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Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard


Sean Christie


Beneath the Nelson Mandela Boulevard flyover on Cape Town's foreshore lives a community of stowaways, young Tanzanian men from the slums of Dar es Salaam.

When journalist Sean Christie meets Adam Bashili, he comes to know the extraordinary world of the Beachboys, a multi-port, fourth-generation subculture that lives to stow away and stows away to survive. But Sean starts to accompany the beachboys on trips around their everyday Cape Town, he becomes more than a casual observer, serving as sometime moneylender, driver, confidant and scribe, and eventually joining Adam on an unprecedented tour of Dar es Salaam's underworld and a reckless run down Africa's east coast.

Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard remaps both city and continent, introducing us to the places and people we so frequently overlook.

Sean Christie was a category winner at the 2014 CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards. In 2015 he was awarded a Taco Kuiper prize for his journalism on the stowaways.

Category:  Current Affairs
ISBN:  9781868426904
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  September 2016
List price:  R250 
Format:  Paperback
eBook ISBN  9781868426911  
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