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Bill Nasson

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Bill Nasson is one of South Africa's leading historians and is presently a distinguished professor of history at the University of Stellenbosch. Previously, he was a history scholar at the University of Cape Town for more than two decades, where he was head of the Department of History.

A historian of modern South Africa who specialises in the history of war, Nasson has also published widely in other fields, including education, politics and oral history. The War for South Africa (2010), which was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Non-Fiction Award.

Nasson has held visiting fellowships at the University of Cambridge, the Australian National University, Yale University, the University of Illinois, the University of Kent, and Trinity College, Dublin University. 

Books by Nasson include:

 Abraham Esau’s War (1991)
The War for South Africa (2010)
South Africa at War 1939-1945 (2012)
The War at Home (2013)
World War One and the People of South Africa (2014)

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