Tebello Mzamo

Tebello Mzamo

Description of my skills:

  • Writing and editing both creative and non-creative
  • Teaching experience at both university (University of the Western Cape) and primary school (overseas) level
  • Experience in working as a freelance journalist for Groundup
  • Experience in working as a librarian at Rosebank College and a book seller at Exclusive Books

Publications and achievements:

Debut novel: I Did Not Die. Cape Town, 2023: Kwela. https://www.nb.co.za

Winner of the Open Call 100 Artists, which is organised by Artlink in partnership with the Südkulturfonds, 2022. https://www.suedkulturfonds.ch

Short fiction in FunDza Literacy Trust. Cape Town, 2022. https://live.fundza.mobi/home/library/fiction-short-stories/langa’s-truth/ 

Jakes Gerwel Foundation/ NB Publishers Writing Mentorship for Upcoming Writers, 2021. https://jgf.org.za

Short fiction in New Contrast, Winter issue 186, volume 47. Cape Town, 2019. www.newcontrast.net

Excerpts from I Did Not Die – a novella in the Rhodes University MACW literary journal, TYHINI, edited by P. Wessels and S. Hardy. Institute for the Study of English in Africa. Grahamstown, 2017.

National Arts Council funding for Master of Arts degree (Creative Writing at Rhodes University, 2016)

Short fiction in an anthology: Incredible Journey: Stories that Move You. Edited by J. Hichens (Short.Sharp.Stories competition). Cape Town, 2015: Mercury. www.shortsharpstories.com

Poem published in WritingThreeSixty. Issue 1, volume 1. Cape Town, 2015: UWC English Department.

Short fiction in Drum, Media24: June 2010, issue 921 and August 2013, issue 084. Johannesburg.

Articles online news agency, Groundup, 29 May and 26 June 2013. Available at: www.groundup.org.za/

Silver Merit Certificate Award. I’m a Writer – SABC Education competition, 2009.