198pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019.
A novel that takes place over a weekend in Johannesburg, about a group of young friends navigating a life of drinking and partying as they struggle to come to terms with their privilege, identity and race issues, and the longing for acceptance.
"Born Freeloaders is an excoriating look at the impotence of youth and millennial privilege. Pikoli is an urgent new voice in South African fiction." Efemia Chela, Zambian-Ghanaian literary critic, editor and writer
Phumlani Pikoli is a journalist and artist who lives in Johannesburg. He is the author of the collection of short stories and illustrations. The Fatuous state of Severity.