MURDER AT SMALL KOPPIE, the real story of the Marikana massacre

: Marinovich (G.)

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267pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016

 

Photojournalist and filmmaker Greg Marinovich's investigation of the killing of 34 miners by police at Marikana in August 2012.

"Evocative, compelling and provocative. Marinovich's book on this defining moment of South African history provides an immense contribution to our understanding and undoubtedly will be referenced for many years to come." Rehad Desai, director of Miners Shot Down

'When the Daily Maverick's Greg Marinovich was interviewed about his stories on the massacre, he was asked what advice he would give to journalists to improve their reporting, and his response was simply to '...go take people's stories'. If journalists are to rise to the task of reflecting accurately the most troubled period in South Africa's post-apartheid history, then journalists should take the advice seriously. If they do not, they will continue to fail South Africa." Jane Duncan, Rhodes University

Pulitzer Prize winner Greg Marinovich was a member of the Bang-Bang Club and co-author of The Bang-Bang Club: snapshots of a hidden war. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/2014 and teaches visual journalism at Boston University's journalism school and the Harvard summer school.