ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nakanjani G. Sibiya is a short story writer, novelist, poet and playwright who has authored, co-authored and edited more than fifty isiZulu literary works across genres. His debut novel, Kuxolelwa abanjani? won the 2003 MNet Book Prize as well as the BW Vilakazi Literary Award. In 2005, the same book was named, by the National Department of Arts and Culture, as the best isiZulu novel published between 1994 and 2004. He has also written several radio plays for Ukhozi FM and local community radio stations. In 2014, his drama titled “Ngikuthand’ukhona lapho” won first prize in the Maskew Miller Longman Drama Awards. He worked as an editor (African Languages) for Shuter and Shooter Publishers before moving to the KZN Department of Arts and Culture where he was responsible for literature development. He currently works as an isiZulu lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.