Brent Meersman

AboutBrent Meersman

Brent Meersman is the co-editor of GroundUp and has chaired the Cape Town Press Club since 2013. He previously wrote for the Mail & Guardian (2003–16), This Is Africa (2014–18) and New Africa Analysis (London), and his work has been translated and published internationally. Meersman is the author of seven books, including a political roman-à-clef, Primary Coloured, and an ambitious trilogy tracing the lives of three South African families from 1978 to 2000, Sunset Claws, of which Deborah Steinmair wrote in Rapport: ‘Meersman is one of this country’s greatest story-tellers.’ His critically acclaimed memoir, A Childhood Made Up, was published in 2020.