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In the wake of apartheid, Johannesburg has changed – still divided, but now as much by poverty and violence as by race. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-to-day transformation of his embattled city: the homeless people using manholes as cupboards; a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. ...

The road to manhood for most African American boys is a perilous path, paved with potholes with the specter of prison looming for any misstep. For the criminal justice system has a history of doling out far harsher treatment to Black males than Whites. Consequently, half of the 2 million inmates currently behind bars are Black ...

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