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A man who is not a man (Paperback, New)

Thando Mgqolozana

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In South Africa, the controversial topic of botched traditional circumcisions has been very much in the news of late. A Man Who Is Not A Man recounts the personal trauma of a young Xhosa initiate after a rite-of-passage circumcision has gone wrong. With frankness and courage, author Thando Mgqolozana's powerful novel details the pain and lifelong shame that is experienced as a result of not just the physical trauma, but the social ostracism of being labeled '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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Imprint: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: March 2009
First published: May 2009
Authors: Thando Mgqolozana
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-86914-176-9
Barcode: 9781869141769
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
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LSN: 1-86914-176-8

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