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Dr Abdullah Abdurahman: South Africa’s First Elected Black Politician

Martin Plaut, Dr Abdullah Abdurahman: South Africa’s First Elected Black Politician (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2020) HIS funeral in Cape Town…

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A Lawyer’s Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond

Henry Brown, A Lawyer’s Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond (Pietermaritzburg: Otterley Press, 2020) THE APARTHEID era produced a stream…

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Bloody Sunday: The Nun, the Defiance Campaign and South Africa’s Secret Massacre

Mignonne Breier, Bloody Sunday: The Nun, the Defiance Campaign and South Africa’s Secret Massacre (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2021) THE…

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Jwara!: Induna’s Daughter

Joyce Piliso-Seroke, Jwara!: Induna’s Daughter (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) THE AUTHOR of Jwara!, a clan name, was born in 1933…

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The Unlikely Mr Rogue: A Life with Ivan Pillay

Evelyn Groenink, The Unlikely Mr Rogue: A Life with Ivan Pillay (Johannesburg: Jacana, 2020) TITLE and sub-title are well…

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The Blackridge House: A Memoir

Julia Martin, The Blackridge House: A Memoir (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2019) AN OLD woman of 92 lies…

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The Man Behind the Beard: Deneys Schreiner, a South African Liberal Life

Graham Dominy, The Man Behind the Beard: Deneys Schreiner, a South African Liberal Life (Pietermaritzburg: University of…

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These are not Gentle People: A True Story

Andrew Harding, These are not Gentle People: A True Story (Johannesburg: Picador Africa, 2020) AN OLD man is attacked…

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Escape from Lubumbashi: A Refugee’s Journey on Foot to Reunite her Family

Estelle Neethling, Escape from Lubumbashi: A Refugee’s Journey on Foot to Reunite her Family (Pretoria: Unisa Press,…

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Women in Solitary: Inside the Female Resistance to Apartheid

Shanthini Naidoo, Women in Solitary: Inside the Female Resistance to Apartheid (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) APARTHEID was based on…

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