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Podcast: Mandla Langa Reveals the Contents of the Mysterious Trunk in The Texture of Shadows

The Texture of ShadowsMandla Langa spoke to SAfm’s Nancy Richards about his latest novel, The Texture of Shadows, and the experiences he lived that inspired the novel.

In opening, Richards asks Langa if he feels local writers get enough coverage in local media and then moves on to his book. Langa offers a brief summary of The Texture of Shadows and shares how it relates to his own life.

The book is set in 1989, when South Africa was on the cusp of transformation, and features a mysterious trunk carried by guerilla soldiers. Throughout the novel readers are left to figure out for themselves what could be in this trunk. “I would like to let the cat out of the bag and say it contains the Rosetta stone on which we have written the legacy of the past and the possibility of the future,” says Langa.

Listen to the fascinating conversation:

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