MONGI MTHOMBENI REVEALS HIS FIRST LOVE & HIS CREATIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH LONDON

Mongi Mthombeni (Illustration by Ansel Neckles)

A long-time alumni of the Royal Court’s writing programme, Mongi Mthombeni – aka Mongiwekhaya – is an active member of PlayRiot – a collective of activist-driven playwrights in South Africa. With film, TV, theatre, performance and sci-fi aspirations in his creative portfolio, he’s driven by a robust desire for authenticity through storytelling. His work has included the facts and fictions of post Apartheid South Africa, with themes including language, identity and police brutality, all of which underpinned his play I See You – a self described ‘African noir with rays of sunshine’…

This interview, by Nana Ocran, was first published in partnership with Let’s Be Brief in October 2018.