Critical But, Stable, the new novel from bestselling author Angela Makholwa, is out now from Pan Macmillan.
‘It’s Angela’s wit for me. The unexpected twists and turns … the truth in it. Things really are critical behind those high fences.’—bestselling author Dudu Busani-Dube
Makholwa debuted in 2007 with her bestselling novel Red Ink, followed by the entertaining escapades and sexual misadventures of modern women in The 30th Candle (2009). Her third novel, Black Widow Society (2013), marked a return to a thrilling, crime-ridden world, and is soon to be made into a feature film. The Blessed Girl (2017) looks at the dynamics of the modern day phenomenon of blessers from the vantage point of a blessee, and was released in the United Kingdom in June 2019, being shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize.
Critical But, Stable is a murder mystery thriller centred around four couples who from the outside are the picture of #blacklove and #loveliveshere. They are all successful in their own right and part of a high-end stokvel called Khula Social Club. But no one ever tells you the cost of a perfect life …
At the launch of the book recently, Jenny Crwys-Williams described Makholwa as a ‘superstar’ writer:
‘Angela is a hugely entertaining and shrewd writer, with an unerring comedic eye for the fun, the foibles and the sexual misadventures of modern women. I just think she’s got a gift.
‘And then every now and then a crime happens, it could be a murder, it could be a robbery, or maybe both! You just don’t know, because she throws the clues out very, very early on.’
- [Watch] Jenny Crwys-Williams chats to ‘superstar’ writer Angela Makholwa at the launch of her new book Critical But, Stable
- Read an exclusive excerpt from Angela Makholwa’s new novel Critical But, Stable here!
Save the date! Makholwa will be talking to The Cheeky Natives about her new novel on Tuesday 24 November 2020: