Announcement: Thinking Freedom in Africa is one of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award winners

Michael Neocosmos’ Thinking Freedom in Africa: Toward a theory of emancipatory politics, published by Wits University Press in 2016, has been awarded the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award. The Frantz Fanon Prize is awarded annually by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in recognition of works in or of special interest to Caribbean thought. Publisher of Wits […]

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INVITATION: Wits Press author, Albie Sachs in conversation with Dikgang Moseneke at the Apartheid Museum on Saturday 28th January 2017

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation in collaboration with Wits University Press and Pan Macmillan have great pleasure in inviting you to an afternoon with retired Constitutional Court judges, Albie Sachs and Dikgang Moseneke The judges will be in conversation with Niren Tolsi, freelance journalist and co-founding editor of The Con (theconmag.co.za) about their new books; We, the People (Albie Sachs), and My […]

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Two Wits University Press publications are shortlisted for the ASAUK THE FAGE AND OLIVER PRIZE

Wits University Press is pleased to announce that two of our publications have made it ti the shortlist for the inaugural award of the ASAUK Fage & Oliver Prize. The prize is awarded biennially to the author of an outstanding original scholarly work published on Africa during the preceding two years. The books are: Maxim […]

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Wits University Press authors at the Vrystaat Literary Festival 11-16 July 2016 in Bloemfontein

   Wits University Press is proud to announce the seven authors and scholars who will participate in the programme of the Vrystaat Literary Festival 11-16 July 2016 in Bloemfontein. They are:  Achille Mbembe (On the Postcolony) Tshepo Moloi, (Place of Thorns: Black political protest in Kroonstad since 1976) Bob & Mary Scholes (Climate change: Briefings […]

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Wits University Press now a member of the American Association of University Presses (AAUP)

Wits University Press is pleased to announce its membership of the American Association of University Presses (AAUP). The AAUP is an association of more than 130 international nonprofit publishers, which strives to advance scholarship to members. The Association’s mission is to assist its members through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy. It educates by […]

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Launching APARTHEID AND THE MAKING OF A BLACK PSYCHOLOGIST

You are invited to join Wits University Press and Chabani Manganyi at the CIRCA Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg for the launch of Chabani’s memoir APARTHEID AND THE MAKING OF A BLACK PSYCHOLOGIST “Prof Manganyi’s thoughtful and meticulous account of what it has meant to become South Africa’s first black psychologist is particularly relevant for our times. Sadly, the issues of […]

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REMEMBERING HISTORIAN, ACTIVIST AND AUTHOR MARTIN LEGASSICK

BOOK LAUNCH You are invited by Wits University Press, UWC’s Centre for Humanties Research and The Book Lounge to pay tribute to the memory of eminent historian and activist Martin Legassick at the launch of his posthumously published book HIDDEN HISTORIES OF GORDONIA There are few areas in South Africa like the Gordonia region of the Northern Cape […]

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INVITATION: Launch of Maxim Bolt’s book Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence

LAUNCH INVITATION Wits University Press invite you to the launch of Maxim Bolt’s book Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence During the Zimbabwean crisis, millions crossed through the border fence to South Africa, searching for work as farm labourers. In a time of intensified pressures on commercial agriculture in South Africa following […]

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Wits Press author Maxim Bolt wins Ethnography award for his book, Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence

Congratulations to Wits University Press author Maxim Bolt winner of the 2016 BBC Thinking Allowed / British Sociological Association award for Ethnography with his book Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence. Thinking Allowed in association with the British Sociological Association offers the annual award for a study that has made a significant […]

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Hamba Kahle Martin Legassick (1940 – 2016)

It is never pleasant to receive news of an author’s passing; the fact that his book is still in its final stages of completion makes it even less so. Hidden Histories of Gordonia: Land dispossession and resistance in the Northern Cape, 1800 – 1990 is without a doubt Martin Legassick’s ‘magnum opus’, to borrow the […]

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DEMOCRATIC MARXISM Public Lecture series 2016

The Sociology and International Relations departments are organising a series of theory seminars and public lectures during 2016, under the rubric of Democratic Marxism. The intention is to critically engage with various aspects of the Marxist intellectual tradition, in relation to contemporary issues and debates that have emerged in South Africa, and globally. As the […]

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Public Lecture on Climate Change

Public Lecture Invitation Wits University Press and Origins Centre invite you to a Public Lecture on Climate Change The lecture will focus on the projected impacts of human-caused climate change on South Africa, and how we may be affected by the greenhouse gas reduction agreement reached in Paris in December 2015. Public Lecture by Professor […]

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