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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
Launch: Power in Action by Steven Friedman (March 12)

Join Steven Friedman in conversation with Zackie Achmat at the Cape Town launch of Power in Action

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CT launch: Power in Action by Steven Friedman (March 12)

'What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state?’ These incisive questions and more by leading political ...

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Launch: Power in Action by Steven Friedman (March 5)

Join Steven Friedman in conversation with Sithembile Mbete at the Exclusive Books, Hyde Park launch of Power in Action

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Renaud Ego's magnificent Visionary Animal examines the rock art of the San

Translated by Deke Dusinberre This is a magnificent book, at once both a poetic and a scholarly reclamation of the authority and integrity of the ...

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Robert Sobukwe's prison letters published

This book, comprising approximately 300 letters, provides access to the voice of Robert Sobukwe via the single most poignant resource of Sobukwe’s ...

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WiSER discussion: Acts of Transgression (February 20)

Join contributors Jay Pather, Sarah Nuttall, Katlego Disemelo and artist & academic Zen Marie for a discussion on 'Acts of Transgression'

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LISTEN | Steven Friedman discusses SA's democracy with Bongani Bingwa

"We've got to make democracy work for everybody. The problem at the moment is that it only works for some of us"

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Neil Coppen awarded the Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama 2018

Coppen won for his groundbreaking socio-political play, Tin Bucket Drum

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Cape Town launch: Acts of Transgression (February 16)

Acts of Transgression will be launched on UCT's Hiddingh Campus, with a lineup of performances & addresses

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Launch: Dress as Social Relations by Vibeke Viestad (February 19)

Join author Vibeke Viestad and Wits archaeologist Amanda Esterhuysen for the launch of Dress as Social Relations at the Origins Centre

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