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The Resource Welcome to our Hillbrow : a novel of postapartheid South Africa, [Phaswane Mpe ; introduction by Ghirmai Negash]

Welcome to our Hillbrow : a novel of postapartheid South Africa, [Phaswane Mpe ; introduction by Ghirmai Negash]

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Welcome to our Hillbrow : a novel of postapartheid South Africa
Title
Welcome to our Hillbrow
Title remainder
a novel of postapartheid South Africa
Statement of responsibility
[Phaswane Mpe ; introduction by Ghirmai Negash]
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --
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Summary
"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." --
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Provided by publisher
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10000135
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-2004
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Mpe, Phaswane
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Modern African writing
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  • City and town life
  • Hillbrow (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Target audience
adult
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a novel of postapartheid South Africa
Label
Welcome to our Hillbrow : a novel of postapartheid South Africa, [Phaswane Mpe ; introduction by Ghirmai Negash]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published by University of Natal Press ... Scottsville, South Africa, 2001"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000046462504
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 124 p.
Isbn
9780821419625
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acidfree paper)
Lccn
2011000719
System control number
(OCoLC)682895129
Label
Welcome to our Hillbrow : a novel of postapartheid South Africa, [Phaswane Mpe ; introduction by Ghirmai Negash]
Publication
Note
"First published by University of Natal Press ... Scottsville, South Africa, 2001"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000046462504
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 124 p.
Isbn
9780821419625
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acidfree paper)
Lccn
2011000719
System control number
(OCoLC)682895129

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