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Monday, 20 November 2017
Nyamnjoh is 2013's 'African Hero'

Internationally-recognised anthropologist, UCT's Professor Francis Nyamnjoh was named African Hero of the Year for 2013 by the African Student Union of Ohio University, US, in March.

The student union's annual African Hero Day celebration honours one person from the continent that has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of its inhabitants.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:45
Hope and dignity the cornerstones of new book

Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a post-apartheid community, by Associate Professor Fiona Ross of the Department of Social Anthropology, doesn't skimp on the scholarly rigour.

But it's also the kind of book that Ross wants the lay reader and occasional book club - tick that box - to pick up between the Austens and travelogues. So in telling the fly-on-the-wall story, chronicled over 13 years, of the residents of local shantytown The Park, Ross has tried to capture the little details of life in the community that illustrate how people create meaning in their lives.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:45
Hope and dignity the cornerstones of new book

Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a post-apartheid community, by Associate Professor Fiona Ross of the Department of Social Anthropology, doesn't skimp on the scholarly rigour.

But it's also the kind of book that Ross wants the lay reader and occasional book club - tick that box - to pick up between the Austens and travelogues. So in telling the fly-on-the-wall story, chronicled over 13 years, of the residents of local shantytown The Park, Ross has tried to capture the little details of life in the community that illustrate how people create meaning in their lives.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:45

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