Athol Williams is a social philosopher and poet from Cape Town. He has published two collections of poetry and a children’s book and edited a collection of poetry at Harvard University. His poems have been published in New Contrast, Inky Needles and Clare Market Review. He is the founder of READ TO RISE, an NGO that promotes youth literacy in South Africa. He holds degrees from Harvard, London School of Economics, M.I.T., London Business School and Wits.