Hlomu, Zandile and Naledi. Three seemingly random names but whose stories our readers are so invested in, you’d swear they were real.
Dudu Busani-Dube, author of the Hlomu series, new editor and poster girl for the power of self-publishing joins Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele to talk about all things Hlomu: the wife series.
In this frank and heartwarming episode, we reveal the machinations behind the fascinating lives of the Zulu’s and the womxn in their lives. Love in a time of social media, family ties and our complicated relationship with our personal history take prime spotlight.
This episode in many ways is a celebration of the excellence that comes with the archiving of black literary stories.
When a self-published story about taxi moguls which has their partner’s as protagonists reaches the markets which the Hlomu series has, it speaks to the power of stories about us, told by us for us.
Dudu Busani-Dube was ethereal, reminding us once again just how magical Black womxn and their stories are.
(And finally revealing the release date for the fourth and final book)