A Talent for Tomorrow. Life Stories of South African Servants.


Suzanne Gordon’s biographies’ based on several years of careful research and interviews,bring the lives of her subjects into a focus which has both depth and subtlety.The twenty-three people potrayed here come from backgrounds which reflect the complex social fabric of rural South Africa.Entering domestic work by many different routes they survive and sometimes overcome the limitations of their working lives in ways which reflect a great spectrum of personalities and abilities.For some ‘talent for tomorrow’ is a life sacrificed for a coming generation.For others it is the dawn of new oppertunities as South Africa’s servants begin to organize and bargain for a better deal.

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Limp pictorial car covers,in v/g clean and sharp condition.Size 8×6 pp 28+124,inc,index,bibliography,glossary,plates as reproduced photographic prints,two page maps in prelims.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm There is a small previous owners stamp at various places throughout this book.No foxing or staining just some slight signs of age browning.Otherwise nice and clean throughout.


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