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No Land! No House! No Vote! free pdf Many outside South Africa imagine that after Mandela was freed and the ANC won free elections all was well. But the last two decades have led to increased poverty and inequality. Although a few black South Africans have become wealthy, for many the struggle against apartheid never ended because the ethos of apartheid continues to live. Early in 2007 hundreds of families living in shacks in Cape Town were moved into houses they had been waiting for since the end of apartheid. But soon they were told that the move had been illegal and they were kicked out of their new homes. They built shacks next to the road opposite the housing project and hundreds organised themselves into the Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign, vowing to stay on the road until the government gave them permanent housing. This anthology is both testimony and poetry. There are stories of justice miscarried, of violence domestic and public, of bigotry and xenophobia. But amid the horror there is beauty: relationships between aunties, husbands, wives and children- daughters named Hope and Symphony. This book is a means to dignity, a way for the poor to reflect and be reflected. It is testimony that there's thinking in the shacks, that there are humans who dialogue, theorise and fight to bring about change.

About Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers

Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers are shack-dwelling families in Cape Town who were moved into houses but soon afterwards evicted again. They organized the Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign and write about their experiences and their struggle for justice.

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Author : Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers
Publisher : Pambazuka Press
Data Published : 30 March 2011
ISBN : 1906387842
EAN : 9781906387846
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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