By Phaswane Mpe
Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exciting and traumatic journey during the chaotic and hyper-real sector of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that's contradictory, pleasing, and painful within the postapartheid South African psyche. every little thing is there: the shattered desires of sweet sixteen, sexuality and its unpredictable expenses, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the all-powerful violence that frequently cuts brief the promise of younger people’s lives, and the Africanist realizing of the lifestyles continuum that doesn't finish with dying 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 an identical power and intimate wisdom with which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being.
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