New History of South Africa by Hermann Giliomee, Bernard Mbenga & Bill Nasson (Expected May 2022)
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This newly updated and expanded edition of the top-selling New History of South Africa presents the story of this turbulent country in a fresh, readable softcover format. Edited by the internationally recognised scholar Bill Nasson, it is a comprehensive history, starting with prehistory, through early mankind, the first peoples and slavery. It tells the story of the growing working class, the great migration of the pre-colonial times and later, diamonds and gold, local war at the end of the 19th century and world wars which impacted locally. Resistance and the transition follow, ending with an exploration of the first three democratic presidencies and the unexpected dynamics of a new society, including gender violence and state capture. It takes the story right up to present-day South Africa, with contributions from the likes of Bongani Ngqulunga, Hlonipha Mokoena, Nechama Brodie and Jan-Jan Joubert. A readable narrative history, beautifully packaged with ribbons and endpapers, by some of South Africa’s top historians and researchers.