Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga
From the award-winning writer of The Reactive, Triangulum is an ambitious, philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa's recent past and near future - starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s.
In 2040, the South African National Space Agency receives a mysterious package containing a memoir and a set of digital recordings from an unnamed woman who claims the world will end in ten years. Assigned to the case, Dr.Naomi Buthelezi, a retired professor and science-fiction writer, is hired to investigate the veracity of the materials, and whether or not the woman's claim to have heard from a "force more powerful than humankind" is genuine.
Presented as a message from the future, Triangulum is an affecting exploration of bereavement, sexuality and coming of age.
Paperback / 377 pages