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    Alexandra :A History
    R230.00 inc. VAT

    Alexandra: A History, is a social and political history of one of South Africa’s oldest townships. It begins with the founding of Alexandra as a freehold township in 1912, and traces its growth as a center of black working-class life in the heart of Johannesburg, to the post-apartheid era.

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    And They Didn’t Die – Lauretta Ngcobo
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    And They Didn’t Die dramatises the heroism of Jezile, a young rural woman. Her story also depicts the emergence of collective resistance by rural women in South Africa of the 1950s and 60s.

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    Askari:A Story of Collaboration and Betrayal in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    In 1986 ‘Comrade September’, a charismatic ANC operative and popular MK commander, was abducted from Swaziland by the apartheid security police and taken across the border. After torture and interrogation, September was ‘turned’ and before long the police had extracted enough information to hunt down and kill some of his former comrades.

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    Cape Town Calling
    R75.00 inc. VAT

    From Paul Theroux and Peter Moore to Jonny Steinberg, JM Coetzee, Jonathan Kaplan, Nelson Mandela, Mamphela Ramphele, Tom Eaton, Breyten Breytenbach, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Gabeba Baderoon: Discover Cape Town with top contemporary authors – both well-loved locals and international travel writers. Selected and with an introduction by Justin Fox.

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    External Mission :The ANC in Exile 1960-1990
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990 was one of the most memorable moments of recent decades. It came a few days after the removal of the ban on the African National Congress; founded a century ago and outlawed in 1960, it had transferred its headquarters abroad and opened what it termed an External Mission.

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    Flowers of the Nation
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    Flowers of the Nation is a novella about self empowerment and taking responsibility. It shatters the myth that impoverishment and blackness go together, showcases the new century’s renaissance man, and provides insight into Aids policy and other issues. In the beautiful Zenaele and her family you will find the compelling reality of today’s South Africa.Sixteen-year-old Zenzele is not prepared to stand by while her father, Sizwe, dies of Aids.

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    Kader Asmal : Politics in My Blood
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    The biography of a politician who played a profound role in the history of the African National Congress, this account follows Kader Asmal from his beginnings as the son of a small-town shopkeeper in Natal through his exile in the UK and his rise to Cabinet minister under Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.

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    Love Child – Gcina Mhlophe
    R100.00 inc. VAT

    Love Child is a collection for the new millennium generation. It is valuable not just for the deeply-felt personal and political insights it has to offer, but for the accessible ease with which it manages to capture the seminal moments of black South African history in the preserving amber of the author’s personal recollection.

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    Magenta – Denis Beckett
    R195.00 inc. VAT

    Magenta is a utopian thriller – the likes of which you are guaranteed never to have encountered before. Beckett’s formidable intelligence, deep love for his continent, and impeccable ear for ‘Seffricanese’ will have you laughing, gasping, and wincing in equal measure.

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    Make a Skyf, Man
    R150.00 inc. VAT

    The anticipated follow-up to Way Up Way Out, this boisterous tale includes the author’s satirical witticisms on serving time in jail and fishing for shad off the rocks at Patty’s Groyne, in South Africa.

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    Mapping Memory: Former Prisoners Tell their Stories
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    Mapping Memory: Former Prisoners Tell their Stories is a project of Constitution Hill – the heritage precinct built around the Number Four prison complex that is now the home of the Constitutional Court. The project brought back former prisoners who were held in the Women’s Jail and Number Four and created the opportunity for them to give material form to their memories made fragile by the passage of time.

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    Nothing but the Truth – John Kani
    R120.00 inc. VAT

    Nothing but the Truth is the story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation, and the ambiguities of freedom. Nothing but the Truth (2002) was John Kani’s debut as sole playwright and was first perfomed in the Market Threatre in Johannesburg.

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    On the Contrary : Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa
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    Controversial, principled, plain-spoken – Tony Leon, leader of the opposition for thirteen years, is all that and more. Destined from early life as the son of a High Court Judge to make a major impact as an ironclad liberal,

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    Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary History
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary History connects the black literary archive in South Africa–from the nineteenth-century writing of Tiyo Soga to Zakes Mda in the twenty-first century–to international postcolonial studies via the theory of transculturation, a position adapted from the Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz.

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    South Africa at a Canter : A Cultural Rhapsody
    R230.00 inc. VAT

    The book is printed in a sepia tint that integrates the feel of the old photos, recipes, machines, furniture, houses, events, places and characters that populate this interesting book. To look into these scenes is to have that time travel experience where eyes watch you from years gone by and places live again as they did before they fell into the faded collections of photographs and anecdotes that wove them into history.

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    Southern African Literatures
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    Southern African Literatures is a major study of the work of writers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia, written at a time of crucial change in the subcontinent. It covers a wide range of work from the storytelling of stone-age Bushmen to modern writing by renowned figures such as Es’kia Mphahlele, Nadine Gordimer and Andre Brink, encompassing traditional, popular and elite writing; literature in translation; and case studies based on topical issues.

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    The Class of ’79
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Out of the class of 1979 at Rhodes University one of the quietest girls in the class, Marion Sparg joined the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC) Umkhonto we Sizwe, trained in exile in Angola, and was eventually convicted of bombing three police stations.

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    The Drum Decade: Stories from the 1950s
    R115.00 inc. VAT

    Drum was launched as a popular magazine in the 1950s and quickly came to reflect the image and interests of the urban African. Its reports of the Defiance Campaign, the Congress of the People and the Treason Trial shared column-space with stories of soccer, sex and sin.

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    The New Black Middle Class in South Africa
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    The “”rise of the black middle class”” is one of the most visible aspects of post-apartheid society in South Africa. Yet while it has been a major actor in the country’s democratic reshaping, analysis of its role has been all but lacking.

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    The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law
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    From a young age Albie Sachs played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. As a result he was detained in solitary confinement, tortured by sleep deprivation and eventually blown up by a car bomb which cost him his right arm and the sight of an eye. His experiences provoked an outpouring of creative thought on the role of law as a protector of human dignity in the modern world, and a lifelong commitment to seeing a new era of justice established in South Africa.

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