Michael K, the new novel by Nthikeng Mohlele, is out now from Pan Macmillan.
‘A work of reflective intensity, reimagining a memorable character from JM Coetzee’s world of stark and sparse prose, and transplanting him in Mohlele’s ornate and lyrical one.’ – Zakes Mda
In this response to JM Coetzee’s classic masterpiece, Life & Times of Michael K, Nthikeng Mohlele dabbles in the artistic and speculative to unpack the dazed and disconnected world of the title character, his solitary ways, his inventiveness, but also to show how astutely Michael K holds up a mirror to those whose paths he inadvertently crosses.
Michael K explores the weight of history and of conscience, thus wrestling the character from the confines of literary creation to the frontiers of artistic timelessness.
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