Shut Up You're Pretty by Téa MutonjiShut Up You're Pretty by Téa Mutonji

Shut Up You're Pretty

byTéa Mutonji

Paperback | April 1, 2019

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In Tea Mutonji's disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic.These punchy, sharply observed stories blur the lines between longing and choosing, exploring the narrator's experience as an involuntary one. Tinged with pathos and humour, they interrogate the moments in which femininity, womanness, and identity are not only questioned but also imposed.

Shut Up You're Pretty is the first book to be published under the imprint VS. Books, a series of books curated and edited by writer-musician Vivek Shraya featuring work by new and emerging Indigenous or Black writers, or writers of colour.

Téa Mutonji is a writer and poet. She has been awarded and published by The Scarborough Fair Magazine in fiction and nonfiction and by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization as a Scarborough Emerging Writer in the 2017 "What's Your Story?" contest. She is currently finishing her minor in Creative Writing. Shut Up You're Pretty is he...
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Title:Shut Up You're PrettyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2019Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551527553

ISBN - 13:9781551527550

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Téa Mutonji's timely, original, and absorbing stories compose a shattered and shattering bildungsroman. Her lyric, dramatically charged fragments are linked by rich and vital prose, captivating and urgent storytelling, and an eye for the strange and striking detail. Probing the mundane, the traumatic, and all the struggles in between with authenticity, intelligence, and art, Shut Up You're Pretty is a stunning debut. --Daniel Scott Tysdal, author of Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method