Mzobe’s first publication since the award winning Young Blood, this fantastic collection of short stories set in Umlazi is filled with memorable characters that drive his stories. Like in Young Blood, much of Mzobe’s content relates to crime and features some wonderfully drawn cops who while not being perfect serve as an antidote to the constant headlines of corruption that accompany the mention of SAPS in contemporary chatter.
Searching for Simphiwe by Sifiso Mzobe
Detectives in pursuit of criminals, a brother desperate to find his wunga-addicted sibling, a search for abducted girls, a quest to be reunited with a long-lost lover – these are just some of the searches that form the basis of the stories in this collection. On a more metaphysical level there are characters seeking some form of faith or purpose. Entertaining tales that keep the reader enthralled with tension and suspense, while reflecting the realities of contemporary South Africa.