Café de Move-On Blues: In Search of the New South Africa (Cafe de Move on Blues)

Author(s): Christopher Hope

Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs

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 30 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 color would not count. He finds a country still in the grip of a ruling party intent only on caring for itself, to the exclusion of all others; a country 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: what next? Framed as a travelogue, this is a darkly comic, powerful and moving portrait of South Africa--an elegy to a living nation, which is still mad and absurd.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781786490612
  • : Atlantic Books, Limited
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : 0.322051
  • : January 2018
  • : ---length:- '7.75'width:- '5'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Hope
  • : Paperback
  • : May-19
  • : English
  • : 968.07/4092
  • : 336