A Man Who Is Not a Man

by Thando Mgqolozana


A Man Who Is Not a Man | 9781913175023 | Thando Mgqolozana

In stock


Format:Paperback / softback

Published:12/01/2021 by Cassava Republic Press


A Man Who Is Not A Man recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after a rite-of-passage circumcision goes wrong. With frankness and courage, this powerful novel details the pain and lifelong shame this protagonist experiences as a result not only of the physical trauma, but the social ostracism from being labeled ‘a failed man.’ He decodes the mysteries of this long-standing cultural tradition and calls to account the elders for the disintegrating support systems that allow such tragic outcomes. But it is also through this life-changing experience that the protagonist is forced to find his strength and humanity, and reassess what it really means to be a man.

Additional information

Weight 0.00 kg