The Cheeky Natives is a literary podcast primarily focused on the review, curatorship and archiving of black literature.

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Sep 15, 2023

A Spell Of Good Things A Conversation With Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

“He stared back at her, unconcerned. She had always marvelled at his calm assurance that everything good in his life would either remain the same or…

Jul 7, 2023

Nozuko Siyotula: Christopher

Set over the course of one weekend, Christopher introduces us to Vuyo, one of a long lineage of headstrong January women. Vuyo, pregnant with twins is…

Feb 3, 2023

Warsan Shire: Bless the Daughter Raised by A Voice in Her Head

"With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own way…

Oct 27, 2022

Robert Jones Jr: The Prophets

According to the NYT, The Prophets’ is an exploration of Black Love and Memory in a Time of Trauma. What an apt description of this powerful debut…

Aug 1, 2022

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng aka Dr T, is a globally renowned doctor and human rights defender and a bestselling author of “Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health a…

Jun 14, 2022

Buki Papillon: An Ordinary Wonder

“See, if you act like your uniqueness is a great thing and you couldn’t care less about their opinion, they eventually give up. And that feels so…

Apr 27, 2022

Carice Anderson: Intelligence isn't Enough

Carice Anderson author of Intelligence isn’t enough is a professional development manager and coach with over 17 years’ experience at top companie…

Feb 14, 2022

Peace Adzo Medie: His Only Wife

“Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding."is how Peace Adzo Medie introduces us to Afi and Elikem in her acclaimed debut His O…

Jan 24, 2022

Sue Nyathi: A Family Affair

Meet the Mafus, a close-knit, traditional family with three daughters. As leaders of their church, The Kingdom of God, Pastor Abraham and his wife Phu…

Sep 29, 2021

Jamil F. Khan: Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams

“This is not a story for the romanticisation of pain and perseverance, although it tells of overcoming many difficulties. It is a critique of secret…

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