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A Series of Undesirable Events by Deon Simphiwe Skade (NLSA, 2011)

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A Series of Undesirable Events by Deon Simphiwe Skade (NLSA, 2011) CIR15

Set in Cape Town, A Series of Undesirable Events weaves together six stories of close friends, who each deals with an unfortunate event. The author presents what may have been one story in fragments that each tackles social challenges such as infidelity, violence, HIV/AIDS and sexuality. There’s also a strong focus on the complexities of dreams and aspirations; on just how insincere some dreams and aspirations tend to be. Moshe, the protagonist in at least three stories, gives us glimpses of the disadvantages experienced by an individual who does not intimately know his dreams. The result of such negligence ultimately breeds an internal conflict that only Moshe can address.

Like facial make-up that gets applied and removed later, this book reflects application of “make-up” on many levels of the society including attitudes. But the truth always comes out in the end.

$9.5 In stock
:(NLSA, 2011)
:Chimurenga Indie Review
A Series of Undesirable Events by Deon Simphiwe Skade (NLSA, 2011)