Tjawangwa Dema, born 1981 in Gaborone, Botswana, is a poet and cultural creator. She curates and produces literary festivals and events, holds seminars and conducts workshops. Her poetry collection “The Careless Seamstres” was awarded the Sillerman First Book Prize For African Poets in 2018. A selection of these poems was published in German under the title “Die Meuterin” (Verlag parasitenpresse 2022). Her most recent volume “an/other pastoral” (2022) was nominated for several prizes and was named Notable African Book by Brittle Paper magazine.