On Friday 18 December 2020, internationally acclaimed South African writers Angela Makholwa and Zukiswa Wanner will talk with book lovers from eSwatini about their new works at the Wine Boutique in Ezulwini from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.
Angela Makholwa will read from her latest and fifth novel, Critical But Stable, a fascinating story of the long term marriages of the rich and infamous in Johannesburg. The recently published novel has been causing waves in her native South Africa and is set to do the same for readers in eSwatini due to cultural similarities between the two countries. ‘Two years ago, we were in eSwatini with Zukiswa and other writers and the readers engaged with love and generosity with our work. It was thus a no-brainer that when my new book came out, my first instinct was to ensure I return here after the Johannesburg launch last month.’
Maid in SA: 30 Ways To Leave Your Madam will be Zukiswa Wanner’s new reveal on this sophomoric literary trip to eSwatini. Although originally published in 2013, the new Maid is edited to engage with the 2020 realities of that fragile and intimate relationship between domestic workers and their madams which much of the continent is familiar with. ‘I am thrilled to be returning to eSwatini as our readers there will be the first to see this new Maid in SA with a brand-new cover. As we get into the holiday season, I hope the book will make people laugh as much as it makes them ponder the way they relate to their madams or domestic workers,’ Wanner, the Brittle Paper African Literary Person of the Year said.