Please join us for a discussion of the following book: BREASTS Etc. by Nthikeng Mohlele

In his seventh novel, Nthikeng Mohlele implores us to imagine a universe minus women. This is the future world that haunts portrait photographer and narrator, James Baldwin, as he alternates between present-day South Africa and the Frontier — an existential dystopia where women are inexplicably completely and permanently wiped from the world. This, according to him, can only mean extinctions of varying and catastrophic degrees. Erotic, perceptive, and transcendental; Breasts, etc. is a novel of double consciousness.

Date: 18 September 2023
Time: 16:00
Venue: Hybrid – Alan Paton Auditorium, Level 3, APK Campus Library, University of Johannesburg
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Discussant: Prof Ronit Nadine Frenkel – Head of Department, English and Editor, The Thinker – University of Johannesburg

September 18, 2023

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