Dog Eat Dog: A Novel - Modern African Writing (Paperback)Niq Mhlongo (author)
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Raucous and darkly humorous, Dog Eat Dog is narrated by Dingamanzi Makhedama Njomane, a college student in South Africa who spends his days partying, skipping class, and picking up girls. But Dingz, as he is known to his friends, is living in charged times, and his discouraging college life plays out against the backdrop of South Africa's first democratic elections, the spread of AIDS, and financial difficulties that threaten to force him out of school.
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
- Eclectica Magazine
"Full of interesting perceptions and vivid descriptions, and well-drawn and believable characters."
- New Times (Rwanda)
"Mhlongo uses his witty, gritty and vibrant style to address issues such as AIDS, xenophobia, poverty and the challenges young people continue to face in the new South Africa."
- Ido Lekota, Sowetan
"Moments of real emotional power intermingled with darkly humorous escapades ... a potential trendsetter."
- Laura Scott, African Review of Books
"Mhlongo describes a searing world that is an `abject pit of red earth,' an underworld of illegal activity and corruption, but one also suffused with music, from crowd-pleasing choruses in Sesotho to the soulful lyrics of Peter Gabriel, and ultimately, hope. Mhlongo's freshly told novel is the story of a young man determined to never give up trying."
"Here is a full-throated romp through Soweto and Johannesburg today, with kwaito music blaring, a melange of African languages floating through the air, and a toxic mix of promise and disappointment infecting everything."
- Words without Borders
"Niq Mhlongo is one of the most high-spirited and irreverent new voices of South Africa's postapartheid literary scene."
- Rachel Donadio, New York Times