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Load Shedding: Writing on and Over the Edge of South Africa

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A collection of non-fiction stories and essays from South African authors, journalists and commentators covering diverse subjects such as corruption in the countryside, sexual abuse, Zuluness in time of Zuma, and ethnic panic, these personal accounts shed new light on our contemporary South African world.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Jonathan Ball Publishers
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Arja Salafranca
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Toward the end of 2007, editors Liz McGregor and Sarah Nuttall, under the auspices of Wiser at Wits, brought out At Risk, a collection of essays which portrayed life in South Africa. I wrote then that we needed more books of this kind: essays by a variety of writers which shine a light on facets of the past and issues of the present. I’m delighted that this second volume, Load Shedding, showcases the same depth and quality of writing, again by a range of writers.

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Feb 10, 2010 rated it liked it
An incredibly dark but fascinating look into the everyday lives of certain academics and cultural commentators in contemporary South Africa. The lens is unfortunately rather narrow, though.
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