Press. For Immediate Release.
The Konya Shamsrumi family is pleased to announce that poet Nkateko Masinga is joining us from South Africa as columnist.
Nkateko, who is now in Zimbabwe for the #LitFestHarare2019, is currently shortlisted for the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award 2019. She has two poetry books, the heart is a caged animal (Praxis Magazine Online) and psalm for chrysanthemums (APBF, edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani) forthcoming in 2020.
Nkateko Masinga is a South African poet and 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. Her written work has appeared in Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, the U.S. journal Illuminations, UK pamphlet press Pyramid Editions, the University of Edinburgh’s Dangerous Women Project, and elsewhere. She is the Contributing Interviewer for Poetry at Africa In Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights with Africa’s leading storytellers.
Nkateko Masinga will join Andrea Grieder, Maryam Gatawa, Tinashe Tafirenyika and SAI Sabouke as columnist-bloggers for Konya Shamsrumi.
The release of Umar Sidi’s The Poet of Dust and Richard Ali’s The Anguish and Vigilance of Things has drawn attention of the African Poetry community to our press. We are pleased to inform you that in the first quarter of 2020, we are set to release two chapbooks by Rasaq Malik Gbolahan and Funmi Gaji.
On behalf of the Konya Shamsrumi family, I welcome you to Africa poetry press.