Habitat and Struggle! The Case of the Kruger National Park in SA

Habitat and Struggle! The Case of the Kruger National Park in SA

The Starry Night, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, is the most famous painting for which the subject is the background: the night sky. In this book, Leslie Dikeni, just like Van Gogh, brings to life the voices of the destitute and the silent found in communities around the Kruger National Park as they offer contrasting narratives of their experience with the Park to those of the bureaucracy of the Park and those who have benefited from the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Habitat and Struggle!  The Case of the Kruger National Park in South Africa: A Study of the Outcome of the Interface Between Government, NGOs, Managers of Natural Resources and Local Communities
  • Author: Leslie Dikeni
  • Publisher: Real African Publishers
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781928341291
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 216pp

“The Starry Night, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, is the most famous painting for which the subject is the background: the night sky. In this book, Leslie Dikeni, just like Van Gogh, brings to life the voices of the destitute and the silent found in communities around the Kruger National Park as they offer contrasting narratives of their experience with the Park to those of the bureaucracy of the Park and those who have benefited from the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park. Often presented as without social backgrounds or histories, these ordinary folks after many years of brutal repression, as revealed by Mr Dikeni through his actor-oriented approach, have not forgotten what belongs to them in that part of the world. And just like its predecessor, South African Development Perspectives in Question, this book also takes aim at the government’s deterministic development model, which often imposes development projects that alienate the very people they are supposed to benefit.” —Dr Lufuno Marwala

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