Thando Mgqolozana is a South African novelist. His books include A Man Who is Not a Man (2009), Hear Me Alone (2011), and Unimportance (2014). He was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans (2016), and was awarded the Mandela Rhodes (2006) and Canon Collins (2018) scholarships. His is the co-author of Inxeba: The Wound (2018), an Oscar-shortlisted, record breaking film. He is the founder of Abantu Book Festival, a ground-breaking annual literary event staged in Soweto.