BORN WHITE, ZULU BRED, memoir of a third world child

: Alcock (GG.)

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284pp., map, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2023


First published as Third World Child.

Reprint of GG Alcock's autobiography, in which he writes about growing up in rural Zululand in the 1970s and 1980s, and how this affected him as an adult.

GG Alcock's parents, Neil and Creina, lived in Msinga in rural Zululand, and worked among the Mchunu and Mthembu tribes, assisting those displaced by the apartheid government's policy of forced removals. When he was fourteen his father was killed by warring tribesmen.

"I say this is a fascinating book, perhaps even as landmark - the first report from the next South Africa." Rian Malan, author of My Traitor's Heart, which contains a chapter about the Alcocks of Msinga.

GG Alcock is the author of Kasinomics, African informal economies and the people who inhabit them and Kasinomic Revolution, the rise of African informal economies.. He founded the advisory service, Kasinomics, in 2018.