My name is Nomali Cele. I'm 25 (b. 1992). I live in Soweto, South Africa with my kid sister, who isn't that much of a kid anymore and is still the best to ever human. I used to have a lot of empty diaries, which were joined by clothes at some point. I still have the clothes, which I sell here. I enjoy listening to songs on repeat, listening to my sister's voice notes, to my sister's stories.
Outside of this blog, I interview people, write nonfiction observations about culture and becoming, fictions about black girls, so too many drafts. I founded, edit and curate a zine called Uju, which features works by black women of African experience and pov. I'm still trying.
Nomali from Soweto is my inconsistent personal blog that I started in 2011 at an internet cafe. This is where I come to figure things out or, embarrassingly, when I think I've figured things out.
Tweet, email or dm me. Invite me for a glass of oros, to sleep on your sofa in another city. I'm open to money, always, so you can commission or reprint my work or collaborate. I love scones. I did this boring FAQ