#Writivism2016 festival speaker, Panashe Chigumadzi will publish a collection of essays on hair and land in South Africa, it has emerged. This will be Panashe’s second book, after the debut novel Sweet Medicine, launched at the 2016 Writivism Festival.
The news about the book was contained in her bio, accompanying an article in The New York Times, about White Schools and Black Hair in post-Apartheid South Africa. She earlier published another article on the same subject, inspired by a Writivism organised visit to Gayaza High School.
The new book is titled ‘Beautiful Hair for a Landless People’ and will be published by NB Publishers. Panashe is also a co-curator of the Abantu Book Festival.