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Sanctuary free pdf A magisterial and masterful addition to the tradition of South African narrative non-fiction, Christa Kuljian's Sanctuary offers a welcome woman's voice in a genre distinguished by Jonny Steinberg, Antony Altbeker and Anton Harber. After years of sporadic media attention and posturing by politicians, Kuljian has made it her business to find out exactly what has been going on at the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg, where the Church acts as a gateway to the city - an Ellis Island for South Africa, the place where many migrants first go to get their bearings. How did a place of worship turn into a shelter for thousands of refugees? Where did they come from? Why are they still there? Seeking to answer such questions, Kuljian fluently combines many elements: interviews with members of the refugee community and residents of the Church, and key figures like Bishop Paul Verryn, who has often been at the centre of the storm- historical material on the church and its role in the city since the early years- and an understanding of urban dynamics, migrancy, and South African and southern African politics. The result is a complex, open-eyed book that grapples with some of South Africa's most urgent social problems as they are refracted through one appalling, frustrating, inspiring place.

About Christa Kuljian

Christa Kuljian is a freelance writer based in Johannesburg, who holds a BA from Harvard and a Master's in International Development and Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. Kuljian completed her Master's in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007, focusing on narrative non-fiction. In 2010, she was awarded the Ruth First Fellowship at Wits Journalism and gave the Ruth First Memorial Lecture on the refugee crisis at the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, which led to her writing Sanctuary. Christa's writing has appeared in South African publications including City Press, New Contrast, Botsotso, Words etc., Digest of South African Architecture and The Weekender, amongst others. Originally from Boston, Christa had a previous career in development, civil society and human rights. In the 1980s, her employers included the South African Council of Churches and Senator Edward Kennedy. She was the Director of the C.S. Mott Foundation in South Africa from 1992-2003.

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Author : Christa Kuljian
Publisher : Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Data Published : 01 February 2013
ISBN : 1431404764
EAN : 9781431404766
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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