New book alert! Find out more about Nthikeng Mohlele’s new short story collection A Little Light
More about the book!
A Little Light, the new short story collection from Nthikeng Mohlele, is out this month from Jacana Media!
The Discovery of Love, Mohlele’s debut short fiction collection, set the scene for a treatment of a multiplicity of themes while maintaining the stylistic registers of his novels.
The intensity and range of the earlier stories is transplanted and further developed in A Little Light, stories that explore the complexities and contradictions of human consciousness.
There is in A Little Light more overt focus on contemporary global historical events and personalities, the nature of the human heart, politics, human mortality and the afterlife.
From the dusty streets of Tembisa township of the 1980s to Osama bin Laden’s lair in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Mohlele is cerebral, playful, speculative, incisive, and most of all, of a penetrating narrative gaze.
- ‘Papa Mzimkulu dared me to find a woman more beautiful than my mother, said it was impossible’—Read an excerpt from A Little Light here
About the author
Novelist, playwright, entrepreneur and brand marketing and communications professional, Nthikeng Mohlele has authored six critically acclaimed novels and two short story collections. He dabbles in journalistic writing and literary criticism and, is the winner of the University of Johannesburg Main Prize for South African Writing in English for Pleasure, the K Sello Duiker Memorial Prize and was also longlisted for the Dublin International Prize. The Discovery of Love, published by Jacana Media, won the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award 2022 for Best Fiction: Short Stories. His theatre writing credits include I Am A Woman and The Affairs of State. Mohlele’s work is taught at leading South African universities, including at his alma mater, the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa. Mohlele’s other interests include music, photography, technology, film and design. He lives and works in Johannesburg.
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