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Zukiswa Wanner

Caught in a diplomatic crossfire

On a recent trip to northern Nigeria, Zukiswa Wanner finds solace through African sisterhood in a time of xenophobia

Mugabe is a zero, not a hero

"One just has to look at his legacy."

Accra: An Outsider’s Brief Perspective

"Maybe we see possibilities in each other’s countries that we don’t see in our own."

Write the future with young adults

Leaders of this continent need to pay attention to the intellectual need of the majority of the population.

A literary snapshot of Somaliland

As part of the festival, the organisers have worked on ensuring that they nurture a new generation of Somali readers and writers

Libraries must get into our good books

"Our own libraries, like some of our bookstores, seem to sneer at homegrown literature."

Discard the odd and publish in Africa

As we continue using the same blueprint, we will continue mourning the high illiteracy rates and low returns in the book market

Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape

"I wonder why Zille and her ilk find it okay to speak of “black privilege” a mere 25 years after black people got the vote without reparations."

Book boosts black women studies

This anthology is important in resuscitating black women names in literature that history may have decided to ignore.

A life spent rewriting Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina was an exceptional writer, activist and human being

Illiteracy is part of a ticking time bomb

Unemployment, corruption, unfair distribution of wealth and the frustration at the cost of living are all powder kegs waiting to explode.

No flavour in this book judge

Authors who were anticipating payments were left high and dry by African Flavour Books when the store closed unceremoniously

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