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Book Launch: Love Interrupted by Reneilwe Malatji

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the Cape Town launch of Reneilwe Malatji’s acclaimed collection of short stories Love, Interrupted. Eva Hunter will introduce Reneilwe and talk with her about her book and her writing.

More about the collection:
I’m so excited about this collection, Reneilwe Malatji’s voice is a new and refreshing one. She writes in a way that I haven’t come across in South African writing before. She combines humour, wisdom, a beady eye and a take-no prisoners attitude and a very particular life experience and perspective. Everything and everyone is up for scrutiny.

The collection has received a range of very positive reviews in The Witness

THIS book is a treasure. A beautifully written book by a new author, who has powerfully captured the stories of African women, daughters, sons, and lovers in her first collection.

Malatji will be a voice to watch in the future and this is a worthy first book.

and in the Sunday Independent.

Reneilwe Malatji is on record as saying: “We need stories that are told from the point of view of black people, we need stories from rural areas, we need stories from ekasi, ja genuine sincere stories.”
This debut collection of short stories, Love Interrupted (Modjaji) – written in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an MA in creative writing at Rhodes University – just about fits this description.

…The collection offers a sustained exploration of the options open to (usually upwardly mobile) women in contemporary South Africa. One of its bleaker features is the absence of anything resembling a loving, intimate relationship.

More about Reneilwe Malatji

Reneilwe Malatji was born in Modjadji Village in 1968. She grew up in Turfloop Township, in northern part of South Africa. She grew up in a home where her father was an academic and her mother was a school teacher. She trained as a teacher and worked as a subject specialist and advisor to provincial education departments. She has recently completed a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and an MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. She is currently working on a doctorate at Rhodes. Love, interrupted is her first book.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2013
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town 8001
  • Guest Speaker: Eva Hunter
  • Refreshments: Come and join us for a glass of wine
  • RSVP: The Book Lounge,, 021 462 2425

Book Details
Love Interrupted


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