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Shut Up You're Pretty

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.

Title:Shut Up You're PrettyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:8 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 2019Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551527553

ISBN - 13:9781551527550

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Editorial Reviews

The stories are vivid and unsettling in their detail â? Mutonji writes with grit and quick-witted humour. The ease with which these stories unfold is a facet of the author's craft: the prose holds its emotion in the same way the characters hold their pain. -Quill and Quire (STARRED REVIEW)