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THE 30TH CANDLE


'OK, WHO IS THIS GUY? You said he's not married, so if you're knocked up, you have to tell who he is,' Linda insisted.

Thirtieth Birthdays loom...
Skeletons come creeping out of closets...

How will this Birthday end?

Linda has just cast off yet another lover, while Dikeledi can't seem to pin her fast-talking lawyer down to talk about marriage.Nolwazi has a secret - one she can't share even with her closest friends, while Sade has found the perfect man, and a new life that will shut out the horrors of her past forever. Or will it ...?

Linda, Dikeledi, Nolwazi and Sade are about to discover more than the wisdom that comes with being a year older. After all, they're young, gifted and black in a booming new South Africa.

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"It is by far the best book I have ever read. It's one of those books you want to buy for friends as a Christmas gift...... actually I don't need an excuse to buy anyone this book in particular. Angela Wow"
Antonia Sawula

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RED INK


WHEN PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT and ex-journalist Lucy Khambule - young, beautiful and ambitious - receives an unexpected call from Napoleon Dingiswayo - a convicted serial killer, nicknamed The Butcher by the media - her life takes a dramatic turn. Dingiswayo wants Lucy to tell his story. Intrigued by Dingiswayo's approach, Lucy decides to take this opportunity to fulfil her life-long dream of writing a book, but it comes at a cost she could never have imagined.

After their initial contact, Dingiswayo becomes an all-too-obliging subject and Lucy soon discovers that her choice of topic is not for the faint-hearted. Soon after meeting him in Pretoria's notorious C-Max Prison, Lucy's world is turned upside down by a series of violent and disturbing events.

Dingiswayo is behind bars, but Lucy begins to suspect that the brutal attacks may have something to do with him. Who is this frightening man, and what motivates him? As Lucy learns that there is more to Dingiswayo's story than the police discovered, she is forced to decide what price she is willing to pay to pursue her dream.

Red Ink is a gripping thriller. Set in present-day Johannesburg, it has a distinctly local flavour and brings the city to life through all its contrasts and contradictions.

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"Makholwa's narrative is catchy and powerful. This novel, a first by the author, however, is a good read and tells a believable South Africa story. Red Ink definitely belongs on my book shelf."
- Edward Tshumele
The Sowetan

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