Friday, 29 July 2011

The People's City: African Life in Twentieth Century Durban

edited by Paul Maylam & Iain Edwards

A lively collection of essays on all aspects of African life in the city of Durban during the twentieth century, including everything from crowds and violence to beer brewing, rickshaw pulling, and black popular music. Case histories of three particular African locations complement more familiar studies of workers and trade union organization, and political history. A marvelous photographic essay of historical Durban is included.

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