Transported of Kwan

Goldblatt, Author, David Goldblatt, Author Aperture $29.95 (78p) ISBN 978-0-89381-366-6
In words and pictures, this book records the embattled lives of black South Africans banished to sp is correct/pk KwaNdebele, a segregated ``homeland'' outside Pretoria. Because of the distance between KwaNdebele and the city where nearly all are employed, the workers must endure four- to eight-hour daily bus commutes on rutted roads. In Johannesburg-based Goldblatt's ( On the Mines ) 26 realistically grainy, drowsy black-and-white duotone photographs, men and women sit slumped in their seats, seeking a brief respite; wait fatigued at bus stops; and otherwise submit to drudgery. South African Brenda Goldblatt, a CBS news producer, assembles oral histories of laborers; South African van Niekerk, a Boston Globe reporter, offers a historical perspective on the workers' plight; and Duke University photography instructor Harris places the pictures in a political context. These combined efforts result in a direct, sober and unself-dramatizing document. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 06/01/1989
Release date: 06/01/1989
Genre: Nonfiction
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