The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The Hidden History of South Africa’s Book and Reading Cultures by Archie L. Dick
This book shows how the common practice of reading can illuminate the social and political history of a culture. This groundbreaking study reveals resistance strategies in the reading practices of South Africa – strategies that have been hidden until now for political reasons relating to the country’s liberation struggles.
By looking to records from a slave lodge, women’s associations, army education units, universities and political groups, Archie L Dick exposes the key works of fiction and non-fiction, magazines and newspapers that were read and discussed by political activists and prisoners.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/876027876
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Tukkiana (TUK) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.