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  • Africa's Greatest Art Bookstore
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    Three ‘one man’ satires about life in Apartheid South Africa. “Dinisio has defied the odds. He has made and taken theatre and cultural performance to spaces and places where established theatre companies, even not so established groups, would dare to venture.

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    491 days – Prisoner number 1323/69
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    On a freezing winter’s night, a few hours before dawn on 12 May 1969, security police stormed the Soweto home of Winnie Mandela and detained her in the presence of her two young daughters, then aged eight and ten.

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    A Bantu in my Bathroom
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Eusebius McKaiser is a well-known social and political commentator who is determined to raise the level of debate in South Africa while simultaneously making sure that the debates are accessible to everyone

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    A Bush Buffet in the Land of Kachoo
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    Bushbaby sets off on a night-time adventure with two friends he picks up along the way, bush pig and bushbuck. But when they encounter a one-eyed leopard, bushbaby has to think quickly to make sure his new friends don’t become a bountiful leopard buffet.

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    A Free Mind
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    During his 26 years in jail Ahmed Kathrada refused to allow the apartheid regime to confine his mind

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    A History of South Africa
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    Newly revised and updated to include the retirement of Mandela, Frank Welsh’s vividly written, even-handed and authoritative history casts new light on many of South Africa’s most cherished myths. It will surely come to be regarded as definitive.

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    A Jacana Pocket History:The Soweto Uprising
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    The 1976 Soweto uprising represented a real turning point in South Africa’s history. Even to contemporaries it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s.

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    A Just Society
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    Drawing inspiration from the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the abolition of apartheid, Georgette created this provocative and moving series entitled “A Just Society”.

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    A Labour of Love (South African Art in the 1980s)
    R600.00 inc. VAT

    A Labour of Love offers a new look at contemporary South African Art in the 1980s. This publication contains, alongside recently discovered works by young South African artists, new essays by international art specialists, interviews with artists, previously unpublished archival material, and more than 300 illustrations of artworks.

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    A Prayer Of A Black Man
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    We are at the same time trying hard to impress our former oppressors by rubbishing our cultures and beliefs in the interest of theirs. Our languages are vanishing and we are meanwhile contributing to their demise by speaking only the former oppressors’ language to our children.
    We have turned ourselves into easy targets in all spheres and it is time we confront our weaknesses head on.
    Let the prayer begin…

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    A Rumour of Spring – South Africa After 20 Years of Democracy
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    An honest and balanced account, A Rumour of Spring tackles the questions asked by ordinary South Africans every day: How are we really doing? What is really going on in our country? How should we understand what is happening here? And will it get any better?

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    A Short History of South Africa
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    In A Short History of South Africa, Gail Nattrass, historian and educator, presents the reader with a brief, general account of South Africa’s history, from the very beginning to the present day, from the first evidence of hominid existence, early settlement pre-and post-European arrival and the warfare through the 18th and 19th centuries that lead to the eventual establishment of modern South Africa.

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    A Testament of Hope: The Autobiography of Dr Sam Motsuenyane
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    A Testament of Hope is an uplifting story about one man’s dream to succeed and achieve, despite severe political and socio-economic obstacles. The book traces Dr Motsuenyane’s humble beginnings in a village in the North West Province and reveals how he reached the highest echelons of black business.

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    A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg – A City Novel
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    A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is Harry Kalmer’s spellbinding ode to Johannesburg and its people. This is the story of Sara, who poses stiffly for a photo with her four children at Turffontein concentration camp in 1901, and of Abraham, who paints the street names on Johannesburg’s kerbs. It is the tale of their grandson Zweig, a young architect who has to leave Johannesburg when he falls in love with the wrong person, and of Marceline, a Congolese mother who flees to the city only to be caught up in a wave of xenophobic violence. Spanning more than a hundred years, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a novel that documents and probes the lives of the inhabitants of this incomparable African city – the exiled, those returning from exile, and those who never left.

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    A womb of time
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    The anthology by Zama Madinana, a Johannesburg-based performer, poet and writer, mirrors the incongruous aesthetics of the black man.

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    A Zulu Song Book (1911): (Amagama Abantu)
    R115.00 inc. VAT

    This is a reprint of the earliest collection of Zulu secular songs. Designed for the use of Christian converts, it aimed to provide non-traditional recreational music.

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    Africa Reimagined – Reclaiming A Sense Of Abundance And Prosperity
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    Africa Reimagined is a passionately argued appeal for a rediscovery of our African identity. Going beyond the problems of a single country, Hlumelo Biko calls for a reorientation of values, on a continental scale, to suit the needs and priorities of Africans. Building on the premise that slavery, colonialism, imperialism and apartheid fundamentally unbalanced the values and indeed the very self-concept of Africans, he offers realistic steps to return to a more balanced Afro-centric identity.

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    Africa! My Africa! An anthology of poems
    R310.00 inc. VAT

    Patricia Schonstein’s personal selection brings together a wide, rich range of poems all held together by a simple yet deep honesty.

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    Africa’s Turn?
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    In Africa’s Turn? Miguel tracks a decade of comparably hopeful economic trends throughout sub-Saharan Africa and suggests that we may be seeing a turnaround. He bases his hopes on a range of recent changes: democracy is finally taking root in many countries; China’s successes have fueled large-scale investment in Africa; and rising commodity prices have helped as well.

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