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Related categories: Anti-Racism / Changing the World / Black, Asian & Other Diasporas / World - Africa /
Related booklists: South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Racism, Steve Biko, Africa and Football, Prejudice and Discrimination,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Freedom is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis
    Freedom is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - by Angela Y. Davis

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465644 | ISBN 10: 1608465640

    In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.  Reflectin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Selling Apartheid: South Africa
    Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War - by Ron Nixon

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745399140 | ISBN 10: 0745399142

    This book lays bare the global propaganda war waged by the South African government in the attempt to bolster support for their apartheid regime. The world-wide campaign consisted of the government burnishing its image overseas, selling apartheid to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Year of Fire, Year of Ash: The Soweto Schoolchildren
    Year of Fire, Year of Ash: The Soweto Schoolchildren's Revolt That Shook Apartheid - by Baruch Hirson

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783608966 | ISBN 10: 178360896x

    "We can say without fear of being contradicted by history, that June 16, 1976 heralded the beginning of the end of the centuries-old white rule in this country"(Nelson Mandela ) Originally banned on publication by the apartheid government, Year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jimfish by Christopher Hope
    Jimfish - by Christopher Hope

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857898074 | ISBN 10: 0857898078

    In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, SA, claiming to have been kidnapped as a baby. The Sergeant, whose job it is to sort the local people by colour, and thereby determine their fate, peers at the boy, then s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peoples Apart: The Different Faces of Apartheid: Israel and South Africa by Ilan Pappe
    Peoples Apart: The Different Faces of Apartheid: Israel and South Africa - by Ilan Pappe

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783605897 | ISBN 10: 1783605898

    Any time that a politician or commentator compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to South Africa under apartheid, the response is swift denunciation. Yet many prominent, respected academics and politicians--including Jimmy Carter--have drawn such ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Traitor
    My Traitor's Heart - by Rian Malan

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780099583462 | ISBN 10: 0099583461

    A great masterpiece of South African writing – Rian Malan’s gripping and harrowing exploration of South Africa’s apartheid.  WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR   In '70s' South Africa, Rian Malan – descendant of the architects of apar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island by Ashwin Desai
    Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island - by Ashwin Desai

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781608462728 | ISBN 10: 1608462722

    "Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us."(Nelson Mandela) The prison authorities on apartheid South Africa's Robben Island strictly censored the reading materials inmates received from the outside world. Yet, the prisoner ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy by Busani Ngcaweni (Editor)
    Liberation Diaries: Reflections on 20 Years of Democracy - by Busani Ngcaweni (Editor)

    £18.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781431410040 | ISBN 10: 1431410047

    Liberation Diaries is a compilation of 38 essays written by South Africans reflecting on the journey of 20 years of democracy, against expectations, aspirations and outcomes.  Contributors were asked to reflect on what freedom means to them in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Passion for Freedom: My Life by Mamphela Ramphele
    A Passion for Freedom: My Life - by Mamphela Ramphele

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784530426 | ISBN 10: 1784530425

    Mamphela Ramphele is a figurehead of modern South Africa. The partner of Steve Biko, until his death in 1977, she has demonstrated extraordinary political leadership and statesmanship, most recently as the leader of the Agang SA party.   In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner
    Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide - by Ben White

    £16.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780745334639 | ISBN 10: 0745334636

    Since its release in 2009 Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide has become an essential primer for undergraduate students and activists getting to grips with the Palestine/Israel conflict for the first time. Ben White skilfully distills the work of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War to End Apartheid by Alan Wieder
    Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War to End Apartheid - by Alan Wieder

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781583673560 | ISBN 10: 1583673563

    Ruth First and Joe Slovo, husband and wife, were leaders of the war to end apartheid in South Africa. Communists, scholars, parents, and uncompromising militants, they were the perfect enemies for the white police state. Together they were swept up i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Biko: A Life by Xolela Mangcu, with a Foreword by Nelson Mandela
    Biko: A Life - by Xolela Mangcu, with a Foreword by Nelson Mandela

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780767857 | ISBN 10: 1780767854

    Steve Biko was an exceptional and inspirational leader, a pivotal figure in South African history. As a leading anti-apartheid activist and thinker, Biko created the Black Consciousness Movement, the grassroots organisation which would mobilise a lar ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Just Defiance: The Bombmakers, the Insurgents and a Legendary Treason Trial by Peter Harris
    A Just Defiance: The Bombmakers, the Insurgents and a Legendary Treason Trial - by Peter Harris

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846272875 | ISBN 10: 1846272874

    1987, Pretoria. Four young black men have just been arrested for a horrific string of political murders. There's no doubt that they're guilty of everything they're accused of - and more. But in a society riven by brutal repression and racial tensions ... more

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  • Cover image of book London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid by Ken Keable (Compiler and editor)
    London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid - by Ken Keable (Compiler and editor)

    £15.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780850366556 | ISBN 10: 0850366550

    The history of the Anti-Apartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK. But another story went on behind the scenes, in secret, one that has been never told before.   This is the story of the foreign recruits a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cry Freedom: The Legendary True Story of Steve Biko and the Friendship That Defied Apartheid by John Briley
    Cry Freedom: The Legendary True Story of Steve Biko and the Friendship That Defied Apartheid - by John Briley

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241950722 | ISBN 10: 0241950724

    Under South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working tirelessly for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself unite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008 by Nadine Gordimer
    Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008 - by Nadine Gordimer

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408800966 | ISBN 10: 1408800969

    Nadine Gordimer’s life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon. Telling Times collects together all her non-fiction for the first time, spanning more than half a century, from the twilight of co ... more

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  • Cover image of book 117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law by Ruth First
    117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law - by Ruth First

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086306 | ISBN 10: 1844086305

    'In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'   117 Days is Ruth First's personal account of her detention under the iniquitous '90-day' law of 1963. There was no warrant, no charge and no tri ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Fork in the Road by André Brink
    A Fork in the Road - by André Brink

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099527039 | ISBN 10: 0099527030

    The memoir of one of South Africa's best-loved novelists.  André Brink grew up in the deep interior of South Africa, as his magistrate father moved from one dusty dorp to the next. With searing honesty he describes his conflicting experiences ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country by Gillian Slovo
    Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country - by Gillian Slovo

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844085996 | ISBN 10: 1844085996

    A passionate witness to the colossal upheaval that has transformed her native South Africa, Gillian Slovo has written a memoir that is far more than a story of her own life. For she is the daughter of Joe Slovo and Ruth First, South Africa's pioneeri ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid - The Most Important Football Story Ever Told by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close
    More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid - The Most Important Football Story Ever Told - by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780007302994 | ISBN 10: 0007302991

    "It is amazing to think that a game that people take for granted all around the world, was the very same game that gave a group of prisoners sanity - and in a way, gave us the resolve to carry on the struggle"(Anthony Suze, Robben Island Prisoner) ... more

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  • Cover image of book Star of the Morning by Pamela Jooste
    Star of the Morning - by Pamela Jooste

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780552773607 | ISBN 10: 0552773603

    We were coloured girls in a white world that didn’t want us.   Born on the wrong side of the racial divide in apartheid-torn Cape Town, young sisters Ruby and Rose exist in a world where they are not welcome. As part of the Cape Coloured community ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen
    Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu - by John Allen

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846040641 | ISBN 10: 1846040647

    Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere ... more

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  • Cover image of book A People On The Boil: Reflections on June 16 1976 and Beyond by Harry Mashabela
    A People On The Boil: Reflections on June 16 1976 and Beyond - by Harry Mashabela

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781770092082 | ISBN 10: 1770092080

    A people on the boil which includes a new chapter and new photographs is an account by a black newspaper journalist's reflections of the tumultuous events of 1976 which started in his own backyard. The author's reflections of the events which became ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Human Being Died That Night: Forgiving Apartheid
    A Human Being Died That Night: Forgiving Apartheid's Chief Killer - by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781846270536 | ISBN 10: 1846270537

    When Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the apartheid death squads, was sentenced to 212 years for crimes against humanity, the black South Africans outside Pretoria's surpreme court cheered and danced: the killer who had been nicknamed 'Prime Evi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Preparing for Power: Oliver Tambo Speaks by Oliver Tambo
    Preparing for Power: Oliver Tambo Speaks - by Oliver Tambo

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781870518949 | ISBN 10: 1870518942

    This unique collection of speeches, writings and rare interviews by the President of the African National Congress, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela and compiled by Mrs Adelaide Tambo, gives a coherent and comprehensive view of ANC policy, both with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Me Woman by Ellen Kuzwayo
    Call Me Woman - by Ellen Kuzwayo

    £9.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780958470827 | ISBN 10: 0958470820

    The resonance of Call Me Woman is as great in 2004 as when first published in 1985. It tells the important history of not only one woman struggling under apartheid but of millions who faced similar challenges. Like millions of black South Africa ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Lies: Canon Collins and the Secret War Against Apartheid by Denis Herbstein
    White Lies: Canon Collins and the Secret War Against Apartheid - by Denis Herbstein

    £16.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780852558850 | ISBN 10: 0852558856

    Behind the clerical dog collar he wore as Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, John Collins ran a single-minded, constantly creative campaign over several decades to provide material support to those waging the struggle against apartheid - assist ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soweto Blues: Jazz, Popular Music and Politics in South Africa by Gwen Ansell
    Soweto Blues: Jazz, Popular Music and Politics in South Africa - by Gwen Ansell

    £24.00   hardback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780826416629 | ISBN 10: 0826416624

    Soweto Blues springs from the voices of dozens of South African jazzmen and women who lived through the apartheid years. From well-known international figures like Hugh Masekela to the neighbourhood heroes of small communities, the book uses the test ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soweto: 16 June 1976 by Elsabe Brink et al
    Soweto: 16 June 1976 - by Elsabe Brink et al

    £13.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780795701320 | ISBN 10: 0795701322

    Published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the June 16 uprising, in this book thirty individuals share their memories of the day as well as the days, weeks & months that followed. They tell their own story in their own words, many of them for t ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Write What I Like: A Selection of Writings by Steve Biko
    I Write What I Like: A Selection of Writings - by Steve Biko

    £10.20   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9780435905989 | ISBN 10: 0435905988

    "Like Nelson Mandela's No Easy Walk to Freedom, Biko's selfless pieces of thought, resilience, and longer-term faith in a humanely shared planet will influence South Africa's transition to majority rule." (Tribune) On 12 September, 1977, Steve Biko w ... more

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