AFTER much interest in the United Kingdom, publisher Jacaranda Books have acquired the rights to publish South African author, Masande Nsthanga’s acclaimed literary novel The Reactive in Britain and across the Commonwealth.
An American edition of the novel was published earlier this year, and German translation rights have also been sold.
Nstganga’s debut novel is a poignant, life-affirming story about secrets, memory, chemical abuse and family, and the redemption that comes from facing what haunts us most.
The Reactive was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the Etisalat Prize for literature, Africa’s richest literary prize.
A recipient of a Fulbright award, a Mellon Mays Foundation fellowship, and a Civitella Ranieri fellowship, Ntshanga was shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing and won the 2013 PEN International New Voices Award.