Siphiwo Mahala

SiphiwoSIPHIWO MAHALA was born in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. His short story collection, African Delights, was voted by Africa Book Club as one of the best books published on the African continent in 2011. He received the 2006 Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Award for When a Man Cries.  Upon presenting the award, Prof Belinda Bozzoli remarked, ‘When a Man Cries offers vivid insight into the painful rhythms and experiential pressures of township life, while contriving to include flashes of dark or even slapstick humour.’ He is the Head of Books and Publishing at the National Department of Arts and Culture.

 

 

Books by Siphiwo Mahala