STREET KHOISAN, on belonging, recognition and survival

: Øvernes (S.)

R 520.00
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259pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2019


"The text provides unique insights into a range of contexts that have not ever been previously drawn together in a single text. In this regard, Øvernes' book is a first to bring together for the reader an interplay of homelessness, Khoisan studies and the revival of indigenous identities from different global contexts. It is indeed a gripping read that portrays the intersection of life on the streets with identity politics and the intellectual debates about this identity in South Africa. Lastly, the book makes a novel contribution to the discussion about indigenous research and the orthographies of the less powerful." William Ellis

Sue Øvernes is a social anthropologist at the Department of Child Welfare and Social Work at the Arctic University of Norway.