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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 …

June 15: At Mputhumi Ntabeni’s “The Wanderers” launch.

Cape Town’s finest Mphuthumi Ntabeni is a writer, columnist, playwright and short story writer whose debut novel The Broken River Tent was published by Jacana Media in 2019. His newest book The Wanderers published by Kwela will be presented on June 15 with the pianist Malcolm Jiyane and a reading by Zukiswa Wanner (that’s me) …

Read my essay in “Surfacing: On being black and feminist in South Africa.”

Please Surfacing: On being black and feminist in South Africa which contains my essay “Do I Make You Uncomfortable?” about writing in a white publishing industry. Surfacing traces a path within black South African feminist thought in 20 dazzling chapters. The collection shows how radical black South African women have been part of several traditions …

June 12: Virtually Yours with Ondjaki

I continue “Virtually Yours” my partnership with Goethe Namibia, a series of online discussions with contemporary authors from Africa. “Virtually Yours” aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online discussions held once a month from October …

May 8: Virtually Yours with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

I continue my partnership with Goethe Namibia called Virtually Yours which is a series of online discussions – Virtual Gatherings – with contemporary authors from Africa. Virtually Yours aims to create an online platform for avid readers, writers, academics, publishers, agents, and anyone else interested in literature by writers from Africa. The series of online …