Spanner in the Works

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Author: Patricia Fahrenfort
Publisher: Umuzi (2012)
ISBN-10: 1415201684
ISBN-13: 9781415201688
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover 
Pages: 222
Dimensions: 22 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg


Pat Fahrenfort knows about hard work. Her background meant factory floors from age fifteen in a country where jobs were still advertised for 'Fair-Skinned Coloureds'. But young Pat had other plans. Whether she was in overalls gluing spines to books in an assembly line, or in high heels dancing as a cabaret artist, she was determined to set her own course, and put herself through university. Involving herself in the struggle for democracy, Pat moves from faculty officer at the University of the Western Cape to being part of the country’s first post-apartheid administration - the Constitutional Assembly set up to deliberate and write South Africa’s new Constitution.

Spanner in the Works is an unflinchingly frank account of one woman’s resolve to speak truth to power, irrespective of where she discovers it.



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