Phangisile Mtshali


I love myself, family, and Africa. I enjoy farming, music, writing, reading sci-fi/fantasy and traveling.

I was born to the Mtshali Clan in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. That is on the east coast on the southern tip of Africa. Mine was a farming family, where music was a hobby and singing a daily activity.

I am a proud mother to Chikondi Mangaliso Msizi, a wife to Sihlwele Manciya and sister to Lindiwe, Jabulani, Bonginkosi, Muzomuhle and Zipho. Oh, my friends are the family members I have chosen and adopted.

I trained as a journo and I masquerade as a farmer and hotelier ( I am a social entrepreneur dedicated to helping communities in the fight against HIV in Africa, viral Hepatitis and Diabetes in China and India. My motto is: "Communities have an in-built ability to survive - they know best what is good for them and they know how to put their 'collective' foot down."

When I grow up I will be a sci-fi and fantasy writer, a public speaker and continue to see the world. For now I want to share with you about my life, my travels and the (unbelievable) people I meet."

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
The SAGA of the Seven Suns series 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7 - Science fiction at its best.
Modesty Blaise by Peter O'Donell kept me through my teenage years and gave me love of reading and writing,
Describe your desk
cluttered to the visitor, organized chaos to me.. there is a system in that clutter I know every piece of paper and every scribble
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Where to find Phangisile Mtshali online


Makoti Enters the Kraal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Ndiwe is Makoti - a new bride of the Mantshinga family. Madly in love and excited for her new life, she soon realises that not all is as it seems, in particular the strange, menacing family cat, Madevana. Just what role does the feline play in the family? And why is she treated with such respect and awe?

Phangisile Mtshali's tag cloud

africa    culture    mythology    occult    south africa    witchcraft    zulu