Phelelani Makhanya is a South African writer and poet. His work has been published in major South African literary journals such as New Contrast, Botsotso, Litnet and others. His poetry has also appeared in The Kalahari Review and Praxis as well as in the Avbob Poetry Project. He has performed his poetry around the country, including Poetry Africa 2011 and Poetry Africa 2018. He has also shared the stage with prominent poets such as Gabeba Baderoon, Myesha Jenkins, Lebo Mashile, Joshua Bennett and others and is a member of the WPM (World Poetry Movement). He has two published poetry collections: This Time I Shall Not Cry (2018) and My Fathers’ Blazer (2019).
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