When the prized game park was created, those forced off their land still used it as a zone of necessary movement, its inherent dangers notwithstanding. They crisscrossed it to visit family on either side the park’s borders, and some entered the park to kill animals for survival, which the authorities insisted was poaching. Picture: Gallo images
In the author’s words, Safari Nation is essentially about the black history of the park. In more than 300 pages that include well-illuminated notes and photographs, Dlamini shines a light on the social and political relations that governed the park and the people it affected during the 20th century, and then some.
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