Linathi Makanda is a writer and artist based in South Africa. She is the author of the poetry collection When No One Is Watching, and has been featured in Poetry Potion, Lolwe, and 20.35 Africa, where she was a part of their New Poet Series. New Plains Review, an online publication of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Central Oklahoma, featured her visual, Seasons, which combines elements of art direction, poetry, and videography. Additionally, this body of work was selected to screen at the Lift Off Online Film Festival in the UK under the Short Film category. Among the platforms she has appeared on are Hear My Voice, Salamander Ink Mag, and Busboys and Poets.