Listen to the Cheeky Natives' Interview with Nthikeng Mohlele, Author of 'Michael K'

The author speaks about his novel, the writing process and his favorite writers.

Nthikeng Mohlele is a South African author who has thus far written five novels. His novel, Michael K, is a response to fellow author JM Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K.

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Meet the Dynamic Lawyer-Doctor Duo Behind the Riveting Cheeky Natives Podcast

Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Alma-Nalisha Cele speak about their Afrocentric podcast and the value of creative work in South Africa.

If a Black author has just released a new book, best believe the Cheeky Natives will be featuring them on their podcast. More than just your run-of-the-mill book review, what fans love about the podcast is how unapologetic and steadfast it is in terms of its personal politics and the canon of critical engagements it wants to create around Black literature. The duo is not afraid to vacillate between treading in the uncomfortable and sometimes painful spaces of the Black narrative and having sheer unadulterated fun. The engagement that is offered on the podcast is frankly not being offered elsewhere and this is precisely why it continues to grow with fans engaging meaningfully with the podcast on social media.

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Listen to the Cheeky Natives' Interview with Siya Khumalo, Author of 'You Have to Be Gay to Know God'

"John had an unreserved love for Jesus, and his critique on society is so penetrating, it's so refined, so subtle, and so multi layered."