Highly Commended Winner in the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story competition for Pulling Seine and Catching Souls

Read by First Page Surgery from Mslexia – an insightful critique of the first page of my forthcoming novel, Season of Promise. Click here

Gangster Paradise”  – published in Issue 3 of Pree – a foremost Caribbean literary magazine. Click here to read the story.

 For me the absolute beauty of this story lies in the author’s ability to put the reader right there, not only in Carson’s home but in his heart and mind as well.” Lorraine Mace on choosing Lisa-Anne’s story, Worn Gaze, for second place in the UK Writers Forum short story competition, Sept 2015



My writing straddles genres and geographical boundaries


I’ve taken advantage of porous borders and found we’re so much more alike than we are different. Click here for my visit to the 9/11 Museum in New York, my travels through Warsaw, my musings on global sites of conscience, 48 hrs in London and travels through Barbados, India and Dubai.


My short stories God Save the Queen and Mama Dearest were published in Potbake Productions and Femrite anthologies respectively. Click here to read my interview with Contemporary Romance Writers

women and gender

 I have been a gender and development activists for most of my adult life. Click here for my interview with Malawi Chief Theresa Kachindamoto on her work on child marriage. My piece on 2018 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children, my take on Africa’s First Ladies and sex workers and sexual and reproductive health.

Community Voices 

My love for photography married my passion for writing when I compiled a profile on Photospeak. This is a community programme aimed at equipping young people in the townships of the Western Cape, with cameras and motorbikes in order for them to document their own social realities. Also check out my piece on African philanthropy and policy.

New African Magazine

Writing for New African Magazine was often a way to bridge my love for the Caribbean and Africa. Click here to read King Sugar, Africa Calling and Blood is Thicker Than Water.

O, The Oprah Magazine 

Writing for O Magazine has been a highlight of my writing career. Click here for When Pregnancy HurtsFree SpiritLong Distance Mom, Therapy,  The Write Kind of Love 


My kids have given me a lot of material for writing over the years. Click here to to read about moms who gave birth in foreign countries, Road Trippin from Cape Town to Johannesburg and When Mom and Dad Parent Differently. 

BL!NK Magazine 

The now defunct BL!NK Magazine was a fantastic magazine with an uplifting gaze on black men. Click here to read my articles on abortion, human trafficking and femicide

Click here for my article in Psychologies Magazine on losing my dad