Thabiso Mahlape

Thabiso Mahlape is a trailblazing publisher who is the owner of Blackbird Books. Blackbird Books, a globally recognised publishing house, was founded in August 2015, the first black owned publishing imprint in South Africa. The launch of Blackbird Books transformed the South African literary landscape and since 2015, Blackbird has put an immense amount of effort in pioneering and establishing a home for new African narratives and stories that reflect the African experience. Publisher/writer/speaker/businesswoman Mahlape holds a Bachelor of Information Science degree specialising in publishing from the University of Pretoria.