Load Shedding: Writing on and Over the Edge of South Africa

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Liz McGregor, Sarah Nuttall
Jonathan Ball, 2009 - Literary Collections - 250 pages
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Load-shedding is a collection of non-fiction stories from South Africa’s pre-eminent authors, journalists and commentators - and is a follow-up volume to Liz McGregor and Sarah Nuttall’s well-received first such collection, At Risk. Published at a time of great uncertainty – during the so-called Second Transition – these stories reflect the ambivalence and anxiety of our age.

Covering diverse subjects such as corruption in the countryside, sexual abuse, ‘Zuluness’ in time of Zuma, and ethnic panic, these personal accounts shed new light on our contemporary South African world.

Contributors include: Mondli Makhanya, Jacob Dlamini, Michael Titlestad, Sarah Nuttall, Deborah Posel, Archille Mbembe, Liz McGregor, Imraan Coovadia, Ferial Haffajee and Karina Magdalena Szczurek.

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An incredibly dark but fascinating look into the everyday lives of certain academics and cultural commentators in contemporary South Africa. The lens is unfortunately rather narrow, though. Read full review

About the author (2009)

LIZ McGREGOR is each closely associated with WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research). Based in Johannesburg, WISER produces cutting-edge work on contemporary South Africa. It is an interactive space that produces academic work but also hosts journalists, writers and public intellectuals.

SARAH NUTTALL is also associated with WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research).

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