My name is Zukiswa Wanner and I am an African writer. I have contributed material to newspapers and magazines that include The Observer/Guardian, Sunday Independent, City Press, Mail & Guardian, La Repubblica, OpenSociety, Sunday Times, Africa Review, Wordsetc, The New Statesman, True Love, Shape, Oprah, Elle, Juice, Afropolitan , and Forbes Africa.
In 2011, I wrote a book of the Bible and did a research piece on South African education, while affirming (if anyone ever doubted themJ) my feminist credentials with an introductory piece for Mail & Guardian’s Book of Women. I also beamed with pride as my third novel Men of the South (Kwela 2010) was shortlisted for Commonwealth Prize Africa Region for Best Book.
My two children’s books Refilwe and Jama loves Bananas are currently in production, while I take part in literary festivals and write for a feature film.
Some of my publications include;
- Nomvula’s Tears (SAFM 1hour radio play aired 2008)
- Radio Vuka (SAFM soapie, inaugural writing team 2008)
- 8115: A Prisoner’s Home (2010) , a biography on 8115 Vilakazi Street with award-winning South African photographer Alf Kumalo.
- Outcasts – co-editor (2012)
- African Delights by Siphiwo Mahala – contributor (2011)
- African Roar edited by Ivor Hartmann and Emmanuel Sigauke – contributor (2011)
- Sixty-Six Books – contributor (2011)
- Home Away edited by Louis Greenberg– contributor (2010)
- L’Esprit du Sport (2010) – with French photographer Amelie Debray.
- Johannesburg: La fin de l’apartheid: et après? (2007)- with Sabine Cessou