Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Mphuthumi Ntabeni is a South African author who lives in Cape Town. His debut novel, The Broken River Tent, won the University of Johannesburg Debut Novel Prize 2019. Ntabeni was also one of six writers from the African continent included in the collection of short stories, Africa Fresh! New Voices From The First Continent that was published in the US. He has worked with the Rhodes University Drama department to stage two plays which he wrote about the life and times of the Xhosa chiefs, Maqoma and his half-brother Sandile, that were featured on the South Africa’s National Arts Festival. He is trained in the economics of built environment, reads history and literature as something more than a hobby. He’s particularly passionate about the South African Frontier history and the wars of land dispossession. His most recent novel, The Wanderers, was published in 2021.