The Bang-Bang Club (book)

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The Bang-Bang Club:
Snapshots from a Hidden War
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Author Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva.
Country South Africa
Language English
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date
20 September 2000
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 300 pp. (Hardcover edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-465-04412-3 (Hardback edition) & ISBN 0-465-04413-1 (Paperback editions)

The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War is an autobiographical styled text about the Bang-Bang Club, a group of four South African Photographer's active within the townships of South Africa during the Apartheid period, particularly between 1990 and 1994. The Bang Bang Club is a thrilling text with a clear storyline, the truth behind the writing is vital with this type of text and the fact that two of the four members from The Bang Bang Club(Greg Marnovich and Joao Silva) co wrote that text just emphasizes the truth in the writing. The Bang Bang Club also has a main theme displaying the repercussions of war on individuals.

In 2010, the Canadian director Steven Silver released a film adaptation of the book as a full-feature film also entitled The Bang-Bang Club.