Madoda Ndlakuse is a Mdantsane-born, Port Elizabeth-bred storyteller, poet, writer, literacy promotion and reading initiatives activist. He is also passionate about reading for enjoyment and spends a lot of time helping community members, particularly children, to learn from their own stories. He works for Nalibali as a Literacy Development Activist. He is an author of a children’s book called Umtshato WeNtlanzi Nenkukhu and is a founder of Eastern Cape Book Festival. Contributing author to the Life Righting Collective’s This is how it is anthology.