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QA 22 (Mar-Apr 10). Three book reviews (1)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On April 3, 2010
Three recent reviews published in the Cape Times (Cape Town, South Africa) 1. Re-imagining the Social in South Africa: Critique, Theory and Post-apartheid Society (Jacklin and Vale, eds)2. Nurtureshock: Why everything we think about raising our children is wrong (Bronson & Merryman)3. Africa: The Politics of Suffering and Smiling (Chabal) Re-imagining the Social in South […]
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QA 22 (Mar-Apr 10). Three book reviews (2)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On April 3, 2010
Nurtureshock: Why everything we think about raising our children is wrongPo Bronson & Ashley MerrymanEbury Press Reviewed by Helen Douglas (Cape Times, 12 February 2010) It’s a close call to say whether Nurtureshock manages to be more informative than it is annoying. The first irritant has to be the subtitle. To whom is this meant […]
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QA 22 (Mar-Apr 10). Three book reviews (3)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On April 3, 2010
Africa: The Politics of Suffering and SmilingPatrick ChabalUKZN Press and Zed BooksReviewed by Helen Douglas (Cape Times, 8 January 2010) As a Canadian immigrant to South Africa, I have struggled mightily to understand post-colonial African politics. I have a feeling I’m not alone. (Colonial politics may have been horrific, but at least it made sense.) […]
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QA 16 (July 09) “There was this goat”

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On July 23, 2009
What do you do when someone says something to you that you don’t understand? It happens all the time. The someone may be someone we know or a stranger. The event might be inconsequential or it might be important. It is always unsettling. The usual, easy choice is to let it go by, hoping that […]
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