BOOKNEWS Book­worms brace for Nakhane Touré’s de­but novel

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Af­ter months of spec­u­la­tion, false an­nounce­ments and ex­cite­ment, it has been con­firmed that the de­but novel of award-win­ning mu­si­cian Nakhane Touré will be re­leased next month. The book, ti­tled Piggy Boy’s Blues, will be jointly pub­lished by Black­Bird Books and Ja­cana Media, and cen­tres on the life of Da­vide M – a man caught in the fam­ily dy­nam­ics of a wan­ing Xhosa fam­ily dy­nasty. The novel draws from scenes and places from Touré’s child­hood. Fans and book­worms are ex­pect­ing great things from this tal­ented young mu­si­cian.

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