The Happiness Bookclub is live! Read Nozizwe Cynthia Jele’s inaugural interview with Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu about The Theory of Flight
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Have you followed The Happiness Bookclub (@HappinessBClub) on Twitter yet?

The brainchild of Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, author of Happiness is a Four-letter Word and The Ones with Purpose, The Happiness Bookclub celebrates local works of fiction – especially those by women.

The club plans to organise book discussions and conversations with authors.

Over the weekend, The Happiness Bookclub launched with a dazzling interview with Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu about her debut novel, The Theory of Flight.

Ndlovu’s novel tells the story of Genie who, said to have hatched from a golden egg, spends her childhood playing in a field of sunflowers as her country reawakens after a fierce civil war.

With the lightest of touches, a cast of unforgettable characters, and moments of surreal beauty, The Theory of Flight sketches decades of history in this unnamed Southern African nation.

In the interview, Jele asks Ndlovu about how her novel was received, three things readers should know about her, the inspiration behind The Theory of Flight, the books and authors that have shaped her writing, and more!

Read the interview on Twitter:

Here’s a selection of our favourite moments:


Next month, The Happiness Bookclub will explore The Broken River Tent by Mphuthumi Ntabeni. Don’t miss it!


Follow The Happiness Bookclub on Twitter @HappinessBClub or follow the hashtag for more exciting interviews with authors.

Categories Fiction South Africa

Tags Interviews Nozizwe Cynthia Jele Penguin Random House SA Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu The Happiness Bookclub The Ones with Purpose The Theory of Flight Twitter

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