Mpumelelo Cilibe was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he still resides. He currently supervises MA Creative Writing students at Rhodes University, Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He also writes plays, non-fiction, fiction and children's stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. The first story I ever wrote was an article on pollution when I was still a junior high school kid. I remember how one senior girl doubted that I could write like that.
The six stories in this short collection are a mixture of old and new pieces , some of which have previously been told to young pre-school audiences in South Africa. They were well received, which encouraged the author to make them available in this format.