Shut Up You're Pretty

Category: Book
By (author): Mutonji, Téa
Subject:  FICTION / African American / General
  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Published: April 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.00in x 6.00in
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$ 17.95
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From The Publisher*

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 on shaving 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.