Ntshanga, Masande

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Masande Ntshanga


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ABOUT the author

Masande Ntshanga is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London in 1986 and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English Studies from UCT, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Mays Foundation. He received a Fulbright Award, an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship and a Bundanon Trust Award. His work has appeared in The White Review, Chimurenga, VICE and n + 1. He has also written for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Twitter: @mntshanga


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The Reactive front cover by Masande NtshangaThe Reactive
"[The Reactive is] a searing, gorgeously written account of life, love, illness, and death in South Africa. With exquisite prose, formal innovation, and a masterful command of storytelling, Ntshanga illustrates how some young people navigated the dusk that followed the dawn of freedom in South Africa and humanizes the casualties of the Mbeki government's fatal policies on HIV & AIDS."
Naomi Jackson, Poets & Writers


Interviews

Listen:
WOSU radio interview with Masande Ntshanga on All Sides Weekend | 9/23/2016
Hear Masande Ntshanga discuss his novel The Reactive—its context and breakout success—with host Christopher Purdy and WOSU book critic, Kassie Rose.

Podcast interview with Masande Ntshanga on Late Night Library | 5/26/2016
Hear Sean Aaron Bowers speak with Masande Ntshanga about creating a sense of immediacy for the reader, the special powers of poets and essayists, and more.


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An interview with Masande Ntshanga | 12/10/2015
We talk with Masande Ntshanga about winning the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award, the reaction to The Reactive in South Africa, and the time period in which his book is set.


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upcoming EVENTS

Masande Ntshanga, author of The Reactive (Two Dollar Radio)

Mission Creek Presents:
MASANDE NTSHANGA | The Reactive
Scout

Tuesday, September 27 | 8pm
Iowa City, IA
Facebook event.

Masande Ntshanga at Edgewood College

MASANDE NTSHANGA | The Reactive
Edgewood College

329 Predolin
Wednesday, September 28 | 6:30pm
Madison, WI

MASANDE NTSHANGA | The Reactive
With Toni Nealie, author of The Miles Between Me
Curbside Books + Records

125 S. Clark St.
Thursday, September 29 | 6:30pm
Chicago, IL
Facebook event.

MASANDE NTSHANGA | The Reactive
Literature is Alive! @ Emory University

Monday, October 3
Atlanta, GA
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MASANDE NTSHANGA | The Reactive
University of Georgia & Avid Bookshop

Cine
234 W. Hancock Ave.
Tuesday, October 4
Athens, GA

MASANDE NTSHANGA | The Reactive
City Lights Booksellers
Wednesday, October 12 | 6pm
261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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    I am currently along for the ride on Masande Ntshanga's U.S. book tour for The Reactive. After the Pygmalion Festival in Champaign last Saturday, we were exchanging and discussing music videos in our hotel room over some classy-shitty American beer. I am a fan... Read more →

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  • On The Dial | Masande Ntshanga's U.S. Book Tour

    Author of The Reactive, Masande Ntshanga, has been tearing across the Midwest since starting his U.S. book tour in New York last weekend. He's already hit Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa. This week he'll be rounding out the Silicorn Valley region before heading to... Read more →