The Bed and Sleep Blog at BedKing
HOME  |  Archives  |  BedKing Website  |  Contact Us

Great in Bed: Best SA Female Writers to Read Before Going to Sleep

August 11, 2015

Great in Bed: Best SA Female Writers to Read Before Going to Sleep

There is nothing better than reading a good book before going to sleep. Not only is reading a great way to relax the mind and help promote a great night’s sleep, but with such a plethora of amazing South African writers to choose from, there is always something exciting to read. So this woman’s day we take a quick look at some of the most talented and skilled South African female writers.

Nadine Gordimer

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991, Nadine was not only an amazing writer, but she also was a prominent figure in the anti-apartheid movement and helped with raising awareness for HIV/AIDS.

Suggested read? Occasion for Living (1963) and The Pickup (2002)

Bessie Head

While Bessie often thought to be from Botswana, she is actually South African. A frequent writer for Drum, she also wrote the several novels set in and around Southern Africa. Bessie has a keen eye for the ordinary individual.

Suggested read? Maru (1971)

Marita van der Vyver

Marita has written books for both children and adults, as well as countless magazines. Her works are sometimes shocking, sometimes hilarious, but always read again and again.

Suggested read? Griet Skryf 'n Sprokie (1992)

Kopano Matlwa

Being the youngest winner of the European Literary Award in South Africa, Kopano’s works often focus on young black identity in an increasingly western world. Writing two books before they are 20 is impressive for any author, but writing while also earning a medical degree is especially impressive!

Suggested read? Spilt Milk (2010)

Gcina Mhlope

Famous for bringing the love of reading to children, Gcina is an immensely talented writer and teller of tales. Her stories are often told in a mixture of languages, bringing her stories to a wider South African audience.

Suggested read? Queen of the Tortoises (1990)

Which other South African female writers do you love to read before sleep? Share your thoughts with us as we celebrate Woman’s Day!

Latest Posts:
How CBD Could Improve Sleeplessness
» How CBD Could Improve Sleeplessness So, here’s an interesting topic! While there are still many folks out there who believe that cannabis/marijuana/good old dagga is wildly dangerous and not to be trifled with, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled the use and cultivation of marijuana for personal use legal in September...
Operation - Lockdown
» Operation - Lockdown Dear Valued Customer, Due to the lockdown put in place by President Ramaphosa on Monday evening, the way we operate our business will be changing for the duration of the lockdown. While our physical stores may be closed, we will still be open for business on our website and through...
How Probiotics Can Help You to Sleep Better
» How Probiotics Can Help You to Sleep Better If  you're into healthy stuff, chances are you've been hearing quite a bit about probiotics recently. It’s quite the buzzword these days, and TBH those tend to come and go. Happily, the probiotic movement is much more than a fad, and it’s been established that gut-healthy ...
Copyright © 2009 The Bed King