There is a gap between the hope for improved social conditions in post-apartheid South Africa and the grim reality of black life there is especially striking for South African children who face serious threats to their health and development as a consequence of poverty, racism, violence, and residual social inequality. "Mandela's Children" presents the contrasting conditions of "hope and peril" that characterize life in South African families, schools, and communities. Using empirical data and qualitative case studies, the authors analyze and discuss research on children's behavioral, emotional, and academic development and how they are influenced by community violence, household poverty and family functioning. This discussion is balanced by one that considers the competence, health and resilience of South African children.
Anne Watts grew up in a small village in north Wales in the 1940s.
Revolt in 2100: After the fall of the American Ayatollahs (as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land) there is a Second American Revolution; for the first time in human history there is a land with Liberty and Justice for All. Methuselah's Children: Americans are fiercely proud of the freedom they seized in Revolt in 2100. Nothing could make them forswear it. Nothing except the secret of immortality....