Maid in SA; 30 Ways to Leave your Madam

by Zukiswa Wanner

KSh 1,190

It is a quirky, lighter look at one of South Africa’s most important, yet most overlooked, relationships: that between a domestic worker and her madam. In this book you’ll find the women in your life – your mothers, your sisters, your cousins, your friends and yourself.

To get you started:
• There are two types of white madams, the poor-white madam and the liberal middle-class madam.
• There are no poor African madams.
• If your helper has a colourful name, she must be a Zimbabwean.
• Having a Malawian helper is never about the Malawian helper, darling.

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Sub-title: 30 Ways to Leave your Madam
Author: Zukiswa Wanner
ISBN: 9781431408962
Country: South Africa
Publisher: Jacana Publishers
Size (mm): 198x130mm
Pages: 100pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 8.50486 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: August 2013

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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.