Mathapelo Mofokeng

Mathapelo Mofokeng is a screenwriter and author from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has written for audio drama, television, and short films on a range of themes. Her films have screened at Underwire, London Shorts, BFI Soul Connect, Aesthetica, Heart of Gold and Manchester Film Festival, among others. Her writing has appeared in Gagosian Quarterly, Adda, Popshot Quarterly, and has been anthologised in the Catapult Best Short Stories Anthology, and The Future of Media.

She is a recipient of the PEN America Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, and fellowships from MacDowell, Miles Morland, Camargo, and Chevening and is a graduate of the Goldsmiths MA Scriptwriting programme.

Mathapelo is currently adapting her prize-winning short THE STRONG-STRONG WINDS (PEN/Dau Prize 2021) with animators Lisa LaBracio and Anna Samo creators of THE OPPOSITES GAME.


Represented by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie