n Historia - An evocation of the everyday life and personality of a community
The corner people of Lady Selborne, John Seakalala Mojapelo : book reviews

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author Kylie Van Zyl
  • Source : Historia, Volume 55, Issue 1, May 2010, p. 168 - 169
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)



John Seakalala Mojapelo's is a fundamentally well-intentioned book. It is certainly a necessary one, providing a vivid account of the social and political life of a close-knit community. The distinct atmosphere and sense of community identity that Mojapelo's book evokes for Lady Selborne is heartening to encounter today, in a time when the self-identity and cohesion of many South African communities seem to be growing weaker by the day.

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