Shut Up You're Pretty

by Tea Mutonji
Shut Up You're Pretty
  • ISBN-13: 9781551527550
  • Author(s): Tea Mutonji
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Publication Date: 16-05-2019
  • Format: p/b

Availability: Available

£13.99
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.
About the book

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.