Welcome to Our Hillbrow


Phaswane Mpe

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Molori is Piet’s cousin. Molori is from Tiragalong, and was very close to his cousin until, one day, Molori’s mother fell ill. Molori called on a dishonest bone thrower to tell him what was wrong with his mother, and the bone thrower falsely accused Piet of trying to poison Molori. Molori became scared and angry, and he and a few other men murdered Piet by stabbing him.

Molori Quotes in Welcome to Our Hillbrow

The Welcome to Our Hillbrow quotes below are all either spoken by Molori or refer to Molori. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 3 Quotes

It did not occur to Molori and his uncle to doubt the bone thrower’s insights. His accurate knowledge of their family affairs was too impressive; where else could such knowledge have come from, they reasoned, other than from his reading of the bones? The uncle reminded Molori about the Tiragalong saying: witches have no distinct kin colour through which other people can recognize and identify them. Piet and his mother might put on the act of being good people. But who was to say that that was not the art of witches?

Related Characters: Bone Throwers, Molori, Piet
Page Number: 77
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Molori Character Timeline in Welcome to Our Hillbrow

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Chapter 3
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One such relative is Molori, Piet’s cousin. Their relationship is ordinarily very close, but Piet has no way of knowing... (full context)
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...he ends up with more money than if he’d set a fixed price. After meeting Molori’s mother, the bone thrower tells them that this is an extremely serious case. He immediately... (full context)
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After an impressive, confusing show, the bone thrower tells Molori that his mother was poisoned by someone in the family. The bone thrower says that... (full context)
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Molori’s uncle reminds Molori that they have no way of knowing who is trustworthy just by... (full context)