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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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Case studies help reveal intriguing story of the development of black theatre ...

This book probes the complex entanglements of different intellectual traditions in the SA context, by examining two case studies, the core around ...

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'You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock / Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokotho' ...

You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock / Wathint’ Abafazi, Wathint’ Imbokotho is a bristling example of protest theatre-making during the height of ...

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Building a future on the ruins of our apartheid past

What do we do with hollow memorials and political architectural remnants?

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Bringing to the surface a dazzling range of powerful African feminist voices

'Surfacing: On Being Black and Feminist in South Africa' is the first collection of essays dedicated to contemporary Black South African feminist ...

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A captivating record of the ancient and vanishing world of San communities

'San Elders Speak: Ancestral Knowledge of the Kalahari San' is the first attempt to document indigenous knowledge through the voices of four San ...

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Shrewd analysis of 'Precarious Power' Ramaphosa wields in fractured ANC

Susan Booysen’s analysis reveals Cyril Ramaphosa to be a president who is weak and walking a tightrope between serving the needs of the organisation ...

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Mbembe unpacks decolonisation

In 'Out of the Dark Night', he offers a rich analysis of the paradoxes of the postcolonial moment.

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Virtual launch: 'Rock | Water | Life' by Lesley Green (Feb 16)

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

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Virtual launch: 'Anxious Joburg' edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden ...

Join the online launch and discussion of 'Anxious Joburg: The Inner Lives of a Global South City' on October 28.

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'Anxious Joburg' - engagement with a frustrating, dangerous, seductive city

'Anxious Joburg' focuses on Johannesburg, the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa, as a case study for the contemporary global south city