Book Review: ‘A History of South Africa’ by Leonard Thompson

This review first appeared in Volume 1, Number 1, of terra nova (Summer [North] Winter [South] 1991). Is Past Really Prologue? South Africa’s New Era Richard E. Sincere, Jr. A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990), 288 pp., illustrated, $29.95 cloth. The apartheid era of South African history has …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 8 April 2014

A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition by Leonard Thompson (author) and Lynn Berat (editor) Release Date: April 29, 2014Publisher: Yale University Press A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential …

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