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Isuti (isiXhosa)
The Suit
by Can Themba
Price: $7.00
Isuti  (isiXhosa)
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An illustrated, advanced level reader written in isiXhosa.  Includes a word list.

"UPhilemon uhlala eSophiatown kunye nomfazi wakhe ogama linguTilly.  Uyamthanda kakhulu. Usebenzela igqwetha elisedolophini.  UPhilemon akasosityebi engelohlwempu.  Ubonwabele ubomi.  Uyindoda nje yaseMzantsi Afrika eqhelekileyo.  Ngenye imini wabamba umfazi wakhe nenye indoda besebhedini.  Ukususela ngoko ubomi bukaPhilemon nobomfazi wakhe batshintsha ngedlela engaqhelekanga nembi kakhulu."

Philemon lives in Sophiatown with his wife Tilly.  Philemon is not rich or poor.  He is happy with life.  He is an ordinary South African man.  Then one day he catches his wife in bed with another man, and their life changes, in a strange and terrible way.  The Suit is Can Themba’s most famous story.

Also available in English (The Suit, 600-0003), Setswana (Sutu, 600-0062) and isiZulu (Isudi, 600-0000).

Peppercorn Book Number: 600-0858
Publisher: ViVa Books
ISBN: 1-874932-65-4
Illustrated: b&w drawings
Language: isiXhosa
Place of Publication: Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Publication: 1999
Medium: book
Format: paperback
Size: A5, portrait
Length: 43 pages


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