War of Words

Memoir of a South African Journalist
Author: Benjamin Pogrund
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781888363715
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 381
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An embattled journalist through three decades of apartheid, the author recalls his work with the Rand Daily Mail, including his own arrest for covering abuse in the white-ruled prison system. Tour.

Selves in Question

Interviews on Southern African Auto/Biography
Author: Judith Lütge Coullie
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824830045
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 487
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The Institute of Postcolonial Studies is an autonomous educational institution located in Melbourne, Australia. It has linkages to major universities and research bodies both in Australia and internationally. The Institute's book series Writing Past Colonialism aims to communicate the unique intellectual excitement and academic excellence that characterize the Institute to a broader global constituency. The leitmotiv of the series is the idea of difference--"differences between culture and politics, as well as differences in ways of seeing and the sources that can be drawn upon. In this sense, the series is postcolonial. Yet the space the Institute hopes to open up is one resistant to new orthodoxies, one that allows for alternative and contesting formulations.Though grounded in studies relating to the formerly colonized world, the series seeks to extend contemporary global analyses.Wide-ranging and engaging, Selves in Question considers the various ways in which auto/biographical accounts situate and question the self in contemporary southern Africa.

Inside South Africa's Foreign Policy

Diplomacy in Africa from Smuts to Mbeki
Author: John Siko
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780768311
Category: History
Page: 288
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South Africa is still the major-player in African diplomacy, its military resources far outstripping those of other nations on the continent. It also has traditionally taken the lead role in Africa's united negotiations with other power blocs. Yet the recent consensus has been that South Africa's diplomacy over the last decades has been a disappointing failure - from appearing to back the controversial Mugabe regime to accusations that it is failing to utilize its position to encourage Chinese investment. John Siko has had insider access to the corridors of power in South Africa, and, with access to the major political players, charts the inability of South Africa to develop a coherent policy over the last four decades. In particular, he reveals the tight grip Mbeki has over foreign policy, to the detriment of SA's standing in the world, and argues South Africa's isolationist style of policy making has not changed enough after Mandela's election in 1994.

Drawing Fire

Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel
Author: Benjamin Pogrund
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442226846
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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Pogrund examines the accusation that Israel is practicing apartheid and the motives of those who make it. A belief in Israel, combined with frank criticism, provides a balanced view of Israel’s strengths and problems. It deconstructs the criticisms of Israel and the boycott movement before arguing for two states as the only way forward.

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

Author: Eugene Benson,University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson,L.W. Conolly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134468482
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1946
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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

Apartheid's Friends

The Rise and Fall of South Africa's Secret Service
Author: James Sanders
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
Category: History
Page: 539
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Very little has been written about the South African secret intelligence, but revelations to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the new culture of confessions now make that possible. James Sanders has gathered classified documents and interviewed ex-operatives since 1997 and has pieced together an extraordinary, unsavoury picture of the Intelligence Service, both inside South Africa and overseas. He reveals evidence of state-sponsored murder not only to intimidate the ANC but also to allow hard men within the police and the armed forces to let off steam. He reveals that Republican political candidates in the US were assisted in elections against anti-Apartheid Democrats. He shows that South Africa supplied Argentina with weapons during the Falklands War and that Harold Wilson's surprising outbursts, when he claimed that South African intelligence agents were trying to bring down his government, were based on hard evidence. At operational level, South African Intelligence had intimate links with counterparts in the CIA, British Intelligence, and other agencies worldwide. Apartheid's Friends not only provides an insight into a dark area of South Africa's past, it is also an important contribution to the international history of secret service.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Global Muckraking

100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World
Author: Anya Schiffrin
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589937
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played around the world? This groundbreaking new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning one hundred years and every continent. Carefully curated by prominent international journalists working in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, Global Muckraking includes Ken Saro-Wiwa’s defense of the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta; Horacio Verbitsky's uncovering of the gruesome disappearance of political detainees in Argentina; Gareth Jones’s coverage of the Ukraine famine of 1932–33; missionary newspapers’ coverage of Chinese foot binding in the nineteenth century; Dwarkanath Ganguli’s exposé of the British "coolie" trade in nineteenth-century Assam, India; and many others. Edited by the noted author and journalist Anya Schiffrin, Global Muckraking is a sweeping introduction to international journalism that has galvanized the world’s attention. In an era when human rights are in the spotlight and the fate of newspapers hangs in the balance, here is both a riveting read and a sweeping argument for why the world needs long-form investigative reporting.

Fortunes of Africa

A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour
Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471135462
Category: History
Page: 768
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In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future. This is history on an epic scale.

No Single Loyalty

Many Strands One Design : a South African Teacher's Life
Author: F. E. Auerbach
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830961956
Category: Educators
Page: 251
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All of these people

a memoir
Author: Fergal Keane
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 396
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Journalist Fergal Keane's memoir is the account of a journey, a story about bearing witness to horror but also confronting the ghosts within. At its heart is the story of a son's journey in search of his father and the reconciliation that is possible even after death. In this book, Fergal Keane addresses his experience of wars of different kinds, some very public and others acutely personal. Often deeply moving and painful, but equally often ruefully funny, he describes intimately a life uneasily shadowed by the spectre of alcohol. As a nephew of a famous writer and son to a much-loved actor his was a family of storytellers, from whom Keane inherited a love of words and adventure. Growing up in Ireland in the 60s and 70s the country of myth and reverence was being dismantled in front of his eyes with the first stirrings of a sexual revolution; later he became a cub reporter in an atmosphere filled with the smells of drink and cloudy with cigarette smoke, then followed his childhood dream to go to Africa. Here he witnessed the violence of the South African townships and the terror in Rwanda, the most extreme kinds of human behaviour. Keane's life as one of Britain's leading war reporters is all that we imagine: journeys across landscapes traumatised by death and hunger, encounters with some of the most evil figures of the last half century. Life in such vulnerable areas of the globe is emotionally draining, but can be illuminated with astonishing moments of camaraderie and human bravery. And so this is also a memoir of the human connections, at once simple and complex, that are made in extreme circumstance.

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Autobiographical and Biographical Forms
Author: Margaretta Jolly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136787445
Category: Reference
Page: 1150
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Day of Reckoning

How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429928964
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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America is coming apart at the seams. Forces foreign and domestic seek an end to U.S. sovereignty and independence. Before us looms the prospect of an America breaking up along the lines of race, ethnicity, class and culture. In Day of Reckoning, Pat Buchanan reveals the true existential crisis of the nation and shows how President Bush's post-9/11 conversion to an ideology of "democratism" led us to the precipice of strategic disaster abroad and savage division at home. Ideology, writes Buchanan, is a Golden Calf, a false god, a secular religion that seeks vainly, like Marxism, to create a paradise on earth. While free enterprise is good, the worship of a "free trade" that is destroying the dollar, de-industrializing America, and ending our economic independence, is cult madness. While America must stand for freedom and self-determination, the use of U.S. troops to police the planet or serve as advance guard of some "world democratic revolution" is, as Iraq shows, imperial folly that will bring ruin to the republic. While America should speak out for human rights, the idea that we get in Russia's face and hand out moral report cards to every nation on earth is moral arrogance. While we have benefited from immigration and the melting pot worked with millions of Europeans, the idea we can import endless millions of aliens, legal and illegal, from every culture, clime, creed, and continent on earth, and still remain a country, is absurd. To save America the first imperative is to remove from power the ideologues of both parties who have nearly killed our country. In his final chapter, Buchanan lays out ideas to prevent the end of America. He calls for a bottom-up review of all of America's Cold War commitments, a ten-point program to secure America's borders, ideas to halt the erosion of our national sovereignty and restore our manufacturing preeminence and economic independence, and a formula for finding the way to a cold peace in the culture wars. Buchanan offers a radical but necessary program, for neither party is addressing the real crisis of America -- whether we survive as one nation and people, or disintegrate into what Theodore Roosevelt called a "tangle of squabbling nationalities" and not a nation at all. IN THIS EYE-OPENING BOOK, PAT BUCHANAN REVEALS THE PERILOUS PATH OUR NATION HAS TAKEN: - Pax Americana -- the era of U.S. global dominance -- is over. - A struggle for world hegemony among the United States, China, a resurgent Russia and radical Islam has begun. - Torn apart by a culture war, America has begun to Balkanize and break down along class, cultural, ethnic, and racial lines. - Free trade is hollowing out U.S. industry, destroying the dollar, and plunging the country into permanent dependency and unpayable debt. - One of every six U.S. manufacturing jobs vanished under Bush. - The Third World invasion through Mexico is a graver threat to U.S. survival than anything happening in Afghanistan or Iraq. ...IS OUR DAY OF RECKONING JUST AHEAD?

Black Shame

African Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1922
Author: Dick van Galen Last
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472532139
Category: History
Page: 304
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Black Shame offers a detailed analysis of the recruitment and deployment of – and reactions to – African soldiers in the WWI European theatre of war. In so doing, the book paints a vivid picture of the wider debates of race and national identity provoked by the use of African troops within the main actors on the WWI scene: France, Britain, Germany and even the US. Drawing on war-time attitudes, Dick van Galen Last explores the reality and long-term consequences of the participation of African regiments in the post-war occupation of the German territories. Wide-ranging, both geographically and thematically, the first publication of its kind, Black Shame adds a fresh, truly comparative perspective to the scholarship in the fields of imperial and military history, as well as war studies and postcolonial studies, and will appeal to academics and postgraduate students alike.