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Jamala Safari Discusses the Supernatural in The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods

The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the GodsJamala Safari, author of The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods talked to Linda Kaoma of The Unbranded Truth about his writing style and the authors he most admires, which include Ben Okri and Gabriel García Márquez. Like these writers, Safari mixes the natural and supernatural in his novel.

LK: For how long did you work on this book?

JS: It took me about three years. I wrote this book while resuming my education at the University of the Western Cape. So, I mostly wrote during holidays and on weekends.

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