Lebo Mashile

AboutLebo Mashile

Lebo Mashile is a celebrated South African poet, author, performer and producer. A sought after speaker, activist, and social commentator, she has shared her creative work in 29 countries to date.

Lebo is the author of the play Venus Vs Modernity: The Life of Saartjie Baartman (2019), the Noma Award winning collection In A Ribbon of Rhythm (2006), and Flying Above the Sky (2008). She has also produced the albums ‘Lebo Mashile Live!’ (2006) and Moya (2017).

Her acting credits include the film “Hotel Rwanda”, stage adaptations of K. Sello Duiker’s “The Quiet Violence of Dreams” and Pamela Nomvete’s “Ngiyadansa”, as well as “Threads”, a fusion of poetry and contemporary dance. Lebo has spent 18 years working in television and media as a presenter, content creator, and voice-over artist. Her poetry is taught in South African high schools, has been widely anthologised, and is also taught in tertiary institutions in South Africa, Rwanda, Colombia, Germany and Scotland.