Proudly South African: SA writer makes The New York Times

Proudly South African: SA writer makes The New York Times

South African’s have been slaying the international scene lately. Zane Lelo Meslani recently made his debut in the world of writing by having the incredible opportunity to write for The New York Times ‘The Look’.

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His article was titled ‘Cape Town’s New Masculinity’, which covers the topic of what the generic standard of masculinity is and how young men are defining themselves through dress. It is a beautifully written piece with so much power and truth, a definite proud moment for South Africa.

"To cut themselves free of the gender norms fed to them since birth, young South Africans aren’t using sharp edges but rather soft fabrics and turns of phrase."

Zane took to twitter to share his incredible news and his article. His post was extremely chilled, like it was no big deal to make The New York Times. ‘Hi. I just made my first international writing debut for a piece in the @nytimes 'The Look'.’ Is what he posted.

Tweeps were extremely supportive and felt the pride. Many commented on how well the article was written and how it stayed true to the truth of gay men in the mother city.

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Some even crowned him ‘the king of writing’ as the piece is so beautifully written.

Not a single negative comment was given and that says it all. Zane has every right to wear that crown with pride.

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