Men of the South

by Zukiswa Wanner

KSh 1,350

A fascinating novel about three men out from three worlds. Mfundo the musician and dad, Mzi – gay, but married, and Tinyae – a displaced Zimbabwean in South Africa.Modern chick-lit from an author named one of South Africa’s ‘Phenomenal Women’.
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Men of the South is a great read that explores the sensitive issues of unemployment, homosexuality and immigration – all subjects that impact modern day societies and affect the ways in which we relate with our families, friends and what society expects of us. The novel was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize in 2011.
– Africa Book Club
“The beauty of Zukiswa Wanner’s Men of the South is that she creates, in a compelling prose, effective characters with whom I easily identify. I recognise them and therefore respond to them as people I know and experience daily. In their interaction important social issues of our time emerge organically in an entertaining storyline and are narrated in a voice that is both sensitive and witty.”
– Zakes Mda, Kwela Books
“You will love Zukiswa Wanner’s wit and charm. Like a good stir-fry, she has mixed up some comedy and thought-provoking tales that dance around our everyday reality.”
– Anyiko Owoko, Anyiko Blog
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Zukiswa Wanner (author)

Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and novelist. Her debut novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007.Her other 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 proved she was worth that praise by producing another amazing novel London CapeTown Jo’burg and then went ahead to win the K. Sello Duiker Award (which is part of the South African Literary Awards) in 2015.

Watch her interview with Her Zimbabwe below

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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and novelist. Her debut novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007.Her other 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 proved she was worth that praise by producing another amazing novel London CapeTown Jo’burg and then went ahead to win the K. Sello Duiker Award (which is part of the South African Literary Awards) in 2015.