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Another international book deal signed for The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

This entry was posted on 02 November 2016.
Press Release
After much interest in the UK, publisher Jacaranda Books have acquired the rights to publish South African author Masande Nsthanga’s acclaimed literary novel The Reactive in the UK and across the Commonwealth. An American edition of the novel was published earlier this year, and German translation rights have also been sold.
The Caine-prize nominated author’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.
Contracts were negotiated by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie of the Lennon-Ritchie Agency.
The Reactive was shortlisted for the Sunday Times fiction prize 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, Masande Ntshanga has also been shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize and won the 2013 PEN International New Voices Award. 
ISBN: 9781415207192 I RRP: R180 I CATEGORY: Fiction
For an interview with Masande Nsthanga, cover images and / or author photographs, contact Ryno Posthumus at 011 327-3550 / / For more information, visit
For information on available rights, contact Aoife Lennon-Ritchie at / 021 447 9797 /