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 and scholar. 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, the Swiss Arts Council, the Goethe-Institut South Africa in partnership with Hear My Voice, the Centre for Creative Arts, and others. In 2019, she co-won the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award. Nkateko is the director of the Internship Program at Africa In Dialogue, as well as the founder and managing director of NSUKU Publishing Consultancy. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa's 2021 International Writing Program (IWP) and served as the guest editor of the ‘Please See Me’ Summer Supplement, comprised of work by fellow IWP alumni. In 2022 she was selected by News24 as one of South Africa's 30 Young Mandelas of the Future. Nkateko's poetry has been translated into French, Bengali and Tamil. Her latest body of work, titled “Daughter Wound”, is forthcoming with UK publisher Hazel Press in April 2024.