The Blessed Girl (Hardback)
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The Blessed Girl (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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'The most exciting new heroine I've read in a very long time' KATIE FFORDE THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 SOUTH AFRICAN SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY AWARDS Young, beautiful and ambitious, Bontle Tau has Johannesburg wrapped around her finger. Her generous admirers are falling over themselves to pay for her Mercedes, her penthouse, and her Instagrammable holidays. It's her duty to look fabulous - after all, people didn't sacrifice their lives in the freedom struggle for black women to wear the same cheap T-shirts they wore during apartheid. Bontle's come a long way, and it hasn't been easy. Her shrink keeps wanted to talk about a past she's put firmly behind her. And what she doesn't think about can't hurt her, can it? Blessed adj. [pronounced bles-id] The state of being blessed, often referring to a person, usually female, who lives a luxurious lifestyle funded by an older, often married partner, in return for sexual favours.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781526608673
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“Novel set in Johannesburg”

3.5*
This is the story of a young woman, Bontle Tau who is now 28 (but who actually casts herself as being in her early 20s). She hails from a neglected and abusive background in a township. Her mother runs a shebeen... More

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“A fascinating unputdownable read with an intriguing unreliable narrator.”

This is an fascinating story which explores the mentality behind the ‘blesser’ / ‘blessee’ phenomenon in South Africa. You start off not liking the main character because she’s highly materialistic, selfish and... More

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