Title of book: Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu
Author’s profile: Sihle Khumalo is the best-selling author of Dark Continent My Black Arse and Heart of Africa. Shorter pieces by him appeared in uMama and Cheesecutters and Gymslips, and he has contributed to a number of travel magazines. In 2011, Sihle was selected as one of Destiny magazine’s Top 40 South Africans under the age of 40 who are destined for greatness. Born in Nqutu in rural KwaZulu-Natal, he was educated at Natal Technikon (now Durban University of Technology) and the Wits Business School. He currently lives in Johannesburg where he works for a property development company.