Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts

Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts

In Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts, Zukiswa Wanner sets off on an adventure-filled road trip with her partner and son. Travelling through six borders, on busses and on the backs of trucks, Wanner celebrates the 10 years since her debut novel, The Madams, was published by having a reading in as many countries as possible. Between protests against bond notes in Zimbabwe and celebrating her birthday, Wanner reconnects with good friends and gets the opportunity to give her son an African education that he’ll cherish for years to come.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts
  • Author: Zukiswa Wanner
  • Publisher: Pen South Africa
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • ISBN: 9780987019813
  • Bib. Info: Paperback

In Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts, Zukiswa Wanner sets off on an adventure-filled road trip with her partner and son. Travelling through six borders, on busses and on the backs of trucks, Wanner celebrates the 10 years since her debut novel, The Madams, was published by having a reading in as many countries as possible. Between protests against bond notes in Zimbabwe and celebrating her birthday, Wanner reconnects with good friends and gets the opportunity to give her son an African education that he’ll cherish for years to come.

About the author

Zukiswa Wanner was born in Zambia to a South African father and a Zimbabwean mother.  Her debut novel, The Madams, published in November 2006, dealt with racial role reversals in post-apartheid South Africa.  In addition to writing fiction, Zukiswa has also contributed essays to Oprah, Elle and Juice magazines, and literary reviews and essays to Afropolitan and Sunday Independent, as well as the international online journal, African Writing. She is also a founding member of the ReadSA initiative, a campaign encouraging South Africa to read South African works.

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