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South African Womxn Writers – Day 17: An interview with non-fiction publisher, Na’eemah Masoet

For Feminism Is and Living While Feminist I had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of working with Na'eemah Masoet, non-fiction publisher at Kwela Books. I am a massive fan of Na'eemah's energy, approach, and books. So, I thought I'd give myself some extra time with her by doing a little Q&A. Enjoy! Why did you get into … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 17: An interview with non-fiction publisher, Na’eemah Masoet

South African Womxn Writers – Day 16: Coloured literature and the chance to be remembered – Terry-Ann Adams

I remember the day I read a poem written by a Coloured woman in Kaaps. That day was the start of my process of becoming. I felt like I had just been reborn into a world where it is okay for me to be seen. Before that day, I didn’t think that my culture or … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 16: Coloured literature and the chance to be remembered – Terry-Ann Adams

South African Writing – Day 15: Queer literature for every body

I thought the GLII audience would benefit from hearing more about some incredible SA queer collections of writing and books. These are just a few, and I really encourage you to engage more! The Pink Line - Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers - Mark Gevisser [ISBN: 9781250798596 GoodReads] Six years in the making, The … Continue reading South African Writing – Day 15: Queer literature for every body

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: The Winter Train

For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, it's currently winter, which is my favorite season. Yes, I may have been born in the Caribbean, but I feel more at ease when it is colder outside. I can wear cozy clothes, avoid the sun, and not contend with the oppressive humidity of the southern … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: The Winter Train

South African Womxn Writers – Day 14: SA Bookstagrammers to look out for – Abdeah Davis

If you’re a bibliophile like myself, then you’re probably always looking for good book recommendations. Thankfully there is an entire community of bookworms online who are dedicated to sharing their love for reading. On Instagram the book community has taken micro-blogging to a whole new level with its aesthetically gorgeous photos, accompanied by short but … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 14: SA Bookstagrammers to look out for – Abdeah Davis

South African Womxn Writers – Day 13: South African feminist collections and books

As a feminist writer and editor it would be remiss of me not to include a sample of some incredible South African feminist texts for you all to enjoy. I'll start with the three I edited, because I'm very proud of them. My First Time: Stories of Sex and Sexuality from Women Like You (Modjaji, … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 13: South African feminist collections and books

South African Womxn Writers – Day 12: A Reflection on Publishing by Karina Szczurek of Karavan Press

Karavan Press came into being in 2019 to offer authors a literary home for their books – home in the sense of shelter, safety and care. As editor and publisher, I want to nurture authors and their creativity and establish strong bonds between writers and readers who are passionate about our words and stories. The … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 12: A Reflection on Publishing by Karina Szczurek of Karavan Press

South African Womxn Writers – Day 11: Lorraine Sithole shares some Short Story Collections she loves

I read all sorts of books across all genres but, I am drawn to short stories and anthologies when I am looking for a boost of adrenaline. I go through a reading slump once in a blue moon and these collections to rejuvenate my reading mojo. Here are my top reads from the last 5 … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 11: Lorraine Sithole shares some Short Story Collections she loves

South African Womxn Writers – Day 10: Sally Partridge writes about the “rainbow of talent” in South Africa’s youth fiction

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation, and no-where is this colourful spirit more present than in the country's colourful array of young adult fiction written by some of the country’s most prolific female authors. Every year a throng of both recognised and new female voices hit the shelves, driven by the social issues … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 10: Sally Partridge writes about the “rainbow of talent” in South Africa’s youth fiction

#WorldKidLit Wednesday: The Beast Warrior

YA fantasy novel The Beast Warrior takes place about a decade after its award-winning prequel, The Beast Player.* In The Beast Warrior, mixed-heritage protagonist Elin is now a full-fledged Beast Player (a field that combines veterinarian with naturalist) and has had a son with her husband, Ialu. As the book opens, their feudal, agrarian nation is … Continue reading #WorldKidLit Wednesday: The Beast Warrior