Zukiswa Wanner unveils new covers for four novels.

Zukiswa Wanner unveils new covers for four novels.

Zukiswa Wanner has unveiled new covers for her novels The Madams, Behind Every Successful Man, Men of The South and London Cape Town Joburg.

A few weeks ago, Kenyan based South African author Zukiswa Wanner in a Johannesburg Review of Books exclusive announced that she would be beginning a new publishing concern called Paivapo which would first be republishing her four novels. The covers for the new look novels, designed by Zimbabwe based designer Mushamisi Kahari, have been made available to us. Without further ado here are the new covers and the book blurbs;

The Madams (2006).

The Madams by Zukiswa Wanner
The Madams by Zukiswa Wanner

In which a middle-class black woman decides to hire a white maid, the book was shortlisted for the K Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award.

Behind Every Successful Man (2008).

Behind Every Successful Man by Zukiswa Wanner
Behind Every Successful Man by Zukiswa Wanner

Nobantu has everything a girl could dream of: a brilliant businessman for a husband, two cheeky but adorable children, and two of the best friends a girl could ask for. And yet, on Nobantu’s thirty-fifth birthday, surrounded by glitz, glamour and fame, she realises something important. What has happened to her ambitions? Her career? What has happened to Nobantu? A funky, witty tale of a mother turned entrepreneur – to the great exasperation of Andile, her husband and BEE tycoon.

Men of the South (2010)

Men of the South by Zukiswa Wanner
Men of the South by Zukiswa Wanner

A fascinating novel about three men from three worlds. Mfundo the musician and dad, Mzi – gay, but married, and Tinaye a displaced Zimbabwean in South Africa. Shortlisted for the Herman Charles Bosman Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Africa Region).

London Cape Town Joburg (2015).

London Cape Town Joburg by Zukiswa Wanner.
London Cape Town Joburg by Zukiswa Wanner.

“1994. The world is about to change. The first truly democratic election in South Africa’s history is about to unite Nelson Mandela’s rainbow nation at the ballot box. And, across the world, those in exile, those who could not return home, those who would not return home, wait. Watch and wait … London. Martin O’Malley isn’t one of those watching and waiting. He is too busy trying to figure out if Germaine Spencer really is the girl for him and why his best friend is intent on ruining every relationship he gets involved in. And then . . . And then Germaine is pregnant and suddenly the world really has changed for Martin O’ Malley. South Africa. A land of opportunity. A place where where a young black man with an MSc from the London School of Economics could have it all, would have it all. But what does Martin O’Malley, London born and bred with an Irish surname, really know about his mother’s country? His motherland. A land he has never seen.” The novel won the K Sello Duiker Award.

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