Bontle Tau is beautiful, street smart and ambitious who would not be seen in last year’s models: clothes or car. Her lifestyle is funded by her blessers: Chubby Papa Jeff (under scrutiny from the Hawks), Teddy with tender connections in Limpopo, and the gorgeous Mr. Emmanuel, the Nigerian businessman.
Part funny and frivolous (anal bleaching, Louboutin’s and Dr. Heinz’s beauty clinic on speed dial are a must!) and part tragedy, this is a book of the crazy new world where tenders are allocated to the pretty and well connected, where girls never pay for their own drinks at the swanky bars in exclusive hotels (or cars or butt implants ) and their blessers pay and pay…
But the cost is high as Bontle Tau finds out when her worlds of Mamelodi township (her mum Gladys is the shebeen queen and her brother is running with the wrong crowd) and Sandton penthouse collide.
A well-written and interesting read – part frothy fiction and part horror story. To my mind, this is a book of our time.
‘In The Blessed Girl, Angela Makholwa has yet again given us a deceptively simple yet layered narrative, in which the plot is as memorable as the characters are unforgettable. Bravo.’ – ZUKISWA WANNER
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Time: 1pm for 1.30pm