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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 […]

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Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice

Cheeky Natives · Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Part 1) Cheeky Natives · Lockdown Edition with Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice (Part 2) Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for eighteen years. She studied law at the University of […]

Nana Kwame Adjei-Breyah: Friday Black

At the Open Book Festival, held in Cape Town in 2019, The Cheeky Natives sat down with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah to discuss his debut collection of short stories, Friday Black. This New York Times’ Best seller explores the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities of life in the US. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism […]

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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 […]

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 […]

QnA with Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka

Perfect Imperfections, the debut novel by Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka has been out since mid-August 2019 from BlackBird Books! We caught up with Makanaka about her first offering. In a previous life, you were an accountant. How did you move into writing? Writing was always my first love but I had gone into Accounting because back then that was […]

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