The Reactive (Masande Ntshanga)

South Africa / 2014

Lindanathi, an HIV positive South African, sells his antiretrovirals on the black market. Faced with addiction and secrets, he must decide how to reconcile with his past, his secrets, his family and his future. About the author: "Masande Ntshanga is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London, South Africa, and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English Studies from Univeristy of Cape Town, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Mays Foundation. He has received a Fulbright Award, an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and a Bundanon Trust Award. His work has appeared in The White Review, Chimurenga, VICE and n + 1. "