Zukiswa Wanner is the author of the novels The Madams (2006), Behind Every Successful Man (2008), Commonwealth Best Book –shortlisted and Herman Charles Bosman Award shortlisted Men of the South (2010). Her fourth novel, London Cape Town Joburg is due in April 2014. Her two children’s books, Jama Loves Bananas and Refilwe , came out in 2012.
Published by Kwela Books in 2010, “Men of the South” is a remarkable novel, one which you can read over and over again because the prose is simply addictive! And it’s not just the prose that captivates, the sensitive issues covered in a humorous manner makes it even more fascinating. The reader will love the characters portrayed, laugh with them, and sympathize when they are sad. The story is set in South Africa, during and after the apartheid era. There are three major issues covered, each narrated by three different men; in such a way that each could make for an independent short story, but if connected together can make one great novel.