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Werfsonde

ISBN 
9781415202043
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R190.00
Published 
October 2012
About the book: 

In Hillbrow, Berea and Doornfontein, prostitutes are everywhere. In nearby Yeoville, there are hardly any white people. The dogs wake one with their barking and the shebeens stay open late. Sometimes you have to chase intruders with a gun from your garden. 

It is in this new Johannesburg, with its inhabitants from all over Africa, where an Afrikaans man is trying to carve out a life with his Zulu wife Lungi and her son Jomo. 

This unflinching report of unconventional family life, sex in backstreet brothels and long evenings drinking become hynotic, funny and nostalgic portrait of a world in transition, of the gains and losses of a new kind of existence. Perhaps a new kind of South African life is possible.

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