Michael K

Nthikeng Mohlele

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Pan Macmillan


Michael K explores the weight of history and of conscience, thus wrestling the character from the confines of literary creation to the frontiers of artistic timelessness and contemporary South Africa.

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'A work of reflective intensity, re-imagining a memorable character from JM Coetzee's world of stark and sparse prose and transplanting him in Mohlele's ornate and lyrical one.' - ZAKES MDA 'Mohlele writes his story beautifully with a tactile sensuality. He arranges words, sentences and paragraphs like a gifted composer.' - SUNDAY TIMES