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Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe Online



Welcome to Our Hillbrow

Welcome to Our Hillbrow

  • Title: Welcome to Our Hillbrow
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  • ISBN : 9780869809952
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 124 pages


Hillbrow is a microcosm of the changing South African psyche This novel links Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong and Oxford, and contains the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the omnipotent violence that cuts short the promise of young people, and the Africanist understanding of the life.


Author Phaswane Mpe




Welcome to Our Hillbrow Reviews (31)

  • This is a very short novel, a novella really, only 124 pages It is written as a narrative from a second person, to the main protagonist, who is already dead as the book is written.Hillbrow is a very violent suburb of Johannesburg in South Africa, and the title of the book is very ironic, as there is [..]

  • Wow, wow This book is just brilliant Mpe, who died suddenly, leaving just this one novel and some poems, may have been a genius. [..]

  • This was a really interesting book that I enjoyed a lot It is very brief only containing 124 pages but the amount of substance that is fit into such a short book is extraordinary It deals with topics such as xenophobia, racism, rumor, discrimination, poverty, AIDS, and crime all within its covers An [..]

  • Suicidal ideation on a large scale Did the author actually kill himself at 34 or was there a different cause of death I just couldn t really get fully into it I didn t love the writing style I don t know I thought it would somehow be better..Have to it. [..]

  • Mpe was a literary painter of note Saddening that he did not live long enough to write novels I enjoyed the style of his writing than the story The protagonist s omniscient voice puts the reader to a quizzical and introspective perspective. [..]

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