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Voices of resilience : a living history of the Kenneth Gardens municipal housing estate in Durban

Author: Monique Marks; Kira Erwin; Tamlynn Fleetwood; Cedric Nunn
Publisher: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kenneth Gardens is Durban's largest low-income municipal housing estate. Initially built for `poor whites', Kenneth Gardens today is arguably one of the most socially diverse living spaces in the city. While the estate is significant in terms of its size, history and social make-up, very little has been written about it. This book provides a history of Kenneth Gardens through the oral history stories of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Marks; Kira Erwin; Tamlynn Fleetwood; Cedric Nunn
ISBN: 9781869143985 1869143981
OCLC Number: 1048457459
Description: xi, 319 pages ; color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Introduction, Context and Methodology --
Part 2. Kenneth Oral Histories --
Part 3. Kenneth Gardens Photo Essay --
Part 4. Conclusions --
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Responsibility: Monique Marks, Kira Erwin and Tamlynn Fleetwood ; with a photo essay by Cedric Nunn.

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Provides a history of Durban's largest low-income municipal housing estate through the oral history stories of its residents. The authors invite readers to dwell in the everyday lives and memories of  Read more...

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