Magona, Sindiwe

About Sindiwe Magona

Biography (South African History Online)



Shober, Dianne. "Review of Chasing The Tails of My Father's Cattle." Literator, vol. 38, no. 1, 2017

"Review of Forced to Grow." Sister Namibia, vol. 28, no. 1, 2016

Schatteman, Renée. "Review of Mother to Mother." African Studies, vol. 67, no. 2, 2008



Beautement, Tiah. "An Interview With Sindiwe Magona." Short Story Day Africa, 20 Jul. 2016

Koyana, Siphokazi, and Rosemary Gray. "An Electronic Interview with Sindiwe Magona." English in Africa, vol. 29, no. 1, 2002

Attwell, David, et al. "Interview with Sindiwe Magona." Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 46, no. 1, 2000



Autobiography/Life Writing

From Robben Island to Bishopscourt (2011)

Forced to Grow (1992)

To My Children's Children (1990)



Chasing The Tails of My Father's Cattle (2016)

Beauty's Gift (2008)

Mother to Mother (1998)


Children's and Young Adults' Books

Books and Bricks (2016)

The Woman on the Moon (2014)

The Ugly Duckling (2011)

The Best Meal Ever! (2006)


Short Story Collections

Push Push (1996)

Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night (1991)


Poetry Collections

Please, Take Photographs (2009)



Vukani! (2007)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Sindiwe Magona About Herself. YouTube, 19 Aug. 2018

Sindiwe Magona on South Africa’s Cultural Life, Peaceful Resistance to Subjugation, Love of Children and Contemporary Women’s Issues. YouTube, 2 Jan. 2017

Dr. Sindiwe Magona Shares Her Personal, and Thought-Provoking Story. YouTube, 7 Dec. 2016