330pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018
Winner of the fiction prize at the 2019 Sunday Times Literary Awards.
A novel set in an unnamed African nation after a civil war, about a girl said to have hatched from a golden egg.
"A dazzling novel of delicate and astonishing magic. 'The Theory of Flight' is a joyful tapestry of characters shaped but never deformed by the tensions of the times they traverse, narrated in prose of devastatingly beautiful simplicity." Tsitsi Dangaremba, author of "Nervous Conditions"
Writer, filmmaker and academic Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu was born in Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Johannesburg. She wrote, directed and edited the short film "Graffiti". "The Theory of Flight" is her first novel.