Portrait of Thabani Tshuma

Thabani Tshuma

Thabani Tshuma is Zimbabwean born and raised, living abroad for the greater part of the last decade. His work is influenced by the myriad identity challenges of the diaspora, expatriates and immigrants, while also addressing awareness around addiction, mental health and generational trauma. 

He is currently in his final year of studying journalism, was a 2019 Hot Desk Fellow, a featured author with Djed Press, Slamalamadingdong’s 2019 Grand Slam champion, a member of the National Poetry Slam's winning team, ranked among the top 50 slam poets worldwide at IWPS 2019 and winner of the 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, People's Choice and Conveners' Choice awards. Writing is the aperture through which he views the world and experiences self in relation to others.