This Saturday, Black Letter Media is launching their first title of the year – Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts by Zukiswa Wanner.

The Cheeky Natives will be in conversation with Zukiswa Wanner

When: 3 March 2018, 14:30 for 15:00
Where: African Flavour Books, 20 Melle Street, Braamfontein
RSVP by 28 February by email: 

Click on picture to pre-order for R150

Black Letter Media is publishing Zukiswa Wanner’s new book titled Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts.  This is Wanner’s first travel memoir which captures a road trip through several African countries on the year she turned forty and also celebrated 10 years since her debut book, novel titled The Madams, was published.

Zukiswa Wanner is the author of five novels The Madams (2006), Behind Every Successful Man (2008), Men of the South (2010), Maid in SA (2013), London Cape Town Joburg (2014); and two children’s books Jama Loves Bananas (2011) and Refilwe (2014). Her short stories have appeared in 66 Books: 21st Century Writers Speak to the King James Version Bible (2011) and The Gods Who Sends Us Gifts (2017). She co-authored the Mandela home biography 8115: A Prisoner’s Home (2010) with the late award-winning photographer Alf Kumalo . Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts is her sixth book. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Specs: R160, 224 pages, 5.5′ x 8′, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9870198-1-3

Available at local and online booksellers or on, African Flavour Books, Bridge Books, The Book Lounge, Clarke’s Books, Love Books, Adams Books, and more…

Black Letter Media publishes new, bold, authentic, independent Afrikan voices in quality paperback and ebooks from diverse and multiple points of views, locations and languages. With a growing book list that includes a poetry print quarterly titled Poetry Potion and an annual short story anthology, Black Letter Media believes in stories that are affirming and representative of Africa’s diverse identities and cultures. For more info visit and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Cheeky Natives is podcast started by two bibliophiles (Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo) who occasionally dabble in the fields of law and medicine.  It’s a platform primarily focused on the celebration of all things literary. This celebration is done through the reviews of books, poetry and occasionally theatre performances, interspersed with author discussions at book signings and readings. Find them on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram

Sample their incredible podcast on Soundcloud and iTunes.

African Flavour Books was founded in 2013 Fortiscue and Nokuthula Helepi. Their flagship store is based in Vanderbijlpark with a second store in Braamfontein in Gauteng. The company sells African literature and vernacular literature from South Africa. The company also sells music, movies and stationery. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram




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