Wits University Press Academic publishers

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: 'Civilising Grass' by Jonathan Cane (July 24)

There's more to lawns than we think. Head to Love Books and find out why...

Wits University Press Academic publishers
EXTRACT | 'Civilising Grass' by Jonathan Cane

"Garden maintenance, of one’s own garden, as leisure, is a proper activity for respectable whites."

Wits University Press Academic publishers
Launch: 'The Cape Radicals' by Crain Soudien (July 13)

Join Soudien in conversation with Shaun Viljoen for the launch of this book about the young Capetonians that redefined thinking on class and race in ...

Wits University Press Academic publishers
'Civilising Grass' is the first sustained investigation of the African lawn

This compelling and eclectic critique offers a detailed reading of artistic, literary and architectural lawns between 1886 and 2017

Wits University Press Academic publishers
The young Capetonians that redefined thinking on class and race in SA

This book is a testament to how the NEF was at the forefront of shaking up the prevailing political narratives on racialism and nationalism.

Wits University Press Academic publishers
Jhb launch of 'Like Family' by Ena Jansen (June 19)

Jansen will be in conversation with Sylvia Vollenhoven at the Love Books launch of her lauded 'Like Family'.

Wits University Press Academic publishers
Launch of 'Dance of the Dung Beetles' on June 4

Don't miss the Joburg launch of Marcus Byrne and Helen Lunn's enchanting (and funny!) book about the captivating dung beetle

Wits University Press Academic publishers
New book takes a deeper look at conspicuous consumption in Africa

Collection of essays explores consumption habits in various African contexts.

Wits University Press Academic publishers
Launch: 'Like Family' by Ena Jansen (May 22)

Join Jansen in conversation with Sindiwe Magona and Myrtle Witbooi at the Cape Town launch of 'Like Family'

Wits University Press Academic publishers
Launch: 'Reinventing Hoodia' by Laura A. Foster (May 13)

Join Laura Foster, Sinethemba Makanya, Richard Rottenburg and Jonathan Klaaren in conversation at Wits University for the launch of 'Reinventing ...

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