Koleka Putuma was born in Port Elizabeth in 1993. An award-winning performance poet, facilitator and theatre-maker, her plays include UHM and Mbuzeni, as well as two plays for children, Ekhaya and Scoop. Her work has travelled around the world, with her poetry garnering her national prizes, such as the 2014 National Poetry Slam Championship and the 2016 PEN South Africa Student Writing Prize. She was recently named as one of Forbes Africa’s ’30 under 30’. Her debut collection, Collective Amnesia, was published in 2017 by uHlanga and is currently in its seventh print run.