is a South African
Founder of Siyafunda Online, an independent publisher of picture books in indigenous languages, Siya's works may be described as visceral whilst maintaining a simplicity which makes learning a new language easy.
A recipient of the David Koloane Arts Writing Award, Siya has written reviews on arts and has authored and self-published graphic novels,
uNjabulo: emkhathini, uLanga and KwaNhliziyo-Ngise.
of South Africa through
Siya has collaborated with well-known South African charities and organizations that aim to uplift the children of South Africa through reading and education. These include Book Dash, Puku Children's Literature Foundation, NICE Magazine and Ethnikids.
Reviews by Siya
Isifikile ngaleli hlobo i-inthanethi esikoleni sikahulumeni saseSoweto, Emseni Primary School. Sekudlule iminyaka engu-31 lesi sikole singanayo i-inthanethi ephephile futhi ethembekile. Lesi yisigameko esingokomlando uma sikhumbula ukuthi lesi sikole sabantu abamnyama sinabafundi abangu-500. Othisa kade befundisa ngesiZulu futhi bafundise ngesiNgisi uma...Read More
UManzekhofi nezaKhe iyona incwadi engiyifunde ngihleka unomphela ngingakwazi ngisho ukuyibeka phansi. Kodwa okungemnandi ngayo, ukuba mfishane kwayo. Ngithe ukuyibuka kancane, ngizikhumbuza lezo zindawo ezinmandi kanye nezibuhlungu. Ngakha imifanekiso emqondweni, ngibuye ngiyibhidlize leyo mifanekiso ngiphinde ngakhe eminye imifanekiso. Kubekhona into ethi...Read More
Igama lami nguSiya Masuku. Ngikhulele eSoweto, ilokishi eliziqhenya ngokuhluka kwezilimi, eNingizimu-Ntshonalanga neGoli, eNingizimu Afrika. Ngikhule ngesikhathi lapho ezweni lethu isiNgisi sasiphakanyiswa kakhulu. Thina abebafunda ezikoleni zasemadolobheni sasingavunyelwa ukukhuluma izilimi zethu zendabuko. Ngakuvumela lokhu kucindezelwa kolimi lwami lokuzalwa, ngifaka isandla ekucindezelweni...Read More
Art by Siya
isiZulu fun and easy
Siya illustrated the images using the "negative and positive space" method. This is to influence the viewer to create parts of the image out of imagination; a great visual tool to help children improve their creativity.