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Books in this genre are set in or about Johannesburg.
Modern South African Fiction
“ The white neighborhoods of Johannesburg were built on white fear—fear of black crime, fear of black uprisings and reprisals—and as a result virtually every house sits behind a six-foot wall, and on top of that wall is electric wire. Everyone lives in a plush, fancy maximum-security prison. There is no sitting on the front porch, no saying hi to the neighbors, no kids running back and forth between houses. I’d ride my bike around the neighborhood for hours without seeing a single kid. I’d hear th ...more ”
[close] There is a history of the world of which most people are unaware. It is encapsulated in the phrase, “History is written by the victors.” What about those who lost? Their stories are lost in the tales of the winners. They are notes in the margin.
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[close] Reading group for customers of Tales & Fables. I'm going to be cataloging what people buy for now, until I get a better idea of what to do with this page.
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[close] Joburg bookclub since 2004
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[close] Anything leaning towards the left side of the bell curve is strictly prohibited.
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