A powerful collection of stories by the acclaimed author of Mother to Mother This collection of Sindiwe Magona’s short fiction, following the publication to wide acclaim of her novel Mother to Mother, ranges in location from rural Transkei, her homeland, and the black township of Guguletu, where she struggled to raise her children, to New York, where she immigrated. With vivid and perceptive prose, Magona creates memorable characters, both hilarious and tragic, who bring to life the rich and varied backgrounds and cultures of South Africa.
“Sindiwe Magona claims for herself a special place. . . . The keen intelligence, the verve, the compassion, and the stylistic self-assurance that have marked her writing, and [a] crisp sense of character, [lend] a hard gleam to the stories in Push-Push!“
“Magona’s tales in Push-Push! and Other Stories are as diverse in their backgrounds as they are rich in their themes and memorable characters. . . . Written in polished and moving language, this collection is an entertaining and insightful read.” —Sam Mathe, Pace Magazine
“Magona writes with wit and passion.” —Hazel Rochman
“Sindiwe Magona’s [writing] is like holding a handful of bright African beads; each tale and her telling of it is part of the treasure; you are affected and altered.” —Argus