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Why Are They Weeping? : South Africans under Apartheid

Cowell, Alan

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ISBN 10: 155670044X / ISBN 13: 9781556700446
Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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198pp/illus. The photographer documented the daily life of South Africa for 3 years. Book opens w/sequence of photographs of black funerals, the gatherings that come to symbolize the country's yearnings and sorrow. The photographs expose the tense status quo against which the violence in South Afica occurs. Bookseller Inventory # 003000

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Title: Why Are They Weeping? : South Africans under...

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Printing

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192+pp. Limited to 1, 000 copies, of which this is No. 752. Signed by photographer & a photoprint of the cover inserted. Slipcase: Near Fine. DJ: Fine. The Book: Fine. Foreword by Allan Boesak.

From Publishers Weekly:

Detroit Free Press photographer Turnley's 100 startling color pictures convey the tragedy of South Africa in the most human terms. When he photographs South Africans at moments of domestic contact, one can sense how blacks are invisible to whitesa blond woman, portrayed here, seems oblivious to the stout servant who fastens her party dress. In wretched black townships, where the smoke of coal fires hangs over the shabby houses, children play on unpaved streets. Photographing from 1985 to 1987 (when the government revoked his work permit), Turnley captured scenes of daily life and, according to the book, put himself at risk to document the hostilities that broke out between white oppressors and black protesters. The lucid essay by New York Times correspondent Cowell traces the development of apartheid and the black protest movement, predicting that white repression and growing black anger have "with ered faint hopes for a peaceful outcome to the nation's turmoil."
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