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Cafe de Move-on Blues, Hope,  Christopher
Cafe de Move-on Blues
Christopher Hope

Hardback $44.99 - Atlantic Books
No Heading Text for this Section - Published: 23/May/2018 - ISBN: 9781786490599

In White Boy Running, Christopher Hope explored how it felt and looked to grow up in a country gripped by an 'absurd, racist insanity'. On a road trip thirty years later, Hope goes in search of today's South Africa; post the evils of apartheid, but also post the dashed hopes and dreams of Mandela, of a future when race and colour would not count. He finds a country still in the grip of a ruling party intent on only caring for itself to the exclusion of all others. Where racial divides are deeper than ever. As the old imperial idols of Cecil Rhodes and Paul Kruger are literally pulled from their pedestals in a mass yearning to destroy the past, Hope ponders the question : where to now for Whites?

Framed as a travelogue, this is a powerful and moving portrait of South Africa - and an elegy to a living nation, which is still mad and absurd.

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