The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - History - 288 pages
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During the final, bloody days of South African Apartheid, four young photographers banded together to cover the brutal violence. What lengths will a journalist go to, in order to capture the truth?
 

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The Bang Bang Club tells the story of a group of South African journalists who attempted to document the bloody and gruelling transition of South Africa out of apartheid. This is a book full of ... Read full review

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This powerful account intertwines the personal and professional lives of four journalists, known as the Bang Bang Club, who helped bring the struggle for the end of apartheid in South Africa and other ... Read full review

Contents

The Wall
2
Ah a Pondo he deserved to die
5
f56 should be right
20
Fame and Friendship
36
BangBang
48
A Shortcut to Heaven
61
Monsters
75
Bad Boys
85
The Sin of Looking
145
Show us your dead
155
At least you were there
169
The Land of Milk of Honey
177
Up and Down
186
Life Should be Roaring
196
A New South Africa
206
Finished Business
218

Intelezi
100
Flies and Hungry People
110
It is good that one of you dies
123
Revolution
131
Glossary
227
South African Timeline
238
Index
242
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Greg Marinovich is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and writer who has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. A native of South Africa, he lives in Johannesburg.

Joao Silva is a free-lance photographer whose honors include South African Press Photographer of the Year for 1992. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he now lives in Johannesburg.

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