Linathi Makanda is a writer and all round creative based in South Africa. Her debut poetry collection
When No One Is Watching, published by Australian publishing house Odyssey Books has since caught the
attention of international and local masses in how emotionally gripping it is.
Makanda is a young creative who strongly believes in the art of vulnerability and goes about her art with
the same energy.
Linathi Makanda's poetry is a work of genuine emotion and storytelling.
The poetry of Linathi Makanda is both universal and about searing personal experiences. I think each reader will find something here that particularly resonates for themselves
Makanda’s mastery of her style ensures a special accessibility and universality to her poetry. The obvious comparison is to the heartfelt fragments of Sappho’s poems, still powerful after more than 2500 years.