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Welcome to Zukiswa Wanner’s official website!

Zukiswa Wanner is a South African writer, editor, and publisher born in Zambia, raised in Zimbabwe and currently based in Kenya but who considers the whole African continent her home. Her debut novel, The Madams (2006), was shortlisted for the 2007 K.Sello Duiker Award in 2007. Her third novel Men of the South (2010) was shortlisted for the Commonwealth …

May 14: Virtually Yours with Yara Nakahanda Monteiro

Yara Nakahanda Monteiro’s Loose Ties is the featured book for the series “Virtually Yours,” which runs on May 14, 2022. She will be moderated by Zukiswa Wanner. The event hosted by Goethe-Institut Namibia will run from 4 pm GMT, 5 pm WAT, 6 pm CAT, and 7 pm EAT. Virtually Yours is a regional project …

April 9: Virtually Yours with Ana Paula Tavares

Ana Paula Tavares’ Entries For An Effective Diary is the featured book for the series “Virtually Yours,” which runs on April 9, 2022. She will be moderated by Ondjaki. The event hosted by Goethe-Institut Namibia will run from 4pm GMT, 5pm WAT, 6pm CAT, and 7pm EAT. Virtually Yours is a regional project of Goethe-Institut …

March 12: Virtually Yours with Oswalde Lewat

Oswalde Lewat’s Les Aquatiques is the featured book for “Virtually Yours,” runs on March 12, 2022. She will be moderated by Edwige-Renée Dro. The event hosted by Goethe-Institut Abidjan will run from 4pm GMT, 5pm WAT, 6pm CAT, and 7pm EAT. Virtually Yours is a regional project of Goethe-Institut Sub Saharan Africa, a series of …

February 12: Virtually Yours with Bisi Adjapon

Bisi Adjapon’s The Keeper of Secrets, the featured book for “Virtually Yours,” runs on February 12, 2022. The event will run from 4 pm GMT, 5 pm WAT, 6 pm CAT, and 7 pm EAT. Virtually Yours is a regional project of Goethe-Institut Sub Saharan Africa, a series of online discussions with contemporary authors from …

Video: Featuring on the Deutsch Welle Arts dialog

I was a guest of the Deutsch Welle Arts dialog with the following focus, “Diversified access to literature.” Here is the brief of the discussions we had; Writer and publisher Zukiswa Wanner from South Africa and Helga Frese-Resch, Director of International Publishing at Kiepenheuer und Witsch in Cologne, Germany discuss the role that literature continues …

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse now on Audible’s “Afrolit Now” series.

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s Consolata is the latest offering at Audible’s “Afrolit Now” starting on December 30, 2021. Get it by clicking here. Afrolit Now is a new series I am curating of short stories from six African writers in conjunction with Audible. Inspired by Afrolit Sans Frontières, the virtual literary festival I founded the Afrolit …

December 4: Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s “The Daughters of Nandi” Joburg pre-launch.

Paivapo Publishers welcomes you to the pre-launch of Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s debut novel The Daughters of Nandi, at the Book Circle Capital on Saturday, December 4. at 2pm. Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang is a South African writer, academic, producer and broadcaster who has published six books for young readers. The writer this year made her step …

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim now on Audible’s “Afrolit Now” series.

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s A Love Like This is now available at Audible’s “Afrolit Now” series starting on December 30, 2021. Get it by clicking here. Afrolit Now is a new series I am curating of short stories from six African writers in conjunction with Audible. Inspired by Afrolit Sans Frontières, the virtual literary festival I …