: David (P.) et al

R 350.00
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374pp., illus., paperback, Durban, 2023


Published to mark the 162nd anniversary of the arrival of the first Indian Indentured workers in colonial Natal. Co-authored by anti-apartheid activist and United Democratic Front co-founder Paul David (1940-2020), together with Kiru Naidoo, Ranjith Choonilall and Selvan Naidoo.

"The Indian Africans is a fresh take on the contested terrain of race, ethnicity, identity and political strategy. The authors took up the challenge from the activist photographer and poet Omar Badsha that the history of South Africans of Indian descent has to be looked at through African lenses. The book produced by the amateur historians is a thoughtful addition to the growing literature on worker-inspired narratives." Imran Buccus, Daily Maverick