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Masande Ntshanga

Masande Ntshanga

South Africa

Masande Ntshanga is the winner of the 2013 PEN International New Voices Award. He was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2015. Born in East London, South Africa, in 1986, he holds degrees in Film and Media and English Studies from the University of Cape Town, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Mays Foundation. He received a Fulbright Award and an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship. His debut novel, The Reactive, was published in 2014, followed by Triangulum (2019) and Native Life in the Third Millenium (2020).
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Heralded in the author's native South Africa as "the hottest novel of the year," The Reactive is a clear-eyed and compassionate depiction of a young HIV+ man grappling with the sudden death of his younger brother, for which he feels unduly responsible.


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This is an experimental chapbook, a hybrid collection of interlinking poetry and prose. It features a poet, philosopher, and a programmer living and working under systemic oppression in South Africa.

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Triangulum is an ambitious combination of historical and speculative fiction spanning roughly 50 years, from the 1990s to the early 2040s. At the centre of this tale is a mathematical prodigy, Naomi Buthelezi, who relives the difficult journey of her coming of age, professional development and reluctant political life.


Litnet South Africa

Africa is Woke

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