Zukiswa Wanner’s third novel Men of the South was announced as the One Read App offering for May 2021 on April 30, 2021.
One Read is a mobile application, brought to you by Nigeria’s Sterling Bank and Ouida Books, aimed at promoting writers, publishers and other players in the African book industry to create a community of readers. So far, readers have gotten access to Travellers by Helon Habila, We, The Scarred by Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Not My Time to Die by Yolande Mukagasana, Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah, Prince of Monkeys by Nnamdi Ehirim, Ukamaka Olisakwe’s Ogadinma, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s Dreams and Assorted Nightmares, Odafe Atogun’s Taduno’s Song, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai’s An Abundance of Scorpions, and Ishmael Beah’s Little Family.
The selected book for May 2021 is Zukiswa Wanner’s third novel Men of the South published by Kwela in 2010. The novel which was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize for Africa in the year it was published is a fascinating novel about three men from three worlds. Mfundo the musician and dad, Mzi – gay, but married, and Tinyae – a displaced Zimbabwean in South Africa.