Portrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked

Portrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked
Published: August 1st 2007 (first published January 1st 2006)
Author: Ivan Vladislavić
Language English
Category: Nonfiction
Pages: 203 pages
Goodreads Rating: 3.9

No one would ever say Johannesburg is a loveable city. It is ugly, poor, rubbish-strewn; it is crime-infested with one of the world's highest number of murders and hijackings per capita. Yet, through the eyes of Ivan Vladislavic (an unlikely named South African), it becomes a place for memory, an elegy to hauntings and displacement. An unusual, prize-winning book which pays a tribute to the city from an insider who does not shrink from recording events the way they unfold. There is no romanticis

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