Siphiwo Mahala

AboutSiphiwo Mahala

Siphiwo Mahala is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and editor of Imbiza Journal for African Writing. He is a graduate of the University of Fort Hare, holds a Masters degree in African Literature from Wits University, and a PhD. in English Literature from UNISA. His debut novel, When a Man Cries, was published by UKZN Press in 2007. In 2010, he translated it into isiXhosa under the title, Yakhal’ Indoda. He is the author of two short story collections, African Delights (2011) and Red Apple Dreams and Other Stories (2019). He is the author of two critically acclaimed plays, The House of Truth (2017) and Bloke and His American Bantu (2021). His latest book, Can Themba: The Making and Breaking of the Intellectual Tsotsi (A Biography), published by Wits University Press in 2022, offers the most definitive study of Can Themba’s life history.