Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Mphuthumi Ntabeni is a South African author living in Cape Town. His debut novel The Broken River Tent won the University of Johannesburg Debut Novel Prize in 2019. He worked with the drama department of Rhodes University on two plays he wrote for the South African National Arts Festival about Maqoma and his half-brother Sandile, both of whom had been Xhosa chiefs. He has a passionate interest in South Africa’s frontier history and the wars of land dispossession. His most recent novel The Wanderers was published in 2021.

Golden Oldie: FIGHT WITH A PEN

The word Karoo conjures up ideas of vast empty dry land spaces to most of us. Imagine my surprise to be met by lush vegetation when I arrived in Somerset […]

LitNet: Mphuthumi Ntabeni interviews Vernon Head

Vernon RL Head is a birdwatcher and an award-winning environmentalist. He is also a South African poet, a bestselling novelist and an internationally acclaimed architect. His first book – a […]

LitNet: Mphuthumi Ntabeni interviews Sue Nyathi

This brings us to another topic that fascinates me about writing ideas. Do you think that they exist somehow in the nanosphere? That there’s an element of clairvoyance about them? […]

FIGHT WITH A PEN

The word Karoo conjures up ideas of vast empty dry land spaces to most of us. Imagine my surprise to be met by lush vegetation when I arrived in Somerset […]