South Africa since 1995
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Anti-Privatisation Forum (Johannesburg).
In the Library: Articles
Barchiesi, Franco. "The public sector strikes in South Africa: a trial of strength," Monthly Review 51,5 (10/99):15-19.
Cawthra, Gavin. "From 'total strategy' to 'human security': the making of South Africa's defense policy, 1991-2000," Journal of Peace, Conflict & Military Studies (Harare) 1,1 (3/00).
Davis, L.J. "A deadly dearth of drugs," Mother Jones (1-2/00):31-33. Playing profits & politics at expense of AIDS victims.
Gevisser, Mark. "The ANCs great divide," Nation 2/17/97):25-6. Internal disagreements over abortion policy.
__________. "Seeking South Africas dream," Nation (6/7/99):19-22.
__________. "Ending economic apartheid," Nation (9/29/97):24-26.
Gordon, Diana R. "Crime in the new South Africa," Nation (11/9/98):17-19.
Haynes, Jeff. "Popular religion & politics in sub-Saharan Africa," Third World Quarterly 16,1 (1995).
Hertsgaard, Mark. "Mandela's dream deferred," Utne Reader (5-6/02).
Itano, Nicole. "In South Africa, a 'sign' of the battle against racism," Christian Science Monitor (3/26/03): 8.
Jaffrey, Zia. "Desmond Tutu [interview]," Progressive (feb 1998).
Linfield, Susie. "Why, the beloved country," Nation (12/13/99):26-35. Review essay on post-apartheid writings by anti-apartheid white South Africans.
Marcuse, Peter. "Transitions in South Africa: to what?" Monthly Review 47,6 (11/95):38-51. Notes of a visiting professor in Johannesburg, January to June 1995.
Nash, Andrew. "Mandela's democracy," Monthly Review 50,11 (3/99):18-28.
Ngwane, Trevor. "Revolt against the ANC," New Left Review 22 (7-8/03). Township rebellions against privatization & enrichment of new political class.
Polgreen, Lydia. "For mixed-race South Africans, equity is elusive," NY Times (7/27/03):3.
Schutte, Gerhard. "Tourists & tribes in the 'new' South Africa," Ethnohistory 50,3 (sum 03):473-88.
Smith, Chris. "Lighting up Soweto," In These Times (9/30/02):22-24. Opposition to privatization of utilities.
Williams, Rocky. "Before we forget: writing the history of Umkhonto We Sizwe, 1961-2000," Journal of Peace, Conflict & Military Studies (Harare) 1,1 (3/00).
Zunes, Stephen. "The role of non-violent action in the downfall of apartheid," Journal of Modern African Studies 37,1 (3/99):137-69.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Adam, Heribert & Kogila Moodley. South Africa Without Apartheid. Dismantling Racial Domination (Berkeley, 1987).
Berkeley, Bill. The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe & Power in the Heart of Africa (NY: Basic Books, 2002).
Breytenbach, Breyten. Return to Paradise (London: Faber & Faber, 1995). Exiled ex-political prisoner returns to explore his country & its prospects after the fall of Apartheid.
Campbell, Catherine. Letting Them Die: Why HIV/AIDS Prevention Programmes Fail (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).
Cameron, Edwin & Mark Gevisser (eds.) Defiant Desire: Gay & Lesbian Lives in South Africa (NY: Routledge, 1995).
Crush, Jonathan & Wilmot James (eds.) Crossing Boundaries: Mine Migrancy in a Democratic South Africa (Ottawa: IDRC, 199?).
Duke, Lynne. Mandela, Mobutu & Me: A Newswoman's African Journey (NY: Doubleday, 2003). Washington Post reporter's memoir of late 1990s.
Goodman, David. Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).
Jaffrey, Zia. The New Apartheid: Aids in South Africa (NY: Norton, 2003).
Kuzwayo, Ellen. Call Me Woman (London: Women's, 1985).
Kuzwayo, Ellen. A Life's Mosaic: The Autobiography of Phyllis Ntantala (Berkeley: U. of California, 1993).
Malan, Rian. My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, & His Conscience (NY, 1999).
Mandela, Nelson. In His Own Words (Boston: Little, Brown, 2005).
Marks, Monique. Young Warriors: Youth Politics, Identity & Violence in South Africa (Johannesburg: Witwatersrand U, 2001).
McCulloch, Jock. Asbestos Blues: Labour, Capital, Physicians & the State in South Africa (Bloomington: Indiana U, 2002).
Meintjes, Louise. Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio (Durham NC: Duke, 2003).
Meredith, Martin. Coming to Terms (NY: PublicAffairs, 2001). On successes & failures of Truth & Reconciliation Commission.
Schadeburg, Jürgen. Soweto Today (Menlo Park: Protea, 2002).
Shaw, Mark. Crime & Policing in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Transforming Under Fire (Bloomington: Indiana U, 2002).
Sisulu, Zwelakhe (ed.) New Nation, New History (Johannesburg, 199?).
Sparks, Allister. Tomorrow is Another Country: The Inside Story of South Africa's Negotiated Revolution (Sandton, SA: Struik, 1994).
_________. Beyond the Miracle: Inside the New South Africa (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003).
Wilson, Richard. The Politics of Truth & Reconciliation in South Africa: Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State (NY: Cambridge, 2001).
In the Library: Fiction
Brasfield, Lynette. Nature Lessons: A Novel (NY: St. Martin's, 2003).
Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace (NY: Penguin, 1999).
Dangor, Achmat. Bitter Fruit (London: Atlantic, 2003).
Slovo, Gillian. Red Dust (London: Virago, 2000). Story centered on Truth Commission.
In the Library: For Young Readers
McKee, Tim & Anne Blackshaw. No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa (NY:Melanie Kroupa/DK Link, 1998).
In the Library: Poetry
Sibanda, Nkosinathi. The Songs of Soweto: Poems from Post-Apartheid South Africa (Trenton NJ: Africa World, 2001).
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
Winberg, Marlene & Paul Weinberg. Back to the Land (Johannesburg: Porcubine, 1996).
"When You Come Back" , Vusi Mahlasela debut album.
"Wisdom of Forgiveness" , Vusi Mahlasela's concert for Nelson Mandela inauguration.
"Silang Mabele , Vusi Mahlasela.
Film & Video:
"Country of My Skull (aka In My Country)" , dir. John Boorman, 100m. In video stores. Search for truth & reconciliation in wake of Apartheid-era crimes.
"Forgiveness" [2004 ], dir. Ian Gabriel, 112m. Disgraced ex-policeman encounters family of an activist he once killed.
"The Quarry" , dir. Marion Hansel, 112m. From First Run Features. Murder & intrigue in small coastal town.
"Soweto Green" , dir. David Lister, 100m. From Xenon Entertainment. Expatriate doctor returns home to Soweto with American wife & plan to plant trees for South African utopia.