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Author Mpe, Phaswane, 1970-2004
Title Welcome to our Hillbrow [electronic resource] : a novel of postapartheid South Africa / [Phaswane Mpe ; introduction by Ghirmai Negash]
Imprint Ohio : Ohio University Press, c2011. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xxvii, 124 p.)
Note "First published by University of Natal Press ... Scottsville, SouthAfrica, 2001"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references
"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. It spills out the guts of Hillbrow--living with the same energy and intimate knowledge with which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being." -- Provided by publisher
Description based on print version record
Subject LITERARY COLLECTIONS / African bisacsh
City and town life -- South Africa -- Fiction
Hillbrow (Johannesburg, South Africa) -- Fiction
Alt Author Project Muse
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