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Nelson Mandela International Day 2011 KEYWORDS:

To celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela, and in recognition of Nelson Mandela International Day, Palgrave Macmillan, Zed Books and Pluto Press invite you to join us in celebrating the achievements made in South African politics, history and culture.

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Liberal Democracy and Peace in South Africa

The Pursuit of Freedom as Dignity

South Africa’s transition to democracy was met by the global audience at first with disbelief, followed later by applause. This transition is as much a peace...

"...of International Studies, University of Denver “South Africa’s transition to democracy has been one..."

By Pierre du Toit and Hennie Kotzé

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South Africa Pushed to the Limit

The Political Economy of Change

Since 1994, the democratic government in South Africa has worked hard at improving the lives of the black majority, yet half the population still lives in...

"...explains why those choices were made, where they went awry, and why South Africa's vaunted formations of the left failed to prevent or alter them. Shedding light on a variety of South Africa's most pressing..."

Hein Marais

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Inventing Africa

History, Archaeology and Ideas

Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past. Writers have created...

"...civilizations. Debates continue on the African origins of humankind, the contributions of ancient Egypt to the world and Africa's importance to global history. Images of "Africa," simplifying..."

Robin Derricourt

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Contemporary South Africa

This book is a wide-ranging introduction to the social, political, cultural and economic life of South Africa. Updated throughout, the new edition considers...

"...literature on South African politics, economics, and history. It will be useful for graduate..."

Anthony Butler

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Politics in Africa

A New Introduction

Democracy, prosperity and self-rule: this was the vision of African independence. The founding father of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, claimed: "with self government,...

"...forces. Politics in Africa offers a fresh perspective that makes the continent's problems more..."

By Nana Poku and Anna Mdee

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South African Literature after the Truth Commission

Mapping Loss

In the wake of apartheid, South African culture conveys the sense of being lost in time and space. The Truth Commission provided an opportunity for South...

"...and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place "It has often been remarked that following the political transition in South Africa, the country's literature took an inward turn.  From..."

Shane Graham

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Contemporary South African literature reflects a fascination with Russian and Eastern European stories of revolution and transformation as well as resistance...

"...model, Africa, and the West. Instead, South African literature is granted the challenge..."

Monica Popescu

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In examining the intellectual history in contemporary South Africa, Eze engages with the emergence of ubuntu as one discourse that has become a mirror and...

"...In examining the intellectual history in contemporary South Africa, Eze engages with the emergence..."

Michael Onyebuchi Eze

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Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation

The Correspondence

In 1953 African-American poet Langston Hughes began corresponding with several South African writers variously affiliated with the legendary Drum magazine....

"...In 1953 African-American poet Langston Hughes began corresponding with several South African writers variously affiliated with the legendary Drum magazine..... In 1953 African-American poet Langston Hughes began corresponding with several South African writers variously affiliated..."

By Shane Graham and John Walters

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