Skip to main content
Search Mobile Navigation

Women of Phokeng

Consciousness, Life Strategy, and Migrancy in South Africa, 1900-1983

By Belinda Bozzoli, Mmantho Nkotsoe

    This book brings a new dimension to women's studies . . . . This is oral history at its best.
    —History

This evocative book tells of the lives and experiences of 22 black South African women—all born in the 1900s—from one small town in the Western Transvaal. The women seem both ordinary and remarkable as we follow their lives through childhood and schooling, work in the city, marriage and family life, participation in urban resistance, and ultimate return to Phokeng by the 1980s.

This book's originality and power lies in the central place it gives to the oral histories on which...

Special Offer: Save 30% off our list price automatically when you buy 15 or more.

Paperback

This title is printed on demand and is nonreturnable. Please allow 1 week for printing.

List Price: $35.75

Web/School Price: $28.60

Quantity

Full Description

    This book brings a new dimension to women's studies . . . . This is oral history at its best.
    —History

This evocative book tells of the lives and experiences of 22 black South African women—all born in the 1900s—from one small town in the Western Transvaal. The women seem both ordinary and remarkable as we follow their lives through childhood and schooling, work in the city, marriage and family life, participation in urban resistance, and ultimate return to Phokeng by the 1980s.

This book's originality and power lies in the central place it gives to the oral histories on which it is based. This richly textured study gives us a uniquely qualitative insight into the lives and world views of black South African women.

Additional Resource Information

(click any section below to continue reading)