Kwazi Ndlangisa

About Kwazi Ndlangisa

Kwazi Ndlangisa is a multi award-winning poet from South Africa; a published writer and translator based in Durban, but rooted in the rural areas of Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal.

His writings are a golden thread through africanism and spirituality and are inspired by his surroundings as well as his inner being. He believes that writing and reading poetry is a perfect channel to collect self back to its true purpose, in both the psychological and spiritual realm.

Ndlangisa is the author of “Collecting Self” and has been published in poetry anthologies and online magazines, namely;

Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology – Volume 9 (SA), Yesterday’s and Imagined Realities: An Anthology of South African Poetry (SA)/ (France), Reflections from the Margins; Complexities, transitions and developmental challenges: the case of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa – Research Book (SA), Di-vêrsé-city Annual Anthology (USA), The Grayots of Ubuntu: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry from Africa (Kenya), Gcwala Creative Writing Magazine (SA.)

Accolades include:

2020 – National Library of South Africa – Young Voices Poetry Slam 1st runner up

2018/2017 – Word N Sound Award – Perfect Poem (Kwelamathongo)

2017 – DFL Lover + Another National – Poetry Slam Champion

2016 – KZN Young Achievers Award – Best Poet

2014 – Original Material Award – Best Poetry Performer