227pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012
An exploration of hunger and malnutrition in southern Africa. "The Hungry Season focuses on food security at a household level, leaning heavily on new research conducted by Battersby and her team at AFSUN, where they examined levels of food security among poor, urban households in many of the big Southern African Development Community (SADC) region cities." from pg. 10 of the introduction
"Leonie Joubert and Eric Miller cut through the smoke and mirrors of our national discourse to expose the heart of South Africa's problems: hunger and malnutrition. A revealing, engaging book that demands a shift in thinking and action." Max du Preez
Leonie Joubert is also the author of Scorched: South Africa's changing climate; Boiling Point: people in a changing climate and Invaded: the biological invasion of South Africa. She has received two Honorary Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-fiction Awards.
Eric Miller is a documentary photographer.