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Podcast: John Maytham Discusses Songeziwe Mahlangu’s Debut Novel, Penumbra

PenumbraJohn Maythem reviewed Songeziwe Mahlangu’s debut novel, Penumbra on 567 Cape Talk. Mahlangu and Maytham both attended Dale College in King William’s Town, which Maytham says is known for producing sportsmen. He thinks Mahlangu may be the first author to have gone there.

Maytham commented that the book is “wonderfully atmospheric, it tells you about a Cape Town which you don’t often get to read about in fiction and it is a book written with a real writer’s eye for detail. He’s a young man with a great writing future”.

The review starts after the two minute mark:

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