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Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho Presents His First Novel, The Violent Gestures of Life

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho

The Violent Gestures of LifeNew from UKZN Press, The Violent Gestures of Life by Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho:

Gift is fourteen when he becomes an inmate of Qalakabusha youth reformatory. Casualty of a ‘bad upbringing’, he takes out his anger in predictable ways, veering onto a path of crime that lands him behind bars. It is there amid the unremitting harshness of prison life that he has to find in himself the insights that will allow him to emerge from victimhood into personhood.

This is a novel about incarceration by one who understands it from the inside.

About the author

Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho is a writer, poet and freelance journalist in Limpopo Province. The Violent Gestures of Life is his second published work, following his short story collection, A Traumatic Revenge (Timbila, 2011).

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