I knew I forgot to mention something in my update. Last month, the podcast ‘The Writer and the Critic’ reviewed Redemption in Indigo (and also Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. Excellent stuff, go listen here). I was moved to comment at length and by email, and they continued the dialogue by quoting from my email in their next podcast (listen here; it’s early in the podcast). It was a thought-provoking discussion on writing in, near and outside of your own culture. In the original podcast review there are also some interesting points on what makes a heroine feminist, whether antagonists are necessary, and (one of my favourite topics) genre definitions and boundaries.
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