Uptown Saturday Night Downtown Sunday Morning

By Gari M Joubert

New adult fiction, Literary fiction | Paperback, eBook


Set in South Africa at the zenith of the mid-1980’s Durban Alternative club scene, “Uptown Saturday Night Downtown Sunday Mornings” re-captures in sensuous detail the technicoloured vibrancy of the city’s counter-culture and its struggle within the oppressive regime of the day. Charting an erratic course through Durban’s underbelly, the novel’s obtuse sharp-focus lens pulls you into the unhinged psyche of James DuPont and the Durban he inhabits. Acidly honest, it is in turn shocking, poignant and seductive. An astonishingly unique testament to a lost generation and their city.




Gari Joubert was born in 1964 in Mandini, a paper mill town on the Tugela River, in what was then Zululand, South Africa. At age ten he moved with his mother and four siblings to Durban, and at thirteen, went into a foster home, remaining there until he finished high school. Following this, he was conscripted by the South African Defence Force and worked in a varied capacity in military intelligence. Joubert returned subsequently to Durban and spent the next four years involved in the club and band scene, the counter-culture movement, fringe politics, and writing. In the late 1980’s he emigrated to Europe and later settled in London where he continued to write and play in bands and met his wife Sehrazat. In 2005 he returned to South Africa where he now lives on the Kwazulu-Natal coast.


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Gari Joubert was born in 1964 in Mandini, a paper mill town on the Tugela River, in what was then Zululand, South Africa. At age ten he moved with his mother and four siblings to Durban, and at thirteen, went into a foster home, remaining there until he finished high school. Following this, he was conscripted by the South African Defence Force and worked in a varied capacity in military intelligen...


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