Malaika Mahlatsi

AboutMalaika Mahlatsi

Malaika Wa Azania is the bestselling author of Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation (2014). Her second book, Corridors of Death: The Struggle to Exist in Historically White Institutions (2020), offers a glimpse into structural racism in higher learning institutions in South Africa. The award-winning essayist has been published in local and international publications, including the WOZ in Switzerland and Kulturaustauch in Germany. Malaika is a columnist for the Sowetan and the Herald newspapers. A Geographer/Urban Planner by profession, she is a Researcher at the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg.