Author : Mangaliso Buzani
Title : Ndisabhala Imibongo
Language : isiXhosa
Mangaliso Welcome Buzani was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth in 1978. He achieved his MA in creative writing with a distinction at Rhodes University. A finalist of DARLO Award in 2014 and 2015 with ‘Inside the River’ the poem which is the title of his English thesis collection and Naked bone an extract from the thesis as well. He did editing and translations both in English and IsiXhosa for students at Rhodes University Enviromental Centre.
Mangaliso is a published writer of Ndisabhala Imibongo a collection of poetry he did for his thesis at Rhodes University. He has published poems in these magazines: New Coin, Ityhini, Carapace and Kotaz; and was invited to read in these events: Mandela Bay Book Fair, Eastern Cape Book Festival and The WordFest of Grahamstown Arts Festival. He has been involved in community work, giving Siyafunda Workshops at local schools together with Imbizo Arts of South Africa.