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.
Set in post apartheid South Africa, Zukiswa Wanner’s debut novel, The Madams, is a fascinating story about three women, their families, growing up, careers, marriages, friendship and the love-hate relationship between maids and their madams. about . The word ‘madam’ is often used as a form of respectful or polite address to a woman.