THE BLINDED CITY, ten years in inner-city Johannesburg

: Wilhelm-Solomon (M.)

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289pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022


"the history of inner-city Johannesburg from 2010 to 2019, primarily from the perspectives of the unlawful occupiers of spaces known as hijacked buildings, bad buildings or dark buildings ... and the court cases around them" from the back cover

 "A riveting look at Joburg's 'hijacked buildings', The Blinded City is a tribute to people who struggle for connection against all the odds. In bringing them to life, Wilhelm-Solomon has told the true story behind the challenge of South Africa's urban regeneration." Gillian Slovo, author of Red Dust

"One of the best works of narrative non-fiction to emerge from the country in years. Quite simply brilliant." Niren Tolsi, co-founding editor of The Con

Dr Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon has worked as a lecture, researcher and writing fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand over the past decade.