When a Man Cries

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University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007 - Fiction - 162 pages
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Themba Limba is a family man who is caught between his flourishing career as a teacher and municipal councillor in the township of Sekunjalo, and his overriding sexual interests. Despite his attempts to maintain his status in the community, his actions eventually lead to his downfall. What follows is an account - sometimes tragic, occasionally humorous, and always compelling - of Thernba's efforts to regain his dignity and pride in the eyes of his family and community.
When a Man Cries is a novel about the challenges of manhood in contemporary South African society. It interrogates the dynamics of township life and the human and socioeconomic realities of the most impoverished communities in post-apartheid South Africa.

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I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I felt like the time transition in the book didn't happen smoothly. But it was a very light and easy read with a good plot. Read full review

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A goodread, a good story and a sad one too. Though i did at times feel like the author forgot that Themba had a car, i mean he bought it,used it when Zakes was around and after that he was seen ... Read full review


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