Thando Mgqolozana Unimportance

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Unimportance is the gripping account of 12 anxiety-stricken hours in the life of Zizi—a university student and candidate in the upcoming SRC presidential election—and his struggle to balance his pristine public image with his darker private life. On the morning of the presidential manifesto presentations, Zizi delivers a speech no one could have expected and makes an extraordinary confession. As Zizi’s words fade, and a sense of shock lingers in the air, he is faced with the reality of his actions. As the students realize that they may vote a highly flawed man into office, how will they respond? What will it mean, either way? In Unimportance, the university is successfully displayed as a microcosm of society and written in an unconventional style.

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Thando Mgqolozana is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar, a recipient of the Golden Key International Honor for scholastic achievement, and one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans. He has previously worked as a researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council and is the author of Hear Me Alone and A Man Who Is Not a Man, which was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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