Nokuthula Mazibuko

AboutNokuthula Mazibuko

Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang is a writing and research artist fellow at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Institute. For over 25 years, Mazibuko Msimang has worked  as a writer, academic, producer and broadcaster creating values based content for young and old audiences and readers on multiple platforms. She is part of the Puku Children’s Literature network where she consults on Special Projects. Her academic work also entails supervising Masters students at AFDA-The School for the Creative economy.

Mazibuko Msimang has published 6 books for young readers; In the Fast Lane (2003, New Africa Books, translated into isiXhosa by Dr Xolisa Guzula); A Mozambique Summer (2005, New Africa Books); Spring Offensive (2006, Timbila); Love Songs for Nheti (2006, Vivlia); Freedom Song 92008, Pearson) and Qhawe! Mokgadi Caster Semenya (2021, New Africa Books) celebrating the life of the champion gold medalist. Her debut adult historical novel is titled The Daughter of Nandi (2021, Paivapo).

Furthermore, her books for young readers celebrate positive cultural and social values; and encourage self-love, confidence, courage and resilience. In 2013, she was awarded the Bessie Head writing fellowship, which enabled her to complete and publish the collective biography, Spring Offensive.