CREATIVE JOURNEY

My creative journey, which began in high school, now includes an MA in English (Creative Writing) from the University of the Western Cape and two major publications: a debut collection of poems, entitled All the Places, published by Uhlanga Press in 2019 as well as a chapbook, entitled The Internal Saboteur, also published in 2019 by Akashic Books in collaboration with the African Poetry Book Fund (APBF). All the Places won the 2020 South African Literary Award (SALA) for Poetry in English and was also shortlisted for the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize. It has been reviewed in the Cape Times, the Sowetan, and was included in “The grand book tour” of the Sunday Times in December 2019.

Poems


Three poems on the Johannesburg Review of Books:

Three poems on The Learned Pig:

Three poems on Agbowo:

Interviews


Interviewed by Gary Cummiskey:

Interviewed by Nkateko Masinga:

Book Reviews


All the Places reviewed by Annel Helena Pieterse:

All the Places reviewed by Karina Magdalena:

All the Places reviewed by Chandramohan Sathyanathan:

All the Places reviewed by Tony Voss:

Awards


2020 South African Literary Award (SALA) for Poetry in English: Won
2020 Ingrid Jonker Prize: Shortlisted
2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award: Longlisted
2016 Babishai Poetry Award: Shortlisted
2016 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award: Longlisted
2014 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award: Longlisted