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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 everyoneR120.00 inc. VAT
During his 26 years in jail Ahmed Kathrada refused to allow the apartheid regime to confine his mindR220.00 inc. VAT
A Hill of Fools cleverly brings together a poetic and traditional story-telling style with the daunting challenges that contemporary Africa faces to create a compelling and memorable read that resonates with the complexity and beauty of Africa.R200.00 inc. VAT
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.R300.00 inc. VAT
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”.R230.00 inc. VAT
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?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.R230.00 inc. VAT
The first book to explore the complex relationship between law and literature in testimony to crimes of apartheid before South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Ambiguities of Witnessing closely analyses key individual testimonies.R280.00 inc. VAT
The exhibition and book document a particular chapter in South Africa’s struggle for democracy by telling the story of artist and activist Thami Mnyele and a group of cultural workers in exile in Botswana called Medu Art Ensemble. This is the first time that their history is being told.R230.00 inc. VAT
Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics. Art, argues the distinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly a powerless commodity subject to the art market’s fiats of inclusion and exclusion. In Art Power, Groys examines modern and contemporary art according to its ideological function. Art, Groys writes, is produced and brought before the public in two ways — as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda. In the contemporary art scene, very little attention is paid to the latter function. Arguing for the inclusion of politically motivated art in contemporary art discourse, Groys considers art produced under totalitarianism, Socialism, and post-Communism. He also considers today’s mainstream Western art — which he finds behaving more and more according the norms of ideological propaganda: produced and exhibited for the masses at international exhibitions, biennials, and festivals. Contemporary art, Groys argues, demonstrates its power by appropriating the iconoclastic gestures directed against itself — by positioning itself simultaneously as an image and as a critique of the image. In Art Power, Groys examines this fundamental appropriation that produces the paradoxical object of the modern artwork.R250.00 inc. VAT
Social commentary and political satire are presented through critically acclaimed graphics and confrontational illustrations in this brilliant and outrageous collection.R150.00 inc. VAT
Bitterkomix 16 sees the celebration of twenty-one years of artistic genius. In this latest collection, Anton Kannemeyer – aka Joe Dog – unflinchingly explores the vigorous debates around race that enliven and shadow daily life in South Africa.R220.00 inc. VAT
In simple, elegant prose Blood Kin alternates between the voices of the barber, the chef, and the portraitist. Later in the book their wives, lovers, and daughters tell their own tales. As the old order falls, so does the veil that hides the truth about these men and women’s secret passions.R650.00 inc. VAT
Documenting artist Brett Murray’s career over the past 30 years, this book boasts both powerful imagery and reflective texts from his 80s cultural/struggle work, through his career to The Spear—the natural outcome of his art and reflections on injustices past and present.R200.00 inc. VAT
2007 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the murder in South African police detention of Steve Biko (1946-1977), one of Africa’s greatest sons, leaders and philosophers. Celebrating Steve Biko is a collection of specially commissioned writings, both personal and political, that offer tribute to Biko’s contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa, to his intellectual legacy and to those he inspired in Africa and elsewhere who struggle against oppression. Above all the book celebrates Biko’s memory and precious legacy: the freedom to say, think and write what we like.
The contributors are drawn from Biko’s friends, followers, fellow activists and scholars including Achille Mbembe and Thabo Mbeki. Biko’s renowned essayBlack Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity also features in the volume.R180.00 inc. VAT
Where did we lose our idealism and why and at what cost?R300.00 inc. VAT
From apartheid to democracy. What is essential for transformation to succeed?
South Africa’s answer: a constitution acclaimed for its promise of comprehensive human rights, an independent judiciary to guard those rights, and a judiciary, transformed by race and gender, able to render justice and claim a lost legitimacy.R230.00 inc. VAT
This book focuses on the rapidly growing economic and political influence that China has in Africa. Cutting-edge contributions from sixteen pan-African authors provide an historical and geo-political context for understanding the evolving partnership between Africa and China.R625.00 inc. VAT
Examining performance and politics in post-revolutionary Cuba, Dangerous Moves challenges the understanding of performance art and political engagement through a sustained analysis of the contemporary experience in Cuba.Have no product in the cart!