Magogodi oaMphela Makhene was born in Soweto, South Africa, and came of age during the turbulent years marking the fall of apartheid. She is a finalist of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story “The Virus.” In addition to fiction, Magogodi writes non-fiction and speaks widely. She holds graduate degrees from NYU, where she was a Reynolds Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and taught Creative Writing. Her work was awarded First Prize for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics. In 2016, she won the David Relin Prize for Fiction. She is currently completing a collection of inter-woven short stories exploring the inner lives and loves of ordinary South Africans making a life in a time and place most often inhospitable to their journeys.
- The Caine Prize Shortlist
- An Interview with Magogodi oaMphela Makhene. Wasafiri. 2017
Seminar with Bushra Elfadil | February 27, 2018
Reading with Bushra Elfadil | February 27, 2018