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Bad Sex

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Sexual politics in this long-awaited debut novel


Growing up in the ’60s and ’70s in the tough streets of Mayfair, Joburg, Sammy Baptista learnt how to use his fists. But life will teach him that fists cannot defend you against everything. When he scores a plum job and catches the fancy of his sexy boss, Sammy thinks he has landed with his backside in the butter.

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Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published August 26th 2011 by Umuzi (first published 2011)
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Mish Middelmann
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Goes deep into how mixed-up we men can get about our masculinity. The lead character thinks it is crucial to manhood to take the lead in sexual relationships, yet finds his actual default is to put himself out there and wait for prospective partners to approach him. He wants to be tough with other men but quite often gets beaten in street fights - and although he looks down on homosexuality he can be turned on by sex with other men. He wants deep and meaningful relationships with women but is tu ...more
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De Kock, Leon (b. 1956) Poet, critic, translator. Born in Mayfair, Johannesburg, he studied at the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Leeds. After working as a journalist for several years, he joined the English Department of the University of South Africa, where he was professor until 2006. He is now head of the School of Literature and Language Studies at t
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