SELECTED WRITING

Africa is a Country: Why I’m no longer talking to Nigerians about race: On writers, empathy and (black) solidarity politics (April 2019)

New York Review of Books Daily: You can’t eat beauty (February 2019) [FICTION]

New York Times: After Protests, a bloody crackdown in Zimbabwe (January 2019)

New York Times: Old Zimbabwe is the new Zimbabwe (August 2018)

New York Times: Zimbabwe's enduring fear of  women independent of male control (July 2018)

Literary Hub: A lifetime in a photograph (July 2018)

The Guardian: Five Books on Zimbabwean History (July 2018)

New York Review of Books Daily: Whatever's happening to interracial ;ove? (June 2018) 

Chimurenga: Murimi Mhunhu: The pain and patriarchy of Zimbabwe’s land reform (April 2018)

BBC Radio 4: "Shosholoza": The train that keeps moving (Letters from South Africa) (December 2017)

Washington Post: “Stop scapegoating Grace Mugabe” (November 2017)

New York Review of Books: Soap and South Africa's 'Fatal Intimacy (November 2017)

Johannesburg Review of Books: History through the body: Rights of Desire, rights of conquest in JM Coetzee's Disgrace (October 2017)

[Lecture] Smithsonian Museum of African Art: "What don't you see when you look at me?": Black women artists re-vision the black female body as part of panel "(Re)visioning her story: The black female body in the black female imagination"  (October 2017)

City Press: On my shelf: Giving voice to South Africa's slaves (September 2017)

City Press: On my shelf: Lauretta Ngcobo's black womanhood (April 2017) 

New York Times: Behind the Comparison of Zuma’s South Africa and Mugabe’s Zimbabwe (April 2017)

The Guardian: Why is South Africa still anti-black, so many years after apartheid? (March 2017)

AfroPunk: “Ain’t I A Woman?” On the irony of trans-exclusion by black and African feminists (March 2017)

City Press: On my shelf: Rereading Toni Morrison (February 2017)

City Press: On my shelf: Peter Abrahams - A life of telling freedom (January 2017)

For Harriet: The Stunning Literariness of Solange Knowles (November 2016)

New York Times: White Schools vs Black Hair in post-apartheid South Africa   (October 2016)

City Press: Moving beyond white femininity: Black hair and identity (October 2016)

City Press: Can I live? Tupac and Mandoza on black life (September 2016)

City Press: Zimbabwe needs a pro-black, pro-land alternative to ZANU-PF (July 2016)

City Press: Private White Death, Public Black Death? (July 2016)

Transition: Small Deaths (December 2015) [FICTION]

Ruth First Lecture: Of Coconuts, Consciousness and Cecil John Rhodes: Disavowals and disilusionments of the Rainbow Nation (Full Transcript) (August 2015)