TRIANGULUM

: Ntshanga (M.)

R 280.00
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373pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019

 

A novel set in South Africa in 2040. The South African National Space Agency receives a parcel containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from a woman who claims the world will end in ten years. A retired professor and science-fiction writer is hired to investigate whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a “force more powerful than humankind” is genuine.

"Triangulum is an ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa’s recent past and near future — starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s...With extraordinary aplomb and breathtaking prose, Ntshanga has crafted an inventive and marvelous artistic accomplishment." Pen South Africa website

Masande Ntshanga was born in East London in 1986. He is the author of The Reactive.