223pp. paperback, Johannesburg, 2019.
A novel about an accomplished musician, composer and band leader who lives for art at the expense of all else.
"Illumination is a glorious celebration of the unfathomable nature of friendship and a deft appraisal of a complex individual's and South Africa's most pressing ills." Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body
Nthikeng Mohlele was raised in Limpopo Province and Tembisa township. He is the author of the novels Michael K, Pleasure, Rusty Bell, Small Things and The Scent of Bliss. Pleasure won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English and the 2017 K. Sello Duiker Memorial Prize.