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 teaches at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies
where she was awarded an
Excellence in Teaching Award for Creative Writing in 2021.
She runs the Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative
to empower young Black women in Africa to write and publish their own stories,
and is constantly fundraising to
assist grandmothers in Soweto with caring for children
who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
She is the co-host of the popular podcast, The Shit No One Tells You About Writing,
which is aimed at helping emerging writers become published.
She's an experienced public speaker who is in great demand
for various events.
Listen to interviews and podcasts in which she talks about growing up in South Africa,
as well as what inspired her to write her novels.
We are still celebrating women and their wonderful literary contributions in publishing. Here, we have @naledimashishi author of Invisible Strings, recipient of the Casa Lorde Writers Residency founded by @MahlapeThabiso @BiancaM_author and Eunice Ngogodo.#WomensMonth2021 pic.twitter.com/CDJgIfAZ1T— BlackBirdBooks (@_BlackBirdBooks) August 10, 2021