Pravasan Pillay has published two chapbooks of poetry, Glumlazi (2009) and 30 Poems (2015), as well as a collection of co-written comedic short stories, Shaggy (2013). Pillay's short story collection, Crooks, is due out in 2017. He is the editor of the micro press Tearoom Books.

Andre Sales is a bookseller at Clarke’s Bookshop, and hosts occasional dinner parties at his home in the Bo-Kaap as La Petite Mort. To come to one of these dinner parties, email him at

Thando Njovane is a literature PhD candidate who dabbles in writing and other dark arts

Genna Gardini is the author of Matric Rage (uHlanga, 2015), a collection of poetry from which her contribution in this issue is taken. She currently lives in Cape Town, where she works as a teacher and critic.

Phil Kramer is a musician, dj and very infrequent animator. he is currently at work on his first studio album, end of an era. you can reach him at

Rosa Lyster is a writer living in Cape Town. Her first book of poems, Modern Rasputin, will be published later this year.

Helen sullivan is the editor of Prufrock and writes a monthly column at

Nombeko Eugenia Keke is a 63 year old curriculum adviser in Kokstad, KZN, but considers her most important achievement to having lectured at a teachers' college for over a decade. She started writing in her late 30s but has never been published. She lives in Bizana, Eastern Cape.

Mvelo Dhlamini was born in 1998. He is an aspiring astrophysicist, writer and a seasoned air-guitarist. He has an obscenely large nose and lives in Jabulani, Soweto.

Linda Yohannes is an Ethiopian writer. Her short stories have appeared on, and BBC Radio 4. She is a graduate of Addis Ababa University in English literature and a winner of the 2012 Burt Award for African Literature. Linda lives in Addis Ababa.

Kirsten Sims is an artist and illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. For enquiries about paintings please contact Salon91 Gallery: For enquiries about commercial or illustration projects please contact me