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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.

Wits University Press Academic publishers
LISTEN | 'Shadow of Liberation' authors discuss whether ANC sold out

Did leaders and comrades "sell out" the ANC? This is a question many South Africans have grappled with since the birth of our democracy.

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A 'tour de force' on the skin-lightening industry, from precolonial times to ...

In 'Beneath the Surface', Lynn M. Thomas constructs a transnational history of skin lighteners in SA and beyond

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Intellectual's travelogue republished in original isiXhosa

A remarkable travelogue by one of South Africa’s greatest intellectuals, DDT Jabavu, this book opens new vistas on Indian Ocean histories.

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Launch: 'Beyond Coloniality' by Aaron Kamugisha (December 5)

Kamugisha is launching his seminal study at The Commune in Braamfontein.

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Limpopo's legacy as a hotbed of political activism

This book offers a historical perspective, analysing regional influences on the ideologies that have underpinned SA student politics from the 1960s ...

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'Written Under the Skin' explores new approaches to unravelling legacies of the ...

The emphasis on blood challenges the privileged status skin has had as an explanatory category in thinking about identity

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Building new resistance amid US-induced 'imperial chaos'

A new political vessel to thwart the expansionary nature of capitalism

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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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