: Mhlongo (N.)

R 315.00
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298pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020


Mpisi Mpisani returns to the village of his birth and the home of his first wife for his mother's funeral, accompanied by his young son. When the boy disappears he stays to search for him, while his second wife in Soweto gives birth.

"Replete with gripping plot twists and surprises, this novel illuminates rural life under apartheid. As a work of art, it delivers." Fred Khumalo, author of The Longest March

Niq Mhlongo is the author of the novels Dog Eat Dog, After Tears and Way Back Home, the short story collections Soweto, under the apricot tree and Affluenza, and the collection of essays Black Tax: burden or ubuntu? He lives in Soweto.