PRICKLY PEAR, the social history of a plant in the Eastern Cape

: Beinart (W.) & Wotshela (L.)

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268 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011.

 

William Beinart and Luvuyo Wotshela discuss the significance of the prickly pear, a wild plant from Mexico and a scourge to commercial cattle farmers, as an income for impoverished rural and small town communities in the Eastern Cape, especially women.

William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race and Director of Graduate Studies at the African Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford University.
Luvuyo Wotshela is an academic at the University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape.