INNARDS, stories

: Makhene (M.)

R 300.00
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208pp., paperback, London, 2023


First published in the USA in 2023.

Linked stories set in Soweto, from the early years of apartheid to the present.

"An unforgettable debut that hits with all the force of the sun. Complex and breathtaking, Innards is a book haunted by apartheid’s monstrous shadow and illuminated by the radiant talent of one of our generation’s most original voices. Makhene writes like liberation should feel: transcendently." Junot Díaz, author of This is How You Lose Her and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"Innards reads like a relay of fearless, burning emblems, each story lit by the one before and each igniting the next. Beautiful, lethal, funny, righteous visions … ablaze with the utterly familiar and the utterly mysterious. This work is prophetic - not because it shows us what will be, but because it shows us how it all really is. Simply, marvelous." Paul Harding, author of This Other Eden

Magogodi oaMphela Makhene grew up in Soweto. An Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum, Magogodi is a Caine Prize, Hedgebrook, MacDowell and Rona Jaffe Award honoree. She leads courses at Love As A Kind of Cure, a social enterprise she co-founded to dismantle white supremacy.