Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese is an award-winning poet from Durban. Having been awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Graduate School for Arts and Social Sciences, she is currently reading for a PhD at Stellenbosch University. In 2016, she published her debut collection titled Loud and Yellow Laughter (Botsotso), a cross-genre assemblage of photographs, prose and poetry experimenting with memory and documentation. Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese is the interview editor of New Contrast: The South African Literary Journal. She has published various poems in local and international poetry journals such as New Coin, New Contrast, Prufrock, Ons Klyntji, Home is No Longer Here, Aerodrome, Sol Plaatje European Union Anthology, Illuminations and Dryad Press: Unearthed Anthology. She was awarded second place for the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African Writers and Artists. Most recently, Loud and Yellow Laughter has been shortlisted for the 2016 University of Johannesburg Prize in the Debut category.
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