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Nightingales and Nice-Time Girls
The Story of Township Women and Music (1900-1960)
by Minky Schlesinger
Price: $9.50
Nightingales and Nice-Time Girls
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The story of black women and music in South Africa from the 1900s, when most African women still worked in rural areas, to the 1950s when many women had moved to the cities.  Some of them had become famous performers in the dance-halls of the townships.  Read about the characters, musical influences and tortured experience of the black South Africans that led to the birth of a unique South African musical sound.

Includes photographs and stories of famous stars including some, such as Miriam Makeba, who became world famous.  Written for advanced level readers.  Illustrated.  Includes a word list.

Peppercorn Book Number: 600-0010
Publisher: ViVa Books
ISBN: 1-874932-06-9
Series: Living History Series
Illustrator: Lois Head
Illustrated: b&w drawings & photos
Place of Publication: Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Publication: 1993
Reader Level: Advanced 1
Medium: book
Format: paperback
Size: A5, portrait
Length: 84 pages
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