– Thandiwe Ntshinga, The South African
‘Crisp, experimental and beautifully weird’
– Phumlani S Langa, City Press
Pan Macmillan is giving away three copies of Phumlani Pikoli’s new short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity!
The Fatuous State of Severity is a fresh collection of short stories and illustrations that explores themes surrounding the experiences of a generation of young, urban South Africans coping with the tensions of social media, language insecurities and relationships of various kinds.
Intense and provocative, this new edition of the book, which was first self-published in 2016, features six additional stories as well as an introductory essay on Pikoli’s publishing journey.