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The Resource Lost and found in Johannesburg : a memoir, Mark Gevisser

Lost and found in Johannesburg : a memoir, Mark Gevisser

Label
Lost and found in Johannesburg : a memoir
Title
Lost and found in Johannesburg
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mark Gevisser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a boy growing up in 1970s Johannesburg Mark Gevisser would play 'Dispatcher', a game that involved sitting in his father's parked car (or in the study) and sending imaginary couriers on routes across the city, mapped out from Holmden's Register of Johannesburg. As the imaginary fleet made its way across the troubled city and its tightly bound geographies, so too did the young dispatcher begin to figure out his own place in the world. At the centre of this book is the account of a young boy who is obsessed with maps and books, and other boys. Mark Gevisser's account of growing up as the gay son of Jewish immigrants, in a society deeply affected - on a daily basis - by apartheid and its legacy, provides a uniquely layered understanding of place and history
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gevisser, Mark
Dewey number
  • 968.06092
  • 968.06092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gevisser, Mark
  • Authors, South African
  • Journalists
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
Label
Lost and found in Johannesburg : a memoir, Mark Gevisser
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg. Granta Books, 2014
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023831093
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781783780990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Lost and found in Johannesburg : a memoir, Mark Gevisser
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Dispatcher : lost and found in Johannesburg. Granta Books, 2014
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023831093
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781783780990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

    • Shepherds Bush LibraryBorrow it
      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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