CHILDREN OF A BITTER HARVEST, child labour in the Cape winelands

: Levine (S.) textr & Emerick (J.) illus.

R 195.00
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132pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013


A collection of interconnected stories that document moments in the lives of children who worked in South Africa's wine industry between 1996 and 2010.

"The wine we drink is not innocent. Susan Levine's searing account of child labour in the beautiful valleys of the Cape reminds us of how work, exploitation and survival are wound together in children's lives, both historically and in the present. Her 'flash ethnographies' weave a complex yet easily accessible account of how race and class shape children's worlds and possibilities." Fiona Ross, Professor of Anthropology, University of Cape Town

Susan Levine is a senior lecturer in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town.