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Steering by the Stars: Being young in South Africa

by Mamphela Ramphele - £12.99  Tafelberg Publishers (2002)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780624040965 | ISBN 10: 0624040968

Sixteen teenagers grew up in New Crossroads, Cape Town, in the 1990s. A decade later they find themselves in markedly different circumstances. Bulelwa is a self-confident young woman with a good career, Bulelani is completing a tertiary education. But Phalo has been killed in a gang fight and most of the others are unemployed. What has made the difference? As someone who herself rose above straitened beginnings to achieve great sucess, Mamphela Ramphele has a passionate interest in our young people, the risks they face and the strategies they choose to overcome them. In 'Steering by the Stars', she allows the youths to speak for themselves - what emerges is the raw truth about being young and black in urban South Africa.

(Price & availability last checked: March 2018)

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