The 30th Candle

Angela Makholwa

01 September 2023


‘From an author who has a wicked sense of humour comes a skillfully written must-read for any woman who winces at the idea of celebrating the “big 3-0” – or for any man who still seeks the answer to the eternal question: What do women really want?’ – FUTHI NTSHINGILA, author of the award-winning They Got To You Too

‘Ok, who is this guy? You said he’s not married, so if you’re knocked up, you have to tell who he is,’ Linda insisted.

Thirtieth Birthday’s loom … Skeletons come creeping out closets …

How will this Birthday end?

Linda has just cast off yet another lover, while Dikeledi can’t seem to pin her fast-talking lawyer down to talk about marriage.

Nolwazi has a secret – one she can’t share even with her closest friends, while Sade has found the perfect man, and a new life that will shut out the horrors of her past forever. Or will it ...?

Linda, Dikeledi, Nolwazi and Sade are about to discover more that the wisdom that comes with being a year older. After all, they’re young, gifted and black in a booming new South Africa.

Author of the popular thriller, Red Ink, Angela Makholwa turns her humour and skill for page-turning suspense to the escapades and sexual misadventures of modern women as they search for happiness – and hope for love.