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Soweto born Siya Masuku is a South African graphic novelist

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.

Siya's achievement & work

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.

Uplifting the children of South Africa through key collaborations

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.

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Books by Siya

KwaNhliziyo-Ngise

Graphic Novel

Language: isiZulu
Written & illustrated by Siya Masuku
Edited by Mpumie Njobe

Books by Siya

uLanga

Graphic Novels

Language: isiZulu
Written & illustrated by Siya Masuku
Edited by Mpumie Njobe

Books by Siya

uNjabulo: emkhathini

Graphic Novels

Language: isiZulu
Written & illustrated by Siya Masuku
Edited by Mpumie Njobe

Books by Siya

uNjabulo: emkhathini

Graphic Novels

Language: isiZulu
Written & illustrated by Siya Masuku
Edited by Mpumie Njobe

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Reviews by Siya

A People of the World

Maxhosa by Laduma has been showing the world how Africa glows with pride. I learnt this on my first visit to the Johannesburg-based factory of the knitwear brand in 2018. In fact, “knitwear brand” makes me cringe. Maxhosa by Laduma...

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Ubumnene Obedlulele

Ngelinye ilanga ngavakashela abangani bami, uThabo noLudwe, ngamangala uma ngifika ngibabulisa bengitshela ukuthi wusuku lokuzalwa lwendodakazi yabo uLiyana. Nango-ke eseza egijima ezongibingelela. Wangigabisela, ethi yena useneminyaka emine. Saphela sonke yinsini, kodwa sizama ukuzifihla ukuze angaphoxeki. Kuthe ngihlezi noThabo sinethezekile, weza...

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Art by Siya

Siyafunda: isiZulu
makes learning
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.

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