The Yearning (Mohale Mashigo)

"My mother died seven times before she gave birth to me. I am grateful for that corpse that somehow always seemed to resurrect itself. My father is gone but his smile is alive on my brother’s face. There is no life without death; the two rely on each other and we rely on them both for our purpose."

"My mother died seven times before she gave birth to me. I am grateful for that corpse that somehow always seemed to resurrect itself. My father is gone but his smile is alive on my brother’s face. There is no life without death; the two rely on each other and we rely on them both for our purpose."

South Africa / 2016

A Capetonian woman with a seemingly perfect life gets haunted by her dark past. Folks are calling this new release a "page-turner." Mohale Mashigo is a singer from Soweto and this is her first book. This excerpt is the very first paragraph in the book. It's so beautiful. The Yearning can be found online and was published by Pan Macmillan.

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