Children in Our Midst

Voices of Farmworkers' Children

Irene Staunton



Children in Our Midst is a rich ethnographic resource, beautifully organized and designed. Over 850 children from several farmworking community schools in rural Zimbabwe participated in the research project to speak on a range of issues that affect them. Statements from the children are edited and arranged under thematic headings, with editor’s notes in the margins drawing the reader’s attention to key points in the children’s comments.


In our efforts to understand the contested world of child labour, it is refreshing to be able to take a close look at the lives of working children in particular contexts, and to hear what the children have to say about their work. - Christopher Lowry


Irene Staunton is an editor and publisher at Weaver Press. She held the same role at Baobab Books.