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Stealing Water - A Secret Life In An African City (Hardcover) Loot Price: R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 You Save: R45 (14%)

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Stealing Water - A Secret Life In An African City (Hardcover)

Tim Ecott

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Tim Ecotts family swapped Northern Ireland for apartheid Johannesburg in the 1970s. But just six months after arriving the family was bankrupt, evicted from their home and most of their possessions had been confiscated by the bailiffs. Whilst friends and relatives imagined they were living enviable lives in the sun, the reality was that the family was cast adrift. Forced to survive on their wits, they entered a twilight world where their true friends were prostitutes, thieves and renegades. At the heart of STEALING WATER is Tims mother, who rises magnificently to the occasion keeping the family afloat with her shop, The Whatnot. Situated in an arcade running underneath the streets of Johannesburg its the perfect place to keep below the radar of the police. Funny, witty, and affecting this is a very different African memoir about the true value of friendship and how the worst of times can become the most important and valuable period of a persons life.


Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2008
Authors: Tim Ecott
Dimensions: 222 x 142 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-340-93662-7
Barcode: 9780340936627
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Biography
Books > Biography > General
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
LSN: 0-340-93662-2

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