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  • Cuba and Africa, 1959-1994 goes beyond the military interventions that decisively shaped African political history. Each chapter presents a case study– from Algeria to Angola, to Equatorial Guinea to South Africa, and shows the multiplicity of African–Cuban relations – humanitarian and medical, scientific and educational, cultural and artistic. ...

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  • This book offers an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to thinking about inequality, and to understanding how inequality is produced and reproduced in the global South. ...

    More about: Inequality Studies from the Global South
  • In this book Barbara Boswell traces the ways in which black women’s fiction critically interrogates narrow ideas of nationalism. Reading their fiction as theory, for the first time these writers’ works are placed in sustained conversation with each other, producing an arc of feminist criticism that speaks forcefully back to the abuse of a racist, white-dominated, patriarchal power. ...

    More about: And Wrote My Story Anyway
  • This revised edition of a book first published in 2010 supplements the original account of the 116 bat species then known to be found in Southern and Central Africa with an additional eight newly described species. ...

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  • This timely book analyses the crisis and chaos of journalism in contemporary South Africa at a period when the media and their role are frequently at the centre of public debate. The book argues for the power of public interest journalism, including investigative journalism, and a diversity of voices and positions to be reflected in the news. ...

    More about: Power and Loss in South African Journalism
  • Patrick van Rensburg (1931–2017) was an anti-apartheid activist and self-made ‘alternative educationist’ whose work received international recognition with the Right Livelihood Award in 1981. This sensitive and compelling biography does justice to a giant of a man, controversial throughout his life but undeniably a hero. ...

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  • Bafana Republic and Other Satires is a selection of monologues from a series of one-person satirical revues. Using the 2010 FIFA World Cup as an entry point for satirical commentary, the sketches focus on various issues facing democratic South Africa. ...

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  • In Rock | Water | Life Lesley Green examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa ...

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  • In this timely and erudite collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied. Drawing primarily on materials from Africa for their capacity to speak to global developments, they propose new concepts and methodologies to analyse how public engagements work in society. ...

    More about: Babel Unbound
  • The dominant news media are often accused of reflecting an ‘elite bias’, privileging and foregrounding the interests of a small segment of society while ignoring the narratives of the majority. The authors of Tell Our Story investigate this problem and offer a hands-on demonstration of listening journalism and research in practice. ...

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Wits University Press mourns struggle hero, Andrew Mlangeni

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE – 22 July 2020 Struggle hero, Andrew Mlangeni, has passed. 6 June 1925 – 21 July 2020. Wits University Press is deeply saddened by the loss of the loved and respected struggle hero, Andrew Mlangeni, the last of the Rivonia trialists without whose sacrifices democracy would not have become a reality. Andrew Mlangeni […]


Hamba Kahle, George Hallett

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

George Hallett – Photographer – 1942-2020 RIP It is a time of loss, mourning, grief. On this day we say farewell to photographer, George Hallett. ‘Iconic’ is a word that comes to mind when thinking about George and his photographs; a legend has indeed crossed over. George was a demanding and exacting person to work […]

First clinical data on COVID-19 published in South Africa with COVID-19 Special Issue of the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Health professionals will face hard ethical decisions when it comes to dealing with Covid-19 patients. For example, do they resuscitate patients even though the prospect of recovery are slim and the risk to the health-care team is very high? How should they respond? This is one of the pressing topics covered in theCOVID-19 Special Issue […]

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