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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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Radio created new black stars and shaped culture

The radio in Africa has shaped culture by allowing listeners to negotiate modern identities and sometimes fast-changing lifestyles.

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Examining the implications of visual culture in informing Afrikaner nationalist ...

The book is particularly relevant in the current context of globalism and diaspora, resurgent nationalisms and calls for decolonisation

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Building a more just world by excluding exclusion

In his book, Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of Francophone critical theory, theorises the genealogy of the contemporary world

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Prompting a fresh look at the imperial project

How photography tests boundaries and the need for historical reconstruction

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Yo, yo, yo ... an epic for academics on research as a political weapon

'Politics and Community-Based Research: Perspectives from Yeoville Studio, Johannesburg' provides a textured analysis of a contested urban space that ...

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EXTRACT | 'The Cape Radicals' by Crain Soudien

In 1937 a small group of young Cape Town intellectual-activists made the decision to establish a cultural society for the purpose of, as they put it ...

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An invitation to a younger generation to engage with early decolonialising ...

'Being-Black-in-the-World' was written in 1973, at a time of global socio-political change and renewed resistance to the brutality of apartheid rule

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New book explores governance in Africa from various perspectives

Offering a set of multidisciplinary analyses of governance in various sectors and locations, and from different theoretical approaches, this volume ...

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Did leaders and comrades 'sell out' the ANC’s emancipatory policy vision?

'Shadow of Liberation' explores in intricate detail the twists, turns, contestations and compromises of the ANC's economic and social policy-making

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Launch: 'Decolonising Education', ed: Jonathan Jansen (October 8)

Join educationists Jansen, Shireen Motala and Adam Habib in conversation with Felicity Coughlan at Exclusive Books Hyde Park

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