Crossroads

by Koni Benson
Crossroads
  • ISBN-13: 9781629638355
  • Author(s): Koni Benson
  • Subject: Graphic novels: history & criticism
  • Publisher: Pm Press
  • Imprint: Pm Press
  • Publication Date: 25-03-2021
  • Format: p/b

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£16.99
Drawing on over sixty life narratives, it tells the story of women who built and defended Crossroads, the only African informal settlement that successfully resisted the apartheid bulldozers in Cape Town. The story follows women's organised resistance from the peak of apartheid in the 1970s to ongoing struggles for decent shelter today. Presenting dramatic visual representations of many personalities and moments in the daily life of this township, the book presents a thoughtful and thorough chronology of the struggles at Crossroads for the rest of the city and beyond.
About the book

Drawing on over sixty life narratives, it tells the story of women who built and defended Crossroads, the only African informal settlement that successfully resisted the apartheid bulldozers in Cape Town. The story follows women's organised resistance from the peak of apartheid in the 1970s to ongoing struggles for decent shelter today. Presenting dramatic visual representations of many personalities and moments in the daily life of this township, the book presents a thoughtful and thorough chronology of the struggles at Crossroads for the rest of the city and beyond.

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