Vuyokazi Ngemntu

Vuyokazi Ngemntu is a writer-performer situated in Cape Town, South Africa, whose praxis uses poetry, song, physical theatre, storytelling and ritual to navigate ancestral trauma, confront inequality and inspire healing. She also has a publication history in art writing, fiction and creative non-fiction. Recent highlights include having her short story, ‘Binnegoed’ selected as the overall winner of Ibua Journal’s 2022 ‘Bold: Food’ regional. Another milestone includes having her short story ‘The Serpent’s Handmaiden’ shortlisted for the Share Africa Climate Change Fiction Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kalahari Review, Herri, Ibua Journal, Ake Review, The Culture Review, Short.Sharp.Stories, Aerodrome and elsewhere.