Mthunzikazi A. Mbungwana is a poet, writer, and translator. She is interested in illuminating the multidisciplinary ways of growing isiXhosa language and literature using popular culture, creative works, queer language of love, intimacy, and sex. She is a PhD candidate at the Rhodes University School of Languages and Literatures, where she also teaches part-time. Her doctoral study focuses on literary texts written by and about black lesbian South African women. She holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing in isiXhosa. She is the author of two poetry collections, Umnikelo (2015) and Unam Wena (2021).