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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner

    Caught in a diplomatic crossfire
    Caught in a diplomatic crossfire
    Earlier this year, I commit to doing a workshop and attending the premier literary festival in Northern Nigeria, the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival...
    Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
    Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
    The past week has been an exhausting — if amusing — one on my social media timeline. My fellow South Africans posted rest-in-peace...
    Accra: An outsider’s brief perspective
    Accra: An outsider’s brief perspective
    I’ll call him Nana, which may or may not be his name. We see him at a library where I also bump into my friend, Gail. My Ghanaian writer friends,...
    Write the future with young adults
    Write the future with young adults
    There is a trivia game called Africa Trumps that every African should be aware of. Each card has the name of an African country, the average age of...
    A literary snapshot of Somaliland
    A literary snapshot of Somaliland
    I spent last week at arguably the most well-organised and longest running book festival in East Africa, the Hargeysa International Book Fair. It...
    Libraries must get into our good books
    Libraries must get into our good books
    Last Saturday, the founder of children’s bookstore Ethnikids invited me to Sandton Library with Nomsa Mdlalose for a morning of storytelling and...
    Discard the odd and publish in Africa
    Discard the odd and publish in Africa
    Last week I was invited as a panellist to the International Publishers’...
    Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
    Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
    Privilege (n): a special right or advantage that only one person or group has.
    A life spent rewriting Africa
    A life spent rewriting Africa
    In 2006, I had just left my job at a civil society organisation in Johannesburg, where our key purpose was to push governments to make poverty...
    New Daughters of Africa boosts black women studies
    New Daughters of Africa boosts black women studies
    Late last year, I received an email from a woman I hold in high regard in the publishing industry. Ghanaian-born Margaret Busby was the youngest...
    No flavour in this book judge
    No flavour in this book judge
    Last weekend, the Sunday Times Literary Awards long-lists for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for Non-fiction were...