Mandla Langa has shared a music playlist to accompany his latest novel, The Lost Language of the Soul.
‘If I disappeared, I’d expect my children to search for me high and low. A mother disappearing goes against the laws of nature. Fathers disappear all the time; it’s their speciality.’
Follow the story of 14-year-old Joseph Mabaso in his search for identity, belonging and a place in his soul that feels like home as you settle down with Langa’s new novel, and enjoy this specially curated playlist while you read.
‘A tremendous achievement. With insight and literary flair Langa forges a vision of the humane out of the violence, bloodshed and treachery of South Africa’s transition to democracy. This beautifully nuanced account of the liberation struggle is a must-read.’ – Zoë Wicomb
Langa’s eclectic curation includes music from Zahara, Hugh Masekela, Brenda Fassie and the Rolling Stones.