Sindiwe Magona

Sindiwe Magona is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, Xhosa teacher and translator. She has written many acclaimed children’s books, plays, books of short stories, essays, memoirs, and novels. Born in South Africa, she lived for many years in Gulguletu, where Amy Biehl was murdered. She graduated from University of South Africa before attending Columbia University to earn a master’s degree. Magona worked for the UN as part of an anti-apartheid working group for twenty-five years. Since her retirement, she has moved back to Cape Town, where she is currently Writer-in-Residence at the University of the Western Cape.

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