197 pp., maps, paperback, Basel, 2011
Introduction by Michael Bollig.
Inge Tvedten analyses the coping strategies of the poorest inhabitants in four shantytowns in Oshakati in northern Namibia.
"This book not only offers a detailed and well grounded account of the origins and contemporary faces of urban African poverty and marginality: it provides a theoretical and meaningful framework through which to view the actors, their fates, their ideas and their activities in great detail. As such, the book succeeds in restoring some of their dignity." Michael Bollig, University of Cologne
Anthropologist Inge Tvedten is senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway.