Category: k Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award

Author            :           Zukiswa Wanner

Title                :           London, Cape Town, Joburg

Language       :           English

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Profile

Zukiswa Wanner is the author of the k.Sello Duiker Award’s shortlisted The Madams (Oshun, 2006), Behind Every Successful Man (Kwela, 2008), Commonwealth Best Book (Africa Region)  shortlisted Men of the South (Kwela, 2010) and London Cape Town Joburg(2014). Maid in SA: 30 Ways to Leave Your Madam (Jacana, 2013) marked her foray into nonfiction satire. Wanner is the author of two children’s books. Jama Loves Bananas (Jacana, 2012) and Refilwe (Jacana, 2014). As editor, she is responsible for Campaign for Education’s 2008 publication The Big Read which included contributors such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Queen Rania. She co-edited the African-Asian short story anthology Behind the Shadows (2012) with Indian author and editor, Rohini Chowdhury.

Zukiswa Wanner is one of 66 writers in the world (with Wole Soyinka, Jeanette Winterson, and Archbishop Emeritus of Canterbury Rowan Williams, among others) to write a contemporary response to the Bible. The works were staged in London theatres and at Westminister Abbey in October 2011. 66 Books: 21st Century Writers Speak to the King James Version Bible’s proceeds benefit disadvantaged art students.

Wanner co-authored A Prisoner’s Home (2010), a biography on the first Mandela house 8115 Vilakazi Street with the late award-winning South African photographer Alf Kumalo as well as  L’Esprit du Sport (2010) with French photographer Amelie Debray.