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Bongani Kona

Associate Lecturer — UWC Department of Historical Studies

Panel Moderator: A Story of Bones

Bongani Kona holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town and he is editor of Our Ghosts Were Once People: Stories on Death and Dying (2021). He is a member of the curatorial collective behind the Archive of Forgetfulness project and is one of co-editors of the 2017 Short Story Day Africa anthology, Migrations. His writing has been broadcast on BBC and appeared in a variety publications and anthologies including Chimurenga, The Baffler, and Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction. Kona was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2016 and he was awarded the Ruth First Fellowship in 2019.