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Steering by the Stars: Being Young in South Africa

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Sixteen teenagers grew up in New Crossroads, Cape Town, in the 1990s. A decade later, they find themselves in markedly different circumstances. Bulelwa, for instance, has a successful career in town and Bulelani is completing a tertiary education. But Phalo has been killed in a gang fight. What has made the difference?

As someone who herself rose above grave beginnings to a
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Tafelberg
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Mamphela Ramphele is a leading South African academic, businesswoman, medical doctor and former anti-apartheid activist. She is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko Foundations and Founder of the Citizens Movement.

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