Thando Fuze

About Thando Fuze

Thando Fuze is a spoken word poet, writer, curator, and author of Conversations with The Human.
Born and bred in KZN, Fuze is based in South Africa’s playground, Durban. She started writing in
2002 after watching what magic The Feela Sistah spoken word collective could do with words. Fuze
only joined other creatives and found the courage to share her writings in 2006 at Pour-A-Tree
Society, one of the biggest poetry sessions in the country. She has since performed on various
stages around the country and outside its borders.

Fuze has shared her poetry at festivals such as Word Travels (Australia), Poetas D’Alma
(Mozambique), Poetry Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, SA), Essence Festival (KwaZulu-Natal, SA), Naked Word
Festival (Western Cape, SA) Polokwane Literary Fair (Limpopo, SA), Jam’n Soul Live (Botswana),
Poetic Blues (Bloemfontein, SA), Poetry Is Alive (Lesotho) to name a few.
Fuze’s poetry has also found the ears of many on the airwaves with the help of radio stations;
Highway radio, DYR, Gagasi99.5, ECR, PowerFM, Radio2000, Good Hope FM, and BBC Radio London.

In 2015 Botsotso Publishers released a collective anthology titled Home Is Where The Mic Is wherein
some of Fuze’s poetry was featured alongside 23 other poets from the UK and SA. Her work can also
be found in various online journals and magazines. She’s twice been nominated at the Original
Material Awards for Best Female Performer. Thando Fuze launched her first self
published book of poems, Conversations with The Human in 2018.