chapter  13
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Between Hope and Peril: Adaptive Families, Resilient Children

The information we have gathered on Mandela's children weaves a complex story of how normal development can occur in the face of acute hardships. The costs of racism, poverty, and violence to children and their families are considerable. Yet in spite of the largely bleak account that has been given to this point, a case can be made für hope and optimism for the future of this new generation of South Africans.