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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner

    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...
    Snapshots of a living poem
    Snapshots of a living poem
    Some hours after ringing in the new year, I received a message from a friend. The poet and friend to many writers of my generation, Professor...
    The house of stone: A parable
    The house of stone: A parable
    In 1980, after a protracted war of liberation, a nation was born in the southern part of the African continent. It was christened Zimbabwe as a nod...
    Some are more valid than others
    Some are more valid than others
    Two countries. Some true stories. During the recent Supreme Court hearing about the elections in Kenya, the lawyers for the electoral commission’s main piece of evidence on why the election should not have been declared null and void was a video of John Kerry stating that the...