Portrait with keys: the city of Johannesburg unlocked

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W.W. Norton & Co.,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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1st American ed.
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English
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This dazzling portrait of Johannesburg is one of the most haunting, poetic pieces of reportage about a metropolis since Suketu Mehta's Maximum City. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-today transformation of his embattled city: the homeless using manholes as cupboards, a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. Most poignantly he charts the small, devastating changes along the postapartheid streets: walls grow higher, neighborhoods are gated off, the keys multiply. Security--insecurity?--is the growth industry. Vladislavic, described as "one of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today" (André Brink), delivers "one of the best things ever written about a great, if schizophrenic, city, and an utterly true picture of the new South Africa" (Christopher Hope).
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9780393335408
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subject_facetJohannesburg (South Africa) -- Description and travel
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Social conditions
Johannesburg (South Africa) -- Social life and customs
Social change -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
Vladislavić, Ivan, -- 1957- -- Homes and haunts -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
Vladislavić, Ivan, -- 1957- -- Travel -- South Africa -- Johannesburg
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title_shortPortrait with keys
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Homes and haunts
Social change
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Travel
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