Zukiswa Wanner. Photo credit: The International Woman.

In February, we announced the publication of South African novelist Zukiswa Wanner’s first memoir Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts. The 224-page book is published by Black Letter Media, a South African publishing house inspired by the mandate to affirm and represent Africa’s diverse identities and cultures.

Hardly Working is Wanner’s most personal book yet. It chronicles a road trip she took in 2016 across several African borders accompanied by her partner and son. The book is adventure-filled and enlivened by Wanner’s deep insights and irreverent humor.

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Hardly Working couldn’t have been published at a more appropriate time considering how fervently readers and critics are asking for more African non-fiction. The book is currently available for purchase at R160 from South Africa-based and online booksellers or on Black Letter Media.

Zukiswa Wanner has organised several launches for the book. The photos here are from three different events: one in a bookshop; another from a joint launch with Niq Mhlongo for his short story collection Soweto, under the Apricot Tree; and the third from a launch hosted by Zimbabwean novelist Petina Gappah.

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Enjoy the photos.

Bookshop Launch

Joint Launch in Harare with Niq Mhlongo for his Soweto, under the Apricot Tree

The event flyer.

The Launch Hosted by Petina Gappah