Living with risk of part of everyday South African life. Violent crime and Aids pose significant threats. Shifts in race and class jolt one’s sense of identity. Ethically, we are challenged daily by rampant need in the face of plenty. In fact, our society as a whole feels like a giant experiment that could very well go wrong. Or it could succeed.
At Risk includes stories by Jonny Steinberg, Achille Mbembe, Fred Khumalo, Graeme Reid, Justice Malala, Sarah Nuttall and Liz McGregor. It was put together and edited by McGregor and Nuttall.
(Published by Jonathan Ball in 2007)
“There is something immediate and unforgettable about the experience of reading these stories. Prof Njabulo S Ndebele, University of Cape Town vice chancellor.
“At Risk is a brave and compelling collection of essays that seek to explore the limits of living in South Africa.” Michael Titlestad, the Sunday Times.
“The most fascinating story for me is Who Killed the Rain Queen? written by Liz McGregor, who co-edited At Risk. It is worth getting the book just for this dramatic and intriguing whodunit. Part investigative and part personal pilgrimage, it is, like the other stories in At Risk, both anxiety-producing and unforgettable.” Beverley Roos Muller, Cape Argus.