Five minutes with Mohale Mashigo
The author chats about her journey to writing and her new book
She uses all mediums to tell a story – she’s a radio moderator, a writer and a singer. Mohale Mashigo, who was born Kgomotso Carol Mashigo in Soweto, has been writing all her life. Her first book, The Yearning, won the University of Johannesburg Prize for debut fiction and she’s recently released a book of short stories called Intruders.
DRUM catches up with the Cape Town-based writer. When did you decide to make writing a career? I never really made the decision. I still don’t think of writing as a career. My first book was published and I carried on with my freelance jobs. I think books keep How would you best describe your style of storytelling? What do you hope readers will get out of your new book? What’s the one thing you wish you’d known about writing before you started?