Malika Ndlovu | ZAKHENI

Malika Ndlovu

Malika Is an internationally published South African poet, playwright, performer and arts project manager. With a Degree in Performing Arts (1993) and Diplomas in Arts Administration (1995) and Advanced Theatre Research (1999-2000), she has wide range of experience in the Arts and Arts Management arena. Between 2007 and 2010 she was project manager for the Africa Centre’s Badilisha Poetry X-Change an international poetry festival. She is currently guest curator and presenter for BadilishaPoetry.com, a unique African poetry podcasting platform. Malika was a founder-member of Cape Town-based women writers’ collective WEAVE, co-editor of their multi-genre anthology Ink @ Boiling Point: A selection of 21st Century Black Women’s writing from the Southern Tip of Africa (2000). In 2004 she initiated the And The Word Was Woman Ensemble of female performance poets and later that year joined The Mothertongue Project, a collective of performing artists, writers and visual artists. Her poetry publications include Born in Africa But (1999) Womb to World: A Labour of Love (2001), Truth is both Spirit and Flesh (2008), a poetic memoir entitled Invisible Earthquake: a Woman’s Journal through Stillbirth (2009) and two published plays A Coloured Place (1998) and Sister Breyani (2010). As an independent artist and in collaboration with artists of various disciplines, Malika offers professional creative facilitation and produces multi-media, site-specific works diverse under the company banner ART on SITE dedicated to “healing through creativity.”