s, women (digital) to a single ethnic group. Anitra Nettleton’s
Hard cover
photographers recorded the drama unfolding 245 x 170 mm, 488 pp drawings of each and every headrest
2006
With the Department across the land. More recently, women have Illustrated encountered are a major part of the project. Dunga Manzi / Stirring Waters
begun exploring a different aesthetic and Soft cover with gatefolds
of Arts and Culture, Edited by Nessa Leibhammer
developing a wide range of photographic 2007
Republic of South Africa
practices in the worlds of fashion, journalism, Dunga Manzi / Stirring Waters showcases some of South Africa’s most treasured heritage in the form of Tsonga and
documentary and advertising. Shangaan art and culture. It tracks the history of these cultural groups through essays and a wealth of images of
Anitra Nettleton is Professor in the Wits School of Arts, University of
material culture and art. Divided into four sections, the book highlights the histories of the Tsonga and Shangaan,
Robin Comley is a freelance picture editor and photographic consultant. the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is the 2006 winner of the Wits
including a personal narrative of the Makhubele family. The second section explores the magnificent beading tradition
George Hallett and Neo Ntsoma are award-winning photographers. University Research Committee Publication Award.
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
Uplifting the Colonial Philistine History after Apartheid last section.
978 1 86814 449 5 (print)
Florence Phillips and the Visual Culture and Public 978 1 86814 691 8 (digital) Nessa Leibhammer is a Professor in the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Making of the Johannesburg Memory in a Democratic 278 x 215 mm, 232 pp
Art Gallery South Africa Full colour, illustrated
Soft cover with gatefolds
Jillian Carman Annie E. Coombes 2007
Uplifting the Colonial Philistine is a History after Apartheid analyses how With the Johannesburg Art Gallery
thoroughly researched, account of the South Africa’s visual and material culture
unusual circumstances in which early represented the past while at the same
Johannesburg came to have an art gallery time contributing to the process of social Dumile Feni Retrospective
with one of the most avant-garde collections transformation. Coombes examines how
978 1 86814 436 5 Johannesburg Art Gallery • Curated and edited by Prince Mbusi Dube
in the world. It describes the characters who 978 1 86814 407 5 strategies for embodying different models
(print)
brought the Johannesburg Art Gallery to its 230 x 155 mm, 384 pp of historical knowledge and experience are My subjects are Africans because they are my people, but my message, the idea I am bringing to put across has
978 1 86814 686 4
launch in 1910: Florence Phillips, wife of one Soft cover negotiated in public culture – in monuments, nothing to do with racialism.
(digital)
of the Randlord patrons, and Hugh Lane, 2004 museums and contemporary fine art. She —Dumile Feni
230 x 170 mm, 480 pp
curator. Containing 100 reproductions from With Duke explores the dilemmas posed by a range of
Illustrated Dumile Feni was one of Africa’s greatest twentieth century artists – painter, sculptor, poet and nascent filmmaker too.
the original catalogue, this book unravels University Press visual and material culture including key
Soft cover with gatefolds This lavishly illustrated, full-colour book is the most comprehensive collection of Dumile’s work to date. It honours the
the complex intertwining of personal and South African heritage sites, and highlights
2006 artist’s work, sketches, paintings and sculptures, and provides intimate, quirky photographs of Dumile himself, essays
socio-political agendas that made up the the contradictory investment in these sites
978 1 86814 442 6 about him by great contemporary thinkers in the art world, poetry about him and poetry by him.
fabric of the founding. among competing constituencies.
300 x 240 mm, 248 pp
Prince Mbusi Dube is the Education Curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery and also the Curator of the Dumile Feni
Jillian Carman was a curator at the Johannesburg Art Gallery for twenty years. Annie E. Coombes is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Full colour, illustrated
Retrospective.
She is the 2005 winner of the Wits Research Committee Publication Award. School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, Hard cover, 2006
University of London, United Kingdom. With the Johannesburg Art Gallery

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Bury Me at the Marketplace Es’kia Mphahlele and Company. Stranger at Home The Praise Poet in Apartheid South Africa
LITERARY STUDIES

LITERARY STUDIES
Letters 1943–2006 Ashlee Neser
Edited by N. Chabani Manganyi and David Attwell This book is about the poetry, vision and context of one of South Africa’s most talented praise poets. The author of five
Chabani Manganyi published the first edition of Mphahlele’s selected letters twenty-five years ago under the same volumes of Xhosa poetry and performer of inspired and elegantly crafted izibongo (praise poems), Manisi saw himself
title. Bury Me at the Marketplace suggested the energy and magnanimity of Mphahlele the man, whose personality as a man of multiple allegiances and identities at a time when these markers of self were rigidly policed. He was for a
and intellect as a writer and educator would carve an indelible place for him in South Africa’s public sphere. Despite the time the most famous poet in Kaiser Mathanzima’s court. He also wrote the first published poem about Nelson Mandela
personal nature of the letters, the further horizons of this volume are the contours of South Africa’s literary and cultural in 1954, hailing him prophetically as ‘Gleaming Road’. Despite these early accomplishments, Manisi ended his career
history, the international affiliations out of which it has been formed, particularly in the diaspora that connects South as a lonely performer in American and South African universities. Neser examines Manisi as an inventive negotiator
Africa to the rest of the African continent and to the black presence in Europe and the United States. of rural and urban spaces, modernity and tradition, performance and publication, the local and the foreign. In the
This selection of Mphahlele’s own letters has been greatly expanded; it has also been augmented by the addition of divided context in which he created poetry, the author argues, it was not possible for Manisi to articulate the package
978 1 86814 489 1 (print) 978 1 86814 537 9 (print) of identities that defined him. The over-determined public discourse, caught in meanings dictated by apartheid politics
letters from Mphahlele’s correspondents.
978 1 86814 621 5 (digital) 978 1 86814 679 6 (digital) and the urban-centred resistance movement, distorted and isolated Manisi’s poetry.
230 x 155 mm, 528 pp N. Chabani Manganyi is a clinical psychologist, biographer and non-fiction writer. David Attwell is Professor of 220 x 150 mm, 280 pp
Modern Literature at the University of York, United Kingdom. Ashlee Neser is a Researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Researc­h (WISER) at the University of the
Soft cover, 2010 Soft cover, 2011
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is the 2010 winner of the Wits University Research Committee Publication Award.

Bushman Letters Interpreting /Xam Narrative


Marginal Spaces Reading Ivan Vladislavić
Michael Wessels
Edited by Gerald Gaylard
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 Ivan Vladislavić is one of the most significant writers in South Africa today. Internationally his stature rests on his
are at once so compromised and so unique? Bushman Letters examines not only the /Xam archive but also the critical responsiveness to the contemporary, his humour, his honed style, his articulation of the search for home within
tradition that has grown up around it, as well as the hermeneutic principles that inform that tradition. It critiques these the urban, his delicate balance between immersion and objectivity. Locally he has been positioned by critics as the
principles and offers alternative modes of reading. The book accomplishes two things: it shows up problems with the voice of the ‘now’ in post-apartheid letters for his forensic analysis of South Africa in transition from the exceptional
ways the /Xam materials have been approached by previous critics, and it suggests what their interpretations have left and marginalised to the merely marginal. This edited volume collects much of the significant and original critical
out in the course of its own detailed and poetic readings of a number of narratives. 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
Michael Wessels is a researcher in the English Department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. and creative, in order to indicate the wide-ranging and fertile responses that Vladislavić’s writing elicits. Moreover, he
978 1 86814 506 5 (print)
has included examples of the initial reception of each of Vladislavić’s books upon their publication.
978 1 86814 622 2 (digital) 978 1 86814 536 2 (print)
220 x 150 mm, 356 pp 978 1 86814 650 5 (digital) Gerald Gaylard is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2010 235 x 155 mm, 376 pp
Illustrated
Soft cover, 2011
Entanglement Literary and Cultural Reflections on Post-apartheid
Sarah Nuttall Mediations of Violence in Africa Fashioning New Futures from Contested Pasts
… a finger-on-the-pulse report from the cultural frontline of contemporary South Africa. Edited by Lidwien Kapteijns and Annemiek Richters
—Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
This book analyses the violence of recent African wars from the perspectives of people who experienced and witnessed
Entanglement aims to capture the contradictory mixture of innovation and inertia, of loss, violence and xenophobia them. Two of the six chapters engage with South African mediations of violence. Liz Gunner explores the ways in which
as well as experimentation and desegregation, which characterises post-apartheid South African life worlds. In her song and performance in the a capella genre of the isicathamiya mediate a complex cocktail of social and psychological
readings of literature, new media forms and painting, Nuttall moves away from a persistent apartheid optic, drawing on violence in post-1994 KwaZulu-Natal. Diana Gibson introduces the army kitbag (balsak) as a metaphor for the
ideas of sameness and difference, and their limits, in order to elicit ways of living and imagining that are just starting painful and dark memories of veterans of the border war with Angola in the apartheid state, who experienced deep
to take shape and for which we might not yet have a name. In the background of her investigations lies a preoccupation psychological, social, interpersonal, political and historical disconnectedness as a result of the fighting.
with a future-oriented politics, one that builds on largely unexplored terrains of mutuality while being attentive to a
978 1 86814 476 1 (print) historical experience of confrontation and injury. Lidwien Kapteijns is Professor of History at Wellesley College, United States. Annemiek Richters, physician and
978 1 86814 632 1 (digital) medical anthropologist, is Professor of Culture, Health and Illness at Leiden University Medical Centre and the
Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic 978 1 86814 529 4 Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, The Netherlands.
220 x 150 mm, 216 pp
Research (WISER), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Nuttall is the 2008 winner of the Wits 230 x 150 mm, 272 pp
Illustrated
University Research Committee Publication Award. Softcover, 2010
Soft cover, 2009
With Koninklijke Brill NV
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Africa Writes Back The African Writers Series and the Launch of African Literature Sara Baartman and the Gerard Sekoto ‘I am an African’
LITERARY STUDIES

BIOGRAPHY
James Currey Hottentot Venus N. Chabani Manganyi
The publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann provided the impetus for the foundation of the
A Ghost Story and a Biography Foreword by Es’kia Mphahlele
African Writers Series (AWS) in 1962 with Achebe as Editorial Adviser. The AWS almost single-handedly jump-started Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully Considered increasingly as one of the earliest
the rapid surge in African literary creativity by putting into print more than 300 works in less than twenty years. The South African modernists and social realists,
Displayed on European stages from 1810 to
availability of these books throughout the world made it possible for universities and secondary schools to begin to Gerard Sekoto completed his most memorable
1815 as the Hottentot Venus, Sara Baartman
teach courses on African literature; in Africa itself this led to a profound transformation of the curriculum in English. work during the early and middle years of the
was one of the most famous women of her
A whole new discipline of literary studies quickly emerged. None of this would have happened so rapidily and so 1940s. When he left for Paris in 1947, he was at
day, and also one of the least known. Based
successfully had it not been for the pioneering role played by the AWS. the height of his creative powers. He spent 45
on research and interviews that span three
years as an exile in France, and during these
James Currey was the Editorial Director at Heinemann Educational Books in charge of the African Writers Series from continents, Crais and Scully reconstruct
978 1 86814 472 3 often difficult times his talent, dedication,
1967 to 1984. Baartman’s life and discuss the enduring
232 x 156 mm, 360 pp belief in the equality of all people and, most
978 186814 488 4 978 1 86814 400 6
Soft cover, 2008 impact of the Hottentot Venus on ideas
235 x 155 mm, 248 pp (print) of all, his identity as an African sustained him.
With James Currey about women, race and sexuality. The book
Illustrated 978 1 86814 640 6 Chabani Manganyi’s biography is informed
Publishers (UK) concludes with the politics involved in
Hard cover (digital) by the discovery, after Sekoto’s death, of
returning Baartman’s remains to her home
2009 210 x 180 mm, 304 pp a ‘suitcase of treasures’, which contained
country, and connects Baartman’s story to her
The Animal Gaze Animal Subjectivities in Southern African Narratives With Princeton
descendants in nineteenth- and twentieth-
Illustrated in full colour previously unknown musical compositions,
University Press Soft cover with gatefolds letters and a large quantity of notes, writings
Wendy Woodward century South Africa.
and private documents.
2004
Many humans do not regard animals as complex beings. Instead, they objectify animals, relate to them as ‘pets’, or
Clifton Crais is Professor of History and Pamela Scully is Associate N. Chabani Manganyi is a clinical psychologist, biographer and non-fiction
see them simply as spectacles of beauty or wildness. By contrast, the southern African writers whose work is explored
Professor of Women’s Studies and African Studies, both at Emory writer.
in The Animal Gaze, including Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene N. Marais, J.M. Coetzee, Luis Bernardo
University, United States.
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 Tobias in Conversation Genes, Into the Past A Memoir
are acknowledged as subjects in this way, then the animal gaze and the human response encapsulate an interspecies Fossils and Anthropology ˆ Phillip V. Tobias
communication of kinship, rather than confirming 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 Phillip V. Tobias with Goran Strkalj … not only records Phillip Tobias’s personal
978 1 86814 462 4 (print) differently about non-human animals and human relationships with them. and Jane Dugard journey in life, science and education, but also
978 1 86814 615 4 (digital) the passage of our country, South Africa.
Wendy Woodward is a Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Tobias in Conversation invites the reader to
220 x 150 mm, 208 pp —Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate (from
embark on a journey through the life and work
Soft cover, 2008 the foreword)
of Phillip Tobias. It is based on a collection of
interviews with the internationally acclaimed Phillip Tobias is arguably South Africa’s most
scientist. Tobias is first and foremost a human honoured and decorated scientist. Into the
The Imagination of Freedom Critical Texts and Times in Contemporary Liberalism
anatomist. Interviews range across such topics Past focuses on his early life: from his troubled
Andrew Foley as research into the physical anthropology childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein to his
978 1 86814 477 8 of living peoples; studies of mammalian 978 1 77010 015 2 student days at Wits University (where he also
At last, a view of literary studies that speaks to the real world where political conduct, social justice and individual
(print) chromosomes; an invitation from Louis and 234 x 153 mm, 320 pp taught from 1945 until 1993) and the prolific
freedom matter.
978 1 86814 680 2 Mary Leakey to describe the hominid fossils Soft cover research, correspondence and travels of his
—Laurence Wright, Rhodes University
(digital) they discovered; the identification, description 2005 early career. His dedication to the people of
Andrew Foley explores the work of a number of writers who have responded, from a liberal viewpoint, to critical 250 x 170mm, 360 pp and naming of Homo habilis; re-opening of With Pan Macmillan Africa, and his role in the fight against racism
moments when the idea of human freedom has come under threat. He presents a contextualised discussion of the Soft cover the Sterkfontein fossil site in 1966; Tobias’s during the harrowing decades of South Africa’s
work of Alan Paton, Chinua Achebe, Ken Kesey, Seamus Heaney, Fay Weldon, Athol Fugard, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ian 2008 political activism and medical ethics; and apartheid regime, are vividly recounted.
McEwan and others, in order to pursue three interrelated aims: to reassess the significance of these writers from a his personal philosophy concerning religion
contemporary perspective; to clarify their political vision as liberal writers; and to develop a case for liberalism as a and evolution.
978 1 86814 492 1 (print) coherent and compelling political philosophy.
978 1 86814 644 4 (digital) Goran Strkalj is a biological anthropologist at Macquarie University,
Andrew Foley is Head of the Department of English in the School of Education at the University of the Witwaters­rand, Phillip V. Tobias is Professor Emeritus in the School of Anatomical Sciences
220 x 150 mm, 328 pp Sydney. Jane Dugard is a biologist who writes evolutionary materials for
Johannesburg. at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Soft cover, 2009 school textbooks.

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Tshepang The Third Testament Nothing but the Truth
THEATRE

THEATRE
Lara Foot Newton John Kani
In 2001 South Africa was devastated by the news of a brutal rape of a nine-month-old child who came to be known Nothing but the Truth is the story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation, and the
as baby Tshepang. The media reported that she had been gang-raped by a group of six men. Later it was discovered ambiguities of freedom. Nothing but the Truth (2002) was John Kani’s debut as sole playwright and was first performed
that the men had been wrongfully accused and that the infant had instead been raped and sodomised by her mother’s in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Award for best actor and best new South African
boyfriend. Once the story of baby Tshepang hit the headlines, the scab was torn off a festering wound, and hundreds play. In the same year Kani was also awarded a special Obie award for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the
of similar stories followed. Weaving together ‘twenty thousand stories’ (the number of reported child rapes in South United States. This play was selected by the South African National Department of Education for study in Grade 12. A
Africa each year), Tshepang tells a story of love, forgiveness and the difficulties of coming to terms with a violation of new scholar’s edition, co-published with Macmillan South Africa, has been released which meets all requirements of
this magnitude. the department.

Lara Foot Newton is a South African playwright, theatre director and producer. 978 1 86814 389 4 (print) John Kani co-wrote famous plays such as The Island with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona. Nothing but the Truth
978 1 86814 415 1 (print)
978 1 86814 657 4 (digital) marks his debut as sole playwright.
978 1 86814 683 3 (digital)
200 x 130 mm, 64 pp 200 x 130 mm, 72 pp
Soft cover, 2005 Soft cover, 2002 Macmillan/WUP scholar’s edition: 978 1 77030 317 1, Soft cover, 2008. (Available from Macmillan South Africa,
Tel. +27 11 731 3300)

Zulu Love Letter


Love, Crime and Johannesburg A Musical
Bhekizizwe Peterson and Ramadan Suleman
Junction Avenue Theatre Company
Set against the backdrop of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Zulu Love Letter is a story of two mothers
Introduction by Malcolm Purkey and Carol Steinburg
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 Love, Crime and Johannesburg is the story of Jimmy ‘Long Legs’ Mangane, a people’s poet involved in the struggle, who
political commitments. Tormented by a sense of guilt, Thandeka is compelled to confront her experiences of detention is accused of robbing a bank. He passionately asserts his innocence, claiming to work for the ‘secret secret service’.
and torture when ghosts from the past reappear. Me’Tau, the mother of a young activist (Dineo) whose assassination Lewis, his old friend and comrade from the struggle, now owns a bank. How did this happen? The man of the struggle
Thandeka witnessed and reported, wants Thandeka to help in finding Dineo’s body so that she can be given a fitting is now a man of accounts. Added to the mix is an old-style gangster, two girlfriends, a Jewish father and a very unusual
burial. Marking the ebb-and-flow of the adults’ attempts to deal with the historical inheritances of apartheid is the Chief of Police. Described as one of the first genuine post-apartheid plays, Love, Crime and Johannesburg is a witty,
978 1 86814 496 9 (print) ‘Love Letter’ that Simangaliso is weaving as a gift to her mother. A colourful tapestry of beads, trinkets and buttons, the light-hearted account of life in the City of Gold at the turn of the millennium. Winner of the 2000 Vita Award for best
978 1 86814 505 8 ‘Love Letter’ encapsulates the power of the arts in fostering memory-work, healing and love. The script won the Special script of a new South African Play.
(print with DVD) Jury Prize – Best Script 2001, at the 15th Edition, Grand Prix du Meilleur Scenariste, Paris. 978 1 86814 354 2 (print)
978 1 86814 693 2 (digital)
Bhekizizwe Peterson and Ramadan Suleman are directors of Natives At Large, a film and television production 978 1 86814 648 2 (digital)
210 x 180 mm, 128 pp
company. Peterson is also Associate Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 200 x 130 mm, 80 pp
Soft cover, illustrated, 2009
Soft cover, 2000

At this Stage Plays from Post-apartheid South Africa Sophiatown


Edited by Greg Homann Junction Avenue Theatre Company
As South Africa continues to advance towards the fulfilment of its visionary constitution, significant shifts in the mode, Introduction by Malcolm Purkey
style and theme of its nation’s theatre have begun to take hold. The four plays in this collection offer insights into A truly superb production .... It is subtle, sophisticated, polished, warm, informative and much more – in short bloody
an emerging national identity in their exploration of the themes of reconciliation, matriarchy, justice, accountability, wonderful.
corruption, truth, memory and violence. Editor and theatre director Greg Homann argues that South African playwrights —Charles van Onselen, historian
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: Sophiatown was the ‘Chicago of South Africa’, a vibrant community that produced not only gangsters and shebeen
‘Reach!’ by Lara Foot Newton queens but leading journalists, writers, musicians and politicians, and gave urban African culture its rhythm and style.
‘Some Mothers’ Sons’ by Mike van Graan This play, based on the life history of Sophiatown, opened at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in February 1986 to
‘Shwele Bawo!’ by Motshabi Tyelele great acclaim. The play won the AA Life Vita Award for Playwright of the Year 1985/86. This edition of the play includes
978 1 86814 493 8 (print) 978 1 86814 236 1 (print)
‘Dream of the Dog’ by Craig Higginson an introduction which sets the work in its historical context.
978 1 86814 617 8 (digital) 978 1 86814 673 4 (digital)
220 x 150 mm, 186 pp Greg Homann is a Lecturer in South African Theatre at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, The Junction Avenue Theatre Company was founded in Johannesburg in the 1970s.
200 x 130 mm, 96 pp
Soft cover, illustrated, 2009 Johannesburg. Soft cover, 1993

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Fools, Bells and the Habit Sorrows and Rejoicings Women Writing Africa
THEATRE

WOMEN’S WRITING
of Eating Athol Fugard The contributions of African women to their respective nations have been documented for generations as letters, speeches, songs, poems and other oralities,
Zakes Mda Introduction by Anthony Akerman 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.
Cupidity, corruption and conciliation are the In an old house in a small country town three
themes of the three plays in this collection: women gather in the presence of a stinkwood
The Mother of all Eating, a one-hander, with table and their powerful memories of the
its central character a corrupt Lesotho official, man they have just buried. In Sorrows and The Southern Region West Africa and the Sahel
is a grinding satire on materialism. You Rejoicings, Athol Fugard turns once more to his
beloved Karoo and to the themes of exile and Edited by M.J. Daymond, Edited by Esi Sutherland-Addy
Fool, How Can the Sky Fall? is an unbridled
study in grotesquerie, reflecting a belief that the importance of place that have permeated Dorothy Driver, Sheila Meintjes, and Aminata Diaw
government by those who inherit a revolution so many of his plays. Anthony Akerman’s Leloba Molema, Chiedza Musengezi, The collection encompasses an epic cultural
978 1 86814 377 1 is almost inevitably, in the first decade or two, 978 1 86814 385 6 accessible introduction situates the play in the Margie Orford and Nobantu Rasebotsa history through the voices of women
(print) hijacked by the smart operators. The Bells of (print) context of the body of Fugard’s work. represented in twenty languages spoken in an
Presenting voices rarely heard, some recorded
978 1 86814 639 9 Amersfoort, with its graphic portrayal of the 978 1 86814 674 1 as early as the mid-nineteenth century, as area encompassing twelve countries: Benin,
(digital) isolation imposed by exile, picks up on the (digital) well as rediscovered gems by well-known Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia,
220 x 150 mm, 162 pp themes of the other two plays but adds to 200 x 130 mm, 80 pp authors such as Bessie Head and Doris Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Niger,
Soft cover them the concept of ‘healing’, both of the soul Soft cover Lessing, this landmark collection reveals a Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
2002 and of the land. 2002 living cultural legacy that will revolutionise
978 1 86814 394 8 the understanding of African women’s literary 978 1 86814 428 0
Zakes Mda is a multiple award-winning playwright, novelist, painter, Athol Fugard is one of South Africa’s and the world’s finest playwrights. His 235 x 155 mm, 560 pp and cultural production. The texts – ranging 235 x 155 mm, 512 pp
composer and filmmaker. He currently teaches at the University of Ohio, numerous plays have won many awards, been produced internationally and Soft cover from communal songs and folktales to letters, Soft cover
United States. made into musical works and films. 2003 diaries, political petitions, court records, 2005
poems, essays, and fiction – demonstrate
the critical role played by women in cultural
continuity and resistance to oppression in six
My Life and Valley Song My Children! My Africa! countries in the region: Botswana, Lesotho,
Two Plays and Selected Shorter Plays Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland
and Zimbabwe.
Athol Fugard Athol Fugard
My Life is based on the diaries of five Edited by Stephen Gray
South African girls who were growing into In his introduction to this collection, Stephen
womanhood in 1994. The perspective of
The Eastern Region The Northern Region
Gray states that ‘there can be no artistic
each young woman on her country and her grounds on which to uphold a belief that Edited by Amandina Lihamba, Edited by Fatima Sadiqi,
people is conveyed with a mixture of naivety, “short” implies “lesser”’; he goes on to make Fulata L. Moyo, Mugyabuso M. Amira Nowaira, Azza El Kholy
exuberance, warmth and humour. A small the point that ‘Fugard seems naturally to be Mulokozi, Naomi L. Shitemi and Moha Ennaji
Karoo town provides the setting for Valley most at ease when working in compact dense and Saida Yahya-Othman
Song, which explores the theme of youth The fourth volume in the series includes more
forms’ . This collection brings together all the
978 1 86814 287 3 in search of itself, and provides a lyrical 978 1 86814 117 3 This volume highlights twenty-three than 100 texts from Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania,
available shorter plays by Athol Fugard not
(print) metaphor for the new South Africa in which it (print) languages and five east African countries: Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. It includes works
accessible to readers and performers, and
978 1 86814 654 3 was set, and has been termed one of Fugard’s 978 1 86814 653 6 Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. from 1500 BCE to the present; from an Egyptian
demonstrates through these plays the crucial
(digital) most endearing plays. (digital) It focuses on the daily lives of women in Queen’s marriage proposal to contem­porary
stages of Fugard’s development as a great man
190 x 125 mm, 86 pp 198 x 126 mm, 198 pp retellings of personal sufferings and triumphs, women promoting new marriage and family
of the theatre.
Soft cover Soft cover parliamentary speeches, fiction, poetry and laws. Many names will resonate with modern
1996 1990 978 1 86814 459 4 songs, and the roles of women in creating 978 186814 490 7 readers, including Leila Abou Zeid, Amina
235 x 155 mm, 512 pp an educated people in nations free from 235 x 155 mm, 636 pp Arfaoui, Salwa Bakr, Assia Djebar, Nawal
Soft cover colonial rule. Soft cover El Saadawi and Fatima Mernissi. Important
2007 2009 themes include polygamy, the veil, education
and political participation.

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The African Treasury Series
AFRICAN TREAUSURY SERIES

AFRICAN TREAUSURY 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
Inkondlo kaZulu Ukufa KukaShaka
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
B. Wallet Vilakazi Elliot Zondi
current efforts to empower and develop the status of African languages in South Africa.
978 085494 068 4, 1935 978 085494 079 0, 1960

Abantu Besizwe Umyezo Pelong ya ka


Historical and Biographical Writings, 1902-1944 J.J.R. Jolobe S.M. Mofokeng
978 085494 069 1, 1936 978 191980 579 5, 1962
S. E. K. Mqhayi
Dintshontsho tsa bo- Juluse Kesara Ikhwezi Likazulu
Edited and translated by Jeff Opland with the assistance of Luvo Mabinza, Koliswa Moropa, Solomon Tshekiso Plaatje J.M. Sikakana
Nosisi Mpolweni and Abner Nyamende 978 085494 070 7, 1937 978 085494 081 3, 1965

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
Amavo Hayani Mazulu
upliftment schemes, to writing and translating. Mqhayi is one of the greatest figures in the history of South African
J.J.R. Jolobe Aaron Phumasilwe Myeni
literature, yet his achievement is not fully appreciated because he wrote only in isiXhosa. He was the greatest of
978 085494 072 1, 1941 978 085320 026 0, 1969
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 first new volume of Mqhayi’s UGubudele Namazimuzimu Isoka lakwaZulu
writing to appear in over 60 years, contains 69 historical and biographical essays contributed to newspapers N.N.T. Ndebele N.J. Makahye
between 1902 and 1944 as originally published, with facing English translations. The collection will confirm his 978 085320 018 5, 1941 978 085494 103 2, 1972
status as a major South African author.
978 1 86814 501 0 (print) Inzuzo Insumansumane
978 1 86814 611 6 (digital) S.E.K. Mqhayi Elliot Zondi
230 x 150 mm, 648 pp 978 18692 511 5, 1943 978 186925 065 2, 1986
Soft cover, 2009

The Nation’s Bounty Amal’e Zulu Dipale le Ditshomo


The Xhosa Poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho B.W. Vilakazi N.P. Maake
978 085320 016 1, 1945 978 085494 988 5, 1987
Edited and translated by Jeff Opland with the assistance of Phyllis Ntantala,
Abner Nyamende and Peter Mtuze Motswasele II Diwani ya Muyaka bin
L.D. Raditladi Haji Al-Ghassaniy
For nearly a decade Nontsizi Mgqwetho contributed poetry to a Johannesburg newspaper, Umteteli wa Bantu. Very 978 191991 110 6, 1945 W. Hichens
little is known about her life. She explodes on the scene with her urgent, confrontational poetry on 23 October 1940
1920, sends poems to the newspaper regularly from 1924 to 1926, withdraws for two years until two final poems Tseleng ya Bophelo le
appear in December 1928 and January 1929, then disappears into the shrouding silence she first burst from. The
poetry she left immediately claims for her the status of one of the greatest literary artists ever to write in isiXhosa,
Dithothokiso tse Ntjha Pambo la Lugha
an anguished voice of an urban woman confronting male dominance, ineffective leadership, black apathy, white
J.A.C.G. Mocoancoeng Shabaan Robert
978 085494 077 6, 1947
malice and indifference, economic exploitation and a tragic history of nineteenth-century territorial and cultural
dispossession. The Nation’s Bounty contains the original poems alongside English translations. Kielezo cha Insha
Senkatana Shabaan Robert
S.M. Mofokeng 1954
978 085494 078 3, 1952
978 186814 451 8 (print)
978 1 86814 655 0 (digital) Jeff Opland is Visiting Professor of African Language and Literatures at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
Titles in the African Treasury Series are also available from Macmillan South Africa
230 x 150 mm, 480 pp University of London, and Research Fellow in the Department of African Languages, University of South Africa,
Tel: +27 11 731 3300 • www.macmillan.co.za
Soft cover, 2007 Pretoria.

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engineering students. It serves as an introductory text for medical registrars in virtually all specialties, and is also of
Securing economic growth by ensuring that Africa faces a range of security challenges. value to the General Practitioner wishing to keep up to date, especially in view of the growing, internet-assisted public
its rewards are distributed to the poor and This book is a result of research carried knowledge of the field. There is a special focus on the application of molecular medicine in Africa and in developing
marginalised through social grants and out by the Southern African Defence and countries elsewhere.
effective delivery remains a key challenge Security Management Network (SADSEM) 978 1 86814 465 5 (print)
facing South Africa in the second decade of 978 1 86814 652 9 (digital) Barry Mendelow is Emeritus Professor, Wendy Stevens is Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine and
on many new and emerging security issues.
democracy. This book examines the obstacles 280 x 210 mm, 518 pp Haematology, Michele Ramsay is Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Division of Human Genetics and
The broad focus is on security governance –
to and, in a series of case studies, reflects on Illustrated in full colour Nanthakumarn Chetty is Head of the Platelet Research Unit in the Department of Molecular Medicine and
the role of state and a wide range of social
lessons for delivery in developing countries. Soft cover, 2008 Haematology, all at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and National Health Laborato­ry Service.
978 186814 481 5 978 1 86814 483 9 actors in the areas of both human and state
(print) (print) security. The topics covered include policing
978 1 86814 661 1 978 1 86814 613 0 transformation, intelligence governance,
(digital) (digital) regulation of private security actors, The Fundamentals of Human Embryology Student Manual 2nd Edition
240 x 170 mm, 340 pp 240 x 170 mm, 240 pp challenges of nuclear proliferation, regional
Soft cover Soft cover security, peace diplomacy and peace missions, John Allan and Beverley Kramer
2009 2009 the relationship between development and The Fundamentals of Human Embryology imparts to students a comprehensive overview of how the human embryo
With United Nations security and new challenges in governance of forms, not only as a basis for the student of human anatomy, but also as a link to abnormalities they may encounter
Anne Mc Lennan is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of University Press the military. in their clinical careers. Extensively illustrated with labeled line drawings, this concise manual will meet the needs of
Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand,
both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Human Sciences. Special features include separate chapters
Johannesburg. Barry Munslow is a Visiting Research Professor at the Gavin Cawthra is Professor of Defence and Security Management at the
on the neural crest, the skull and osteogenesis, and in-depth coverage of head and neck embryology, including
Graduate School of Public and Development Management. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
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Security and Democracy in The State of the State 978 1 86814 503 4 (print)
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Edited by Gavin Cawthra, Capacity and Political Change
Soft cover, 2010 of the Witwatersrand, and President of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa.
Andre du Pisani and Abillah Omari in South Africa
Southern Africa has embarked on one of the Louis A. Picard
world’s most ambitious security co-operation
In this book, Picard breaks new ground in his Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal A South African Perspective
initiatives, seeking to roll out the principles
exploration of the nature of the South African
of the United Nations at regional levels. This Edited by Neil Harvey
state in the 1990s and early twenty-first
book examines the triangular relationship
century. He argues that the structural legacies This broad definition can apply to turnarounds in almost anything – a life, an endeavour, a company, a municipality, a
between democratisation, the character
of the apartheid state embedded in systems of non-profit organisation, a sporting team, a university, a government. Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal
978 1 86814 453 2 of democracy and its deficits, and national 978 1 86814 419 8 deals mainly with the turnaround of business organisations. The strategic, financial, legal, human resources, marketing
government have a continuing influence on the
(print) security practices and perceptions of eleven (digital) and operations, stakeholder management, political, and internal and external aspects of turnarounds are evaluated in
success of the new democratic government in
978 1 86814 670 3 southern African states. Progress will mean 978 1 86814 677 2 depth by leaders in their fields.
South Africa.
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240 x 170 mm, 340 pp democratic practices, drawing on civil society 240 x 170 mm, 416 pp implementation are covered. Change management, small business turnarounds, recruiting for a turnaround, value
Soft cover and integrating the southern African project Soft cover management and value engineering, early warning signals and managing stress are all included in the chapters. Case
2007 with that of the African Union. 2006 studies are written by people who have led successful South African turnarounds.
978 1 86814 519 5 (print)
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Namibia. Abillah Omari is Director of the Mozambique/Tanzania Centre for Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 240 x 170 mm, 576 pp from 1968 to 1999. He has since been a professor at Rhodes University and adjunct professor at Grand Valley State
Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Professor of Strategic Studies. United States. Soft cover, 2011 University in the United States.

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Biology Skills General Pathology Encounters English-Zulu / Zulu-English


Second Edition Illustrated Lecture Notes An Anthology of South African Dictionary
Debbie Osberg J. J. Rippey Short Stories C. M. Doke, D. M. Malcolm,
Using the topic of biodiversity as background General Pathology covers the study of Edited by David Medalie J. M. A. Sikakana, B. W. Vilakazi
content, Biology Skills is designed to teach pathological or disease processes in general This is the original and first Zulu-English
Among the twenty contributors to this
the most important techniques required for a with particular reference to morphological dictionary to be developed in South Africa.
anthology are Nobel Laureate, Nadine
science degree, enabling the student to learn changes. The book is designed for second- It was begun in the 1940s by Wits University
Gordimer; the immortal chronicler of the Groot
new techniques at the same time as revising and third-year pathology students in the lecturers, C. M. Doke and B. W. Vilakazi.
Marico, Herman Charles Bosman; award-
the course work. Designed in the form of a medical and paramedical fields. Topics Vilakazi, who died in 1947, was the first
winning authors Ivan Vladislavić’s, Ahmed
handy workbook, Biology Skills is interactive covered include cell injury, death and necrosis, published Zulu poet and his collection,
Essop, Mandla Langa, Dan Jacobson, Miriam
and flexible enough to be used by students pigmentation, calcification, haemorrhage, Amal’eZulu, is listed in the Top 100 African
978 1 86814 325 2 Tlali, Christopher Hope, Mbulelo Mzamane 978 1 86814 160 9
in their own study groups or in more formal 978 1 86814 240 8 shock and oedema. Books of the twentieth century. The English-
(print) and Chris van Wyk; and the legendary icon of (print)
978 1 86814 327 6 tutorial groups with the guidance of a tutor. (print) Drum Magazine, Can Themba. Compiled and Zulu dictionary was published in 1958 by
(print) 978 1 86814 630 7 978 1 86814 631 4
978 1 86814 639 0 introduced by David Medalie, this selection Doke, Malcolm and Sikakana. The first
978 1 86814 619 2 (digital) (digital)
(digital) ranges across time, culture and style. combined edition of the two dictionaries (i.e.
(digital) 220 x 150 mm, 272 pp 210 x 150 mm, 1608 pp
Second Edition the present format) was published in 1990.
297 x 210 mm, 256 pp Soft cover Soft cover
243 x 169 mm, 364 pp The English-Zulu / Zulu­­–English Dictionary
Soft cover 1998 1990
Soft cover is still the definitive dictionary in these
1997 1994 languages. Various revisions have been
undertaken over the years to bring the
John Rippey is a former Professor of Anatomical Pathology at the orthography up to date.
Debbie Osberg is based at the General College of Science at the University South African Institute of Medical Research, at the University of the David Medalie lectures in the English Department at the University of
of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Pretoria, South Africa.

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978 1 86814 501 0 Abantu Besizwe Mqhayi 230.00 39.95 82


978 1 86814 427 3 Adaptive Herbivore Ecology Owen-Smith 250.00 39.95 69
978 1 86814 432 7 Africa on the Move Tienda et al (Eds) 230.00 32.95 88
978 1 86814 472 3 Africa Writes Back Currey 210.00 n/a 76
978 1 86814 565 2 African-Language Literatures Mhlambi 270.00 34.95 44
978 1 86814 458 7 African Dream Machines Nettleton 260.00 39.95 72
978 1 86814 542 3 African National Congress and the Regeneration Booysen 250.00 34.95 59
Still Beating the Drum Structure, Meaning and Ritual in Theatres of Struggle and the Untold Stories 978 1 86814 483 9 African Security Governance Cawthra (Ed) 240.00 n/a 84
Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi the Narratives of the Southern San End of Apartheid Economics and Busines­s
Roger Hewitt Belinda Bozzoli 978 1 86814 424 2 After Colonialism Gaylard 220.00 37.95 88
Edited by Liz Gunner and Lindy Stiebel Journalism in African Media
Edited by Peter Kariethi
978 1 86814 562 1 AIDS Conspiracy, The Nattrass 220.00 n/a 18
978 1 86184 435 8 978 1 86814 470 9 978 1 86814 406 8
2008 2004 and Nixon Kariithi 978 1 86814 480 8 Alexandra: A History Bonner, Nieftagodien 220.00 39.95 56
2006
With Rodopi (The Netherlands) With James Currey (UK), With Edinburgh Universit­y 978 1 86814 414 3 978 1 86814 460 0 Ambiguities of Witnessing Sanders 220.00 n/a 88
Weaver Press (Zimbabwe) and Press (UK) 2005 978 1 86814 222 4 And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses Mda 90.00 n/a 88
Ohio University Press (US) 978 1 86814 462 4 Animal Gaze, The Woodward 230.00 34.95 76
978 1 86814 264 4 At the Junction Junction Avenue Theatre 95.00 39.95 88
978 1 86814 493 8 At this Stage Homann (Ed.) 190.00 24.95 78
978 1 86814 508 9 Bats of Southern and Central Africa Monadjem et al 590.00 69.95 69
978 1 86814 532 4 Becoming Worthy Ancestors Mangcu (Ed) 240.00 34.95 53
978 1 86814 563 8 Being Nuclear Hecht 250.00 n/a 17
978 1 86814 446 4 Bessie Head: Thunder Behind Eilersen 230.00 34.95 88
978 1 86814 425 9 Big African States Clapham et al (Eds) 230.00 34.95 88
978 1 86814 327 6 Biology Skills Osberg 230.00 19.95 86
978 1 86814 333 7 Bleakness and Light Morris 210.00 34.95 88
978 1 86814 467 9 Boiling Point Joubert 220.00 34.95 68
978 1 86814 397 9 Boy from Bethulie Mynhardt 190.00 39.95 88
The War Against Ourselves We Write What We Like Wits Worlds of Power 978 1 86814 489 1 Bury me at the Marketplace Manganyi, Attwell 240.00 39.95 74
Nature, Power and Justice Celebrating Steve Biko The ‘Open’ Years Religious Thought and Political
Practice in Africa 978 1 86814 506 5 Bushman Letters Wessels 240.00 29.95 74
Jacklyn Cock Edited by Chris van Wyk Bruce Murray
Stephen Ellis and Gerrie ter Haar 978 1 86814 429 7 Business Accounting and Finance Hartley, Firer, Ford 240.00 n/a 87
978 1 86814 457 0 978 186814 464 8 978 1 86814 314 6
978 1 86184 448 8 Butterflies and Barbarians Harries 230.00 n/a 88
2007 2007 1997 978 1 86814 405 1
2004 978 1 86814 423 5 Buttons and Breakfasts Orr et al (Eds) 240.00 29.95 88
With Christopher Hurst (UK) 978 1 86814 059 5 Caught Behind Murray, Merrett 180.00 n/a 88
978 1 86814 510 2 Caves of the Ape-Men Clarke, Partridge 390.00 60.00 65
978 1 86814 416 7 Celebrating Bosman Mynhardt 140.00 24.95 89
978 1 86814 384 9 Change of Pace Bruggemans 210.00 29.95 89
978 1 86814 511 9 Changing the Course of AIDS Dickinson 220.00 n/a 62
978 1 86814 275 0 Children of Bondage Shell 190.00 n/a 89
978 1 86814 523 2 City of Extremes Murray 250.00 n/a 54
978 1 86814 388 7 Closest of Strangers, The Coullie (Ed) 220.00 29.95 89
978 1 86814 358 0 Commissioning the Past Posel, Simpson (Eds) 220.00 29.95 89
978 1 86814 456 3 Composing Apartheid Olwage (Ed) 230.00 34.95 89
978 1 86814 494 5 Contradicting Maternity Long 240.00 34.95 63
Young Warriors 978 1 86814 540 9 Conversations with Bourdieu Burawoy, Von Holdt 240.00 29.95 28
Youth Politics, Identity and
Violence in South Africa 978 1 86814 326 9 Culture and Commonplace McAllister (Ed) 140.00 n/a 89
Monique Marks 978 1 86814 399 3 Customs and Beliefs of the /Xam Hollmann (Ed) 290.00 n/a 89
978 1 86814 370 8 978 1 86814 468 6 Decolonization and Empire Saul 220.00 n/a 89
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978 1 86814 452 5 District Six Revisited Hallett et al (Eds) 300.00 49.95 89 978 1 86814 408 2 Mapungubwe Huffman 120.00 19.95 66
978 1 86814 445 7 Do South Africans Exist? Chipkin 220.00 32.95 52 978 1 86814 536 2 Marginal Spaces Gaylard (Ed) 250.00 34.95 75
978 1 86814 442 6 Dumile Feni Retrospective Dube (Ed) 400.00 79.95 73 978 1 816814 564 5 Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conway 250.00 n/a 10
978 1 86814 449 5 Dunga Manzi Leibhammer (Ed) 310.00 48.95 73 978 1 86814 352 8 Material Matters Schmahmann (Ed) 120.00 34.95 90
978 1 86814 533 1 Eating from One Pot Mosoetsa 240.00 34.95 62 978 1 86814 502 7 Mbeki and After Glaser (Ed) 230.00 34.95 58
978 1 86814 543 0 Ekurhuleni Bonner, Nieftagodien 289.00 39.95 6 978 1 86814 529 4 Mediations of Violence Kapteins (Ed) 240.00 n/a 75
978 1 86814 498 3 Eland’s People, The Smith (Ed.) 400.00 60.00 70 978 1 86814 534 8 Metal that will not bend Forrest 250.00 39.95 57
978 1 86814 479 2 Elephant Management Scholes, Mennell (Eds) 490.00 79.95 69 978 1 86814 252 1 Mfecane Aftermath, The Hamilton (Ed) 270.00 34.95 90
978 1 86814 325 2 Encounters Medalie (Ed.) 150.00 n/a 87 978 1 86814 465 5 Molecular Medicine for Clinicians Mendelow et al (Eds) 520.00 79.95 85
978 1 86814 160 9 English-Zulu / Zulu-English Dictionary Doke et al 270.00 44.95 87 978 1 86814 475 4 Mourning Becomes … Stanley 230.00 n/a 90
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978 1 86814 289 7 Ethnic Pride and Racial Prejudice Bickford-Smith 140.00 n/a 89 978 1 86814 287 3 My Life and Valley Song Fugard 90.00 n/a 80
978 1 86814 575 1 EU and Africa, The Adebajo, Whiteman (Ed) 250.00 n/a 22 978 1 86814 451 8 Nation’s Bounty, The Opland (Ed.) 230.00 32.95 82
978 1 86814 535 5 Exorcising the Demons Within Landau (Ed) 250.00 n/a 21 978 1 86814 515 7 Nature’s Gifts James 210.00 34.95 67
978 1 86814 568 3 Fight for Democracy Daniels 270.00 34.95 14 978 1 86814 516 4 New South African Review 1 Southall et al (Eds) 280.00 39.95 60
978 1 86814 499 0 First Ethiopians, The Van Wyk Smith 250.00 39.95 52 978 1 86814 541 6 New South African Review 2 Daniel et al (Eds) 280.00 39.95 61
978 1 86814 474 7 Five Hundred Years Rediscovered Swanepoel et al (Eds) 250.00 39.95 66 978 1 86814 389 4 Nothing but the Truth Kani 95.00 19.95 79
978 1 86814 377 1 Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating Mda 150.00 24.95 80 978 1 86814 573 7 One hundred years of the ANC Lissoni et al (Eds) 270.00 34.95 2
978 1 86814 469 3 Fred de Vries Interviews, The De Vries 210.00 34.95 89 978 1 86814 500 3 Origins of Non-Racialism Everatt 240.00 34.95 58
978 1 86814 450 1 From Africa to Afghanistan Mills 220.00 34.95 90 978 1 86814 544 7 Orlando West, Soweto Nieftagodien, Gaule 270.00 44.95 8
978 1 86814 417 4 From Tools to Symbols d’Errico, Backwell 290.00 39.95 65 978 1 86814 320 7 Our Gendered Past Wadley 175.00 34.95 91
978 1 86814 603 4 Fundamentals of Human Embryology Allan, Kramer 290.00 29.95 85 978 1 86814 567 6 Our Lady of Benoni Mda 140.00 19.95 51
978 1 86814 443 3 Gaining Ground James 220.00 n/a 90 978 1 86814 491 4 Paper Wars Allen 240.00 34.95 91
978 1 86814 361 0 Gandhi’s Johannesburg Itzkin 210.00 29.95 90 978 1 86814 411 2 Papwa Sewgolum Nicholson 210.00 29.95 91
978 1 86814 471 6 Gangs, Politics and Dignity Jensen 230.00 n/a 90 978 1 86814 390 0 Paradise, the Castle and the Vineyard Lenta (Ed.) 230.00 34.95 91
978 1 86814 240 8 General Pathology Rippey 210.00 19.95 86 978 1 86814 552 2 Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Perrin 550.00 85.00 32
978 1 86814 400 6 Gerard Sekoto: I am an African Manganyi 250.00 39.95 77 978 1 86814 574 4 Peacebuilding, Power and Politics Curtis, Dzinesa (Eds) 250.00 n/a 26
978 1 86814 487 7 Go Home or Die Here Hassim et al (Eds) 180.00 34.95 64 978 1 86814 497 6 People of the Eland Vinnicombe 650.00 89.95 70
978 1 86814 407 5 History after Apartheid Coombes 240.00 n/a 72 978 1 86814 571 3 People’s Paper, The Limb (Ed) 290.00 37.95 4
978 1 86814 531 7 Home Spaces, Street Styles Bank 240.00 n/a 54 978 1 86814 401 3 Permanent Removal Nicholson 210.00 29.95 91
978 1 86814 455 6 Humanitarian Hangover, The Landau 240.00 34.95 64 978 1 86814 580 5 Picturing Change Schmahmann 270.00 39.95 36
978 1 86814 422 4 Hyperactivity and ADD Picton 190.00 24.95 90 978 1 86814 481 5 Politics of Service Delivery, The Mc Lennan, Munslow (Eds) 230.00 34.95 84
978 1 86814 522 5 IKasi Swartz 240.00 n/a 62 978 1 86814 518 8 Popular Politics and Resistance Beinart, Dawson (Eds) 240.00 34.95 58
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978 1 86814 453 2 Security and Democracy in Southern Africa Cawthra et al (Eds) 230.00 39.95 84
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978 1 86814 513 3 Seeing and Knowing Blundell et all (Eds) 390.00 n/a 71
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978 1 86814 484 6 Selecting Immigrants Peberdy 240.00 n/a 64
978 1 86814 561 4 Shakespeare and the Coconuts Distiller 250.00 34.95 42
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978 1 86814 538 6 South Africa and India Hofmeyr, Williams (Eds) 250.00 34.95 53
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978 1 86814 519 5 Turnaround Management Harvey (Ed) 330.00 49.95 85
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978 1 86814 414 3 Untold Stories Kariithi, Kareithi (Eds) 210.00 29.95 92
978 1 86814 436 5 Uplifting the Colonial Philistine Carman 240.00 34.95 72
978 1 86814 547 8 Visual Century Jantjes, Pissarra (Eds) 1500.00 190.00 38
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978 1 86814 464 8 We Write What We Like Van Wyk (Ed) 210.00 n/a 92
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978 1 86814 490 7 Women by Women Comley et al (Eds) 440.00 60.00 72
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978 1 86814 459 4 Women Writing Africa: The Eastern Region Lihamba et al (Eds) 270.00 n/a 81
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978 1 86814 490 7 Women Writing Africa: The Northern Region Sadiqi et al (Eds) 270.00 n/a 81
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978 1 86814 428 0 Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel Sutherland-Addy, Diaw (Eds) 270.00 n/a 81
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978 1 86814 405 1 Worlds of Power Ellis, Ter Haar 220.00 n/a 92
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