Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ – A Social History of Apartheid Relocation

Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ – A Social History of Apartheid Relocation
Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ – A Social History of Apartheid Relocation

Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ – A Social History of Apartheid Relocation

Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ examines a defining aspect of South Africa’s recent past: the history of apartheid-era relocation. While scholars and activists have long recognised the suffering caused by apartheid removals to the so-called ‘homelands’, the experiences of those who lived through this process more often have been obscured. Drawing on extensive archival and oral history research, this book explores the makings and multiple meanings of relocation into two of the most notorious apartheid ‘dumping grounds’ established in the Ciskei bantustan during the mid-1960s: Sada and Ilinge.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ – A Social History of Apartheid Relocation
  • Author: Laura Evans
  • Publisher: UCT Press
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • ISBN: 9781775822837
  • Bib. Info: Paperback (1st Edition); 302pp

Survival in the ‘Dumping Grounds’ examines a defining aspect of South Africa’s recent past: the history of apartheid-era relocation. While scholars and activists have long recognised the suffering caused by apartheid removals to the so-called ‘homelands’, the experiences of those who lived through this process more often have been obscured. Drawing on extensive archival and oral history research, this book explores the makings and multiple meanings of relocation into two of the most notorious apartheid ‘dumping grounds’ established in the Ciskei bantustan during the mid-1960s: Sada and Ilinge.

Author Laura Evans describes the local and global dynamics of the project of bantustan relocation and develops a multi-layered analysis of the complex histories—and ramifications—of displacement and resettlement in the Ciskei.

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