Mohale Mashigo

Mohale was born in Mapetla, Soweto, in 1983. She is a multi-disciplinary storyteller who loves exploring the unknown. Her interests span the life of legendary story women such as Brenda Fassie, and the rich worlds created by authors such as Toni Morrison.

The Yearning is Mashigo’s debut novel.  A novel she began writing in 2006 and then abandoned.  In 2011 she resumed working on the novel after a friend convinced her to. Mashigo says she has always told stories and in high school she and a friend wrote Sweet Valley High fan fiction.

Mashigo is also an award-winning singer/songwriter.  She performs under the moniker Black Porcelain, her music is play-listed in 36 countries and debut album, Invincible Summer,  won 2 Wawela Music Awards (2013, June).

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