The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback
Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been.
In 2012, Unisa, as the home of African intellectuals, and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, as a premiere think tank on African matters, came together to host a Colloquium on Mbeki @ 70. The essays presented on that day have been collected and edited into this book, Building Blocks Towards an African Century.
This is a true African tale of persistence and tenacity. The story of a farmer and pilot raised in colonial Kenya who went on to play an active role in Mozambican politics. This unique memoir describes life during Mozambique's transition from communism to democracy, from poverty to an investor's choice.
Dirk Mudge publiseer op 87-jarige ouderdom sy langverwagte outobiografie. Hierdie besonderse man was vir 33 jaar voltyds betrokke by die politiek van Suidwes-Afrika en later Namibie. Hy betree die politiek in 1960 toe hy lid word van die wetgewende vergadering onder die Nasionale Party van Suidwes-Afrika.
In the Dark with my dress on fire is the remarkable life story of Blanche La Guma, a South African woman who dedicated her life to ending apartheid through her various roles as professional nurse, wife and mother, and underground Communist activist.
‘This is Antjie Samuel reporting from Ladybrand …’ For more than two years, Antjie Krog worked in acute engagement with the many voices that arose in and around South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This volume of Archer's memoirs covers his 67 days at HMP Wayland, a Category C establishment. As this account testifies, he encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison service, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates.