This is a book about Soweto from inside and out. It is an effort to mark a century since the first forced removals of black Africans from central Johannesburg to the banks of the Klipspruit River. It is also in recognition of the limited books available on a world-famous city. A wide variety of writers have contributed: Sowetan experts with views from inside the township as well as interested outsiders who are peering in. Contributors include writers from publications as varied as Drum, Sowetan, Mail & Guardian, Time magazine, The Economist, The Independent and New York Times.