210pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012.
A series of interviews conducted with mineworkers involved in the Lonmin strike, as well as with wives and children of the 44 victims killed by the police on 16 August 2012. The book also includes a narrative of the strike and the massacre and an analysis of the massacre's political significance by Peter Alexander.
"The book is an attempt to provide a bottom-up account of the Marikana story, to correct an imbalance in many official and media accounts that privilege the viewpoints of governments and business, at the expense of workers." Jane Duncan, Highway African Chair of Media and Information Society, Rhodes University