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Title:Liquor brewing: a cottage industry in Lesotho shebeens
Author:Malahleha, G.M.
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Geographic term:Lesotho
Subjects:informal sector
women's work
alcoholic beverages
Abstract:This paper discusses home brewed liquor in the neighbourhood of Lekoeishining, one of Maseru's high population density areas. Aim is to examine the shebeen not only as a social institution but as an economic undertaking in which women predominate. The intention is to avoid the tendency of separating some women from the general scheme as if they are somehow not quite part of the wider milieu of 'women and work'. The discussion thus centres around the shebeen as an alternative wage generating commercial activity belonging to that group of business defined as the non-formal sector. - Fig., notes, ref., tab.