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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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 […]

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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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