Category Archives: Zukiswa Wanner

Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts by Zukiswa Wanner

Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts by Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner has roots: Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Kenya. She fortified and strengthened her roots while travelling with her partner and son. This journey across borders and in time resulted in a book. Read more about this book here


We need our own Nobel and an academy

Here is another episode in the yearly journey towards the declaration of the winner of the Novel Prize for Literature. As far as I know four / five / six writers from the African continent have won. The changing number depends on wether you want to count Albert Camus (pied noir) and Doris Lessing as well.

Now Zukiswa Wanner has followed the journey of Ngugi wa Thiong’0 and she has seen that there will be no Nobel Prize for Ngugi in 2017. But what about 2018? Should some big businessman, instead of buying a Premier League soccerclub, start a kind of Africa-alone Literary Prize, with lots of money and prestige?

What do you think? Personally I think withdrawing out of the global literary world and closing the curtains would be a step to the past. We should participate in global activities, because we are part of it !

Read the article by Wanner here.African need to start having conversations with our own Nobels who are alive in these times to consider doing some of these things for their home continent (Leonardo Cendamo/ Leemage)

Kenyan authors you should be reading to your kids

In this parenting magazine you will find a nice list of books you can share with your children. Maybe they can read these books by themselves. Maybe you as aparenmt can read these books as a bedtime story or a daytime story.

Just have a look and buy a book. 

No uhuru, yet, with a new passport for the citizens of Africa

There were days when you wanted to travel from one part of the continent to another it would be the most efficient way to travel via Europe. This situation has been improved very much, but still it is not that easy to cross borders between different countries in Africa. Reading travelbooks written by travellers in Africa, one of the ‘highlights’ is crossing borders. Often the border is a place of endurance, where African brotherhood and sisterhood is at a low.

Another thing is the use of an African passport. Will this be the end of all our prayers for travel mercies? Zukiswa Wanner, a Zambia-born South African living in Kenya, writes about this passport here.Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and novelist currently living in Nairobi.

Renate Stuurman reads The F Word

Zukiswa Wanner is a writer who has lived in several countries on the continent Africa. But her name and fame has gone beyond the borders of all these countries.

In a library in South Africa Renate Schuurman reads ‘The F word’, written by Zukiswa Wanner. Just follow this link here.

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crucial lesson for new writers:

Suppose you have written and published a book. Now the publicity train gets underway, at the first station you have a booksigning. What will happen? How many people will turn up at the local bookshop? Will people form a long line that reaches the streets around the bookshop?

Read what Zukiswa Wanner has to say about her own experience and those of others.

Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and novelist currently living in Nairobi.

zukiswa wanner: despite facing

The international writer Zukiswa Wanner has given her opinion on the artistic and creative relationship between Kenya (where she lives) and South Africa (where she has lived). She gave her speech in Nairobi. 

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