• The first scholarly study of the history of abortion in South Africa, or indeed any African country
  • Focuses on the centrality of the regulation of women's reproductive bodies to the making and maintenance of apartheid in South Africa
  • Situates the struggle over abortion in the context of disciplining whites' sexuality as part of the ongoing ideological work of justifying white supremacist rule
  • Contains interviews with key historical figures who had not previously given interviews about their experiences

(Publisher summary)

Winner of the Joel Gregory Prize (awarded by the Canadian Association for African Studies for best book in African Studies published in 2014 and 2015)