Tag: African writers

Black Letter Media Shines At 8th Jozi Book Fair

  We need to see ourselves in books. – Mohale Mashigo   It was a great weekend at the 8th Jozi Book Fair: Youth Rising at Wits University. The sun was out and so were all the readers, writers and booksellers. Duduzile Mabaso handed down her short story wisdom to the students in the How To Write […]

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We’re announcing the winner for The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Vol 2 at #JBF

Join us at Jozi Book Fair as we announce the long awaited winner of our short story competition – The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! We’ll be reading and discussing stories from the first volume published in 2012 and the upcoming volume of The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the […]

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meet our writers: Zimkhitha Sulelo

I come from a big family of five in Eastern Cape. I left home at 17 for the big bad Jozi to study Journalism at Wits. After Wits, I got a scholarship from Reuters to study Financial Journalism and later I joined Reuters. I quickly realised that reporting on Markets and the Stock Exchanged was […]

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meet our writers: Chinenye Emezie-Egwuonwu

I am a prolific writer who considers herself a storyteller. I write both novels and short stories. I have just completed my first full length novel manuscript and have written dozens of short stories. I’m currently compiling my short stories into a collection for publication. My stories are centred around Africa and Africans living at […]

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meet our writers: Sasha Ross

Sasha Ross is a first year student at Rhodes University. She has a love of short stories, British rock, happy endings and all things magical. One day she hopes to be writing for a major music magazine. What inspired you to write your story? Growing up in a rather small town where private affairs seem […]

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meet our writers: Boipelo Maetla

Boipelo Maetla is a vibrant writer, poet  essayist and scholar currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I grew up exposed to literature and ended up finding a love for it. I have found a home in producing short stories and poetry. It’s something I do to remain peaceful and content. What inspired you to write […]

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meet our writers: Catherine Shepherd

Catherine was born in Port Elizabeth in 1970 and graduated from Rhodes University in 1992 with a BA degree. The end of Apartheid was the highlight of her young adult years and still inspires her to this day. Although happily married now she was for many years a single mother of two children. Bringing up […]

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The Perfect Kiss by Duduzile Mabaso

  “You kiss like a frog!” For once Dlozi was grateful that she had to chop up onions for her mother’s stew. Tears streamed down her face as Lizwe’s horrible words crashed about in her mind. Stupid boy! She had put all her passion into that kiss. The kiss. Their first kiss. Her first kiss. […]

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