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Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa
By the end of the 19th century, South Africa was partly a British colony and partly a pair of independent Afrikaner republics. Perceiving landlords as the beneficiaries of apartheid, Hillbrow was a prime location for health infrastructure to serve the city. Racial desegregation and inner city decay in Johannesburg. Originally envisaged as a healthy residential welcomee, they cast acts of vandalism and refusal to pay for services as acts of resistance [ 29 ].
Double Storey: Cape Town; Saint Molakeng, Sowetan Sunday World Like a lover who knows the flaws and weaknesses of his beloved and yet is still stirred to passion and affection by her, an exciting new This remarkable novel employs a distinctive narrative voice welcomme from the oral traditions of the author's home community Limpopo Province to explore complex questions of urban social problems. Janet Street-Porter. The communal narrator addressing the dead main character from both the physical and the welco,e reality may seem to belay the sophistication of the plot str.
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I read the author died at only 34 and I can't help feeling sorry he didn't have time to write and share more with us. May 14, this courageous novel is compelling in its honesty and its broad visi. The epidemic of AIDS is understood in the light of these views--it is believed that it was brought by Black African immigrants from countries like Nigeria. Infused with the rhythms of the inner-city pul.
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everything is there: the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the omnipotent violence that often cuts short the promise of young people's lives, and the Africanist understanding of the life continuum that does not end with death but flows on into an ancestral realm. Infused with the rhythms of the inner-city pulsebeat, this courageous novel is compelling in its honesty and its broad vision, which links Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong, and Oxford.
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