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Ani Kayode Somtochukwu

Ani Kayode Somtochukwu is an award-winning Nigerian writer and Queer Liberation activist. His work interrogates themes of queer identity, resistance and liberation and has appeared in literary magazines across Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.His work has received wide recognition, having been longlisted for the 2017 Awele Creative Trust Prize and the 2020 Afritondo Short Story Prize. He was shortlisted…

Modupe Oloruntoba

Modupe Oloruntoba joins us as part of the Tinzwe Media and World Arts Agency, In My 20s collaborative project. Modupe Oloruntoba is a writer & consultant in Johannesburg, working in fashion & beauty. After graduating from CPUT as a fashion designer in 2013, she took a peek at fashion media and never looked back. She has 8 years of content…

Umar Abubakar Sidi

Umar Abubakar Sidi is the author of the poetry chapbook, The Poet of Sand (Saraba, 2004) and the poetry collection, The Poet of Dust (KonyaShamsRumi, 2019). Sidi’s work is majorly premised on the exploration of the body, soul and spirit from Sufi and Surrealist perspectives. His work has appeared in Brittle Paper, Sentinel Nigeria, Saraba Magazine, Jalada, Transition Magazine and…

Elna Schütz

Elna Schütz joins us as part of the Tinzwe Media and World Arts Agency, In My 20s collaborative project. Elna is a South African freelance journalist working in audio and writing for local and international media. She also works in podcast conceptualisation and production for organisations and publications. Elna is the founder of Podmeet, a networking project for podcasters. She…

Karabo Mafolo

Karabo Mafolo joins us as part of the Tinzwe Media and World Arts Agency, In My 20s collaborative project. Karabo is a Cape Town-based journalist for the Daily Maverick. She completed her undergraduate degree in Gender Studies and Sociology, as well as her postgraduate degree in Gender Studies, at the University of Cape Town. Her interests are African literature, pop culture, feminism…

Estée de Villiers

Estée de Villiers joins us as part of the Tinzwe Media and World Arts Agency, In My 20s collaborative project. Estée is a creative photographer, ice cream-lover, and smol child at heart. Originally from Joburg, she now calls Cape Town home (and talks about the weather all the time). She studied journalism undergrad at the University of Johannesburg and did her Honours at…

Alan Paton Will Trust

[Alan Paton image for express use by the World Arts Agency and by permission of the Alan Paton Will Trust.] How to apply for Copyright and/or Permission from the Alan Paton Will Trust: Do you need to include work by Alan Paton in an anthology, essay, book, digital resource, musical setting, broadcast, film or other context? The Alan Paton Will…

Rebecca Sibanda

Rebecca Sibanda joins us as part of the Tinzwe Media and World Arts Agency, In My 20s collaborative project. Rebecca Sibanda is a Zimbabwean born, South African based constitutional law and human rights expert. She is a fierce advocate for the rights of vulnerable women and children and the equitable access of socio-economic rights for all. Rebecca spent six years in the non-profit…