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  • Knowledge and Global Power is a ground-breaking international study which examines how knowledge is produced, distributed and validated globally. The study focuses on new, socially and politically important research fields: HIV/AIDS, climate change and gender studies. ...

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  • How did Zulu radio in apartheid South Africa, intended to stifle debate, become one of the largest stations in Africa? Gunner maps the fashioning of a modernising Black culture through radio and highlights links between these media figures with writers and political leaders from Harlem to the American South. ...

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  • Heffernan considers the history of student organisations in the Limpopo Province from the 1960s and the ways in which students and youth at the University of Limpopo influenced political change on a national scale, over generations. In addition, she looks at how it has remained politically significant in the post-apartheid era. ...

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  • The emphasis on blood challenges the privileged status skin has had as an explanatory category in thinking about identity. Instead, Coetzee emphasises intergenerational transfer and continuity. She argues that a younger generation is contesting the terms through which to understand contemporary South Africa and interpreting the legacies of the past that remain under the visible layer of skin. ...

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  • Against the lethargy and despair of the contemporary Anglophone Caribbean experience, Aaron Kamugisha gives a powerful argument for advancing Caribbean radical thought as an answer to the conundrums of the present. ...

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  • Written by experts from various methodological fields, Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a comprehensive collation of original essays and cutting-edge research that demonstrates the variety of novel techniques and research methods available to researchers responding to these context-bound issues. ...

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  • This reader presents a sociological perspective of health, illness and disease to Health and Social Science students and practitioners, as well as educators. It contains a wealth of resources, with both theoretical and empirical content in Health Sociology, and covers a range of views, debates and opinions. Texts include academic articles, newspaper clippings and policy documents. ...

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  • Comprising approximately 300 letters, this book provides access to the voice of Robert Sobukwe via the single most poignant resource of Sobukwe’s voice that exists: namely his prison letters. ...

    More about: Lie on your wounds
  • In Racism after Apartheid, volume four of the Democratic Marxism series, leading scholars and activists interrogate the complex nexus of questions surrounding race and relations of oppression as they are played out in the global South and global North. ...

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  • The two fundamental categories of anthropology – myth and ritual – have instructed the well-established iconological tradition of San rock art interpretation. Visionary Animal represents a protest against interpretations that subject the visible to the legible, seeking to explain what the images are saying, without asking what they are doing. ...

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Playwright Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum wins prestigious award

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Wits University Press is delighted to announce that Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum, has won the English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama (2018). The Olive Schreiner Prize for drama forms part of a larger annual competition in creative writing of English expression, which includes prose and poetry. The award is named after Olive […]


Wits University Press announces Open Access Programme

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

It’s international Open Access week 22-28 Oct 2018 and Wits University Press’ Open Access Programme is well under way.  In accordance with Wits University’s commitment to Open Access and showcasing publicly financed research, Wits University Press is making some publications freely available for downloading. Titles in subject fields ranging from African history, (These Oppressions Won’t Cease : […]


Wits University Press author is the winner of ASSAf’s 2018 Humanities Book Award

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Wits University Press author Prof N. Chabani Manganyi is the Winner of ASSAf’s Humanities Book Award for his book Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has announced that the winner of its biennial Humanities Book […]

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