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WE CAME FOR MANDELA

The Cultural Life of the Refugee Community in South Africa

Compiled and Edited by Keith Adams

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ORDER NOW AT A SPECIAL PRICE OF R 100-00

The book is about the cultural life of the political refugee community in South Africa and contains artwork, photos, recipes, hairstyles, stories, essays, poetry and personal testimonies.

It is the first book of its kind in South Africa, one which gives the refugee community its own voice.

We came for Mandela is a beautifully illustrated portrayal of the triumphs and tragedies of refugees in Africa; the moving and sombre poetry, the chilling accounts of the genocide in Rwanda and the horrifying stories of rape and torture are yet another reminder of man's inhumanity to man.

Professor Kader Asmal, MP
Minister of Education

Here are some comments from some recent book reviews:

"....illustrated with truly awesome photography, (it) is an examination of the life of refugees in South Africa. Whether it is possible for pain to change to hope is perhaps the question posed throughout this highly commendable and well-wrought book".
- CAPE TIMES

"...a clear voice speaking strongly of the wisdom born of travel, new lands, foreign people. And it carries with it great hope".
- SOUTHERN SUBURBS TATLER

"...'n inleiding tot 'n aspek van die Suid-Afrikaanse werklikheid wat vir talle dalk nog onbekend is, en in daardie opsig wel waardevol."
- DIE BURGER

"...well written and glossily produced with many vivid and evocative illustrations".
- SOUTHERN CROSS

"The book succeeds in capturing, through the creative use of poetry, pictures and the written word, the beauty of their respective cultures...it is passionate and authentic and will remove the veil of mystery and ignorance through which South Africans tend to see refugees".
- THE ARGUS

"But most compelling perhaps are the personal testimonies by the refugees of their experiences in their adopted country".
- MAIL AND GUARDIAN

You can order the book directly from Footprints at a reduced price of R100-00 (retails at R150-00) by e-mailing us on info@stjosephsaep.co.za