Shut Up You’re Pretty

Mutonji, Tea


A high-wire collection of darkly humorous stories about a young woman floating in and out of her skin.

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A woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding; a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes; a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides on shaving her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. These punchy, sharply observed stories blur the lines between longing and choosing, exploring the narrator’s experience as an involuntary one. Tinged with pathos and humour, they interrogate the moments in which femininity, womanness, and identity are not only questioned but also imposed.

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Weight 0.198 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 15.2 × 1 cm