• MA (Literature: Creative Writing) summa cum laude: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College
  • BA Hons (Drama in Education and Community Theatre) cum laude: University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
  • BA (English and Drama): University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg


Awards and Participations

  •  Articulate Africa – Essence Festival Participant 2016
  • Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript 2016
  • Time of the Writer Participant 2015
  • Finalist in the SA PEN/STUDZINSKI Award 2011
  • Time of the Writer Participant 2008
  • Finalist in the HSBC/SA PEN Literary Award 2006
  • Short-listed for the HSBC/SA PEN Literary Award 2005
  • Finalist in the Jacana/EU Literary Award 2004
  • Cow Parade South Africa 2004

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