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Read Zukiswa Wanner’s Open Letter to Unpublished Writers

Men of the SouthLondon – Cape Town – JoburgKenyan storytelling blog The Magunga has published an open letter from London – Cape Town – Joburg author Zukiswa Wanner, titled “To The Unpublished Writer”.

Wanner, a South African writer based in Kenya, writes an emphatic letter to an imagined author who, because they keep rewriting and fretting over their work, is yet to be published.

“I would like to ask you to please STOP! Stop revising chapter one over and over again and just finish the manuscript already,” she pleads to the hopeful author who might one day be responsible for her favourite novel.

Read Wanner’s letter, and send it to whoever it reminds you of:

I met you this week. It occurred to me that I have met you (or some version of you) many times before.I could have met you at a university, led you in a workshop, chatted to you at a residency OR MAYBE you are the person who comments on my status updates.

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