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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
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    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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    Cyril’s Choices: Lessons from 25 Years of Freedom in South Africa
    R290.00 inc. VAT

    President Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela’s preferred successor, faces new problems and new choices since he won his own electoral mandate in May 2019. In the next five years, South Africa will be changed radically by the climate crisis, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, economic stagnation and political unrest among some of its southern African neighbours, and the rising African influence of Russia and China while the West is distracted by the insurgent populism of US President Donald Trump and Brexit.

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    EB Koybie – A memoir of shenanigans between Durban & Bombay
    R160.00 inc. VAT

    “I had five paternal uncles, four in South Africa and one in India. For some reason, each uncle had a son named Ebrahim. What a stupid idea. It made me feel like a sausage from a boerewors factory.”

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    External Mission :The ANC in Exile 1960-1990
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    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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    Indaba, My Children: African Tribal History, Legends, Customs and Religious Beliefs
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    First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children is an internationally acclaimed collection of African folk tales that chart the story of African tribal life since the time of the Phoenicians. It is these stories that have shaped Africa as we know it.

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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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  • Lie on Your Wounds: The prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
    Lie on Your Wounds: The prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
    R420.00 inc. VAT

    This book collates nearly 300 prison letters to and from Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, inspirational political leader and first President of the Pan-Africanist Congress. These letters are testimony to the desolate conditions of his imprisonment and to his unbending commitment to the cause of African liberation.

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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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  • Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Picture Book Edition)
    Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Picture Book Edition)
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela is the amazing story of a true hero of our times; his famous biography has been specially adapted for children in a beautiful illustrated picture book format. Discover how a little boy whose father called him “troublemaker” grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa’s first black president and campaign for freedom and justice throughout the world.

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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
    R250.00 inc. VAT

    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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  • Quite Footsteps
    Quite Footsteps
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    Quite Footsteps explores moral themes relating to political and social change in South Africa. An obscene clamour that the poet sees as eviscerating our country’s humanity becomes the catalyst for an excoriating attack on a time that “renders everything as matters of abuse”, and a passionate demand that we find in ourselves – for ourselves, and in honour of the spirits of the dead – the capacity for the humane. This major work by one of South Africa’s poets will trouble every conscience, even as it revives our faltering hope for a healed nation.

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    Rebels and Rage
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    Adam Habib, the most prominent and outspoken university official through the recent student protests, takes a characteristically frank view of the past three years on South Africa’s campuses in this new book. This book is both an attempt at a historical account and a thoughtful reflection on the issues the protests kicked up, from the perspective not only of a high-ranking member of university management, but also Habib as political scientist with a background as an activist during the struggle against apartheid.

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