Bom Boy

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$15.00  $13.95
Catalyst Press
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4.9 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
YEWANDE OMOTOSO was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria, moving to South Africa with her family in 1992. She is the author of Bom Boy, published in South Africa in 2011. In 2012, she won the South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author and was shortlisted for the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize. In 2013, she was a finalist in the inaugural pan-African Etisalat Fiction Prize. She lives in Johannesburg, where she writes and has her own architectural practice.
"Through three decades, two countries and multiple points of view, a complete picture of Leke's life in the present slowly surfaces in Yewande Omotoso's debut novel. [...] Despite his quirks, Leke's plight is curiously engaging as it speaks to the universal yearning to belong somewhere with someone." -- Shelf Awareness
"A window into another world." --Literary Hub
"It's a short novel that packs in a whole lot"-- Book Riot, "5 Small-Press Books You Won't Want to Miss"
"Omotoso's concise prose captures the racial complexities of the book's backdrop while enabling her protagonist to find his own way with her evocative plotting." World Literature Today
One of "Seven new and noteworthy fiction titles about South Africa" The Globe and Mail
Featured in the New York Times' "Globetrotting" sneak preview of books coming out in 2019 from around the world.