Bianca Marais is the author of the beloved Hum If You Don't Know the Words and If You Want to Make God Laugh.
She holds a certificate in creative writing from the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies,
where she now teaches creative writing.
Before turning to writing, she started a corporate training company and
volunteered with Cotlands, where she assisted care workers in Soweto
with providing aid for HIV/AIDS orphans.
She runs the Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative
to empower young black women in Africa
to write and publish their own stories.
Originally from South Africa, she now resides in Toronto with her husband.
Listen to interviews and podcasts in which she talks about growing up in South Africa,
as well as what inspired her to write Hum If You Don't Know the Words: