Tlotlo Tsamaase

Editor, Writer

Poet and content writer of fiction, poetry, and architectural articles. Editor, proofreader, interviewer and film nerd.

I am a creative writer with years of experience in several industries; I offer articles on architecture as well fictional stories. I am skilled in proofreading.

I have a degree in Bachelor of Architecture. During my undergraduate study, I received a design architecture award for my student work. In addition, I received two awards for my fiction which displayed an innovative and diverse approach.

As a columnist, content coordinator and an assistant editor, I further expanded my scope to writing construction industry articles for Boidus Focus, a leading built environment newspaper and later, whilst working at an architectural firm. I wrote more architectural articles for the acclaimed Sub-Saharan Africa: Architectural Guide by the German publisher, DOM publishers. The research articles mentioned in the preceding paragraph focused on traditional, colonial and contemporary architecture of Botswana as well as a biographical feature. I taught design courses at a design school.

I write creatively. My short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Terraform, Apex Magazine, Strange Horizons, Wasafiri, The Fog Horn magazine, and other publications. My poem “I Will Be Your Grave” was a 2017 Rhysling Award nominee. My short story, “Virtual Snapshots” was longlisted for the 2017 Nommo Awards. I am a recent mentee of Justina Ireland's Writing in the Margins Mentorship Program as and Kate Brauning's Breakthrough Writers' Bootcamp. My novella "The Silence of the Wilting Skin" is forthcoming from Pink Narcissus Press in 2020.

My writing combines the following themes/topics, blending them with sci-fi and magical realism elements into a deliciously dark surrealism: climate change, digitization, poverty, feminist sensibility, cultural awareness, media and pop culture’s message on race, racial identity, trauma and violence against women/children, and sexual identity.

Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Interview
More Information
University of Botswana, Bachelor of Architecture
Gaborone, Botswana|English

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