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Friday, 16 August, 2002, 10:20 GMT 11:20 UK
In pictures: South Africa's shack chic
A collection of photographs celebrating the taste, inspiration and creativity of slum dwellers has recently been published in South Africa called Shack Chic.

This book seeks to capture a decorating spirit offering hope and optimism in South Africa's urban landscape.

The bedroom
Decorated interiors can lift the spirits

The kitchen
Bright colours contrast with the squalor outside

The lounge
Themes show innovation and confidence

The corridor
The cupboards look bright and stylish

the sitting room
People do the best they can with what little they have

(All photos: Quivertree Publications)

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