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Alexandra, I Love You: a record of seventy years

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First edition, published 1983 for the Alexandra Liaison Committee by Future Marketing: Braamfontein. Red cloth board covers with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket. Slightly frayed and spine faded. Very minor age-yellowing of inside pages. Generally in good condition.

A photographic history of the Alexandra township to the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. 1983 was the 70th anniversary of this township. The biggest surprise of all is the situation of Alexandra. It is one of the few black townships to be completely hemmed in by white suburbs. . There are few community facilities. A recent count revealed 49 churches, one clinic, one cinema, two beer halls, two discos, three soccer fields and four tennis courts. Mere statistics give little idea of a community. After seventy years Alexandra has a history of survival and achievements and a unique group identity.The book is an attempt to capture some of the grief and glory that was and is Alexandra.

An sobering reminder of life under apartheid.

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Author(s):
Swift, Jon & Dunstan, Jo (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
95
Publisher:
Future Marketing

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First edition, published 1983 for the Alexandra Liaison Committee by Future Marketing: Braamfontein. Red cloth board covers with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket. Slightly frayed and spine faded. Very minor age-yellowing of inside pages. Generally in good condition.

A photographic history of the Alexandra township to the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. 1983 was the 70th anniversary of this township. The biggest surprise of all is the situation of Alexandra. It is one of the few black townships to be completely hemmed in by white suburbs. . There are few community facilities. A recent count revealed 49 churches, one clinic, one cinema, two beer halls, two discos, three soccer fields and four tennis courts. Mere statistics give little idea of a community. After seventy years Alexandra has a history of survival and achievements and a unique group identity.The book is an attempt to capture some of the grief and glory that was and is Alexandra.

An sobering reminder of life under apartheid.

Author(s):
Swift, Jon & Dunstan, Jo (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
95
Publisher:
Future Marketing

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