Linathi Makanda is a writer and artist based in South Africa. Her debut poetry collection, When No One Is Watching (Odyssey Books), has received both local and internatonal aclaim on how emotionally gripping it is. Her photographic works have been featured in international publications such as Vogue Italia, Color Bloc Magazine as well as Michigan’s Saginaw Valley State University art journal, Cardinal Sins. Her visual, Seasons, which blends elements of art direction, poetry, and videography has been featured by New Plains Review, a platform by the College of Liberal Arts at the University Of Central Oklahoma. This body of work was also recently selected to screen at the Lift Off Online Film Festival in the UK under Short Films. She has appeared on local platforms and publications such as Hear My Voice, and Drum Magazine. Linathi continues to venture into her craft driven by passion and hopes to continue exploring other avenues of creative expression.