Thursday, November 01, 2007

Plague of Fires Takes Another Life

"The terror of shack fires is everywhere and it will stay everywhere for as long as we are forced to live 13 people in one shack with candles and a paraffin stove because it has been decided that electricity is not for us and that we are not allowed to expand our shacks or to build new ones as our families grow."

Eloquent words from Abahlali baseMjondolo.

1 comment:

Erica said...

Hi there! My name is Erica, I'm an undergraduate anthropology student that came across you blog in a google search and I am looking to write an ethnography of squatters in the New York area. Would you be willing to give me some advice on how you found these squatting communities that you lived in and if you know of any resources in Manhattan? Thanks so much!