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We are the poors community struggles in post-apartheid South Africa by Ashwin Desai

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Published by Monthly Review Press in New York .
Written in English



  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.


  • Poor -- South Africa.,
  • Blacks -- South Africa -- Economic conditions.,
  • South Africa -- Economic policy.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAshwin Desai.
LC ClassificationsHC905 .D47 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination153 p. :
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3553903M
ISBN 101583670505
LC Control Number2002006897

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We Are the Poors was a major event in the life of the South African Left when the first edition was published there in This new edition follows the ongoing course of events to the present.   The Book “We are Poor but So Many”, is an account of journey of the author and SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) in bringing self-employed women at different places into a single union. In this narrative account, the author provides some close glimpses of the lives of the poor, self-employed women.   Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert’s book, When Helping Hurts, got me thinking about poverty. And relationships. The authors make the point that we are all poor, but in different ways. And until we recognize our own poverty, we will have limited success in alleviating anyone else’s.   We are poor but so many. Through her book also emerges a picture of India's poor, scattered in its lumbering backwater as well as metropolitan areas with Author: Badiuzzaman Bay.