Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
By Alastair Bonnett
Viking
270 pp; $30

The South African poet Lionel Abrahams once reminded us that, “Memory takes root only half in the folds of the brain: half’s in the concrete streets we have lived along.” Abrahams was Johannesburg’s unofficial poet laureate, the reigning flâneur of an unwalkable city. 975 more words