Linathi Makanda

Linathi Makanda is a multidisciplinary artist based in South Africa.


She is the author of the poetry collections When No One Is Watching and I Say These Things To Myself, and has been featured in Mental Realness Magazine, Poetry Potion, Lolwe, and 20.35 Africa, where she was a part of their New Poet Series. New Plains Review, an online publication of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Central Oklahoma, featured her visual, Seasons, which combines elements of art direction, poetry, and videography. Additionally, this body of work was selected to screen at the Lift-Off Online Film Festival in the United Kingdom under the Short Film category. Among the platforms she has appeared on are The Luupe, Hear My Voice, Drum Magazine, Salamander Ink Mag and Busboys and Poets. Makanda is also the Senior Editorial Writer at California-based publication ColorBloc Magazine, where she has worked with artists such as Kah-Lo, Muzi, Nikiwe Dlova, and others.