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Womb city / Tlotlo Tsamaase.

Tsamaase, Tlotlo, (author.).


Nelah seems to have it all: fame, wealth, and a long-awaited daughter growing in a government lab. But, trapped in a loveless marriage to a policeman who uses a microchip to monitor her every move, Nelah’s perfect life is precarious. After a drug-fueled evening culminates in an eerie car accident, Nelah commits a desperate crime and buries the body, daring to hope that she can keep one last secret. The truth claws its way into Nelah’s life from the grave. As the ghost of her victim viciously hunts down the people Nelah holds dear, she is thrust into a race against the clock: in order to save any of her remaining loved ones, Nelah must unravel the political conspiracy her victim was on the verge of exposing—or risk losing everyone. Set in a cruel futuristic surveillance state where bodies are a government-issued resource, this harrowing story is a commentary on power, monstrosity, and bodily autonomy. Womb City interrogates how patriarchy pits women against each other as unwitting collaborators in their own oppression. Tlotlo Tsamaase brings a searing intelligence and Botswana’s cultural sensibility to the question: just how far must a woman go to bring the whole system crashing down? -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781645660569
  • ISBN: 1645660567
  • Physical Description: 405 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Erewhon, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., 2024.
Subject: Patriarchy > Fiction.
Women murderers > Fiction.
Electronic surveillance > Fiction.
Public health surveillance > Fiction.
Oppression (Psychology) > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Artificial intelligence > Fiction.
Abused women > Fiction.
Botswana > Fiction.
Genre: Dystopian fiction.
Science fiction.
Horror fiction.
Africanfuturist fiction.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold F SCIFAN TSAMAASE Tlotlo (Text) 30061100258694 New Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest F SCIFAN TSAMAASE Tlotlo (Text) 30051100258703 New Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Windsor F SCIFAN TSAMAASE Tlotlo (Text) 30065100258711 Science Fiction/Fantasy Available -

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