Vuyelwa Maluleke is a performance poet, scriptwriter, and actor, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from the University of Witwatersrand. She was shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2014. A slam champion of the Word and Sound 2015 Poetry league competition with an essay in the recent publication of Selves: An Afro Anthology of creative non-fiction 2018. Maluleke, who is the Co-creator of the choreopoem NO ONE WANTS A BLACK WOMAN WITH A MOUTH (2016) describes her work as an attempt to archive, retell, and give names to the personal experience of Blackness, Girlhood, and Womanhood. She is currently a Masters in Creative Writing candidate at the University previously known as Rhodes. She is the author of the chapbook “Things We Lost in the Fire,” included in Eight New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set.