New edition of Beauty’s Gift by Sindiwe Magona to be published by Picador Africa in September 2018

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For general release on 9 May 2018

Pan Macmillan South Africa is pleased to announce that a new edition of Sindiwe Magona’s classic novel, Beauty’s Gift, will be released under the Picador Africa imprint in September 2018. In addition, a new novel from Sindiwe Magona will be published in 2019.

Sindiwe Magona is a multiple award-winning motivational speaker, author, poet, playwright, storyteller and actor. Among her books, her work includes two autobiographical books, To My Children’s Children and Forced to Grow, two collections of short stories, Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night (Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century) and Push-Push and Other Stories, and two novels, Mother to Mother, along with, most recently, Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle. Magona has also published more than 130 children’s books – several of them in all eleven languages. Magona has received numerous literary awards as well as awards in recognition of her work around women’s issues, the plight of children, and the fight against apartheid and racism. In April 2018, she received an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University. Magona lives and works in Cape Town.

‘I am delighted that some of my writing has found a home with Pan Macmillan. A new edition of Beauty’s Gift is long overdue for South African readers – lest we begin to believe that HIV/AIDS is a thing of the past – and I also look forward to sharing a new novel in 2019.’ – Sindiwe Magona

‘I am thrilled that Pan Macmillan will have the opportunity to work with the inspiring Sindiwe Magona, who is a national literary icon, to publish a revised edition of Beauty’s Gift, featuring the essay, “Why I Wrote Beauty’s Gift”. And 2019 will see the publication of a new and powerful novel from Magona, which will be a much-anticipated literary event.’ – Andrea Nattrass, Publisher at Pan Macmillan


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