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Imran Garda Inspired by How Chuck Palahniuk and Zakes Mda “Broke the Rules”

The Thunder That RoarsImran Garda, who’s debut novel The Thunder That Roars was recently released, chatted to Talk Radio 702‘s Nomonde Ndwalaza.

Garda spoke about the writers he considers to be his mentors, saying he mostly reads non-fiction and is currently enjoying Ryszard Kapuściński’s Shah of Shahs and The Emperor. However, he also mentions some fiction writers who have inspired him, including Chuck Palahniuk and Zakes Mda, because “they broke the rules”.

“In terms of writers who have inspired me,” Garda says, “the best, the one that made me go on an emotional journey the most, was Zakes Mda, because there was a bit of craziness in there and he broke the rules as he went along.”

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