Innards | Magogodi oaMphela Makhene | Granta


Magogodi oaMphela Makhene

‘To pick the right heart, the old man said, you had to look for depth in the ruby, to prize a raw intensity of colour and a bright gold fat blanketing the angry muscle.’

Magogodi oaMphela Makhene

Magogodi oaMphela Makhene was born in Soweto, South Africa. She is a 2018 MacDowell Colony Fellow and won the Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest in 2007. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, the Harvard Review and Guernica. ‘Innards’ is the title story in a forthcoming collection.

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