Written in Setswana for advanced level readers. Illustrated, and includes a word list.
"Itumeleng o nna kwa Sophiatown le mosadi wa gagwe Kamo. O mo rata thata. O direla mmueledi mongwe kwa toropong. Itumeleng o ne a sa huma mme gape a sa humanega. O ne a itshelela monate. E ne e le motho fela wa mo South Afrika yo o tlwaelegileng."
Philemon lives in Sophiatown with his wife Tilly whom he loves very much. He works in town for a lawyer, and is neither rich nor poor. He is an ordinary South African man who is happy with life. Then one day he catches his wife in bed with another man and Philemon and his wife’s lives change in a strange and terrible way.
Can Themba has published many stories during his lifetime. He is one of the many famous South African writers of the 1950s whose writings are still popular today. The Suit is Can Themba’s most famous story.
Also available in English (The Suit, 600-0003), isiXhosa (Isuti, 600-0092) and isiZulu (Isudi, 600-0097).
|Peppercorn Book Number: 600-0601|
|Publisher: ViVa Books|
|Series: Well Known Stories|
|Illustrated: b&w drawings|
|Place of Publication: Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Year of Publication: 1994|
|Size: A5, portrait|
|Length: 44 pages|