About

 

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Welcome to my website.

I live and work in Cape Town, with my day job in women’s rights research, and my night job in writing fiction, opinion pieces, and the occasional poem. My first novel, The Peculiars, was published by Penguin in February 2016. It was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize and is longlisted for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

9781485903406-hrThe Peculiars is a light-hearted tale of love and phobias, set in Cape Town, South Africa. It follows the story of three characters as they interact at the Centre for Improved Living, trying to beat their fear and live more normal lives.

I’ve published poetry, flash fiction, and short stories on a number of online publishing platforms including Itch, Brittle Paper, Aerodrome, Saraba Magazine, BooksLive, and Poetry Potion. Most of of these pieces can be found here.

My short story, ‘Revelations’, was published in The Ghost Eater and other Stories, published by Umuzi in 2013. She has also edited a collection of short stories that was published by Modjaji Books in 2012, titled My First Time: First Time Stories of Sex and Sexuality from Women Like You. The My First Time project begun as a blog where writers were invited to submit first person accounts of significant first time events. From there it grew to become the collection published in 2012.

I am passionate about improving women’s access to rights around the globe, and write regularly on the subject for the Mail and Guardian Thoughtleader, Women and Girls Hub, W24.com as well as a range of online news outlets.

I have a Masters in Politics with Distinction from Rhodes University, and Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. I’ve worked with corporates, Government, and NGOs doing a variety of things including: research, editing, social media training, social media management, press release writing, blog writing, and annual report writing.

If you’d like to commission me for some writing, please feel free to get in touch via the comments section below, or via my email address:

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