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The Cold Choice. Pictures of a South African reality

The Cold Choice. Pictures of a South African reality

The Cold Choice. Pictures of a South African reality
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The Cold Choice. Pictures of a South African reality

by Robertson, Struan

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0864861710
ISBN 13
9780864861719
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(Cape Town: David Philip, 1991) 0864861710. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 123 + (iv); photographs; map. Boards very slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name on front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "The Cold Choice is the record of four years' travelling with Operation Hunger teams around South Africa. The flip side of the glossy tourist-view of the country, this book shows South Africa as it is experienced by the majority of its people: a succession of tumbledown relocation camps and overcrowded townships with bad roads, no sewerage, minimal water reticulation and no street lighting. Yet, in this depressing squalor, Struan Robertson found something more rewarding than breathtaking tourist views. 'When I began this project I expected to record suffering and injustice. There was, indeed, plenty of both but what struck me most was the resilience of the human spirit. Even in the worst relocation camps such as Tentergate or Padstowe I found people who not only managed to survive but to find hope and meaning in their lives. I was humbled by them. They shamed my trivial discontents by their stoicism and humanity'. " .

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Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Cold Choice. Pictures of a South African reality
Author
Robertson, Struan
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0864861710
ISBN 13
9780864861719
Publisher
(Cape Town: David Philip, 1991) 0864861710
Place of Publication
South Africa
This edition first published
1991-12
Keywords
Shantytowns. Squatter Camps. South Africa. Urbanisation. Photobooks. Apartheid Photography
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