Outcast Cape Town

: Western (J.)

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xvi + 372pp, illus., maps, ownership signature on f.f.e.p., foxing to prelims., slight foxing on edges, hardback, d.w. spine faded, Cape Town, 1981 

"Prof Western looks closely at the ties people maintain to their communities and examines the nature of one mainly Coloured community and the way in which the Group Areas Act destroyed it. Over one hundred families tell in their own words the story of this forced removal and its aftermath. From their experiences, Prof Western derives original geographies - veritable maps of disadvantage, status. of fear and insecurity. In closing, he focusses upon those Capetonians who have, now the least security of all: The "illegal squatters" in Coloured and Black shanty towns." Taken from the dustjacket.