South African Writing – Day 20: An interview with two South African librarians

South African public libraries are a vital resource for South Africa's readers. They are incredible spaces of creation and learning and connection. I interviewed two local librarians to find out more about their work. Elzana Dlomo Elzana Dlomo is the senior librarian at Central Library in Cape Town. Central Library is located in the CBD … Continue reading South African Writing – Day 20: An interview with two South African librarians

South African Womxn Writers – Day 20: The Playwrights

Since I'm by no means an expert in plays or playwrights, I reached out to some writer friends for tips on SA womxn playwrights to look out for. Here are a few suggestions. Koleka Putuma - No Easter Sunday for Queers NO EASTER SUNDAY FOR QUEERS follows the hate crime murderlove story of Napo and Mimi. The lovers, … Continue reading South African Womxn Writers – Day 20: The Playwrights

South African Womxn Writing – Day 19: 245 South African Womxn’s novels you should read now (2015 – 2019)

In early 2020 I started making a list of all the fiction novels written South African women writers published between 1994 and 2019. I wrote more about this project, here. When I began I thought it would be labour intensive, but not overly complicated. I was right in one respect. Making a list of the … Continue reading South African Womxn Writing – Day 19: 245 South African Womxn’s novels you should read now (2015 – 2019)

South African Writing – Day 18: The literary festivals and podcasts

South Africa is home to some fantastic literary festivals every year, and to some podcasts that you might like to listen to from afar. The literary festivals took a knock in 2020, but many of them will (fingers crossed) be back in action this year. I thought I'd share some of these so you could … Continue reading South African Writing – Day 18: The literary festivals and podcasts

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

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