Mohale Mashigo tackles futuristic tales

She brought us The yearning about two years ago, winning the University of Johannesburg debut prize for South African Writing in English, also being listed for the Barry Ronge Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Mohale Mashigo now brings us intruders - a collection of twelve stories that are so deeply rooted in our history in terms of grandmothers, mothers, teachers and religious leaders, but Mohale gives them a wonderful twist that is so rewarding and pleasurable making every story relatable.

When I started wring intruders, I wanted to write what the call speculative writing. I wanted it to be a story that South Africans could relate to.

Mohale Mashigo - Author

Mashigo covers a wide variety of elements that a quite contemporary, topics like gender issue and gang violence which we live on a regular basis in South Africa and she addresses those in some of the stories.

South Africa is a horror show by just reading stories and watching the TV, it be a horror specifically for women and children. I did not realise how depressed I was about being a South African up until I started wring the book.

Mohale Mashigo - Author

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Mohale Mashigo tackles futuristic tales


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