| Angela Makholwa|
| Red ink, The 30th Candle|
Angela Makholwa is a South African author, the first black writer to write crime fiction in South Africa.
Born in Johannesburg, Makholwa graduated in journalism from Rhodes University. She worked as a magazine journalist and public relations consultant for several agencies before establishing her own public relations firm, Britespark Communications, in 2002. She came to the literary scene in 2007 with Red Ink, the first crime fiction by a black author in South Africa. In Red Ink the fictional detective, Lucy — a successful public relations writer — is drawn into investigating a horrying series of rapes and murders:
It has suspense, violence, murder. Best of all it carries no old South African baggage: this is the indifferent world of new bling South Africa.
Makholwa followed this up two years later with a chick-lit novel, The 30th Candle (2009). Her third novel, Black Widow Spider (2013), is currently in preparation.Red Ink, Pan Macmillan, 2007
The 30th Candle, Pan Macmillan, 2009
Black Widow Society, Pan Macmillan, 2013
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