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Rainbow Vice depicts the fast growing drug culture of South Africa, tightly linked to the world of commercial sex and in conflict with a profoundly Christian population. Through research based on several hundred interviews, the author show how multifarious the drug scene is across different ethnic groups. He pays special attention to South Africa's very own indigenous dagga (cannabis), and the much newer Mandrax (or 'buttons'). He explains precisely what is known of the drugs and examines the South African government's inherited policy of blanket prohibition of all vice.
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Ted Leggett is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Natal, Durban.
"A unique, fresh and interesting overview of a complex and controversial subject." --Dr Mark Shaw, Institute for Strategic Studies, Johannesburg
"Readers will learn a great deal about contemporary South African society, seen from an unflattering angle but a compassionate one too. Above all, they will be provoked to examine themselves as human beings and what they think might be done to make our world a less brutal place to live in." --Keith Hart, University of Aberdeen
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Book Description Zed Books, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1842771353