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Liesl Jobson Reviews Poor White by Edward-John Bottomley

Poor WhiteVerdict: carrot

The block of margarine proffered by an extended hand in a food-aid queue is a universal image. No arresting feature of the weather-beaten man grabs the eye, yet Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Finbarr O’Reilly prompts a flinch. His lens frames an ageing white South African receiving the handout from a fresh-faced black youth.

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