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  • Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2024/25, The

    Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2024/25, The

    Do you help individuals and families in need of emergency financial help? With details of over 1,800 grant-making charities giving £373 million in funds, this 19th edition of the guide is your...

    • Author: Ross Hardy
    • Publisher: Directory of Social Change
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Price: £125.00

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Childrens List
Joy Dancer, The
Gregory Vuyani Maqoma
Jacana
£7.99
Gregory isn’t keen on soccer, but he loves to dance and jive and feel the energy and rhythm in the music that is all around him.​Dancing brings him joy – and an adventure more dazzling than he...
Kwezi Collectors Edition 5
Loyiso Mkize, Masango Mohale, Beech Clyde​
New Africa Books
£8.99
Kwezi is a 19-year-old boy who discovers he has superpowers. Set against a contemporary backdrop, this series merges urban and African cultural themes in an exciting  story.​​**​There ...
Shudu Finds Her Magic
Shudufhadzo Musida, Chantelle Thorne
Jacana Media
£7.95
Gugu smiled. "My darling child, you are already perfect. You just have to be yourself." She pulled Shudu closer. "Just remember one thing, my child. If you are beautiful inside," she...
Kantiga Finds the Perfect Name
Mabel Mnensa Illustrations by ​Chantelle ​& Burgen Thorne
Jacana Media
£7.95
‘There was once a beautiful little girl with a heart as big as her name, Kantiga. But Kantiga did not like her name.’ Hearing this, her gogo tells her a family tale inspired...
Mpumi and Jabu's Magical Day
Lebohang Masango, Claudine Storbeck​
New Africa Books
£6.99
A story of friendship between a hearing girl and a deaf boy. Learning different modes/languages in order to communicate effectively.​​Do you know that you can learn to spell your name...
The Cheeky Spider ​
Author & Illustrator: ​ Janina Pechova
Print Matters Publishing
£7.99
Cheeky Spider has broken into the Little 5’s House.​​Can the Little 5 get him out before he pops?​
A Pig in a Parachute
Rebecca Tortello
BLUE BANYAN BOOKS
£7.99
Playtime is adventure time with A Pig in a Parachute. The story brings quirky, colourful, and furry animals like silver snakes and lavender lions, twirling, flying and careening from the pages. ...
Charlie the Crocodile And Other Ridiculous Rhymes
Theresa C. Givans
BLUE BANYAN BOOKS
£7.99
Sleepy Crocodiles, yummy Jamaican treats and moon-cows with impeccable table manners, await you in this delightful picture book which features nursery rhymes with a Jamaican twist. Charlie the...
Yum Yum Yummy!
Theresa C. Givans
BLUE BANYAN BOOKS
£7.99
With, colourful, tangy and tasty Caribbean fruits, like sweet sops and star apples, that are oh so juicy and sooo yum, yum, yummy, this wonderful picture book is full of rhythm, rhyme and lots of...
B is for Breadfruit
Staysean Daley
BLUE BANYAN BOOKS
£5.99
B is for Breadfruit is a charming, colourful, vibrant set of alphabet flashcards that bring more than a fun way to learn the ABCs. Along with the alphabet, budding readers are introduced to...

History
A Brief History of South Africa
John Pampallis and Maryke Bailey​
Jacana Media
£18.95
A Brief History of South Africa is an introduction to South African history from the earliest times to the Mandela Presidency. Using both a narrative chronology and thematic chapters,...
Primo Levi
Matteo Mastragostino
Between the Lines
£12.99
“It’s a pretty long story,” Primo Levi tells a classroom of children, “so I’ll try to make it simple.”​​Translated from the original Italian, this hauntingly...
The President's Keepers
Jacques Pauw
NB GROUP
£14.95
Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the...
A to Z of SA Politics 3rd Ed
Kashiefa Ajam, Kevin Ritchie, Lebogang Seale, Janet Smith, Thabiso Thakali
JACANA
£16.95
Puzzled by the difference between a coalition and confidence-and-supply? Confused about how McKinsey, Trillian and a bunch of corrupt individuals at Eskom fleeced the utility? Don’t know your...
An Unwitting Assassin
Susie Cazenove
BOOKSTORM
£14.95
The intimate and personal story behind the man who tried to kill Verwoerd but didn’t succeed Release scheduled for anniversary of the assassination attempt Follows the success in 2018 of The...
Open Veins of Latin America
Eduardo GALEANO [Foreword by Isabel Allende]
Monthly Review Press
£15.99
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural...
The Boer War Atlas
Chris Ash
Blueweaver
£35.00
This comprehensive military atlas covers every aspect of the Boer War in some 230 full-colour maps, diagrams and detailed ORBATs. Maps covering the conflict on a strategic, operational...
Masked Raiders
Charles van Onselen
Protea Boekhuis
£15.95
For two decades before a railway system linked southern Africa’s principal cities in the mid-1890’s, the world’s richest supplies of diamonds and gold were transported by coach and...
The New Apartheid
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh​
NB Tafelberg
£15.99
South Africa’s story is often presented as a triumph of new over old, but ​while formal apartheid was abolished decades ago, stark and distressing ​similarities persist. Dr Sizwe...
The Great Pretenders
Ebrahim Harvey
Jacana Media
£19.95
Ebrahim Harvey delivers a stinging critique of the ANC. This must-read analysis reveals the failure of the ANC to roll back the race and class divide.​​Harvey argues that a series of events...
Whites and Democracy in South Africa
Roger Southall​
James Currey
£65.00
How did the last white minority in Africa give way to majority rule,  the arrival of democracy and new and different modes of transition from "settlers" to "citizens".​How have whites...
Sardinia
Susanna Hoe
Holo Books
£20.00
This book explores Sardinia through the island’s women. Sardinia has been inhabited for longer than many European countries; of its earlier peoples, the best-known are the pre-historic...

Political Science
Israel’s War on Gaza
Gilbert Achcar
Resistance Books
£6.00
Israel has seized the opportunity of Hamas's operation on 7 October 2023 to devastate Gaza, reducing it to rubble, massacring a huge number of its inhabitants and forcing the rest to...
Bund, The
Sharon Rudahl and Paul Buhle
Between the Lines
£22.50
Told in an engaging graphic novel format, The Bund explains the oppressive origins of Jewish resistance in Ukraine, Poland, and the "Pale of Settlement" in Tsarist Russia. Jewish people...
Making sense of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Paul Le Blanc
Resistance Books
£6.00
The Russia’s war on Ukraine is devastating the country and reshaping politics around the world.​The invasion is a major factor in fragmenting left-wing forces. In this small book, Paul Le Blanc...
A New Global Geometry?
Greg Albo
The Merlin Press
£20.00
In October 2022, President Joe Biden launched the United States’ new National Security Strategy, which warned that the world was at an ‘inflection point’, in which the ‘post-Cold War era is...
Worlds Apart?
Adeoye O. Akinola, Jesper Bjarnesen
Jacana
£16.99
Migration has become a central theme in relations between Africa and Europe.​It constitutes a political and diplomatic issue that seems to have imposed itself on a range of policy agendas, from...
Walter Sisulu
Tom Lodge
Jacana
£9.99
This book addresses Walter Sisulu’s political impact on the course of antiapartheid resistance. It focuses mainly on his political personality, but it also explores how his public career shaped his ...
Disability Politics and Theory
A J Withers
Fernwood
£20.95
Disability oppression is not simply about making people disabled by notaccommodating impairment; it is interlocked with capitalism,cisheteropatriarchy, colonialism and racism.​Disability Politics...
Open Veins of Latin America
Eduardo GALEANO [Foreword by Isabel Allende]
Monthly Review Press
£15.99
Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural...
A Brief History of South Africa
John Pampallis and Maryke Bailey​
Jacana Media
£18.95
A Brief History of South Africa is an introduction to South African history from the earliest times to the Mandela Presidency. Using both a narrative chronology and thematic chapters,...
The Great Pretenders
Ebrahim Harvey
Jacana Media
£19.95
Ebrahim Harvey delivers a stinging critique of the ANC. This must-read analysis reveals the failure of the ANC to roll back the race and class divide.​​Harvey argues that a series of events...
Whites and Democracy in South Africa
Roger Southall​
James Currey
£65.00
How did the last white minority in Africa give way to majority rule,  the arrival of democracy and new and different modes of transition from "settlers" to "citizens".​How have whites...
Colombia Inside Out
Richard McColl
Practical Action
£13.95
Colombia is a country in search of an identity, it’s a nation which is too often measured internationally by tabloid headlines, images of protests, violence and a fractured political...
The New Apartheid
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh​
NB Tafelberg
£15.99
South Africa’s story is often presented as a triumph of new over old, but ​while formal apartheid was abolished decades ago, stark and distressing ​similarities persist. Dr Sizwe...
Radical in Diversity
Edited by Amieke Bouma, Cornelia Hildebrandt & Danai Koltsida​
The Merlin Press
£20.00
What is the role of the radical left in Europe?​How can regional groups and parties contribute to a common European left? ​​Scholars and activists explore radical left strategies in 29...
Unsettling Canada
Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson​
Between the Lines
£17.95
This vital second edition features a foreword by award-winning activist ​Naomi Klein and an all-new chapter co-authored by law professor Nicole Schabus and Manuel’s son,...
New Polarizations,​ Old Contradictions: The Crisis of Centrism​
Greg Albo, Leo Panitch & Colin Leys
The Merlin Press
£18.99
The 58th annual volume of the Socialist Register takes up the challenge of exploring how the new polarizations relate to the contradictions that underlie them and how far...
Capitalism’s Deadly Threat
Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis
The Merlin Press
£20.00
transform! 2021 looks at capitalism’s impact on the world ecosystem through global warming and the current pandemic and the concomitant economic crisis, with their effects on...
How to Read Marx's Capital
Michael Heinrich Translated by Alexander Locascio​
Monthly Review Press
£22.50
With the recent revival of Karl Marx's theory, the interest in reading Capital has also increased. But Capital is not an easily understood text. Central concepts such as...
Racism and the Class Struggle
James Boggs
Monthly Review Press
£15.99
“Boggs, a Detroit auto worker and Black man, established his credentials with left-leaning youth when​ his The American Revolution appeared in 1963. His new...
Decolonization and Afro-Feminism
Sylvia Tamale ​
Daraja Press
£25.95
Why do so many Africans believe they cannot break the “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back” cycle?  ​​Six decades after colonial flags were lowered and African countries gained...
A to Z of SA Politics 3rd Ed
Kashiefa Ajam, Kevin Ritchie, Lebogang Seale, Janet Smith, Thabiso Thakali
JACANA
£16.95
Puzzled by the difference between a coalition and confidence-and-supply? Confused about how McKinsey, Trillian and a bunch of corrupt individuals at Eskom fleeced the utility? Don’t know your...

Cookery
Meat
​Annelien Pienaar
NB Human Rousseau
£22.00
Most people enjoy a bit of meat, so the lip­-smacking, finger­-licking deliciousness of Meat is sure to whet  the appetite. ​​This comprehensive guide contains everything...
A Taste of Gaza
Lima Shawa
Rimal Books
£32.00
Food and Traditions from Home​​Lima Shawa celebrates Gazan traditions and cuisine in her new book.​​"Before starting to write about food and traditions of Gaza, my home, I...
My Sweet Life
Faaiza Omar​
NB Human Rousseau
£25.00
Faaiza Omar, a self-taught baker, is passionate about baking all things sweet and has curated her favourite recipes in her debut book, My Sweet Life. Inspired by flavours from Paris to ...
Sizzling amid rustling leaves
Viktor Segal & Joe Vida
Boook Publishing
£25.00
This book is an adventure; a gastro-adventure in the forest, with the treasure at the end consisting of its 55 mouth-watering recipes. The adventure begins with frying pans and pots, and...
Red Hot
Jan Braai
Bookstorm
£14.95
Jan Braai’s definitive braai (barbeque) guide – now available in paperback for the first time – contains phenomenal recipes for beef, chicken, lamb, seafood, pork, ostrich and...
Yum Yum Yummy!
Theresa C. Givans
BLUE BANYAN BOOKS
£7.99
With, colourful, tangy and tasty Caribbean fruits, like sweet sops and star apples, that are oh so juicy and sooo yum, yum, yummy, this wonderful picture book is full of rhythm, rhyme and lots of...

Nature
Dialectics of Ecology, The
John Bellamy Foster
Monthly Review Press
£20.00
Today the fate of the earth as a home for humanity is in question—and yet, contends John Bellamy Foster, the reunification of humanity and the earth remains possible if we are prepared to make...
The Return of Nature
John Bellamy Foster
Monthly Review Press
£20.00
A review of the long history of efforts to unite issues of social justice and environmental sustainability that will help us comprehend and counter today’s unprecedented planetary...
Dead Epidemiologists
Rob Wallace
Monthly Review Press
£14.99
The COVID-19 pandemic shocked the world. It shouldn’t have. Since this century’s turn, epidemiologists have warned of new infectious diseases. Indeed, SARS, MERS,...