Tag: Zukiswa Wanner

  • Zukiswa Wanner Surrenders Germany’s Goethe Medal over Gaza Genocide

    Zukiswa Wanner Surrenders Germany’s Goethe Medal over Gaza Genocide

    South African author, publisher, and curator Zukiswa Wanner has today surrendered the Goethe Medal over Germany’s continued support of the genocide in Gaza. The Goethe Medal, first issued in 1955, has, since 1975 been recognised as an official badge of honour by the Federal Republic of Germany. Previous winners of the award include Daniel Barenboim,…

  • Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    Book Digest: Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, Serubiri Moses

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Vamba Sherif, Jessemusse Cacinda, Zukiswa Wanner, and Serubiri Moses. Kwashala Blues by Jessemusse Cacinda Publisher:  Ethale BooksDate:  September 5, 2023Genre:  Fiction, novellaLanguage:  PortugueseWhere to find it:  Click here. Jessemusse Cacinda Jessemusse Cacinda is a philosopher, journalist, project manager,…

  • Soyinka, Adichie, Wanner for Canex Literary Webinar on August 31

    Soyinka, Adichie, Wanner for Canex Literary Webinar on August 31

    Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Zukiswa Wanner are among the writers who will take part in the Creative Africa Nexus (Canex) Literary Webinar on August 31. The International African Trade Fair is an initiative that supports the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Established by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in…

  • Translations: Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Djaili Amadou Amal, Sharon Dodua Otoo

    Translations: Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Djaili Amadou Amal, Sharon Dodua Otoo

    Translations for books by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Zukiswa Wanner, Djaili Amadou Amal, and Sharon Dodua Otoo are available for your reading pleasure. Book:  Adas RaumOriginal Title: Adas RaumAuthor: Sharon Dodua OtooTranslator: Hitoko SuzukiPublisher:  HakusuishaPublishing Date: March 29, 2023Language: German to JapaneseWhere to Find it: Click here. Adas Raum The long-awaited first novel from Ingeborg Bachmann Prize-winning…

  • Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II exhibition for Zurich

    Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II exhibition for Zurich

    The Litafrika: Artistic Encounters II, curated by Zukiswa Wanner, will be hosted in Zurich, Switzerland from June 16 – September 3, 2023. “Litafrika” is an open archive literary exhibition project in three parts (2022-2024) organised by Swiss partners Litar Foundation and Strauhof Zurich. It revolves around the central questions: “How do we read and narrate…

  • The Heart is A Bastard anthology launches in Nairobi.

    The Heart is A Bastard anthology launches in Nairobi.

    The Heart is A Bastard, a new anthology edited by Zukiswa Wanner and Elias Mutani, was launched in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, May 27, 2023. In 2020, the University of East Anglia appointed Tsitsi Dangarembga as the International Chair of Creative Writing. As part of the activities for the role, the team would deliver a…

  • Zukiswa Wanner is Moi University African Cluster Centre Artist-in-Residence.

    Zukiswa Wanner is Moi University African Cluster Centre Artist-in-Residence.

    Zukiswa Wanner was announced as the new Artist-in-Residence at the Moi University African Cluster Centre in Eldoret, Kenya from September – December 2022 on August 28, 2022. Germany’s Bayreuth University appointed Moi University to its African Cluster Centre program in African studies in 2019. Bayreuth sees a cluster as a transformative space to systematically advance…

  • Brittle Paper introduces free master classes with “The Writing Room.”

    Brittle Paper introduces free master classes with “The Writing Room.”

    The Writing Room, a new initiative from Brittle Paper, featuring masterclasses from some of the most respected personalities in African writing was introduced on July 20, 2022. Brittle Paper is an online platform centering African literary narratives since it was founded by Nigeria-born USA-based academic Ainehi Edoro-Glines in 2010. Apart from publishing work from writers…

  • Troy Onyango’s “We Are The Water People” kicks off the Audible “Afrolit Now” series.

    Troy Onyango’s “We Are The Water People” kicks off the Audible “Afrolit Now” series.

    Troy Onyango’s short story We Are the Water People was the first to be unveiled in the new “Afrolit Now” series on Audible on October 14, 2021. The series is curated by Zukiswa Wanner. In 2020 while in the middle of the biggest pandemic in a century, a new initiative called Afrolit Sans Frontières was…

  • Nadifa Mohamed for Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” in October.

    Nadifa Mohamed for Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” in October.

    Nadifa Mohamed is the featured guest of Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” on Saturday, October 9, 2021. She will be moderated by Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually Yours is a series that brings you to the centre of contemporary African literature with discussions between leading African authors curated by Zukiswa Wanner and hosted by Goethe-Namibia. Since it kicked…

  • Rémy Ngamije for Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” in September.

    Rémy Ngamije for Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” in September.

    Rémy Ngamije is the featured guest of Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” on Saturday, September 11, 2021. He will be moderated by Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually Yours is a series that brings you to the centre of contemporary African literature with discussions between leading African authors curated by Zukiswa Wanner and hosted by Goethe-Namibia. Since it kicked…

  • Zukiswa Wanner’s “Men of the South” for One Read in May 2021.

    Zukiswa Wanner’s “Men of the South” for One Read in May 2021.

    Zukiswa Wanner’s third novel Men of the South was announced as the One Read App offering for May 2021 on April 30, 2021. One Read is a mobile application, brought to you by Nigeria’s Sterling Bank and Ouida Books, aimed at promoting writers, publishers and other players in the African book industry to create a…

  • Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda kicks off 2021 Goethe Namibia’s “Virtually Yours.”

    Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda kicks off 2021 Goethe Namibia’s “Virtually Yours.”

    Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda is set to kick off Goethe-Institut Namibia’s “Virtually Yours” on Saturday, March 13, 2020. She will be moderated by Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually Yours is a new series that brings you to the centre of contemporary African literature with discussions between leading African authors curated by Zukiswa Wanner and hosted by Goethe-Namibia. The…

  • Zukiswa Wanner receives Goethe Medal in Nairobi ceremony

    Zukiswa Wanner receives Goethe Medal in Nairobi ceremony

    Zukiswa Wanner received the Goethe Medal at a ceremony in Nairobi on October 15, 2020. The Goethe Medal was first awarded by the Goethe Institute in 1954 and recognized by the Federal Republic of Germany as an official badge of honour in 1975. Over 354 personalities from 67 countries have been conferred the honour, including…

  • Zukiswa Wanner receives Goethe Medal 2020 on Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday.

    Zukiswa Wanner receives Goethe Medal 2020 on Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday.

    Zukiswa Wanner, the first African woman to win the Goethe Medal, received her award in a virtual ceremony on Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s birthday, August 28, 2020. The Goethe Medal was first awarded by the Goethe Institute in 1954 and recognized by the Federal Republic of Germany as an official badge of honour in 1975.…