Lebo Mashile is an award-winning poet, author, presenter, actress, and producer. She is most recognisable for her lyrical and gutsy poetry, which has captivated audiences in 28 countries over the past two decades. Lebo won the NOMA Award for Publishing in Africa in 2006 for her premier collection In A Ribbon of Rhythm (Oshun). In 2008, she released Flying Above the Sky, her second book of poetry. Her writing has appeared in literary journals and mainstream publications, and is taught in high schools and tertiary institutions across South Africa. As a recording artist, Lebo has two studio albums under her belt. 

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