When a Man Cries

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University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007 - 162 pages
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Themba Limba is a family man who is caught between his flourishing career as a teacher and municipal councillor in the township of Sekunjalo, and his overriding sexual interests. Despite his attempts to maintain his status in the community, his actions eventually lead to his downfall. What follows is an account - sometimes tragic, occasionally humorous, and always compelling - of Themba's efforts to regain his dignity and pride in the eyes of his family and community. When a Man cries is an uncompromising and engrossing novel about the challenges of manhood in contemporary South African society. It interrogates the dynamics of township life and the human and socio-economic realities of the most impoverished communities in post-apartheid South Africa.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

For me, this was an incredibly slow read. The casual and rather unsympathetic voice of the narrator makes the book go slowly, and seem inconsequential at even the most dramatic moments. And, because ... Read full review

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User Review  - maykasahara - LibraryThing

It's a fascinating read from a young author in South Africa. A novel which may not convince as much as recently praised literary attempts, such as The quiet violence of dreams, Duiker and Welcome to ... Read full review


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