Masande Ntshanga is an award winning novelist and fiction editor behind titles Space (20130, The Reactive (2014) and Triangulum (2019). In 2020 the novelist established Model See Media: a public sphere intervention and a pop-up publishing house for experimental literature, art and code. As a part of its establishment, Model See Media announced the publication of the author’s debut poetry and short story collection.
Titled Native Life in the Third Millennium, the collection sees a poet, philosopher and programmer wrestle with systemic oppressions. All the while the narrators navigate anomie, alienation and flashes of abundance in millennial Africa through poetry and prose. Below is an excerpt.