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Small Things
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Price: R 170
Publication Date: 2013-03-15
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978 1 86914 245 2
Width: 150
Height: 220
Pages: 114

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Small Things, the fascinating story of a flaneur in Johannesburg
Review by Sarah Frost
KZN Literary Tourism
Monday, 03 June 2013

Nthikeng Mohlele has written a superb second novel in ‘Small Things’. This book is philosophically interesting, and psychologically astute, demonstrating intelligence and integrity. It is no wonder that world renowned author J M Coetzee said of the book: ‘Behind this story of love, music and the eternal quest, lies an artistic sensibility as generous as it is complex. The prose is rich in texture, the final effect melancholy and comic in equal proportions.’

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A small, existentialist look at the modern SA
Review by Charles Cilliers
City Press, 5 May 2013


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This is the story of a dreamer, an average man, singled out by fate for an uncertain life. Jailed for 18 years under apartheid for unspecified sins, he emerges into a world that has no place for him. His fluctuating fortunes land him on the unpredictable, bitter-winter streets of Johannesburg, where ‘harmlessness’ is an ‘unfortunate trait’ but tempestuous skylines offer space to breathe.


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