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

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Jonathan Ball, 2009 - Social Science - 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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About the author (2009)

Liz McGregor is a veteran author and journalist who started off her career on leading South African newspapers including the Sunday Times and the Rand Daily Mail. Her other books are Touch, Pause, Engage! Exploring the Heart of South African Rugby, Khabzela: The Life and Times of a South African and she is the co-editor of At Risk: Writing On and Over the Edge of South Africa and Load Shedding.

Sarah Nuttall is a senior researcher at WISER.

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