Nkateko Masinga, young winner of Mandela 2022.

Category: Creativity

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

Nkateko Masinga, 30, is an award-winning writer, poet and scholar. She is currently Director of the Internship Program at Africa in Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights with Africa’s leading storytellers.

The publication interviews creative writers from all corners of the continent, exploring various contemporary, historical, philosophical and social topics that affect Africans and Africans in the Diaspora. Ntateko is responsible for recruiting and training a diverse group of interns every six months, facilitating cross-continental conversations on the platform.

Nkateko has three poetry anthologies and has won several literary awards, including the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award 2019. She is the author of several digital collections, the latest of which, “Psalm for Chrysanthemums”, was selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books to be published in the 2020 New Generation African Poets chapbook.

Ntakeko runs a successful publishing company, Nsuku Publishing Consultancy, which publishes books in English and various African languages. She was a 2019 member of the Ebedi International

2018 Mandela Washington Writer’s Residency and Fellow, performing her poetry on international stages. Learn more about Africa in Dialogue here.

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