Lebohang Masango is a PhD student and holds a Master of Social Anthropology degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is the author of children’s book, Mpumi’s Magic Beads (David Philip Publishers, 2018), which is available in all 11 of South Africa’s official languages. The book has also been shortlisted for a 2019 South African Literary Award in the Children’s Literature Award category. She has also written The Great Cake Contest as part of the voluntary literacy initiative Book Dash in 2018. She is a UNICEF Volunteer Program Ambassador and an inaugural Zanele Mbeki Fellow in feminist leadership. She has also been identified by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a #Goalkeeper, one of the young people working to realise the United nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is a poet and a writer working in service of her feminist politics. As an Anthropologist, she has lectured first years at North West University. She regularly hosts storytelling sessions for children in schools, bookshops and community libraries. She currently hosts the Word N Sound Poetry League, a monthly open mic challenge aimed at developing young poets in Johannesburg. Lebohang has been published in Mike Alfred’s Twelve + One (Botsotso, 2014) an anthology of Johannesburg poets and To Breathe Into Another Voice (Real African Publishers, 2017), a Jazz poetry anthology edited by Myesha Jenkins. She has read her poetry in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK.
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