A Man Who is Not a Man

A Man Who is Not a Man

By: Thando Mgqolozana (author)Paperback

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The controversial topic of botched traditional circumcision has been very much in the news of late. This powerful first novel recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after one such circumcision gone wrong. With frankness and courage, the author details the pain and life-long shame that is experienced as a result of not just the physical trauma, but the social ostracism of being labelled 'a failed man'. He decodes the values and mysteries of this deep-seated cultural tradition and calls to account the elders for the disintegrating support systems that allow such tragic outcomes to happen. But it is also through this life-changing experience that his protagonist is forced to find his strength and humanity, and reassess what it really means to be a man.

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About Author

Thando Mgqolozana is an Eastern Cape author who hails from Whittlesea near East London. He has a nursing degree from UWC, where he was selected as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar to do his Masters. He has worked as a data analyst for the Western Cape Social Development department and as a junior researcher for the HSRC in Cape Town. A Man Who Is Not A Man is his first published novel.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781869141769
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 164
  • ID: 9781869141769
  • weight: 230
  • ISBN10: 1869141768

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