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Summary: The second offering in the Gerald Kraak annual anthology, As You Like It, is a collection of the short-listed entries submitted for the Gerald Kraak Award. This anthology offers a window into deeply located visions and voices across Africa. It brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality, and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jacana 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 AS

Wright, Adrienne

Summary: On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. The story's events unfold from the perspectives of Hector, his sister, and the photographer...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PIE

Nagadya Isdahl, Nansubuga

Summary: "Before he was the first Black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was a boy with a traditional Thembu upbringing. He went on to study law and become involved with African nationalist politics. The government had established an apartheid (a system of segregation that privileged white people), and Mandela worked to overthrow this system. He was arrested, accused of treason, and thrown in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

Benson, Koni

Summary: Crossroads: I Live Where I Like is a graphic nonfiction history of women-led movements at the forefront of the struggle for land, housing, and public services in Cape Town, South Africa, over the last fifty years.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 968 BEN

Summary: Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAN RATED PG-13

Cohen, David

Summary: Historic moments from Mandela's inspiring life are captured in more than one hundred iconic photos from the mid-1940s through August 2009. Six key Mandela speeches are included, as well as an informative text.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 968.06 MANDELA, NELSON BAT

Ellenport, Craig

Summary: Dennis Brutus was a poet and human rights activist whose works centered on his sufferings and those of Black South Africans. For fourteen years, Dennis taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa. As the white minority government increased restrictions on the black population, he became involved in a series of anti-apartheid related activities, including efforts to end discrimination in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRU

Kasrils, Ronald.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Monthly Review Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KASRILS, ELEANOR KAS

Van Niekerk, Colleen

Summary: South Africa, 1994. Against a backdrop of apartheid and racial violence, Yolanda Petersen returns to the land of her youth at the behest of her mother. While there Yolanda longs to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Ingrid, the product of an illegal mixed-race affair with a white man. But Ingrid is missing, and as Yolanda quickly discovers, she isn't the only woman in Cape Town desperate to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

O'Malley, Padraig.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.0609 OMA

Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

McDivitt, Lindsey

Summary: "This biography follows Nelson Mandela from his work with the African National Congress, to his imprisonment on Robben Island, to his extraordinary rise to the presidency"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAN

Mandela, Winnie

Summary: "491 Days: Prisoner number 1323/69 shares with the world Winnie Mandela's moving and compelling journal along with some of the letters written between several affected parties at the time, including Winnie and Nelson Mandela, himself then a prisoner on Robben Island for nearly seven years. Readers will gain insight into the brutality she experienced and her depths of despair, as well as her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Marais, Bianca

Summary: "Perfect for readers of The Secret Life of Bees and The Help, a perceptive and searing look at Apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Slovo, Gillian

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Summary: In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COM

Coetzee, J. M.

Summary: Mrs. Cullen, the narrator in this novel, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in a country afflicted with its own mortal sickness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1990

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COE

Foster, Douglas.

Summary: A professor and leading authority on South Africa discusses the nation's post-apartheid era, drawing on interviews with regular citizens, the emerging black elite, as well as the homeless and those infected with HIV.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Pub. Corporation 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.066 FOS

Malan, Rian.

Summary: A chronicle of South Africa's halting, sometimes violent, steps and missteps, taken as blacks and whites try to build a new country.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.06 MAL

Paton, Alan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PAT

Belafonte, Harry

Summary: Biographical documentary about entertainer Harry Belafonte and the significant contributions he has made to social justice throughout the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SIN

Summary: Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC AMA

Gien, Pamela.

Summary: The story of Elizabeth Grace, a white girl growing up in 1960s South Africa, and her relationship with her Xhosa nanny, Salamina.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIE

Jansen, Jonathan D.

Contents: Prologue : bearing witness -- Loss and change -- Indirect knowledge -- Sure foundations -- Bitter knowledge -- Kollegas! (Colleagues!) -- Knowledge in the blood -- Mending broken lines -- Meet the parents -- Teaching to disrupt.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stanford University Press 2009

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 378.68 JAN

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