Daughter Wound

Poems by Nkateko Masinga

Publication Info:

AuthorNkateko Masinga
PublisherHazel Press
Year Of Publication2023

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About Daughter Wound

Daughter Wound (Hazel Press, 2024) explores a young woman’s negotiation of intimate relationships. The cover design features ‘Kin’, a commissioned painting by artist Anna Ilsley, whose work challenges the construct of the male gaze and offers a feminist disruption of patriarchal images.

Nkateko Masinga is an award-winning South African writer. She is a 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency, a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow and a Golden Key Scholar. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. In 2019, she co-won the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award. Nkateko is an interviewer and director of the Internship Program at Africa In Dialogue, as well as the founder and managing director of NSUKU Publishing Consultancy. She is the author of a digital chapbook titled 'the heart is a caged animal', published by Praxis Magazine. Her latest chapbook, 'psalm for chrysanthemums', was selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books to be published in the 2020 New Generation African Poets chapbook box set. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa's 2021 International Writing Program (IWP).