Recent Posts

January 28, 2017

Zodwa Nyoni: “You have to cry a little bit, drink some tea, eat cake and power through.”

Playwright Zodwa Nyoni and director Alex Chisholm talk about the process of creating Nine Lives, a drama about LGBT asylum seekers that opens at the Arcola this month.

Alex Chisholm:...

August 26, 2016

Nine Lives features real-life, personal and intimate refugees stories that get behind the headlines. We spoke to Zimbabwe-born playwright Zodwa Nyoni about how she created the show and why it's such a important piece of work.

For people who haven’t come across you or yo...

May 24, 2014

[........] And as if to confirm the huge current strength of writing and acting in England, this week’s Play, Pie And Pint show, co-produced with West Yorkshire Playhouse, also features a blazing new drama about people on the margins of a failing society. Zodwa Nyoni’s...

April 2, 2013

Literary Sisters has – so far – been fairly fiction-centric in its focus.  So it’s high time to feature a poet on the blog.  It’s my great pleasure to include an interview with the very talented Zodwa Nyoni, a Zimbabwean-born performance poet and playwright.

I’ve s...

Please reload

Please reload

Please reload

© 2023 by Sasha Blake. Proudly created with