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'Critical But, Stable' by Angela Makholwa is an easy read filled with humour and wit

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Critical But, Stable shines the spotlight on the contemporary issues and challenges experienced the black rich, middle-class community. (Photo: Pan MacMillan / Supplied)
Critical But, Stable shines the spotlight on the contemporary issues and challenges experienced the black rich, middle-class community. (Photo: Pan MacMillan / Supplied)

The Msibis, the Manamelas and the Jiyas are high-flying married couples who belong to the Khula Society, a social club with investment and glitzy benefits. The wives are smart, successful in their chosen careers and they lead lifestyles to match – jostling for pole position in the ‘Keeping up with the Khumalos’ stakes. The husbands have had their successes and failures, sometimes keeping dubious company and getting to the top of their fields by whatever means necessary. Beneath the veneer of marital bliss, however, lie many secrets. What will happen to their relationships when a devastating event affects all their lives?

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