My madam at the top as we say in Nigerian parlance ZukiswaWanner is first of all, a South African then a journalist and and most importantly an extraodrinary novelist. She is a member of Writivism’s Board of Trustees. Her debut novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007. Her novel, Men of the South, was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. In April 2014, Wanner was named on the Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define trends in African literature. She also won the K Sello Duiker Prize for her most recent novel, London Cape Town Joburg.

She will be at the #Writivism2016 Festival – and you get to have her books personally autographed plus read to you!! How about that?