Euclene Busi Maphumulo

South Africa

Euclene Busi Maphumulo is a writer, poet and high school teacher.

In 2008, her debut drama, Kade Babekhala, was awarded a prize by the South African Department of Arts and Culture (KwaZulu-Natal).

The following year Euclene won again with her novel, Isithombe Sezinsizwa. The novel was published in 2019 alongside a book for Grade 7 students titled Indoda Emadodeni.

Euclene won the 2019 Usiba Writing Competition with her drama Yinye Indlalifa. She is a member of the Usiba Writers Guild.

Euclene recently published her first English book, The Father Figure, and her book, uNono Uthola Umngani, was translated into five languages.

Euclene’s poetry has been published in the anthologies Amadlingozi and Sidla inkotha.