Fentse Mokale reviews INTRUDERS by Mohale Mashigo

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There are weird things going on in here.

And I’m here for all of them!

What do you get when you cross an alien ship, a woman whose eye has been gorged out without her knowledge and another with wings – who has killed a man at the taxi rank, using her shoe?

You get Intruders, by Mohale Mashigo – that’s what you get!

This book is a blend of numerous creative short stories – the kinds that fuse reality with things that exist in other realms. It’s the things of nightmares and colourful imaginations. Just my kind of read …

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Mohale Mashigo part of the writing team of Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King

Sins of the King sees T’Challa’s rule threatened by his father’s unintended resurrection. The story, described as an adventure thriller, follows Black Panther as he faces the mistakes of the past, as well as dark forces seeking revenge on Wakanda.”

Sins of the King‘s writing team is led by Ira Madison III and also includes Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Geoffrey Thorne and Mohale Mashigo.”

The audiobook series, Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King, is due out in January from Serial Box.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Mohale Mashigo has been selected for the international author residency ARIEL in Nancy, France

ARIEL 2020-21 : Mohale Mashigo – ARIEL L’auteur sud-africaine Mohale Mashigo a été sélectionnée parmi 12 candidats pour être la troisième invitée ARIEL en 2020-21. Elle vient de recevoir le premier prix littéraire Philida, créé en l’honneur d’André Brink. Elle est l’auteur d’un premier roman, The Yearning, qui a reçu le ‘Debut Prize’ de l’Université de Johannesburgh en 2016. Le prix Philida qui vient de lui être remis récompense l’ensemble de son oeuvre littéraire à ce jour, qui inclut également le recueil de nouvelles The Intruders (2018) ou le livre pour enfants Where is Lulu? (2019). Elle écrit le scénario des albums de la bande dessinée Kwezi, illustrée par Loyiso Mkize. Elle est aussi chanteuse et compositrice (voir par exemple le single « Today is the Day » de son premier album en 2012, InvincibleSummer).Toute l’équipe d’ARIEL se réjouit de la recevoir en Lorraine du 1er octobre 2020 au 31 janvier 2021!

Source: ARIEL

Congratulations to our recipient of the first Prix Littéraire Philida, aka Philida Literary Award!

Mohale Mashigo receives her Philida Literary Award certificate

Today, Mohale Mashigo received her Philida Literary Award certificate at the Book Lounge where her debut novel, The Yearning (Picador Africa), was first launched in 2016. We are planning a celebration of her win at the Book Lounge. Watch this space for more details in the next few weeks.

Mohale Mashigo with her Philida Literary Award certificate

Mohale Mashigo: Winner of the inaugural Philida Literary Award in 2020

Today, on the fifth anniversary of André Brink’s death, we pay tribute to his life and work and announce that the first Philida Literary Award, established in his memory, goes to Mohale Mashigo and is awarded to her for an oeuvre of literary excellence.

Mohale Mashigo by Victor Dlamini

Novelist, writer, singer, songwriter, Mohale Mashigo, was born Kgomotso Carol Mashigo in Mapetla, Soweto, in 1983. She is also known by her stage name ‘Black Porcelain’. Her debut novel The Yearning (Picador Africa, 2016) won the 2016 University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Debut Writing and has been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018. Mohale is also the author of Scared Tumi, Beyond the River, Intruders and Where Is Lulu?. Together with Loyiso Mkize and Clyde Beech, she collaborates on Kwezi, the local bestselling superhero comic. She lives in Cape Town.

Mohale Mashigo on accepting the inaugural Philida Literary Award: “It is an incredible honour. Philida is one of my favourite novels of all time.”

2016 The Yearning

2016 Scared Tumi

2017 Beyond the River

2018 Intruders

2019 Where Is Lulu?

‘Mohale Mashigo tells her story with charming lucidity, disarming characterisation, subversive wisdom and subtle humour.’

– Zakes Mda about The Yearning

The 2020 Philida Literary Award judges were Desiree-Anne Martin, Helen Moffett, Joanne Hichens, Karina M. Szczurek and Sara-Jayne Makwala King.