Brittle Paper African Literary Person of the Year 2020

This year, I have been named the Brittlepaper African Literary Person of the Year 2020.

Brittle Paper is a leading resource for African literature on the web and the Ainehi Edoro-Glines founded publication has this year named me their African Literary Person of the Year. Here is part of the citation for their submission;

Brittle Paper African Literary Person of the Year, now in its 6th year, recognizes an individual who has done outstanding work in advancing African literary culture and industry in the given year. The 2020 honor goes to South African novelist Zukiswa Wanner, who, in what many would agree has been a challenging year, stepped up to the moment in outstanding ways. Wanner is an accomplished writer, having published 4 novels, a memoir and various collaborative book projects. Yet, over the years, she has made considerable contributions to the advancement of literary institutions that benefit African writers and expand the continent’s reading culture.

Her dedication to African literary culture comes from deep understanding of Africa’s diversity and its shared experiences. She was born in Lusaka, Zambia to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother. She has travelled the continent, has at several times been named a honorary Nigerian, currently lives in Nairobi, and still works out of Johannesburg. This pan-African way of being in the world grounds her commitment to the culture.

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