Wits University Press ebooks now available on Cambridge Core
In 2018, ebooks from Wits University Press will be exclusively available to institutions online via Cambridge Core. We are excited that this new agreement, which launched on 1st May 2018, is the first partnership between Cambridge University Press and an African-based university press.
Wits University Press was established in 1922. As the oldest university press in South Africa, it is strategically placed at the crossroads of African and global knowledge production and dissemination. It is highly regarded for the high quality and progressive content of its publications, as well as it’s increasingly broadening author base, including researchers from across Africa.
Wits University Press’s ebook titles will be hosted alongside our own content and that of other Partner Publishers on Cambridge Core, expanding our existing lists in art and heritage, popular science, history and politics, biography, literary studies and women’s writing. All the books published on Cambridge Core are available through a number of flexible purchase options for institutions, including via collections, Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) and librarian self-service.
Wits University Press is excited about partnering with Cambridge Core, stating that it is “confident that this partnership will ensure wide electronic distribution of our titles into scholarly institutions throughout Southern Africa”.
Jack Macdonald, Sales Development Director at Cambridge University Press, is enthusiastic about the benefits for both university presses:
“The addition of Wits University Press ebooks to Cambridge Core, and our making them available online for institutions for the first time, is an exciting moment for both parties involved. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer South Africa’s oldest university press’ well-known, high-quality list alongside our own on Cambridge Core.”
Initially in 2018, 83 of Wits University Press’s titles available on Cambridge Core, including:
- Fees Must Fall: Student Revolt, Decolonisation and Governance in South Africa, edited by Susan Booysen
- Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa, edited by Janet Remmington, Brian Willan and Bhekizizwe Peterson
- Thinking Freedom in Africa: Toward a Theory of Emancipatory Politics, by Michael Neocosmos
- Regarding Muslims: From Slavery to Post-Apartheid, by Gabeba Baderoon
- The First Ethiopians: The Image of Africa and Africans in the Early Mediterranean World, by Malvern Wyk Smith
- Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication: A South African Perspective, edited by Russell Kaschula, Pamela Maseko and H. Ekkehard Wolff
For more detail on the titles available, please visit Wits University Press on Cambridge Core.