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Silent auction at Phumlani Pikoli’s Cape Town launch

A few ruined paintings to create the perfect example of creation through destruction.

Cape Town-based artist, Skubalisto, has created a painting which he describes as “the effect Phumlani Pikoli’s writing has on [his] creative process”.

The painting will be auctioned tomorrow at The Fatuous State of Severity launch in Cape Town. Join us at The Book Lounge, 5:30 for 6PM.

The Fatuous State of Severity is a fresh collection of short stories and illustrations that explores themes surrounding the experiences of a generation of young, urban South Africans coping with the tensions of social media, language insecurities and relationships of various kinds.

Intense and provocative, this new edition of the book, which was first self-published in 2016, features six additional stories as well as an introductory essay on Phumlani Pikoli’s publishing journey.

Phumlani Pikoli is a multi-media journalist and multi-skilled artist. He was born in Zimbabwe in 1988. This is his first time being published by an actual publishing house and he intends to write and publish many more books without restriction to form.

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