Loic Ekinga


Unit D9, Elephant Mews
Vanderbiljpark 1911

Author's Bio

Loic Ekinga Kalonji is a Congolese poet, storyteller, and a screenwriting enthusiast. His work in poetry and fiction focuses on the human experience and memories.

Author of the poetry chapbook How To Wake A Butterfly with Australian publishing house Odyssey Books, Loic has gone on to be featured in many online publications such as Type/Cast Magazine, Ja. Magazine, Poetry Potion, and The Kalahari Review. His experimental chapbook Twelve Things You Failed at As A Man Today was an honourable mention by JK Anowe for Praxis Magazine Online.

In addition, his short story ‘Loop’ has been adapted into a short film. He is a finalist of Poetry Africa’s Slam Jam competition 2020. Loic currently resides in the south of Johannesburg where he reads, writes, and daydreams.

Publications & Prizes

How To Wake A Butterfly (Odyssey Books, 2021)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Immigration, Men, Women
Born in: 
Kinshasa, KN
Congo (Kinshasa)
Raised in: 
South Africa
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Last update: May 23, 2021