The Blessed Girl (Paperback)Angela Makholwa (author)
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Probing the psychology behind the ‘Blesser and Blessee’ phenomenon of South Africa – young women living in luxury, courtesy of sugar daddies – Makholwa serves up a narrative that is as quietly insightful as it riotously funny. Bold and brilliant, The Blessed Girl shows that beneath every glitzy surface, there’s a problem and a half.
Shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020Blessed [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
Young, beautiful and ambitious, Bontle Tau has Johannesburg wrapped around her finger. Her admirers are falling over themselves to pay for her Mercedes, her penthouse, and her Instagrammable holidays. She's come a long way, and it's been far from easy. Yes, Bontle gets the blues from time to time. The shrink keeps wanting to talk about a past she's put behind her. But what she doesn't think about can't hurt her, can it?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'I really, really loved it' - Marian Keyes
'The most exciting new heroine I've read in a very long time' - Katie Fforde
'Absolute heaven. I am cackling out loud!' - Nina Stibbe
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