We are Fighting the World

We are Fighting the World : A History of the Marashea Gangs in South Africa, 1947-1999

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Since the late 1940s, a violent African criminal society known as the Marashae, has operated in and around South Africa's gold-ming areas. With thousands of members involved in drug smuggling, extortion, and kidnapping, the Marashea was more influential in the day-to-day lives of many black South Africans under apartheid, than were the agents of the state. These gangs remain active in South Africa. Highly readable and solidly researched, this book is critical to an understanding of South African society, past and present.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 299.37g
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
  • Scottsville, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1869140729
  • 9781869140724