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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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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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Steven Friedman's Power in Action questions the concept of democracies

What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state?

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Jacklyn Cock launches Writing the Ancestral River

"Jackie was concerned about the turn-out, but it looks as if the whole of Black Sash is here," a close friend of author Jacklyn Cock quipped at the ...

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Achille Mbembe launches Critique of Black Reason

"This book is an attempt to make sense of black life and black history from a continental perspective."

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Jan Bornman reviews I Want To Go Home Forever for New Frame

Generations of people from across Africa, Europe and Asia have turned metal from the depths of the earth into Africa’s wealthiest, most dynamic and ...

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WATCH | Edward Webster discusses The Unresolved National Question on SABC News

How did left thought address the National Question, especially during the apartheid years?

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Race, Nation, Translation - a compilation of Zoë Wicomb's ess

A collection of the most significant nonfiction writings of Zoë Wicomb.

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