Phumlani Pikoli launches ‘The Fatuous State of Severity’ in Cape Town this week

Phumlani Pikoli's 'The Fatuous State of Severity' launches in Cape Town this Thursday at The Book Lounge on Roeland Street.

Photo by Nicolise Harding

We recently caught up with Phumlani Pikoli to chat about this upcoming launch in Cape Town for ‘The Fatuous State of Severity’. It is a collection of short stories and illustrations exploring young South Africans of our generation as they live their lives day-to-day with the constant stress of Social Media, relationships, language barriers and insecurities and more. He has a wealth of South Africa’s top illustrators involved in the making of this series including our good friend Skubalisto.

This edition includes new stories and back stories behind Phumlani’s journey. The Cape Town launch is happening this week (tomorrow – 5th) and we’d suggest you get yourself an invite to this incredible launch.

By Skubalisto
By Skubalisto

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.

Check out the trailer to give you more understanding of the book and the creative path it took:

If you’d like to join Phumlani at the launch of The Fatuous State of Severity. Phumlani will be in conversation with Cape Talk’s Koketso Sachane.
Date: Thursday 5 April
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001
RSVP: or 021 462 2425

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