Dumisani Sibiya was born in 1976 in Nquthu, Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Sibiya is an award-winning novelist who writes predominantly in IsiZulu and holds an MA in Publishing Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.
In a career spanning nine years, Sibiya has published three novels, five collections of short stories, and three collections of poetry. His debut novel, Kungasa Ngifile (2002), was a runner-up for the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, while his second novel, Ngidedele Ngife (2006) won the award in 2006. Both novels were shortlisted for the M-Net Literary Award.
His third novel, Ngiyolibala Ngifile (2010), was awarded Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature in 2010 and the K. Sello Duiker Memorial Literary Award during the 2011 South African Literary Awards. His first collection of short stories, Imikhizo (2004), was runner-up for the Muntu Zulu Award for Short Stories in 2005.
One of the leading contemporary novelists in the isiZulu language, Sibiya has published articles in local and international academic journals. He has taught at Wits University and worked in the publishing industry for many years. He currently works as a publisher with Clever Books Pty Ltd.
(2002). Kungasa Ngifile. Cape Town: Tafelberg.
(2006). Ngidedele Ngife. Cape Town: Tafelberg.
(2010). Ngiyolibala Ngifile. Cape Town: Tafelberg.
(2012). Amazolo Ayizolo. Cape Town: Via Afrika.
(2004). Imikhizo. Macmillan South Africa: Johannesburg.
Sibiya, EDM et al. (2011). Izinzulu ZikaZulu. Macmillan South Africa: Johannesburg.
Mdluli, S.R. (editor) (2005). Isiqongo. Pretoria: Stimela Publishers.
Makhambeni, N. (editor) (2007). Sidla ingqatho nefutho. Pretoria: Afritude.
Ntuli, C.D. (editor). (2006). Senz' Okwethu. Pretoria: Stimela Publishers.
(2007). Izinyosi. Roodeport: Vivlia Publishers.