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Journey to Jo burg

Author : Beverley Naidoo
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This award-winning title provides a moving insight into life and conditions for a black family during Apartheid in South Africa.

Journey to Jo Burg Essential Modern Classics

Author : Beverley Naidoo
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This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa’s apartheid.

Fordsburg Fighter

Author : Cajee, Amin
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When Amin Cajee left South Africa to join the liberation struggle he believed he had volunteered to serve 'a democratic movement dedicated to bringing down an oppressive and racist regime'. Instead, he writes, in this powerful and courageous memoir, 'I found myself serving a movement that was relentless in exercising power and riddled with corruption'. Fordsburg Fighter traces an extraordinary physical journey - from home in South Africa, to training in Czechoslovakia and the ANC's Kongwa camp in Tanzania to England. The book makes a significant contribution to the hidden history of exile, and documents Cajee's emotional odyssey from idealism to disillusionment.

Johburg to London a Journey

Author : Jack Chernin
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This is an account of growing up in the Bertrams and Doornfontien districts of Johannesburg during the nineteen forties an area that been settled mainly by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Living in close proximity, in the equivalent of council houses were groups of White Afrikaners. Among the Afrikaners were many Nazi sympathisers, hence within the district there was a triangle of racialism between the Afrikaners, the Blacks and the Jews. Post school years were spent working on farms in the Eastern Transvaal. The second part is a description of living in London from 1954 until 1960 followed by a description of a hitch-hiking trip across Europe and a visit to Israel.

Soweto Burning

Author : Don Emby
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Soweto Burning is part factual history and part fictional novel, portrays the parallel journey of a family and a country to a crescendo that rocked the world. It starkly illustrates how this dramatic turning point, and the policy of racial segregation through apartheid, affected one White family and the country as a whole; how our actions impact on others, and how even one courageous decision can change countless lives.

One Hell of a Journey

Author : L. Christian Amougou
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A Very Strange Society

Author : Allen Drury
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Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa includes Pilgrim s Rest Blyde River Canyon Nelspruit and Hazyview

Author : Barbara McCrea
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The Rough Guide Snapshot to Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating part of South Africa. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Blyde River Canyon to Pilgrim's Rest and Kruger game drives to private reserves. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels and shops, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to South Africa, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around this beautiful region of South Africa, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, national parks and festivals. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Full coverage: The Escarpment, Dullstroom, Sabie, Pilgrim's Rest, Blyde River Canyon, Nelspruit, Hazyview, Kruger National Park and private reserves in Greater Kruger. (Equivalent printed page extent 72 pages).

Nelson Mandela A Very Short Introduction

Author : Elleke Boehmer
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As well as being a remarkable statesman and one of the world's longest-detained political prisoners, Nelson Mandela has become an exemplary figure of non-racialism and democracy, a moral giant. Once a man with an unknown face, he became after his 1994 release one of the most internationally recognizable images of our time. Set within a biographical frame, this Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why his story is so important to us in the world at large today, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is a great deal more complicated than the legend suggests: quality of character is combined with his talents as a performer, his maverick ability to absorb transnational influences, his proximity to outstanding colleagues, his steely survival skills, and his postmodern ease with media image. It shows how many different interconnected stories, histories, values, and symbols combine in the famous name Nelson Mandela. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Journey Through East And South Africa

Author : Caroline Kirkland
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Originally published in 1908, Two American Women Journey Through East and South Africa desribes a trip made by two American women to Uganda and the Transvaal in the hopes of inspiring other Americans to do the same.

Now I See You

Author : Holmes, Pracilla
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Armed robbery is nothing new in South Africa. But when a pair of clever and squeaky-sounding criminals go on a looting spree that rocks several small towns in the Eastern Cape, Detective Inspector Thabisa Tswane from The Eagles, the Special Violent Crimes Unit is called to work the case. There's only one problem, one of the most important witnesses in the case is her estranged grandfather, Chief Solenkosi, who ordered her violent expulsion from the village over ten years ago. In another world of lunches at the Michelangelo, private game lodges and platinum cards, the rich and slick Ollis Sando smoothes his way through cocktail parties and networking meetings. He is rumoured to be in line for the presidency in the upcoming elections. But he has a dirty past, something to hide and a hostage to hide it for him. In Now I See You Thabisa's traditional and professional skills will be pushed to the limit. She will have to learn the difference between looking and seeing. And in stirring twists of fate, we'll see that past and present blur, everything is interconnected and nothing can be assumed.

Time to Tell

Author : Barry Feinberg
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This dramatically revealing memoir follows Barry Feinberg's 45 years of activism, travel, relationships, and creative expression. While the twin narratives of private life and political doings are equally absorbing on their own, it is the relationship between the two—and the story of this relationship's expression through Feinberg's pen, brush, and lens—that provide a unique and compelling perspective on the most significant and volatile decades in South Africa's history.

Emerging Johannesburg

Author : Richard Tomlinson
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Johannesburg is most often compared with Sao Paulo and Los Angeles and sometimes even with Budapest, Calcutta and Jerusalem. Johannesburg reflects and informs conditions in cities around the world. As might be expected from such comparisons, South Africa's political transformation has not led to redistribution and inclusive social change in Johannesburg. In Emerging Johannesburg the contributors describe the city's transition from a post apartheid city to one with all too familiar issues such as urban/suburban divide in the city and its relationship to poverty and socio-political power, local politics and governance, crime and violence, and, especially for a city located in Southern Africa, the devastating impact of AIDS.

The Rough Guide to Australia

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The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

Author : Gareth Cornwell
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

Text and Authority in the South African Nazaretha Church

Author : Joel Cabrita
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This book tells the story of one of the largest and most influential African churches in South Africa.

Gandhi and the Challenge of Religious Diversity

Author : Margaret Chatterjee
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In this book the author relates Gandhi's response to the challenge of religious diversity to his awareness of other pluralities - social, economic and political. To Gandhi, religion was not an isolated marker of identity. Beginning with his own Hindu heritage, his relations with Muslims, Christians, Jains and Jews are presented as the basis for his faith that separate heritages could be shared and all could engage in common tasks. His early contact with non-theist thought systems in fin de siècle London, his strong reaction to Curzon's Convocation address in Calcutta University, the pedagogic implicate of the prayer meetings, his attitude to conversion, his special relation to Quakers, and why toleration was not enough, are some of the fresh perspectives offered. Philosophers of religion who analyse religious pluralism, students of modern Indian history, and the general reader concerned about the conflictual role that religion appears to have in the contemporary world, will not fail to find this new study of Gandhi fascinating.

Transforming Mozambique

Author : M. Anne Pitcher
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Many of the economic transformations in Africa have been as dramatic as those in Eastern Europe. Yet much of the comparative literature on transitions has overlooked African countries. This 2002 study of Mozambique's shift from a command to a market economy draws on a wealth of empirical material, including archival sources, interviews, political posters and corporate advertisements, to reveal that the state is a central actor in the reform process, despite the claims of neo-liberals and their critics. Alongside the state, social forces - from World Bank officials to rural smallholders - have also accelerated, thwarted or shaped change in Mozambique. M. Anne Pitcher offers an intriguing analysis of the dynamic interaction between previous and emerging agents, ideas and institutions, to explain the erosion of socialism and the politics of privatization in a developing country. She demonstrates that Mozambique's political economy is a heterogenous blend of ideological and institutional continuities and ruptures.

Encyclopaedia of Eminent Thinkers The political thought of Mahatma Gandhi

Author : K. S. Bharathi
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In Indian context.

Bundu the Beat Beyond

Author : John LLOYD
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Follow the author’s journey through life from a Central African childhood in the mid 1950’s to boarding at a High School in Apartheid South Africa in the early 1960’s. From joining the British Police in 1969 and various adventures in Uniform before progressing through to the CID by 1978 and international criminal investigations into Frauds against Airlines during the 1980’s. Then explore the world of international criminal investigations with Interpol from 1991 through to the formation of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) until its demise in 2006. Be introduced to the world of the Serious & Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) and the many trials and tribulations which followed. Finally retirement in 2011 followed by the revelations of a personal unforeseen bombshell that has changed the dynamics of the author’s life. This autobiography provides a clear “ warts and all “ account of the author’s professional and private life, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the trip.