Lebohang Masango is a PhD student and holds a Master of Social Anthropology degree from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is the award-winning 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 been awarded the 2019 Children’s Literature award in the South African Literary Awards. 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.

  • Contact hello@lebohangmasango.com to interview her or commission her for writing/ speaking/ theorising/ performing/ work.
  • You could also gift her a book from her research wishlist, labelled PhD Research.

6 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi Nova

    Hope you are well
    My name is Motso Taje I host an early morning radio show on 5fm on Saturdays. I have a feature called AwesomeZA’s where I feature young South Africans who have either started a business or a cool initiative. I would love to profile you this Saturday the feature isn’t live so I would send you questions for you to record your answers. Please let me know if you would be interested?


  2. What is the name of one your poem that features in the Hip hop musician , Reason’s song “Endurance” and is the poem published?
    The reason i ask is that i am doing a research on upcoming growing poets and i was really inspired when i heard it on the song , i really love your work 💕
    I really hope to hear from you soon 💕👑


  3. I am a Youth activist a poet/writer in the in deep rural circles of Eastern Cape,a year ago I started an organization, Khanya-Khaya Youth &Community Development(NPO) We do more than a lot but on a long run we need support/guidance from people like you,I respect your Craft and Your Drive to change the world we are living in. Its very few of us who want to change our environment. Hope this reply will find you in good health.I will be thrilled to hear your response.Looking foward to email our concept document to you.



  4. You’re amazing! Just as Roxanne Gay has been described as America’s foremost public academic I think you’re Africa’s foremost young radical feminist, social comentator, writer, artist public academic as well.


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