An Extra Special 'Meet' Series

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The 'Meet' Series is my chance to interview anyone I would love to meet that is involved in African literature. Well, this festive season, I will be 'meeting' two wonderful authors who between them have produced a variety of works, ranging from children's books, YA and adult fiction to non-fiction. 

I am so excited to announce that next week as part of the 'Meet' Series, I will be featuring Zukiswa Wanner and Joanne Macgregor who share their thoughts on writing for children and young adults versus an older audience, on the inspiration behind their novels, on what books they are reading now and more.

Here's a sneak peek:

Zukiswa Wanner
Photo Credit: Fungai Machirori
Joanne Macgregor
Zukiswa Wanner on books that have influenced her.

"Every writer and every book I have read has influenced me. The good books yell out to me the type of writing I would like to aspire to do and the bad works teach me how not to write." 

Joanne Macgregor on what draws her to YA writing.
"I write what I would like to read, and I love reading YA books. I don’t think there were very many of them around when I grew up (we seemed to go from Enid Blyton straight to Wilbur Smith), so maybe I’m indulging in a second adolescence!" 

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