Meg Vandermerwe was born in South Africa in 1978. She read English at Oxford University and holds Masters degrees from the universities of Sussex and East Anglia. She teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape, and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
`Will linger long in the memory after reading...Vandermerwe's
narrative is stark and rapid, skilfully redolent of Africa. She
channels the voice of Chipo to strong effect, capturing the very
real situation around her while at the same time illustrating her
naive view of events and environment' * Jewish Chronicle *
'A chilling must-read.' -- Sindiwe Magona
'Zebra Crossing is one of the very best works of socially conscious fiction produced in 2013, one that provides ample evidence of tremendous literary ability and a fine understanding of form.' * Litnet.co.na *