Welcome to WOMAN ZONE – connecting women through their stories.
Woman Zone is a Cape Town based organisation designed to bring together women of all different backgrounds and cultures, to get to know and understand one another by sharing stories. We have several podcast series WOMAN ZONE STORIES; FINDING HERSELF: shared journeys; the new MEET THE AUTHOR: women writers and their work and special collection ARTSCAPE@50 - CONVERSATIONS. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Listening!
WOMEN OF SOIL - changing lives: Natasha de Leeuw
Natasha is one of ten women home food gardeners whose stories feature in a book celebrating 10 years of Woman Zone and 20 of Soil for Life. Beginner gardener turned passionate trainer, Natasha shares how learning and working with Soil for Life has changed her whole outlook.
MEET THE AUTHOR: Finuala Dowling
Writing her latest novel, The Man Who Loved Crocodile Tamers (Kwela), brought author and poet Finuala Dowling to tears on occasion. It's the story of her father, Paddy Dowling, but laced with fiction, creative licence and a lot of love and experience, it makes for a memorable read, that may well bring a reader to tears too.
FINDING HERSELF - Mokgadi Itsweng
A featured chef at the Plant Powered Show in Cape Town, life-long foodie and author of Veggielicious Mokgadi Itsweng shared her journey as committed plant-based food evangelist.
MEET THE AUTHOR: Angela Miller-Rothbart
In her debut novel, Lightness of Air (Texture) Angela Miller-Rothbart weaves the real life reminiscences of a holocaust survivor into a piece of art.
FINDING HERSELF: Rose Ssali - writer, poet, editor, publisher
Kenyan born Rose Ssali tells the remarkable tale of how she traded her attorneys gown for the writers pen and publishers passion - across the world.
MEET THE AUTHOR: Athambile Masola & Xolisa Guzula
Co-authors of the Imbokodo trilogy of books Athambile and Xolisa have showcased 10 Inspiring Singers, Writers & Artists; 10 Extraordinary Leaders, Activists & Pioneers and 10 Curious Inventors, Healers & Educators (Jacana). In Woman Zone's 10th year, we where thrilled to host them at our first Book Club meeting of the year back at Artscape.