Angela Makholwa’s new novel The Blessed Girl could be headed for the big screen
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In an interview with Women24, Angela Makholwa reveals that her new novel The Blessed Girl may be made into a film or series.
The Blessed Girl, which looks at the dynamics of the modern day phenomenon of blessers from the vantage point of a blessee herself, has been a huge hit. Eusebius McKaiser called it ‘a stunning book’ and praised ‘the searing social commentary beneath the humour’.
Sisonke Labase of Women24 asks Makholwa how she feels about the way the book has been received:
Everyone says they couldn’t put it down! I’ve never had a book that’s so well received. I was taking a risk on the subject matter and the way I wrote Bontle. I thought some people would be put off, but I haven’t had any backlash. It’s phenomenal! People just love it and I’ve had three different companies approach me to turn into a movie or series, so it’s been great.