Black Girl Live Guest Lecture presented by Maneo Mohale

The Black Girl Live Fellowship produces and commissions experimental, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary stories made by black and queer women storytellers.


This year, we invite two guest lecturers to speak to us about shifting narratives.


Our first guest for this year's series was Maneo Mohale, who spoke to us on Black feminist image-making.


Against Sisterhood: Who gets to Be & Who gets to See?


How does the Image affect how we form community? In this chat, we be explored Black feminist image-making and unmaking, in an effort to get at how who we get to see, and who we get to be.


Watch the talk



Maneo Refiloe Mohale is a South African editor, feminist writer and poet. Their work has appeared in various local and international publications, including Jalada, Prufrock, The Beautiful Project, The Mail & Guardian, spectrum.za, and others. They’ve served as a contributing editor for The New York Times and i-D, among others. They were Bitch Media’s first Global Feminism Writing Fellow in their inaugural 2016 class, where they wrote on race, media, sexuality and survivorship.

They have been long-listed twice for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Award, and their debut collection of poetry, Everything is a Deathly Flower was published with uHlanga Press in September 2019. In 2020, they were shortlisted for the Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize, the youngest finalist of that year. In 2021, Everything is a Deathly Flower won the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry.