SPEAK AND LISTEN
“Speak & Listen” is a fictional novel that deals with coming-of-age themes of sexual orientation and general livelihood in the Queer community. Furthermore, there is usage of strong language, sexual explicitness and common, social issues teenagers and progressing young adults are facing today. A trusted adult may be needed.
Sophomore novel by South African artist Ricky Ncukana deals with a teenager dealing with Generalized Anxiety Disorder who creates a ripple effect by writing letters to all his crushes. His best friend sends out the letters to their rightful recipients, unveiling historical attachments through insightful flashbacks, triggering unwanted traumas and igniting conversations. As the characters in the story change, so does he.