: Baikie (T.)

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175pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


A novel set in a consumerist world where everyone has a stroke around the age of 18, after which writing and speaking is only possible when you’re wearing LipService patches. Sponsored by corporations, the language of each patch is scripted by copywriters so that every utterance promotes the brand.

This novel won the 2015/16 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award.

Tammy Baikie is a translator qualified to work with French and German as source languages. She lives in Johannesburg.