Mxolisi Nyezwa was born in 1967 in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth and still lives there, at 4 Madala Street. He is the author of two books of poems, and founder and editor of Kotaz, a bilingual literary magazine based in the Eastern Cape. In 2009 he won the Thomas Pringle award for poetry. He runs a spaza shop from a container in an informal housing settlement in Motherwell township, selling vetkoek, loose cigarettes and airtime to the community.
Song Trials (Gecko, 2000) (poetry)
New Country (UKZN Press, 2008) (poetry)
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