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REVIEW | Hauntings edited by Niq Mhlongo - 'A wonderfully satisfying read'

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Haunted hospital. (Image: Getty Images)
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Book: Hauntings edited by Niq Mhlongo (Jacana).

Here we are almost into our third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, four years into the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency and nearly as long into the ever-unfolding revelations of the Zondo Commission of Enquiry into State Capture etc. In this context Niq Mhlongo has put together a collection of short stories by 19 Southern African writers called Hauntings.

It is not only the spirits of the dead, our ancestors and others that haunt us, but matters we have not resolved in a personal way and as a society.  In the midst of the major dramas mentioned above, people keep on, and we move along with subtle changes till suddenly everything is different. These stories reflect this. 

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