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Children at Work: Child Labor Practices in Africa [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Anne Kielland , Maurizia Tovo
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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc; illustrated edition edition (15 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588264335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588264336
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,173,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this accessible treatment of child labor in Africa, straightforward prose is enriched throughout with photographs that give a human face to the issues involved. The authors draw on sources ranging from scholarly studies to children's own voices. After providing a general background to the topic - debunking myths in the process - they describe the work typically done by African children in the home, as apprentices, and in commercial labor markets. They also present a clearheaded discussion of the worst, exploitive kinds of child labor. The book ends with a discussion of the effects of work on children, suggesting a variety of concrete, realistic approaches to minimizing negative consequences. This is a straightforward discussion of child labor in Africa, enriched throughout with photographs that give a human face to the issues involved.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Important book on children in Africa 18 April 2007
Finally a book that puts children at the centre of the debate combining hard evidence with a warm hearted advocacy for children's right to a better life. It offers academic approaches including new data that can be used by researchers and people interested in African development as well as well written descriptions of children's life. It's easy to read, has a systematic list of literature and some wonderful photos. A good read with a mission.
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This book is one of the most in-depth analysis of the practice of child labour in Africa I have read. Without resorting to a patronising and condemning tone - which is so frequently the case when Europeans write about Africa, this book seeks to both understand the practices and find solutions that are in tune with Africa herself. Also; the pictures are stunning. I got the book for those initially!
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