The Café de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa

The Café de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa
The Café de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa

The Café de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa

In White Boy Running, Christopher Hope explored what it looked and felt like to grow up in a country gripped by an ‘absurd, racist insanity’. Now comes Cafe de Move-on Blues, Hope’s contemplation of the situation white South Africans find themselves in today, post-Apartheid.

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Title: The Café de Move-on Blues: In Search of the New South Africa
Author:
Christopher Hope
Publisher:
Random House, South Africa
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Publication Year:
2018
ISBN:
9781786495235
Bib. Info: Paperback

In White Boy Running, Christopher Hope explored what it looked and felt like to grow up in a country gripped by an ‘absurd, racist insanity’. Now comes Cafe de Move-on Blues, Hope’s contemplation of the situation white South Africans find themselves in today, post-Apartheid.

Emigration is accelerating at a rate never seen before, diasporas are spreading from Winnipeg to Wimbledon, and the spectre of neighbouring Zimbabwe looms large as violence spreads. As one by one, the old imperial idols, from Cecil Rhodes to Paul Kruger, are pulled from their pedestals, Hope ponders the question: ‘Who is next?‘

In this intimate and powerful portrait of race, politics and people in South Africa today, Hope, yet again, uses his mesmerising prose to get to the heart of the issue, and to reveal what can be done to stem the flow of whites leaving the rainbow nation.

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