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WITS UNIVERSITY PRESS CATALOGUE

2019 | 2020 Wits University Press is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. We are committed to publishing wellresearched, innovative books for both academic and general readers. Our areas of focus include art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies, women’s writing and select textbooks. African content. Global impact.


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Contents POLITICS AND POLITICAL STUDIES

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Shadow of Liberation 7 Out of the Dark Night 8 Necropolitics 9 Governance and the Postcolony 10 Democratic Marxism Series: BRICS and the New American Imperialism 11 New South African Review collection 1–6 12 Beyond Coloniality 13 Power in Action 13 Shadow State 14 Thinking Freedom in Africa 14 Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics 15 The Politics of Custom 15

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND SOCIOLOGY

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Inequality Studies from the Global South Conspicuous Consumption in Africa Knowledge and Global Power Stopping the Spies The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class Race Otherwise It’s Only Blood Labour Beyond Cosatu Organise or Die?

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PSYCHOLOGY 22 Becoming Men 22 The World Looks Like This From Here 23 Being-Black-in-the-World 24

EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

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Decolonisation in Universities Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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BIOGRAPHY, LETTERS/MEMOIR AND TRAVEL WRITING

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Patrick van Rensburg In India and East Africa / E-Indiya nase East Africa Lie on Your Wounds

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HISTORY 30 The Social and Political Thought of Archie Mafeje Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet The Cape Radicals Limpopo’s Legacy Internal Frontiers Township Violence and the End of Apartheid Writing the Ancestral River

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ART AND ART HISTORY

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Troubling Images Photography and History in Colonial Southern Africa Visionary Animal Acts of Transgression

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CULTURAL STUDIES

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Civilising Grass Beneath the Surface Dress as Social Relations Reinventing Hoodia Radio Soundings Written Under the Skin

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MEDIA STUDIES

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Babel Unbound Power and Loss in South African Journalism Tell Our Story Media in Postapartheid South Africa

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LITERATURE STUDIES

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Like Family Death and Compassion Natures of Africa Race, Nation, Translation Recognition

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AFRICAN LANGUAGES

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The African Treasury Series English-isiZulu / isiZulu-English Dictionary

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PLAYS 51 Bafana Republic and Other Satires 51 What Remains 52 Ulwembu 53 Tin Bucket Drum 53 Somewhere on the Border 54 Tshepang 54 My Life and Valley Song 54 My Children! My Africa! 54 Three Plays 54 At this Stage 54 At the Junction 54 Sophiatown 54 The Bram Fischer Waltz 55 Die Bram Fischer Wals 55 Missing 55 Nothing but the Truth 55 And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses 55 Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating 55 Our Lady of Benoni 55 Mooi Street and other Moves 55 Suddenly the Storm 55

URBAN STUDIES

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Politics and Community-based Research I Want to Go Home Forever

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ECOLOGY STUDIES

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Rock | Water | Life

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NATURAL SCIENCE

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Bats of Southern and Central Africa Dance of the Dung Beetles

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HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

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Practical Anatomy Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine

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MEDICAL HUMANITIES

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Society, Health and Disease in South Africa

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OPEN ACCESS TITLES

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These Oppressions Won’t Cease Changing Space, Changing City Psychological Assessment in South Africa Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences Racism after Apartheid BRICS and the New American Imperialism African Archaeology without Frontiers Gaze Regimes The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power Traumatic Stress in South Africa Remains of the Social Competition Law and Economic Regulation The Climate Crisis Eating from One Pot One Hundred Years of the ANC

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SALES AND ORDERING INFORMATION

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Author/Editor Index Titles and Price List Enquiries and Contacts

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POLITICS AND POLITICAL STUDIES

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Politics and Political Studies

Shadow of Liberation

Contestation and compromise in the economic and social policy of the African National Congress, 1943-1996 Vishnu Padayachee and Robert van Niekerk

Vishnu Padayachee is Distinguished Professor and Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron Chair in Development Economics at the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Robert van Niekerk is Chair of Public Governance at the Wits School of Governance, University

Shadow of Liberation explores in intricate detail the twists, turns, contestations and compromises of the African National Congress’ economic and social policy-making, with a particular emphasis on the transition era of the 1990s and the early years of democracy. Padayachee and Van Niekerk focus on the primary question of how and why the ANC, given its historical egalitarian, redistributive stance, did such a dramatic about-face in the 1990s and moved towards an essentially market-dominated approach. Was it pushed or did it go willingly? What role, if any, did Western governments and international financial institutions play? And what of the role of the late apartheid state and South African business? Did leaders and comrades ‘sell out’ the ANC’s emancipatory policy vision? Drawing on primary archival evidence as well as extensive interviews with key protagonists across the political, non-government and business spectrum, the authors argue that the ANC’s emancipatory policy agenda was broadly to establish a social democratic welfare state to uphold rights of social citizenship. However, its economic policy framework to realise this mission was either nonexistent or egregiously misguided.

of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

When the prospect of a negotiated settlement came onto the political agenda in the 1980s, one outcome of policy discussions within the ANC was the birth of the Macro Economic Research Group (MERG). This book provides the first comprehensive account of what became of MERG, once considered the ANC’s ‘trickle up’ economic plan, and sheds interesting light on a chapter of our recent history that is often forgotten. — Z. Pallo Jordan, head of ANC’s Department of Information and Publicity from 1987, cabinet minister 1994–2009, and a member of National Executive Committee of the African National Congress until 2014 Related title: Dominance and Decline by Susan Booysen

October 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 292 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-395-5 | PDF: 978-1-77614-396-2 EPUB: 978-1-77614-397-9 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-398-6 Subjects: Politics and government, Economics

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Out of the Dark Night Essays on decolonisation Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe is a research professor in History and Politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His books include On the Postcolony (2001) and Critique of Black Reason (2017).

Achille Mbembe is one of the world’s most profound critics of colonialism and its consequences, a major figure in the emergence of a new wave of French critical theory. His writings examine the complexities of decolonisation for African subjectivities and the possibilities emerging in its wake. In Out of the Dark Night, he offers a rich analysis of the paradoxes of the postcolonial moment that points toward new liberatory models of community and humanity. In a nuanced consideration of the African experience, Mbembe makes sweeping interventions into debates about citizenship, identity, democracy and modernity. He eruditely ranges across European and African thought to provide a powerful assessment of common ways of writing and thinking about Africa. Mbembe criticises the blinkers of European intellectuals, analysing France’s failure to heed postcolonial critiques of ongoing exclusions masked by pretenses of universalism. He develops a new reading of African modernity that further develops the notion of Afropolitanism, a novel way of being in the world that has arisen in decolonised Africa in the midst of both destruction and the birth of new societies, making the case for South Africa as its laboratory.

Achille Mbembe speaks authoritatively for black life, addressing the whole world in an increasingly distinctive tone of voice. — Paul Gilroy

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January 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 288 pp | Paperback | Rights: SADC and Kenya Print: 978-1-77614-323-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-329-0 Subjects: Philosophy, Politics Publication date subject to change.

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Necropolitics Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe is a research professor in History and Politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His books include On the Postcolony (2001) and Critique of Black Reason (2017).

In Necropolitics Achille Mbembe – a leader in the new wave of Francophone critical theory – theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world – a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarisation, enmity, and terror, as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side, or what he calls its ‘nocturnal body,’ which is based on the desires, fears, affects, relations, and violence that drove colonialism. This shift has hollowed out democracy, thereby eroding the very values, rights, and freedoms liberal democracy routinely celebrates. As a result, war has become the sacrament of our times, in a conception of sovereignty that operates by annihilating all those considered to be enemies of the state. Despite his dire diagnosis, Mbembe draws on post-Foucault debates on biopolitics, war, and race, as well as Fanon’s notion of care as a shared vulnerability, to explore how new conceptions of the human that transcend humanism might come to pass. These new conceptions would allow us to encounter the Other not as a thing to exclude, but as a person with whom to build a more just world.

The appearance of Achille Mbembe’s book, Necropolitics, will change the terms of debate within the English-speaking world. Trenchant in his critique of racism and its relation to the precepts of liberal democracy, Mbembe continues where Foucault left off, tracking the lethal afterlife of sovereign power as it subjects whole populations to what Fanon called ‘the zone of non-being.’ In these pages we find Mbembe not only engaging with biopolitics, the politics of enmity, and the state of exception, but he also opens up the possibility of a global ethic, one that relies less on sovereign power than on the transnational resistance to the spread of the death-world. — Judith Butler Related title: On the Postcolony by Achille Mbembe

November 2019 | 229 x 152 mm | 224 pp | Paperback Rights: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe Print: 978-1-77614-327-6 Subjects: Politics, Philosophy, History Publication date subject to change.

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Governance and the Postcolony Views from Africa Edited by David Everatt

David Everatt is Head of the Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Civil society, NGOs, governments, and multilateral institu­tions all repeatedly call for improved or ‘good’ governance – yet they seem to speak past one another. Governance is in danger of losing all meaning precisely because it means many things to different people in varied locations. This is especially true in sub-Saharan Africa. Here, the post­colony takes many forms, reflecting the imperial project with painful accuracy. Offering a set of multidisciplinary analyses of governance in different sectors (crisis manage­ment, water, food security, universities), in different locales across sub-Saharan Africa, and from different theoretical approaches (network to adversarial network governance), this volume makes a useful addition to the growing debates on ‘how to govern’. It steers away from offering a ‘correct’ definition of governance, or from promoting a particular position on postcoloniality. It gives no neat conclusion, but invites readers to draw their own conclusions based on these differing approaches to and analyses of governance in the postcolony. As a robust, critical assessment of power and accountability in the sub-Saharan context, this collec­tion brings together topical case studies that will be a valuable resource for those working in the field of African International Relations, Public Policy, Public Management and Administration.

Contributors: Caryn Abrahams, Patrick Bond, Susan Booysen, Jody Cedras, David Everatt, William Gumede , Salim Latib, Babalwa Magoqwana, Kirti Menon, Darlene Miller, Nomalanga Mkhize, Chelete Monyane, Bongiwe Ngcobo Mphahlele, Mike Muller, Pundy Pillay, Rebecca Pointer and Anthoni van Nieuwkerk

This important collection reinvigorates the conventional, hollowed-out concept of governance by insisting that power, and its accountability, is central to governance. — Colin Bundy, retired first principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford Related title: Fees Must Fall edited by Susan Booysen

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August 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 340 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-344-3 | PDF: 978-1-77614-345-0 EPUB: 978-1-77614-346-7 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-347-4 Subjects: Politics, Political Studies

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Democratic Marxism Series: BRICS and the New American Imperialism Global rivalry and resistance Edited by Vishwas Satgar

Vishwas Satgar, a democratic eco-

BRICS is a grouping of the five major emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Volume five in the Democratic Marxism series challenges the mainstream understanding of BRICS and US dominance to situate the new global rivalries engulfing capitalism. It offers novel analyses of BRICS in the context of increasing US induced imperial chaos, deepening environmental crisis tendencies (such as climate change and water scarcity), contradictory dynamics inside BRICS countries and growing subaltern resistance.The authors revisit contemporary thinking on imperialism and anti-imperialism, drawing on the work of Rosa Luxemburg, one of the leading theorists after Marx, who attempted to understand the expansionary nature of capitalism from the heartlands to the peripheries. The richness of Luxemburg’s pioneering work inspires most of the volume’s contributors in their analyses of the dangerous contradictions of the contemporary world as well as forms of democratic agency advancing resistance. While various forms of resistance are highlighted, among them water protests, mass worker strikes, anti-corporate campaigning and forms of cultural critique, this volume grapples with the challenge of renewing anti-imperialism beyond the NGO-driven World Social Forum and considers the prospects of a new horizontal political vessel to build global convergence. It also explores the prospects of a Fifth International of Peoples and Workers.

socialist, is an associate professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He edits the Democratic Marxism series and is the principal investigator for the Emancipatory Futures Studies in the Anthropocene project.

Contributors: Ferrial Adam, Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, William K. Carroll, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Alexander Gallas, Ana Garcia, Karina Kato, Nivedita Majumdar, Vishwas Satgar and Keamogetswe Seipato March 2020 | 234 x 156 mm | 264 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-528-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-563-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-564-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-565-2 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-576-8 Subjects: Politics, International Relations, Sociology Publication date subject to change.

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New South African Review collection 1–6

The crisis of inequality Edited by Gilbert M. Khadiagala, Sarah Mosoetsa, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall

Gilbert M. Khadiagala is Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand,

Despite the transition from apartheid to democracy, South Africa is the most unequal country in the world. Its extremes of wealth and poverty undermine intensifying struggles for a better life for all. The wide-ranging essays in volume 6 of the New South African Review demonstrate how the consequences of inequality extend throughout society and the political economy, crippling the quest for social justice, polarising the politics, skewing economic outcomes and bringing devastating environmental consequences in their wake. Contributors survey the extent and consequences of inequality across fields as diverse as education, disability, agrarian reform, nuclear geography and small towns, and tackle some of the most difficult social, political and economic issues. How has the quest for greater equality affected progressive political discourse? How has inequality reproduced itself, despite best intentions in social policy, to the detriment of the poor and the historically disadvantaged? How have shifts in mining and the financialisation of the economy reshaped the contours of inequality? How does inequality reach into the daily social life of South Africans, and shape the way in which they interact? How does the extent and shape of inequality in South Africa compare with that of other major countries of the global South, which themselves are notorious for their extremes of wealth and poverty? South African extremes of inequality reflect increasing inequality globally, and The crisis of inequality will speak to all those – general readers, policy makers, researchers and students – who are demanding a more equal world.

Johannesburg. Sarah Mosoetsa, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall are all in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. January 2018 | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-055-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-098-5 EPUB: 978-1-77614-099-2 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-101-2 Subjects: Sociology, Politics, Economy Volumes 1–5 are indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

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Beyond Coloniality

Citizenship and freedom in the Caribbean intellectual tradition Aaron Kamugisha March 2019 | 229 x 152 mm | 320 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-328-3 | PDF: 978-1-77614-341-2 Subjects: Politics, Philosophy

Aaron Kamugisha engages with the contradictions of coloniality and the post-colonial condition in the English ... Caribbean through critical reading of the work of its major intellectuals. A tour de force that demonstrates how histories embodied in the performances and performatives of the popular and embedded in their poetics and aesthetics produce and reveal the future. — Percy C. Hintzen, author of Global Circuits of Blackness: Interrogating the African Diaspora

Power in Action

Democracy, citizenship and social justice Steven Friedman November 2018 | 234 x 156 mm | 336 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-302-3 | PDF: 978-1-77614-303-0 EPUB: 978-1-77614-304-7 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-305-4 Subjects: Politics Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

I very much like the message Power in Action is sending out: We cannot and should not do without liberal democracy, or believe the narrative that South Africa’s constitution is a sham. What we need is to go far beyond electoral and other institutions and established practices to make democracy really work. — Roger Southall, Emeritus Professor in Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and author of The New Black Middle Class (2016)

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Shadow State

The politics of state capture

Ivor Chipkin and Mark Swilling with Haroon Bhorat, Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Sikhulekile Duma, Hannah Friedenstein, Lumkile Mondi, Camaren Peter, Nicky Prins and Mzukisi Qobo July 2018 | 229 x 152 mm | 198 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-212-5 | PDF: 978-1-77614-213-2 EPUB: 978-1-77614-214-9 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-266-8 Subjects: Governance, Politics Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

This is a compelling example of how committed academics conducting rigorous research and analysis can help crystallize our understanding of fundamental problems in our society. — Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party

Thinking Freedom in Africa Toward a theory of emancipatory politics Michael Neocosmos

December 2016 | 244 x 170 mm | 650 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-866-0 | PDF: 978-1-86814-869-1 EPUB: 978-1-86814-867-7 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-133-3 Subjects: Political Theory, Philosophy, History Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

A genuine political treatise: nuanced, erudite, creative, committed ... through an extraordinary journey through more than a thousand years of reflection ... the theorist’s task is clear – to make an emancipatory future unthinkable. No less than a classic of political thought is born: a book to be read and re-read. — Lewis R. Gordon, author of What Fanon Said and Existentia Africana

WINNER OF THE 2017 FRANTZ FANON OUTSTANDING BOOK AWARD

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Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics Nigel C. Gibson and Roberto Beneduce

October 2017 | 229 x 153 mm | 326 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-051-0 Subjects: Philosophy, Psychology, Postcolonial Studies

The historical nuance and meticulous analysis make Gibson and Beneduce’s Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics more than a work on Fanon’s psychiatric thought. It’s a political history of psychiatry both as a colonial and anti-colonial practice. — Lewis R. Gordon, Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies, University of Connecticut

The Politics of Custom

Chiefship, capital and the state in contemporary Africa Edited by John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff August 2018 | 229 x 152 mm | 368 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-320-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-339-9 Subjects: Politics, Anthropology, History

Chiefs have clout because their role draws on sources of sovereignty that go beyond the conventional realm of politics to encompass kinship networks, ritual, business, and the global economy. This book shines new light on the interplay of tradition and modernity, showing that chiefship is neither wholly of the state nor of the customary, but always entangled with both. — Deborah James, London School of Economics

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Inequality Studies from the Global South Edited by Edward Webster, Imraan Valodia and David Francis

INEQUALITY STUDIES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Edward Webster is Distinguished Research Professor and founder of the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand,

While inequality is a global problem, inequality studies are usually undertaken in the global North. Yet the forces which drive the production and reproduction of inequality are universal. In this collection, contributors present a view of contemporary inequality studies from the global South. They show how, in many countries in the South, unprecedented levels of inequality and poverty are not merely a socioeconomic problem, but an existential threat to the social contract that underpins the democratic state and society itself. They engage with conceptual, methodological and substantive questions about how inequality is produced and reproduced in the global South and identify the sources of power that can address and overcome this inequality. The interdisciplinary collection of essays in this volume engage thematically (rather than through country case studies) with the most pressing issues of inequality and problematise the notion of a universal ‘inequality studies’.

Johannesburg. He is the founder of the the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and directed it for twenty four years. Imraan Valodia is Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johan­nesburg, and Chair of the National Minimum Wage Advisory Panel. David Francis is the Deputy Director of the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Related title: New South African Review 6 edited by Gilbert M. Khadiagala, Sarah Mosoetsa, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall

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May 2020 | 234 x 156 mm | 280 pp | Paperback Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-616-1 | PDF: 978-177614-617-8 Subjects: Social Science, Sociology Publication date subject to change.

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Conspicuous Consumption in Africa Edited by Deborah Posel and Ilana van Wyk

Deborah Posel is a professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, based in the Institute for Humanities in Africa, of which she was the founding director. Ilana van Wyk is a lecturer in Anthropology at Stellenbosch University and former editor-in-chief of Anthropology Southern Africa.

From early department stores in Cape Town to gendered histories of sartorial success in urban Togo, contestations over expense accounts at an apartheid state enterprise, elite wealth and political corruption in Angola and Zambia, the role of popular religion in the political intransigence of Jacob Zuma, funerals of big men in Cameroon, youth cultures of consumption in Niger and South Africa, queer consumption in Cape Town, middle-class food consumption in Durban and the consumption of luxury handcrafted beads, this collection of essays explores the ways in which conspicuous consumption is foregrounded in various African contexts and historical moments. The essays in Conspicuous Consumption in Africa put Thorstein Veblen’s concept under robust critical scrutiny, delving into the pleasures, stresses and challenges of consuming in its religious, generational, gendered and racialised aspects, revealing conspicuous consumption as a layered set of practices, textures and relations. This volume shows how central and revealing conspicuous consumption can be to fathoming the history of Africa’s projects of modernity, and their global lineages and legacies. In its grounded, up-close case studies, it is likely to feed into current public debates on the nature and future of African societies – South African society in particular.

Contributors: Joni Brenner, Sophie Chevalier, Claudia Gastrow, Pamila Gupta, Adeline Masquelier, Jabulani Mnisi, Rogers Orock, Deborah Posel, Bradley Rink, Stephen Sparks, Nina Sylvanus, Karen Tranberg Hansen and Ilana van Wyk

This fascinating, nuanced and persuasive volume combines sophisticated theoretical expositions with a high level of empirical inquiry. — Robert Ross, Professor of African History Emeritus, Leiden University, the Netherlands Related title: A Church of Strangers by Ilana van Wyk

May 2019 | 244 x 170 mm | 256 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-364-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-365-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-366-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-367-2 Subjects: Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural studies

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Knowledge and Global Power

Making new sciences in the South Fran Collyer, Raewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell

Fran Collyer is Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. Raewyn Connell is Professor Emeritus at the University of

Knowledge and Global Power is a ground-breaking international study which examines how knowledge is produced, distributed and validated globally. The former imperial nations – the rich countries of Europe and North America – still have a hegemonic position in the global knowledge economy. Fran Collyer, Raewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell, using interviews, databases and fieldwork, show how intellectual workers respond in three Southern tier countries, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. The study focuses on new, socially and politically important research fields: HIV/AIDS, climate change and gender studies. The research demonstrates emphatically that ‘place matters’, shaping research, scholarship and knowledge itself. But it also shows that knowledge workers in the global South have room to move, setting agendas and forming local knowledge.

Sydney. João Maia teaches in the School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) at Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro. Robert Morrell is an historian working in research development at the University of Cape Town.

Knowledge and Global Power breaks new ground by casting a sharp light on the imaginative work of researchers in the global South though under conditions that still reflect the asymmetries of power in relation to the global North. Going forward, this book is a must-read for students in the sociology and politics of knowledge. — Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Stellenbosch

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March 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 240 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-224-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-383-2 Subjects: Sociology, Politics, Knowledge Production, Southern Theory

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Stopping the Spies

Constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa Jane Duncan May 2018 | 234 x 156 mm | 312 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-215-6 | PDF: 978-1-77614-216-3 EPUB: 978-1-77614-217-0 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-265-1 Subjects: Politics, Criminology

This book makes a timely contribution to the study of surveillance in the South African context. It is important reading not only because of the detailed information it provides about threats to citizen freedoms in post-apartheid South Africa, but also for its constructive suggestions for public agency and resistance. — Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies and Director: Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town

The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class Myths, realities and critical engagements Edited by Henning Melber

March 2017 | 234 x 156 mm | 288 pp | Paperback | Rights: SADC and Kenya Print: 978-1-77614-082-4 Subjects: Social Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies

The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class subjects recent hype about the rise of the middle class in Africa to skeptical and critical analysis. An essential read for all engaging with the middle classes in development debate. — Gordon Crawford, Coventry University

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Race Otherwise

Forging a new humanism for South Africa Zimitri Erasmus September 2017 | 216 x 140 mm | 184 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-058-9 | PDF: 978-1-77614-184-5 EPUB: 978-1-77614-185-2 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-251-4 Subjects: Cultural Studies, Sociology, Critical Race Theory Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

Race Otherwise brings together the full amplitude of Zimitri Erasmus’s thinking about how race works. It tunes into registers both personal and social. It is not without indignation, and not … insensitive to emotion and … the anger inside South Africa. It is a book that is not afraid of questions of affect. Eros and love, Erasmus urges, are not separable from the hard work of thinking. — Crain Soudien, CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

It’s Only Blood

Shattering the taboo of menstruation Anna Dahlqvist, translated by Alice E. Olsson June 2018 | 198 x 129 mm | 256 pp | Paperback Rights: South Africa, Botswana and Namibia Print: 978-1-77614-284-2 | PDF: 978-1-77614-340-5 Subjects: Gender Studies, Women’s Writing

A necessary contribution to the conversation on gender liberation. Dahlqvist masterfully moves between storytelling and frameworking how stigma holds menstruators back globally, while offering tangible solutions to many of these problems. A must read. — Kiran Gandhi, musician, activist and free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon

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Social Science and Sociology

Labour Beyond Cosatu

Mapping the rupture in South Africa’s labour landscape Edited by Andries Bezuidenhout and Malehoko Tshoaedi July 2017 | 234 x 156 mm | 272 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-053-4 | PDF: 978-1-77614-150-0 EPUB: 978-1-77614-151-7 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-153-1 Subjects: Sociology, Political Studies, Economics Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

In significant measure, this series is keeping abreast of the times and the changes in the landscape within which trade unions [in South Africa] are now operating. Deeply sympathetic to the project of organised labour yet highly critical of its present trajectory in what is now a highly charged environment, this collection deserves to attract wide attention internationally as well as domestically. — Roger Southall, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Organise or Die?

Democracy and leadership in South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers Raphaël Botiveau December 2017 | 234 x 156 mm | 360 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-204-0 | PDF: 978-1-77614-205-7 EPUB: 978-1-77614-206-4 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-250-7 Subjects: History, Politics, Labour Studies Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

This is a vivid, lively account … focusing on the agency of real human actors and the events impacting on the South African labour landscape post Marikana. It will both deepen scholarship and provoke much debate. — Andries Bezuidenhout, University of Pretoria

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PSYCHOLOGY

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Psychology

Becoming Men

Black masculinities in a South African township Malose Langa

Malose Langa is Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is also a psychologist in private practice.

Related title: The World Looks Like This From Here by Kopano Ratele

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Becoming Men is the story of 32 boys from Alexandra, one of Johannesburg’s largest townships, over a period of twelve seminal years in which they negotiate manhood and masculinity. Psychologist and academic Malose Langa has documented graphically what it means to be a young black man in contemporary South Africa. The boys discuss a range of topics including the impact of absent fathers, relationships with mothers, siblings and girls, school violence, academic performance, homophobia, gangsterism, unemployment and, in one case, prison life. Dominant themes that emerge are deep ambivalence, self-doubt and hesitation in the boys’ approaches to alternative masculinities that are non-violent, non-sexist and non-risk-taking. The difficulties of negotiating the multiple voices of masculinity are exposed as many of the boys appear simultaneously to comply with and oppose the prevalent norms. Providing a rich interpretation of how emotional processes affect black adolescent boys, Langa suggests interventions and services to support and assist them, especially in reducing the high-risk behaviours generally associated with hegemonic masculinity. This is essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Gender Studies who wish to understand manhood and masculinity in South Africa. Psychologists, youth workers, lay counsellors and teachers who work with adolescent boys will also find it invaluable.

April 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 192 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-567-6 | PDF: 978-1-77614-568-3 EPUB: 978-1-77614-569-0 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-570-6 Subjects: Psychology, Gender and Sexuality Studies Publication date subject to change.

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The World Looks Like This From Here Thoughts on African psychology Kopano Ratele

Kopano Ratele is a professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa (Unisa) and a researcher in the South African Medical Research Council–Unisa Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit.

Innovative in form and content, The World Looks Like This From Here offers thoughts about the ideas, contestation, urgency and desire around a psychological praxis in Africa for Africans. Setting out a situated, pluralising framework for researching, teaching and practising African psychology, the book urges reflection on, and reconsideration of, how the discipline is taught and practised on the continent. Writing against the universal application of a Western model of psychology, which is unreflective about its locatedness even as it pushes Africa to the margins, Ratele urges readers to engage and think deeply about new ways of seeing and thinking about the self and others. He asserts that the deliberate attempt to see the world from Africa – to look at everything with the whole self from here – leads to heightened consciousness about ways of being in the world, and enhances the capacity for healing. This lyrical, philosophical and poetic treatise is a cogent and timely response to the call for the decolonisation of social sciences and other disciplines.

This book builds a case for thinking and doing psychology differently in and for Africa. Its strength lies in the author’s arguments on psychology as a colonial discipline and what it does as it is transported to the African continent. — Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town

Related title: What Fanon Said by Lewis Gordon

September 2019 | 203 x 127 mm | 248 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-390-0 | PDF: 978-1-77614-391-7 EPUB: 978-1-77614-392-4 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-393-1 Subjects: Psychology, Philosophy

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Psychology

Being-Black-in-the-World New Edition N. Chabani Manganyi

N. Chabani Manganyi is one of South Africa’s most eminent intellectuals and an astute social and political observer. He has had a distinguished career in psychology, education and in government, and has written widely on subjects relating to ethno-psychiatry, autobiography, black artists and race.

Being-Black-in-the-World is a collection of essays by N. Chabani Manganyi, one of South Africa’s most eminent intellectuals and social and political observers. First published in 1973 at a time of global socio-political change and renewed resistance to the brutality of apartheid rule, this edition includes a foreword by Garth Stevens, notes by Graham Hayes, as well as an afterword by Njabulo Ndebele. In this book, Manganyi attempts to make sense of black subjectivity and the persistence of white insensitivity to black suffering. Like Fanon in Black Skins, White Masks, Manganyi expresses the vileness of the racist order and its effect on the human condition. Each of these short essays can be read as self-contained reflections on what it meant to be black during the apartheid years. Manganyi is a master of understatement, yet this does not stop him from making incisive political criticisms of black subjugation under apartheid. While the essays in this book are clearly situated in the material and social conditions of the time, they also have a timelessness that speaks to our contemporary concerns regarding black subjectivity, affectivity and corporeality; the persistence of a racial (and racist) order; and the possibilities of a renewed decolonial project.

Notes by Grahame Hayes. Foreword by Garth Stevens. Afterword by Njabulo S. Ndebele

In 1973, Chabani Manganyi’s essays raised provocative questions that spoke to the issues of the time, and to his own unique relationship to them. Such a questioning approach remains essential to exploring being human today. — Gerhard Maré, Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and author of Declassified: Moving beyond the dead end of race in South Africa

Related title: Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist by N. Chabani Manganyi

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EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

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Education, Higher Education and Development

Decolonisation in Universities The politics of knowledge Edited by Jonathan Jansen

Jonathan Jansen is Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and President of the South African Academy of Science. He is a prolific writer and wellknown educationist in South Africa.

Shortly after the giant bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, student protestors called for the decolonisation of universities. It was a word hardly heard in South Africa’s struggle lexicon and many asked: What exactly is decolonisation? This edited volume brings together the best minds in curriculum theory to address this important question. In the process, several critical questions are raised: Is decolonisation simply a slogan for addressing other pressing concerns on campuses and in society? What is the colonial legacy with respect to curriculum and can it be undone? How is the project of curriculum decolonisation similar to, or different from, the quest for postcolonial knowledge, indigenous knowledge or a critical theory of knowledge? What does decolonisation mean in a digital age where relationships between knowledge and power are shifting? The book combines strong conceptual analyses with novel case studies of attempts to ‘do decolonisation’ in settings as diverse as South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Mauritius. Such a comparative perspective enables reasonable judgements to be made about the prospects for institutional take-up within the curriculum of century-old universities.

Contributors: Jess Auerbach, Mlungisi Dlamini, Jaamia Galant, Ursula Hoadley, Jonathan Jansen, André Keet, Lis Lange, Lesley Le Grange, Mahmood Mamdani, Achille Mbembe, Shireen Motala, Piet Naude, Yusuf Sayed, Brenda Schmahmann and Crain Soudien

This is a long-awaited, incisive and insightful book on decolonising knowledge in university curricula, drawing on key thinkers in the area. It will have immense impact on theory and practice beyond the borders of South Africa. — Shirley Anne Tate, Professor of Race and Education and Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality, Carnegie School of Education Related title: Citizen and Subject by Mahmood Mamdani

August 2019 | 244 x 170 mm | 298 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-335-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-336-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-337-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-338-2 Subjects: Education, Politics

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Education, Higher Education and Development

Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Case studies from South Africa Edited by Sumaya Laher, Angelo Fynn and Sherianne Kramer Social science researchers in the global South, and in South Africa particularly, utilise research methods in innovative ways in order to respond to contexts characterised by diversity, racial and political tensions, socio-economic disparities and gender inequalities. These methods often remain

Sumaya Laher is an associate professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Angelo Fynn is a senior Psychology lecturer at the University of South Africa. Sherianne Kramer is a Social Science lecturer at the Amsterdam University College.

undocumented – a gap that this book starts to address. Written by experts from various methodological fields, Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a comprehensive collation of original essays and cutting-edge research that demonstrates the variety of novel techniques and research methods available to researchers responding to these context-bound issues. It is particularly relevant for study and research in the fields of Applied Psychology, Sociology, Ethnography, Biography and Anthropology. In addition to their unique combination of conceptual and application issues, the chapters include discussions on ethical considerations relevant to the method in similar global South contexts. Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences has much to offer to researchers, professionals and others involved in social science research both locally and internationally.

Contributors: Elizabeth Archer, Brendon Barnes, Floretta Boonzaier, Brett Bowman, Kate Cockcroft, David Edwards, Gillian Finchilescu, Paul J.P. Fouché, Angelo Fynn, Thomas Geffen, Paul L. Goldschagg, Saraswathie Govender, Lynlee Howard-Payne, Debra Kaminer, Shose Kessi, Peace Kiguwa, Sherianne Kramer, Sumaya Laher, Despina Learmonth, Malose Makhubela, Jacobus Gideon Maree, Solomon Mashegoane, Saloshni Muthal, Kathryn Anne Nel, Michael Pitman, Tracey Prenter, Kopano Ratele, Diana Sanchez-Betancourt, Jeanette Schmid, Joseph Seabi, Mohamed Seedat, Ann B. Shuttleworth-Edwards, Goodman Sibeko, Ian Siemers, Dan J. Stein, Lu-Anne Swart, Roelf van Niekerk, Elmé Vivier and Kevin A. Whitehead

Related title: Psychological Assessment in South Africa edited by Kate Cockcroft and Sumaya Laher

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March 2019 | 244 x 170 mm | 528 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-275-0 | PDF: 978-1-77614-355-9 EPUB: 978-1-77614-356-6 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-357-3 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-276-7 Subjects: Psychology, Higher Education

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BIOGRAPHY, LETTERS/MEMOIR AND TRAVEL WRITING

NEW AND FORTHCOMING

Biography, Letters/Memoir and Travel Writing

Patrick van Rensburg

Rebel, visionary and radical educationist, a biography Kevin Shillington

Kevin Shillington is an independent historian and biographer who holds a PhD in African History from the University of London. His recent books include Albert René: the Father of Modern Seychelles (2014) and History of Africa, 4th edition (2019).

Related title: Between Worlds by Linda Chisholm

Born in KwaZulu-Natal into what he described as ‘a very ordinary South African family that believed in the virtue of racism’, Patrick van Rensburg was to become a rebel with several causes. In his case they were, initially, the fight against apartheid and, later, a unique contribution to education, which, as he would tell his audience when he accepted the prestigious Right Livelihood Award, ‘as I saw it then, was a necessary tool of development’. Exiled from South Africa because of his involvement in the boycott campaign in London that gave birth to the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Van Rensburg went to Serowe in Botswana (then Bechuanaland), where he founded co-operatives, provided vocational training and was one of the earliest people to espouse the discipline of development studies. Perhaps his best-known legacies were Swaneng Hill School, in which he involved his pupils in building their school, running it, providing their own food and making their own equipment and furniture; and ’brigades’ to provide an educational home for primary school ‘dropouts’ through a curriculum that combined theory and practice, mental and manual labour. This sensitive and compelling biography does justice to a giant of a man, controversial throughout his life but undeniably a hero.

July 2020 | 234 x 156 mm | 344 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-604-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-605-5 EPUB: 978-1-77614-606-2 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-607-9 Subjects: Biography, Education, History Publication date subject to change.

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Biography, Letters/Memoir and Travel Writing

In India and East Africa / E-Indiya nase East Africa A travelogue in isiXhosa and English Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu, translated by Cecil Wele Manona

Edited by Tina Steiner, Mhlobo W. Jadezweni, Catherine Higgs and Evan M. Mwangi

D.D.T. Jabavu was a writer, political activist and professor for Latin and African Languages at the University of Fort Hare. Cecil Wele Manona was an anthropologist and Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University. Tina Steiner is an associate professor in the English Department at Stellenbosch University. Mhlobo W. Jadezweni teaches isiXhosa at Rhodes

In November 1949 D.D.T. Jabavu, the South African politician and professor of African languages at Fort Hare University, set out on a four-month trip to attend the World Pacifist Meeting in India. He wrote an isiXhosa account of his journey which was published in 1951 by Lovedale Press. This new edition republishes the travelogue in the original isiXhosa, with an English translation by the late anthropologist Cecil Wele Manona. The travelogue contains reflections on Jabavu’s social interactions during his travels, and on the conference itself, where he considered what lessons Gandhian principles might yield for South Africans engaged in struggles for freedom and dignity. His commentary on non-violent resistance, and on the dangers of nationalism and racism, enriches the existing archive of intellectual exchanges between Africa and India from a black South African perspective. The volume includes chapters by the editors that examine the networks of international solidarity – from post-independence India to the anti-colonial struggle in East Africa and the American civil rights movement – which Jabavu helped to strengthen, biographical sketches of Jabavu and of Manona, and an afterword that reflects on the historical and political significance of making African-language texts available to readers across Africa.

University. Catherine Higgs is Professor of History and Head of the Department of History and Sociology at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Evan M. Mwangi is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Northwestern University, Illinois.

Related title: Sol Plaatje edited by Brian Willan

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February 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 248 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-476-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-477-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-478-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-479-2 Subjects: Biography, Travel writing, Literature Studies, African History Publication date subject to change.

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Biography, Letters/Memoir and Travel Writing

Lie on Your Wounds

The prison correspondence of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Selected and edited by Derek Hook

Derek Hook is an associate professor of Psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA, and a research affiliate in Psychology at the Universities of Pretoria and the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the author of Critical Psychology of the Postcolonial: The mind of apartheid and Steve Biko (2012).

Robert Sobukwe, the founder and first leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), was silenced throughout his life, a condition which has been extended into the post-apartheid present. This book, comprising approximately 300 letters, provides access to his words via the single most poignant resource of Sobukwe’s own voice that exists: his prison letters. Not only do the letters evince Sobukwe’s storytelling abilities, they convey the complexity of a man who defied easy categorisation. More than this: they are testimony both to the desolate conditions of his imprisonment and to Sobukwe’s unbending commitment to the cause of African liberation. Although jailed for nine years, including a six-year period of near complete solitary confinement on Robben Island, Sobukwe was better known during, rather than after apartheid. Given his antagonistic views to both white liberalism and the African National Congress (ANC), it is unsurprising that he has been subjected to a ‘consensus of forgetting’. With the changing political climate of recent years, the decline of the ANC’s hegemonic hold on power, the re-emergence of Black Consciousness and Africanist political discourse and the growth of student protests, Sobukwe is being looked to as a leader once again.

I should like to have a bedspread of my own, certainly. But I do not think a small carpet will be necessary. I have a felt mat here for my feet. Nor will the pictures be necessary, Benjie. You see, all these, after a time, become part of the environment. And it is a jail environment. And there is something within me which does not wish to forget it either. — Robert Sobukwe to Benjamin Pogrund, 12 April 1967

Related title: Memory Against Forgetting by Rusty Bernstein

January 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 360 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-240-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-241-5 EPUB: 978-1-77614-242-2 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-272-9 Subjects: History, Biography

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HISTORY

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History

The Social and Political Thought of Archie Mafeje Bongani Nyoka

Bongani Nyoka is a senior researcher fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, University of Johannesburg, and a 2013 laureate of Codesria (the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, based in Senegal).

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Related title: The Cape Radicals by Crain Soudien

THE CAPE RADICALS CRAIN SOUDIEN

book, in equal parts inspiring and riveting. Crain Soudien brings urageous and deeply imaginative intellectual-political work ... by a group of brilliant Cape activists … [His] combination of fineorical research, careful analysis, anecdote and character study offer ng reading of a group of people teeming with ideas about how to world.

adable book is an important contribution to discussions about and theories of identity in racialised societies. Drew, Honorary Professor University of Cape Town, Professor Emerita York

Social scientist Archie Mafeje, who was born in the Eastern Cape but lived most of his scholarly life in exile, was one of Africa’s most prominent intellectuals. This groundbreaking work is the first of its kind to consider the entire body of Mafeje’s oeuvre and offers a much-needed engagement with his ideas. The most inclusive and critical treatment to date of Mafeje as a thinker and researcher, the book analyses his overall scholarship and his role as a theoretician of liberation and revolution. Author Bongani Nyoka’s main argument is that Mafeje’s superb scholarship developed out of his experience as an oppressed black person and his early political education, which merged with his university training to turn him into a formidable cutting-edge intellectual force. There are three main parts to the book. Part I evaluates Mafeje’s critique of the social sciences, part II focuses on his work on land and agrarian issues in sub-Saharan Africa and part III deals with his work on revolutionary theory and politics. The book engages in the act of knowledge decolonisation, making a unique contribution to South Africa’s sociological, historical and political studies.

August 2020 | 234 x 156 mm | 288 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-594-2 | PDF: 978-1-77614-595-9 EPUB: 978-1-77614-596-6 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-597-3 Subjects: History, Politics, Social Theory Publication date subject to change.

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History

Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet Eating with the world in mind Nico Slate

Nico Slate is Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Colored Cosmopolitanism and editor of Black Power beyond Borders.

Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as a holistic approach to building a more just world. What he chose to eat was intimately tied to his beliefs. His key values of non-violence, religious tolerance, and rural sustainability developed in coordination with his dietary experiments. His repudiation of sugar, chocolate, and salt expressed his opposition to economies based on slavery, indentured labor, and imperialism. Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet sheds new light on important periods in Gandhi’s life as they relate to his developing food ethic: his student years in London, his politicisation as a young lawyer in South Africa, the 1930 Salt March challenging British colonialism, and his fasting as a means of self-purification and social protest during India’s struggle for independence. What became the pillars of Gandhi’s diet – vegetarianism, limiting salt and sweets, avoiding processed food, and fasting – anticipated many of the debates in 21st-century food studies, and presaged the necessity of building healthier and more equitable food systems.

A wonderful book that focuses on the issue of Gandhi’s obsessive preoccupation with diet reform and food in general, pointing out how intricately meshed were the Mahatma’s ideas and practices concerning eating, morality, ethics, and political activism. — Joseph Alter, author of Gandhi’s Body: Sex, Diet, and the Politics of Nationalism

Related title: Eating from One Pot by Sarah Mosoetsa

July 2019 | 229 x 152 mm | 262 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-487-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-488-4 Subjects: History

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History

The Cape Radicals

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Crain Soudien is an educationist and sociologist, Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council and an Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela University. He is the author of Realising the Dream: Unlearning the Logic of Race in the South African School (2012).

In 1937 a group of young Capetonians, socialist intellectuals from the Workers’ Party of South Africa and the NonEuropean Unity Movement, among them Isaac Tabata, Ben Kies, A.C. Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala and Mda Mda, embarked on a public education and cultural project they called the New Era Fellowship (NEF). Taking a position of noncollaboration and non-racialism, the NEF played a vital role in challenging society’s responses to events ranging from the problem of taking up arms during the Second World War for an empire intent on stripping black people of their human rights to the Hertzog Bills, which foreshadowed apartheid. The group included some of the city’s most talented scholar-activists, whose aim was to disrupt and challenge not only prevailing political narratives but the very premises – class and race – on which they were based. By the 1950s their ideas had spread to a second generation of talented individuals who would disseminate them in the high schools of Cape Town. In time, some would exert their influence on national politics beyond the confines of the Cape. The Cape Radicals is a testament to the NEF’s position at the forefront of redefining the discourse of racialism and nationalism in South Africa.

This very readable book is an important contribution to discussions about intellectuals and theories of identity in racialised societies. ­— Allison Drew, Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town and Professor Emeritus, University of York

Related title: Richard Rive: A Partial Biography by Shaun Viljoen

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June 2019 | 229 x 152 mm | 232 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-317-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-348-1 EPUB: 978-1-77614-349-8 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-350-4 Subjects: African History, Politics

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History

Limpopo’s Legacy

Student politics and democracy in South Africa Anne K. Heffernan March 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 270 pp | Paperback Rights: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Swaziland Print: 978-1-77614-325-2 Subjects: History, Politcs

An outstanding, detailed history of student politics in Turfloop and Limpopo Province from 1960 to date. ... a must for History, Political Studies, and Sociology courses. — Keith Gottschalk, University of the Western Cape

Internal Frontiers

African nationalism and the Indian diaspora in twentieth-century South Africa Jon Soske February 2018 | 229 x 152 mm | 360 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-210-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-211-8 Subjects: Politics, Sociology, History

Internal Frontiers reveals how insurgent intellectuals such as Anton Lembede and Albert Luthuli – influenced by India’s independence movement and the challenges of building solidarity with Natal’s Indian diaspora – conceived a vision of the nation ‘from below’ that affirmed African agency while also embracing a diverse, multi-ethnic political community. — Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The black radical imagination

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History

Township Violence and the End of Apartheid War on the Reef Gary Kynoch

October 2018 | 234 x 156 mm | 240 pp | Paperback Rights: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Swaziland Print: 978-1-77614-322-1 Subjects: History, Politics

A powerful re-reading of modern South African history following apartheid that examines the violent transformation during the transition era and how this was enacted in the African townships of the Witwatersrand. — Roger Southall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Writing the Ancestral River A biography of the Kowie Jacklyn Cock

March 2018 | 229 x 152 mm | 220 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-187-6 | PDF: 978-1-77614-188-3 EPUB: 978-1-77614-189-0 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-264-4 Subjects: History, Memoir, Sociology, Environment Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

Jacklyn Cock has made the story of a small and fairly insignificant river into a metonym of the biological glories of South Africa and the ecological devastation they have endured, and continue to endure. The result is at once lyrical and trenchant. As a history rooted in the landscape of South Africa, it has few peers, and no superiors. — Robert Ross, Leiden University

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ART AND ART HISTORY

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Art and Art History

Troubling Images

Visual culture and the politics of Afrikaner nationalism Edited by Federico Freschi, Brenda Schmahmann and Lize van Robbroeck

Federico Freschi is a Professor and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. Brenda Schmahmann is a Professor and SARCHI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at the University of Johannesburg. Lize van Robbroeck is Professor in Visual Studies at Stellenbosch University’s Visual Arts Department.

Focusing on manifestations of Afrikaner nationalism in paintings, sculptures, monuments, buildings, cartoons, photographs, illustrations and exhibitions, Troubling Images offers a critical account of the role of art and visual culture in the construction of a unified Afrikaner imaginary, which helped secure hegemonic claims to the nation-state during South Africa’s apartheid years. This insightful volume examines the implications of metaphors and styles deployed in visual culture, and considers how the design, production, collecting and commissioning of objects, images and architecture were informed by Afrikaner nationalist imperatives and ideals. While some chapters focus only on instances of adherence to Afrikaner nationalism, others consider articulations of dissent and criticism. By ‘troubling’ these images: looking at them, teasing out their meanings, and connecting them to a political and social project that still has a major impact on the present moment, the authors engage with the ways in which an Afrikaner nationalist inheritance is understood and negotiated in contemporary South Africa. Troubling Images adds to current debates about the histories and ideological underpinnings of nationalism and is particularly relevant in the current context of globalism and diaspora, resurgent nationalisms and calls for decolonisation.

Contributors: Gary Baines, Federico Freschi, Michael Godby, Albert Grundlingh, Jonathan D. Jansen, Katharina Jörder, Lou-Marié Kruger, Brenda Schmahmann, Theo Sonnekus, Peter Vale, Lize van Robbroeck and Liese van der Watt

Related title: Picturing Change by Brenda Schmahmann

February 2020 | 244 x 170 mm | 336 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-471-6 | PDF: 978-1-77614-472-3 EPUB: 978-1-77614-473-0 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-474-7 Subjects: Cultural studies, African history Publication date subject to change.

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Art and Art History

Photography and History in Colonial Southern Africa Shades of empire Lorena Rizzo

Lorena Rizzo is a senior researcher, lecturer and the co-chair of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Basel. She is a historian of Namibia and South Africa, with a special interest in gender and visual history.

Photography and History in Colonial Southern Africa is a rich and in-depth study of the relationship between photography and colonial history at the turn of the twentieth century. Lorena Rizzo highlights the ways in which photographic images cut across conventional institutional boundaries and complicate rigid distinctions between the private and the public, the political and the aesthetic, the colonial and the vernacular, and the subject and the object. Rizzo argues that rather than understanding photographs primarily as a means of preserving and recreating the past in the present, we can also value them for how they evoke at once the need for and the limits of historical reconstruction. The work is rich in detail. Readers will encounter photographs that range from prison albums from late nineteenth century Cape Town; police photographs from German Southwest Africa (Namibia) in the early twentieth century; studio portraits commissioned by African women and men who applied for identity documents, travel permits and passports in the 1920s and 1930s; South African dompas photographs from the 1950s and 1960s; to African women collections assembled in the locations of Windhoek and Usakos in central Namibia; and aerial photography in the Eastern Cape in the mid-twentieth century.

... [this book] ... achieves its aims in offering up new and at times, innovative, readings of the ways that these photographs and photographic collections produce entangled colonial, empire and other often unintended pasts. — Professor Gary Minkley, NRF SARChI Chair in Social Change, University of Fort Hare

Related title: Hidden Histories of Gordonia by Martin Legassick

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October 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 304 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-481-5 | PDF: 978-1-77614-482-2 Subjects: Art History, Historiography

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Art and Art History

Visionary Animal

Rock art from southern Africa Renaud Ego, translated by Deke Dusinberre January 2019 | 255 x 196 mm | 304 pp | Hardback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-226-2 | PDF: 978-1-77614-232-3 EPUB: 978-1-77614-233-0 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-271-2 Key words: Art History, Archaeology

This is a magnificent book, at once both a poetic and a scholarly reclamation of the authority and integrity of the art in San painting. Renaud Ego has done what no one writing about these images has managed to do before, and that is to explode the boundaries that have contained and constrained rock art research in this country. In his extraordinary prose, and beautiful photographs, he reanimates the paintings for us, reminding us that the pervasive forms of academic iconographical analysis have ‘decomposed’ them, stripping them of their vibrant wholeness. It is a deeply moving publication. — Pippa Skotnes, Michaelis Professor of Fine Art: Centre for Curating the Archive, University of Cape Town and the author of Unconquerable Spirit: George Stow’s History Paintings of the San (2008).

Acts of Transgression

Contemporary live art in South Africa Edited by Jay Pather and Catherine Boulle February 2019 | 244 x 170 mm | 336 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-279-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-280-4 EPUB: 978-1-77614-281-1 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-282-8 Subjects: Performance Art, Theatre

This collection of essays coheres around conceptual themes that link the instability, volatility, precarity, and excess of live art itself to the instability, volatility, precarity, and excess of the contemporary moment in South Africa. — Catherine M. Cole, Professor of Drama, University of Washington

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CULTURAL STUDIES

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Cultural Studies

Civilising Grass

The art of the lawn on the South African highveld Jonathan Cane

Jonathan Cane is an art historian and a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits City Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Civilising Grass is a socio-cultural analysis of the lawn on the South African highveld, exploring the complex relationship between landscape and power in the country’s colonial, modernist and post-apartheid eras. Drawing from ecocriticism, queer theory, art history and postcolonial studies, this book offers a lively and provocative reading of texts and illustrations to reveal the racial and gendered aspects of ‘natural’ environments. It argues that the lawn, an ordinary and often overlooked feature of South African everyday life, is neither natural nor innocent. Rather, like other colonial landscapes, the lawn functions as a site of commonplace violence, of oppression, dispossession and segregation. This book explores an eclectic archive of artistic, literary and architectural lawns between 1886 and 2017, analysing poems, maps, gardening blogs, adverts, ethnographies and ephemera, as well as literature by Koos Prinsloo, Marlene van Niekerk and Ivan Vladislavić. In addition, Civilising Grass includes colour reproductions of lawn artworks by David Goldblatt, Lungiswa Gqunta, Pieter Hugo, Anton Kannemeyer, Sabelo Mlangeni, Moses Tladi and Kemang Wa Lehulere. Examination of these and other works reveals the organic relationship between lawn and wildness, and between lawn and human/non-human actors – thereby providing rich and unexpected insights into South African society past and present.

Civilising Grass is compelling in its interdisciplinary and scholarly breadth, its sophisticated use of critical theory, and its persuasive analysis of cultural objects. This book makes a significant contribution to the study of the political relevance of landscapes and their representations, as well as to the study of South African society and culture. — Byron Caminero-Santangelo, Professor of English and Environmental Studies, University of Kansas, and author of Different Shades of Green: African Literature, Environmental Justice and Political Ecology Related title: Natures of Africa edited by Fiona Moolla

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July 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 268 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-310-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-311-5 EPUB: 978-1-77614-312-2 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-313-9 Subjects: Literary Studies, Ecocriticism, Art history

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Cultural Studies

Beneath the Surface

A transactional history of skin lightners Lynn M. Thomas

Lynn M. Thomas is Professor of History at the University of Washington, coeditor of The Modern Girl Around the World, and author of Politics of the Womb.

For more than a century, skin lighteners have been a ubiquitous feature of global popular culture — embraced by consumers even as they were fiercely opposed by medical professionals, consumer health advocates, and anti-racist thinkers and activists. In Beneath the Surface, Lynn M. Thomas constructs a transnational history of skin lighteners in South Africa and beyond. Analysing a wide range of archival, popular culture, and oral history sources, Thomas traces the changing meanings of skin colour from precolonial times to the postcolonial present. From indigenous skin-brightening practices and the rapid spread of lighteners in South African consumer culture during the 1940s and 1950s to the growth of a billion-dollar global lightener industry, Thomas shows how the use of skin lighteners and experiences of skin color have been shaped by slavery, colonialism, and segregation, as well as consumer capitalism, visual media, notions of beauty, and protest politics. In teasing out lighteners’ layered history, Thomas theorises skin as a site for anti-racist struggle and lighteners as a technology of visibility that both challenges and entrenches racial and gender hierarchies.

Beneath the Surface is nothing short of a tour de force. Lynn M. Thomas’s ‘layered history’ does justice to the immensely difficult subject of skin lighteners. Carefully attending to the complex politics of race and color that are grounded in skin, Thomas at once provides a vibrant history of South Africa and a global history of commodity, beauty, and the body. This landmark study sets a new standard in the field. — Julie Livingston, author of SelfDevouring Growth: A planetary parable as told from Southern Africa

Related title: Written Under the Skin by Carli Coetzee

January 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 368 pp | Paperback Rights: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe Print: 978-1-77614-615-4 Subjects: Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminism and Women’s Studies, African History Publication date subject to change.

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Cultural Studies

Dress as Social Relations An interpretation of Bushman dress Vibeke Maria Viestad

August 2018 | 254 x 210 mm | 208 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-191-3 | PDF: 978-1-77614-192-0 EPUB: 978-1-77614-193-7 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-267-5 Subjects: Material Culture, Anthropology Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

This book makes a unique and significant contribution to Khoe-San research and cultural studies in general because it focuses squarely on the socio-cultural significance of dress and draws on important artefact collections about which very little has been published. — Jeremy Hollmann, Research Associate, Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Reinventing Hoodia

Peoples, plants and patents in South Africa Laura A. Foster June 2018 | 229 x 152 mm | 232 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-77614-223-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-225-5 Subjects: Science and Technology Studies, Indigenous Studies, Intellectual Property

Reinventing Hoodia provides a well-researched, critically engaged account of a fascinating contested object of indigenous knowledge and intellectual property. Its illuminating account of hoodia across a range of scales makes significant conceptual and empirical contributions to feminist legal studies and to the history and philosophy of science. — Anne Pollock, author of Medicating Race: Heart disease and durable preoccupations with difference

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Cultural Studies

Radio Soundings

South Africa and the black modern Liz Gunner March 2019 | 229 x 152 mm | 240 pp | Paperback | Rights: SADC and Kenya Print: 978-1-77614-321-4 | PDF: 978-1-77614-343-6 Subjects: Literary Studies, History

This is the book we have all been waiting for – the first major volume on South Africa’s most widely-consumed medium: black radio. Focused on Zulu radio drama (and more), this elegant book bursts with insights and bustles with memorable characters. A monumental achievement, it re-defines South African cultural history and will be read for decades to come. — Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Written Under the Skin

Blood and intergenerational memory in South Africa Carli Coetzee February 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 190 pp | Paperback Rights: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Swaziland Print: 978-1-77614-326-9 Subjects: Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

Written under the Skin calls for new ways of reading South African history. It proposes protocols of care – cautious, ethical, vigilant – to guide these new ways of reading. There is in this book a moral urgency and an ethical injunction that demand our attention. We dare not ignore this book. — Jacob S. T. Dlamini, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University

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MEDIA STUDIES

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Media Studies

Babel Unbound

Rage, reason and rethinking public life Edited by Lesley Cowling and Carolyn Hamilton

Lesley Cowling is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and an associate researcher at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town. Carolyn Hamilton is the South African Research Chair in Archive and Public Culture at the University of Cape Town.

The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of imaginings of democracy and often centres on the ideal of the public sphere. But this imagined foundation of how we live collectively appears to have suffered a dramatic collapse across the world, with many democracies apparently unable to solve problems through talk – or even to agree on who speaks, in what ways and where. In the ten essays in this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from southern Africa combine theoretical analysis with the examination of historical cases and contemporary developments to demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. They propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. The book examines charged examples from the global South, such as the centuries old Timbuktu archive, Nelson Mandela as a powerful absent presence in 1960s public life, and the challenges to the terms of contemporary debate around the student activism of #rhodesmustfall and #feesmustfall. These show how issues of public discussion span both archive and media, verbal debates in formal spaces and visual performances that circulate in unpredictable ways.

Contributors: Rory Bester, Lesley Cowling, Anthea Garman, Carolyn Hamilton, Indra de Lanerolle, Susana Molins Lliteras, Nomusa Makhubu, Litheko Modisane, Pascal Newbourne Mwale and Camalita Naicker

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May 2020 | 234 x 156 mm | 312 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-589-8 | PDF: 978-1-77614-590-4 EPUB: 978-1-77614-591-1 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-592-8 Subjects: Media Studies, Cultural Studies Publication date subject to change.

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Media Studies

Power and Loss in South African Journalism News in the age of social media Glenda Daniels

Glenda Daniels is an Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is the author of Fight for Democracy and co-author of Glass Ceilings.

Related title: Fight for Democracy by Glenda Daniels

This timely book analyses the crisis and chaos of journalism in contemporary South Africa at a period when the media and their role are frequently at the centre of public debate. The transition to digital news has been messy, random and unpredictable. The spread of news via social media platforms has given rise to political propaganda, fake news and a flattening of news to banality and gossip. Media companies, however, continue to shrink newsrooms, ousting experienced journalists in favour of ‘content producers’. On a positive note, Daniels writes of the contribution of investigative journalists to exposing corruption and sees new opportunities emerging, which may well be a model for the future of non-profit, public-funded journalism. Engaging and dynamic, the book argues for the power of public interest journalism, including investigative journalism, and a diversity of voices and positions to be reflected in the news. It addresses the gains and losses from decolonial and feminist perspectives and advocates for a radical shift in the way power is constituted by the media in the South African postcolony. A valuable introduction to the confusion that confronts journalism students, it has much to offer practicing media professionals. Daniels uses her years of experience as a newspaper journalist to write with authority and illuminate complex issues about newsroom politics. Interviews with alienated media professionals and a semi-autobiographical lens add a personal element that will appeal to readers interested in the inner life of the media.

July 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 256 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-599-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-600-0 EPUB: 978-1-77614-601-7 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-602-4 Subjects: Media Studies, Cultural Studies Publication date subject to change.

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Media Studies

Tell Our Story

Multiplying voices in the news media Julie Reid and Dale T. McKinley

Julie Reid is based at the Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Dale T. McKinley is an independent writer, researcher and lecturer as well as Research and Education Officer for the International Labour, Research and Information Group.

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The dominant news media are often accused of reflecting an ‘elite bias’, privileging and foregrounding the interests of a small segment of society while ignoring the narratives of the majority. The authors of Tell Our Story investigate this problem and offer a hands-on demonstration of listening journalism and research in practice. In the process they dismiss the idea that some groups are voiceless, arguing that what is often described in such terms is mostly a matter of those groups being deliberately ignored. Focusing their attention on three very different South African communities they delve into the life and struggle narratives of each, exposing the divide between the stories told by the people who actually live in the communities and the way in which those stories have been understood and shaped by the media. The three communities are those living in the Glebelands hostel complex in Durban where over 100 residents have been killed in politically motivated violence in the past few years; the Xolobeni community on the Wild Coast, which has been resisting the building of a new toll road and a dune-mining venture; and Thembelihle, a settlement south-west of Johannesburg that has been resisting removal for many years. The book concludes with a set of practical guidelines for journalists on the practice of listening journalism.

May 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 216 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-577-5 | PDF: 978-1-77614-578-2 EPUB: 978-1-77614-579-9 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-580-5 Subjects: Media Studies, Cultural Studies Publication date subject to change.

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Media Studies

Media in Postapartheid South Africa Postcolonial politics in the age of globalisation Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is Associate Professor of International Affairs at The New School in New York City. He is founder and editor of Africa is a Country.

In Media in Postapartheid South Africa, author Sean Jacobs turns to media politics and the consumption of media as a way to understand recent political developments in South Africa and their relations with the African continent and the world. Jacobs looks at how the mass media defines the physical and human geography of the society and what it means for comprehending changing notions of citizenship in postapartheid South Africa. Jacobs claims that the media have unprecedented control over the distribution of public goods, rights claims, and South Africa’s integration into the global political economy in ways that were impossible under the state-controlled media that dominated the apartheid years. Jacobs takes a probing look at television commercials and the representation of South Africans, reality television shows and South African continental expansion, soap operas and postapartheid identity politics, and the internet as a space for reassertions and reconfigurations of identity. As South Africa becomes more integrated into the global economy, Jacobs argues that local media have more weight in shaping how consumers view these products in unexpected and consequential ways.

Sean Jacobs proposes a new agenda for the study of culture in contemporary South Africa by focusing on media infrastructures that condition, select, and edit the sorts of information that are available. Jacobs’s work will be read for its revelations about the nature of citizenship and public engagement in our media saturated age. — Daniel R. Magaziner, author of The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968–1977

Related title: Stopping the Spies by Jane Duncan

July 2019 | 229 x 152 mm | 208 pp | Paperback | Rights: SADC and Kenya Print: 978-1-77614-489-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-490-7 Subjects: Media Studies, Cultural Studies

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LITERATURE STUDIES

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Literature Studies

Like Family

Domestic workers in South African history and literature Ena Jansen

Ena Jansen was professor of South African literature at the University of Amsterdam until 2016. She obtained her PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where she lectured for 16 years. She lives in Cape

More than a million black South African women are domestic workers. These nannies, housekeepers and chars continue to occupy a central place in South African society. But it is an ambivalent position. Precariously situated between urban and rural areas, rich and poor, white and black, these women are at once intimately connected and at a distant remove from the families they serve. ‘Like family’ they may be, but they and their employers know they can never be real family. Ena Jansen offers a historical perspective that shows how domestic worker relations in South Africa were shaped by the institution of slavery at the Cape. To support her argument, Jansen examines the representation of domestic workers in a diverse range of texts in English and Afrikaans. Later texts by black authors offer wry and subversive insights into the madam/maid nexus, capturing paradoxes relating to shifting power relationships. Soos familie, the award-winning Afrikaans predecessor of the updated Like Family, was published in 2015 and the highlyacclaimed Dutch translation Bijna familie in 2016.

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Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, Like Family provides rich insights into the ‘contact zone’ of domestic service that paradoxically involves both intimacy and distance. In doing so, Jansen deepens our understanding of how the institution both reflects and reproduces the savage inequalities on which our society continues to be based. — Jacklyn Cock, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand and author of Maids and Madams: A Study in the Politics of Exploitation

Related title: Losing the Plot by Leon de Kock

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April 2019 | 234 x 156 mm | 382 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-351-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-352-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-353-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-354-2 Subjects: Literature Studies, Historiography

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Literature Studies

Death and Compassion

The elephant in southern African literature Dan Wylie November 2018 | 229 x 152 mm | 280 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-218-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-219-4 EPUB: 978-1-77614-220-0 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-269-9 Subjects: Animal Studies, Literature, Ecocriticism, History Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

Dan Wylie combines a lifetime of experience and meditation with specialist knowledge of debates in ecocriticism and animal studies. — F. Fiona Moolla, Department of English, University of the Western Cape

Natures of Africa

Ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms Edited by F. Fiona Moolla June 2016 | 230 x 150 mm | 288 pp | Paperback | Rights: Africa Print: 978-1-86814-913-1 | PDF: 978-1-86814-916-2 EPUB: 978-1-86814-914-8 | Mobi: 978-1-86814-917-9 Subjects: Literature Studies, Ecocriticism Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

One of the first edited volumes to encompass transdisciplinary approaches to a number of cultural forms, including fiction, nonfiction, oral expression and digital media, to show how nature in Africa is represented, celebrated, mourned or commoditised. The volume features new research from East Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as the ecocritical and eco-activist ‘powerhouses’ of Nigeria and South Africa.

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Literature Studies

Race, Nation, Translation

South African essays 1990–2013 Zoë Wicomb, edited by Andrew van der Vlies November 2018 | 234 x 156 mm | 368 pp | Paperback | Rights: South Africa Print: 978-1-77614-324-5 | PDF: 978-1-77614-342-9 Subjects: Literary Studies, Cultural Studies

This collection establishes Wicomb as a leading critical commentator on and scholar of South African national politics and its cultural forms. The essays are outstanding. They present the most incisive, challenging and dexterous interventions in the South African cultural field and ask the kinds of questions that cut to the quick of the issues at stake in them. — Meg Samuelson, University of Adelaide

Recognition

An anthology of South African short stories Edited by David Medalie May 2017 | 229 x 152 mm | 288 pp | Paperback | Rights: Southern Africa Print: 978-1-77614-036-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-037-4 Subjects: Short Stories, English Literature

This anthology of short stories is a welcome volume that presents the state of the South African literary field with generosity and imagination. — Imraan Coovadia, author of Tales of the Metric System (2014)

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AFRICAN LANGUAGES

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African Languages

The African Treasury Series

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S. Machabe Mofokeng, Sol T. Plaatje, L.D. Raditladi, B.W. Vilakazi and Elliot Zondi

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Motswasele II

AFRICAN TREASURY SERIES

L. D. Raditladi

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 by Wits University Press in the 1930s, the series provided a voice for the voiceless and celebrated African culture, history and heritage. It continues to make a contribution by supporting current efforts to empower and develop the status of African languages in South Africa. From the ‘father of Nguni literature’, B.W. Vilakazi, comes a book of poetry which was included in a list of the best 100 African books of the twentieth century. The other five books in the initial series are a historical drama in Setswana by L.D. Raditladi, Sol T. Plaatje’s Setswana translation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Elliot Zondi’s isiZulu play about Shaka, and two works – a play and a collection of sketches and essays – by S. Machabe Mofokeng, who is regarded as one of the greatest essayists and dramatists writing in Sesotho.

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For a full list of the African Treasury Series: info.witspress@wits.ac.za

Related title: Abantu Besizwe by S.E.K. Mqhayi, edited by Jeff Opland

Pelong ya ka: 978-1-77614-043-5 Senkatana: 978-1-77614-041-1 Dintshontsho tsa bo-Juluse Kesara: 978-1-77614-061-9 Motswasele II: 978-1-77614-080-0 Amal’e Zulu: 978-1-77614-059-6 Ukufa kukaShaka: 978-1-77614-071-8 Paperback | Rights: World

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African Languages

English-isiZulu / isiZulu-English Dictionary

Fourth Edition Compiled by C.M. Doke, D.M. Malcolm, J.M.A. Sikakana and B.W. Vilakazi

C. M. Doke was a linguist and lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. D. M. Malcolm was a linguist and so was J. M. A. Sikakana. B. W. Vilakazi was a South African poet, novelist, and lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This was the first English-isiZulu / isiZulu-English dictionary published in South Africa, initially undertaken in the 1940s by the University of the Witwatersrand lecturers, C.M. Doke and B.W. Vilakazi. Vilakazi was the first poet published in isiZulu and his collection, Amal’eZulu, is considered one of the most significant African books of the twentieth century. This dictionary has long been recognised as the standard work in the field. The aim of this dictionary is twofold: to meet the needs of the English speakers who wish to know how to render the English into isiZulu, and to meet the needs of the isiZulu speakers who wish to know the meaning and idiomatic use of English words. Various revisions were undertaken over the years. Included in this revised edition are the historical prefaces and introduction. These reflect the historical development of the dictionary and have not been altered so as to preserve a sense of continuity. A newly revised isiZulu orthography has been introduced in this Fourth Edition in line with the approved PanSALB (2008) orthography. The revision of some aspects of the orthography was undertaken under the auspices of the Wits Language School. This dictionary provides an invaluable resource for students of isiZulu, for isiZuluspeaking students of English, and for linguists working in the isiZulu language.

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PLAYS

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Plays

Bafana Republic and Other Satires A collection of monologues and revues Mike van Graan

Mike van Graan, President of the African Cultural Policy Network, is an award-winning playwright. His recent plays include commissioned works When Swallows Cry (Ibsen International) and Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Metaphors (University of Pretoria).

Related title: Acts of Transgression edited by Catherine Boulle and Jay Pather

The seed of this collection was sown in 2007 when South Africa won the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The debate about huge amounts of public funds being spent on a ‘vanity project’ instead of being used to improve the lives of the majority of the country’s citizens inspired Mike van Graan, one of South Africa’s leading contemporary political playwrights, to use sport as an entry point for satirical commentary. Van Graan follows this with piercing attention towards matters of the state. With themes ranging from the World Cup to the political football of land, from the violent abuse of women to state capture, this selection of satirical sketches takes readers on a rollercoaster trip through many of the issues that face democratic South Africa. The sketches come from six one-person revues, Bafana Republic (2007), Bafana Republic: Extra Time (2008), Bafana Republic: Penalty Shootout (2009), Pay Back the Curry (2016), State Fracture (2017) and Land Acts (2018). Van Graan uses a potent mix of comedy, poetry and drama to make points that hit hard at core issues which twenty-first-century South Africans are struggling with. Readers will laugh and cringe and sometimes cry, but one thing they will not be able to do is remain unaffected.

June 2020 | 229 x 152 mm | 192 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-586-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-587-4 Mobi: 978-1-77614-588-1 Subjects: Play Scripts, Drama, Theatre Studies Publication date subject to change.

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What Remains

A play in one act Nadia Davids with notes on the choreography by Jay Pather

ican classic. Nadia Davids’s the sacred. It dramatises the way that is also a fierce critique niversal because Davids roots it rtheid South Africa - and place: Johannesburg: A Memoir

ng beauty, no less than poetry, dance on the page, cries out to it promises to be a triumph. ersity of Strathclyde, Glasgow

cholar. Her plays, At Her Feet, ap Theatre awards. She is an Town (UCT). Jay Pather is a rector of the Institute sor in UCT’s Centre for

Nadia Davids

vement to tell a story about und in Cape Town, the ted by the memory of slavery. yone in the city – slave developers – is forced to sometimes forgotten. ace, What Remains forges a and the known, waking and e Healer, The Dancer and The hives and madness, paintings st with the now.

What Remains

the sea, three sounds only: a on that tells the time. Behind Soon. As the vehicle moves ing unexpected…

What Remains A Play in One Act

ed Kamaldien

Nadia Davids With notes on the choreography by Jay Pather

2019/07/23 10:41

Nadia Davids is a writer, theatre-maker

What Remains is a fusion of text, dance and movement to tell a story about the unexpected uncovering of a slave burial ground in Cape Town, the archaeological dig that follows and a city haunted by the memory of slavery. When the bones emerge from the ground, everyone in the city – slave descendants, archaeologists, citizens, property developers - is forced to reckon with a history sometimes remembered, sometimes forgotten. Loosely based on the events at Prestwich Place, What Remains is a path between memory and magic, the uncanny and the known, waking and dreaming. Four figures – The Archaeologist, The Healer, The Dancer and The Student – move between bones and books, archives and madness, paintings and protest, as they struggle to reconcile the past with the now.

and scholar. Her plays At Her Feet, Cissie and What Remains have won various Fleur de Cap Theatre awards. She is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town. Jay Pather is a choreographer, curator and academic. He is Director of the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Associate Professor in UCT’s Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies.

What Remains is destined to become a South African classic. Nadia Davids’s transformative play digs up bones and reaches for the sacred. It dramatises the timeless dance between memory and ‘progress’ in a way that is also a fierce critique of the present moment. Like the best drama, it is universal because Davids roots it so precisely in the experience of her time – post-apartheid South Africa – and place: her beloved Cape Town. — Mark Gevisser, author of Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir

Related title: Tshepang by Lara Foot Newton

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Ulwembu

Empatheatre and The Big Brotherhood June 2018 | 190 x 125 mm | 108 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-195-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-196-8 Mobi: 978-1-77614-268-2 Subjects: Playscripts, Theatre Studies, Drama

Directed with a muscularity and sense of conviction, this beautifully researched and deeply felt performance takes advocacy theatre ... to a level that is considerably deeper and theatrically more developed. — Robyn Sassen, My View

Tin Bucket Drum A play Neil Coppen

October 2016 | 190 x 125 mm | 80 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-972-8 | PDF: 978-1-86814-973-5 Mobi: 978-1-77614-263-7 Subjects: Playscripts, Theatre Studies, Drama

A timeless story with universal appeal, one that Ben Okri and George Orwell could have written if they had put their heads together. — The Star

WINNER OF THE ENGLISH ACADEMY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA OLIVE SCHREINER PRIZE FOR DRAMA (2018)

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Somewhere on the Border

Tshepang

My Life and Valley Song

Anthony Akerman

Lara Foot Newton

Athol Fugard

My Children! My Africa!

Three Plays

At this Stage

Athol Fugard, edited by Stephen Gray

Craig Higginson

Edited by Greg Homann

At the Junction

Sophiatown

Junction Avenue Theatre Company

Junction Avenue Theatre Company

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Plays

The Bram Fischer Waltz

Die Bram Fischer Wals

Missing

Harry Kalmer

Harry Kalmer

John Kani

Nothing but the Truth John Kani

Our Lady of Benoni Zakes Mda

And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses

Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating

Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda

Mooi Street and other Moves Suddenly the Storm Paul Slabolepszy

Paul Slabolepszy

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URBAN STUDIES

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Urban Studies

Politics and Community-based Research

Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg Edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou, Sarah Charlton, Sophie Didier and Kirsten Dörmann

Claire Bénit-Gbaffou is an associate professor at Aix-Marseille University and a visiting researcher at the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) in the School of Architecture

Politics and Community-based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg offers a substantive and compelling analysis for a diverse readership interested in urban politics, community mapping and the built environment. The book draws on a critical reflection of Yeoville Studio, a research project conducted by the University of the Witwatersrand academics from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, together with community partners and postgraduate students. A collection of vignettes portraying people and places in Yeoville interwoven with theoretically analytical chapters, it explores the politics of community research at a neighbourhood scale in its multiple facets, and will resonate with similar contested and complex neighbourhoods across the world. The mix of analysis, vignettes, photographs, architectural design and graphics builds the discussion in engaging, rich and integrated ways, to capture the many participatory approaches taken to this city-community studio.

and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Sarah Charlton is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Sophie Didier is a professor at the Paris School of Planning, University Paris-Est, France and a researcher at Lab’Urba. Kirsten Dörmann

Contributors: Abdul Abed, Ophélie Arrazouaki, Claire BénitGbaffou, Sarah Charlton, William Dewar, Sophie Didier, Kirsten Dörmann, Sally Gaule, Pauline Guinard, Willy-Claude Hebandjoko, Obvious Katsaura, Heinz Klug, Neil Klug, Mamokete Matjomane, Mpho Matsipa, Simon Sizwe Mayson, Solam Mkhabela, Eulenda Mkwanazi, Potsiso Phasha, Clara Pienaar-Lewis, Nicolette Pingo, Naomi Roux, Maria Suriano and Shahid Vawda

is a lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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I Want to Go Home Forever

Stories of becoming and belonging in South Africa’s great metropolis Edited by Loren B. Landau and Tanya Pampalone

Loren B. Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Tanya Pampalone is Managing Editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

Generations of people from across the world have turned metal from the depths of the earth into Africa’s wealthiest, most dynamic and diverse urban centre, a mega-city where a democratic South Africa is being made. Yet for newcomers and locals, the golden possibilities of Johannesburg are tinged with dangers and difficulties. I Want to Go Home Forever presents 13 stories of people looking to make a successful life in a place they can call home. Told in their own words, they are the stories of South Africans, some Gauteng-born, others from neighbouring provinces, striving to realise the promises of democracy. They are also the stories of newcomers, from neighbouring countries and from as far afield as Pakistan and Rwanda, seeking a secure future in those very promises. Collected by researchers, journalists and writers, the narratives give voice to responses arising from a space of outrage and hope, violence and solidarity. They speak of intersections between people and their past, and of how, in the making of selves and the other, they are also shaping South Africa. Underlying them all is a nostalgia for an imagined future that can never be realised. These are stories of forever seeking a place called home.

Contributors: Estiphanos Worku Abeto, Ragi Bashonga, Suzy Bernstein, Ryan Brown, Madelene Cronje, Karabo Kgoleng, Azam Khan, Esther Khumalo, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Charalabos (Harry) Koulaxizis, Loren Landau, Kopano Lebolo, Mark Lewis, Lucas Machel, Eliot Moleba, Manyathela Mvelase, Alphonse Nahimana, Duduzile Ndlovu, Lufuno Ngogoro, Chichi Ngozi, Oupa Nkosi, Nombuyiselo Ntlane, Thandiwe Ntshinga, Tanya Pampalone, Nedson Pophiwa, Greta Schuler, Kwanele Sosibo, Papi Thetele, Ntombi Theys and Tanya Zack

These are raw, honest personal stories – some heart-breaking, some up-lifting. Beautifully told, each story is a study of journey-making. — Sisonke Msimang, activist and author of Always Another Country Related title: Go Home or Die Here edited by Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby

August 2018 | 216 x 140 mm | 260 pp | Paperback | Rights:World Print: 978-1-77614-221-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-222-4 EPUB: 978-1-77614-231-6 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-270-5 Subjects: Migration Studies, Memoir

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Ecology Studies

Rock | Water | Life

Ecology and humanities for a decolonial South Africa Lesley Green

Lesley Green is founding director of Environmental Humanities South at the University of Cape Town, editor of

In Rock | Water | Life Lesley Green examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa, calling for environmental research and governance to transition to an ecopolitical approach that could address South Africa’s history of racial oppression and environmental exploitation. Green analyses conflicting accounts of nature in environmental sciences that claim neutrality amid ongoing struggles for land restitution and environmental justice. Offering in-depth studies of environmental conflict in contemporary South Africa, Green addresses the history of contested water access in Cape Town; struggles over natural gas fracking in the Karoo; debates about decolonising science; the potential for a politics of soil in the call for land restitution; urban baboon management, and the consequences of sending sewage to urban oceans.

Contested Ecologies and co-author of Knowing the Day, Knowing the World.

In Rock | Water | Life, Lesley Green identifies questions and materials where new ways of Earth governance and African well-being are acutely at stake: wounded contemporary soils, which bind multispecies human and nonhuman worlds; cement, one of the planet’s biggest contributors to global warming; carbon, which both joins and threatens Gaian critters and their ecologies and economies; and oil and uranium. Each materiality is rooted in geophysical complexities and in sub-Saharan African thought and cosmologies. Green’s book is important to anyone who cares about the centrality of African environmental matters in their situated complexity. Green searches powerfully for decolonizing ways to live on a damaged planet. — Donna J. Haraway Related title: The Climate Crisis edited by Vishwas Satgar

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NATURAL SCIENCE

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Natural Science

Bats of Southern and Central Africa

A biogeographic and taxonomic synthesis, second edition

Ara Monadjem, Peter John Taylor, F.P.D. (Woody) Cotterill and M. Corrie Schoeman

Ara Monadjem is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of eSwatini. Peter John Taylor is Professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Venda. Fenton Cotterill is a research fellow with the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project. M Corrie Schoeman is Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Related title: Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands by Mike Perrin

This revised edition of a book first published in 2010 supplements the original account of the 116 bat species then known to be found in Southern and Central Africa with an additional eight newly-described species. The chapters on evolution, biogeography, ecology and echolocation have been updated, citing dozens of recently published papers. The book covers the latest systematic and taxonomic studies, ensuring that the names and relationships of bats in this new edition reflect current scientific knowledge. The species accounts provide descriptions, measurements and diagnostic characters as well as detailed information about the distribution, habitat, roosting habits, foraging ecology and reproduction of each species. The updated species distribution maps are based on 6 100 recorded localities. A special feature of the 2010 publication was the mode of identification of families, genera and species by way of character matrices rather than the more generally used dichotomous keys. Since then these matrices have been tested in the field and, where necessary, slightly altered for this edition. New photographs fill in gaps and updated sonograms aid with bat identification in acoustic surveys. The bibliography, which now contains more than 700 entries, will be an invaluable aid to students and scientists wishing to track down original research.

June 2020 | 244 x 170 mm | 640 pp | Hardback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-582-9 | PDF: 978-1-77614-583-6 EPUB: 978-1-77614-584-3 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-585-0 Subjects: Natural Sciences, Zoology Publication date subject to change.

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Dance of the Dung Beetles Their role in our changing world Marcus Byrne and Helen Lunn

Marcus Byrne is Professor in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has studied dung beetles for more than

In this sweeping history of more than 3 000 years, beginning with Ancient Egypt, the authors capture the diversity of dung beetles and their unique behaviour patterns. Dung beetles’ fortunes have followed the shifts from a world dominated by a religion that symbolically incorporated them into some of its key concepts of rebirth, to a world in which science has largely separated itself from religion and alchemy. With over 6 000 species found throughout the world, these unassuming, but remarkable creatures are fundamental to some of humanity’s most cherished beliefs and have been ever present in religion, art, literature, science and the environment. They are at the centre of current gene research, play an important role in keeping our planet healthy, and some nocturnal dung beetles have been found to navigate by the starry skies. Outlining the development of science from the point of view of the humble dung beetle is what makes this charming story of immense interest to general readers and entomologists alike.

30 years. Helen Lunn has a PhD in Musicology and has a wide research base. She has worked in both academic and popular writing environments.

This book will leave you with a deeper appreciation of nature and our relationship to other living creatures. It will forever leave an image in your mind of a little beetle with a peaked cap glued onto its shiny, earless head … unable to see the sun and thus meandering pointlessly with their dung balls. — Sandra Swart, Professor of History, University of Stellenbosch

Related title: Riding High by Sandra Swart

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HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

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Health and Medical Sciences

Practical Anatomy

The human body dissected, second edition Jules Kieser and John Allan, edited by Erin Hutchinson, Jason Hemingway and Desiré Brits

Erin F. Hutchinson is a senior lecturer in the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Jason Hemingway is a lecturer in the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Practical Anatomy is designed to enable novice anatomists to grasp the biological background of the human anatomy while understanding its complexity within the clinical context. As a guide to the dissection of the human cadaver, it provides an account of the biological and systemic foundations of the human body. In keeping with the tradition of its predecessor, this revised edition is primarily aimed at undergraduate allied health sciences and medical students who are encountering dissection for the first time and are intimidated by the volume of information to be understood. In addition, some dissections of more complex regions of the anatomy have been integrated into the text for more advanced students. This version has built on the solid foundation of the first edition of Practical Anatomy and Man’s Anatomy, incorporating all the features unique to these texts while updating the methodology and including the latest anatomical terminology as outlined in the Terminologia Anatomica. The text and illustrations have been simplified to provide a clear, concise and accessible dissection guide.

Desiré Brits is a senior lecturer in the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Related title: Molecular Medicine for Clinicians edited by Barry Mendelow, Michele Ramsay, Nanthakumarn Chetty and Wendy Stevens

January 2020 | 297 x 210 mm | 408 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-572-0 | PDF: 978-1-77614-573-7 EPUB: 978-1-77614-574-4 Subjects: Medicine & Health Science: Anatomy Publication date subject to change.

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Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine Edited by Pravin Manga

Pravin Manga is an emeritus professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He specialised in

The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific research journal published tri-annually. It was established to provide a forum to showcase scientific research from the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and from the Clinical Medicine Departments in other institutions in South Africa and internationally. The journal particularly aims to provide an opportunity for emerging researchers to publish their work on an open access basis and sets out to be the primary diffusion portal for clinical medical scientists from Southern Africa.The editorial policy of the journal is guided by scientific quality and integrity, and all publications are peer reviewed. Though all submissions are welcome, it is especially new academics that are starting out, including students, fellows and junior consultants, who are encouraged to submit their research. Getting research published can be challenging and expensive, with an ever increasing number of open access journals. The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine offers free publication opportunities for junior staff to establish a publication record and develop an academic record. The Wits Journal for Clinical Medicine also provides a space where the various Departmental Research Day abstracts can be shared. This allows the whole school to see what is happening in different departments.

Cardiology and was the Academic Head of Cardiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 1995 to 2016. He was the Past President of

The Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2618-0189; eISSN 2618-0197) can be downloaded from: https://journals.co.za/content/journal/wjcm

the Southern Africa Cardiac Society. He also served as the Academic Head of Internal Medicine at Wits University from 2014 to 2016. February 2019; August 2019; November 2019 297 x 210 mm | 56 pp | Digital | Rights: World Print: ISSN 2618-0189 | PDF: eISSN 2618-0197

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MEDICAL HUMANITIES

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Medical Humanities

Society, Health and Disease in South Africa

Leah Gilbert, Liz Walker, Silvie Cooper, Kezia Lewins, Rajohane Matshedisho, Lorena Nunez-Carrasco and Terry-Ann Selikow

All the authors have been actively engaged in teaching health science students for many years and all are associated with the Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Related title: Psychological Assessment in South Africa edited by Kate Cockcroft and Sumaya Laher

The onset of the quadruple burden of disease in South Africa, the challenges faced by the medical establishment to curtail the rapid growth of multiple epidemics, the inadequate response by the state to various inequities in the health system, and the public debates associated with it have all combined to draw attention to the sociological aspects of health and disease. Sociology as a resource of knowledge and a unique analytical and conceptual perspective can be used to understand, explain and positively influence the course of health and disease in South African society and our responses to it. Health Practitioners and scholars need to be equipped with the skills to critically evaluate research and debates in their profession, to be able to adapt to changes and contribute to the development of knowledge and best practice. This reader will provide relevant content and assist in the development of the analytical capacities and conceptual skills needed. Society, Health and Disease in South Africa is authored by experienced educators and researchers in the fields of Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, healthcare policy and practice.

February 2019 | 297 x 210 mm | 368 pp | Paperback | Rights: South Africa Print: 978-1-77614-314-6 | PDF: 978-1-77614-315-3 Subjects: Sociology, Public Health

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OPEN ACCESS TITLES

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Open Access Titles

These Oppressions Won’t Cease

An anthology of the political thought of the Cape Khoesan, 1777-1879 A selection of source documentation in Dutch Robert Ross November 2017 | 234 x 156 mm | 233 pp | Digital OA PDF: 978-1-77614-209-5 Subjects: History, South Africa, Pre-colonial, Politics and Government

Robert Ross recently retired as Professor of African History at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is the author of numerous books on the history of southern Africa, notably the Cape Colony, including most recently The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa (2014). He was also one of the editors of both volumes of The Cambridge History of South Africa (2010 and 2011).

Changing Space, Changing City

Johannesburg after apartheid, Open Access Selection Edited by Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray October 2018 | 240 x 170 mm | 232 pp | Digital | Rights: World OA EPUB: 978-1-77614-447-1 | OA PDF: 978-1-77614-239-2 Subjects: Urban Planning, Sociolgy

Philip Harrison is the South African Research Chair in Development Planning and Modelling at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a member of the National Planning Commission and other advisory structures to government. Graeme Gotz is the director of research at the Gauteng City-Region Observatory in Johannesburg. Alison Todes is a professor of urban and regional planning in the School of Architecture and Planning at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Chris Wray was a senior systems analyst and manager at the Gauteng City-Region Observatory in Johannesburg.

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Psychological Assessment in South Africa Research and applications Edited by Sumaya Laher and Kate Cockcroft

March 2019 | 245 x 167 mm | 592 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-578-2 | PDF: 978-1-86814-579-9 EPUB:978-1-86814-945-2 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-132-6 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-358-0 Subjects: Psychology, Assessment

Sumaya Laher is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Kate Cockcroft is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences Case studies from South Africa Edited by Sumaya Laher, Angelo Fynn and Sherianne Kramer March 2019 | 244 x 170 mm | 528 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-275-0 | PDF: 978-1-77614-355-9 EPUB:978-1-77614-356-6 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-357-3 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-276-7 Subjects: Higher Education, Sociology, Social Sciences, Research Methods

Sumaya Laher is an associate professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Angelo Fynn is a senior Psychology lecturer at the University of South Africa. Sherianne Kramer is a Social Science lecturer at the Amsterdam University College.

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Racism after Apartheid

Challenges for Marxism and anti-racism Edited by Vishwas Satgar March 2019 | 230 x 150 mm | 288 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-306-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-307-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-308-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-309-2 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-359-7 Subjects: Politics, Sociology, Critical Race Studies

Vishwas Satgar is a democratic eco-socialist, activist and Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

BRICS and the New American Imperialism Global rivalry and resistance Edited by Vishwas Satgar

March 2020 | 234 x 156 mm | 264 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-528-7 | PDF: 978-1-77614-563-8 EPUB: 978-1-77614-564-5 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-565-2 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-576-8 Subjects: Politics, International Relations, Sociology Publication date subject to change.

Vishwas Satgar, a democratic eco-socialist, is an associate professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He edits the Democratic Marxism series and is the principal investigator for the Emancipatory Futures Studies in the Anthropocene project.

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African Archaeology without Frontiers Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress Edited by Karim Sadr, Amanda Esterhuysen and Christine Sievers December 2016 | 244 x 170 mm | 264 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-034-3 | PDF: 978-1-77614-035-0 EPUB: 978-1-77614-161-6 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-163-0 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-149-4 Subjects: Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology

Gaze Regimes Film and feminisms in Africa Edited by Jyoti Mistry and Antje Schuhmann June 2015 | 240 x 150 mm | 264 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-856-1 | PDF: 978-1-86814-859-2 EPUB: 978-1-86814-857-8 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-048-0 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-165-4 Subjects: Film/Theatre, Feminism, Cultural Studies Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power Susan Booysen

January 2011 | 240 x 170mm | 536 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-542-3 | PDF: 978-1-86814-553-9 EPUB: 978-1-86814-781-6 | Mobi: 978-1-86814-930-8 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-166-1 Subjects: Political Parties, South Africa, Government Indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

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Traumatic Stress in South Africa Debra Kaminer and Gillian Eagle

2010 | 220 x 150 mm | 232 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-509-6 | PDF: 978-1-86814-682-6 Mobi: 978-1-86814-904-9 | EPUB: 978-1-86814-836-3 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-167-8 Subjects: Psychology, Social Sciences Indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

Remains of the Social Desiring the post-apartheid Edited by Maurits van Bever Donker, Ross Truscott, Premesh Lalu and Gary Minkley March 2017 | 234 x 156 mm | 334 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-030-5 | PDF: 978-1-77614-031-2 EPUB: 978-1-77614-032-9 Mobi: 978-1-77614-108-1 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-038-1 Subjects: Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Philosophy Indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

Competition Law and Economic Regulation Addressing market power in southern Africa Edited by Jonathan Klaaren, Simon Roberts and Imraan Valodia July 2017 | 240 x 170 mm | 384 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-090-9 | PDF: 978-1-77614-091-6 EPUB: 978-1-77614-168-5 Mobi: 978-1-77614-246-0 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-200-2 Subjects: Economics, Law, Competition Law Indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

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The Climate Crisis South African and global democratic eco-socialist alternatives Edited by Vishwas Satgar October 2018 | 230 x 150 mm | 368 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-77614-054-1 | PDF: 978-1-77614-207-1 EPUB: 978-1-77614-208-8 | Mobi: 978-1-77614-245-3 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-330-6 Subjects: Climate Change, Economics, Marxism Indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

Eating from One Pot The dynamics of survival in poor South African households Sarah Mosoetsa 2018 | 220 x 150 mm | 192 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-533-1 | PDF: 978-1-86814-627-7 EPUB: 978-1-86814-786-1 | Mobi: 978-1-86814-928-5 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-286-6 Subjects: Anthropology Indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

One Hundred Years of the ANC Debating liberation histories today Edited by Arianna Lissoni, Jon Soske, Natasha Erlank, Noor Nieftagodien and Omar Badsha 2018 | 244 x 170 mm | 264 pp | Paperback | Rights: World Print: 978-1-86814-573-7 | PDF: 978-1-86814-600-0 EPUB: 978-1-86814-848-6 | Mobi: 978-1-86814-894-3 OA PDF: 978-1-77614-287-3 Subjects: Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology Indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI)

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SURNAME

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Akerman

Anthony

Allan

PAGE

Author/Editor Index SURNAME

NAME

PAGE

54

Dahlqvist

Anna

20

John

61

Daniels

Glenda

43

Badsha

Omar

69

Davids

Nadia

52

Beneduce

Roberto

15

De Kock

Leon

46

Bénit-Gbaffou

Claire

56

Didier

Sophie

56

Bernstein

Rusty

29

Doke

C.M.

50

Bezuidenhout

Andries

21

Dörmann

Kirsten

56

Bhorat

Haroon

14

Duma

Sikhulekile

14

Booysen

Susan

7, 10, 67

Duncan

Jane

19

Botiveau

Raphaël

Eagle

Gillian

68

Boulle

Catherine

37

Ego

Renaud

37

Buthelezi

Mbongiseni

14

Empatheatre and The Big Brotherhood

53

Byrne

Marcus

60

Erasmus

Zimitri

20

Cane

Jonathan

38

Erlank

Natasha

69

Charlton

Sarah

56

Esterhuysen

Amanda

67

Chetty

Nanthakumarn

61

Everatt

David

10

Chipkin

Ivor

14

Foot Newton

Lara

52, 54

Chisholm

Linda

27

Foster

Laura A.

40

Cock

Jacklyn

34

Francis

David

16

Cockcroft

Kate

26, 65

Freschi

Federico

35

Coetzee

Carli

39, 41

Friedenstein

Hannah

14

Collyer

Fran

18

Friedman

Steven

13

Comaroff

Jean

15

Fugard

Athol

54

Comaroff

John L.

15

Fynn

Angelo

26, 65

Connell

Raewyn

18

Gibson

Nigel C.

15

Cooper

Silvie

62

Gilbert

Leah

62

Coppen

Neil

53

Gordon

Lewis

23

Cotterill

F.P.D. (Woody)

59

Gotz

Graeme

64

Cowling

Lesley

42

Green

Lesley

58

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Liz

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Lissoni

Arianna

69

Carolyn

42

Lunn

Helen

60

Harrison

Philip

64

Maia

JoĂŁo

18

Hassim

Shireen

57

Malcolm

D.M.

50

Heffernan

Anne K.

33

Manga

Pravin

63

Higginson

Craig

54

Manganyi

N. Chabani

24

Homann

Greg

54

Matshedisho

Rajohane

62

Hook

Derek

29

Mbembe

Achille

8, 9

Jabavu

Davidson Don Tengo

28

McKinley

Dale T.

44

Jacobs

Sean

45

Mda

Zakes

55

Jansen

Ena

46

Medalie

David

48

Jansen

Jonathan D.

25

Melber

Henning

19

Junction Avenue Theatre Company

54

Mendelow

Barry

61

Kalmer

Harry

54

Minkley

Gary

68

Kaminer

Debra

68

Mofokeng

S. Machabe

49

Kamugisha

Aaron

13

Mistry

Jyoti

67

Kani

John

54

Monadjem

Ara

59

Khadiagala

Gilbert M.

12

Mondi

Lumkile

14

Kieser

Jules

61

Moolla

Fiona F.

47

Klaaren

Jonathan

68

Morrell

Robert

18

Kramer

Sherianne

26, 65

Mosoetsa

Sarah

12, 69

Kupe

Tawana

57

Mqhayi

S.E.K

49

Kynoch

Gary

34

Neocosmos

Michael

14

Laher

Sumaya

26, 65

Nieftagodien

Noor

69

Lalu

Premesh

68

Nunez-Carrasco

Lorena

62

Landau

Loren

57

Nyoka

Bongani

30

Langa

Malose

22

Opland

Jeff

49

Legassick

Martin

36

Padayachee

Vishnu

7

Lewins

Kezia

62

Pampalone

Tanya

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Jay

37, 52

Stevens

Wendy

61

Perrin

Mike

59

Swart

Sandra

60

Peter

Camaren

14

Swilling

Mark

14

Pillay

Devan

12

Taylor

Peter John

59

Plaatje

Sol T.

28, 49

Thomas

Lynn M.

39

Posel

Deborah

17

Todes

Alison

64

Prins

Nicky

14

Trusscott

Ross

68

Qobo

Mzukisi

14

Tshoaedi

Malehoko

21

Ramsay

Michele

61

Valodia

Imraan

16, 68

Ratele

Kopano

22, 23

Van Bever Donker

Maurits

68

Raditladi

L.D.

49

Van der Vlies

Andrew

48

Reid

Julie

44

Van Graan

Mike

51

Rizzo

Lorena

36

Van Niekerk

Robert

7

Ross

Robert

64

Van Robbroeck

Lize

35

Sadr

Karim

67

Van Wyk

Ilana

17

Satgar

Vishwas

11, 66, 69

Viestad

Vibeke Maria

40

Schmahmann

Brenda

35

Vilakazi

B.W.

Schoeman

M. Corrie

59

Viljoen

Shaun

32

Schuhmann

Antje

67

Walker

Liz

62

Selikow

Terry-Ann

62

Webster

Edward

16

Shillington

Kevin

27

Wicomb

Zoë

48

Sikakana

J.M.A.

50

Willan

Brian

28

Sievers

Christine

67

Williams

Michelle

28

Slabolepszy

Paul

55

Worby

Eric

57

Slate

Nico

31

Wray

Chris

64

Soske

Jon

33, 69

Wylie

Dan

47

Soudien

Crain

32

Zondi

Elliot

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Southall

Roger

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Acts of Transgression

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African Archaeology without Frontiers

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African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power, The

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Amal’e Zulu

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And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses

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At this Stage

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Bafana Republic and Other Satires

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Bats of Southern and Central Africa

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Becoming Men

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Being-Black-in-the-World

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Beneath the Surface

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Between Worlds

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Beyond Coloniality

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Bram Fischer Wals, Die

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Bram Fischer Waltz, The

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BRICS and the New American Imperialism

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Cape Radicals, The

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Capitalism’s Crises

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Changing Space, Changing City

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Church of Strangers, A

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Citizen and Subject

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At the Junction

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Climate Crisis, The

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Competition Law and Economic Regulation

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Conspicuous Consumption in Africa

978-1-77614-364-1

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Critique of Black Reason

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Dance of the Dung Beetles

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Death and Compassion

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Decolonisation in Universities

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Dintshontsho tsa bo-Juluse Kesara

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Dominance and Decline

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Dress as Social Relations

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Eating from One Pot

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352.00

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English-isiZulu / isiZulu-English Dictionary

978-1-86814-738-0

495,00

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Fees Must Fall

978-1-86814-985-8

385,00

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Fight for Democracy

978-1-86814-568-3

176,00

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Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating

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Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics

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Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet

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Gaze Regimes

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Go Home or Die Here

978-1-86814-487-7

250,00

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Governance and the Postcolony

978-1-77614-344-3

380,00

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Hidden Histories of Gordonia

978-1-86814-954-4

390,00

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I Want to Go Home Forever

978-177-614221-7

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In India and East Africa / E-Indiya nase East Africa

978-1-77614-476-1

385,00

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28

Inequality Studies from the Global South

978-1-77614-616-1

420,00

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Internal Frontiers

978-1-77614-210-1

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It’s Only Blood

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Labour Beyond Cosatu

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Lie on Your Wounds

978-1-77614-240-8

420,00

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Like Family

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Limpopo’s Legacy

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Losing the Plot

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Marxisms in the 21st Century

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Media in Postapartheid South Africa

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Memory against Forgetting

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Missing

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Molecular Medicine for Clinicians

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Mooi Street and Other Moves

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Motswasele II

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My Children! My Africa!

978-1-86814-117-3

165,00

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My Life and Valley Song

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Natures of Africa

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Necropolitics

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New South African Review 1

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New South African Review 2

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New South African Review 3

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New South African Review 4

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New South African Review 5

978-1-86814-874-5

385,00

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New South African Review 6

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Nothing but the Truth

978-1-86814-389-4

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On the Postcolony

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One Hundred Years of the ANC

978-1-86814-573-7

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Organise or Die?

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Our Lady of Benoni

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Out of the Dark Night

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Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

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Patrick van Rensburg

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Pelong ya Ka

978-1-77614-043-5

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Photography and History in Colonial Southern Africa

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Picturing Change

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Politics and Community-based Research

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Politics of Custom, The

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Power and Loss in South African Journalism

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Power in Action

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Practical Anatomy

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Psychological Assessment in South Africa

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Race Otherwise

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Race, Nation, Translation

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380,00

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Racism After Apartheid

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Radio Soundings

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Recognition

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Reinventing Hoodia

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Remains of the Social

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Richard Rive

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Riding High

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Rise of Africa’s Middle Class, The

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Rock | Water | Life

978-1-77614-614-7

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Senkatana

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Shadow of Liberation

978-1-77614-395-5

350,00

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Shadow State

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Social and Political Thought of Archie Mafeje, The

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Society, Health and Disease in South Africa

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Somewhere on the Border

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Sophiatown

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Stopping the Spies

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Suddenly the Storm

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Tell Our Story

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These Oppressions Won’t Cease

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Thinking Freedom in Africa

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Three Plays

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Tin Bucket Drum

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Township Violence and the End of Apartheid

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Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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Traumatic Stress in South Africa

978-1-86814-509-6

319,00

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Troubling Images

978-1-77614-471-6

495,00

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Tshepang

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Ukufa kukaShaka

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Ulwembu

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Visionary Animal

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What Fanon Said

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What Remains

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World Looks Like This From Here, The

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Writing the Ancestral River

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Written Under the Skin

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Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine

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