South Africa's townships are bursting with activity. They are the meeting places for traditional African culture and global youth cultures. The Beautiful Struggle, a photography book, pictures and describes these meetings. Hip-hop culture is alive with a South African perspective. Fashion, dance and music styles are ways of escaping poverty. Tomorrow's subculture is born in the third world's big cities. The reader meets ordinary South African youth who describe their own lives and dreams. The pictures show positive attitudes and self confidence. But life is a struggle in a society where the apartheid structure clearly remains.