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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner

    Vote for parties that live up to promises
    Vote for parties that live up to promises
    Three years ago, with funding from Goethe-Institut Nairobi, I founded and started curating a project called Artistic Encounters. The project...
    Arts department messes up again
    Arts department messes up again
    A month ago, South African artists, among them Amanda Black and Natalia Molebatsi, were in Nairobi for something dubbed the South Africa Cultural Seasons in Kenya. Naming the...
    Project spawns stories for young adults
    Project spawns stories for young adults
    About a year ago, I received an email from the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg requesting a meeting to discuss their literature programme. They...
    In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface
    In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface
    I spent last week in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s favourite African city. It wasn’t my first time but I have never spent more than 72 hours...
    SA needs to play catchup with India
    SA needs to play catchup with India
    Two weeks ago, I finally made my first visit to India, as one of the guest authors at the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival.
    The silence of their friends
    The silence of their friends
    Last week was a tough one for our neighbours in the north and, if there’s any smoke of truth in some of the social media posts I have been...
    Let’s mute the R. Kellys in our lives
    Let’s mute the R. Kellys in our lives
    I did not watch the Surviving R. Kelly documentary about the singer’s alleged two-decade abuse of women, many of them young and black. I...
    Five good reads to enjoy
    Five good reads to enjoy
    These five notable books will help you to escape from unwanted companions and will add to that feeling of being on holiday.
    The danger of abuser confessions
    The danger of abuser confessions
    Every year from November  25, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day, the world marks...
    Winnie ‘unashamedly’ resurrected
    Winnie ‘unashamedly’ resurrected
    In her introduction to The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, author Sisonke Msimang states unapologetically: “I will not pretend otherwise: I am interested in redeeming Ma Winnie.”...
    Border delays because officials can
    Border delays because officials can
    Many African governments have, in the past few years, made it easier to travel across borders on the continent. But, as a South African, it is...
    Love will win when I can’t protect him
    Love will win when I can’t protect him
    Were I the sort of person who has morning tea, I would call him my morning tea child. He came to me around 10, at the time when those who drink...