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Meet the Team

These are the people behind Africa in Dialogue, who work full time behind the scenes to make the voices of Africa flourish.


Gaamangwe Joy Mogami

Gaamangwe Joy Mogami is a poet, filmmaker and interviewer from Gaborone, Botswana. Her work has been published in various African and International magazines. She is the Founding Editor of Africa in Dialogue. Gaamangwe works full-time as a Multidimensional Oracle & Ascension Guide, specializing in Quantum Inner Child Healing, Ancestral Miasma Healing, DNA Regeneration, Soul Retrieval & Rehabilitation, Timeline Clearing & Template Deprogramming, Sacred Feminine Healing and Soul Mission Activation. She is the founder of Warrior Mystery School & Warrior of Light Show.
Founding Editor (Botswana)

Nkateko Masinga

Nkateko Masinga is an award-winning South African poet and 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. In 2019, she won the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award. Nkateko is an interviewer and director of the Internship Program at Africa In Dialogue, as well as the founder and managing director of NSUKU Publishing Consultancy. She is the author of a digital chapbook titled THE HEART IS A CAGED ANIMAL, published by Praxis Magazine. Her latest work has been selected by the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books for the 2020 New Generation African Poets chapbook box set.
Nkateko Masinga - Internship Program Director
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR (south africa)

Meet the Interns

April - September 2021

Africa in Dialogue Internship Program



Aisha Kabiru Mohammed

Aisha Kabiru Mohammed is a law student at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Kaduna state is her home town. Aisha is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her pieces revolve around identity, feminism, and the African mind and body as political and spiritual entities. In 2019, Aisha won the inaugural Andrew Nok Poetry Prize, awarded by YELF. She later judged the 2020 edition of the prize. When she isn't studying law and writing, you can find her drinking tea, reading, stroking cats and volunteering to spread mental health awareness and to end SGBV. Aisha currently hosts a podcast segment for Ayamba LitCast called Poet Box Series.
Aisha Kabiru Mohammed
Contributing Interviewer for creative non-fiction (Nigeria)



Tom Patrick Nzabonimpa

Tom Patrick Nzabonimpa is a writer from Kigali. He writes creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and screenplays. He was a resident at the 2020 Pen Pen African Writers Residency, second edition in Nairobi, and has won the 2020 Empower Africa Now Writing Contest in the short story category.  Tom's works have appeared and are forthcoming in Brittle Paper, Twaweza Anthology, African Autograph, HQAfrica and WSA Magazine, among other places. He is a columnist at The New Times and the Country Coordinator of Writers Space Africa, Rwanda Chapter (WSA-R). He is also working on his debut novel. When he is not writing, you can find him drinking chai. 
Tom Patrick Nzabonimpa
Contributing interviewer for creative non-fiction (Rwanda)



Charity Ngabirano

Charity Ngabirano is a Ugandan lawyer and short story writer. She worked with the Centre for African Cultural Excellence as the project coordinator for Writivism in its inaugural year, 2013. Her work has appeared in The Kampala Sun, Afreecan Read Magazine and is forthcoming in Sahifa magazine. She lives in Kampala with her husband and their two beautiful daughters as a full-time mother.
Charity Ngabirano
Contributing interviewer for fiction (Uganda)



Kris Van der Bijl

Kris Van der Bijl is currently reading for a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town. His interests lie in African Literature in English. He writes short stories, poetry, book reviews and interviews. His writings have been published in the likes of Brittle Paper, LitNet, Lucky Jefferson and JA Magazine. He hopes to one day be called up-and-coming. 
Kris Van der Bijl
Contributing interviewer for Fiction (South Africa)


Tamanda Kanjaye

Tamanda Kanjaye is a meticulous and versatile Malawian writer, poet and editor with a distinct storytelling and creative style. She romanticises the gritty ebb and flow of the human experience and explores  the concepts of tenderness, vulnerability, self-destruction and the idea of possible salvation and redemption. Tamanda has a scattering of published pieces and has been shortlisted in a few competitions. She studied journalism at The University of Malawi, The Polytechnic. She lives with her mother, her six dogs and her two plants in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Tamanda Kanjaye
Contributing Editor (Malawi)


Wambua Paul Muindi

Paul Wambua Muindi is a final-year student of literature and political science at the University of Nairobi. He was nominated for the 2020 Afro Bloggers Awards and is a Contributing Editor at Writers Space Kenya, an offshoot of Writers Space Africa. He is a highly motivated, self-driven and committed individual who is always seeking new challenges which require innovation and adaptation. He is a resourceful team player, a goal-driven leader, result-driven and oriented as well as an innovative problem solver. Importantly, he is a life and literature enthusiast.
Wambua Paul Muindi
Contributing eDITOr (Kenya)


Lesego Ramahobo

Lesego Ramahobo is a Digital Marketing professional, wordsmith and activist. With experience spanning 5 years, he has worked with multinational companies and market leaders across various sectors.  Furthermore, he is a published English-to-Setswana translator by Facebook.  Lesego maintains a healthy relationship with reading and writing, occasionally writing for social media and contributing to online articles. He is currently working on a series of articles titled Thinking About a Thing, exploring themes including human rights, the very vast dynamic of Blackness and language.
Lesego Ramahobo
Social Media Manager (Botswana)

VOLUNTEERS

jUNE - DECEMBER 2017

Chelsea Haith

WordPress Specialist (South Africa)

Awetse Motlhabane

Pinterest Manager (Botswana)

Ejiofor Ugwu

Literary Researcher (Nigeria)

Kearoma Mosata

Twitter Manager (Botswana)

Miriam Watsemba

Instagram Manager (Uganda)

Alicia Connolly

Visual Director for Social Media (Botswana).

interns

february - august 2019

Tshepo Phokoje

Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction (Botswana)

Helen Ajayi

Interviewer for Visual Arts (Nigeria)

Elelwani Netshifhire

Interviewer for Film (South Africa)

Timi Odueso

Social Media Manager (Nigeria)

interns

february - august 2019

Tshepo Phokoje

Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction (Botswana)

Helen Ajayi

Interviewer for Visual Arts (Nigeria)

Elelwani Netshifhire

Interviewer for Film (South Africa)

Timi Odueso

Social Media Manager (Nigeria)

interns

OCTOBER 2019 - aPRIL 2020

Peter Akinlabi

Contributing Interviewer for Poetry (Nigeria)

Ugochukwu Damian Okpara

Contributing Interviewer for Poetry (Nigeria)

Ope Adetayo

Contributing Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction (Nigeria)

O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

Contributing Editor (Nigeria)

Barakat Akinsiku

Contributing Interviewer for Fiction (Nigeria)

Ifeanyichukwu Peter Eze

Contributing Interviewer for Fiction (Nigeria)

Tega Oghenechovwen

Contributing Editor (Nigeria)

interns

MAY 2020 - OCTOBER 2020

Chisom Okwara

Contributing Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction (Nigeria)

Edith Knight Magak

Contributing Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction (Kenya)

Davina Philomena Kawuma

Contributing Interviewer for Fiction (Uganda)

Saliha Haddad

Contributing Interviewer for Fiction (Algeria)

Jaliya The Bird

Contributing Interviewer for Poetry (Angola)

Gerry Sikazwe

Contributing Interviewer for Poetry (Zambia)

Kylie Kiunguyu

Contributing Editor (Kenya)

Tinotenda Heather Mavunga

Contributing Editor (Zimbabwe)

Desmond Efe-Khaese

Social Media Manager (Nigeria)

Mutsa Diana Shiripinda (1991 - 2018)

Africa in Dialogue would not be possible without the influence and contribution of Mutsa Diana Shiripinda, a warrior who has since joined the ancestral realm. 

Mutsa Diana Shiripinda was a 20-something Zimbabwean spoken word poet and broadcast graduate. Born in Harare and raised in Gaborone, Botswana; Mutsa was the first person ever interviewed by Africa in Dialogue’s founding editor. She was the visual director of Africa in Dialogue’s first issue.

We continue the work in her honor. Read her work at www.kadzidistrict.wordpess.com