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Malebo Sephodi: Miss Behave

Well-behaved women seldom make history.’ -@malebosephodi writes deeply on the way this quote by Laurel Thatcher has influenced her life and writing. The Cheeky Natives sat down with the magical Malebo Sephodi, author of Miss Behave. Miss Behave is an award-winning text on a Black feminist journey to consciousness. Graceful and so relatable, Miss Behave […]

Rosie Motene: Reclaiming the Soil

Happy 2019!!!!!! The first live recording of The Cheeky Natives features Rosie Motene talking about her memoir ‘Reclaiming the Soil: A Black Girl’s Struggle to Find Her African Self’. This book tells the story of a young girl born to the Bafokeng nation during the apartheid era in South Africa. At the time, Rosie’s mother […]

Cheeky Natives Discusses Mohale Mashigo’s The Yearning

I started listening to this episode of Cheeky Natives podcast because I was reading great things about Mohale Mashigo’s novel The Yearning online. Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane are two young bibliophiles who sometimes dabble in the fields of medicine and law. Together, they started a podcast called ‘The Cheeky Natives’ – a platform primarily focused on the […]

South African podcasts to devour

By Nomali Cele Podcasts are on the rise globally. South African podcasts are not far behind. Podcasting is a (relatively) affordable way to broadcast ideas and allows the creators to be as niche as they want with their subjects. If you are looking to consume content on the go or at your own schedule, these […]

Qarnita Loxton: Being Lily

“This time especially, she was absolutely right, down to the last word. It was still only beginning.” These words end Qarnita Loxton’s sophomore novel Being Lily. We first encountered Lily in Qarnita’s debut novel Being Kari, which was longlisted for the 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature and shortlisted for the 2018 Herman Charles Bosman Prize. […]

Mohale Mashigo: Intruders

“A collection of stories about nobodies who discover that they matter.” This is how Mohale Mashigo described her latest offering, Intruders, in one newspaper interview. While this is true, Intruders is also an ode to the stories that coloured many of our childhoods, like the Veras we were all warned about as children late at […]

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