Sindiwe Magona

Award-winning storyteller, motivational speaker, actor, Xhosa teacher and translator, Sindiwe Magona received the Molteno Medal (Gold) for her contribution to isiXhosa language and culture; the Premio Grinzane Terre D’Ontranto for writing books that reflect social concerns; the Literary Lifetime Award for her contribution to South African Arts; the White Ribbon Award for her latest novel, Beauty’s Gift, in recognition of her championing of the rights of women and children. She is currently Writer-in Residence at the University of the Western Cape. She has written over a hundred books for children of all ages.

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