Fiction Launches New Books South Africa

Angela Makholwa’s newest novel “Critical But Stable” launches.

Angela Makholwa’s newest novel Critical But Stable launched physically on November 12 and virtually on November 17, 2020.

Angela Makholwa is the author of the titles Red Ink (2007), The 30th Candle (2010) (our review), The Black Widow Society (2013) (our review), and The Blessed Girl (2017). The newest novel from the Johannesburg-resident is the Pan MacMillan published Critical But Stable which has the following blurb;

No one ever tells you the cost of a perfect life …

The Msibis, the Manamelas and the Jiyas are high-flying married couples who belong to the Khula Society, a social club with investment and glitzy benefits.

The wives are smart, successful in their chosen careers and they lead lifestyles to match – jostling for pole position in the ‘Keeping up with the Khumalos’ stakes. The husbands have had their successes and failures, sometimes keeping dubious company and getting to the top of their fields by whatever means necessary.

Beneath the veneer of marital bliss, however, lie many secrets. What will happen to their relationships when a devastating event affects all their lives?

Angela Makholwa and Dudu Busani Dube
Angela Makholwa and Dudu Busani Dube

The book was launched to the public in a series of events starting with a physical event in Johannesburg on Thursday, November 12. The well-attended event, moderated by Dudu Busani-Dube, was attended by among others Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Siphiwo Mahala, Sydney Majoko, Lorraine Sithole, and Zukiswa Wanner.

For those who couldn’t make it to the physical event for whatever reason, there was a virtual event on Zoom hosted by Jenny Crwys-Williams where fans could stream in a chat with the author on November 17. It was an hour of chatting about Makholwa’s work with an emphasis on the newest book.

For those who might have missed these events, there are others you can engage the author such as one with the Cheeky Natives tomorrow evening. Follow Cheeky Natives on YouTube for more information on this event.

By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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