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‘I was born into a malfunctioning machine’: A Q&A with Masande Ntshanga on documenting Native Life in the Third Millennium

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Masande Ntshanga’s debut poetry and short story collection, Native Life in the Third Millennium, forms part of the launch of the author’s pop-up publisher, MDL SEE. (Supplied by Masande Ntshanga)
Masande Ntshanga’s debut poetry and short story collection, Native Life in the Third Millennium, forms part of the launch of the author’s pop-up publisher, MDL SEE. (Supplied by Masande Ntshanga)

Arts 24: Native Life in the Third Millennium is the debut collection from your own publishing house Model See Media. A lot about this collection eschews traditional publishing models. Firstly, you’ve gone a lot smaller, so to speak. This isn’t being published our distributed by any of the major houses. It’s also literally smaller (105 x 148mm), a pocket-sized booklet in the style of Chimurenga’s Nyana’s, Penguin’s Pocket series and Ugly Duckling’s pamphlet series which recently published Reincarnating Marechera: Notes on a Speculative Archive by Tinashe Mushakavanhu

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