“ is Pravasan Pillay’s debut short fiction collection and consists of eleven stories set in the sprawling township of Chatsworth, Durban. The stories are populated mostly by working-class characters who all, in one way or the other, find themselves on the margins of their community.
The stories present sensitive yet unsentimental portraits of these characters, in prose that is spare and unadorned. Pillay additionally displays a remarkable ear for dialogue, and faithfully captures much of the nuance of Durban-Indian English.
is a gentle and moving book about growing up, being different, but also about failing at adulthood.”
20.5 x 13.6cm | 140 pages | softcover
Pravasan Pillay is a South African writer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has published two chapbooks of poetry, (2009) and (2015), as well as a collection of co-written comedic short stories, (2013). Pravasan is also the editor of the micro-press Tearoom Books.