The Cry of Winnie Mandela by Njabulo S Ndebele was first published 10 years ago. Using Madikizela-Mandela as inspiration, it tells the stories of four other women, much like the mythical Penelope, who also have to wait for husbands. Charles Cilliers interviews Ndebele following the release of a new edition of his novel A new edition was an opportunity to effect corrective revisions. However, I was careful that the revisions did not amount to a new work. The new edition was not a sequel. I needed to retain the integrity of the original.