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Children of a bitter harvest

Children of a bitter harvest

Publisher : HSRC Press
SKU: 9780992208516
R 195,00
R 165,75
The stories in Children of a Bitter Harvest document moments in the lives of children who worked in the heart of South Africa's wine industry between 1996 and 2010, as framed by the uprisings on farms at the start of 2013.
The stories in Children of a Bitter Harvest document moments in the lives of children who worked in the heart of South Africa's wine industry between 1996 and 2010, as framed by the uprisings on farms at the start of 2013. The book is made up of over 100 interconnected flashes, or fragments of stories, taken from the lives of farm workers, farmers, child workers, human rights lawyers, and ordinary people affected by the agricultural industry in the Western Cape. The children in the book are no longer children; they are young adults in a new South Africa that offers them certain freedoms to overcome the shackles of race and class domination. However, without the kind of radical economic and social restructuring that would make this possible, all of the children represented in the book remain extremely poor adults. The author documents how, for these children, their child labour of the 1990s inevitably gave way to adult labour and powerfully demonstrates that the breath between childhood and adulthood is as tender as it is tenuous. We are a nation that has managed to end the brutality of apartheid, but we are a nation that has yet to replace brutality itself.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780992208516
Publisher HSRC Press
Contributor By (author) Susan Levine
Publication Date 2013-09-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 215000
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The stories in Children of a Bitter Harvest document moments in the lives of children who worked in the heart of South Africa's wine industry between 1996 and 2010, as framed by the uprisings on farms at the start of 2013. The book is made up of over 100 interconnected flashes, or fragments of stories, taken from the lives of farm workers, farmers, child workers, human rights lawyers, and ordinary people affected by the agricultural industry in the Western Cape. The children in the book are no longer children; they are young adults in a new South Africa that offers them certain freedoms to overcome the shackles of race and class domination. However, without the kind of radical economic and social restructuring that would make this possible, all of the children represented in the book remain extremely poor adults. The author documents how, for these children, their child labour of the 1990s inevitably gave way to adult labour and powerfully demonstrates that the breath between childhood and adulthood is as tender as it is tenuous. We are a nation that has managed to end the brutality of apartheid, but we are a nation that has yet to replace brutality itself.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780992208516
Publisher HSRC Press
Contributor By (author) Susan Levine
Publication Date 2013-09-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 215000
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