ISBN 9781920590505
ePub ISBN 9781920590765
Pages 144
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2014
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Do Not Go Gentle

by Futhi Ntshingila

Life wasn't always this hard for fourteen-year-old Mvelo, who lives with her mother, Zola in the shacks on the margins of Mkhumbane township. There were good times when they lived with Sipho, Zola's lawyer boyfriend. But when the beautiful and mysterious Nonceba Hlathi arrives, Zola has to make a choice. She also has her pride. Now their social grants have been discontinued: the one for Mvelo being underage reared by a 31-year-old single mother, and the other for Zola because of her status. And there is also an elephant growing in their shack as the terrible thing that happened that night in the revival tent remains unspoken. In her second novel, Futhi Ntshingila once again introduces us to a cast of strong women who have little, but are determined to shape their own destinies.

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About the Author

Futhi Ntshingila

Futhi Ntshingila grew up in Pietermaritzburg, and her parents still live there. Now she lives and works in Pretoria. She is a former journalist and holds Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution. She loves telling stories about the marginal corners of society. Do Not Go Gentle is her second novel, her first was Shameless (UKZN Press, 2008).