Scatterlings

Author:

Resoketshwe Manhenzhe

Title:

Scatterlings

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Nataka Books Reviews: 

Scatterlings

I have not read anything as refreshing as the writing of Manhenzhe. The title, Scaterllings suggests where we can expect to end up in this brilliant debut by one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge from Mzansi.


The story of a family broen apart and having to migrate is told not only from a historical fiction view point but Resoketswe easily incorporates analysis of the conditions of the time in South Africa when the Basotho, the San and other groups were being pushed to the dry and arid west and south from the fertile interior they had inhabited without claiming for millenia. The story begin at the end and builds up to how we got there in the first place. The writing is more poetry than prose and highly imaginative. A star has annouced her arrival with this stunning debut.

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Scatterlings

The title, Scaterllings suggests where we can expect to end up in this brilliant debut by one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge from Mzansi.


The story of a family broen apart and having to migrate is told not only from a historical fiction view point but Resoketswe easily incorporates analysis of the conditions of the time in South Africa when the Basotho, the San and other groups were being pushed to the dry and arid west and south from the fertile interior they had inhabited without claiming for millenia. The story begin at the end and builds up to how we got there in the first place. The writing is more poetry than prose and highly imaginative. A star has annouced her arrival with this stunning debut.