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Second International Book Deal for Masande Ntshanga’s The Reactive

The ReactiveGerman publisher Verlag das Wunderhorn has acquired the rights to publish Masande Ntshanga’s acclaimed debut novel The Reactive in Germany.

In May it was announced that North American rights to Ntshanga’s novel had been bought by US publisher Two Dollar Radio.

Ntshanga, who was shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize recently, is the winner of the 2013 PEN International New Voices Award. He has also received a Fulbright award, a Mellon Mays Foundation fellowship, and a Civitella Ranieri fellowship in Umbria, Italy.

German editor Manfred Metzner says he is excited to publish The Reactive in translation as part of the publisher’s AfrikAWunderhorn collection.

The Reactive is a poignant, life-affirming story about secrets, memory, chemical abuse and family, and the redemption that comes from facing what haunts us most.

Contracts were negotiated by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie of the Lennon-Ritchie Agency.

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