Master Mansions
Book 8 of Wake Up, This is Joburg
Mark Lewis and Tanya Zack
With Gujarati translation by Usha Desai
Fourthwall books, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9947009-1-9
Soft cover, full colour
40 pages, 254 x 195 mm

In the eighth book of the popular series Wake Up, This is Joburg, photographer Mark Lewis and writer Tanya Zack take us on a magical tour of Master Mansions, a six-storey building in Market Street housing a hat factory family apartments, a lush roof garden and the first private Hindu temple in Johannesburg. They learn the story of the hat factory from the former owner Bhikha Uka’s son Rajnikant Bhikha (aka RB), RB’s youngest son HB Master and HB’s son Manoj. HB and his children were the last to manage the hat factory and he tells of its success, perhaps no more tangibly demonstrated than in the famous hat made by Mabro milliner Jimmy Baloyi and worn by Winnie Mandela to the Presidential inauguration of Nelson Mandela.

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