BOOK REVIEW / The Women of South Africa: Little, Brown, 14.95

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A boy has his shirt repaired by his grandmother, who cares for him while his mother works as a domestic. The Women of South Africa (Little, Brown, pounds 14.95, photographs by Peter Magubane) have, as Nadine Gordimer says in her introduction, 'earned their rightful place' at the rendezvous of victory.