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The Crown

A short story set in the time of the pandemic

We feature poet and performance artist Philippa Yaa De Villiers’ award-winning short story. The Crown won second prize in the Arts24/Kwela Books Corona Fiction competition.

Fiona checked over her shoulder and quickly closed the Women’s Ways magazine open on her screen. It felt weird to worry about Van Reenen, her line manager at the workstation Hamish had setup in the spare room. A cloudy light made it past the thick ugly curtains, adding to the surreptitious atmosphere. It felt like the beady eyes of the surveillance cameras at Gordonson Insurance had followed her to Kublai Khan and were staring down at her from the painting of Paris in the rain, above the bed.

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Tsitsi Dangarembga and writing about pain and loss in Zimbabwe

Writing a pain body and also reading such a body are acts of resistance and triumph

We review Zimbabwean author, Dangarembga’s, new book This Mournable Body, which has been long-listed for the Booker prize.

Tsitsi Dangarembga has made a name for herself as a writer, filmmaker and activist in Zimbabwe. She gained international acclaim with her debut novel Nervous Conditions (1988), which became the first published English novel by a black woman from Zimbabwe. The BBC named it one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world.

As a trilogy, Nervous Conditions was followed by The Book of Not (2006) and This Mournable Body (2018). 

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PODCAST: Women in Society

On episode 24, Thabang explores this: “Can society win and thrive if it keeps on restricting Women?”

There is always something interesting to listen to on Dear Millennial Podcast. This free form platform is proud to serve the world with some of the most inspiring and engaging content out there. Tune in for some curated and high quality content.

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