Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Mphuthumi Ntabeni

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The Literature of Unfulfilled Hopes

The Manbooker Prize has long been coming for Damon Galgut since 2003 when his book, The Good Doctor, was shortlisted. In 2010 I certainly thought his shortlisted book, In A Strange Room, should

The Wanderers_Book Review

‘This is the voice of contemporary South African fiction’—Joanne Ruth Davis reviews Mphuthumi Ntabeni’s new novel The WanderersMphuthumi Ntabeni’s The Wanderers is a novel that indicates a storyteller in love

The Promise: Book Review

I came to this book with preconceived ideas of reading something written in sparse and controlled emotional intensity, the usual things I adore about Damon Galgut writing style I first discovered in books

DISTRACTIONS

History imposed itself on my generation. I had to take my place in the waiting line on the threshold of the black years. Our generation suffers from delusions of grandeur, like thinking you

My Favourite Reads of 2021 So Far

There are books I read because, well, we're told are unmissable. I usually copout in more than half of them and don't finish for one reason or the other. As someone who believes

Modern Love

Can't wait for the 13th August to start SO2. Been rewatching SO1 for control. I was lucky enough to be introduced to them when they first started as a podcast. I still maintain