vangile gantsho

Aboutvangile gantsho

vangile gantsho is healer, poet and co-founder of impepho press – a Pan-Africanist intersectional feminist publishing house. She is the author of two poetry collections: red cotton (2018) and Undressing in Front of the Window (2015). She holds an MA, with distinction, from the University Currently Known as Rhodes and is a graduate of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (Pioneer Class). In 2018, she was named one of Mail & Guardian’s Top Young 200 South Africans. Her poetry has been published in various literary publications around the globe, including New Daughters of Africa (2019) and has lived on stages across three continents. She has curated and produced in-person and online international programmes and co-created a poetry and film meditation called forgetting. and memory with Toni Giselle Stuart and Vusumzi Ngxande. gantsho dedicates herself and her work to creating and/or supporting spaces that encourage (black feminine) visibility and healing.