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Imonti modern : picturing the life & times of a South African location

Author: Leslie John Bank; Mxolisi K Qebeyi; Mark Paterson
Publisher: Cape Town : BestRed, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Describes how a black urban world within a white city, a ghetto, became mobilised culturally, socially and politically to lay claim to the city as a whole, demanding full citizenship and equal rights for residents, before they were cast aside."--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie John Bank; Mxolisi K Qebeyi; Mark Paterson
ISBN: 9781928246237 1928246230
OCLC Number: 1025316986
Description: x, 238 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : East London's hidden history --
From location life to forced removal --
African nationalism and resistance --
Locations & ghettos in comparative perspective --
East Bank, West Bank : social life and cultural connections --
The destruction of a community and the aftermath of land restitution.
Responsibility: Leslie J. Bank, Mxolisi K. Qebeyi ; edited by Mark Paterson.

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Recounts a previously untold narrative of East London's Coloured and African locations after the Second World War and before these communities were ripped apart in the early 1960s by apartheid-era  Read more...

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