Nkateko Masinga


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. She is the interviewer for poetry at Africa In Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights with Africa’s leading storytellers. She is the author of a digital chapbook titled THE HEART IS A CAGED ANIMAL, published by Praxis Magazine. Her latest work has been selected by the African Poetry Book Fund, in collaboration with Akashic Books, for the 2020 New Generation African Poets chapbook box set.


the heart is a caged animal [Praxis Magazine]

Selected Writing

Catharsis [African Writer]
Collected Works [Agbowó]
Two poems [Anti-Heroin Chic]
the language of blood / rooi taal [Botsotso]
neon lights at noon [Brittle Paper]
pantoum for the parting [Every Writer's Resource]
Collected Works [Green Black Tales]
Three Poems [Nantygreens]
Collected Works [Odd Magazine]
Collected Works [Poetry Potion]
in case you stay away too long [Praxis Magazine Online]
Mermaid [Rose Quartz Magazine]
Boat With No Oar [Voicemail Poems]
Love is not sold at Balogun Market [Writers Space Africa]

Literary Interviews

Africa in Dialogue
Brittle Paper

Book Reviews

Odd Magazine

"Gau-Trained: Poems and Stories" by Flow Wellington: A Book Review by Nkateko Masinga
"The Careless Seamstress" by Tjawangwa Dema: A Book Review by Nkateko Masinga
"If They Come For Us" by Fatimah Asghar: A Book Review by Nkateko Masinga


The Kalahari Review

Breaking The Single-City Curse
Where is Home? Anywhere But Here
Today I Will Write About This Place
The Subjective Freedom of “Travelling while Black” and Coming of Age in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Konya Shamsrumi

Found in Translation

Odd Magazine

You Can’t (Yet) Sit with Us: LGBTQI+ Edition


Poets Talk: 5 Questions with Nkateko Masinga [Konya Shamsrumi]


SAFM - Interview with Shado Twala
The Future Leader Forum - Interview with Dr Nik Eberl
Massiv Metro - Interview with DJ Sbu
Power FM - Interview with Pabi Moloi
Jazzuary FM - Interview with Myesha Jenkins


Inking Out Loud [tinyletter]