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Sutu (Setswana)
The Suit
by Can Themba
Price: $7.00
Sutu  (Setswana)
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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
ISBN: 1-874932-55-7
Series: Well Known Stories
Illustrated: b&w drawings
Language: Setswana
Place of Publication: Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Publication: 1994
Medium: book
Format: paperback
Size: A5, portrait
Length: 44 pages
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