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The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme

Bongani NGQULUNGA, The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Cape Town: Penguin, 2017)…

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Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson

Jonathan ANCER, Spy: Uncovering Craig Williamson (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2017) HUNDREDS of apartheid-era operatives have quietly disappeared into the…

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We, the People: Insights of an Activist Judge

Albie SACHS, We, the People: Insights of an Activist Judge (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2016) THE South African Constitution…

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No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela

Thandeka GQUBULE, No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2017) Her…

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History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970–2016

Bill NASSON, History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970–2016 (Cape Town: Penguin, 2016) SOMETHING of a self-indulgence? Many might regard auto-anthology…

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Confronting the Corrupt: Accountability Now’s Battle Against Graft in SA

Paul HOFFMAN, Confronting the Corrupt: Accountability Now’s Battle Against Graft in SA (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2016) CADRE deployment is…

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Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me: A Memoir of Sorts

Marianne THAMM, Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and Me: A Memoir of Sorts (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2016) THE British newspaper The Guardian runs,…

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Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa: Essays and Interviews on Higher Education and the Humanities

John HIGGINS, Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa: Essays and Interviews on Higher Education and the Humanities (Johannesburg:…

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Student, Comrade, Prisoner, Spy: A Memoir

Bridget HILTON-BARBER, Student, Comrade, Prisoner, Spy: A Memoir (Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2016) WE are reminded by Timothy Garton…

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God, Spies and Lies

John MATISSON, God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa’s Future Through its Past (Cape Town: Ideas for Africa in…

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