NEW BOOK: South Africa's Border War: Contested Narratives and Conflicting Memories (Bloomsbury 2014) by Gary Baines

Gary Baines Discussion

If you would permit me a measure of self promotion, I wish to bring to members notice that the above title has recently been published by Bloomsbury as part of its new War, Society and Culture series edited by Stephen McVeigh of Swansea University, UK.

The contents are as follows:

 1 Writing on the Wrong Side of History? SADF Soldier-Authors
Reclaim the Border War
 2 The Cultural Construction of Combat: Narrative Templates
of the Border War
 3 Codes of Conduct in Captivity: Narratives of South African
POWs in Angola, 1975–1978
 4 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Victimhood:
A South African War Veteran’s Story
 5 The Battle for Cassinga: Competing Narratives
and Complicating Histories
 6 The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale: Successful Stalemate
and Vicarious Victory
 7 Digging Up the Past: Revisiting the 1989 Namibian
Ceasefire Violation
 8 The Spectre of Vietnam: Lessons and Legacies
of the Border War
 9 The Freedom Park Fracas: Commemorating and
Memorializing the Border War
 10 Fictive Kinship: The National Service Generation
and Veteran Networks