New African Most Influential Africans 2020

I have been named on the New African Most Influential Africans 2020.

New African is an English-language monthly news magazine, “the bestselling pan-African magazine” that has been published since 1966.

One of the magazine’s most anticipated honours is its annual “Most Influential Africans 2020” which started in 2011. The annual lists have celebrated the best and the brightest Africans in a variety of fields from politics, to the arts, to medicine, engineering, entrepreneurship, and every category you can imagine.

The 2020 lists were announced on December 11 and I was one of the writers recognised alongside Tsitsi Dangarembga, Abi Dare, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, and Namwali Serpell.

The citation by the magazine said of my work;

“Zukiswa is not just any writer – she has no fear, and her novels, works of non-fiction, articles and projects are examples of what you can achieve if you dare to cross boundaries.”

You can read the whole list of the New African Most Influential Africans 2020 by clicking here.