Lebohang Masango is a PhD student and holds a Master of Arts in Social Anthropology 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 and the Exclusive Books IBBY SA Award for Best Writer. She has also written The Great Cake Contest as part of the voluntary literacy initiative Book Dash in 2018.
Lebohang is the UNICEF Volunteer Program Ambassador and an inaugural Zanele Mbeki Fellow in feminist leadership. As an Anthropologist, she has lectured first years at North West University and has upcoming academic publications in the fields of Medical and Social Anthropology. She is also a poet and a writer working in service of her feminist politics. With her immense passion for children’s literacy, Lebohang regularly hosts storytelling sessions in schools, bookshops and community libraries. Lebohang has been published in Mike Alfred’s Twelve + One (Botsotso, 2014) a poetry 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. She currently narrates the South African Radio Awards-nominated Sunday afternoon audio-documentary What’s Wrong With Groovin’ on Kaya FM.
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