Mathapelo Mofokeng is a writer from Johannesburg. In 2018 she completed an MA in scriptwriting at the London University of Goldsmiths, after being awarded the Chevening Scholarship. Her short films have screened at BFI Soul Connect, Underwire, London Shorts, and Aesthetica, among others. Her short story and essay publications include adda, Gagosian Quarterly, Popshot Quarterly, and Goldsmiths Press. Mathapelo was longlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, and is currently working on her debut novel, ‘The Ministry of Sadness’, a work of speculative fiction that weaves magical realism into the historical events of South Africa.