Zukiswa Wanner

 
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...
The Help is still the underclass
The Help is still the underclass
Ever since 1994, South Africa has experienced growing waves of transnational migration, and women from neighbouring countries wishing to support...
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...
There’s no sweetness in Kenya’s sugar
There’s no sweetness in Kenya’s sugar
On June 13, Kenya’s Cabinet secretary for the interior and co-ordination of national government told the country that sugar imported from Brazil...
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....
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...
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...
We need our own Nobel and an academy
We need our own Nobel and an academy
It is almost six years since I moved to Kenya. And every September for a few days before the announcement of the literature laureate there is an...

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