Deliberations in DUNG
- Title: Deliberations in DUNG: It’s A Beetle’s Life
of Excrementism and Humanism
- Author: André Buitendag
- Genre: Literature, Fiction
- Length: 138 pages
- Publication Date: September 17, 2021
Deliberations in DUNG – Synopsis
A mirthful and revelatory read for anyone who has ever shoveled in manure, pondered in poop, and knows that dealing in DUNG can be a matter of life and death.
In a world where DUNG is destiny, this mirthful parable in poop tells the story of a metamorphosing dung-beetle crossing paths, across the savanna, with the studies of a medical student, as they both evolve to praiseworthiness and a new kind of enlightenment.
Dung-beetles are astounding creatures, recognizable, yet too sophisticated for human understanding. This novel, a surprising literary journey, is an inspirational parable in poop, which takes the reader on an amusing, tender, and sometimes human adventure, through mounds of marvellous manure, where dung is destiny, to metamorphoses into piles of heightened awareness. Deliberations in DUNG is a charming allegory of an existentially- and excrementally- challenged dung-beetle, a doubting outsider, and the searching woman who comes to learn about his rollings, and her own, set against the backdrop of the often still, but ever-challenging, African savanna.
Love this – DUNG gave purpose to my day. ~ CG
DUNG could well be the most literary, profound and funniest book ever. ~ DKK
Writing of remarkable beauty and brilliance. I’m shrieking with delight. ~ JS
Such literate fun… I’m DUNGi-fied. ~ MS
André Buitendag, born and raised in southern Africa, now lives internationally as an educator and mentor. He is a published and award-winning writer, poet, dramatist, painter – and teacher, mostly.