That dreaded edit – a conversation

Listen to this wonderful discussion between PowerFM’s Eusebius McKaiser, Rebecca Davis a journo at Daily Maverick and publisher, Andrea Nattrass from Pan Macmillan. The writer/editor relationship is very important in the publishing process. This relationship is also one of the most dreaded with stereotypes about editors being failed authors or editors not respecting the author’s work. Take your time and listen. And then read this interesting exchange between author, F…

meet our writers: Zimkhitha Sulelo

I come from a big family of five in Eastern Cape. I left home at 17 for the big bad Jozi to study Journalism at Wits. After Wits, I got a scholarship from Reuters to study Financial Journalism and later I joined Reuters. I quickly realised that reporting on Markets and the Stock Exchanged was not what I wanted to write about. I am currently in Cape Town writing about…

meet our writers: Chinenye Emezie-Egwuonwu

I am a prolific writer who considers herself a storyteller. I write both novels and short stories. I have just completed my first full length novel manuscript and have written dozens of short stories. I’m currently compiling my short stories into a collection for publication. My stories are centred around Africa and Africans living at home and in the diaspora. I won the Africa Book Club Short Story Competition for…

meet our writers: Sasha Ross

Sasha Ross is a first year student at Rhodes University. She has a love of short stories, British rock, happy endings and all things magical. One day she hopes to be writing for a major music magazine. What inspired you to write your story? Growing up in a rather small town where private affairs seem to be everyones affairs kickstarted this story for me. The feeling of being trapped and…

meet our writers: Lebogang Tlou

I’m 22 years old. I was born and bred in Pretoria. However, I now reside in Grahamstown where I’m currently studying towards a BA degree in Journalism and Media Studies as well as Drama at Rhodes University. All I really wish to do with my life right now is write. To live, and to write all about it at the end of the day. Someday, when I’m old and stuff,…

meet our writers: Boipelo Maetla

Boipelo Maetla is a vibrant writer, poet  essayist and scholar currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I grew up exposed to literature and ended up finding a love for it. I have found a home in producing short stories and poetry. It’s something I do to remain peaceful and content. What inspired you to write your story? The story is actually a result of a sleepless night that turned into…

meet our writers: Catherine Shepherd

Catherine was born in Port Elizabeth in 1970 and graduated from Rhodes University in 1992 with a BA degree. The end of Apartheid was the highlight of her young adult years and still inspires her to this day. Although happily married now she was for many years a single mother of two children. Bringing up her son now 16, almost single handedly, is her biggest achievement to date. Being a…