Get your popcorn ready! The film adaptation of Angela Makholwa’s bestselling crime thriller Black Widow Society is coming soon
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Book lovers, rejoice! Angela Makholwa’s bestselling novel Black Widow Society will soon be made into a feature film.

Pan Macmillan South Africa, The Ergo Company and The Lennon-Ritchie Agency are excited to announce that the film adaptation of Makholwa’s riveting crime thriller will be heading into production in the next few months.

Pan Macmillan South Africa along with The Ergo Company and Aoife Lennon-Ritchie are excited to announce that the film…

Posted by Pan Macmillan South Africa on Thursday, July 25, 2019


Makholwa’s third novel tells the story of three well-respected businesswomen – Talullah Ntuli, Edna Whithead and Nkosazana Dlamini – who after 1994 formed the Black Widow Society, a secret organisation aimed at liberating women trapped in emotionally and physically abusive relationships by helping to ‘eliminate’ their errant husbands.

For 15 years, the Black Widow Society operated undetected, impeccably run by The Triumvirate with the help of their suave and mysterious hired gun, Mzwakhe Khuzwayo, a slick ex-convict meticulous in his responsibilities. But as the secret organisation recruits more members, the wheels of this well-oiled machine threaten to fall off. Will Talullah’s controlling streak or Nkosazana’s unfettered material aspirations jeopardise the future of the Black Widow Society? Or perhaps one of the new recruits, unsettled by the reality of the elimination of her former husband, will lose her nerve and expose the workings of the group after all this time?

As the tension mounts, Black Widow Society builds to a chilling and bloody climax that will keep you guessing and riveted until the very last page.

‘The author of The 30th Candle and Red Ink has penned an intriguing tale of bloodshed, lies and tension – you’ll read this one until the end.’ – Melinda Ferguson

We can’t wait to see Makholwa’s vision depicted on screen! The Joburg-based author debuted in 2007 with her bestselling novel Red Ink, followed by the entertaining escapades and sexual misadventures of modern women in The 30th Candle (2009).

Her third novel, Black Widow Society (2013), marked a return to a thrilling, crime-ridden world, while The Blessed Girl (2017) looks at the dynamics of the modern day phenomenon of blessers from the vantage point of a blessee.

Categories Fiction South Africa

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