By Phaswane Mpe

 Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exciting and anxious journey throughout the chaotic and hyper-real area of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that's contradictory, eye-catching, and painful within the postapartheid South African psyche. every thing is there: the shattered desires of youngster, sexuality and its unpredictable expenditures, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the all-powerful violence that frequently cuts brief the promise of younger people’s lives, and the Africanist figuring out of the existence continuum that doesn't finish with demise yet flows on into an ancestral realm. Infused with the rhythms of the inner-city pulsebeat, this brave novel is compelling in its honesty and its vast imaginative and prescient, which hyperlinks Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong, and Oxford. It spills out the center of Hillbrow—living with a similar strength and intimate wisdom with which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being.

 

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