Write an essay in which you critically discuss how Boesman and Lena respond to and or cope with predicament of being non-white in apartheid South Africa.

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Boesman and Lena are mixed-race itinerants who nomadically roam the Eastern Cape looking for work and temporary housing.

Why not begin your essay by exploring the theme of displacement or diaspora? What does their being neither white nor black have to do with being forced to make a “pondok constructed of corrugated iron scraps, cardboard, and whatever other waste materials come to hand” (Wertheim 57)?

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