New novel by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu to be published in South Africa by Picador Africa.
Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu's fourth novel will be published in 2024 in southern Africa by Picador Africa, an imprint of Pan Macmillan.
Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu's fourth novel will be published in 2024 in southern Africa by Picador Africa, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. Titled THE CREATION OF HALF-BROKEN PEOPLE, Ndlovu's latest book is an African take on the gothic novel, and readers can look forward to apparitions and hauntings blended with Ndlovu's rich, melodious prose and astute socio-political commentary.
Pan Macmillan MD Terry Morris, says: 'We are delighted and honoured to welcome a novelist of the stature of Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu to the Picador Africa list. Our local publishing division turns 20 in 2024, and it seems fitting to be celebrating by publishing her new novel as one of our key titles in the second half of the year.'
Ndlovu's THE CREATION OF HALF-BROKEN PEOPLE tells the tale of a nameless woman plagued by visions. She works for the Good Foundation and its museum, a place filled with artifacts from the family's various explorations in Africa, the Good family members all being descendants of Captain John Good, of KING SOLOMON'S MINES fame.
The novel explores how the continent's past continues to haunt its present and examines the collusion of colonialism, patriarchy and capitalism in creating and normalising a certain kind of womanhood.
THE CREATION OF HALF-BROKEN PEOPLE will be published in North America by House of Anansi Press.
About the Author
SIPHIWE GLORIA NDLOVU is the author of a trio of novels, the bestselling THE THEORY OF FLIGHT, winner of the 2019 SUNDAY TIMES Fiction Prize and currently a school set work in South Africa, its follow-up, THE HISTORY OF MAN, and THE QUALITY OF MERCY. Her work is published in South Africa and the United States, and can be read in Arabic and Italian translation. Yale University awarded her a Windham-Campbell Prize in 2022, calling her a 'chronicler and a conjurer whose soaring imagination creates a Zimbabwean past made of anguish and hope, of glory and despair'. Apart from being a writer, Ndlovu is also a filmmaker and academic who holds a PhD from Stanford as well as Master's degrees in African Studies and Film from Ohio University. She was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.