Reviews

Author: 
Tony Roshan Samara
Reviewer: 
Sophie Didier

Didier on Samara, 'Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City'


Tony Roshan Samara. Cape Town after Apartheid: Crime and Governance in the Divided City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. x + 238 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-7000-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-7001-7.

Reviewed by Sophie Didier (University of Paris 13-North - Laboratoire Mosaïques-LAVUE (UMR 7218))
Published on H-SAfrica (July, 2014)
Commissioned by Elisabeth Peyroux

Author: 
Veronica Federico
Reviewer: 
Chloé Buire

Buire on Federico, 'Citoyenneté et participation politique en Afrique du Sud'


Veronica Federico. Citoyenneté et participation politique en Afrique du Sud. Paris: l'Harmattan, DL 2012. 1 vol. (385 pp.). ISBN 978-2-296-99208-5.

Reviewed by Chloé Buire (University of the Witwatersrand)
Published on H-SAfrica (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Elisabeth Peyroux

La nouvelle sphère publique sud-africaine : du cadre constitutionnel aux représentations populaires

Author: 
Martin J. Murray
Reviewer: 
Pauline Guinard

Guinard on Murray, 'City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg'


Martin J. Murray. City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg. Politics, History, and Culture Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. xxix + 470 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4747-7; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4768-2.

Reviewed by Pauline Guinard (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris)
Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2013)
Commissioned by Elisabeth Peyroux

Johannesburg's Spatial Politics

Author: 
Tom Lodge
Reviewer: 
Derek Catsam

Catsam on Lodge, 'Sharpeville: A Massacre and Its Consequences'


Tom Lodge. Sharpeville: A Massacre and Its Consequences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xix + 423 pp. Illustrations, maps. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-280185-2.

Reviewed by Derek Catsam (University of Texas of the Permian Basin)
Published on H-SAfrica (September, 2013)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Sharpeville in Context

Author: 
Hermann Giliomee
Reviewer: 
Danelle van Zyl-Hermann

van Zyl-Hermann on Giliomee, 'The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power'


Hermann Giliomee. The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power. Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2012. 447 pp. Illustrations. $39.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-624-04971-5; ISBN 978-0-624-05837-3.

Reviewed by Danelle van Zyl-Hermann (St. John's College, Cambridge University)
Published on H-SAfrica (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Author: 
Peter Limb
Reviewer: 
Roger Southall

Southall on Limb, 'The ANC's Early Years: Nation, Class and Place in South Africa before 1940'


Peter Limb. The ANC's Early Years: Nation, Class and Place in South Africa before 1940. Hidden Histories Series. Pretoria: Unisa Press, 2010. xvi + 586 pp. $48.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-86888-529-9.

Reviewed by Roger Southall (University of Witswatersrand)
Published on H-SAfrica (July, 2013)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Author: 
Richard Elphick
Reviewer: 
Lindsey Maxwell

Maxwell on Elphick, 'The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa'


Richard Elphick. The Equality of Believers: Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. vii + 437 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3273-6.

Reviewed by Lindsey Maxwell (Florida International University)
Published on H-SAfrica (May, 2013)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

A Nation for All Believers: Equality and the Making of South Africa

Author: 
Paul S. Landau
Reviewer: 
Fred Morton

Morton on Landau, 'Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948'


Paul S. Landau. Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xvi + 300 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-19603-1.

Reviewed by Fred Morton
Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Admixture, Amalgamation, and Anomaly: Tilting at Tribes

Author: 
Scott Couper
Reviewer: 
Jon Soske

Soske on Couper, 'Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith'


Scott Couper. Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith. Scottsville, South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2010. Illustrations. xi + 291 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-86914-192-9.

Reviewed by Jon Soske (McGill University)
Published on H-SAfrica (January, 2013)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Author: 
Edward Cavanagh
Reviewer: 
Norman Etherington

Etherington on Cavanagh, 'The Griqua Past and the Limits of South African History, 1902-1994'


Edward Cavanagh. The Griqua Past and the Limits of South African History, 1902-1994. African Development Series. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. xii + 140 pp. $56.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-0343-0778-9.

Reviewed by Norman Etherington
Published on H-SAfrica (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Vanished Hegemonies and Mutable Ethnicities

Author: 
S. B. Bekker, Göran Therborn, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jean-Luc Piermay

Piermay on Bekker and Therborn, 'Power and Powerlessness: Capital Cities in Africa'


S. B. Bekker, Göran Therborn, eds. Power and Powerlessness: Capital Cities in Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2012. 220 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-0-7969-2350-9; ISBN 978-2-86978-495-6; ISBN 978-0-7969-2351-6; ISBN 978-0-7969-2352-3.

Reviewed by Jean-Luc Piermay (University of Strasbourg)
Published on H-SAfrica (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Elisabeth Peyroux

Author: 
Ian Shapiro, Kahreen Tebeau, eds.
Reviewer: 
Martin J. Murray

Murray on Shapiro and Tebeau, 'After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa?'


Ian Shapiro, Kahreen Tebeau, eds. After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa? Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011. vi + 376 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3097-8; ISBN 978-0-8139-3101-2.

Reviewed by Martin J. Murray (Taubman College - University of Michigan)
Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Elisabeth Peyroux

Author: 
Robert Trent Vinson
Reviewer: 
Mary G. Rolinson

Rolinson on Vinson, 'The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa'


Robert Trent Vinson. The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012. xv + 235 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1986-1.

Reviewed by Mary G. Rolinson (Georgia State University)
Published on H-SAfrica (November, 2012)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Back in Africa

Author: 
Premesh Lalu, Noëleen Murray, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sean Jacobs

Jacobs on Lalu and Noëleen Murray and eds., 'Becoming UWC: Reflections, Pathways and Unmaking Apartheid's Legacy'


Premesh Lalu, Noëleen Murray, eds. Becoming UWC: Reflections, Pathways and Unmaking Apartheid's Legacy. Bellville, South Africa: Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, 2012. Illustrations. 192 pp. No price listed (paper), ISBN 978-1-86808-727-3.

Reviewed by Sean Jacobs (New School)
Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Alex Lichtenstein

Author: 
Elke Zuern
Reviewer: 
Alex Wafer

Wafer on Zuern, 'The Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa'


Elke Zuern. The Politics of Necessity: Community Organizing and Democracy in South Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 264 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-25014-0; ISBN 978-0-299-25013-3.

Reviewed by Alex Wafer (Max Planck Institute, Germany - Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Published on H-SAfrica (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Elisabeth Peyroux

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