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Apartheid, 1948-1994 by
Call Number: 968.05 DUB
Publication Date: 2014-07-22
This new study offers a fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa. Emerging out of the author's long-standing interests in the history of racial segregation, and drawing on a great deal of new scholarship, archival collections, and personal memoirs, he situates apartheid in global as well as local contexts. The overall conception of Apartheid, 1948-1994 is to integrate studies of resistance with the analysis of power, paying attention to the importance of ideas, institutions, and culture.
Call Number: 920 WOO
Publication Date: 1987-11-15
Biography of the Bantu resistance leader to apartheid; his arrest, torture, and murder by the South African Secret Police; and his friendship with the author, the white newspaper editor who exposed his murder.
Eugene de Kock by
Call Number: 363.20968 DEKO(JANS)
Publication Date: 2015-05-15
In 2011 Anemari Jansen unexpectedly got an opportunity to meet Eugene de Kock in jail. She was immediately fascinated by the man "with the soft voice", the former commander of Vlakplaas who was dubbed Prime Evil by the media. She won De Kock's trust and for the next three years went on a journey to find out more about the man behind the persona and the era in which he committed his crimes: she visited Vlakplaas, did countless interviews with his former Koevoet and Vlakplaas colleagues and Sunday after Sunday visited De Kock in the old Pretoria Central prison. Jansen simply had to know: How did it happen that De Kock could commit such heinous crimes? Her search for answers took her across the country and changed her life irrevocably. Jansen's debut novel, called Glipstroom, was published by Tafelberg in 2014. She has an MA in Afrikaans from the former RAU and a BA (HOD) from the University of Pretoria. Since 2012 she has been writing articles for the online police magazine eNongqai.
F.W. de Klerk, the Autobiography by
Call Number: 320.968 DEK
Publication Date: 2000-07-01
The story of the man who released Nelson Mandela from imprisonment in 1990 and set in motion a chain of events which led to the first fully democratic elections in South African history. Here is the autobiography of the South African President who sacrificed his own power and prestige to make freedom possible.
A Human Being Died That Night by
Call Number: 363.2092 GOB
Publication Date: 2003-01-23
"Eugene de Kock, the commanding officer of state-sanctioned apartheid death squads, is currently serving a 212-year sentence for crimes against humanity. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who grew up in a black township in South Africa served as a psychologist on that country's great national experiment in healing, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As this book opens, in an act of inescapable, multilayered symbolism
Long Walk to Freedom by
Call Number: 320.968 MAN
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.
Lost Communities, Living Memories by
Call Number: 307.20968735 LOS
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Between 1913 and 1989 some four million South Africans were forcibly removed from their homes to enforce residential segregation along racial lines. This study records and interprets the memories of some of the Capetonians who were relocated as a result of the infamous Group Areas Act. Former resients of Windermere, Tramway Road in Sea Point, District Six, Lower Claremont, and Simon's Town narrate their experiences.
No Future Without Forgiveness by
Call Number: 968.065 TUT
Publication Date: 2000-10-17
The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never before had a country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy by completely exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the final report of the commission having now been published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience. In No future without forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation does not come easily nor by merely denying the past. More than repeating platitudes and trite theories about forgiveness, he puts forward a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another and yet retains a sense of idealism and realism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.
Respectability and Resistance by
Call Number: 968.221 GOO
Publication Date: 2004-03-31
“[A] highly readable account of political and cultural values in Johannesburg's Western Areas', from the latter's origins to the 1950s....Goodhew has made an important contribution to South African urban history.”–Journal of African History
“[T]his book will be valuable to those who are searching for alternative accounts of the diverse forms of resistance to apartheid in South Africa. Unlike many recent re-creations of the township, Goodhew's book is no hagiography of Sophiatown; it is an absorbing critical study of the penurious conditions of daily life. Even scholars familiar with postapartheid township life will find Goodhew's provocative thesis and rigorous research methods extremely useful.”–African Studies Review
Robert Sobukwe - How Can Man Die Better by
Call Number: 322.420924 POG
Publication Date: 2006-12-15
"On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa's pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police station and demand arrest. Police opened fire on a peaceful crowd in the township of Sharpeville and killed 69 people. The protest changed the course of South Africa's history. Afrikaner rule stiffened and black resistance went underground. International opinion hardened against apartheid. Sobukwe, leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress, was jailed for three years for incitement. At the end of his sentence the government, fearful of his power, rushed the so-called 'Sobukwe Clause' through Parliament, to keep him in prison without a trial. For the next six years, Sobukwe was kept in solitary confinement on Robben Island, the infamous apartheid prison near Cape Town. On his release, Sobukwe was banished to the town of Kimberley with very severe restrictions on his freedom. He died there nine years later in February 1978. This book is the story of this South African hero - the lonely prisoner on Robben Island. It is also the story of the friendship between Robert Sobukwe and Benjamin Pogrund whose joint experiences and debates chart the course of a tyrannous regime and the growth of black resistance. "
Rosa's District 6 by
Call Number: 823.92 MAA
Publication Date: 2004-01-15
In Cape Town's District 6, despite the brutality of apartheid laws, the lives of people go on. In these five connected stories, the central character is a precocious little girl called Rosa. Through her adventures in the neighbourhood we come to meet and know the District and its many colourful inhabitants - Mamma Zila, Auntie Flowers, Mrs Hood and Uncle Peter - and their confusing, enigmatic lives, and all too human quirks.
Soweto 16 June 1976 by
Call Number: 968.0627 SOW
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
June 16, 2001, was the 25th anniversary of the Soweto youth uprising, a turning point in South Africa’s history of repression. This book commemorates the event by featuring 25 people who were at school during the uprising. Using interviews of these witnesses, the book is structured around different focal points such as the events leading up to the uprising, developments of the day itself, the aftermath, and the influence it has had on the lives of the various interviewees. Private photographs of the interviewees appear to augment the text. A short authoritative introduction places the event in context
Voices of Liberation: Albert Luthuli by
Call Number: 323.20968 PIL
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
Gerald Pillay is the vice chancellor and rector of Liverpool Hope University. He is a former professor of ecclesiastical history at the University of South Africa and the former head of the theology and religious studies department at Otago University, where he also served as the first head of liberal arts
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