Mama Ndigeyi


Mama Ndigeyi is an IsiXhosa novel written by Madoda Gcwadi in 2020. Mama Ndigeyi (Mother I am Gay) is a novel set in Cape Town and Eastern Cape from the 1976s until the late 1990s. The novel explores the struggles of a young gay man Thozamile, living in homophobic communities and his challenges of falling in love with Samie, a white gay man. Thozamile, the leading character, responds to a religious mother who fails to accept her gay son due to the shame triggered by the church members. It is a novel that possesses the characteristics of a drama. In this novel, Madoda carefully examines his characters’ thoughts and spurs while creating suspense through the risky struggle between love and hate. Appropriate to the drama genre, the themes of this narrative include cultural dynamics, criminality, religion, inequality, self-reliance, racism and love of others. Madoda’s writing style challenges more able readers with complex thread and ironic tone. The narrative engages the general reader until the stimulating ending. Mama Ndigeyi is uniquely appropriate for the young and seniors appealing to readers on many levels.

Author: Madoda Gcwadi

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