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Turn-Up Talk Series Episode 4 – Mess in Melville

The ‘Turn-up Talk Series’ is a collection of discussions in which young Jo’burgers share their nocturnal lives: stories and reflections from the city’s dancefloors. The candid conversations explore nightclubs as stages for young people’s negotiations of identity, belonging and power.
“This week’s episode is a phat 20-minute story about one woman’s coming-of-age in Johannesburg nightclubs. It’s a tale of transition from the Eastern Cape to Gauteng, from childhood to adulthood. It’s about rumour, romance, space and belonging. An exploration of “How to be black, ‘middle-class’ and ‘hipster’ in a complicated city.”

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