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The Blessed Girl

by Angela Makholwa

Adult Fiction Humour (fiction) Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Blessed Girl Synopsis

Young, beautiful and ambitious, Bontle Tau has Johannesburg wrapped around her finger. Her generous admirers are falling over themselves to pay for her Mercedes, her penthouse, and her Instagrammable holidays. It's her duty to look fabulous - after all, people didn't sacrifice their lives in the freedom struggle for black women to wear the same cheap T-shirts they wore during apartheid.

Bontle's come a long way, and it hasn't been easy. Her shrink keeps wanted to talk about a past she's put firmly behind her. And what she doesn't think about can't hurt her, can it?

Blessed adj. [pronounced bles-id] The state of being blessed, often referring to a person, usually female, who lives a luxurious lifestyle funded by an older, often married partner, in return for sexual favours.

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The most exciting new heroine I've read in a very long time -- Katie Fforde

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ISBN: 9781526608673
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526608673
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Author: Angela Makholwa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Adult Fiction, Humour, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Angela Makholwa

Born and raised in a township in East Rand, Angela Makholwa is a bestselling South African novelist who started out working as a crime reporter. The case of a real life serial killer who approached Makholwa to write his story inspired her first novel, Red Ink, the first South African crime fiction written by a female black author. Acclaimed for her contribution to African literature, Makholwa is currently based in Johannesburg. The Blessed Girl is her fourth novel.

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