By Phaswane Mpe
Welcome to Our Hillbrow is a thrilling and aggravating trip during the chaotic and hyper-real region of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that's contradictory, fascinating, and painful within the postapartheid South African psyche. every thing is there: the shattered desires of stripling, sexuality and its unpredictable charges, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the all-powerful violence that frequently cuts brief the promise of younger people’s lives, and the Africanist knowing of the existence 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 wide imaginative and prescient, which hyperlinks Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong, and Oxford. It spills out the center of Hillbrow—living with an analogous strength and intimate wisdom with which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being.
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