Shut Up You're Pretty

April 1, 2019|
Shut Up You're Pretty by Tea Mutonji
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Winner, Trillium Book Award and Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; Finalist, Rogers Writers'' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize; a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

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.

Tea Mutonji is an award-winning poet and writer. Born in Congo-Kinshasa, she now lives and writes in Scarborough, Ontario where she was named emerging writer of the year (2017) by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Shut Up You''re Pretty is her first book.
Title:Shut Up You're Pretty
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.3 in
Published:April 1, 2019
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551527550

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