Law and Disorder

This post is aimed to provide some background on Hillbrow, a poor neighbourhood in Johannesburg, and the stage for Mpe’s novella. In order to further acquaint us with the issues, here are some links to documentaries about the area:

Hillbrow: Between Heaven and Hell from Al Jazeera

Gangster Paradise

Hillbrow Flash Mob


Property Hillbrow 

So, do you feel a connection between the links provided and the film? What progression, if any, can you see since the time Mpe’s novella is based? Did anything challenge your perceptions, or confirm them? Also, from this we can see how Mpe painted a picture of the neighbourhood of Hillbrow: how would you do this for NYUAD, or your home area?


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