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Presenting Hunger Eats a Man by Nkosinathi Sithole: A Poetic, Funny and Highly Relevant Debut

Hunger Eats a ManPenguin Books presents Hunger Eats a Man by Nkosinathi Sithole – out now:

When Father Gumede, known as Priest, loses his job as a farmhand, he realises he can’t afford to love his neighbour as he does himself. Despondent and enraged, Priest cuts off all ties to the church and politics, determined to make a living – at whatever cost.

It will take a strange story written by his son Sandile – a comical, terrifying and prophetic tale in which the downtrodden rise up to march on the wealth of a neighbouring suburb – to show Priest the hope and humanity inherent in the human spirit.

Beautifully poetic, funny and highly relevant, Sithole’s debut novel highlights the ongoing plight of many rural South Africans and the power of a community working together to bring about change.

About the author

Nkosinathi Sithole grew up in Hlathikhulu near Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. He studied at Wits University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he obtained a PhD in English Studies. In 2012 he held a post-doctoral fellowship from the UKZN, and received an African Humanities Programme post-doctoral fellowship in 2013. He teaches English at the University of Zululand.

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