Mpumelelo Cilibe


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.

Smashwords Interview

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.
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These Hands Are Clean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Plays » American / African American
This short one-act play involving four characters is about a high ranking South African politician who has amassed sudden wealth through corruption.He, however , ends up in prison.
Madliwa And The Crocodiles + 5 Other South African Children's Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
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.
A Poem is Not a Bomb
You set the price! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
A collection of poems with subjects spanning the old and the new South Africa.

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