Phaswane Mpe teaches African Literature and Publishing Studies at Wits University. He has worked extensively in the South African publishing industry.
"With the publication of Welcome To Our Hillbrow, South Africa now clearly boasts an author who shows exceptional talent and promise. Saint Molakeng, Sowetan Sunday World Like a lover who knows the flaws and weaknesses of his beloved and yet is still stirred to passion and affection by her, young author Phaswane Mpe loves Hillbrow. Laurice Taitz, Sunday Times Lifestyle This is the real African soil, as it is here and now......... It's a harrowing, revealing, human read about a lost generation clawing up through the concrete of the imploded inner city under which it has been buried. And it's all ours. Welcome to your world. John Matshikiza, Mail and Guardian"