Linathi Makanda


Port Elizabeth 6001

Author's Bio

Linathi Makanda is a writer and all round creative based in South Africa. Her debut poetry collection
When No One Is Watching, published by Australian publishing house Odyssey Books has since caught the 
attention of international and local masses in how emotionally gripping it is. 
Makanda is a young creative who strongly believes in the art of vulnerability and goes about her art with 
the same energy. Her photographic works, which celebrate black women in their element, have been 
internationally recognized by publications such as Vogue Italia, Color Bloc Magazine as well as 
Michigan’s Saginaw Valley State University art journal, Cardinal Sins. 
Since the publication of her collection, she has since been seen even on local platforms such as Hear My 
Voice and featured on local publication, Drum Magazine.
Makanda continues to venture into her crafts with authenticity driven by vulnerability and hopes to 
continue making her mark as a creative in many other spheres of art.

Publications & Prizes

When No-One Is Watching (Odyssey Books, 2020)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Illness/Wellness, Mental Health, Schools, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Mthatha, EC
South Africa
Eastern Cape
Raised in: 
Mthatha, EC
South Africa
Eastern Cape
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Last update: Mar 12, 2021