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Pleasure

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The notion of pleasure in all its guises is one of the oldest and most enduring grand themes of literature, presented here through the eyes and thoughts of writer and dreamer Milton Mohlele. Thoughtful, eccentric and besieged by the erotic and the sensual, the profane and the redemptive, Milton thinks and writes on pleasure as it is both experienced and imagined.

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by Picador Africa (first published April 2015)
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Puleng Hopper
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pleasure is an extensive but not exhaustive text that seeks to explore and interrogate the phenomenon that is Pleasure. To identify it, analyze and measure it . The verb and or noun pleasure , as imagined , dreamed and experienced. The author seeks to get to the bottom of the mysterious pleasure by relating a historical novel that covers World War 2 , and by narrating on the contradictions of present day Cape town, South Africa.

Through following the intriguing journeys of two characters, Moremi
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iamtshepo
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Required reading .... naughty things beautiful things ... funny things .... imaginative history and fantasy ... all things nice
Sipho Lukhele
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
If there is one book you need to approach with an open mind, it is this one. Just read it for Pleasure.
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Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring
Tilly Ngope
I just did not understand the content of it, one minute he is in Poland or Russia next with his ex wife . Honestly I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone
Vuvu Vena
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I will admit it was hard to get into the book at first. But once I got into the rhythm of it it was easy to fall in love with Mohlele's prose. Absolutely captivating. His navigation of the subject matter is also so insane and leaves you with a lot to ponder. ...more
Lorraine
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Nthikeng Mohlele book.

The man writes with fluidity. Words in motion. The prose alone was so emotive. So captivatingly beautific that I had to remind myself that a black man authored this book.

The beginning of the book tantalised all my 5 senses and more. I was transported into Milton's life by his rendition of his life with the three women. I was then catapulted into another realm by his experiences on Omaha Beach and nearly wept at his experiences as a POW, Giovanni Gomez.

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Nthikeng Mohlele was partly raised in Limpopo and Tembisa Township, and attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art, Publishing Studies and African Literature. He is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: The Scent of Bliss (2008), Small Things (2013), Rusty Bell (2014) and Pleasure (2016). Pleasure won the 2016 University of Johannes ...more

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