Life and Soul

Life and Soul

This exquisite book by award-winning photographer Karina Turok presents a series of portraits of inspirational and iconic South African women

Author: Margie Orford

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 1770130438

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 717

This exquisite book by award-winning photographer Karina Turok presents a series of portraits of inspirational and iconic South African women
Categories: Photography

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

Author: Han Lans

Publisher: Kwela Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026126818

Category: Social Science

Page: 131

View: 585

Twelve children from South Africa tell their life stories through pictures and narrative excerpts, showing their similarites despite social and economic diversity.
Categories: Social Science

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa

The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station.

Author: Daniel Magaziner

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821445907

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 223

From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station. It is the story of a community that made its way through the travails of white supremacist South Africa and demonstrates how the art students and teachers made together became the art of their lives. Daniel Magaziner radically reframes apartheid-era South African history. Against the dominant narrative of apartheid oppression and black resistance, as well as recent scholarship that explores violence, criminality, and the hopeless entanglements of the apartheid state, this book focuses instead on a small group’s efforts to fashion more fulfilling lives for its members and their community through the ironic medium of the apartheid-era school. There is no book like this in South African historiography. Lushly illustrated and poetically written, it gives us fully formed lives that offer remarkable insights into the now clichéd experience of black life under segregation and apartheid.
Categories: History

Camp Life and Sport in South Africa

Camp Life and Sport in South Africa

The Dutch “ Boers , ” who inhabit it , are an uncouth race , living a patriarchal life
in the midst of their flocks , and seldom making their appearance in the
settlements ... 107 huts , men , women , 106 CAMP LIFE AND SPORT IN SOUTH
AFRICA .

Author: Thomas J. Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066602636

Category: South Africa

Page: 290

View: 695

Categories: South Africa

The Mission

The Mission

Many of the stories are accompanied by pictures and photographs. The German edition lacks some of the detail of the full version in English; notably names of people and descriptions of places.

Author: Denis Goldberg

Publisher: Ste Pub

ISBN: 192022243X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

View: 347

Accompanying DVD-ROM contains ."..the original text from which the text of the English edition of the book is drawn, from which in turn the German edition has been drawn; ... a number of short stories, anecdotes speeches and articles that can stand alone that are included on the DVD but not in the book for reasons of length and wanting to maintain a story line. Many of the stories are accompanied by pictures and photographs. The German edition lacks some of the detail of the full version in English; notably names of people and descriptions of places. Since I have also done many video interviews, about two hours of audio-visual material has been included because that is another way of telling some of the stories of my life. Additional biographies have been included courtesy of my comrade Archie Sibeko."--DVD-ROM
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

John Blessington s Enemy

John Blessington s Enemy

Author: Edwin Harcourt Burrage

Publisher: Gale and the British Library

ISBN: 1535806184

Category: Afrikaners

Page: 96

View: 370

Categories: Afrikaners

Native Life in South Africa

Native Life in South Africa

Author: Sol T. Plaatje

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406831559

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 544

A work of impassioned political propaganda, exposing the plight of black South Africans under the whites-only government'
Categories: History

Memorializing the Past

Memorializing the Past

This work is a meditation on the shaping of time and its impact on living with and understanding atrocity in South Africa in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Author: Heidi Grunebaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351506106

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

View: 112

This work is a meditation on the shaping of time and its impact on living with and understanding atrocity in South Africa in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It is an examination of the ways that the institutionalization of memory has managed perceptions of time and transition, of events and happenings, of sense and emotion, of violence and recovery, of the past and the new. Through this process a public language of memory has been carved into collective modes of meaning. It is a language that seems deprived of the hopes, dreams, and possibilities for the promise of a just and redemptive future it once nurtured.Truth commissions are profoundly implicated in the social politics of memorialization. Memory, as a conceptual, historical, and experiential discourse about the past, relates to the ways in which cruelty is integrated into societal understandings, which include cognitive and philosophic frameworks and constructions of social meaning. The politics of historical truth, of memory and of justice, play out in unintended ways. There is not only the ongoing struggle for survivors of state terror, but also the ways that the everyday shapings of silences, the emptiness of reconciliation and the fracturing of hope remain embedded in political life.
Categories: Political Science

Moving in Time

Moving in Time

This book contains a selection of photographs by leading South African photographers that captures the spirit of the country in this new era.

Author: George Hallett

Publisher: University of Natal Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119817067

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 661

South Africa has lived through ten years of democracy. It has been an exciting and challenging decade, one of the most significant in the country's history. This book contains a selection of photographs by leading South African photographers that captures the spirit of the country in this new era. The results are not only positive; the photographs also reflect poverty, unemployment, crime, and the ravages of HIV/AIDS. Overwhelmingly, though, they depict a vibrant society that has turned diversity into an asset.
Categories: History

The Laziness Myth

The Laziness Myth

In contexts as diverse as rapping in a library, manufacturing leather shoes, weed-whacking neighbors' yards, negotiating marriage plans, and sharing water taps, the people described in this book will stimulate discussion on creative ...

Author: Christine Jeske

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501752537

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 843

When people cannot find good work, can they still find good lives? By investigating this question in the context of South Africa, where only 43 percent of adults are employed, Christine Jeske invites readers to examine their own assumptions about how work and the good life do or do not coincide. The Laziness Myth challenges the widespread premise that hard work determines success by tracing the titular "laziness myth," a persistent narrative that disguises the systems and structures that produce inequalities while blaming unemployment and other social ills on the so-called laziness of particular class, racial, and ethnic groups. Jeske offers evidence of the laziness myth's harsh consequences, as well as insights into how to challenge it with other South African narratives of a good life. In contexts as diverse as rapping in a library, manufacturing leather shoes, weed-whacking neighbors' yards, negotiating marriage plans, and sharing water taps, the people described in this book will stimulate discussion on creative possibilities for seeking the good life in and out of employment, in South Africa and elsewhere.
Categories: Political Science

British Rule in South Africa

British Rule in South Africa

Jackson ( T . ) Recollections of My Own Life and Times . . By THOMAS JACKSON
. ... Maxwell ( Lady ) . The Life of Darcy Lady Maxwell . By the Rev . ... The Story of
his Life and Labours in South Africa . By the Rev . WILLIAM MOISTER . Çrown ...

Author: William Clifford Holden

Publisher: London : Published for the author at the Wesleyan Conference Office

ISBN: OXFORD:N10591607

Category: Zulu (African people)

Page: 218

View: 537

Categories: Zulu (African people)

My Life Growing Up White During Apartheid in South Africa

My Life Growing Up White During Apartheid in South Africa

This book is a short collection of memories about being white and living in South Africa during Apartheid. I wrote this book for the reader to easily understand what it was like to live in this environment.

Author: Philip Hummel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1456718002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 974

This book is a short collection of memories about being white and living in South Africa during Apartheid. I wrote this book for the reader to easily understand what it was like to live in this environment. It is not a history lesson, but some personal experiences that I went through living in South Africa at the time. Living through apartheid I never even realized that it even existed, because we were brought up to believe that it was normal. Life was paradise for me and hell for others! Many of us did not know or care, and even if we did try to change the system, it would have resulted in prison or death. We believed that changing apartheid would have caused the country to fall into the hands of the communists, and many white people were fearful that black rule would have destroyed South Africa and their lives. The other side of the coin is that I can't comprehend what the lives of most blacks was like, which was excruciatingly difficult, something that I didn't personally experience. Our history books never taught us anything good about blacks. I can't remember ever learning anything positive that blacks did. What I did learn was that they were lazy, uneducated, dangerous, and drank a lot. "Stay away from them, and if they bother you call the police." There were serious injustices in South Africa, and many black people suffered under the Apartheid Regime.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Narrating the Everyday

Narrating the Everyday

The chapters in this book reflect on the practice of using narratives to understand individual and social reality. They all reveal dimensions of the same concrete reality: contemporary society of Central South Africa.

Author: Jan K. Coetzee

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928424185

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 206

The chapters in this book reflect on the practice of using narratives to understand individual and social reality. They all reveal dimensions of the same concrete reality: contemporary society of Central South Africa. Except for two, all the chapters originated from research in the program The Narrative Study of Lives, situated in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Each chapter opens a window on an aspect of everyday life in Central South Africa. Each window displays the capacity of the narrative as a methodological tool in qualitative research to open up better understandings of everyday experience. The chapters also reflect on the epistemological journey towards unwrapping and breaking open of meaning. Narratives are one of many tools available to sociologists in their quest to understand and interpret meaning. But, when it comes to deep understanding, narratives are particularly effective in opening up more intricate levels of meaning associated with emotions, feelings, and subjective experiences.
Categories: Social Science

Livingstone s Travels and Researches in South Africa

Livingstone s Travels and Researches in South Africa

Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a
Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to ... six months in tho Lorth , enduring all
the hardships of that trying mode of life , with little else but meat of game to
subsist on ...

Author: David Livingstone

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWX2NX

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 432

View: 466

Categories: Africa, Southern

Education for Life

Education for Life

Author: South Africa. Administration: House of Representatives. Department of Education and Culture. Education Bureau

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:668369288

Category: Colored people (South Africa)

Page: 121

View: 269

Categories: Colored people (South Africa)

Moffies

Moffies

Moffies is an account of gay life in Southern Africa from 1990 to the present.

Author: Bart Luirink

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 0864864426

Category: Gay liberation movement

Page: 152

View: 261

Moffies is an account of gay life in Southern Africa from 1990 to the present. It views the situation in each country of the subcontinent through the eyes of gays and lesbians living there, and tells of the triumphs and trials of homosexuals in Southern Africa during the past decade. It reveals their courageous attempts at coming out and speaking up in a part of the continent where leaders often use homosexuality as a scapegoat for their own political failures and with suspicious persistence promote public homophobia. But it also reveals the more personal struggles of all those gay Southern Africans who face the ambivalent anchorage of their own sexual orientation within the complex African cultural milieu.
Categories: Gay liberation movement