The Fatuous State of Severity

The Friday Night Book Club: Read ‘My Beautiful Little Boy’ from Phumlani Pikoli’s book 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.

‘Most wokeness I happen to come across is dependent on brokeness’ – Phumlani Pikoli chats about his debut book

Pan Macmillan sat down with author Phumlani Pikoli to chat about his debut book, The Fatuous State of Severity.

Watch: Phumlani Pikoli chats about his debut collection of short stories, The Fatuous State of Severity

Phumlani Pikoli chatted to Africa’s Lit recently about his debut collection of short stories, The Fatuous State of Severity.

‘Well this looks interesting … is it literature?’ Phumlani Pikoli chats about his new book, The Fatuous State of Severity

Pan Macmillan interviewed Phumlani Pikoli about his new book, The Fatuous State of Severity.

Silent auction at the Cape Town launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s new book The Fatuous State of Severity

Cape Town-based artist Skubalisto, aka Skhumbuzo Vabaza, has created a painting which he describes as ‘the effect Phumlani Pikoli’s writing has on [his] creative process’.

‘There are a few crazy stories in it!’ – Phumlani Pikoli chats about his debut book The Fatuous State of Severity

‘There’s a whole thing with some talking squirrels that meet a very interesting demise …’

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

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

Don’t miss the Cape Town launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity

Pan Macmillan and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity.

Don’t miss the Pretoria launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity.

Don’t miss the Joburg launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity.

18 new fiction books to look out for in 2018! What are you most excited to read?

Pan Macmillan SA has shared 18 of the novels that will be available to read in 2018.

New edition of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity out next year!

Pan Macmillan is proud to announce that it will publish a new edition of Phumlani Pikoli’s The Fatuous State of Severity in 2018.