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Wits University Press is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. We are committed to publishing well-researched, innovative books for both academic and general readers. Our areas of focus include art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies and women’s writing.

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Shrewd analysis of 'Precarious Power' Ramaphosa wields in fractured ANC

Susan Booysen’s analysis reveals Cyril Ramaphosa to be a president who is weak and walking a tightrope between serving the needs of the organisation ...

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Mbembe unpacks decolonisation

In 'Out of the Dark Night', he offers a rich analysis of the paradoxes of the postcolonial moment.

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Virtual launch: 'Rock | Water | Life' by Lesley Green (Feb 16)

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

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Virtual launch: 'Anxious Joburg' edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden ...

Join the online launch and discussion of 'Anxious Joburg: The Inner Lives of a Global South City' on October 28.

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'Anxious Joburg' - engagement with a frustrating, dangerous, seductive city

'Anxious Joburg' focuses on Johannesburg, the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa, as a case study for the contemporary global south city

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Virtual launch: 'And Wrote My Story Anyway' by Barbara Boswell (September 30)

Join Barbara Boswell in conversation with The Cheeky Natives and Dr Mandisa Haarhoff for the Zoom launch of 'And Wrote My Story Anyway'

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Bill Freund: a tribute

Described as one of the grandmasters of SA economic historiography, Bill Freund was a remarkable and prolific scholar, and the breadth of his ...

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Speaking back to the abuse of white-dominated, patriarchal power

Part literary history, part feminist historiography, 'And Wrote My Story Anyway' critically examines influential novels in English by eminent black ...

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'Radical educationist' Patrick van Rensburg: A rebel with a cause

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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Struggle hero Andrew Mlangeni hailed by biographer as 'beacon of hope'

Mlangeni will be remembered as a man of integrity, a loyal and disciplined member of the SACP and the ANC.

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