People say:

“A Man Who Is Not A Man is still a man,” or “I thought the author is a woman, how can A Man Who Is Not A Man be a man?”

These are some of the funniest things I’ve heard about this poignant book. I still struggle to talk about it except to quote the author, Thando Mgqolozana’s own epigraph, “There’s no longer any such thing as fiction and non-fiction, there’s only narrative.” – E. L. Doctorow