Hunger eats a man
Hunger eats a man is the heart-warming story of the Ndlalidlindoda community, plagued by poverty and corruption, and one man's struggle to give his family a better life than what he ever had. Father Gumede, or Priest, is disheartened after witnessing the treatment of the poor on the farm he works on. When he loses his job there he realises that in a world where survival is uncertain and the effects of living often cruel and merciless, he can't afford to love his neighbour as he does himself. Despondent and enraged by his situation, Priest cuts off all ties to the church and with politics, determined to make his own living - even if this requires dishonesty on his own part. But when he is given an opportunity to act against the forces constraining him and his family, Priest learns of the hope and humanity inherent in the spirit of those challenging injustice. Beautifully poetic, funny and highly relevant, Priest's tale highlights the power of conviction and the on-going plight of the poor in contemporary South Africa.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 240g
- 21 Jul 2016
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Nkosinathi Sithole
Nkosinathi Sithole grew up in Hlathikhulu near Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. He studied for a BA and BA Honours (publishing studies) at Wits. He then moved to the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study for a Masters and PhD in English studies. In 2012 he held a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and received the African humanities program post-doctoral fellowship for 2012/2013. He is currently teaching English at the University of Zululand.