Authors birthday: August

Thando Mgqolozana (born Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August 1983) is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar, a recipient of the Golden Key International Honour for Scholastic Achievement, and one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans of 2010.He has previously worked as a researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council and is now based at the University of Cape Town.

Mgqolozana is the author of Hear Me Alone (2011), A Man Who Is Not a Man (2009), a novel that enjoyed critical success and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and Unimportance (2014).

  • 1.Sharon Mills Draper – 21 August 1948
  • 1.Yambo Ouologuem – 22 August 22, 1940
  • 2.Tchicaya U Tam’si – 25 August 1931 – died 22 April 1988
  • 1.Sherley Anne Williams – 25 August 1944 – died 6 July 1999
  • 3.Thando Mgqolozana – 27 August 1983
  • 4.William Modisane – 28 August 1923— died 1 March 1986
  • 2.Rita Frances Dove – 28 August 1952
  • 2.Carlene Hatcher Polite – 28 August 1932 –died 7 December 2009
  • 5.Barry Streek – 30 August 1948 – died 21 July 2006
  • 3.Elvania Namukwaya Zirimu – 31 August 1938 – died 31 October 1979
  • 4.Leroy Eldridge Cleaver – 31 August 1935 – died 1 May 1998
  • 3.Lorenzo Thomas – 31 August 1944 –died 4 July 2005
  • 6.Falaba Issa Traoré – 1930 – died 8 August 2003
  • 7.Sibusiso Nyembezi 1919- died 2000
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