A Man Who is Not a Man by Thando Mgqolozana
A Man Who is Not a Man recounts the trauma of a Xhosa initiate following a botched rite-of-passage circumcision. With frankness and courage, Lumkile Chris Vumindaba details the pain and shame he experienced as a result of not just physical trauma, but social ostracism as well.
But it is also through this life-changing experience that the protagonist is forced to find his strength and humanity and reassess what it really means to be a man.
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