157pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016
A novel by Kopano Matlwa, author of "Coconut" and "Spilt Milk".
"Period Pain's greatest strength is that it is utterly compelling. By turns morbid, ironic, funny, irreverent and angry, Masechaba is someone we care about, and her epxeriences and perceptions are acute and engaging. Her narrative provides vivid insights into contemporary South Africa - from the under-resourced state hospitals, corruption and graft, to its racial tensions and prejudices against foreigners." Professor Craig MacKenzie, University of Johannesburg