Dumisani Hlatswayo

Dumisani writes in both Zulu and English. His novella Inhlonipho is prescribed for Grade 9’s and explores the life of a street child who gets caught up in the drug world. Dumisani's second novel Imibala Yothando focuses on how social media shape and determine the experiences of a young girl at her new school. This novel won the Sanlam Literature Award for Youth Literature in 2017. His novel Ithuba Lesibili, which will be published by Macmillan, was shortlisted for the same award in 2014. He also writes drama, articles for online platforms and copy for US-based brands. He is based in Gqeberha.

The Rainmaker(s)

My ancestors have just conferred a new title on me, rainmaker. Although I wish I were the only rainmaker, it seems like there are two other people who don’t deserve […]