by Zukiswa Wanner

KSh 850

A take on the traditional German tale Rapunzel in a Southern African setting.

Zukiswa Wanner brings young readers a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Rapunzel, with a uniquely South African twist. Refilwe is the story of the dreadlocked beauty who is stuck in a cave on top of a mountain awaiting her prince, Tumi. This take on the classic tale will have the children chanting, “Refilwe, Refilwe let down your locks . . . So I can climb the scraggy rocks!” Based on the original version but reimagined for African children, the tale is enriched with magical illustrations by Tamsin Hinrichsen that will keep all children entranced and foster in them a love of reading.



Sub-title: Best Loved Tales for Africa
Author: Zukiswa Wanner
ISBN: 978-1431400980
Country: South Africa
Publisher: Jacana Publishers
Size (inches): 4.5 x 10.2 x 0.1
Pages: 32 pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 119.068 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: April 1, 2015

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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.