Uvile Ximba

AboutUvile Ximba

Uvile Ximba has a Ba Honours in Politics and International Relations and Drama. She was selected as an ASSITEJ SA 2020 playwright and interned at Sonke Gender Justice. Her research interests lie in issues affecting black LGBTQIA+ SA women. Uvile’s  honours thesis was published in the Journal Of Contemporary African Studies.

Her debut novel, Dreaming in Colour, tells the story of langa, a young woman navigating relationship, self and memory. Langa comes out to herself  and uncovers her past, which was hidden from her. Uvile is shortlisted for the 2022 Afritondo Short Story Prize.