Unathi Magubeni

Unathi Magubeni is a South African writer, sangoma and trainee herbalist, who left the corporate world in 2009. His first book, a collection of poetry called Food for Thought was published in 2003. Nwlezelanga, The Star Child, his debut novel was long-listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016 and the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize 2017. Unathi uses his writing as a healing response to current cultural norms.

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