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Alexandra, I Love You. A Record of Seventy Years

by Swift, Jon (text), with Vicky Alhadeff, Alf Kumalo and others (photographers)

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0620072342
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9780620072342
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(Johannesburg: Alexandra Liaison Committee, 1983) 0620072342. 4to; original red boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 93 + (ii); numerous, largely monochrome, photographs. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Alexandra Township lies to the north of Johannesburg between the old Pretoria Main Road and the much newer Eastern Bypass. On the map the area is a rectangle comprising twenty two avenues in parallel grid formation. From the air, the mainly dirt roads are not as neat as the map suggests but the uniformity comes from the monochrome pattern of matchbox dwellings, covering almost two square kilometres of rough, undulating ground. The biggest surprise of all is the situation of Alexandra. It is one of the few black townships to be completely hemmed in by white suburbs. ... There are few community facilities. A recent count revealed 49 churches, one clinic, one cinema, two beerhalls, two discos, three soccer fields and four tennis courts. Mere statistics give little idea of a community. After seventy years Alexandra has a history of survival and achievements and a unique group identity. What follows in this book is an attempt to capture in words and pictures something of the grief and glory that was and is Alexandra Township." .

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Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
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Title
Alexandra, I Love You. A Record of Seventy Years
Author
Swift, Jon (text), with Vicky Alhadeff, Alf Kumalo and others (photographers)
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0620072342
ISBN 13
9780620072342
Publisher
(Johannesburg: Alexandra Liaison Committee, 1983) 0620072342
Place of Publication
Braamfontein
This edition first published
1983
Keywords
Townships. Group Areas Act. Gauteng. Apartheid Photography
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