Kwazi Ndlangisa

Kwazi Ndlangisa is a multi-award-winning poet from South Africa, an author of Collecting Self and Vukani Kusile, a translator and imilolozelo singer based in Durban but rooted in the rural areas of UMzimkhulu, on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

 

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

 

Ndlangisa is the Founder and Managing Director of IKhambi Writers Hub and the KZN Provincial Coordinator at Cultural & Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA).

 

ACCOLADES:

 2021 – Sol Paatje European Union Poetry Prize

 2021 – The Book Behind Awards; Best English Poetry Writer

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

 2018 – Word N Sound Awards; Perfect Poem (Kwelamathongo)

 2017 – DFL Lover + Another; National Poetry Slam Champion

 2016 – KZN Young Achievers Awards; Best Poet

 2014 – Original Material Awards; Best Male Poetry Performer

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 2022 – Between The Silence – Poetry for Human Rights: Poetry Anthology (RSA)

 2021 & 2019 – Sol Paatje European Union Poetry Anthology (RSA)

 2021 – World Poetry Tree; An Anthology for Hope, Love and Peace (Dubai)

 2021 – Unmute; Poetry Africa Anthology (RSA)

 2021 – New Coin Poetry Magazine (RSA)

 2020 – Di-verse-city Annual Anthology (USA)

 2020 – Collecting Self; Poetry Chapbook (RSA)

 2020 – The Griots of Ubuntu; Contemporary Poetry from Africa (Kenya)