Hunger Eats a Man

Hunger Eats a Man When Father Gumede known as Priest loses his job as a farmhand he realises he can t afford to love his neighbour as he does himself Despondent and enraged Priest cuts off all ties to the church an

  • Title: Hunger Eats a Man
  • Author: Nkosinathi Sithole
  • ISBN: 9780143531449
  • Page: 123
  • Format: ebook
  • When Father Gumede, known as Priest, loses his job as a farmhand, he realises he can t afford to love his neighbour as he does himself Despondent and enraged, Priest cuts off all ties to the church and politics, determined to make a living at whatever cost It will take a strange story written by his son Sandile a comical, terrifying and prophetic tale in which the doWhen Father Gumede, known as Priest, loses his job as a farmhand, he realises he can t afford to love his neighbour as he does himself Despondent and enraged, Priest cuts off all ties to the church and politics, determined to make a living at whatever cost It will take a strange story written by his son Sandile a comical, terrifying and prophetic tale in which the downtrodden rise up to march on the wealth of a neighbouring suburb to show Priest the hope and humanity inherent in the human spirit Beautifully poetic, funny and highly relevant, Nkosinathi Sithole s debut novel highlights the ongoing plight of many rural South Africans and the power of a community working together to bring about change.

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    1. Ndlalidlindoda, "Hunger Eats A Man". A mirror image of what is happening around us. In our communities. Joblessness. Poor service delivery or lack of. A crumbling public health system. A broken education system. Children learning under trees without proper ablution blocks. Barren land with nothing growing on it. Countless government-funded projects to alleviate poverty and uplift communities but no implementation. Men and women robbed of their dreams by hunger. Hunger. Hunger is a force to be re [...]

    2. The book informs the reader about the poverty levels of some communities in South Africa. It shows the hopelessness some people find themselves in after living through them for years. One can't help but sympathize with them and hope things will change for the better.

    3. Hunger Meets a Man is the English meaning of Ndlalidlindoda, a village situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg, not too far from Estcourt. The wealthier blacks live in Canaan, an area where the whites used to live, and look down on those who live in the informal settlement of Ndlalidlindoda. The community struggles and still lives in extreme poverty with little chance of employment. The white farmers continue to exploit their vulnerability and there is no one to protect their interests.The [...]

    4. In Hunger Eats a Man (Ndlalidlindoda), there are no jobs. Even Priest, who used to be a respected man, has to go and work for less than nothing at a farm, digging holes and planting trees. The white man exploits them, the politicians lie and throw dust in their eyes, women complain about the lack of food and constant assaults, neighbours stop helping neighbours And then a tale written by Priest's son makes him notice the beauty around him once again. Not a funny topic, but definitely written wit [...]

    5. Short, funny and thought provoking This book really painted the socio-economic issues we are facing in South Africa. I like how he uses religion and culture at some different extremes. Good humour used. I wish he could have written more about Sandile.

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