Buy This Book: The Hungry Season by Leonie Joubert
Leonie Joubert’s new book, The Hungry Season is now out and available on amazon as an e-book.
This is a beautifully written read dealing with the complex and dynamic challenge of food in southern African cities. Not only is it an engaging read, but it has great photos too.
“The food we eat is as colourful as the cultures of the people eating it. But why we eat the way we do runs deeper than the whims of our traditions or palates. The Hungry Season takes Leonie Joubert and Eric Miller into the lives of people in eight southern African places to trace, in accessible narrative and compelling photographs, the complex undercurrents driving food security in urban spaces: childhood stunting and malnutrition; the shift from traditional ‘African’ to ‘Western’ diets; illnesses associated with a modern diet; nutritional literacy, behaviour and choices; large-scale food production and urban food gardens; poverty, joblessness and the layout of the city; supermarkets and the full food value chain; and food wastage. The Hungry Season looks at hunger and malnutrition in the city, hidden behind layers of affluence and comfort. It tackles the fundamental question: Why is it that southern Africa seems to produce enough calories and nutrients to keep the region full, satisfied and well nourished, and yet still has so many people living with hunger or the fear of hunger?”
Buy the e-Book on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096MJ2OI/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
University of Cape Town