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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner

    Heartbreak in Huhudi
    Heartbreak in Huhudi
    In our last full week as Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Study fellows, Niq Mhlongo and I decided to do something I have long advocated for:...
    I voted yes for land expropriation
    I voted yes for land expropriation
    In two weeks, I will be done with my four-month Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies Writing Fellowship, a partnership between the University of Johannesburg and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore....
    Time to speak out about abusers
    Time to speak out about abusers
    I had an uncle. My cousins and I were warned not to go to his home because he was a known rapist. But he never spent a day in prison. It was common...
    SA passport, British visa application
    SA passport, British visa application
    There was the case of my passport.
    No love lost: What Winnie hate says about us
    No love lost: What Winnie hate says about us
    On July 18 2010, I found myself at the SABC studio on Weekend Live talking about a publication I had co-authored with photographer Alf...
    Of the road less travelled on an Easter weekend
    Of the road less travelled on an Easter weekend
    Our party of five was set to leave Harare for the Eastern Highlands town of Nyanga at eight in the morning on the Catholic calendar day of Holy...
    Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
    Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
    Many years ago, around the time my first novel came out, I received an email within a month of its publication from a gentleman called Peter Rorvik...
    Women want action, not words
    Women want action, not words
    He walked in one Friday evening. He was unhappy about something. He inquired about food. It was still cooking.
    Black Panther is more than just representation
    Black Panther is more than just representation
    I did not see the trailer of Black Panther before I watched it. Deliberately so. I do not watch movie trailers for the same reason I do...
    A letter to my Xhosa fathers and brothers
    A letter to my Xhosa fathers and brothers
    In 2010 before the World Cup, I and nine other writers travelled to eKoloni for four days to donate books and talk literature with the audience, a...
    It takes a village to end illiteracy
    It takes a village to end illiteracy
    I learnt to write more or less at the same time that I learnt to read. My writing and reading teacher was my maternal grandfather. He would write...
    We’re complicit in our own exploitation
    We’re complicit in our own exploitation
    Ever since I moved to Kenya, each year another horror story comes out about an East African citizen abused and sometimes killed while working in...