It is only in this multilayered sense that we may be welcomed to , and perhaps
find sanctuary in , the world of our fictions . The refrain “ Welcome to Our Hillbrow
” thus becomes a serious plea to you , a community of readers , to respond . 5 I
Author: John O. Jordan
Publisher: Approaches to Teaching World L
Bleak House provides students and teachers occasion to discuss Victorian social concerns involving law, crime, family, education, and money and to learn about every stratum of English society, from the aristocracy to the homeless. The essays in this volume offer instructors an array of practical strategies for use in the classroom: some describe courses organised exclusively around Bleak House; others offer ideas for teaching a single scene or topic in the novel.
Hillbrow [...] could only translate into AIDS" (McGregor 2004; Welcome to our
Hillbrow46 3). Whatever the cause of his death, he will surely be missed ... The
Present in Welcome to our Hillbrow [RJacial issues, they just don't dominate my
Author: Adrian Knapp
Publisher: Ibidem-Verlag Haunschild/Schoen gbr
Category: Literary Criticism
Andre P. Brink's Imaginings of Sand ; Zakes Mda's Ways of Dying ; J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace ; and Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to our Hillbrow.
Author: Université de la Réunion. Groupe de recherches sur l'Afrique du Sud. Colloque internationalPublish On: 2004
other places , as though its spirit travelled with the characters : “ Welcome to our
new Hillbrow ” when Referentse welcomes Lerato in Heaven ( Mpe : 68 ) , or
again , “ Welcome to our Hillbrow . . . Welcome to our Alexandra . . . Welcome to
Author: Université de la Réunion. Groupe de recherches sur l'Afrique du Sud. Colloque international
The Brooding Clouds collection is a gem of creative achievement that stands as a poignant tribute to the tremendous talent of a writer cut down much too soon. [Phaswane Mpe lectured in African Literature at the University of the ...
Author: Phaswane Mpe
Publisher: University of Natal Press
Brooding Clouds is a posthumous collection of short stories and poems that were written as a prequel to Phaswane Mpe's acclaimed bestseller, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. In these thematically linked stories, we meet the organic roots of the emblematic characters and concerns of the later novel. Written with an expressive simplicity that evokes the rural soul of tiny Tiragalong and its neighboring village of Nobody, Mpe's stories speak out strongly on issues close to his heart. The poems form a tandem narrative that is gritty, topical, observant, and which articulates the dilemmas of inner city living, along with the broader conundrums of Tiragalong, Hillbrow, and South Africa. The Brooding Clouds collection is a gem of creative achievement that stands as a poignant tribute to the tremendous talent of a writer cut down much too soon. [Phaswane Mpe lectured in African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. Welcome to Our Hillbrow (2001), his only published novel, was shortlisted for the Sanlam Literary Award (2001) and the Sunday Times Literary Award for Fiction (2002). He received a Posthumous South African Literary Award (2007).]
there were many such vulnerable people in Hillbrow , where human cries for help
often went unanswered , the multitudes ... Thus , argues Clarkson ( 2004 : 13 ) , '
a refusal to be welcomed to our Hillbrow becomes difficult to extricate from a ...
On the Hillbrow Tower Phaswane Mpe When my publishers asked if I had any
ideas for the cover of Welcome To Our Hillbrow , I answered in the positive . I had
to . Not to have any idea would have been tantamount to denouncing my ...
This repositioning of postmodern narrative strategy in a South African context
accurately reflects Phaswane Mpe ' s discursive practice in Welcome to our Hillbrow , one of the texts which demonstrate that South African literature in
Welcome To Our Hillbrow . South Africa : University of KwaZulu - Natal Press ,
2001 . Paper . 124 pp . With Welcome To Our Hillbrow , the South African writer
and poet Phaswane Mpe demonstrates that the post - Apartheid generation of
Welcome to Our Hillbrow does include descriptions of Refilwe ' s emaciated body
, but it does not detail her demise unto death : Her younger ... Her hair was as thin
and fine as the fur of a kitten , her eyes almost popping out their sockets .
Both central characters write a form of fiction which they don't succeed in
publishing . One character writes in English and one writes in Sepedi , what is
your view on , writing in Sepedi - did you translate Welcome to our Hillbrow into
Category: Commonwealth literature (English)
One number each year includes Annual bibliography of Commonwealth literature.
In Welcome to Our Hillbrow , HIV / AIDS " has become an unselfconscious part of
the conversation " and is just one of the central issues . The virus receives the
same attention as other issues – migration , prejudices , crime , drugs , poverty ,
Author: Sabine Coelsch-Foisner
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
The human body is a recurrent theme in contemporary literatures in English. The aim of this collection of essays is to explore its multiple representations and functions within a wide range of texts drawn together from various Anglophone cultures. For thematic coherence, this volume is divided into four parts: Diseased Bodies, Invented Bodies, Gendered and Transgender Bodies, and Fragmented and Mutilated Bodies. By adopting multi-disciplinary perspectives, each group of essays illustrates the different ways in which these become multiply signifying sites of cultural and political representation, whether the mode is realistic or daringly speculative and fantastic, as in the case of genetically designed bodies, monstrous and machine bodies. This book contributes to understanding the body as a culture-specific construct.
Ebd . An dieser Stelle sei auf den Roman von Phaswane Mpe verwiesen , Welcome to Our Hillbrow , Pietermaritzburg : University of Natal Press , 2001 eine
verstörende , hypnotische Reise durch einen inner city district , der für all den
the novel , the other children are welcome because of responsibility for the
extended family . ... In Welcome To Our Hillbrow , the characters live the urban
life while they are in Johannesburg , but have to deal with the consequences
when they ...
than in their victims ' tales of loss and sorrow ? ... Hence my argument in favor of
an imagined rewriting of history or , more precisely , of the role of the imagination
in the ... Mpe's Welcome to Our Hillbrow is , at 124 pages , a slim volume .
Author: Igor Maver
Category: Literary Criticism
This book of new critical essays and interviews with writers interrogates the current usage of the term and the category of the post-colonial as a theoretical concept, discourse and state of mind. By looking at contemporary writing in English throughout the world, it critically revisions the current practice of post-colonial studies and calls attention to its significant weaknesses.
African Intimacies simultaneously responds to the public debate on the “Africanness” of homosexuality and interrogates the meaningfulness of the terms “sexuality” and “homosexuality” outside Euro-American discourse.
Author: Neville Wallace Hoad
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Social Science
There have been few book-length engagements with the question of sexuality in Africa, let alone African homosexuality. African Intimacies simultaneously responds to the public debate on the “Africanness” of homosexuality and interrogates the meaningfulness of the terms “sexuality” and “homosexuality” outside Euro-American discourse. Speculating on cultural practices interpreted by missionaries as sodomy and resistance to colonialism, Neville Hoad begins by analyzing the 1886 Bugandan martyrs incident—the execution of thirty men in the royal court. Then, in a series of close readings, he addresses questions of race, sex, and globalization in the 1965 Wole Soyinka novel The Interpreters, examines the emblematic 1998 Lambeth conference of Anglican bishops, considers the imperial legacy in depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and reveals how South African writer Phaswane Mpe’s contemporary novel Welcome to Our Hillbrow problematizes notions of African identity and cosmopolitanism. Hoad’s assessment of the historical valence of homosexuality in Africa shows how the category has served a key role in a larger story, one in which sexuality has been made in line with a vision of white Western truth, limiting an understanding of intimacy that could imagine an African universalism. Neville Hoad is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin.
Author: Devarakshanam Betty GovindenPublish On: 2008
My impressions , on visiting one of Dostoevsky ' s homes , now a landmark
Museum , were distinctly of how writers use place ... or Hillbrow ( see Phaswane
Mpe ' s Welcome to Our Hillbrow , 2001 ) , or Fietas , the Vrededorp / Pageview
Despite its primary address to social scientists , Ordinary Cities has much to offer
scholars of literature and other ... in his 2002 novel Welcome to our Hillbrow and
closes with an extended analysis , at once rhetorical and practical , of the ...
By contrast , Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to Our Hillbrow , a novel set in the streets
of Johannesburg , shows how much he ' recognised in Bosman a kindred spirit ” .
92 Hugh Lewin , whose activism against apartheid earned him a long ...