To begin with, who is your favourite Zulu brother and why?
I don’t have a favourite but I’m closer to Mqhele haha. I created them so I have to love them equally.
Which wife do you relate with?
Hlomu in a way, physically I’d say Naledi. Hlomu is the first character I developed. I still disagree with her on many things.
Do you agree with her staying with Mqhele regardless of the abuse?
I wouldn’t stay. She had her reasons .
Any luck on a 4th book for Hlomu loyals?
Yep, I’m working on it.
What was the inspiration behind the 8 brothers?
The inspiration around the whole series is black life, love, family, struggle and resilliance. I like that a lot of people can relate to the stories.
We know the response to the series was overwhelming; what was your response to the readers’ feedback? Did you expect it?
Nope not at all; But I’m not complaining.
Lastly outside your writing, who is Dudu?
I’m an ordinary girl from Durban. Journalist by profession. Introvert. Married. No kids. Oh and they say I’m humble.