New book alert! Women take centre stage in Perfect Imperfections by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka
Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka, is out mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books!
Perfect Imperfections tells the story of Maxine, a young woman who escapes an abusive polygamous marriage to a man much older than her to make a new life in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Once in Harare, Maxine begins working as a helper for five women who become a large part of her life as she becomes a witness to their most intimate of moments and struggles.
Through this emotional ecosystem, the women learn about and seek the love they feel they deserve. Whether self-love or romantic love, each woman must find the courage to believe in and hold onto that love.
Through Maxine’s narration, the intricacies of the relationships women share with their helpers are revealed – be it crutch or punching bag. These relationships reveal the truth that women can discover themselves through their friendships with other women.
This book is another addition to the new-look BlackBird Books fiction titles. Other titles with new covers include If You Keeping Digging by Keletso Mopai, Rémy Ngamije’s The Eternal Audience of One and Ijangolet S Ogwang’s An Image in a Mirror.
About the author
Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka was born and raised in Zimbabwe and graduated with an accounting degree. She worked within the finance field for 14 years before she decided to remove her corporate hat and follow her true calling – storytelling. She currently resides in South Africa. Perfect Imperfections is her debut novel.