Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Barbara Boswell’s new book inscribes Black womxn into the academy

On Africa day, 25 May 2020, we had a wonderful surprise for our followers. On Instagram live, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane sat in conversation with award-winning author Barbara Boswell to discuss her first novel ‘Grace’ and to reveal the big surprise – Boswell’s new title. Boswell will be releasing her new title with Wits Press. The new […]

International

Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda: No Be From Hia

‘My book was inspired by my multicultural background – Zambian, Nigerian, Jamaican and British. I wrote it at a time when I was processing the loss of both sets of grandparents, whom I had visited in Nigeria and in my Zambian village, Chinsali.’ Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda In a search for identity, love and acceptance two […]

Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

Cheeky Natives · Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half “The only difference between lying and acting was whether your audience was in on it, but it was all a performance just the same.” Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of […]

Conversations

QnA with Keletso Mopai

Writer Keletso Mopai, tackles mental health, queerness and the undeniable power of the Balobedu Rain Queen, in her short story collection. Keletso Mopai hails from Lenyenye, a township located 20km from Tzaneen, Limpopo. The township is well known as a place where Mamphela Ramphele  was  banished by the apartheid regime from 1977–1984. It is also […]

Barbara Boswell’s new book inscribes Black womxn into the academy

On Africa day, 25 May 2020, we had a wonderful surprise for our followers. On Instagram live, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane sat in conversation with award-winning author Barbara Boswell to discuss her first novel ‘Grace’ and to reveal the big surprise – Boswell’s new title. Boswell will be releasing her new title with Wits Press. The new […]

The Finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards

This year OprahMag.com exclusively announced the finalists of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Lambda has for 30 years honoured the LGBTQ community’s longstanding contribution to literature. This year’s nominees include some of our favourite writers at The Cheeky Natives. Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Patsy has been shortlisted for Lesbian fiction. We featured Nicole discussing this book […]

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Wondering about this repeated transphobia, does she herself read? Speak to people? Listen to understand, not be right? Is she open to learning? Or at least, simply not speaking on things which are "theories" for her but could mean life or death for others?

@SonofBaldwin @CheekyNatives Thank you so much for this @SonofBaldwin and @CheekyNatives. This was a great conversation. It was insightful, emotionally cathartic and spiritually heeling!

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