By the Book

11 February 2013

 Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge bookMedicine and the Politics of Knowledge, edited by UCT's Dr Susan Levine, is an ethnographic collection that critically examines South Africa in the context of science, medicine, tradition, and the politics of knowledge. It provides key insights about South Africa in the context of global debates about science and medicine, which help us to understand this particular area of the history of South Africa.

The Idea of the ANC bookThe Idea of the ANC explores how leaders and intellectuals of the African National Congress interpret the historical venture of their movement. The author, Professor Anthony Butler of UCT's Department of Political Studies, explores how the notions of power, unity and human liberation have shaped South African politics in the past, and how they will inform ANC leaders' responses to challenges of the future.

Book by Michael KewRandolph Vigne illustrates the journey of Thomas Pringle's life (1789-1834) in this biography, titled Thomas Pringle: South African Pioneer, Poet and Abolitionist. He documents Pringle's quest for the democratic rights of the Cape Colony Settlers, and his contribution to initiating a free press by launching a literary journal and co-editing the Cape's first independent newspaper.*

*Published by UCT Press

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