Book Launch: Noni Jabavu: A Stranger at Home

The Forge invites you to the launch of Noni Jabavu: A Stranger at Home introduced by Makhosazana Xaba and Athambile Masola.

“This book is a compilation of columns written by Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu for the Daily Dispatch newspaper in East London in 1977. It is a significant slice of history and a project against the erasure and flattening of Black women’s identities.”
– Makhosazana Xaba

“This book is an intentional calling of Noni’s name in order to resist the intellectual erasure of her work.”
–Athambile Masola


Saturday 15 April 2023




Makhosazana Xaba is an award-winning multi-genre anthologist and short story writer. She is also an essayist and a poet. Xaba is currently an Associate Professor of Practice in the Humanities Faculty at the University of Johannesburg.

Dr Athambile Masola is a writer, researcher, poet and a lecturer in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Cape Town.


Maneo Refiloe Mohale is an editor, feminist writer and poet. Their work has appeared in various local and international publications.

Free to attend