‘My mother died seven times before she gave birth to me. I am grateful for that corpse that somehow always seemed to resurrect itself. My father is gone now but his smile is alive on my brother’s face. There is no life without death; the two rely on each other and we rely on them for both for our purpose.’

So begins the first chapter of Mohale Mashigo’s ‘The Yearning’.
The Cheeky Natives sat down with Mohale Mashigo over a conversation filled with lightbulb moments, realisations and introspections delivered in the casual, easy manner which comes from someone whose magic is inherent.

This is the first episode of the Cheeky Natives with a featured author and there couldn’t have been a better choice for the introduction of this feature.
In the wise words of Warsan Shire, ‘If were going to heal, let it be glorious’