Books

  • A working life, cruel beyond belief

    The NIHSS in partnership with Jacana Press recently launched Alfred Temba Qabula’s ‘A working life, cruel beyond belief.’ Qabula was born in the Transkei in 1942. Discussants included Minister of Higher Education Dr. Blade Nzimande, NIHSS Board Chairperson Alfred Qabula’s daughter Noluthando Mdingi and Dr. Sithembiso Bhengu.

  • Black South African Autobiography after Deleuze

    The NIHSS is delighted to support publications challenging the literary canon and representations.  Black South African Autobiography After Deleuze: Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony is a recent publication by literary scholar Kgomotso Michael Masemola. The author explores French theorist Gilles Deleuze’s notions of immanence and deterritorialization.

  • Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of repetition: A global dialogue on Historical trauma and memory

    Professor Pumla Gobodo – Madikizela launched her latest publication Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of repetition:  A global dialogue on Historical trauma and memory at the offices of the NIHSS on the 7th of March 2017. A former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, Gobodo – Madikizela shared research insights and developments in the field with discussant Prof.

  • Forging solidarity: Popular education at work

    The NIHSS is proud to announce the launch of Forging Solidarity: popular education at work, an edited collection by Prof. Shirley Walters and Prof. Astrid von Kotze. The book explores responses to political, cultural and educational questions of our day and the pursuit of social justice through popular education.

  • Liberating Masculinities

    In this publication, funded in part by the NIHSS, Ratele undertakes the challenge of “grappling with manhood in a society that supports the ideal of gender equality.” The book is part of a larger body of work by the author whose scholarship endeavours to liberate men from warped conceptions of masculinities navigating fetishized commoditization, violence and fluid sexualities.

  • The Role of intellectuals in the State – Society nexus – MISTRA

    This publication emanates from an NIHSS funded roundtable held by MISTRA at Constitution Hill. The book interrogates the role of intellectuals in transitioning South Africa. Intellectuals, the publication posits, inspired and led the struggle against colonialism apartheid and exploitation.

  • The Unresolved National Question

    The NIHSS in partnership with WITS Press supported the publication of ‘The Unresolved National Question,’ a publication co – edited by Professor Edward Webster and Karin Pampallis.  The publication uncovers distinct traditions of the national question and related perceptions. Apart from providing a historical and conceptual overview. The book brings to the mainstream hidden voices of the past and elevates leftist traditions.

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