Welcome to Our Hillbrow

by

Phaswane Mpe

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Hit-and-Runs

In Welcome to Our Hillbrow, hit-and-run car accidents symbolize the suddenness with which life can change. There are two significant hit-and-runs in the novel: the first is at the very beginning, when a seven-year-old…

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The Refrain “Welcome to our…”

The prominent refrain “welcome to our…” symbolizes life’s inherent difficulty and complexity, which exists regardless of where one lives. At the beginning of the novel, saying “welcome to our Hillbrow” is a way to express…

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