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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 […]

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Brandon Taylor and Paul Mendez: Real Life and Rainbow Milk

Cheeky Natives · Brandon Taylor and Paul Mendez: Real Life and Rainbow Milk “It was a cool evening in late summer when Wallace, his father dead for several weeks, decided that he would meet his friends at the pier after all.” – Brandon Taylor “Jesse’s alarm went off at seven, but he’d barely slept. He […]

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Phumlani Pikoli: The Fatuous State of Severity

Cheeky Natives · Phumlani Pikoli: The Fatuous State of Severity “The Fatuous State of Severity – a mouthful for most – was a state of mind I had learned to occupy while recuperating from a depressive episode at a psychiatric clinic.” – Phumlani Pikoli The Fatuous State of Severity is a debut collection of short […]

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Lockdown Edition with Angela Makholwa: The Blessed Girl

Cheeky Natives · Lockdown Edition with Angela Makholwa: The Blessed Girl (Part 1) Cheeky Natives · Lockdown Edition with Angela Makholwa: The Blessed Girl (Part 2) Even as a young child, Angela Makholwa wanted to be a storyteller.  Her first story was published at 13 and from then on a lifetime relationship with words was […]

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