Masande Ntshanga is the Caine Prize nominated winner of the 2013 PEN International New Voices Award. He was born in East London in 1986 and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English Studies from UCT, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Mays Foundation. He received a Fulbright Award and an NRF Freestanding Masters scholarship. His stories have appeared in Laugh It Off
. He has also written for Rolling Stone
magazine. The Reactive
, excerpted here, was nominated for the Etisalat Prize for Fiction and shortlised for The Sunday
Times Fiction Prize. It is forthcoming in the US with Two Dollar Radio.
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