Bandile Gumbi is a KwaZulu Natal raised creative writer who has been into the craft since 2000. She has self-published a poetry collection "Pangs of initiation" in 2004. Bandile's poetry and prose are published in a poetry collection title "Basadzi Voices" published by University of KwaZulu Natal Press in 2006, journals and e-zines. She performs and exhibit poetry by fusing different art disciplines as she believes that all arts come from the same creative source. She has worked with artist collectives 3rd Eye Vision in Durban, EVE Network in Johannesburg and she is a member of Dead Revolutionaries Club. In addition to her poetry she has been working in the arts and culture sector since 2002 in various capacities ranging from Artist Liaison to Project Management.