Apr 1, 2015 9:55 EST

Colour me white: A photobook on White shanty towns in South Africa

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 1, 2015

Colour me white / Book Publication

Project aim

I would like to raise enough money to do a full print run on a Photobook I created on White shanty towns in South Africa. I have had a great responce on the book concerning the project matter and buyers. The aim is to do a print run, get it advertised and start a sales page online.    

About the project

Removed from the supporting wing of Apartheid in 1994, white Afrikaaners became part of the “new South Africa” : a democratic government with the sole intention of bringing those previously oppressed up to speed, in order to create what is now known as the “rainbow nation”. The end of Apartheid was greatly feared by most white Afrikaaners. In their eyes it posed the potential threat of civil war and the loss of a security blanket once provided by a white government to its own people.

 A large portion of white Afrikaaners migrated to look for better opportunities in less threatening environments, whilst others stayed behind, taking on whatever the new government threw at them. During this process many succeeded in their ventures, whilst others fell through the cracks. Unable to support themselves with low paid menial jobs and the inability to work for other ethnic groups, they found themselves squatting in old buildings and small sheds. The book also contains a detailed explanation of current circumstances through a wonderfully witten essay by a well published professor of humanities and African politics, Pieter Vale.      

Colour me white / Book Publication

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