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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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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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Master satirist stirs up South Africans with heady brew

Mike van Graan's 'Bafana Republic and Other Satires' is a selection of monologues from a series of one-person satirical revues.

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Amplifying the right to be heard - 'listening journalism' in SA

Media freedom is most often seen from the point of view of journalists. Here, the emphasis is on the right to be heard, represented, understood, and ...

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Call for a transition to ecopolitics that could address history of exploitation

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

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Launch: 'BRICS and the New American Imperialism' edited by Vishwas Satgar (June ...

Join Satgar in conversation with Ana Garcia, William Carroll, Ferrial Adam and Patrick Bond via Zoom.

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Virtual launch: 'Becoming Men' by Malose Langa (June 23)

'Becoming Men' looks at the various conditions which shape SA boys and highlights that to build new men there needs to be real change in the ...

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