What Is The Summary Of The Short Story Suit By Can Themba?


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Neha Agrawal answered
'The Suit' by Can Themba is centred on a man called Philemon who discovers that his long term wife Matilda has cheated on him, despite his personal opinion that they were happily married. After he discovers her infidelity he makes her carry around her lover's suit with her everywhere that she goes. He also forces her wife to treat the suit as if it was a person visiting their home. Due to his humiliation and cruelty towards his wife she eventually dies of a broken heart.

This story is often used in English examinations in schools across the country. The author, whose full name is Daniel Canodoise 'Can' Themba, was a South African writer who died in 1968 and produced a bulk of short stories. He was born in Marabastad and attended Fort Hare University College where he received a first class English degree and a diploma in teaching.

He wrote the majority of his work in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, South Africa in which he honed his short story writing skills and won a contest in the urban magazine Drum. He eventually got a job at the magazine which focused mainly on investigative journalism and aimed to identify the realities and injustices of apartheid. He moved to Swaziland to work as a teacher but eventually had his books banned in South Africa due to being labelled a 'statutory communist'. His most famous story is arguably 'The Suit' but he was also successful with Deep cuts: Graphic adaptations of stories, The Will to Die and The World of Can Themba.
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Anonymous answered
This story is about a woman who was cheating on her husband early in the morning after he had gone to work.on morning a friend of her husband told her husband about a certain man who was having an affair with his wife and immeadiatly the husband returned home to make sure that his friend was not lying only to find his wife with another man.that certain man left his suit behind as he was runing.
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Jessica Cook , Reading Enthusiast , answered

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