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After the Dance: Travels in a Democratic South Africa by David Robbins2005
Ali Bacher Biography: The Life of Ali Bacher by Rodney Hartman2005
All under heaven : the story of a Chinese family in South Africa by Darryl Accone2005
Beatrice Hastings : a literary life by Stephen Gray2005
Borderline by William Dicey2005
Caliban's Shore: The Wreck of the Grosvenor and the Strange Fate of Her Survivors by Stephen Taylor2005
Forever Africa: A Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco by Peter Pickford2005
The Free Diary Of Albie Sachs by Albie Sachs2005
Long Walk to Free Time by Zapiro2005
Make a Skyf, Man! by Harold Strachan2005
Makeba: My Story by Miriam Makeba2005
The Notorious Syndicalist: J.T. Bain: A Scottish Rebel in Colonial South Africa by Jonathan Hyslop2005
Of Warriors, Lovers, and Prophets: Unusual Stories from South Africa's Past by Max Du Preez2005
Oliver Tambo: Beyond the Engeli Mountains by Luli Callinicos2005
People Who Have Stolen from Me: Rough Justice in the New South Africa by David Cohen2005
Redeeming Features by Denis Beckett2005
Sarajevo Roses: War Memoir of a Peacekeeper by Anne Mare du Preez Bezdrob2005
Shared Lives: Growing Up in 50s Cape Town by Lyndall Gordon2005
Shirley, Goodness & Mercy: A Childhood in Africa by Chris Van Wyk2005
South Africa: The First Man, The Last Nation by R. W. Johnson2005
Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela by Hugh Masekela2005
The Sunburnt Queen by Hazel Crampton2005
Talk Left, Walk Right: South Africa's Frustrated Global Reforms by Patrick Bond2005
Theatres Of Struggle & End Of Apartheid (New African Histories) by Belinda Bozzoli2005
Voices of the San: Living in Southern Africa Today by Willemien Le Roux2005
White lies : Canon Collins and the secret war against apartheid by Denis Herbstein2005
Maverick: Extraordinary Women from South Africa's Past by Lauren Beukes2006
Academic Mothers by Venitha Pillay2008
After the Party by Andrew Feinstein2008
Caught Out by Laurie A Claase2008
A Country at War With Itself: South Africa's Crisis of Crime by Antony Altbeker2008
Cyril Ramaphosa by Anthony Butler2008
Dark Continent, My Black Arse by Sihle Khumalo2008
The Day I Died by Thembelani Ngenelwa2008
Do South Africans Exist?: Nationalism, Democracy and the Identity of 'the People' by Ivor Chipkin2008
Early slavery at the Cape of Good Hope, 1652-1717 by Karel Schoeman2008
Eye on the Money: One Man's Crusade Against Corruption by Terry Crawford-Browne2008
Falling into place : the story of modern South African place names by Elwyn Jenkins2008
In Black and White: The Jake White Story by Jake White2008
Ja, No, Man: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Girls, Suburbia ... and Apartheid by Richard Poplak2008
The Kanga and the Kangaroo Court: Reflections on the Rape Trial of Jacob Zuma by Mmatshilo Motsei2008
Kevin Woods Story: In the Shadow of Mugabe's Gallows (Politics Government) by Kevin Woods2008
Khayelitsha by Steven Otter2008
Language, Identity, Modernity: The Arabic Study Circle of Durban by Shamil Jeppie2008
Love and Courage: A Story of Insubordination by Pregs Govender2008
Mortal Combat: AIDS Denialism and the Struggle for Antiretrovirals in South Africa by Nicoli Nattrass2008
New History of South Africa by Hermann Giliomee2008
Number 43, Trelawney Park, Kwamagogo: Untold Stories of Ordinary People Caught Up in the Struggle Against Apartheid by Elias Masilela2008
Oliver Tambo Remembered by Zweledinga Jordan2008
Some of My Best Friends are White by Ndumiso Ngcobo2008
Total Onslaught: Apartheid's Dirty Tricks Exposed by De Wet Potgieter2008
The War Against Ourselves: Nature, Power and Justice by Jacklyn Cock2008
White Power and Rise and Fall of the National Party by Christi Van Der Westhuizen2008
'Sister Outsiders': The Representation of Identity and Difference in Selected Writings by South African Indian Women (Imagined South Africa) by Devarashanam Govinden2009
Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs by Moky Makura2009
The ANC Underground by Raymond Suttner2009
The Arms Deal in Your Pocket by Paul Holden2009
The boy in you: a biography of St Andrew's College, 1855-2005 by Marguerite Poland2009
Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant by Heidi Holland2009
Do Not Take this Road to El-Karama by Chris Harvie2009
Drinking from the Dragon's Well by Alex Smith2009
The Fred de Vries Interviews: From Abdullah to Zille by Fred de Vries2009
Full Circle by Dave Varty2009
Go home or die here : violence, xenophobia and the reinvention of difference in South Africa by Tawana Kupe2009
Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela by Anna Trapido2009
The Joburg Book by Nechama Brodie2009
Land, power & custom : controversies generated by South Africa's Communal Land Rights Act by Aninka Claassens2009
Landmarked: Land Claims and Land Restitution in South Africa by Cherryl Walker2009
Laying Ghosts to Rest: Dilemmas of the Transformation in South Africa by Mamphela Ramphele2009
A Life in Transition by Alex Boraine2009
The Mandela Files by Zapiro.; Andy Mason; Zapiro2009
Masquerade : the story of my life by Rayda Jacobs2009
The Mbeki Legacy by Brian Pottinger2009
Of Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoats: More Unusual Stories from South Africa's Past by Max Du Preez2009
On the Border by David Williams2009
On the contrary by Tony Leon2009
To the Brink: The State of Democracy in South Africa by Xolela Mangcu2009
Zuma: A Biography by Jeremy Gordin2009
Begging to be Black by Antjie Krog2010
BETWEEN THE LINES : THE SPIRIT OF SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY by MATTHEW KNIGHT2010
Black Jerusalem by Happy Ntshingila2010
The Democratic Moment: South Africa's Prospects under Jacob Zuma by Xolela Mangcu2010
The Griqua's Apprentice by Antoinette. Pienaar2010
Hani: A Life Too Short by Janet Smith2010
Heart of Africa by Sihle Khumalo2010
The Honour to Serve: Recollections of an Umkhonto Soldier by James Ngculu2010
The Lost Boy by Aher Arop Bol2010
The Maputo Connection: ANC Life in the World of Frelimo by Nadja Manghezi2010
Notes from the Middle World by Breyten Breytenbach2010
The Origins of Non-Racialism: White Opposition to Apartheid in the 1950s by David Everatt2010
People's War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa by Anthea Jeffery2010
Rose of Soweto: The Dingaan Thobela Story by Deon Potgieter2010
Running with horses : reflections of an accidental politician by Allan Aubrey Boesak2010
Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography by Clifton Crais2010
Second is Nothing: Creating a Multi-Billion Rand Cellular Industry by Alan Knott-Craig2010
The Secret Elephants: The Rediscovery of the World's Most Southerly Elephants by Gareth Patterson2010
Something on my Mind by Sharon Sorour-Morris2010
South Africa's Brave New World: The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid by R. W. Johnson2010
There Was This Goat: Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile by Antjie Krog2010
The toxic mix : what's wrong with South Africa's schools and how to fix it by Graeme Bloch2010
Able-Bodied: Scenes from a Curious Life by Leslie Swartz2011
Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith by Scott Couper2011
Alex la Guma: A Literary and Political Biography by Roger Field2011
Anatomy of a South African Genocide: The Extermination of the Cape San Peoples by Mohamed Adhikari2011
Beer, Sociability, and Masculinity in South Africa (African Systems of Thought) by Anne Kelk Mager2011
Birth: The Conspiracy to Stop the '94 Election by Peter Harris2011
Boer Boy: Memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War Youth by Chris Schoeman2011
Changing the Course of AIDS: Peer Education in South Africa and Its Lessons for the Global Crisis (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work) by David Dickinson2011
Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch: A Memoir by Chris Van Wyk2011
Finish & Klaar: Selebi's fall from Interpol to the underworld by Adriaan Basson2011
Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: A True Story of Murder and the Miscarriage of Justice by Antony Altbeker2011
Masked Raiders: Irish Banditry in Southern Africa, 1880-1899 by Charles van Onselen2011
The Mission: A Life for Freedom in South Africa by Denis Goldberg2011
Nature's Gifts: why we are the way we are by Wilmot James2011
A Paradox of Victory: COSATU and the Democratic Transformation in South Africa by Sakhela Buhlungu2011
Riding High by Sandra Swart2011
The Rise and Fall of Apartheid: From Racial Domination to Majority Rule by David Welsh2011
Thank you, Judge Mostert by Carmel Rickard2011
Truth Is a Strange Fruit: A Personal Journey Through the Apartheid War by David Beresford2011
What's So Funny?: Under the Skin of South African Cartooning by Andy Mason2011
Why Africa is Poor: And What Africans Can Do About It by Greg Mills2011
The African National Congress and the regeneration of political power by Susan Booysen2012
Afrikaners in Angola 1928-1975 by Nicol Stassen2012
Battle Scarred: Hidden Costs of the Border War by Anthony Feinstein2012
Byleveld: Dossier of a Serial Sleuth by Hanlie Retief2012
Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career by Tim Noakes2012
Come Back to Portofino Through Italy with the 6th South African Armoured Division by James Bourhill2012
David Kramer n Biografie by Slabbert Mathilda & De villiers Dawid2012
Defining Moments: A Memoir by Marius Barnard2012
The Devil In The Detail: How The Arms Deal Changed Everything by Paul Holden2012
The First President: A Life of John L. Dube, Founding President of the ANC by Heather Hughes2012
Germany's Genocide of the Herero: Kaiser Wilhelm II, His General, His Settlers, His Soldiers by Jeremy Sarkin2012
An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the 'new' ANC by Fiona Forde2012
Kader Asmal: Politics in My Blood by Adrian Hadland2012
Lifeblood: How to Change the World One Dead Mosquito at a Time by Alex Perry2012
A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa (New Directions in Narrative History) by Roger S. Levine2012
Missing & Murdered: A Personal Adventure in Forensic Anthropology by Alan G. Morris2012
Paper Sons and Daughters: Growing up Chinese in South Africa (Modern African Writing Series) by Ufrieda Ho2012
Sometimes There Is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider by Zakes Mda2012
South Africa Pushed to the Limit: The Political Economy of Change by Hein Marais2012
Touch, Pause, Engage! Exploring the Heart of South African Rugby by Liz McGregor2012
Tutu: Authorized by Allister Sparks2012
The Unexploded Boer by Erich Rautenbach2012
Africa's Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs by Greg Mills2013
Africa's Future: Darkness to Destiny: How the past is shaping Africa's economic evolution by Duncan Clarke2013
Back in from the Anger by Roger Lucey2013
A Bantu in My Bathroom: Debating race, sexuality and other uncomfortable South African topics by Eusebius McKaiser2013
Conversations with My Sons and Daughters by Mamphela Ramphele2013
Death of an Idealist in Search of Neil Aggett by Beverley Naidoo2013
Disputed Land: The Historical Development of the South African Land Issue, 1652-2011 by Louis Changuion2013
Eight Days in September: The Removal of Thabo Mbeki by Frank Chikane2013
Extreme Environment by Ivo Vegter2013
Eye on the Diamonds by Terry Crawford-Browne2013
The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures (Studies in Book and Print Culture) by Archie L. Dick2013
J.M. Coetzee een schrijversleven by J. C. Kannemeyer2013
Jane Raphaely: Unedited by Jane Raphaely2013
The Kebble collusion - 10 faitful days in a R26 billion fraud by Barry Sergeant2013
Mobinomics by Alan Knott-Craig2013
Poor White by Edward-John Bottomley2013
Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island by Ashwin Desai2013
Seedlings: English Children's Reading & Writers in South Africa by Elwyn Jenkins2013
Songs and Secrets: South Africa from Liberation to Governance by Barry Gilder2013
Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life: A South African Autobiography by Emma Mashinini2013
Swimming with Cobras by Rosemary Smith2013
Thinking Up a Hurricane: A Childhood At Sea by Martinique Stilwell2013
Under Our Skin: A White Family's Journey Through South Africa's Darkest Years [Hardcover] by Donald McRae2013
Who Rules South Africa? by Martin Plaut2013
Zuma Exposed by Adriaan Basson2013
The Grand Scam: How Barry Tannenbaum Conned South Africa's Business Elite by Rob Rose2014
Great African Society by Hlumelo Biko2014
The Hidden Thread: Russia & South Africa in the Soviet Era by Irina Filatova2014
How to Be a Real Gay: Gay Identities in Small-town South Africa by Graeme Reid2014
Sanctuary: How an Inner-City Church Spilled Onto a Sidewalk by Christa Kuljian2014
The Things that Could Not be Said by Frank Chikane2014
What Dawid Knew (A Journey with the Kruipers) by Patricia Glyn2014
The Zuma Years: South Africa's Changing Face of Power by Richard Calland2014
Brothers in War and Peace: Constand and Abraham Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa by Dennis Cruywagen2015
Digging Deep: A History of Mining in South Africa by Jade Davenport2015
Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and a Daughter by Lyndall Gordon2015
The fall of the ANC : what next ? by Prince Mashele2015
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela: A Memoir by Zelda La Grange2015
Hostels, Homes, Museum: Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa by Noëleen Murray2015
Justice: A Personal Account by Edwin Cameron2015
Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation by Malaika Wa Azania2015
The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s by Glenn Moss2015
Raising the Bar: Hope and Renewal in South Africa by Songezo Zibi2015
Regarding Muslims : from slavery to post-apartheid / Gabeba Baderoon by Gabeba Baderoon2015
The Rise of the Securocrats: The Case of South Africa by Jane Duncan2015
The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World by Vernon R L Head2015
The Side of the Sun at Noon by Hazel Crampton2015
What's gone wrong? : South Africa on the brink of failed statehood by Alex Boraine2015
Birthmark by Stephen Clingman2016
Capitalist Crusader: Fighting poverty through economic growth by Herman Mashaba2016
Deliberate Concealment: An Insider's Account of Cricket South Africa and the IPL Bonus Saga by Mtutuzeli Nyoka2016
Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein by Dean Allen2016
Eugene de Kock: Assassin for the State by Anemari Jansen2016
God, Spies and Lies: Finding South Africa's future through its past by John Matisonn2016
How Long Will South Africa Survive?: The Looming Crisis by R. W. Johnson2016
In Enemy Hands: South Africa’s POWs in World War II by Karen Horn2016
Jan Smuts: Unafraid of Greatness by Richard Steyn2016
Leading for Change: Race, intimacy and leadership on divided university campuses (Routledge Research in Educational Leadership) by Jonathan Jansen2016
Operation Lock and the war on Rhino poaching by John Hanks2016
The Pavement Bookworm by Philani Dladla2016
A Perfect Storm (Antisemitism in South Africa 1930 - 1948) by Milton Shain2016
The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa by Maggie Messitt2016
Run, Racist, Run by Eusebius McKaiser2016
The Secret Society: Cecil John Rhodes's Plan for a New World Order by Robin Brown2016
We have now begun our descent: How to Stop South Africa losing its way by Justice Malala2016
What if there were no whites in South Africa? by Ferial Haffajee2016
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah2017
Broke and Broken: The shameful legacy of gold mining in South Africa by Lucas Ledwaba2017
Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa's Changing Fortunes by Kevin Bloom2017
Cricket and Conquest: 1795-1914 by Andr Odendaal2017
The Fires Beneath: The Life of Monica Wilson, South African Anthropologist by Sean Morrow2017
Fordsburg Fighter. the Journey of an Mk Volunteer by Amin Cajee2017
Maverick Insider: A Struggle for Union Independence in a Time of National Liberation by Johnny Copelyn2017
My Own Liberator: A Memoir by Dikgang Moseneke2017
Not Without a Fight: The Autobiography by Helen Zille2017
Solidarity Road: The Story of a Trade Union in the Ending of Apartheid by Jan Theron2017
The Sword and the Pen by Allister Sparks2017

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The Alan Paton Award is a South African literary award that been conferred annually since 1989 for meritorious works of non-fiction. Sponsored by the Johannesburg weekly the Sunday Times, recipients represent the cream of contemporary South African writers who produce works that are judged to demonstrate: compassion; elegance of writing; illumination of truthfulness, especially those forms of it which are new, delicate, unfashionable and fly in the face of power; and, intellectual and moral integrity. The award is named for Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country. The award is given in conjunction with The Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Together the two prizes are jointly called The Sunday Times Literary Awards. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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