: Mazibuko (O.)

R 320.00
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374pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022


Humorous coming-of-age novel set in East London  in 1998.

“This is a coming-of-age story for anyone who has ever tried making sense of life while living in conflicting realities, and trying to pretend that completely losing it isn’t the most inevitable outcome. Manhood, and especially the traditional constructions of it from a Xhosa perspective, are explored through the eyes of a teenager. These are weighed against the constructions of manhood from an affluent all boys’ college with strong western influences" Onke Mazibuko, Daily Maverick

Onke Mazibuko is a psychologist in private practice currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria. The Second Verse is his debut novel.