Artist: Zukiswa Wanner
Country: South Africa
Zukiswa Wanner is the 2015 winner of South African Literary Award’s K.Sello Duiker Award for her fourth novel, London Cape Town Joburg. Her third novel Men of the South was shortlisted for Commonwealth Best Book and the Herman Charles Bosman Awards. She has judged the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Fiction and was the Africa Judge for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017.
Wanner was a founding board member of the literary initiative Writivism in Uganda and is on the Advisory Board of the Ake Literary Festival in Nigeria. She has facilitated writing workshops in Ghana , Tanzania, Kenya ,Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Germany.
Wanner has been a columnist for the pan-African publication New African, Saturday Nation in Kenya and has been a guest-host for the monthly BBC Africa Book Club with Audrey Brown. She has also written for Guernica, The Guardian (UK), Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Sunday Times (South Africa) and The Independent (South Africa). In 2014, she was selected as one of the 39 writers under 40 in sub-Saharan Africa likely to shape the literature of literature on the continent.Together with one of the Bogota39 authors, Luis Felipe Lomelli, she’s the founder of La Shamba, an online multilingual literary platform for African and Latin American writers.
The Madams, Oshun Books, 2006. ISBN 978-1770070585
Behind Every Successful Man, Kwela Books, 2008. ISBN 978-0795702617
Men of the South, Kwela Books, 2010. ISBN 978-0795702983
London Cape Town Joburg, Kwela Books, 2014
8115: A Prisoner’s Home with Alf Kumalo, Penguin, 2010
Maid in SA: 30 Ways to Leave Your Madam, Jacana, 2010. ISBN 978-1431408962
Jama Loves Bananas, Jacana, 2013
Refilwe (an African retelling of “Rapunzel”), Jacana, 2014
With Rohini Chowdhury, Behind The Shadows. Contemporary Stories from Africa and Asia (2012)
Sessions at the Storymoja Festival