Jozi

Perfect Hlongwane

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Picador Africa

9781770103986
Synopsis

This novel collection by first-time author Perfect Hlongwane offers a biting portrait of inner-city Jo'burg, a place where dreams come to die. Written as a series of interlinked stories centering around an eclectic ensemble of characters, Jozi conjures for readers a city both familiar and surprising. With its vein of painful self-examination, evocative sense of place and unflinching exploration of the rawer aspects of Jo'burg living, it brings to mind the impact of cult literary figures like Dambudzo Marechere and Phaswane Mpe.