Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha Ignoring advice from his white friends and to the bemusement of his black friends Steven Otter throws caution to the wind and moves into Khayelitsha a black township outside Cape Town The story of

  • Title: Khayelitsha
  • Author: Steven Otter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ignoring advice from his white friends, and to the bemusement of his black friends, Steven Otter throws caution to the wind and moves into Khayelitsha, a black township outside Cape Town The story of his experiences in the uneven spread of shacks and informal housing that are home to than a million people provides an unusual perspective on, and insight into, a predomIgnoring advice from his white friends, and to the bemusement of his black friends, Steven Otter throws caution to the wind and moves into Khayelitsha, a black township outside Cape Town The story of his experiences in the uneven spread of shacks and informal housing that are home to than a million people provides an unusual perspective on, and insight into, a predominantly Xhosa community and their reaction to an umlungu in their midst Steven comes to understand his identity as a South African, the true meaning of community and brotherhood, and that some tsotsis are not what they seem He finds that his preconceived notions of culture and race are called into question and that ubuntu, community and a sense of humour may still thrive alongside poverty and crime.

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    1. "Khayelitsha" is an intriguing look into how one person wanted to experience the life of his fellow countrymen in South Africa. It was interesting to read about Steven Otter's experiences in the township. I think if we all could take the time to walk in someone else's space that is different from our own, the world might have less problems.While this book gives a view into life in a South African township, I often found the chapters to be a little bit disjointed. This was a bit surprising as the [...]

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