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

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

SA 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 SA 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

South African Womxn Writers – Day 9: Cook like a South African

South African food is diverse and delicious, influenced by the culinary traditions of the many varied communities that live in the country. For a list of typical South African foods and dishes, check out this fantastic Wikipedia list. Otherwise, dip into some of the fantastic recipe books, below. Dorah Sitole - 40 Years of Iconic … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 9: Cook like a South African

SA Womxn Writers – Day 8: Translation in South Africa – Karin Schimke

The South African poet Koleka Putuma, writing in English, published a book of poetry called Collective Amnesia in 2017. It has since been translated into seven European languages. It had not, at the time of writing this, been published in any one of South Africa’s other ten official languages. https://youtu.be/8dfq3C8GNrE ISBN: 9780620735087 Koleka’s achievement with … Continue reading SA Womxn Writers – Day 8: Translation in South Africa – Karin Schimke

SA Womxn Writers – Day 7: Life Writing in South Africa – Dawn Garisch

ISBN: 9781928232568 This is How It Is I am an author, medical doctor and a founding member of the Life Righting Collective, (LRC) a non-profit membership organisation which raises funds to sponsor disadvantaged writers and to publish an anthology, This Is How It Is, of true South African stories. We have a wide range of … Continue reading SA Womxn Writers – Day 7: Life Writing in South Africa – Dawn Garisch

SA Womxn Writers – Day 6: The Prizewinners

South Africa has had various literature awards over the past decade or so. These awards mark the brilliant literature that comes out of the country each and every year and are a great place to start your reading lists. For brevity, I've only included a sample of winners, but I encourage you to browse the … Continue reading SA Womxn Writers – Day 6: The Prizewinners

SA Womxn Writers – Day 5: More Books, to More Children, In More Languages – Dorette Louw of Book Dash.

Book Dash is a South African social impact, non-profit publisher of new African children’s books. Our vision is that all children should own one hundred books by the age of five.It sounds like a lot of books, but research indicates that owning many books can radically improve the chances of academic success for children living … Continue reading SA Womxn Writers – Day 5: More Books, to More Children, In More Languages – Dorette Louw of Book Dash.

SA Womxn Writers – Day 4: Reflections by Thabiso Mahlape, Publisher at Blackbird Books

In 2015, Evera Publishing went into a joint venture with Jacana Media to create a publishing imprint called Blackbird Books. It was exciting for me as a young black woman to take these strides. In 2020, Blackbird Books became an independent publisher, an even more exciting journey for me to embark on. But before Blackbird … Continue reading SA Womxn Writers – Day 4: Reflections by Thabiso Mahlape, Publisher at Blackbird Books