NOTE: Wits Press closed for new manuscript submissions until 1 February 2018

Please note that Wits University Press is now closed for new manuscript submissions. Manuscript proposals can be sent again from 1 February 2018. Submission can be send to: submissions.witspress@wits.ac.za

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Eminent historian and author, Professor Phil Bonner has passed away

It is with great sadness that Wits University Press announces the passing of eminent historian and author of various urban histories and histories of black resistance, Professor Phil Bonner. Phil Bonner (1945-2017), an academic who has been associated with the University of the Witwatersrand for over four decades, leaves a significant body of research and […]

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Wits University Press publisher, Veronica Klipp writes on the costs of losing local research to global publishers

SOUTH AFRICA The costs of losing local research to global publishers Writing in the University World News, Wits University Press publisher, Veronica Klipp says local scholarly publishing faces the challenges of the small local market and that the costs of losing local research to global publishers is high.   South Africa boasts an impressive pedigree of […]

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Two Wits Press titles included on the Longlist of the Alan Paton 2017 awards!

   Wits Press has two titles selected for the Long List of the Alan Paton Award 2017. They are: Apartheid and The Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir, N. Chabani Manganyi (Wits University Press) and Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa, Mark Sanders (Wits University Press) Congratulations to Chabani Manganyi […]

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Three Wits University Press publications triumph in their categories at the annual Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards!

      Wits University Press is delighted to announce that  three of the Press’ publications won awards in their categories at the annual Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards. The HSS awards were presented on 29 March 2017 at a lavish event at the offices of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences […]

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Wits University Press boasts 5 finalists for the Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards 2017

         Wits University Press has 5 finalists for the  Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards 2017 The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) Award winners will be announced in Johannesburg on Wednesday 29 March 2017. The awards are aimed at recognising and awarding outstanding, innovative and socially responsible scholarship that enhance […]

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Wits Press launches Neocosmos’ Thinking Freedom in Africa

Wits University Press and WiSER invite you to the launch of the winner of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award, Michael Neocosmos’ Thinking Freedom in Africa Toward a theory of emancipatory politics “The concept and phenomenology of freedom are subjects of heated ongoing debates. Michael Neocosmos’s brilliant tome brings this discourse, bringing it to […]

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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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