Nkateko Masinga

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Pretoria, GT
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Author's Bio

Nkateko Masinga is an award-winning South African writer and spoken word artist. She is a 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency, a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow and a Golden Key Scholar. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. In 2019, she won the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award. Nkateko is a literary interviewer and the director of the Internship Program at Africa in Dialogue, as well as the founder and managing director of NSUKU Publishing Consultancy. She is the author of a digital chapbook titled the heart is a caged animal, published by Praxis Magazine. Her latest chapbook, Psalm for Chrysanthemums, was selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books to be published in the 2020 New Generation African Poets chapbook box set. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa's 2021 International Writing Program (IWP). In 2022 she was selected by News24 as one of South Africa's 30 Young Mandelas of the Future.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Chapbook:
Psalm for Chrysanthemums (Akashic Books, 2020)
Journals: ,
New Coin
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Trampset
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Spoken Word

Performances:
Bodies Under Siege (2022)
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Open Book Festival (2022)
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The New Generation African Poets (2020)
,
Brussels Planetarium Poetry Festival (2019)
,
TEDxJohannesburgWomen (2019)
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The Cosmos Tribe (2019)
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Anacostia Arts Center (2018)
,
Busboys and Poets Brookland (2018)
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CANVAS Institute of Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement (2018)
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Lagos International Poetry Festival (LIPFest) (2018)
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Poetry Africa Festival (2018)
,
67 Poems for Freedom for Mandela Day (2017)
,
Ake Arts and Book Festival (2017)
Prizes won: 

Brittle Paper Anniversary Award Winner (2019)

https://brittlepaper.com/2019/12/the-201...

News24 Young Mandela Winner (2022)

https://www.news24.com/news24/specialrep...

 

 

 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Tjawangwa Dema; Dami Ajayi; Katleho Kano Shoro; Ladan Osman; Safia Elhillo; Warsan Shire; Nayyirah Waheed; Yrsa Daley-Ward

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Black, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, Mental Health, Women
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Pretoria, GT
South Africa
Gauteng
Raised in: 
Pretoria, GT
South Africa
Gauteng
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Last update: Oct 09, 2022