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Thando Mgqolozana

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One of the most original voices in literature today, Mgqolozana, author of A Man Who is Not a Man and Hear Me Alone, is releasing his third novel.

Unimportance is the gripping account of 12 anxiety-stricken hours in the life of Zizi, a university student and candidate in the upcoming SRC presidential election, and his struggle to balance his pristine public image with his darker private life.

On the morning of the presidential manifesto presentations Zizi delivers a speech no one could have expected and makes an extraordinary confession. As Zizi’s words fade, and a sense of shock lingers in the air, he is faced with the reality of his actions. As the students realise that they may vote a highly flawed man into office how will they respond? What will it mean, either way? In Unimportance, the university is successfully displayed as a microcosm of society as Mgqolozana yet again delivers to the reader a story written in his unconventional style.

“Surreal, challenging, cutting and funny.” – Rachel Zadok, author of Sister Sister (a Sunday Times Literary Award finalist)

“Beautifully complex and beautifully simple.” – Karen Jennings, author of Finding Soutbek (an Etisalat Prize for Literature contender)

ISBN-13: 9781431409525
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