Win a copy of The Fatuous State of Severity by Phumlani Pikoli

‘Hauntingly engaging’
– Thandiwe Ntshinga, The South African

‘Crisp, experimental and beautifully weird’
– Phumlani S Langa, City Press


Pan Macmillan is giving away three copies of Phumlani Pikoli’s new short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity!

The Fatuous State of Severity is a fresh collection of short stories and illustrations that explores themes surrounding the experiences of a generation of young, urban South Africans coping with the tensions of social media, language insecurities and relationships of various kinds.

Intense and provocative, this new edition of the book, which was first self-published in 2016, features six additional stories as well as an introductory essay on Pikoli’s publishing journey.

The book will be launched soon in Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

To stand a chance of winning a copy, fill in the form below:

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Terms and conditions
The competition closes 5 pm 31 March 2018.
The prize can only be delivered within South Africa.
By entering this competition the participant agrees to the terms and conditions. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The prize may not be exchanged for cash.
The winner will be contacted via email.
The winner may be required to participate in publicity.
Employees or agencies of The Reading List and Pan Macmillan South Africa or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw, may not enter the competition.
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