Xolisa Ngubelanga is a THINKER: writer, youth development facilitator, theatre maker and activist from the Eastern Cape Province; South Africa. As a youth facilitator he has volunteered at various schools in Port Elizabeth working with under resourced schools to instil a proactive and progressive culture in students through literature. In 2004, he co-founded Uhuru wa Maisha Arts and Culture Movement where he was made chairperson despite being the youngest member. He is co-founder and director of Jo Kinda – People through which he strives to create and improve the learning spaces and culture in township schools. Through the collective, runs public speaking and drama classes. As a writer Xolisa Ngubelanga has written numerous plays including Flamebook, Dinner with Bantu and Pieces of An African Drum which have toured South Africa and won numerous awards. He is currently enrolled with Rhodes University doing his Masters degree in Creative Writing.
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