bandile-gumbiBandile Gumbi holds a BA Social Science from the University of Natal . Since 2000 she has performed in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, mainly at poetry clubs and art exhibitions. She is a founding member of 3rd Eye Vision, an artist-administrated interdisciplinary arts organisation based in Durban. She has also collaborated with visual artists and participated in interdisciplinary arts workshops and exhibitions in Cape Town through Thupelo Workshops organised by Greatmore Studios. Her poetry has appeared in magazines and journals in South Africa ; the established feminist journal Agenda has published her prose and short fiction.

Gumbi has worked as production assistant on various Centre for Creative Arts festivals such asTime of the Writer, Poetry Africa and the Durban International Film Festival, also theAwesome Africa Music Festival, and is currently part of the threesome organising music gigs under the theme ‘Waiting For The Music’. Her self-published Pangs of Initiation was recently launched in Durban.