AFRICAN STUDIES 2015 PENGUIN PUBLISHING GROUP u denotes new or forthcoming title
An Account of Confinement and
Interrogation Under the South African
90-Day Detention Law
Introduction by Angela Y. Davis
An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the
apartheid system, 117 Days presents the chronicle of journalist First’s isolation and abuse at
the hands of South African interrogators. Upon
her arrest in 1963, she was detained in solitary
confinement, under South Africa’s ninety-day
detention law. Thus began a war of nerves
between First and her Special Branch captors.
“[Ruth First’s] life, and her death, remains a beacon to all who love liberty.”—Nelson Mandela.
Penguin Classics • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-310574-9 • $14.00
THE MEANS OF REPRODUCTION
Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
Goldberg exposes the global war on women’s
reproductive rights and its disastrous and unreported consequences for the future of global
development. “What this book demonstrates
convincingly is that there can be no economic
progress in any country that denies women
basic human rights.”—Susan Jacoby, author of
The Age of American Unreason.
Penguin • 272 pp. • 978-0-14-311688-2 • $17.00
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
War and Democracy in the Age of Empire
“A rare and exciting work of synthesis.”—
Booklist (starred review). “[The authors] attempt to
outline a comprehensive theory bringing the
state, democracy and the power of capital
together to redefine the terms under which
they operate.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
Penguin • 448 pp. • 978-0-14-303559-6 • $18.00
SHADES OF DIFFERENCE: Mac Maharaj
and the Struggle for South Africa
Foreword by Nelson Mandela
The inside story of South Africa’s anti-apartheid
movement, told through the experiences of its
unsung hero. “Exactly what O’Malley set out to
achieve: ‘a portrait of Mac and of South Africa.’ It is a
striking success.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Penguin • 672 pp. • 978-0-14-023224-0 • $18.00
CONFESSIONS OF AN
ECONOMIC HIT MAN
“Astonishing.”—Boston Herald. “Here are the
real-life details—nasty, manipulative, plain
evil—of international corporate skullduggery
spun into a tale rivaling the darkest espionage
thriller.”—Greg Palast, author of The Best
Democracy Money Can Buy.
Plume • 336 pp. • 978-0-452-28708-2 • $17.00
Also available: The Secret History of the American Empire
u BEYOND WAR: Reimagining America’s
Role and Ambitions in a New Middle East
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner presents an
incisive look at the calamitous privatization of
the war on terror, arguing that the United
States should scale back ambitions, focusing on
economics and working with Muslim moderates. “[Rohde] expose(s) the deep contradiction
between Washington’s long experiment in
slashing the civilian instruments of American
power and its post-9/11 attempt to use those
same instruments to remake the greater Middle East.”—The New York Times.
Penguin • 240 pp. • 978-0-14-312511-2 • $16.00
EVERY DROP FOR SALE
Our Desperate Battle Over Water
in a World About to Run Out
New Preface by the Author
“Rothfeder argues that water, not oil, is the fluid
whose scarcity will dominate the twenty-first cen-tury...[ This book] may finally give this issue the visibility it needs.”—Booklist.
Tarcher • 224 pp. • 978-1-58542-367-5 • $14.95
Libya in the Time of Revolution
“An epic account of the revolution that swept
Muammar Gaddafi from power. Written by one of
the finest war correspondents of our time, this is a
must-read first draft of history.”—Jon Lee Anderson. “A passionate but measured account of why
the battle for Libya happened, how it played out
and what may be yet to come.”—Financial Times.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-312360-6 • $17.00
SEASON OF BLOOD
A Rwandan Journey
“Captivating...lucid...and very disturbing. There
are passages rich and ironic enough to recall
the African travel writing of Graham Greene.”—
Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-024760-2 • $15.00
Or well Prize
THE UNFINISHED GLOBAL
The Road to International Cooperation
“Rich in both analysis and recommendations,
Mark Malloch-Brown deploys his enormous talent and shrewd understanding of the forces that
are shaping our world to argue for stronger, more
inclusive global institutions. Drawing from a
wealth of personal experience on the frontlines
of world affairs, Mark’s book is authentic, compelling and immensely enjoyable. His message
should resonate in national and international discourse for years to come.”—Kofi Annan.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-312083-4 • $16.00
u THE WAY OF THE KNIFE
The CIA, a Secret Army, and a
War at the Ends of the Earth
A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting
account of the CIA’s transformation after 9/11
and the new American way of war. “Superb….
The best account yet.”— The New York Times.
“[A] deeply reported and crisply written
account….Recounts the important shifts in the
architecture of the U.S. military and intelligence
communities.”—The Washington Post.
Penguin • 400 pp. • 978-0-14-312501-3 • $17.00
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