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Growing Up in the New South Africa: Childhood and Adolescence in Post-Apartheid Cape Town Book Launch

05 May 2010
19:00 - 00:00

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05 May 2010

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Growing up in the new South Africa follows the lives of a diverse group of children living in the Fish Hoek, Ocean View and Masiphumelele areas of Cape Town. Despite 16 years of democracy, apartheid still echoes in the continuing relationship between race, neighbourhood and class. Issues, of schooling, violence, sexuality, family life, culture, poverty, race, class, integration and various other social issues are discussed in the book as they relate to young people growing up in a post-apartheid society.

The book is based on rich ethnographic research in the Fish Hoek Valley area of Cape Town. It is a must read for everyone interested in the well-being of young South Africans and the social realities of post-apartheid South Africa.

Refreshments will be served. All welcome.

Please RSVP to: or tel: (021) 4668002


Cape Town: Wordsworth Longbeach Mall, Corner of Buller Louw Drive and Sunnydale Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town