Welcome to Joburg Noir. While the stories allow the reader to layer their experience of current Johannesburg with the traces, memories and experiences of these writers, they also provide a weapon against entrenched and invisible systems of power and privilege and a haven for seldom heard, angry voices; voices that seek to reveal the city space by displaying its complex dynamics.
Joburg Noir is a collection of short stories by twenty of South Africa’s most gifted and versatile writers, some established, some just setting out. Joburg the city meets Noir the genre. Edited and compiled by Niq Mhlongo, this collection showcases the depth of black writing talent in South Africa.