Releasing: Izinkanyezi Ezintsha, a collection of isiZulu short fiction

We are excited and proud to announce the release of Kwasukela Books’ debut publication: Izinkanyezi Ezintsha. Featuring 7 isiZulu short stories, Izinkanyezi Ezintsha is the product of a desire to bring new and exciting isiZulu literature from new voices. Being the first-ever collection of speculative fiction in isiZulu, Izinkanyezi Ezintsha pushes the boundaries of how isiZulu literature is imagined in South Africa and the world.

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The seven authors and the titles of their stories are as follows:

Cullen Mackenzie: ‘iMpi kaSikhulumi noHlokohloko’
EB Maphumulo: ‘iNgulube kaGudla’
Fred Khumalo: ‘Kwakungcono eGibithe’
Manqoba Masondo: ‘uZuzile’
Zandile Khumalo: ‘uNtsika eZweni leseThembiso’
Bongeka Noxolo: ‘iNgwenya enoMusa’
Thembi Gwebu: ‘iMpumelelo yeziNkomo eNkantolo’

Izinkanyezi Ezintsha is available for purchase directly from us at R150. Order yours now at

Call for submissions: Izinkanyezi Ezintsha

We will be accepting submissions of isiZulu short fiction between 1500-3000 words for our debut anthology between 1 September 2017 – 1 October 2017.

We are looking for work that explores beyond our reality, beyond our world and our assumptions. Think spirits, the universe, strange creatures, and magic.

Writers are encouraged to delve into speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy to create stories that will bring new worlds to life.

We want bold, creative, and innovative fiction that captures our imagination!

Selected submissions will be edited and compiled into an anthology of short fiction entitled ‘Izinkanyezi Ezintsha’ (‘New Stars’).

Prizes will be awarded for first place and runner up.

First place: R1,000

Runner up: R500

For more important submission guidelines, see here. Please note that your work may not be accepted if these guidelines are not adhered to.